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NO ANSWER AS YET.
SECRETARY OLNEY'S NOTE TO
The TfMtoelan Matter Exhaustively Dlf
ratted Tbe Hoorat Doctrine So Clear
ly Expounded that There Can Be No
Misunderstanding of America' Posi
tion When the Document Wa )f ailed.
Mr. Olney to Mr. Bull.
New Yosx, Oct. 26. A special to
the Herald from Washington says
-that additional particulars have just
been ascertained concerning the con
tents of Secretary Olney's note to
Great Britain on the Venezuelan mat
ter. It is a communication of about
8,000 words and contains a full review
of the efforts which the United States
has repeatedly made to secure a set
tlement of the long standing dispute
between Great Britain and Venezuela.
It describes the history of the Monroe
doctrine, points out the applicability
of this doctrine to the boundary dis
pute, and then declares the principle,
which is the vital part of the note an J
the great principle for which the
United States is now contending
namely, that no European power shall
- enlarge its territorial dominion on the
American continent by means of force.
From this basis Secretary Olney pro
ceeds to declare that arbitration is
obviously the only just method by
which Great Britain can hope to reach
a settlement of her dispute with Ven
ezuela. Such arbitration, he says, the
United States is now, as formerly,
willing to promote and facilitate. But
lie is as emphatic as language permits
in the declaration that any attempt to
reach a settlement of the contention
by means of force would be regarded
as an act unfriendly to the United
Secretary Olney is careful to point
out in this note that the United States
has no opinion to olfer concerning the
merits of Great Britain's dispute with
Venezuela. So far as the United
States knows, either party to the con
tention may be in the "right. But he
reviews tli history of the territorial
m!.-?ur.derstan'tiiig between Venezuela
on the one slue and Great Britain
on the other in order to show
mot conclusively that doubts do
exist as to the right of either
disputant; that Great Britain has
at various times herself admitted the
existence of the doubt, arising through
a series of complications, imperfect
descriptions and indefinite treaties.
He establishes, as it appears, beyond
contravention, that the dispute is of
that character where no absolute right
nor clearnesa.of title exists with either
party, and tfrat the 'quarrel is essen
tially one of those misunderstandings
Veteen nations which, by innumera
ble international precedents, are pro
perly to be adjusted by means of ar
bitration. Having, thus effectually estopped
any possible plea that th territory in
question is indisputably English soil
and therefore coming within that rule
that no nation can submit to arbitra
tion as to title to its own territory,
Secretary Olney again declares that,
through the Monroe doctrine, the
United St3tes has a right to a voice in
the settlement of this matter, and that
his voice is raised to urge that the dis
pute be settled by arbitration.
Tr.e Secretary takes the ground that
arbitration may confirm Great Brit
ain's jurisdiction over all the disputed
territory. If this should be the find
ing of the tribunal, the United States
would henceforth respect that de
cision; but, he holds, thit until Great
Britain's title shall have been passed
upon by such tribunal, the United
States is and will continue to be a
party to the question.
Ten or eleven weeks have now
elapsed since this important communi
cation was placed in the hands of the
British government, and no other re
scoase has been received than a formal
acknowledgement. The officials would
very much like to have a reply before
Congress convenes, but they are by no
means sanguine that their wishes will
be complied with. In any case, the
probabilities are that the President
will officially make known the con
tents of Secretary Olney's note in his
The Kenlt of an Old Fend.
Nashville, Tenn., Oct. 26. Dib
brell Walker of Cookville was shot and
killed at the Union depot by young
Terry also of Cookville. Some time atro
Terry's brother killed Walker's broth
er in the mountains, and since then
there has been bad blood between the
Train Robber Girder Captured.
Guthrie, Okla., Oct, 26. Mike Gir
der, the last one of the Nate Sylva
gang of train robbers, who operated
so successfully in this territory for
years, was last night lodged in the
federal jail here, having been captured
in the Osage reservation by a posse of
Jabei S. Balfour on Trial.
London, Oct- 1'6. The trial of Jabez
M. Balfour, formerly a member of
parliament, and said to have been the
prime mover in the manipulations
which resulted in disaster to tbe Lib--erator
group of companies, and who
was extradited from the Argentine
ilepublic after much delay, was begun
to-day in the Queen's Bench division
of the hiirh court of justice.
C oRrrs Christi, Texas, Oct. 26. Said
I'itzsimmons: "Corbett has acted a
-rov.ard and a sneak in the whole busi
ness, and if I ever meet him I'll tell
him so to his face. I intend to com
plete my four weeks training at this
place, tight or no fight "
No Discourtesy Intended.
Lonion, Oct. 26. The Chronicle
says: Needless comment has been
made on Ambassador Bayard's absence
from Lord Salisbury's usual Wednes
day reception at the foreign office. No
discourtesy was intended. Mr. Bay
ard, in accordance with the diplomatic
custom, awaits Lord Salisbury's an
v. swer to his dispatch regarding Venez-
auu uwtgd uuh uccu bu iKrsuuaiijr
attend until the answer is forthcom-
mg. ivora oaiisDury will possibly
send an answer to-day. Perfectly
friendly relations exist between the
two countries. -
paris, texas. sensation.;
v. Mr. Hardin Assaulted by Editor t
O. H. P. Garrett. i
- aris, Texas, Oct. 26. There was a 1
lively affray on tbe streets yesterday ;
afternoon between Rev. Mr. Hardin. '
pastor of the West Paris Baptist
church, and O. H. P. Garrett, city ed
itor of the Daily News. It had been
reported that Rev. Mr. Hardin had de
nounced the Catholic churcn and had
said that he had as soon his family
would associate with the most aban
doned and degnHed women as with
the Sisters of Charity and that these
women were of easy virtue.
Garrett, whose wife is a Catholic
and a most estimable lady,
approached Hardin and asked
h m if he had said it, with a view to
publishing it as a news iteai Hardin
said he had and reiterated it in the
strongest language he could employ.
Garrett censured Hardin severely,
when the reverend gentleman became
angry and declared that he was not
afraid of any Catholic, their kin folks
or friends. As he turned away he ap
plied an insulting epithet to Garrett,
who struck him over the head with
his unbrella. A policeman immedi
ately arrested Garrett, whereupon
Hardin drew his knife and made sev
eral efforts to cut him. Hardin was
then arrested for disturbing the peace
and making an assault.
Closed. Ag-alnt Americans.
Washington, Oct. 26. Apparently
the British authorities feel they have
gone as far as prudence and courtesy
permits in assisting in the education
of our naval constructors, for the
Navy department has been notified
that hereafter no American naval of
ficers will be permitted to take the
course at the: Greenwich Royal School
of Naval Architecture, a privilege
which has been enjoyed by them for
many years, with such signal benefit
that they have usually graduated at
or near the head of their classes. The
Glasgow school and that at Paris,
however, are; still open to our young
constructors, and with the opening of
the Cornell course on naval architect
ure the Navj' department feels it can
get along very well.
Incersoli for Annexation.
Bloomington, II L, Oct. 2o. Colone
Robert G. Ingersoll addressed the an
nual reunion of the Soldiers and Sail
ors Association of McLean county
here yesterday afternoon. In the
course of his remarks he advocated
strongly the annexation of Canada,
Hawaii and Cuba. The stars and
stripes should wave over all the coun
try from the Gulf of Mexico to the
Arctic ocean. He also emphatically
favored recognition of the Cubans as
belligerents. His sentiments were re
ceived with thundering applause.
The Cuttings Reconciled.
New York, Oct. 26. The Morning
Advertiser sa.ys that Robert Livingston
Cutting, who married Minnie Selig
man, the actress, and was disinherited
by his father, has effected a reconcilia
tion with his family. The young man
and his wife are traveling in Europe
with his mother and it is said Minnie
Seligman Cutting has promised to
leave the stage and that Mrs. Cutting
will leave most of her fortune to her
For a Washington Exposition.
Washington, Oct. 26. The sugges
tion that a great exposition, marking
the close of the present century, be
held in Washington in the summer of
1900, is meeting with much favor here.
Besides commemorating the close of
the century, such an exposition would
mark the centennial anniversary of
the founding of the seat of govern
ment in the District of Columbia.
MIfcftouri Editors in Convention.
Warren sb ubg, Mo., Oct. 26. Abom
150 editors are attending the Missouri
Press Association meeting at Pertle
Springs. This morning papers were
-ead by W. L. Robertson of Platts
burg, F. W. Rauchenstein of Clayton,
md Jchn A. Knott of Hannibal, and
discussion were led by II. F. Childers
of Troy, ITring Gilmer of Liberty and
Z. EL McEae of Rolla. In the after
noon papers were read by J. A. Hud
son of Macon, J. T. Bradshaw of Le
banon, R. W. McMullin of Hillsboro
md J. G. Gailimore of Salisbury.
Campos Narrow Escape.
Havana, Oct. 26. Captain Genera.
Martinez de Campos arrived here
shortly before noon from Cienfnegos.
In his journey from Ciego de Avila to
Sauti Spiritns he was escorted only by
i detachment of 100 -cavalrymen and
vas attacked by a band of insurgents,
whom he routed after a sharp fight.
During the engagement his cloak was
pierced b7 eight bullets and a bullet
went through his saddlebag.
Van Bokkelcn Pleads Guilty.
Chicago, Oct. 2G. Ross C. Van Bok
elen, ex-teller of the Merchants Loan
md Trust company, who was brought
back from Mexico, charged with steal,
ing $40,000 of the company's funds,
pleaded guilty to-day and was given
in indoterminate sentence. He was
of good family, and had been a society
and club man.
Fine Offer for a College.
Chicago, Oct. 26 Dr. D. K. Pear
son last night offered to give $150,000
to the Mount Hoi yoke, Mas3., Female
?oilege, provided the Chicago alumnae
should raise the endowment to $200,-
000. The occasion was the annual i
meeting of the alnmnae.
California's Jlleutenant Governor Dean
Los Angeles, Cal., Oct. 26. Lieu
tenant Governor Spencer Millard died
last night after an illness which had
extended over nine months.
Sir Robert Peel Compromises.
Losdox, Oct. 26 Sir Robert Pee
has compromised with his creditors at
50 per cent. Mrs. Langtry, who, it
was rumored about a month ago, was
contemplating marriage with Sir Rob
ert as soon as she obtained a divorce
from her husband, was among these
persons to whom he was indebted.
Palmes Will Not Run Again.
Chicago, Oct. 26. A special to the'
News from Springfield, I1L, says that
United Statss Senator John M. Palmer
ha.s authorised the announcement that
he. will not be a candidate for re
UNCLE SAM'S STAND.
HIS POSITION REGARDING VEN
EZUELA. It Will be Firm and Uncompromising
Onr Government Not Seeking m Quar
rel With England, bat Determined to
Prevent tbe Extension of European
Dominion on Tbis Hemisphere Under
any Guise Views of Senator Cullom.
The Monroe Doctrine.
Washington, Oct. 25. While it is
absolutely true that 'for the first time
in many years work at the navy yard
and gun factories goes on night and
day and that the successive notes on
the Venezuelan affair have brought
that controversy to a stage where
England must assent or dissent to the
Monroe "doctrine. with hostilities
in the latter event, there is no
basis whatsoever for attribut
ing to the administration the
purpose to seek a quarrel for the quar
rel's sake as a domestic political ex
pedient and there is not in the exist
ing situation the least suggestion of
theatrical display. There is a firm,
well considered determination to pre
vent the extension of European do
minion on this hemisphere under any
guise, though the petty turbulences of
the sub-tropic regions will not be re
garded by thd United States.
Diplomatic circles are growing some
what skeptical respecting the cor
rectness of the London dispatches
which announces that the ultimatum
has been sent by Lord Salisbury to
Venezuela. It is shown in the case
in point that, although the arrest of
colonial officers at Uruan occurred
in November last, no official cogni
zance of the matter was taken by
Great Bjitain until recently. Under
these circumstances the probability
of an ultimatum being suddenly
sprung is seriously doubted, though it
is not questioned that Lord Salisbury
has sent a communication to the
Caracas government directing their
attention to the arrest of Sergeant
Behrens and asking for an explana
tion. If the Venezuelan explanation
should not be satisfactory, then, it is
said, Great Britain might, with pro
priety, respond with an ultimatum.
Senator Cullom said last night just
before his departure for Illinois:
"There is no question about the sen
timent in Congress being in -favor of
the upholding of the Monroe doctrine.
I suppose the doctrine will be de
clared in some more or less formal
manner by Congress, and if the
situation demands that anything
be done to enforce its observ
ance. Congress, I think, can be
relied upon to act promptly. Great
Britain does not seem to care very
much for our opinion or our wishes
and we must maintain our own dig
nity and uphold our own rights. It
looks as if most of the foreign powers
had begun to feel that the United
States was getting too powerful to
maintain the old attitude of indiffer
ence toward the affairs of the world,
and as if they saw in our increasing
strength some imagined danger to
themselves. They seem to be bridling
up and displaying a disposition to
press us back, forestalling any possi
ble aggressiveness on our part.
SENATOR HILL SPEAKS.
Makes a Charactetisitic Speech at a Big
New York, Oct. 25. Senator Hill
was the central figure in the exeat
Democratic mass meeting under the
auspices of the State committee,which
was held at Cooper Union last night.
Fred R. Coudert acted as chairman,
and with a few complimentary re
marks introduced Senator HilL
The Senator declared that the prin
ciples of the Democratic party were
so plain and explicit that they do not
need to be avoided. We have dodged
nothing in the campaign and we are
attempting to deceive no one. If we
are right we want to win, and if we
are wrong we deserve defeat. 1
On the tariff bill enacted in 1894 by
the Democratic party he said: "It has
been in operation only a little over
qne year. That time has not been
ample to demonstrate its value and
usefulness. It is to be regretted that
it has not met the full expectations of
its friends in realizing sufficient rev
enue to prevent deficiencies, but this
consolation exists, that even if there
must be some deficiencies for a brief
period, there has been no unnecessary
extravagant taxation imposed under
its provisions. Sufficient time has not
elapsed to determine accurately
whether its reduction were all wise or
justi6able, but it is believed in the end
it will result in damages."
VENEZUELA WILL RESIST.
President Crespo Says They Will Oppose
Any English Aggression.
Caracas, Oct. 25. President Crespo
was asked to outline the position of
Venezuela in regard to the aemand of
Great Britain that reparation be made
for the arrest of British subjects and
that a settlement of the boundaries
between the countries be arranged.
While the President of the Republic
maintained a certain degree of diplo
matic reserve, it is said on the highest
authority that the government, as
well as public opinion, does not ex
pect any attempt at unjust aggression
on tbe part of England, and confides
in the Monroe doctrine.
Should, however, such aggression
occur, Venezuela will resent heroic
ally. The Venezuelan government is
still officially uninformed in regard to
'Thirty Thousand Dollars to Find We
Were on a Dead One," Says Tendlg..
Hot Spkixgs, Ark., Oct 25 Dan
Stuart left yesterday for Dallas and
Vendig will leave to-day. Vendig
said upon hearing of the Supreme
court's decision: "It cost us $30,000 to
find we were on a dead one."
Corbett will probably furnish peace
bonds and start for - Chicago via St.
Louis. There is no forfeit in the
Maher-O'Donnell fight, but Smith and
Ryan will be paid $500 apiece.
"Val Hoffman, the Chicago brewer,'
offers $5,000 for a private meeting be
tween Corbett and Fitzsimmons.
England's Claims to the Entrance te tbe
Yukon Country Objected to.
Seattle, Wash., Oct. 25. The agi
tation of the Alaska boundry question
has been taken up by the American
residents of Juneau, and a move
is now being made to form a
boundary club at that place to keep
the people and the government fully
alive to the danger of losing the in
valuable Yukon mines.
The situation is given by G. B.
Swineheart, editor of the Alaska Min
ing Record, at Juneau, who is now in
this city. "If England can effect an
entry to the Yukon country," he said,
"she will be satisfied, and she hopes to
accomplish that object by securing
Dyea inlet as a port of entry. She
will also try to obtain Annette Island,
but will waive that and all other con
siderations in order to control the rich
mines of the North. She would un
doubtedly relinquish all claims to the
rest of the territory to gain her end
and, if she succeeds, we might as well
give up any claim on Alaska."
INDIANS AND CHINAMEN
American Missionary Society Discusses
the Interests of These People.
Detboit, Mich., Oct. 25. The
intellectual and spiritual conditions
of the Indian and Chinaman
were the subjects of earnest
solicitude at the opening session of
the second day of the American Mis
sionary Association convention. Sec
retary CL J. Rider of New York
dircussed "The Indian Factor in the
Indian Problem." Rev. Dr. Nehmia
Boynton of Massachusetts, said the
Indian needed law, land, love, liberty
and learning. Rev. Sherrod Soule of
Connecticut, said the condition of the
Association treasury showed some
thing lacking. It co'sts 1,000 to edu
cate an Indian and SI, 000, 000 to kill
Professor C. W. Henderson of Louis
ana made an address in which he de
plored the condition of the negro
youths of that state. He said only a
few schools were provided by the
state, and the blacks grew up in
ignorance and sin.
Senator Boar Re-elected President Deep
Sympathy Expressed for Armenia.
Washington, Oct. 25. At to-day's
session of the national conference of
the Unitarian church the following
resolution, offered by the Rev. S. J.
Barrows of Boston, was adopted:
'Resolved, That this conference ex
tend its deep sympathy to the
suffering people of Armenia, whose
loyalty to their Christian faith
has brought upon them anew the
tenible rigors of persecution from
which they have suffered for
centuries. In the name of humanity
we protest against the outrages
committed under the Turkish misrule.
We recognize the responsibility of the
treaty powers to secure governmental
reform, the better administration of
justice in the courts and the enjoy
ment of perfect liberty of conscience.
We look with expectation and confi
dence to the results of the determined
action of the English government in
The annual election of officers re
sulted in the re-election of United
States Senator Hoar of Massachusetts,
as President: the Rev. W. D. Moore
house of New York, as General Secre
tary, and William Howell Reed of
Boston, as Treasurer.
Arrested for Causing a Wreck.
Mexico, Mo., Oct. 25. L. E. Julian,
conductor of the fast freight train
which caused the fatal wreck
at Martinsburg Tuesday night, was
arrested and brought here to-day.
The warrant was sworn out
by Wabash officials, who charge him
with criminal negligence in failing to
see the red lights on the train stand
ing at the Martinsburg depot and stop
ping his train in time to prevent the
collision and the death of two men.
Julian will give bond for $500 for his
appearance next Wednesday.
Aged Lore Not Serene.
Waseca, Minn., Oct. 25. CL G. Jen
nings, aged 38, and Mrs. Freda Eng
ling, aged 76, both of New Richland,
were married yesterday. The match
was opposed by Jennings' children,
especially as his first wife had been
dead but four months. In his settle
ment with his children, before the
marriage, it developed that he was
worth over S-30,000, mostly in notes,
while the assessor's books showed his
personal property to be valued at but
8200. The grand jury investigated
and indicted him.
Ex-Cashier Farrar Must Go to Jail.
Peebt, Okla., Oct. 25. Fred W.
Farrar, ex-cashier of the defunct
First State Bank, was taken before
Justice Cone this morning and gave
So, 000 bonds, but was immediately
rearrested and taken before Jus
tice Walker and a $2,500 bond demand
ed, which he has not given and is not
likely to give. He has been guarded
by officers for ten days. People who
lost in the failure of the bank declare
that he shall go to prison.
Mrs. Parnell Sold Out.
Bobdentowjt, N. J., Oct. 25. The
cry of the auctioneer has been heard
throughout Ironsides, the home of
Mrs. Delia S. Parnell, and the house
which was the birthplace of the moth
er of Charles Stewart Parnell, and
which has been her residence for many
years, is practically dismantled, Some
of the relics went at ridiculously low
prices. The total receipts of the sale
wUl scarcely reach $.00.
Internal Revenue Receipts Small.
Washington, Oct. 25. The state
ment prepared at the internal revenue
bureau of the collections of internal
revenue during the first three months
of the present fiscal year show the
total to have been $37,74,478, as
against $58,045,103 for the same period
las year. The amounts from the sev
eral 'sources of revenue are given as
follows: Spirits, $18,852,058, decrease
from the same period last year, 21,
302,364; tobacco, $3,075,545, increase,
$460,600; fermented liquors,$10,3S9,100,
increase $792,620; oleomargarine, $338,
834, decrease $137,504; miscellaneous,
39,470, decrease $113,992.
CLEVELAND IN DIXIE.
THE PRESIDENT AND PARTY AT
Tenor of His Publte Remarks Lessons
to He Learned by the People From the
Great Enterprise Set Forth In Strong
Words The Nation's Future Depends
Upon tbe Support of CnselBsh Policies.
Cleveland at Atlanta.
Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 24. To-day was
perfect in every way and the thousands
of visitors swelled the throngs on the
streets to immense proportions so that
locomotion soon became difficult. The
presidential party spent the morning
quietly at the Aragon until 1 1 o'clock
when they were driven rapidly to the
exposition grounds without any pa
rade whatever. Inside the gates
the military was already gathered.
After the review the president was
introduced by President Collier of the
exposition company. President Cleve
land's appearance at the front of the
stand was the signal for an outburst
of applause from the multitude. He
"Mr. President: On my own behalf
and for my co-laborers in the execu
tive branch of our government who
have accompanied me, I thank you for
your kind words of greeting. We are
here to congratulate you and your as
sociates upon the splendid success of
the exposition you have set on foot
and upon the evidences you have
gathered, chiefly illustrative of South
ern enterprise. Southern industry and
Southern recuperation But we are
also here to claim a share in the pride
of your achievement. No portion of
our countrymen, wherever found,
can exclusively appropriate the
glory arising from these sur
roundings. They are proofs of
American genius and Industry which
are the joint possession of all our
people, and they represent triumphs
of American skill and ingenuity in
which all our citizens, from the high
est to the humblest, have a proprietary
right. While my fellow citizens of
Georgia and her neighboring states
may felicitate themselves to the fullest
extent upon such evidences as are here
found of the growth and prosperity of
the interests and enterprises in which
they are especially concerned, I can
not be deprived of the enjoyment
afforded by the reflection that the
work they have done emphasizes in
the sight of the world the immense
resources and indomitable thrift of
the people of the United States.
It seems to me the thought may be
suggested as not inappropriate to this
occasion, that what we see about us is
an outgrowth of another exposition in
augurated on American soil more than
a century ago, when a new nation was
; exhibited to the civilized world, guar
anteed and protected by a constitution
which was ordained and established by
the people of the United States, with
the declared purpose of promoting
their general welfare and securing the
blessings of liberty to themselves and
"The success which has attended
the exposition of products and manu
facturers is not altogether due to the
quality of the soil or character of the
people in any of the contributing
states, but it rests largely upon the
fact that these states are members of
a beneficiently governed nation,
whose natural resources and advant-
t ages everywaere nave oeen ae
i veloped and improved by the
I influence of free institutions, and
i whose people have been stimulated
j and encouraged by the blessings of
' personal liberty. A contemplation of
government easily reminds us of the
importance of a hearty and united
co-operation in their support and pro
tection. We should lovingly watch
and guard it, not only because we are
recipients of its precious gifts, but for
its own sake, and because it has been
put into our hands in sacred keeping,
to prove to the world that man can be
trusted with self government.
"We shall walk in the path of patri
otic duty, if remembering that our
free institutions were established to
promote the general welfare, we strive
for those things which benefit all our
people, and each of us is content to
receive from a common fund his share
of the prosperity thus contributed.
We shall miss our duty and forfeit our
heritage if, in narrow selfishness, we
are heedless of the general welfare
and struggle to wrest from the Gov
ernment private advantages which
can only be gained at the expense of
our fellow countrymen.
"I hope I may therefore be per
mitted in conclusion to suggest, as a
most important lesson taught by this
occasion, the absolute necessity to our
national health and welfare, and con
sequently to our individual happiness
as citizens of a careful discrimination
in our support of policies and in our
advocacy of political doctrines be
tween those which prompt the
promotion of the public welfare
and those which seem to simply
serve selfish interests. If we are
to enjoy the blessings our government
was framed to fairly and justly bestow,
we shall secure them in due time, by
cultivating a spirit of broad American
brotherhood and insisting upon such
conduct as will, within the spirit of
the golden rule, promote the general
Daring Burglars Foiled.
St. Joseph, Ma. Oct. 24. Burglars
made an attemj-j to gain entrance to
the vault of the Citizens' bank at Ore
gon. Ma, early yesterday morning.
Dynamite was used, and the building
vras badly damaged by the terrific ex
plosion. The vault was blown to
pieces, but the steel box containing
the bank's funds remained closed. The
robbers escaped, but are being pur
sued. COLD BLOODED MURDERS
Crazy Bruce Collan Shoots Down Phillip
Frick and Martin Koch.
El Ek3o, Okla., Oct. 2. A doublr
murder occurred in Washita county,
eighty miles west of here, on Boggy
Creek, on last Friday morning about
10 o'clock, at which time Crazy Bruce
Collan murdered in cold blood Phillip
Frick and Martin Koch. It seems that
Frick and Koch, two Germans, were
witnessed "-$nst Collan's father, who
had a d-vlty with a German last
fall in wj '--split the German's
head ooef --.'--.
JIM CORBETT RETIRES.
Announces That He Has Quit the Prise
Hot Spketg 3, Ark., Oct. 24. "I
have fought my last fight. I hereby
announce that I have retired from the
ring, and will give the championship
belt to the winner of the Maher
This unexpected announcement was
made last evening in the rotunda of
the Arlington hotel by James J. Cor
bett, a short time after indulging in &
stormy interview with Martin Julian
whom he had come up from his train
ing quarters to see and endeavor to
persuade to agree to postpone the
meeting with Fitzsimmons until No
vember 11. The champion had just
partaken of a hearty dinner, and had
a cigar in his hand, and, turning to a
friend at his elbow, remarked: 'I
have quit training, and here goes for
my first smoke." So saying, he lighted
his cigar and leisarely puffed at it.
I will leave here to-morrow morn
ing with my party for St. Louis. I
have lost four months in training and
allowing myself to be dragged from
one point to another. I am satisfied
now this man Fitzsimmons does not
want to fight, and will not be here to
meet me. If he is anxious to fight
why doesn't he come on right now, be
fore there is a law passed in this State
to prevent us from meeting? He wont
fight, and I don't intend to lose any
more time fcoling with him."
Julian had only to say that on the
morning of the 31st Fitzsimmons name
would be found on the register of the
Arlington hotel; that he would be
ready to meet Corbett then, and no
sooner or later, and that if Corbett
was not here he would claim the for
feit and the championship of the
An hour later Corbett chaDged his
mind about leaving for St. Bonis, and
gave it out that he would remain here
until after the 31st, come what would.
Martin Julian has submitted a prop
osition to Mayor Waters, in which he
agrees to fight Fitzsimmons against
Corbett for a purse of SI 0,000 on Octo
ber 31, provided the affair is taken out
of the hands of the athletic club. The
matter is being considered.
At a late hour last night Martin
Julian accepted an offer of a 810,000
purse by the Hot Springs Athletic club
for a fight on October 31, under its di
rection. Julian at once started for
Spring Lake to confer with Corbett.
who declared early in the day that he
would fight for any kind of a purse
on, before or after October 3'.
AN IMPORTANT RULING.
rbe Gorernment's Responsibility for tbe
DellTery of Postal Matter.
Jefferson City, Mo., Oct. 24. Judge
Adams of the Federal Court made a
ruling here yesterday in regard to the
Government's jurisdiction over postal
matter that is of much importance.
Charles Dorton, a negro employed by
Warden Pace at the penitentiary to do
odd jobs and carry the United States
mail to and from the prison, was in
dicted for rifling letters of valuables,
such as money, postal notes, stamps,
etc. After testimony for the Govern
ment had been introduced, the attor
neys for the negro demurred on the
ground that Dorton was an agent and
as the government delivered the let
ters into his hands its jurisdiction
ended, in other words that after an
agent has received mail property, the
government cannot follow him up and
see that it is delivered to the person
addressed. The court sustained this
demurrer and the negro was dis
charged. This is an entirely new rul
ing in this division of the Federal
courts, although not without prece
FIGHT WITH A BANDIT.
Desperate Attempt of an Outlaw to Cob
a Nebraska Bank.
Habbisbtjeg, Neb., Oct. 4. A dar
ing attempt was made yesterday after
noon to clean out the Banner County
Bank of this place. A masked
robber entered the bank at about
1 o'clock, and demanded the
funds of Mr. Carlisle, the cash
ier. The robber had some dif
ficulty in drawing his revolver from
his belt and Carlisle t an out the side
door, through nis residence and to the
Btreet. Thinking the robber had a
horse he went behind the house and
finding the aniraal there rode around
giving the alarm. The citizens gath
ered with guns and as the robber came
out opened fire and after an exchange
of two dozen 6hots the rob
ber, while running, was wounded
in the leg by a rifle ball and surren
dered. It was found that in his haste
he had overlooked most of the bank's
funds, only taking small change
amounting to $167. The prisoner's
name is Graham and he says he i
from Scotts, Bluff county.
Unitarians in Convention.
WASHnrGTOX, Oct. 24. More than a
thousand leaders of the Unitarian
church, including scores of prominent
divines, were gathered in Metzerott's
music hall yesterday when the na
tional conference of the Unitarian and
other Christian churches was formally
opened. United States Senator Hoar
of Massachusetts is the president of
the conference, but he was detained at
Worcester, Mass., and Hon. Donnaa
B. Easton of New York presided over
To Be Married Next Month.
Washington, Oct. 24. There will
6e two weddings in the household of
Senator and Mrs. Gorman next month.
The engrgements of Miss Daisy Gor
man and ilichard Johnson and Miss
Bessie Gorraan and Walton J. Lam
bert were announced some time aga
The grooms are well known residents,
of this city in unofficial life.
Shot by a Salvationist.
Lktctgton, Ky., Oct. L4. The Rev.
George Mills, a Salvationist preacher,
fatally shot Charles Clemens, a young
farmer, near Chalybeate Springs. On
Sunday Clemens accompanied the
daughter of Eev. Mills to church
Mills took his daughter away from
Clemens. When he met the latter on
the highway he emptied his gun into
Clemens. Mills; was arrested.
Three Crops of Pears This Tear.
S ED A LI a, Mo., Oct. 24. H- II- Franks
of Houstonia, Pettis county, has
already secured two crops from a pear
tree and another crop is ripeaiag. i
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