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PRIZE FIGHT IS OFF. I
FITZSIMMONS SAYS THERE
WILL BE NO SET-TO.
Both Brniwrs Before the Little Rock
Courts They Both Talk Bravely
Fitnlmmoni Sore on the Athletic Club
Management and Citizen of Hot
Springs His Trainer Quits Him.
The Pugilistic Fiasco.
LrrrxK Kock, Ark., Nov. 2. Ho
matter what the result of the legal
proeeeding-s may be, the chances are
now 100 to 1 that there will be no
fight between Corbett and Fitzsim
mons. The latter said at 11 o'clock
to-day, positively and in good, terse
English, which admitted of no misun
derstanding or misconstruction:
"There will be no fight in Arkansas.
I am done with the Florida Athletic
club and have no use for the citizens
of Hot Springs. I tell you that there
will be no fight in Arkansas."
The assertion was made duringa
conversation in Fitzsimmons' room in
the Capital hotel, Julian, his manager,
made a long statement of the troubles
he had endured from Corbett and
Brady, and said: "We are going to
Ilot Springs when we get through
here, but we will have nothing to do
with the fight in which the Florida
Athletic Club and the citizens of Hot
Springs, Brady, Corbett and the rest
of that gang have auything to do."
"Do you mean that you will not
fight in an3 deal that may be man
aged by either the Florida Athletic
Club or by the citizens of Hot
.Springs?" was asked of Fitzsiminons,
and the reply came like a flash: "I
mean just that. I will engage in no
fight managed by the Florida Athletic
Club or by the citizens of Ilot Springs.
There will be no fight in Arkansas."
Earlier in the interview Fitzsim
moDS declared that he would not fight
in this state if it was acrainst the law.
I am a law abiding citizen, I am,"
he saiu, "and I will not break the
law. I do not want to go to prison if
I know myself."
Harry White, trainer for Fitzsim
mons said that he did not believe
that there would be any fight at all
between his man and Corbett. "The
fact is," said White, "Fitzsimmons is
afraid, and a span of oxen will not
drag him into the ring. I know this
is so and I have told Fitzsimmons that
I will train with him no longer. I'm
disgusted with the way he acts. He is
afraid of Corbett and you will see
that he will never fight him. I have
nothing against Fitzsimmons except
that I know he does not mean busi
ness in this thing."
In company with his manager,
Brady, and his trainers, McVey, Dela
ney and Donaldson, Corbett arrived
here at 10 o'clock this morning.
When asked as to the possibility of
any trouble between him elf and Fitz
simmons here, Corbett said: Well,
something of that kind may happen,
but if it does Fitzsimmons will have
to start it. I won t begin it. But I
want to say right now that if that fel
low does begin any funny work he is
going to get licked, and get licked
good and hard. There is no kind of a
fighting game at which I am not the
superior of Fitzsimmons, and I will
prove it in quick shape if he drags me
on. 1 simply will wait for him to
start things if he wants to, and then
I'll lay him out cold. I am tired of
all this fooling with him, and I won't
stand anv nonsense."
ANSWERS HIS ACCUSERS.
Judge Kilg-ore Takes Cp the Charges
Against Him and Denies Them.
Washington, Nov. 2. Attorney Gen
eral Harmon has received from Judge
Kilgore of the United States Circuit
court of the Southern district of the In
dian Territory, his answer to the
charges filed by "W. O. Davis of Gaines
ville, Texas, on September 18 last.
These charges allegre incompetency.
oppression in office, gross official
misconduct, eta The judge takes up
each char-re in detail and in some in
stances auotes from the court records
with a view to showing that the
charges are unqualifiedly false. Judge
Kilgore says Davis' charges originated
in the disagreement between him and
the master in chancery In the case of
Armour Brothers' banking companies
rasfi ao-aiiist Adincrton et al, during-
the dependency of which Davis, Judge
Kiln-ore savs. deliberately sought to
take advantage of the friendly rela-
them to influence him,
behalf of his client
the judge, in
Lfnz" Murderers to Be Trlea.
Washington. Nov. 2. Minister Ter
rell has succeeded in moving the Turk
ish government to punish the men
who murdered Bicyclist Lenz in
Armenia. He has cabled the State de
partment that the Kurds and Armen
ians who committed the murder are
to be tried at Erzeroum, and that
the United States will be represented
at the trial by the British consul at
that place. This official was the first
person to learn of Lenz's murder, and
as there was no American consul in
that vicinity he actively interested
himself in the case and reported the
results of his investigation to Mr.
A Banker's Son as a Robber.
Waco, Texas, Nov. 2. Samuel Sew-
ell, son of the president of the First
National Bank of McGregor, robbed
recently of $15,000, was arrested yes
terdav. It is claimed that the safe
was first opened and the explosive
placed inside and the doors closed.
Frank Kennedy, a blacksmith, has
also been arrested, xne evidence is
'ot Bogus, but Broke.
Cleveland, Ohio, Nov. 2. The
Count ana couniess ocneiiner suc
ceeded yesterday in liquidating their
hotel bills through the kind oflices of
a banker, who went security for
them, and then left for St. Louis.
The count is a genuine one, for
he has proved his title by creden
tials. His wife is a niece of ex-Governor
Bishop of Ohio. The count's
financial embarrassment was due to
his ill luck at poker. A constable
went to arrest him for defrauding an
innkeeper, but in response to his
pleadings the warrant was not served,
holmes sheds tears. !
Ha Breaks Down While SI Us Toke Tes
tifies Against II I m.
Philadelphia, Nov. 2. For abou
thirty minutes yesterday the nerve
which all men have marveled at for
sook Holmes, and he sunk his head
into his hands and sobbed like a child.
Meanwhile the woman he persists in
calling his wife, and upon whom he
had pinned his highest hope, sat two
yards away, relating a story that
slowly but surely tightened the noose
around his neck. Throughout her
testimony Miss Yoke, for so she calls
herself, never once bestowed a passing
glance upon the .man she once lived
The case progressed so swiftly that
but few witnesses remain to be heard
before the closing of the common
wealth's case. Then the defense will
open, and in spite of Holmes' state
ment that he would himself testify
and also call Miss Yoke, his counsel
privately stated that the defense would
offer no defense, but submit the case
on argument alone. The attorney ex
pressed confidence in his acquittal.
Their first victory was gained last
night. The defense strenuously ob
jected to the introduction of any
further evidence touching the alleged
murder of the children. The jury
were temporarily taken to their room.
Elaborate arguments followed, at the 1
end of which Judge Arnold sustained
HOW ENGLAND FIGHTS.
The Lion Ready to Pounce Upon the
King: of Ashanti.
Accra, Gold Coast Colony, British
West Africa, Nov. 2. Captain Donald
Stewart, the special British commis
sioner, who was sent to Coomassie,
the capital of Ashanti, recently es
corted by loO hussars under Captains
Cramer and Irvine, to present the
King of Ashanti with the ulti
matum of Great Britain, has re
turned here, bringing the first
authentic news of the result of his
. . at 1
mission, xne King oi Asnanti nas
rejected the British ultimatum, say
ing that he prefers war to accepting
the terms of the British and adds that
he is fully prepared for it.
The terms of the British ultimatum
were that the king should have a Brit
ish commissioner in his country and
that he should place Ashanti under
the protection of Great Britain. He
was given until to-day in which to
CANAL WORK APPROVED.
The Nicaraguan Commission's Report Un
derstood to Re Generally Favorable.
Washington, Nov. 2. The Nicar-
aguan canal commission, through
Colonel Liudiow, its chairman, to-day
submitted to the President, through
Secretary Olney, its report upon
the examination of the route of
the canal, directed by the last Con
gress. Although it probably will be
withheld from the public until Con
gress shall meet, there is good reason
for the belief that generally it finds
the canal project entirely feasible and
worthy of being carried out.
Preparing for Minor Fights.
Hot Spbings, Ark., Nov. 2. Hot
Springs is practically deserted, as Cor
bett, Brady, and the Hot Springs
Athletic club's attorney's left for
Little Rock this morning to have Cor-
bett's case on the peace bond dis
Much depends on ine action oi ".ne
Little Rock courts, the promoters here
asserting that if Fitzsimmons and Cor
bett are released on peace bonds that
they will surely return here and that
the'fight will positively take place.
Work is being pushed on the arena
at Whittington park and Dan Stuart,
who is now the recognized head oi
the Hot Springs Athletic club, says
that he is quite confident that the
Maher-O'Donnell fight will bepulled
off Monday afternoon.
Ryan and Smith weighed in this
morning and ootn were unaer me
limit, but "Parson" Davies is not over
confident that they will be got togeth
Colean Goes to Jail.
For.T Scott. Kan. Nov. 2. R. J. Colean,
the defaulting cashier of the State
bank of this city, whose peculations
are now estimated at S50.000, was
yesterday removed from his sumptu
ously furnished bed room where he
had been guarded since his arrest two
weeks ago, to the county jail, where
he is now confined. When he arose
from his bed to go with the
officers, a sharp pocket knife was seen
and was quickly secured by Sheriff
Allen. When Colean saw that he was
not to be allowed to keep the knife he
became angry and attempted to as
sault the sheriff. It is the opinion of
the sheriff and the bank officials that
had not the knife' been taken he would
have taken his own life rather than go
On Trial for iler Lire.
Ferry, Okla., Nov. 2. Miss Patsj
Aired, a young woman 20 years old, is
being tried for her life at Pawner,
twenty miles east of here. Miss Aired
is accused of the murder oi James i.
Lucky, several months ago near Cleve
land, over a dispute about some corn.
Lucky and Miss Aired lived on adjoin
ing farms and were sweethearts, and
it is said were engaged to be married,
when a dispute over corn arose and
Miss Aired shot and instantly killed
Lucky. She spent several months in
prison, but gave bond later.
The Drouth Has Reen Broken.
Washington, Nov. 2. Professoi
Moore, chief of the weather bureau,
said this morning that rain was fall
ing throughout the drouth region from
New Mexico to New England, and he
said the drouth was broken.
China's First Payment to Japan.
London, Nov. 2. The Standard says
in its financial article: "The Chinese
ambassador with great pomp has
transferred $40,000,000 to the Japanese
account. But the Japanese have not
touched the money and are reticent as
to what they intend to do."
A Father Avenges His Danghter.
Webster Crrr, Iowa, Nov. 2. W.
M. Hagerton, living near Aldeu, was
fatally stabbed yesterday by the
father r-f ""iss Smiser, to whom he
had n paying attentions.and whom
k h-i rn !T:-ri.
SHOCKS THROUGHOUT THE
So Damage Reported at any Point The
Shock Felt From Kansas to Eastern
Ohio, and From Michigan to the Golf
of Mexico Tall Buildings Gentlr Sway
ed Some People Greatly Alarmed.
The Earth Trembled.
JTansas City, Mo., Nov 1. The
earthquake shocks which startled the
people of this city at 5:15 o'clock this
morning and which caused about half
of them to get out of bed and wander
about their homes in search of bur
glars, were general throughout the
Mississippi valley. Shocks were felt
from Michigan to Louisiana and from
Ohio to Kansas. Reports from points
throughout this wide territory agree
that the shosk iccurred precisely at
5:15 o'clock and lasted not longer than
a minute. Reports differ as to the
number of distinct shocks. All agree
that there were two shocks and many
feP? re tha there were three the
last faint and almost imperceptible.
CniCAGO, Nov. 1. Two distinct
shocks of earthquake were felt about
5:15 o'clock this morning throughout
the Mississippi valley, from Kansas to
Eastern Ohio and from Michigan to
the Gulf of Mexico. So far as known
no damage was done, though general
alarm was caused.
Two shocks were felt in this city at
o:ll o'clock. The employes of the
Western Union Telegraph company
and the Telephone company.who were
on duty.all reported feeling the shocks
On the eleventh floor of the Western
Union building the shocks were quite
noticeable, so ranch so that the men
were thrown against their desks with
a good deal of force.
St. Louis, Mo.. Nov. 1. At 5:12 a.
m. several earthquake shocks were dis
tinctly felt here. The vibrations were
from east to west and each shock con
tinued several seconds. The operators
in the Western Union Telegragh
building became alarmed and several
rushed from the building The shocks
were not accompanied by any rumb
Reports from all parts of this State
are that the shocks were distinctly
Cincinnati, Ohio, Nov. 1. An earth
quake shock was felt here at 5:12 this
morning, the most distinct for ten
At Zanesville the trembling contin
ued half a minute. It was the most
severe earthquake ever felt in that
4t Cleveland two severe and distinct
earthquake shocks were felt. Tall
buildings swayed very perceptibly, and
the occupants were much alarmed.
Each shock lasted nearly a minute
and was accompanied by a heavy rum
bling. No damage was caused so far
as has been learned.
Detroit, Mich., Oct 31. An earth
quake shock was felt in all parts of
this state early this morning, but no
damage was done. At Niles buildings
trembled, windows cracked, beds
swayed and people rushed out of doors
Nashville. Tenn., Oct. 31. A sharp
earthquake shock was felt here about
5:15 o'clock this morning. The vibra
tion lasted fully half a minute.
At Memphis a heavy shock was felt.
The vibration was from east to west.
Houses rocked and people almost
spilled out of bed. The shock lasted
about a minute and was preceded by a
At Chattanooga the vibration was
Tery severe, lasting fully a minute.
Indianapolis, Ind., Oct. 31. The
most pronounced earthquake shock in
the memory of citizens or within the
history of the weather service occurred
at5 :10 o'clock this morning. It con
tinued six or seven seconds. Every
building in the city was shaken.
Thousands of people were awakened.
Windows rattled, beds were shaken
and glasses bumped together.
St. Joseph, Mo., Oct. 31. lhis city
was rocked by an earthquake at 4:50
o'clock this " morning. The shock
lasted from one to two minutes. The
undulation was from south to north.
The motisn was very violent. Guests
at the St. Charles hotel and the flats
at fifth and Charles streets were
thrown into a panic.
Eirop.iA, Kan., Oct. 31. A slight
earthquake shock was felt here this
morning about 5 o'clock. Clocks were
wlopped and dishes rattled, but' no
damage was done
Marshall, Mo., Oct. 31. The peo
ple of this city were awakened this
. 1 1 A
morning at 5 o ciock Dy a vioieni
earthquake. There were three dis
tinct shocks, all within a period of
two minutes. In some parts of the
city the shocks were so violent that
pictures were thrown down, and at
one house the first shock caused a side
board to fall over.
Topeka, Kan., Oct. Si. Many people
in Topeka were startled in their beds
about 5 o'clock this morning by an
earthquake, the shock of which lasted
fully two minutes. Some people claim
that there were two distinct shocks
five minutes apart The shock was
most noticeable in the southwest sub
urbs of the town.
Leavenworth, Kan., Oct. 31. A
few minutes after o'clock this morn
ing a severe earthquake shock rattled
furniture and dishes violently in some
localities and roughly rolled persons
in bed. There were three distinct
shocks. The first one began at 5:06
and the last one was over at 5:1G. The
vibrations appeared to be from the
northwest to the southeast.
Miss Toke Is Mrs. Holmes.
Denver, Col., Nov. 1. Rev. E. J.
Wilcox, pastor of the lifth Avenue
M. E. church in this city, said yester
day that he married Holmes, now on
trial at Philadelphia, and Miss Georgi
ana D. Yoke January 17, ls'J4. Their
license was regular in every respect.
In it the man's name was given as
Henry M. Howard of Fort Worth,
Texas, and the woman's residence as
Franklin, Ind. They were strangers
to Mr. Wilcox and came to his resi
dence in a carriage. lie married them
in the presence of members of his
MRS. PIETZEL'S STORY.
Wife of Holmes Victim on the
Philadelphia, Nov. 1. For four long
hours yesterday, under the scrutiniz
ing gaze of a court room crowded with
strangers to her, a pale, worn woman
underwent an ordeal which well might
have broken the nerve of many a
strong man. She was Mrs. Carrie
Alice Pietzel. With bravecy and for
titude she stood the test, in spite of
the fact that her physical condition
has been so shattered by the battalion
of woes under which she has all but
succumbed that she was obliged to in
terrupt her pitiful narrative at fre
quent intervals to accept spoonfuls of
medicine from the trained nurse who
attended her. In a voice broken
with grief, 6he told the whole dis
tressing story. How her husband
was spirited away from her and mur
dered out of sheer greed of gain;
how she bade her little ones good by,
confiding them to the care of the man
Holmes in all truthfulness, little
thinking that when she next should
see them the two little girls would be
lying side by side on the marble slab
of a morgue, cold in death, and the
boy a parcel of moldering bones. Be
tween her bitter sobs, she related
every detail from the first meeting
with Holmes almost up to to-day, and
so affecting was her story, that even
District Attorney Graham, long used
to tales of grief and distress, paused in
examination to wipe away
A MILLIONAIRE'S BAD SON.
Dead Newmarket, Mo., Burglar
Heir of a Rich Boston lan.
St. Joseph, Mo., Nov. 1. The
burglar killed by Dr. Joseph M. Hale
at Newmarket last Sunday morning
has been identified as Harry Hugueley,
the son of H. W. Hugueley, a Boston
millionaire. The body was- buried at
Weston Tuesday, but yesterday it was
disinterred at the instance of a detec
tive, who came from St. Louis for the
purpose of identifying it. After
looking at the tattoo marks on the
body, at the teeth of the dead man
and old bullet marks on the body,
Hugueley having been shot in the
back, the bullets coming out through
the upper part of the abdomen, he de
clared, that there was no doubt as to
the identity of the dead man.
The detective said that the dead
burglar had been wayward for years
and that his father had finally given
up all hope of reforming1 him.
National Bank Showing;.
Washington, Nov. 1. An abstract
of the reports made to the comptroller
of the currency, showing the condi
tion of the 3,712 national banks of the
United States at the close of business
. . AA . . . , . . i i
on ine Zola, oi last monm, snows;
Leans and discounts, $2,041,846,233,
against $2,004,475,559 under the call
of July 11 last; overdrafts, $17,562,163,
against $12,163,976; due from state
banks and bankers, $30,83C,4S2,against
$31,089,231; due from approved reserve
agents, S222,2S7.251, against $235,308,
761; gold coin, $110,333,360, against
$1:7,476,337; total resources, $3,423,
629,313, against $3,470,553,307; due to
other national banks, $320,228,677,
against $33C,225,956; due to state banks
and bankers, $174,703,672, against
$1 90,477, 130;individual deposits,$l,701,
653,521, against $1,736,022,006.
Lincoln Monument a Shell.
Springfield, 111., Nov. 1. The Lin
coln monument at Oakridge cemetery,
which has for the past twenty years
been admired by thousands upon
thousands from all' over the world,
will have to be torn down. It is too
far gone to be repaired, and, besides,
its construction is snch that it will
not admit of repair. Instead of being
a substantial pile of solid granite, as
external appearances would indicate,
it is a rickety structure of brick, ve
neered over with slabs of granite.
Cespede's Expedition Lands.
Kingston, Jamaica, Nov. 1. There
now seems to be but little doubt
that the two boats containing
thirty-four Cubans and the two
boats which had on board
thirty-two cases of arms and ammuni
tion, which were picked up off New
York by the steamship Laurada, com
posed the expedition headed by Carlos
Manuel y Cespedes, which is said to
have left Canada for Cuba about Octo
Shooting:' Affair at Garden City.
Garden Crrr, Kan., Nov. 1. In an
altercation last night between Bob
Boss, a prominent farmer and stock
man, and John Scarlet, liveryman,
Boss drew his gun and shot Scarlet
in the hand and arm. Citizens inter
fered and during the scuffle the gun
was discharged, shooting- Ross back of
the left ear. He was also stabbed by
Scarlet under his left arm. He died
in less than half an hour
Right mire Is for Martin.
Topeka, Kan., Nov. 1. W. F.
Rightmire of Topeka, one of the or
ganizers of the Populist party, and
candidate for chief justice on the Pop
ulist ticket in 1890, yesterday pub
lished an open letter announcing his
intention of voting for Judge David
Martin, the Republican candidate for
chief justice and present incumbent,
and advised all other Populists to go
to the polls and do likewise. .
Charged With Criminal Libel.
Denver, Colo., Nov. 1. Hon Thorn
as M. Patterson,' proprietor of the
Rocky Mountain News, was arrested
last evening on a charge of criminal
libel, preferred by the officers of the
Denver Tramway Company. Damages
amounting to 200,000 are asked.
Ex-Cashier Farrar Ont on Bonds.
Perry, Okla., Nov. 1. Fred W.
Farrar, ex-cashier of the defunct First
State bank of Perry, who was arrested
for receiving money on deposit when
he knew the bank was in a failing
condition, gave bonds to-day signed
by C. E. Vandervoort, president of the
Bank of Pawnee; Judge T. R. Cot
tingbam of Guthrie, J. T. Johnson of
Pawhuska, Osage nation, and J. T.
Lafferty, B. R. Greer, J. J. Cum
mings and J.- C. Scruggs. It is under
stood that his friends at Arkansas
P.itv will i nrj fm n i fv th hdrnl s;mn
A CANAL DISCUSSION.
THE NICARAGUA PROJECT UN
The "London Times Has a Three-Column
Article on the Subject American Con
trol the Rest The Project Cannot be I
Carried Through by Private Enterprise
The United States Should Take Hold.
The Nicaragua Canal.
London, Oct. 29. The Times to-day
publishes a three column article on the
proposed ship canal, to join the Atlan
tic and Pacific oceans, through the re
public of Nicaragua. The article is
written by A. R. Coiquehoun. who was
specially sent by the Times to Nicar
agua at about the time the United
States government commission went
to that country in order to report upon
the feasibility of the plans of the
Maritime Canal Company of Nicaragua
and the Nicaragua Canal Construction
In Nicaragua, Mr. Coiquehoun met
the United States commissioners, and
is understood to have thoroughly
studied the plans for the interoceanic
waterway. He arrived at the conclu
sion that the project could not be car
ried through as a private enterprise,
but that it must be under the aus
pices of some strong government which
without doubt, must be the United
States. He is convinced that the cost
of cutting the suggested waterway
will be nearer $150,000,000 than $100,
000,000. Continuing, Mr. Coiquehoun says:
'As regards the the political aspect,
confidential communications are said
to have passed between the British
and United States government and no
objections have been raised. In any
case it would 6eem that, under the
Clayton-Bui wer treaty of 1850, any
connection between the Atlantic and
the Pacific by a ship canal through
Nicaragua wili have to be neutralized
in the same way as the Suez canal in
1888. The object of the bill recently
passed by the United States Senate,
it is practically clear, is to
acquire control of the canal. This is
a matter which concerns not only the
United States, but the world at large,
more especially Great Britain. Bet
for the obstacles hindering the United
States government itself in undertak
ing the construction, it would have
been completed long ago. The work
Is so great, the benefits are so tran
tcendant, and the interests involved
are so vast and complex, that it should
be removed from the chances of pri
vate enterprise, affected as it would
be by the stringency of the fluctua
tions of the money market and the at
titude of the governments of Nicar
agua and Coeta Rica."
Mr. Coiquehoun also inspected the
route of the proposed canal through
the Isthmus of Panama, and he esti
mates that, even if it is feasible, not
more than one-third of the work has
been executed and that it would cost
largely over $200,000,000 to complete
It. He regards the Chagres river and
the Cnlebra cut portion of the Panama
anal plans as being insurmountable
obstacles to the completion of that
A LATE CONVENTION.
Senator Carter Hints That the Last of
Jane May Be Selected.
Washington, Oct. 29. Senator Car
ter, chairman of the Republican Na
tional committee, said to-day as to the
probable time of holding the next
Republican convention, that he had
not conferred with the other members
of the committee in regard to the date,
but as six months' notice must be
given after the meeting of the com
mittee, the convention could not be
called earlier than about the middle
of Jane. He thought, however, that
it would be the general desire to have
the convention not meet until after
the adjournment of congress, and he
did not think it probable that congress
would be ready to adjourn until about
the middle of June.
A fair inference from Senator Car
ter's remarks is that the convention
would not be called to meet earlier
than the last of June.
A Letter Charges That Six Men Were
"Coached" to Attack Mr. Gibson.
San Francisco, Oct. 29. The cor
oner to-day received a letter
signed George Reynolds, ' Baying
that the writer's body would be
found in the bay, and confessing
that he had been employed by the at
torneys of Theodore Durrant to man
ufacture testimony in the mur
der cases of Blanche Lamont and
Minnie Williams. The letter declared
that five other men were also em
ployed by the defense to make false
statements. The object was to con
vict the Rev. J. George Gibson, pastor
of Emanuel church, of the murder of
both girls. Each of the five was to
swear to a part of the story," which in
its entirety would probably convict
The letter was accompanied by a
type-written statement which, the
letter said, Reynolds was instructed
by the defendant's attorneys to swear
to. The police are investigating the
matter and will not admit that the
letter is a hoax.
To Keep Ont Texas FeTer.
Totcea, Kan., Oct. 29. The mem
bers of the Kansas Live Stock Sani
tary Commission left to-day for Chi
huahua, Mexico, for the purpose of
investigating the conditions surround
ing the Mexican cattle and determin
ing the advisability of permitting
their shipment into Kansas. They
will also examine the cattle of New
Mexico, with the same object in view.
CRISIS IN FRANCE, a
The Cabinet Resigns as the Result of
Defeat In the Deputies.
Paris. Oct. 29. The cabinet re
signed to-day as a result of a govern
ment defeat in the Chamber of Depu
tiea during the debate on the Southern
Children and Matches A-galn.
Manistee, Mich., Oct. 29. Two chil
dren of John Conley, aged 5 and 6
years, were smothered with smoke and
died last night. They had gotten
some matches and set the bedding on
LYNCHERS SHOT DOWN.
Battle With m Blob at Tiffin.
TirrTN, Ohio, Oct. 29. In an attempt
early yesterday morning to avenge the
murder of August Schultz, Tiffin's pop
ular city marshal, who was shot in
cold blood by Leander J. Martin, alias
Williams, a farmer of Hopewell town
ship, last Wednesday evening, two
more victims were added to the tragic
affair. At 1:30 o'clock a mob of loO
infuriated men, many of whom were
under the influence of liquor, attacked
the jail in an effort to secure Martin
and hang him. A volley from half a
dozen Winchesters met them and two
f the mob were killed. They were
Henry Mutchler, Jr., and Christian
As the mob made a rush toward the
jail they emitted yells that were blood
curdling, eclipsing any savage yell
ever uttered. A squad of policemen,
who had stationed themselves on the
steps, were whisked to one side as
though they were so many straws. Of
ficer Keiffer, who made a brave and
fierce resistance,was struck on the head
with a sledge and brutally kicked.
He was carried home unconscious and
has been hovering between life and
death. Officer Fisher was thrown
against a brick wall and partially
stunned, and Officer Hennessy was
tumbled over in the grass and kept
there by a ruffian who held a murder
ous looking club over him and threat
ened death if he did not lie stilL The
other officers were treated in the same
way. The mob went direct to the
side entrance and commenced the on
slaught on the door with their sledges.
The door was broken into splinters in
a short time. With each blow the
fury of the crowd Increased.
When the entrance was gained theer
was a wild rush, and the hallway was
filled with excited men. Sheriff Van
Nest and three men stood in the op
posite end. He appealed to them most
bravely and strongly several times,
asking them, for God's sake, to dis
perse. It did no good, for the men
only grew fiercer. The entrance to
the corridor is first protected by a
heavy sheet iron door. The lock was
broken off with a lew blows, and then
there remained the heavy grating.
Then it was that the guards,
who were in that portion, began
to fire. At first they shot over the
rioters' heads. A guard 6aid the men
swore to kill every person inside, and,
to show their purpose, they began to
fire at them. The guards said no 6hot
was fired by them until the attacking
party had fired through the grating
first. Henry Mutschler, the first man
killed, was the one who carried the
rope. He was shot through the left
temple, the ball coming out on the
right side, and he died instantly.
Then Christ Matz received a bullet
through the heart. He was picked up
dead. This awful work and the deter
mination of the guards awed the
would-be lynch era, and they left the
place, cursing and wilder than ever.
Between 3 and 4 o'clock, after the mob
had moved further down the street,
the prisoner was handcuffed, taken
through a side door, and then to a
side alley, where a carriage was in
waiting. Police Captain Faulkner
and Officer Sweeney took him to San
dusky county as fast as the horses
could carry them.
Kansas Qnantrell ITar Claim.
Washington, Oct. 29. W. W. Mar
gin of Fort Scott, state financial agent
lor Kansas, has arrived to commence
work by way of preparing for con
gress. He expects to get through a "
?laim at this session to reimburse
the state for the Quantrell
raid depredations, which amount to
8360,000. The claims were made out,
passed upon by the state soon after
the close of the war and paid by the
state, and now the effort is to secure
reimbursement from the United States.
So far congress has paid other war
claim to Kansas acsrrecatinjr over
f-3,000,000. These payments were se
cured by ex-Governor Crawford of
Kansas, who was state agent. The
Quantrell claims are all made out and
ready now to be presented to congress.
It is estimated by State Agent Martin
that the congressional conditions are
favorable for consideration at the
Leavenworth's Apple Jubilee.
Leavenworth, Kan., Oct. 29. Applt
carnival day was celebrated here in
notable style, thousands of bushels of
the fruit being utilized in the display.
Every store and building down town
was lavishly decorated with apples
and the cxrniT&l day colors, red, yellow
and green. Business was at a stand
still and the entire population helped
to celebrate with thousands of visitors.
Topeka alone oent a whole train load
and Atchison is almost as numerously
represented. Everything capable of
producing discordant sounds was used
vigorously. The feature of the after
noon was a great street parade, nearly
a mile in length and containing about
200 floats and a dozen brass bands.
Two Indians Bnrned to Death.
Perbt, Okla., Oct. 29. Damaging
prairie fires raged for five hours east
of here yesterday. Many thousand
bushels of corn and tons of hay and
fields of Kaffir corn were destroyed. A
number of farm houses are reported
consumed. Two Indian children are
said to have been burned to a crisp
and many people had narrow escapes.
Jumped to His Death.
Poxtghkeepsie, N. Y., Oct. 29.
Patrick King Callahan, 26 years old,
who lived in New York, jumped from
the top of the Poughkeepsie bridge
into the river to-day. The distance is
212 feot. At least thirty people saw
Callahan's exhibition of nerve. The
bridge jumper was paid for the dare
devil experiment with hi life.
A. Conflagration In Virginia's Celebrated
Charlottesville, Va., Oct 29. The
University of Virginia .-uffered great
loss from a fire which occurred yester
day morning. The local fire depart
ment was unable to cope with the
flames and assistance was obtained
from Staunton and Lynchburg, which,
however arrived too late to ave the
nnhi;. hall and the rotunda. The
total loss is estimated at not less than
JR300.000. with an insurance oi s-uw
on the buildings and contents,
oriein of the fire is not known.
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