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THE JNDliAiUrOLlG SUNDAY, FEBItUAHY 1G, 1SC3.
LEFT TO THEIR FATE
INHUMAN TIIEATMKT OP CI' II AX S BY
. A STKAMCR'S CAPTAIN.
General Aculrre Party of Fillbaler
Pat Into Small llontn and
Deserted While at Sea.
COKRESPONDENT SENT HOME
CAPT. MAN MX FOIICMLY EXPELLED
I'I103I CI' 11 A. BY SPANIARDS.
InHursrentu Ilepnlsed In an Attempt to
Capture the Garrlnon of Ilalila
Uondn Scrotln Sanchez's Raid.
NEW YORK, Feb. 13. A special to the
World from Gulra De Melena, province of
Havana, gives an account of the manner
In which the members of the Aguirre ex
" peditlon were treated by the captain of
the steamer chartered to take the filibus
ters to the Cuban coast. The contract pro
vided that In consideration of a large sura
(paid In cash before the ship started) the
expedition was to be landed between Cape
aiaysl and Santiago. It was discovered,
however, that the Cuban guide did not
know this part of the coast, and there was
nothing to do but to run past Santiago.
This cost for which the captain agreed
to land at a point twenty miles west of
At sundown the ship was about five miles
off Guantanamo harbor. At about 9 o'clock
the captain stopped the ship and the boats
were swung overboard. Loading had bare
ly begun when another mistake' was dis
covered. The four boats were not large
enough to hold the expedition. The cap
tain was appealed to for one of his two
ehlp'3 boats. "One hundred and fifty dol
lars," said he. General Aguirro gave him
an order on the Cuban Junta for the sum
and a boat was lowered into the sea. v It
cank Immediately, luckily before any mu
' unions had been put Into it. The Cuhans
were angry, but the captain had the upper
hand, and before they got his other boat
he had another note for JloO.
All the boats were then made" fast In a
line and all the supplies were loaded, ex
cept fifty thousand cartridges. General
Aguirre was the only Cuban left on the
ehlp. He got Into the last boat to arrange
for stowing away the last boxes, when
the captain, 6houtIng through the.wind and
rain, which now began to come, said:
There's a light over there; I'll go and
see what It 1?, and then :corae back and
get ye." The angry Cubans protested. The
captain said: . "You're only five miles out
from the place you want, to land at. I'll
tow you in to half a mile from shore. Then
you row a little while and you'll be all
After towing the boats about thirty min
utes the tow line was cut and the boat
vanished, carrying with her TA more than
she had been hired for and 50,000 rounds
of the ammunition General Gomez needs
bo badly. The sea begran to rise, and It
rained as It can only rain In Cuba. The
Cubans began to pull for shore. The
proper direction was found by a pocket
compass illumined by a burning cigar. The
chip captain had assured them that they
were only five miles out from a safe point
on the coast. Instead, they were fully
thirty miles out to sea and directly op
posite the Spanish prison at the mouth of
Unconscious of their true position, the
Cuban toiled away at the oars. The boat
having the food anl "vater became lest
from the others. The hour or two it
should have taken them to reach land
lengthened Into eight hours.. Then day
came, and far away on the northern hori
zon a dim haze of land could be seen. The
hot Cuban sun began to burn, and no
drinking water was at hand to slake their
thirst, which, from their long night of
unaccustomed toil, had grown severe. At
10 a. m. all were exhausted. At noon a
light breeze sprang up, blowing towards
shore. Sails were rigged out of blankets,
with oars for masts, and fastened by rifle
slings. The suffering men sought what
?haile they could improvise and slowly
drew towards land. At 3 p. m. a tower ivas
made out on the distant land. The Cubans
decided It must belong to a sugar planta
tion. Then some white buildings slowly
developed. Then Varona, who had been
steadily gazing at the shore, exclaimed 'In
an agonized voice, "My God! boys, it's the
JMorro prison!" lie had been confined
The very openness of the approach saved
the members of the expedition, for the
Spanish officers thought the little boats
must belong to fishermen. After floating
for over twenty-four hours they succceeded
In making the shore, completely exhausted.
Only one of the boats, commanded by
Captain Alvarez, unknowingly drifted up
against the Spanish fort, and all of the
men under Alvarez's command were cap
tured. PORGRESS OF THE AVAR.
Insurgents Fall In an Attempt to I)e-
Hlroy Ilnlilo. Honda.
HAVANA, Feb. 13.-A column of the Span
ish troops recently fought the bands of lead
rrs Najones, Racallao and Suarez at the
plantations Labarinto. in the Santa Rita
district, near Sagua, Five of the Insurgents
were killed, and. according to the official ad
vices, many were wounded.
Twelve soldiers of the detachment com
manded by Macagua. while foraging recent
ly, were surprised by one hundred of the
insurgents. Five of the soldiers were killed
and one was seriously wounded. The re
sponsible officials In charge of the detach
ment were arrested for sending so small a
force so far out into the country district.
The report that numtrou bands command
ed by the well-known insurgent leader Sera
fin Sanchez are coming westward, and that
they are now tn the Immediate vicinity of
the province of Hafana, Is confirmed.
Captain WV F. Mannix, correspondent in
Cuba for an American military journal, and
representative of several American news
papers,; has, after considerable diplomatic
correspondence, been forcibly expelled from
Cuba, He left the island to-day on the
The column of Colonel Amayea, on the
30th, 11th and 12th of the present month sus
tained a severe and galling Are In the Trini
dad district from the numerous Insurgent
lands commanded by Iiravo, Terico and
Muro. No details cf the engagement have
been received, but official advices Indicate
that the loss of the Insurgents was consid
erable. Major Leal, In command of the Bahia
Honda garrison, recently received a mes
Fige from Sotomayor, the insurgent leader,
demanding Immediate surrender of the'
fortress. The message was accompanied by
a threat tnt a refusal would result in
dynamite fcfir.fr used to destror the forti
tlcation. as well as the rest of the town.
Acording to the reports furnished to the
newfpapers by the Spanish officials, the
citizens of the town rallied to the support
of Commander Leal. Major Leal, after
reading th note and listening to the threat
to demolish the town and fortress by the
use of dynamite, tore tht paper on which
the message was written into small pieces,
and. fcattenng the bits to the winds,
Phoued: "That is the Spanish answer."
The Insurgents attacked the place, but they
four.'l the Branch ready for them. The
fcrtlncatlons were bravely defended, but it
appeared for a time as though the Insur-frt-ntj
would make good their threats. At a
critical moment the gunboat Alberta Dut
in an appearance and rendered effective
assistance. The gunboat ent shots Into
the camp of the insurgents, and the
Cubans beat a hasty retreat, with consid
erable lo?s, their ranks being badly broken
up because of the unexpected relief afford
ed the garrison. .
Captain General Weyler has ordered the
r ro.-cutlon of the oflieia: of San 'Antonio
de Las Vegas. It Is claimed that the Mayor,
the Vice Major and five of the aldermen
joined the insurgents In a body. Captain
General Weyler nlo contemplates retiring
all of the military Mayors from offices now
he 14 by thera. It now being his intention
O Elaco thzzx la charce of the local com
panies and regiments which he expects to
raise in the different cities and towns of
Cuba for the assistance of the regulars.
A VIGOROUS CAMPAIGN.
Spain Anxtona to CrnsU the Rebellion
Itefore Cjiban Are Recognized.
NEW YORK. Feb. 16. A special to the
World from London says: Advices from
Madrid do not Indicate any great excitement
In Spain's capital over the Cuban resolu
tions before the United States Congress.
Tho Heraldo, the leading newspaper in Mad
rid, pays: "It Is not for the United States
government to give Spain lessons in human
ity. Those w'ho live In glass houses should
not throw stones. Let the United States
government put down lynching before Its
reads 113 homilie3 cn our duty to the Cuban
The recall of Gen. Martinez Campos Is
Shrewdly suspected to be at the personal
initiative of the Queen Regent. Campos Is
the only general upon whose loyalty the
present dynasty can unhesitatingly rely in
the event of the loss of Cuba giving rise
to political disturbances at home, and It Is
thought that the Queen Regent, appre
hending danger, desired that her most
faithful supporter should be near at hand
in the troubulous times that seem to be
coming for Spain. Some color is given to
the foregoing theory by the malicious joy
manifested by the Carllst and Republican
organs at what they consider to be the end
of Martinez Campos's military and political
career. The Marshal is said to have been
much hurt at the hostility manifested at
Valladolid and Madrid, but so resolute a
man as he is not likely to be discouraged
by casual ebullitions of popular discontent.
It 13 an open secret that the Madrid gov
ernment and its new representative in Cuba
are determined, if possible, to conduct oper
ations against the Insurgents with a view to
stamping out disaffection" with a rapidity
and vigor calculated, in their opinion, to
crush the present rising ere foreign sym
pathies can take tangible form. The gov
ernment is aware that this new policy em
bodies the Inclinations of the Cuban con
stitutional party and of all Spaniards out
side the Liberals and Republicans, who are
beginning to regret that Marshal Campos
did not succeed in reconciling Cubans and
Spaniards by a policy of reform and home
rule. It is the Irreconcilable tone of public
opinion in Spain and the angry feelings of
all classes against American interference
that strengthen the name of General Wey
ler In Cuba and of the Canovas Cabinet in
."pain. Unless the insurrection is very ef
fectually subdued no government could make
public opinhen in Spain assent even to the
concession of home rule for Cuba.
It is useless to conceal the fact that the
Spaniards would be unanimous in resent
ing and resisting foreign interference, what
ever the consequences might be. They look
upon the preservation of the last shreds of
their colonial empire In America as not only
a sentimental and patriotic matter, but as
a question of vital importance for their
trade, their Industries, their agriculture,
their capitalists and their financial and po
litical prosperity in the old world. That
they will make a desperate stand to retain
their hold upon Cuba there can be no doubt
The whole tone of their press, of their po
litical, financial and military circle, and
even of popular demonstration, shows that
neither the government nor the regency and
monarchy can recede from the attitude
taken without risk to their prestige nay,
Young Winston Churchill, writing in this
week's .Saturday Review of his recent ex
periences with the Spanish army in Cuba,
maintains that the success of the revolu
tion would be unfortunate for the rest of the
HIS PLAYS COPPERED
PLOGER" RILEY Git A XX AN XOW
REGARDED AS A "JOXAII."
He Im Said to Have Lost .10O,OO0 on
the Pacific Const Rnce Tracks
This AVI nter.
SAN FRAXCTSCO, Feb. 13. A local paper
prints a story to the effect that Riley
Grannon, the young "plunger," has lost
$100,000 since he came to California this
winter, and has gone broke. Pierre Wil
saux, the Montana plunger, Barney Schnc
ber and other heavy gamblers are also raid
to have lost amounts ranging from $20,000
to 530,000. Grannon, who was formerly fol
lowed about the betting ring by big crowds,
who followed his plays, is now regarded as
a "jenah," and his plays are "coppered."
The California hurdle stakes, at 2 miles,
with $1,500 added money, and a special fivo
fnrlong dash, were the features of to-day's
races at Ingleside. John Crenock's imported
horse, St. Brandon, although carrying ICS
pounds, was an S-to-5 favorite. After trail
ing behind tho field, under a pull, Boyd
gave the favorite his head, and the Im
ported horse won with ridiculous ease. He
is evidently the best Jumper on thev coast
at present. The special match at five
eighths of a mile consisted of "Pittsburg
Pali's" mare, Defargilla; Corrigan's lilly,
MobaTaska: Spreckles's gelding, Pat Mur
phy, and Stanfield's crack sprinter, George
Miller. Derfargilla was a hot favorite, not
withstanding the fact that he had been
beaten by the same horses two days pre
viously. Miller won easily, Mobalaska sec
ond and the favorite third. The Australian
system was used with great success again
to-day in the three seven-furlong races. St.
Brandon and Olive were the winning favor
ites, the other races going to three outsid
ers and one to second choice.
Sale of Trotters.
NEW YOTtK, Feb. 15. The sale of trot
ting stock was resumed In Madison-square
Garden to-day. The first consignment sold
was chiefly the property of Messrs. Holt &
Scott, of Graham, N. C, and C. F. Emery,
of Cleveland, O. C. Fleischmann got sev
eral bargains that will be shipped to Berlin,
where they will go into active training for
the German and Austrian campaigns. He
secured Hattie Holt, a good-looking bay
daughter of Thomas M. and Miss Thorpe.
A summary of the sale, containing horses
that brought Jl.ltv or over, follows: Suzel, b.
m., 11)0, by Nugget-Ida, to Thomas Howard,
Brooklyn, for $i,0o0; fclllza K., I'lli1, pacer,
ch. m.. 18, to C. H. Schultz, Parkvllle,
U L. $1,100; Keno F 2:154. ch. g., 1SS3, to
F. W. Cole, New York. Sl.0.
The following hcrses were sold to-night:
Mary Wells, b. f., to J. D. Hubinger, New
Haven, Conn., $1,100; Vallcau. b. h., to John
Galvln, Boston, Ma&s., tl.500. Consigned by
W. J. Pendon, Michigan: Joe R., br. g., W.
French, Brooklyn,-$1,000. Consigned by Wil
liam Scattergood. Phildelphia, Pa.: Happy
Minnie, b. m., John McShayne, Philadelphia,
$1,000: Symboler, two-year-old champion of
the world, record 2:11. b. c. to E. C. Mc
Laughlin, Providence, R. I., $1,375.
St. IO ii I m Cuurnlng Club.
ST. LOUIS, Feb. 13.-The St. Louis
Coursing Club has issued an announcement
of its next meeting, to be held at Brent
wood Park, on March 19, 20 and 21. Basil
Hayman, of Chicago, will officiate as judge,
and D. J. O'Callaghan. of St. Louis, as
slipper. The entries will close and the draw
will take place Wednesday, March 13. The
following big events are scheduled: Tne
Missouri cup, for 32 greyhounds, $10 each,
with 50 per cent, of gate monev added; 50
per cent, of total to winner; 25 per cent,
to runner-up and 12 per cent to tnird and
fourth dogs. The St. Louis cup. for 8 dog
saplings (whelped in 1S95), $2.50 each; w
per cent, to winner, 40 per cent, to runner
up. The Brentwood cup, for 8 bitch sap
lings (whelped in 1S05), $2.50 each; 60 p-r
cent- to winner; 40 per cent, to runner-up.
Atlantic Hit a elm II League.
NEW YORK. Feb. 15. A meeting of the
Atlantic Baseball League was held at the
Fifth-avenue Hotel this afternoon. The fol
lowing representatives of the new organiza
tion went Into session at 2 o'clock: Presi
dent Crane. D. A. Long. Wilmington;
George E. Ellis. Newark; W. S. Wright.
Paterson; Robert Jordan, Jersey City; Wil
liam Barnie, Hartford; Ted Sullivan, New
Haven. Arthur Irwin, manager of the New
York club, was also in attendance in the
Interest of the Jersey City club. The cir
cuit was completed by the granting of the
Hartford franchise to William Barnie. Ap
plications for franchises were received from
Troy, Albany, Meriden, Waterbury, Dan
bury and other cities anxious for represen
tation In the new organization.
Much discussion was held over the in
creasing of the circuit to ten clubs, but as
only one representative showed sulficlent
strength the league decided to continue out
th5 season with six clubs, as now consti
tuted. William Barnie was appointed on
tho schedule committee in the place of Al
Buclxenberrer. Tea ccmrr.ittc rr ccr.iUts
of Barnie, Long and Crane. The committee
will report on Feb. 26 next. It was decided
that the championship season of the league
shall begin on Saturday, April 18, and con
sist of 120 games, sixty to be played at
home and sixty abroad. This will necessi
tate four trips, each club playing three
games on each trip. Hartford will open
the season in Hartford with New Haven,
Wilmington with Newark and Paterson with
Jersey City. Players Pat Boyle anl John
Klllasky, who had signed with both the
Paterson and New Haven clubs, and had
accepted advance money from each, caused
some friction between the rival managers.
Decisive action was taken by the league,
giving Boyle to New Haven and Kiilasky to
Paterson and fining the men $50 each.
Interstate Hall League.
FTTTSBURG, Feb. 15. The Interstate
Baseball League was completed here to
day at a meeting of the promoters of the
six clubs interested. Each club deposited
Its forfeit of tlOO as the first payment of
the five-hundred-dollar guarantee neces
sary before the opening of the season.
There are now in the league six clubs
Wheeling, Washington, New Castle,
Youngtown, Toledo and Fort Wayne but
It is hoped to get Flndlay and Lima
to join to balance the Eastern and Western
ends. President Charles Power to-night
said that the league had secured the pro
tection of the National League in Class A,
thus putting them on equal footing with
the Eastern and Western leagues. ,
"WESTERN ROADS AT "WAR ,WITH
THE EAST E It X TltfXIC LIXES.
They Refune to Withdraw Cut Ratea
Pat Into Effect to Meet the
"Soo" Grain Tariff.
CHICAGO, Feb. 13. Pressure has been
brought on the Western Freight Association
roads to induce them to withdraw the tar
iffs they have put Into effect to meet the
cut of the Soo line in grain rates from the
Northwest to the Atlantic seaboard. In the
first place, the board of control of the Joint
Traffic Association informed tha Western
roads that the tariffs must not be put in
because they were contrary to the joint
traffic agreement. To this the Western
roads replied that they were not parties to
that agreement and could not be governed
by its conditions. Then it was pointed out
that if the Grand Trunk or any other roads
east of Chicago participated In the rate, it
would be In contempt of the. agreement. To
that It was replied that that was a matter
for the consideration of the Grand Trunk or
any other Eastern road participating, but
was no concern of the Western roads. The
Western road3 further replied that the tar
iffs would be pvt in and maintained while
present conditions continued. The Soo had
not only cut rates from its own exclusive
territory, but had sent its agents down into
Iowa and Nebraska, the direct territory of
the Western roads, and was taking grain
from that territory by means of the cut
rates. The Western roads thought' that
under such conditions patience had ceased
to be a virtue. If the Joint Trafilc Associa
tion could not protect its members from
such cut-throat competition, Western roads
would see to it that their own interests
were protected by every means at their
A new tariff of freight rates from Mis
sissippi river points, Chicago, Central Traf
fic Association territory, St. Louis and New
Orleans to the North Pacific coast points,
will go Into effect Monday next. The new
rates will be a reduction of from 5 cents to
25 cents per 100 pounds on present tariff.
First-class rates, which are now $2.70 per
hundred pounds, will be reduced to $2.45;
second-class rates, now $2.40, will be $2.20;
third-clas3 rates, now $2.20. will be S2.C5;
fourth-class rates, now $1.85, will be $1.75,
and so on. The Santa Fe will put these
rates into effect as well as the direct North
Pacific coast lines. They will be 5 cents
higher than its present schedule of Cali
fornia rate3, which will remain unchanged.
C. C. Wnlte DnjiRerously 111.
COLUMBUS. O... Fcifc 15. C. C. Waite,
president of the Hocking Valley road. Is very
111 here in his private car, from which he
cannot be moved t without danger of fatal
effect, from pneumonia. A doctor was with
him all night. He is a son of the late Chief
Thursday night Mr. Waite accompanied
a party of Columbus men to Jackson, O.,
to participate In the celebration of the
opening of a new branch cf the road to
that place. On the return trip' he was
seized with a chill, and when Columbus
was reached he was too ill to leave the
car. The car has been taken to a quiet
part of the yards and a telephone put in.
Mrs. Waite is constantly with her hus
band. It a tea to Be Restored.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., Feb. 13. Represent
atives of Cincinnati, St. Louis and Louis
ville lines met here to-day, and, after a
discussion of considerable length, decided
to restore rates within their territory that
have been demoralized for some time. Tho
following roads were represented: The
Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton, the Van
dalia, the Iouisville, Evansville & St.
Louis, the Clover Leaf, the Baltimore &
Ohio Southwestern and the Indiana, De
catur & Western.
Monon ARent Gone to Florida.
Special to the Indianapolis-Journal.
BEDFORD, Ind., Feb. 13. Mr. II. P. Rad
ley, general agent of the Monon railway
here, started on a two weeks Jrip through
Florida this morning. Mrs. Radley pre
ceded her husband about a month ago.
BETRAYED HIS TUUST.
w Hampshire Selectman "Who
Robbed 111m Town nml Went Innnne.
EPPING, N. II., Feb. 15.-A. sensation
that aroused every citizen in the town fol
lowed the announcement of the death of
Senator Charles E. Folsom to-day. For
twenty-one jears he had held a place on
the Board of Selectmen. At the present
time he wa3 chairman of the board. He
was engaged In the manufacture of wooden
boxes. Two weeks ago he failed, and since
then ho has been in low spirits. On Tuesday
he was taken violently Insane; since that
time It has required the services of two
men-to restrain him from doing himself
and others bod.y injury. Facts have now
leaked out which show that he had In vari
ous ways used up the funds of the town.
It is allege I that he borrowed money on
town notes In sums of from $500 to $l,Ct0.
The discovery was made in November last
that he was using cash belonging to others,
and he agreed to stop it and paid a number
of claims. He was to have mer the Board
of Selectmen this afternoon to give an ac
counting. He leaves a father, aged seventy
eight years, who Is frantic with grief.
MURDER IX SECOND DEGREE.
Dr. II. II. Jones Convicted nnd Given
Twenty Year In Prliton.
DALLAS. Tex., Feb. 13. The jury 1a the
case of the State vs. Dr. II. II. Jones, this
evening returned a verdict of murder In the
second degree and assessed his punishment
at twenty years in the penitentiary. With
out Warning" Captain Jones killed W. G.
Veal, a well-known Texas politician and ex
preacher of the gospel, at the ex-confederate
reunion at Dallas, nearly four years ago.
Jones has had two previous trials, the first
a hung jury and the second a life sentence.
Tlrs Court of Appeals reversed the latter
and granted a new trial. Dr. Jones Is about
sixty years old and his sentence, if he has
to serve it, is practically a life term. He
has spent a fortune fighting for his life and
liberty In the courts. His alleged reason for
killing Veal was that the latter had crimi
nally as?aulted the widow Bulllngton, now
Mrs. Jones, some twenty years before the
killing and before Jones married her.
Charged with Fraud.
CHICAGO, Feb. 15. The habeas corpus
case of Albert E. Silverthorne was decided
In the Curcuit Court to-day. Rilverthorne,
who was an extensive lumber dealer, failed
iom time asx and was arrested on
capiases taken out by his creditors, who
alleged fraud. The court held that the affi
davits showed that fraud had been con
mitted and remanded Siiverthorne to the
custody of the sheriff?
Suicide of Marvin, Ilaerhltt'a Son.
CHICAGO, Feb. 15. William H. Hughltt,
the twenty-two-year-old son of Marvin
Hughltt, president of the Chicago & North
western railroad, shot and killed himself at
his father's home, on Prairie avenue, to
night. The young man, who was a law stu
dent at the university at Madison, Wis.,
had come home, owing to tllnefs, and Is sup
posed to have taken his life while tem
IN CITY HALL PARR
REPUBLICAN COXVBXTIOX HALL AT
ST. LOUIS TO RE CONVENIENT.
Plana for n Structure- That "Will Coit
About 50,000 Accepted Yesterday
by the Subcommittee.
WAR ON THOMAS C. PLATT
XEW ItEPfilLICAX ORGANIZATION IX
NEW YORIC COUNTY.
Cornelius N. Illlan Choften Lender of
the Movement to Fight the Ex
ST. LOUIS, Feb. 13. The subcommittee
on hall of the Republican national conven
tion having considered presentations by the
local committee, carefully examined the
plans presented for a hall in which to hold
tho Republican national convention next
July, and, after consultation with the arch
itect of the local committee, as well as
with Mr. Adler, of Chicago, their consult
ing architect, met In executive session to
day and passed the following resolutions:
"Resolved, That the subcommittee of the
national committee formally and finally de
cide that the Exposition building cannot be
put In such shape as to meet the require
ments of the Republican national con
vention. "Resolved, That the proposition made by
the local committee of St. Louis to erect
a substantial convention auditorium be ac
cepted by the subcommittee on behalf of
the national committee as final and con
clusive, the said auditorium to be a sub
stantial and absolutely safe structure, com
plete in all its appointments, with ample
means of entrance and exit."
Mayor Walbrldge this afternoon gave the
Business Men's League permission to erect
the i auditorium, which will cost about
$GICC0 and seat 12.000 people, in the City
Hall Park, on condition that it be removed
by Oct. 1, ISM. The money needed to con
struct the building, which will be 1S0x2C0
feet, will be furnished by the Business
As planned, the speaker's stand, or plat
form, will occupy the center of one of the
long sides, and a gallery for spectators
will completely encircle the building. The
press stands will be on both sides of the
platform, so the reporters and correspond
ents can see and hear everything that goes
on. The acoustic properties of the new
building will be so perfect that everybody
present will be able to easily hear all that
is said or done. Delegates and alternates
will occupy seat3 immediately in front of
the platform, and tiers of raised benches
in circular form will occupy the rest of the
first floor, and will be indiscriminately as
signed to the ticket holders. There will
be entrances and exits on each side of the
building. The material of which the build
ing Is to be made has not yet been definite
ly determined, though either lumber or
staff will be used.
SPLIT IX SEW YOIIIC COUJiTYt
Cornelius HIIr nt the Hend of a Xew
NEW YOIiK, Feb. 13,-The committee o:
twenty-five, opposed to the regular Repub
lican organization In this county, met at
tho Lawyers' Club, In the Equitable Build
ing, to-day and decided to form a new Re
publican organization in New York county.
Xearly all the members rof .the , committee
were present when .thlfaction, was taken.
Cornelius X. Blis3 presided, and the confer
ence lasted over four hours. The committee
which Mr. BliSs appointed a few days ago
to arrange for a big mass meeting at Cooper
Un Ion v were the first to arrive. This com
mitteee, all of - whom are members of the
twenty-five, consists of Paul D. Cravath,
chairman; General Anson G. McCcok, Gen
eral Wager Swayne, Alderman Ellas Good
man and C. H. Dennlson. John E. Milhol
lani was the most insistent advocate cf the
"new Republican party." Cornelius X. Bliss
has been chosen leader of the movement.
During the four-hour conference four reso
lutions were adopted. The first, and most
important one, reads as follows:
"Whereas, The results, already made
known of investigation into the methods by
which the present so-called county commit
tee has been constituted conclusively dis-'
close that so large a majority of its mem
bers were not honestiy chosen, that the
committee Itself, as such, la rightly to be
considered a fraud; and,
Wnereas, Tne committee of 500, at its
meeting held Jan. UO, with the evidence
fully before it, adopted that conclusion,
and ' directed that such conclusion and
the evidence in support of it, be
male the basis of further effort
to exclude such prejenied organ.zation :rum
recognition as such in any Republican coun
"Whereas, Pursuant to such instructions,
proper protest against such recognition has
been made to the State committee and re
jected; "Resolved, That in pursuance of such pol
icy of protest this .meeting desires and
directs that the same protest be made in
its name to th) Republican State conven
tion, to the end that suoh pretended organi
zation, being authoritatively repudiated, the
Republicans of New York city may be free
to organize upon an honest basis, and
nenceforth to co-opcrato by decent methods
for the country's good.
"Resolved, That meanwhile, for the-sole
purpose of opposing and suppressing fraud,
those Republicans of. New York city who
have already signified in writing their ap
proval of such pretest, and such others as
may be of the same mind, be invited to
organize under the auspices and direction
of the committee of twenty-five.
"Resolved. That such Republican organi
zations in this city as are already existing
and are in full sympathy with such pro
test be and are cordially invited-to support
the same to co-operate with the organiza
tion now proposed." :
The three other resolutions were Intro
duced separately, and read as follows:
"Resolved. That we congratulate and
commend the minority of the so-called
county committee - upon the courageous
stand they have taken against the fraudu
lent majority by refusing to participate in
the election of president and other officers
of that organization. We invite and urge
their personal co-cperatlon with us and
beg to express to them our cordial appre
ciation of their course.
"Resolved, That the committee of twenty
five approve the action of its chairman in
placing at the disposal of the committee
of organization of the so-called Republican
county commlt'ee the results of its in
vestigation of the frauds connected with
the recent enrollment and primaries.
"Resolved. That the report cf the sub
committee appointed to arrange for the
mass meeting of Republicans in Cooper
Union be approved, and that the date of
such meeting be fixed by said subcom
mittee." The mass meeting wl'.l probably be held
next week at Cocper Union. It will be in
the nature of a ratification of the cction
of- the committee of twenty-five.
Arknnana Jonm Still on Top.
X.ITTLE ROCK. Ark.. Feb. 13. Returns
from the Democratic senatorial primary
election in Sebastian county received up to
11 o'clock Indicate that Senator Jones has
carried the county by a large majority. Re
turns are Incomplete, but there Is no donbt
as to the result. In the city of Fort Smith,
where Clark was supposed to be strongest.
Senator Jones has a safe majority, whil.
In the country he Is far ahead. The result
of to-day's election practically eliminates
Governor Clark from the race, ajs hi3 friends
had based their hopes on Sebastian county.
The canvass, however, will be continued in
other counties. '
Sonml Money Tcxnm.
GALVESTON, Tex.. Feb. IS. The conven
tion of sound-money Democrats cf Texas
convened this morning with about 173 prom
inent Democrats in attendance. Chairman
Hardy, of the State Democratic sound
money committee, was made chairman of
tha convention. There was a long discus
sion as to the coursa to pursue. Some of the
delegates, headed tv Chairman Hardv, fa
vored xaamns the Cjht la tha ptoarlca
called fcy the Dudley committee at the re
cent Austin convention. Others,, headed by
Hon. George Clark, favored an immediate
repudiation of and separation from the free
silver portion 'of the Democratic party.
Finally it was agreed to appoint a commit
tee on resolutions to be composed of one
delegate from each congressional district to
be selected from the members present, all
resolutions to be reported to such committee'.
The conference concluded its labors to
night. The committee on resolutions
brought in two reports. The reports unite
in denouncing the methods employed In pro
curing a silver majority on the State Demo
cratic executive committee.
Tettlirrevr Making Trouhle.
YANKTON. S. D., Feb. 13. United States
Senator Pettlgrew has created a sensation
In the Republican party in South Dakota
by publishing u letter stating why he wants
to head the State delegation to St. Louis.
The letter Is regarded as a chAilense to
the sound money advocates, and as the
party Is about evenly divided on the silver
question, a red hot political contest has be
gun. Senator PettUrtw announces himself
as a candidate because he believed In free
silver coinage, announcing in conclusion: 'l
am much more interested In the platform
than in the candidate. I have no personal
ambition In this matter."
McKinley "Will Have Florida.
PENSACOLA. Fla., Feb. IS. Thomas
Fortune, the New York colored editor, is
'here ostensibly on a visit, but leading col
ored men say that he Is quietly working to
secure the Florida delegation to St. Louis
for Governor' Morton, of New York. Gov
ernor McKinley has had his agents at work
here for some time among the colored Re
publicans. Duval county to-day elected a
solid McKinley delegation to the convention.
This practically settles the fight in Florida.
So far nineteen counties have acted, six
teen of which have instructed for McKinley.
Instructed for Tanner.
CHICAGO, Feb. 15. At the Cook county
(Chicago) Republican convention to-day
delegates were appointed to the State con
vention at Springfield, and were Instructed
for John R. Tanner for Governor. No men
tion was made by the convention of any
Congressman William Lorimer was renom
inated by the Republicans of the Second
district to-night. E. S. Conway and Con
gressman Lorimer were made delegates to
the national convention. Like all other del
egates, they are unpledged.
Ilnnter Lotting? Votes.
FRANKFORT, Ky.. Feb. 13.-The roll call
for the twenty-third senatorial ballot
showed 116 members present; necessary to a
choice, fifty-nine. Senator Bowling joined
tho three Republican Senators who have left
Dr. Hunter, and this, with the pair of
Walker and Garrard, gave Blackburn more
votes than Hunter. The ballot resulted:
Hunter, 53; Blackburn, 54; Carlisle, 3; Holt,
3; McCreary, 1; Cochran, 1; Bate, 1.
Instructed for Reed.
ALEXANDRIA, La., Feb. 13. The Re
publicans of the Fourth- congressional dis
trict to-day elected Dr. B. F. O'Neal, of
Bossier, and William Harper, of Gaddo
parish, delegates to St. Louis, and In
structed . for Reed.
Instructed for McKinley.
ASHEVILLE. Ala.. Feb. 15. Five hun
dred white Republicans met to-day to se
lect State and district delegates. McKin
ley wasunanimously indorsed by the vote
.and the delegates were Instructed for him.
SCIENTISTS AT WORK
INVESTIGATING THE WONDERS OF
Many Jlarvelous Results of Experi
ments with the X Rays Photo
graphs Taken 1f Edison.
XEW YORK. Feb. 1C A special to the
World from London says: The revelations
concerning the developments of the new
photography are multiplying at such a rate
that it Is difficult to keep pace with them.
Here are a few of the latest results of Pro
fessor Roentgen's discovery:
The British Medical Journal says that .the
application of the new method to the pur
poses of clinical diagnosis is being eagerly
pursued by the leading members of the pro
fession. Dr. Lodge, a leading specialist, has taken
a negative showing the position of a bullet
in a wrist, while another surgeon has taken
a photograph showing plainly atrophy and
bone changes caused by the wearing of tight
A Berlin telegram describes the first op
eration by Professor Von Bergmann, in
which the diagnosis was made by the
Roentgen method. The patient fired twen
ty small pellets Into his hand some time
ago, and their position being ascertained
by means of the new photography, they
were prompt!' extracted. The famous sur
geon, in a subsequent address to his col
leagues, while recognizing the importance
of the new discovery, declared it would
lead to a great abuse if every one who was
enabled to discover the presence of a for
eign object In his body, which presence did
no injury, insisted on operating for its re
moval. He attaches more importance for
surgical purposes to Esmarck's discovery,
by which an anaemic condition was pro
duced, enabling the whole field of operation
to be surveyed.
At the Queen's Hospital, at Birmingham,
a needle was successfully extracted from a
patient's hands by means of a Roentgen
photograph, after having eluded the ordi
nary methods of search for a fortnight.
At Aberdeen a similar operation was per
formed with equal sucess. In this case the
needle had penetrated the foot and caused
intense suffering, with little prospect of ex
traction by ordinary means.
It Is asserted ty several correspondents
of English scientific papers, who have con
ducted experiments, that the light from a
few inches of burning magnesium ribbon,
and even less intense sources, evolves cer
tain rays which pass through opaque bod
ies such as wood, and impress themselves
on a photographic plate beneath. This Is
without the use of any tube.
Photographs Taken by Edison.
ORANGE, N. J.. Feb. 13.-T.omas A. Edi
son to-day mada pictures with the Roentgen
X rays, expoHng the sensitive plate and ob
jects to be photographed before the floures
aent tube for only one minute. The distance
between the tube and the plate was only
four inches. The inventor said that had he
Iaced them as closely, together as possible,
ie could, he thought, have secured a shad
ow photograph in a few seconds. Ordinarily
it has required from fifteen minutes to three
(hours to secure good results by all the ex
periments except Mr. Edison's, who has al
ready reduced the time of exposure to two
HEIl SHAFT BROKEN.
Steamer Oceanic Now Ilrinp Towed to
Iloston by the Galileo.
XEW YORK, Feb. 15. The White Star
steamer Germanic, which arrived to-day
from Liverpool and Queenstown, reported
that on Feb. 13, at noon, In latitude 41:14.
longitude 61:24, she was in company with the
British steamer Galileo, bound from Hull
for Boston, having in tow the steamer
Oceanic, with shaft broken, steering west.
The Oceanic was on a voyage from Sunder
land for Hampton Roals and Baltimore.
She was sighted on FriJay last by the
American line steamer New York, in lat
itude 41:35, longitude 66; since which time
no tidings have been received of her until
reported by the Germanic this morning, and
seme , anxiety has been felt regarding her
Steamer Otrnnto A nil ore.
NEW YORK, Feb. 13. The steamer
Otranto Is ashore on Fire Island bar.
She lies head-on. about two hundred yards
from the beach and about cne-quarter mile
treat of the life-saving Btation. Her posi
tion Is easy, and there Is not much sea on.
steamer of 1.944 tons net register. She was
built at Hull, In 1VT7. and is ?C5 feet long,
VQ feet beam and Z7Vi feet deep.
Bridge Builders Responsible.
CLEVELAND, O.. Feb. 15. Coroner Ar
buckle this afternoon rendered a decision
ho'ding the Canton Wrought-Ircn Bridge
Company, of Canton. O.. criminally respon
sible for the collapse of the Akron. Bed
ford V Cleveland electric railway bridge
across Tinkers creek, which fell about a
month ago, and in which an electric car
was precipitated Eeventy-five feet into the
creek. Two men v.cr Li lied tr.d c-ncthtr
tzdlr injure . '
The Wilson line steamer utranto, uaptam
Huby, salied from Shields, Jan. 2, for New
York. The Otranto Is a brig-rigged, screw
' Birtl3 and Keptile3.
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