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Tao Circulation of THE TIMES Yesterday
For the District of Columbia and Mary
land, generally fair; colder; northwesterly
3STO. 1,1 IT.
WASHINGTON, SATURDAY MOTCNTN'G , ATTUL 10, 1897 EIGHT PAGES.
A BATTLE DNTiu-FRQNTlER
Greeks Cross the Border in the
Vicinity of Grevna.
twenty-seven women, children and old
men, and after they had started for the
Austrian gunboat Sebcnico, which it had
been arranged should bring the refugees
to Canea, the insurgents, who were watch
ing the pioceediugs from the hills, again
fired upon thun, without, however, doing
The Scbenlco arrived here this after
noon with the rerugccH, and nrtor landing
them started back for Kissamo to get other
Moslems who wished to leave the place,
the capture of which Is daily threatened
by the Christians.
A FAMILY AFFAIR.
of the Mississippi Tram Keokuk south to
Hickman, Ky. The river had begun to
fall slowly and the rain only kept it at
a steady gauge. Dispatches from below
give small encouragement for early relief.
All thelevees are broken utintcrvals. The
most serlouscouditlon existsaround Green
ville, Miss-., where the whole country for
twenty-fivo miles on either bide of the
river is under water. Planters have aban
doned hope ot raising a crop, even should
the flood subside immediately.
The loss ot lire Is uncommonly rare, as all
have been warned.
HUKTTER MS THE GOAL
Only Two Votes Needed, Bnt
These Failed Him.
EFFORTS TO BREAK A QU0RU1)
TURKISH TR0GP.3 OPEN FIRE
The Greelts Holding Their Own
Against the Attack HuUkl Pnshn
Moving Ills Division Against the
-"Invaders The Moslems Enthusi
astic for the Opening of Hostilities.
London, April 9. The Evening News pub
lishes a late dispatch from Elassona, where
Is (situated the licadquarters of jCdhem
raslia, the commander-in-chief of the Turk
ish forces in Macedonia, giving the details
of a battle between Greek and Turkish
forces. It ib not possible to decide at this
moment whether or not the Greeks are
the same body of men who weie described
In an earlier dispatch as having crossed
the frontier Into Turkey, and as having
been attacked by the Turks, but as the
fighting is said to have occurred in both
instances in the vicinity of Grevna, It is
likely that the GieeUs, who, the first dis
patch said, were brigands, were really ir
regular troops who have advanced into
Turkish territory despite the orders of
Grown Prince Constantine. If this turns
out to be the case it will render u sit
uation that Is all cad y perilous far more
eo, and may result in open hostilities be
tween the two armies on the frontier with
out the formality of an actual declaration
It appears that at about 3 o'clock this
morning 1,000 Greeks, under cover of
darkness, crossed the frontier at a iioint
about twenty miles bouthwcstijf Grevena,
which is situated fifteen miles due noith
of Nalakassl, the nearest Greek frontier
town. They were discovered by the
Turkish outposts of the second line, who
fired upon them, and then fell buck upon
their own main body. Orders were Im
mediately given for the Turks to ad
vance and attack the Greeks.
At 5 o'clock in the morning the Greeks
-were discovered in a forest, which was
surrounded by the Turks. The nature of
the ground -was such that It was im
possible for the Turks to deliver a very
effective fire aud the Greeks -were in no
Email measure protected by the trees. The
latter replied briskly to the fire of the
Turks and succeeded in holding their ad
vance in check. At the time the dis
patch "wab sent the fighting was proceed
ing vigorously and the Greeks -were hold
ing their own. A detachment of artillery
Is being hurried to the scene, and it is
Jbought if this can be brought into action
the Greeks -will be speedily dislGdged from
It has been impossible to ascertain
whether there are any regulnr troops
among the Greeks, but the band Is so large
that it suggests the probability of a number
of them being present. If this is so, fight
ing along the whole frontier Is inevitable.
Edhem Pasha will advance immediately
If he Icarus that regulars arc taking part
In today's fighting. Orders to that ef
fect hnve been issued, and It would not
be surprising If the whole Turkish army
ehould soon be advancing into Greece .
The situation Is extremely critical and
actual war has not been so near since the
troubles began as it is at pitcnt. Tele
grams, the nature of which it Is im
possible to ascertain, are constantly pass
ing between the military commanders tt
Grevena and the government at Constanti
nople. TTJHKISII ARMY ADVANCING.
All Commands Held In Readiness
for Instant Action.
Elassona, April 9. The Greek force that
this morning invaded Turkish territory has
held out so desperately against the Turkish
forces dispatched against them that Edhem
Pasha ha6 sent orders to Hakki Pasha, the
commander of the Turkish division at
Grevna, to move against the Greeks. The
greater part of Hakki Pasha's division is
now advancing against the invaders, and
a bloody fight is expected when they reach
the position held by the Greeks. The
troops are enthusiastic because of the op
portunity that has offered for them to
have an engagement with the hated Chris
tians. Edhem Pasha has notiried all his gen
erals to held their commands in readiness
for instant action. The reserves have lefc
their encampment here, in order to move
closer to the first line of defense. The city
1b today the scene of the greatest military
activity. At 6hort Intervals orderlies dash
away to the commanders of the troops in
the vicinity of Elassona, while other of
ficers fill the telegraph room, waiting for
or sending messages. The Turkish army is
ready and enthusiastic for the opening of
hostilities, and there is not a man in it
that would not welcome orders to move
FIRED ON THE AUSTRIANS.
A Fusilnde Between the Insurgents
and a Warship.
London, April 9. A dispatch to the
Dally News, from Canea, states that the
Austrian warship Crown Princess Stefan!
arrived yesterday at Kissamo, which place
1b being besieged by the insurgents. As trc
warship approached the town she hoisted
a flag of truce, and later, after coming to
anchor, sent a boat with twb soldiers to
carry malls for the Turkish fort. The in
surgents did not Jiecd the flag of truce, but
they fired on the boat. The warship replied
with her quick firing and six-Inch guns
speedily stopping the fire of the Insurgents.
.. Today the Crown Princess Stefan! sent
a number of boats to the town for the
purpose of embarking the most of those
who expressed a strong desire to leave
the place. The insurgents again fired on
the boats, whereupon aU the warships Hi
the bay look part in a bombardment of the
Christiana. They fired clgthy shells, and
the rebelB found the gunnery practice so
good that they ceased their fusllndos on
the boats until after they had taken the
refugees on board. The boats embarked
ASKED FOR REINFORCEMENTS.
The Turks Attack Greek Posit'ons
nt Three Points.
London, April 9. The Athens corre
spondent of the Chronicle telegraphs that
the commander ot Tsoiifliani, a Greek
frontier post, hab sent a message to the
commander at Trikkala, stating that a,
band of Insurgents crossed the frontier this
morning, alter which the Turks attacked
the Gieek positions at Fonika, Briiautza
and Eimbushi. As, however, a request was
made Tor only a single company ot re
enforcements, the situation was evidently
regarded as not being grave.
The dispatch adds that nothing further
was known regarding the fighting in Ath
ens at a late hour tonight.
DISCUSSING A BLOCKADE.
British Attorney General States the
Probable Action of the Powers.
London, April 9. In the House of Com
mons today Sir K. E. "Webster, attorney
general, icplyiug to a question by Sir E.
T. Gourlcy, Liberal, member for Sunder
land, said that the powers had not yet
decided whether or not they would estab
lish a blockade of the ports of Greece In the
event of her final lefusal to withdraw her
troops from Crete, nor had it as yet been
determined whether such blockade would
be merely pacific, or one implying the ex
istence of a state of war.
If the blockades were pacific, he said, it
would apply to Greek vesbels only, but if
it .should be established as a belligerent
blockade, it would apply to all vessels,
though It was probable that merchant ves
sels of neutral countries at Greek ports at
the time of the establishment of the block
ade, would probably be allowed time to
complete their cargoes before .salliug.
RADICALS FAVOR GREECE.
Italian Deputies Protest Airulnst the
Government's Cretan Policy.
Home, April 9. A stormy scene occurred
in the Chamber of Deputies today when
Marquis Vit-couti Venosta declared the
policy of Italy in regard to Crete in leply
to an interpolation by a Radical member
of the chamber.
The Matquit urged the necc-sitv ofltaly's
lemaining In the European concert as a
means of averting a general outbreak
of war, nevertheless, he said, the govern
ment would always act in a conciliatory
sjiirit toward Greece.
During his remarks he was interrupted
frequenlty by shouts, hoots, cat-calls, etc,
fio:n the Radicals, and the uproar finally
became so gicat that the president was
compelled to suspend the sitting.
A LEXOW "WITNESS IN JAIL.
He Has IJeen u Professional Gambler
for Many Year.
Atlanta, Ga., April 9. The btar witness
andpromoter of the recent Lexow investiga
tion in this city, is tonight in Jail. His
name is William E. Harp, a well-know nman-nbout-towii.
"When hemadocharges against
the police and detective department and
alleged that they were protecting criminals
and receiving bribes, the matter was at
once taken up and the inquiry which fol
lowed showed that he knew what he was
Since that time, it is said, the detectives
have kept a constant watch on Harp. A
few days ago they raided a private parlor
in the leading hotel here, and captured a
number of swell young men, gambling for
Among them was Harp, and the de
tectives went before the grand Jury with
evidence to show that he had been a
professional gambler for many years, and
was the leader ot the enterprise. The
grand Jury returned thirteen indictments
against Harp, and he was railroaded Into
court, where a prompt conviction fol
lowed. In a few days, he will be a member
of the chain gang, although his length of
sentence has not yet been determined.
ANOTHER GULF CYCLONE.
Sweeps Down on Georgia Towns,
Killing Several People.
Atlanta, Ga., April 9. Telegrams from
Ozark, Ala., and Valdosta, Ga., and theill
fated town of Arlington, Ga., show that
this section was visited today by another
Gulf cyclone, ascending the Apalachlcola
valley and sweeping northward with ter
rific force, to the confluence of the Chatta
hoochee and the Flint rivers,, where it
divided. One section went toward Ozark,
where trees were uprooted and houses
blown to pieces. Several lives were lost,
among them being Mrs. Towers, who was
caught beneath the falling timbers of her
home and crushed. Her husband was un
able to save her and was himself badly
Sequel to Runaway Match
Atlanta, Ga., April 9. A sequel to the
runaway raurriage between J. P. Atkinson,
the youthful bon of Gov. Atkinson, and
Miss Ada Hyrd, the fourteen-year-old daugh
ter p one of Atlanta's wealthiest citi
zens, will be the second wedding ot the
oouple tomorrow night in Chattanooga.
The parents and relatives of the young
couple have decided that a second cere
mony will lie necessary before they can
be allowed to live together. A distinguish ed
company of State officials will attend the
wedding The couple will reside in the
executive mansion, where the young mqn
is now employed as his father's private
""Mounted Police After Smugglers.
"Wiunepcg, April 9. A large detachment
of Canadian Northwest mounted police left
Rcglna today for the Yukon River district.
The men arc ordered north by the Ca
nadian government to protect the British
Columbia border against smugglers, from
Alaska, who have been peddling contra
band whisky to the Indians on the Cana
dian side of the lhie. The party will not
return to civilization for two years.
Blinds, 91; small Sizes, 75c a Pair.
Llbbey & Co., 6th st. andNew Yorkave. tf
There are but two fireproof storage build
ings In the city. Empire Carpet Cleaning
Co., 631 Mass."nve,, is one.
THEPOHTO RICO REBELLIOM
Reports of Horrible Atrocities
Committed by Spaniards.
ONE HUNDRED MEN MURDERED
The "Whole Island Terrorized aud
People Fleeing From the Island.
Defen-'-eless ;mij Slain "Who Had
Nothing to Do With the Ilevolu
tion The Uprising Premature.
Havana, April 9. The news of the re
volt in Porto Rico was known to the au
thorities here two weeks ago, but was
suppressed by the censor. Now there are
reports of atrocltleb committed by the
Spanlnids at Yaquo and Adjuntas, where
more than 100 men hav.e been killed by
the process known here as comiioute. The
whole island of Porto Rico hab been ter
rorized and the people are beginning to
flee to Santo Domingo and the United
States, becaus-e nolody feels Eafe from
arrest or death at the hands of the Span
iards. "We cannot forget the crimes committed
eleven years ago," says aletter from Ponce,
"when the Spanish journalist Francibco
Cepeila was compontcd and thousands of
Porto Ricaus were barbarously abbasai
natcd." The same letter says that the Spanish
column of Col. Rosal, near Sabaua Grande,
has hlam all the defenseless countrymen
found crossing its route, although they
had nothing to do With the revolution.
The revolution was well planned and
it would surely have been a success had it
not been that Quineros, Velesz, and others,
rose prematurely against the orders of the
principal secessionists. The lenders had
named a later date for the movement, ex
pecting help from New York. Never
theless, the spirit of the revolution has
spread all over the country and in the near
future the whole island will be in arms
against Spain. Itia not true thatlnslgnifl
cant or uninflucntinl persons are the
promoters of the conspiracy in Porto Rico.
On the contrary many rich and poweiful
citizens are partisans of the Separatltt
A GREAT CUBAN VICTORY.
Spnniards Retired, Leaving Dead and
Wounded on the Field.
Havana, April 9. A big battle hab been
foughtat San Miguel de Encrucijadn, Pinar
del Rio province, between the Spanish bat
talion of Gcrona and 6ome 1,000 insur
gents, led by Vidal Ducasse and Perico del
Gado. After a hand-to-hand fight the
Spanish retired, leaving on the field their
dead and wounded, and horses, arms, and
ammunition. Since Maceo's time no other
battle of such importance has been fought
lu the province of Plnar del Rio.. The ef
fect produced in Havana by the news is
The Spanish explain that the combina
tion of two columns which were to at
tack the Cubans on two sides, tailed.
They say that the battalion ot Gerona
was ordered to maintain without help a
bad position; to encourage the insurgents
to attack, and then to drive them to a
certain place, at which the other battaliou
was expected to overwhelm the patriot
The victory has been especially grateiul
to the Cubans, as they were In need of
ammunition, and had decided to use their
last in this action. They captured 200
rifles and about 300,000 rounds of am
munition. A report from Santiago deCuba says that
Gen. Linares reports a victory over the
insurgents at Sabanllla. An expedition
has landed fifteen miles from the city of
Havana, at Puntadellndio.
A dispatch from Madrid says that the
contract for the loan which, it was stated
yesterday, the Spanish government had
decided to make from the Banco de Espana
has 'been signed, the bank advancing to
the government 50,000,000 pesetas, or
$10,000,000, in Spanish sliver, and ngree-
"You don't see anything-, do you?'
ing to give 100,000,000 pesetas more if
asked by the minister of finance to do so.
Although the wording is pesetas and sil
ver, it is well understood the bank pays in
its own paper money, and the whole con
tract means -only an authorization by the
government to enlarge Ita Issue of cur
rency. PRAISE FOR THE JUNTA.
The Landing uMioIoff Will Hasten
Havana, April 9. Gen. Garcia has bent
to the government at Gamaguey a com
munication giving news of. the safe land
ing of Gen. Roloffa expedition, and bay
ing; "The junta at New York deserves
all the praises YJf the patriots for that
important effort which will hasten the
triumph of Cuba.1"
Gen. Garcia adds that If the junta is
not thwarted in its, work by the Ameri
can Xavy the independence of Cuba will
be achieved soon.
Gen. Rolorf has starteU for Gamaguey to
join the government.
In Santa Clara Province Gen. Gomez is
harassing the Spanish columns, and the
Spaniards are unable, to force him to re
tire toward the Jucaro-Moron Trocha,
where Weyler plans to catch Gomez be
tween two fires.
RIVERA IN HAVANA.
The Wounded Patriot Is Taken to
Havana, April 9. Gen Ruls Rivera, the
commander or the insurgents in the Pro
vince ot Pinar del Rio, who was captured
ou March 28 by the forces of Gen. Hernan
dez de Velasco, in the vicinity of Cabe.e
das, was brought here at It o'clock this
afternoon from San Cristobal, where he
had been confined. Col. Hacallao, Gen.
Rivera's chief of staff, who was captured
while attempting toJ carry his leader, who
was wounded, from the field, was also
brought to Havana, "IThe train ou which
the prisoners trnvelecLtlid not come to the
regular statiou In the city with the prison
ers on board, but was stopped at the
Hnciendados warehouses, where Gen.
Rivera and Col, Baccalao were tran
ferred to a tug, in. waiting. Gen. Rivera,
who Is still suffering from his wounds,
was carried on the tug, Col. Bacenloa
walking by his 6ide;.On board the tug
were the ohief of police and a number of
other officers. The put steamed across
the bay to the Cabanas fortress, where
the prisoners will remain until their fate
is decided. i
The arrival of the prisoners was not
expecte.l. and there was no crowd gathered
to see them. ' u
A CAPTURE BY GARCIA.
He Has Taken tue3patiish General,
Havana, April 9. A-private report from
Santiago do Cuba says that Gen. Calixto
Garcia lias captured jiear Mansanlllo the
Spanish general, Aldave, and that the
insurgents are willing to exchange him
for Gen. Ruls Rivera,-
Though the reportis denied here by the
authorities, a long dispatch about it has
been scnttoGen. Weyler.
A COLD-BLOODED WIFE.
She Snld She Would Prny for Her
New York, Apiil'W F. Albcs, an unem
ployed pianomakerwusstrickenwlth heart
disease in front of No. 332 First avenue,
this evening, an hour after he had had a
stormy interview with his wife, whom he
left a year ago, at her home at No. 605
Enst Sixteenth street.
"When Mrs. Albes was told that her hus
band was dying, she said: "I hope he will
die. The sooner he doesithe better I will
be suited. I'll go upstairs and pray for
him to dlo tonight Then I can collect the
insurance on hislifo.''
A Filibuster nt Jacksonville.
Jacksonville, Fla., April 9. The lug
Alexander Jones arrived iere tonight at
10 o'clock, with the schooner Marlon In
tow. The Jones was suspected of being
connected with the attempted expedition
out of Fernandina, that was stopped a few
days ago by the Vesuvius, and theBoutwell.
Capfc. AdkinB, of-the Jones, reports that he
left Fernandina this mqralng at 10:30.
Mantels, Any Size, $1.00 Apiece.
Llhbey & Co. , 6ch at. and New York ave. tf
Ivy Institute BuslncB3 College, 8th andK,
None betler $25; a year, day or nlghfc.
12-lneh Stoek,nrds.l per lOo ax,
Llbbey & Co.; 6tfft. apd'New York ave.
WILD iHTHffl PHILS
The River, Dashed Into Fury,
Sweeps Over the Levees.
MANY LEVEES GIVING WAY
All of the Country for Twenty-five
Miles Around Greenville Under
Water Unfortunate Victims of
the Flood Cut Off From Rescue
Die of Starvation.
New Orleans, April 9. Wild and tem
pestuous weather still continues to pre
vail on the lower Mississippi, to the great
.danger ot'thclevce system. A severe storm
raged all last night from Vloksburg to the
gulf, rendering the navigation of the Mis
sissippi dangerous and sweeping the waves
over the levees The telegraph wires
were blown down here and at other points,
completely cutting off Greenville from the
world. At New Orleans some damage was
done to property, and thelevees were badly
watlied and weakened at various points.
In the Tensas levee district, of North
Louisiana, in deference to the proclama
tion of Gov. Foster and the several police
juries, nearly the entire population has
turned out with their teams to work on
the levees. The police Jury of Madison
sent 510,000 to the Tensas levee district
today, and the other riparian parishes
will take bitniiar action
Terrebonne sent 400 laborers to the
front today, to work on the Lafourche
levee. The whole population seems to be
thoroughly aroused to the imminence of
the danger, and are urging the authorities
to use all available cash, and even credit, to
save the levees. The mayor of Placque
mlne has prohibited all steamboats from
landing there on account of the danger to
the levees. A levee patrol train is now run
daily between Baton Rouge and New Or
leans over the Xazoo and Mississippi Valley
to inspect the levees and report on their
RATLROAD TRACKS WASHED OUT.
Farmers Drowned While Trying
to Ford Swollen Streams.
Mellette, S. D., April 9. The surround
ing country is flooded, and railroad tracks
are washed out. There have been no malls
here for two weeks. The James River has
risen seven feet higher than ever before.
It has washed out the three large iron
bridges In this county. Three farmers "ivere
reported drowned at different points while
trying to ford swollen streams. All farm
lauds on the river bottoms have been swept
GRAVE DANGER AT BUXTON.
It Is Feared the Town Will Be.
Buxton, N. D.. April 9. This town is
in grave danger of being swept away.
Today all past records of the high water
were broken, and the Red River is steadily
rising at the rate of a foot an hour. The
water has reached Front street, and Is
on a level with buildings. Everyone Is pre
paring to move. With every tributary
from Lake Troverse to Grand Forks a
raging torrent, and the lower river still
solid, it is feared tremendous Ice gorges
will be rormed, which would flood the
entire valley with back-water.
RIVER RISING AT ST. PAUL.
It Is Caused by Melting Snow in
St. Paul, April 9. The Mississippi River
created surprise this morning by begin
ning to rise here again, and tonight at G
o'clock the gauge marked 17.9 feet. The
people along the river have begun to move
again. Signal service officers say the rise
is occasioned by melting snow In the woods.
It snowed heavily for two hours this morn
ing, and all disappeared by 3 p. m.
The Relief Society found five families,
with seventeen children, huddled together
in one little house on Commercial street
today. Several of them were sick, and
were removed to the city hospital, and the
others were furnished with good food
and clothing after being taken to high
ALL THE LEVEES BROKEN.
The Country for Twenty-fJve Miles
Around Greenville Under Water.
St. Louis, April 8. For thirty hours,
1 ending last night, rain fell In the ToIIey
STORIIiS OF DISTRESS.
Isolated Victims of the Flood Found
Starved to Death.
Memphis, Tenn., April 0. The balmy,
spring weather which has prevailed In the
overflowed dlbtrlct for the last teveral
days, and has made life for the refugees
at least bearable, was replaced yester
day by a cold, drizzling rain, which brought
much suffering with it. Many of the refu
gees had no means of warming themselves,
unless they burned the platforms on which
they were standing, and which were built
to keep them and their goods out of
In borne parts of the overflowed country
the bad weather came in this shape or a
btorm and sent the waves dashing across
the seas which have been made by the
backwater. Many houses which had
withstood the backwater which was around
and in them, were looened by the storm,
and floated away At Rosfidale, Miss., a
large ho'ibe owned by the Memphis Cotton
Oil Mill Company, used to store cotton
beedln, "was blown from its foundations,
which were under water, and was bunk
in ten feet of water. There were 150
colored refugees in the house, but it is
thought most or them escaped.
The life savers nrade a horrible find
wlthio-tweaty mlleof .Memphis, in Arkan
sas yesterday. It was thought that this
entire country was under water and no
life savers had penetrated it, knowing, or
thinking, those who had not left the coun
try had been drowned. Yesterday two
men went far into the Interior to carry
provisions to some people who, with their
cattle and horses, are living In the midst
of the overflow, ou the top of au Indian
mound, with which that (Crittenden) county
abounds. On the return trip the men lost
their way- They saw the top of a mound
Just aboje the water aud mode toward
it- thinking they would possibly spend the
When they reached the mound, they
found the bodies of a man, woman and
child who had been dead for many days.
The mound on which the bodies were
found Is right in the track of a break
which occurred in a private levee about
a month ago. The water had swcpt.down
on the people, and they had reached the
mound, but not having expected the break
or any danger from high water they had
no boats, and after reaching the mound
had starved to death. Each day dis
coveries similar to the above are being
In the Yazoo Delta, below here, the
flood conditions, instead or growing bet
ter, are growing worse Greenville, Miss ,
is cut off from the world. Clarksdale,
Miss., which is fifteen miles inland, is
reached only by boat, the water between
the city and the river being deep enough
to float a river steamer drawing ton feet
ot water. It Is a deplorable s-ight to see
a great river plowing over plantations
which, a monthago, were worth thousands
or dollar.". Vicksburg, Miss., is up on her
hills, with a sea of water on all sides of
her. Coahoma, Miss., is under water i:nd
deserted, and there are sixty other towns
within a radius ot 200 miles of Memphis.
MADGE DEAN'S SUIT.
Her Allegations Against Brown und
His Reply to Them.
New York, April 9. A suit brought by
Madge Dean, an actress, who has appeared
in several of Hoyt's farce-comedies, agaii st
Frauk W. Brown,' a stock broker and mar
ried man, of Washington, D. C, for an
annulment ot her marriage to him, was
called for trial today by Justice Truax
inbpecial term, part 4, of thesupremecourt.
The Dean woman alleged that on August
15, 1891, she was married to Brown at
Wilmington, Del., and that Brown falsely
and fraudulently represented himself as an
unmarried man. She declared that after
the marriage she discovered that Brown
was married to a woman at the time he
induced her to marry him, and that he
was the fattier of a girl twenty years old,
who lived with her mother at Washington.
Madge Dean has instituted another suit
agaiut Brown, in which she demands $23,
000 damages for the alleged deceit prac
ticed upon her.
Lawyer Maurice Mayer, who appeared
for Brown, filed an answer to tho suits, in
which It was alleged that nt the time the
defendant married Madge Dean he was
Incompetent to enter into a lawful mar
riage because of a defect of intellectual
power and a want ot legal competency on
account of the intoxication. Brown also
alleged that at the time of the marriage
he was suffering from indistinctness of
ideas and confusion or thought- He fur
ther alleged that the plaintiff knew him
to boa married man and was wcllnenualnt
ed with the fact that his legal wife was
Susan Dawson Brown.
The South Africnu Iiifiniry.
London, April 9. Major Heany, one of
the messengers Who was sent to forbid
Jnmieson to move Into the Transvaal, and
Dr. Wolff, oneof the leadersofthe.Iohannes
burg reform movement, testified to facts
nlready known and the committee ad
journed until April 30.
Brokers Malte nn Assignment
Chicago, April 9. Thomas R. Powell
& Co., brokers on the board of trade, made
an assignment this afternoon in the county
court, to the Equitable Trust Compuny.
No statement of assets or liabilities was
Hon. Wayne MaoVeagh sails from South
ampton for Ne w York today.
Great Britain has taken possession of
Inyach Island In Delagoa Bay.
The Hawaiian government has prohibited
the landing of four hundred Japanese im
migrants. The PrlnceotWales Is said to be willing
to bell the Britannia. Bis objections to
competing for the Jubilee Cup offered by
Emperor William are given as the cause.
R. P. Houston, M. P., has secured a stay
of Judgment for twa weeksln the libel case
of Rldsdnle & Moore against him. The
verdict for plaintiffs was 8,000.
Dr. Jamleson was on the stand before the
Parliamentary South African committee
yesterday. He admitted that Major Wil-
loughby may have understood that the
Transvaal raiders were backed by the offi
cials of the Cape Colony government.
No.l Celllng.Beaded.'jSl.as per 10O ft.
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Bolting Republicnn Baldwin Votes
for Hunter and Is Rewarded With
a Brotherly Kiss Sore Republi
cans and Democrats Held it Night
Caucus Claims of Success Today.
Frankfort, Ky., April 9. The most ex
citing hallots yet taken for Senn;or was
the last two of three taken today, The
Blackburn people tried to break a quorum
on the call of the first ballot, but when
they saw the sound money Democrats had
voted for Martin and kep their word In
refining to break a quorum, the Blackburn
people had to call for absentees, and vote
in order to prevent Hunter's election.
There was no change from yesterday's
vote ou the first ballot.'
An attempt to adjourn by the Black
burn people was tieieated, and wnen tne
name or Baldwin, the lKieing Republic-tin,
was reached, he arose and made a speech,
rinall going over to Uunter. It was tne
first vote he had cast for Hunter this
year, and the Hunter people went wild.
Representative Gambill (Hunter Republi
can) embraced Baldwin and implanted a
kiss on his cheek. Hunter had reached
sixty-three votes, within two of an elec
tion, and Senator Stege (bolting Republi
can) said to the Hunter people, if they
could get one other vote, he would then
come to Hunter and elect him. The Bla,,ic
burn people again tried to break a quorum
and when the end of the rolI-caU was
reached Ellipin (Hunter Republican) de
manded PiebidentWorthington to announce
the voti before the absentees were called
aud show Hunter's election. Worchington
refused and an appeal rrom the chair was
asked, but also denied.
The third ballot resulted as the second
and n vote for an adjournment resulted
in a tie, 6-1 to 64.
Preident Worthington voted this time
for adjournment. He declared the house
adjourned but the Republicans refused to
leave their seats'.
After a wrangle on the question of the
right or the" chair to vote on any matter
affecting the Senatorhlp. an adjournment
I was had and the Republicans left the
hall. The Hunter people claim tey will
elect their candidate tomorrow.
A caucus was held tonight between tho
bolting Republicans and sound money Icrnr
crats, with aview tocenteringon Henry L.
Martin. ound money Democrat, and glvo
the P.larkliurn people a chance to elect
CALLS THE POWERS "JACKASSES.
Senator Hawley Incidentally Diso
cusses the Eastern Situation.
Baltimore, April 9. The Union Veteran.
Association held their thirty-second an
nual banquet at the Carrollton Hotel to
night. There were present many dis
Senator Hawley, of Massachusetts, re
sponded to the toasts of "Good Govern
ment.' "Every nation," he ald, "has
the privilege of making a jackass ot itself
If It wants to, as the countries across the
Mcdlterraueaa are now doing. -Since 1S15
Great Britain has had seventy-five wars,
and most of them agaiast poor and weak
people. The people of this country are
clamoring for the ratification of the arbi
tration treaty. This cannot be done in a
day. Why, within the last twelve hours,
did not Great Britain hare a fleet maneuver
ing around Halifax and Bermuda? Would
a man like to siga an agreement of peace
with uuotuer party if, o.i looking nut of ms
front window he sees his enemy's ientinels
parading in front or his house, and if he
looks out of his back window sees the
soldiers clambering over the garden wall."
GEN. FULLERTON'S BODY FOUND.
He Was Killed in ti Recent Rail
road W reels. ,
Baltimore, April 9. The body of Gen.
Fullerton, who was killed in the accident;
on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, wa3
found today eight miles below Oakland
by a duck hunter.
A telegram was received here yesterday
afternoon from the Baltimore and Ohio
agent at Oakland, Md., confirming the
above dispatch. It states that the body
was floating nine miles south of that;
town, and if Identified, will be turned
over to his relatives. Gen Fiillerton's
relatives were notified, and also Gen.
Boynton, of the Chickamauga Battlefield
Commission, with whom Gen. Fullertoo
served. RAIN SPOILS McKINLEY'8 TBD?
Refuses to Leave the Dolphin to
Visit the Naval Academy.
Annapolis, Md., April 9. On account of
the rain, President McKInley, who is here
on the Government dispatch boat Dolphin,
refused to leave the vessel in order to visit
the Naval Academy today.
Preparations had been made to receive
the President officially. The orders were
cancelled, and as soon as the weather
permits, the President and his party wiU
return to Washington.
Injured in n. Collision.
New Haven, Conn., April 9. The two
masted schooner W. G. Wilinrd collided
with the schooner Gertrude Browning, oir
Faulkner's Ibland, last night, in the fog
and both were injured. The "Willard
was struck amidships, losing her foretop
mast and rigging and topsail. The Brown
ing's bowsprit crashed through the rigging
of the Willard They drifted abou.t sev
eral hours interlocked, but were finally
cut loose. Capt. Gilbert, of the WiUard,
was Injured severely in the collision.
Among the arrivals in New Torlc yester
day were E. S. Baring-Gould, Baroness Von
Bulow Wenheusen and Balassl Klralfy
The Egberts Woolen Mill, one of the
largest in Cohocs, has been seized by the
L. G. Matalcne, a Chicago policeman,
was shot in the left side near the heart
Thursday night. He had. been decoyed
to a lonely spot He thinks he wounded
one ot his assailants. Politics supposed to,
be the cause of the assault.
BcstN'ails, per ltcg, "ICO lbs., $l.GO.
Llbbey & Co., Qth st. andNew Yorkave. tf