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ment Column Dailv.
THE MYSTERIOUS AIRSHIP
It is Said to Have Landed on an
The 31 an Jn Charge Says Bepulrs
Are Needed Keei)s People
Away YVJth n Hlfle.
Waterloo, Iowa, April 1C This section
1b much excited over an airship. It was
first observed here when day broke today.
The stranger in charge says it is a fly
ing machine and that he landed here to
day to make some repairs and will resume
his voyage In theair Uunoirow. He keeps
all people at a distance of several hundred
yards fiom the machine, and therefore
many do not credit his story, but think
it a fake designed to create a sensation.
Jiibt what object, the man has to gain is
The machine is about forty feet long
and shaped like a giant cigar with wing
like attachments on the side and a steering
apparatus in the rear. The whole is sur
mounted by a cupola or lookout chair on
the roof. The queer crart appears to be
built of canvas covered with a heavy coat
of varnish. A pipe leading from the cone
of the machine constantly emits vapor
as if the motive jxiwer was steam.
The man in charge is a stranger In this
section and carries a rifle to keep the
people, from too closely examining th
machine. He secured permission from
the farmer upon whose land he is to keep
bis machine thcic for a few days.
The man says lie in on a cyagc aiound
the world, but was forced to alight for le
pairs.and that if the people do not believe
he can fly through the air they can wait a
day or two and he will give them a very
startling f i ee exhibition. The majojity of
the crowd believe the whole thing a fake.
The machine is very queer looking, and
some think it may be the airship that has
caused such a commotion recently in the
, Discriminating Against Asiatics.
1'onolulu, April 9, via San Francisco,
April 10. The government's call for tend
ers for a new road has the condition that
at lcastoO per cent or the unskilled laborers
employed on the road shall be Hawaiian,
American or European. This Is the first
time Asiatic labor has been discriminated
against directly by the government.
' Railroad. Men Fatally Injured.
Springfield, Ohio, April 1C A Big Four
freight engine, in charge of Engineer
Bailie and Fireman Fancy, exploded this
evening at Osborne, near here. Both of
the men -were fatally injured. TJrakcmau
Johnson was blown from the train and
badly hurt. Another engine was sent
from here to take the train through.
Mantels, Any Size, .?1.0U Apiece.
Llblcy&Co..6th st nndNew Torkave. tf
12-itich Stock Boards, $l per lOu u
Libtoey & Co., Gth st. and New Tork ave.
THE ISSUE II TIE HOUSE
Reasons Why Democrats Should
Repudiate Mr. Bailey.
A PLAIN STATEMENT OF FACTS
The Text of the Controlling Do
Aruioml Resolution Printed for
the First Time The Caucus
Which Led to the domination
Today will prohablydcmonstratc whether
the Democratic minority in the House, is so
thoroughly under the control of Speaker
Keed and his .Democratic lieutenant, Mr.
Bailey, of Texas, as to prevent a yea and
nay vote on Mr. DIngluy's motion to ad
journ the House for thice days, in con
tinuation of the do-nothing policy, or
dained by. the Autocrat.
It is possible that one of the develop
ments of today will be that Democrats, who
have abandoned the plain duty of their
party in the controversy now on between
factions of the minority, may return to the
position held by them in the caucus.
Should this occur, and should it become
apparent to Mr. Bailey, that a yea and
nay vote will be taken, the motion to
adjourn foi three days will he changed to
a .simple one lo adjourn until Monday. This
change or tactics will be in itself a con
fession or defeat for Mr. Bailey.
The present acute situation in the House
has grown largely out of the proceedings
of the recent Democratic caucus. What
occurred at that meeting went out to the
country in such garbled form and in such
badly veiled partisan guise that the meet
ing, intended to produce harmony, rather
widened than closed the breach. The truth
as to what really occurred has been tome
time in rising to the surface, but the Tacts
can be stated here with positivoness. The
caucus was held at the special request of
Mr. Joseph W. Bailey, who drew up the
resolution upon which it was called, and
his was the first signature to the call.
When the caucus convened Mr. Bailey in
troduced and advocated the following reto
lution: Resolved, That the Democratic members
or the House of Representatives are will
ing to consider any legislation which the
Republicans may propose, to support it
ir ft is good, to oppose it if It is bad, but,
believing that most of the measures pro
posed by the Republicans are opposed to
the best interests of the country, they will
not urge the Republicans to take action.
This cowaully and evasive proiosiiion
received the support of the majoiityof the
Democrats present, many of whom, it is
believed, were not aware of any ulteiior
purpose on the part of Mr. Bailey, and,
in all cases, on the sole ground that to
reject the resolution would be to put
a personal slight upon Mr. Bailey, as this
was the Hrst time that he had appeared
before a Democratic caucus in the lole of
leader. Having been adopted, such a,
vague resolution demanded construction
and, in answer to questions, put to him by
a member from a Southern State, Mr.
Bailey announced that he construed the
resolution to mean and intended it to mean
that no opposition should be offered to
Mr. Dinglcy in his plan of adjourning the
House three days at a time, and, furthei,
that it meant actual or virtual support
of the Speaker in his refusal to appoint
the committees and thus to prevent general
legislation at this session. There was
sharp and hot debate, which brought out
much opposition to Mr. Bailey's concep
tion of the duty of the Democracy. Mr.
1) 'Armond, after ghing his views, offeu-I
a counter resolution, which is heie pul-
lishcd verbatim for the fiist time
Resolved, That nothing in tie lesolution
adopted shall be consideicd as agreeing lo,
acquiesciug In, or in anywise justilvlng
oi excusing the course of the Republican
inajoiity in the House, In refusing to ap
point the committees oi in wasting time by
A comparison sltows that the De Ar
mond resolution utterly negatived Mr.
Bailey's resolution, and also his construc
tion of its terms. It so plainly showed
the determination of the caucus not to
permit Mr. Bailey to lead its members in
the wake of Mr. Dingley, that Mr. Bailey
announced after the De Armond resolu
tion had been overwhelmingly passed, that
lie considered it an absolute reversal of
his own resolution, and as such was a
reflection on himself. He declared further
that he would not be bound by the De
Armond resolution as to his conduct in
the House, and, as a matter of fact, he has
not been so bound. Mr Bailey thusstands
in the eyes of all -who attended the mucus
as a repudiator of Its action and a breaker
of the pledge to abide by its action. By
this act he deprived himself of the con
sideration which has been accorded 1 1m
since the meeting by those unfamiliar with
It may be as well now as Inter to give
the history or the events which led up
to the amazing selection of Mr. Bailey as
the Democratic candidate for Speaker and
the peculiar developments since his induc
tion imo his self-created office of Demo
Speaker Ree.l, anxious that no legislation
other than on the tariff should be had at
tiiis session, desired to restrain the Demo
cratic minority from forcing him Into the
position l.'cfore the country of throttling
the Bouse and compelling it lo lie fallow
for the two or three months of the extra
session. Itoccurredto the man from Maine
that, if in addition to his own elevation
to the Speakership, lie could control the
Democratic selection or a mouthpiece on
the floor, he would be able to prevent
(and so Tar he has prevented it) a yea and
nay vote on the motions to adjourn the
House three days at a time artcr the tariff
bill had been sent to the Senate.
Mr. Reed knew that the Democratic party
was divided and that Mr. McMIllin, the
natural candidate for Speaker to aiccoed
Mr. Crisp, would be opposed and his election
prevented by the division in the Tennessee
delegation. He looked with favor, t.hcrc
fore.on young Mr. Bailey of Texas, who iind
always been a favoiite with him, and saw
in him the man who might possibly secure
the complimentary but empty honor of the
Democratic vote. This possibility could be
enlarged doubtless, if it could be made ap
parent that he would permit Mr. Bailey to
control the Democratic committee assign
ments. Divided among themselves, and not par
ticularly careful as to their nomination, Mr.
Bailey was selected by the Democrats, re
ceiving 06 voles, as against 52 for Mc
Millln, and Mr. Bland, although the latter
was not a candidate. Immediately Mr.
Reed demonstrated thctruthof the Bailey
contention .that his friends would be re
warded lu making up the committees', by'
assigning several of them to the Ways
and Means Committee, one of tlicm being'
Mr. Robertson, of Louisiana, who. lir the"
Fifty-third Congress, had voted against the
Wilson bill. Another of the most active
friends of Mr. Bailey, was Mr. MoLaurln, of
South Carolina, who lias recently so openly
advocated protection, that he has stirred
up a breeze in his free trade district in
South Carolina. Another case in point of
manipulations, is that or Mr. Kwunson, of
Virginia. It was stated on good authority
that he was placed on the Ways and Means
Committee for having carried the Virginia
delegation for Mr. Bailey, in the Speaker
Naturally in return for this valuable as
sistance Mr. Hailey could icfuse nothing
to Mr. Reed. The evidence or the com
pact crops out in the Bailey resolution in
the caucus and his repudiation of the
equally binding force of the De Armoud
resolution. It is also evident that .Mr.
Bailey's announcement that he would not
abide by the decision or the caucus as to
the De Armond lesolution was absolutely
necessary ir he desired to avail himself of
the future kindness of Mr. Reed. Cer
tainly there has not been a development,
not a position assumed by Mr. Bailey
which has not been tantamount to pioof
or an understanding with the other side
of the House.
It will be Interesting to note how many
Democrats will stand up on 'the division
today If the vote proceeds no further, and
it will be more interesting to read the
names of the members or the miumity
should a yea and nay vote be forced by
tiie facts as now made public.
BATTLING WITH THE FLOOD
Louisiana Levees Weakening Under
the Increasing Strain.
More of the Davis Island
Rescued The Suffering
Vieksburg, Mi.s.s., April! C Thin morning
brought increased distiess and uneasiness
caused by the overflow, which lias proven
the most disastrous every known in the
Mississippi Valley. At 4 o'clock this
afieruoon the river readied iifty-two and
four-tenths feet o"h the gauge, a rise
of four-tenths in twenty-rour hours. It
is thought that tomorrow's reading will
show another rise of foul-tenths.
The Lonhiuun Hue of levees from Bed
ford btore, a point four miles south of
Del Ta La, to Duckport, six mile, above,
is where the great danger now exists.
These levees leeching the full forte or
the water coming out of the Yazoo River
on the Mississippi side above. At Duck
port the water has leached the top of the
levee and is now being held bad; by sacks
and lumber. The water is lutming over
the levee below Duckport in many plates.
Biirirs' levee is said to be in a critical
conditlan. A large force is at woik there
day and night.
At 'lonues, telowold Delta, the condition
is most alarming, the water being up to
the top of the levees.
Above Delta, at Willow Slough and Max
well front, the situation is such as to cause
The Natchez mall steamer, St. Joseph,
arrived tills morning with about 450
perions from Duvis Island. Over 200
were rescued from the flooded islund
in skiffs. 'J he officers report the United
States steamer Florence doing good woik
there. Some of the best informed people
in this section now despair of holding the
Louisiana line mure than forty-eight hours
longer, as they state that many points can
not stand firty-tliree feet, which now
seems certain. Gupt. Clark, or the ord
nance department, who has visited the
territory Horn Vieksburg to the mouth of
Red River, arrived on the steamer St.
Joseph today, and states that the suffer
ing and destitution at Davis Island is
ii-tonse, and, in ids opinion, there is great
possibility of loss or lire. The island is
twenty-two miles long and many parts
or it ure not accessible except by small
yawls or skiffs.
MERCHANTS MOVING GOODS.
The Hirer About to Invade Front
Burlington, Iowa, April 16. Business
men along Front street are beginning to
arrange to remove their goods from the
basements. It will not be long before the
river invades them. The stream went up
five inches today, and is now eleven feet
nine inches above normal.
THE SITUATION AT DAVENFOilT.
The B., C. H. it N. Forced to Abandon
Davenport, Iowa, April 1C The Bur
lington, Cedar Rapids, and Northern Rail
road has been compelled to abandon its
tracks Into this city on account of the
flood, which has covered them with a
foot of water. The trains are entering
the city over the Rock Island tracks.
The river rose five inches today, but it is
falling above Dubuque and the rain has
ceased. It is believed that the crest of
the flood will pass here before the high
water mark of 1802 has been readied.
The danger line will be passed tomorrow.
CONDITION OF TIIE LEVEES.
Many Miles of Them Cannot Stand
St. Louis, April 10. The steamer Missis
sippi, which left St. Louis March 2-1, with
the river commission on board, for the
semi-annual inspection, of the levees, re
turned today. The levees were inspected
to New Orleans. The steamer was placed
in charge of Capt. J. A. Okerson, or the
United States Engineers Corps, for thctrip.
Capt. Okerson carehilly inspected nearly
every crevasse and lias already begun work
upon an exhaustive report to be submitted
to the Government soon.
Miles of the levees in Arkansas and
Mississippi were, it 'is reported, not in
condition to sustain the pressure of the
water. Many sections were worn down by
tramping of cattle. Others were weak
ened by the rooting or hogs.
The river is still falling at Cairo, but is
rising at every other point along the river
from Memphis to New Orleans.
There were no additional large breaks
in the levees, but they still show signs of
weakness all along the river, and several
small crevasses were found between VI
della and Salina. The levees arc now
holding twice the strain that was ever
expected of any one.
A rescue party last night found a large
family of colored people on u little Island
near Natchez, standing in water two feet
deep, at Dead Man's Bend, who claim to
have been there three days and nights
helpless, without a morsel of food of any
kind, nearly starved and exhausted. Their
horses and stock and everything had been
drowucd and washed away.
The most pitiable sights" ever known in
this section are beginning to be seen in,
every direction, and now there are Inou-
sands of people starving and almost ex
hausted, and tiie worst lias hardly begun.
The river continues to rise, and is now
two feet nliove the highest mark ever be
RIVER RISING AT JLEAVENWORTH.
The Railroads Forced to Stop Their
Trains tit St. Juueph.
Leavenworth, Kan., April 16. During
the last twenty-four hours the Missouri
River rose six inches at this place, and to
night it is going up-slowly. The Missouri
bottoms cast of her present the appear
ance of a vast lake, The Burlington,
Maple Lear, and Rock Island railroads
allcomeinto Leavenworth from the eastern
side of the river, over the new bridge.
The Rock Island abandoned its tracks Tour
days ago, and tonight; the trains had to
give up running between here and Si.
The Burlington conuccUgti with Kansas
City is still open. A passenger train ran
through over two feet f water below Bev
erly this morning and since noon two
freight engines that were ordered to pass
up had their fires extinguished before they
could get through the mile of water. The
roads mcntioiiodnrc making their northern
connection over the Mlssotlii Pacific
Trains on this road are stilt able to pass
between here and Kansas City.
BIGGS J.KVEE BREAKS.
It "Will Prove Disastrous to u Very
Vieksburg, Miss., April 16. The Queen
and Crcrcent Railroad tiuin dispatcher's
office at 12 o'clock tonight reported that
the Biggs' levee in Madison parish broke
at 10 o'clock and that the break wus loo
feet wide twenty minutes later. The
break is four and a. half miles i-mitti nt I
Delta, La., and one .mile and a half
beyond the upper end of Reed's levie.
The news was sent to Delta at once.
The operator there bejng roused out of
bed and the message of. warning sent
along the railroad wcstwaid.
The ievee is a very' large one and the
break will prove disastrous to a large
Stationary at Omaha.
Omaha, Neb., April 17. The river at
Omaha Is stationary tonight.
WILL NEVER COME TO TRIAL
Nolle Pros. Entered in (lie Indict
ment Against Editor Dana.
The Suit for Ubol Drought by Mr.
Noyi s Heculls the I.o!ig;-Foug;lit
On motion of the United States district,
attorney In criminal coitet, No. 1, yester
day, ("liter Jiuticj UtQghaiai.presiding. there
was. a nolle pros catered a&airist the reooid
of the indictment found .a $a4 tut Charles A.
Dana and William M. Laffan; for criminal
This Indictment, it will be remembered,
was returned March. 7, 1895, upon the
complaint or Mr. F. B. Noyes, of the
Evening Star, who with other members
of the Associated Pre3s;.Iiad been severely
characterised by the New York Sun of
February 22, I8flu,in an .editorial en
titled, The Work of Rascals." The pub
lication grew out or differences between
the Associatv.l l're'ss asd the United Press
Association, Mr. Dana being a prominent
member of the latter organization.
The t nited States district court in New
York, Justice Drown presiding, refused to
honor the requisition for Mr. Dana's trans
fer to this city for trial; and the courts
of the District were, therefore, never
able to procure his arrest.
It was stated yesterday that the motion
to nolle pros was made at the request of
Mr. Noycs, the prosecuting witness, who
said Mr. Dana had made suitable amends
for the attack upon htm, and that he de
clined to have the indictment continued.
Two Boys Commit Suicide.
Fnyetteviile, Ark., April 1G Two sous
of Mr. II esson, living at Greenland, five miles
south of Fayetteville.aged lifteen and nine
years, became angry becatiso.Miey had been
left at home by their parents. They bathed,
dressed in their best clothes, wiote notes
to their parents, pinned .them on the door,
took strychnine and went to lied. Eoth died
before their parents returned home. The
notes bade the parents good-by and ex-.
pressed the hope that they would meet in
Pnnic-Stricken Over. Ilydropliobin.
Sandcrsonville, Ga.,. April 16.-Panic
over the hydrophobia cases in Gordon has
reached here. Almost every man within
miles of here is armed with guns and
clubs, and is devoting his time to dog-killing.
Four persons have died with the
rabies within five miles of here within
Fell From His "Wheel.
Ethelbert Diaer, a newspaper correspond
ent, living at the Temple House, fell from
his wheel yesterday afternoon and frac
tured one of his ribs. Dr. Lawrence, at
the Emergency Hospital treated the patient-.
Colored School Teacher Hanged.
Wndlcy, Ga., April 16. LovcttBrooking,
a colored school teacher, was hanged at
Louisville, Ga., today.' He murdered a
mulatto girl named McCary, with whom
he had been living.
A University's I.uss.
San Francisco, April 16. The agricul
tural experiment building at tho State
University was burned today. Loss, $10,
000. Much costly and delicate apparatus
Wealthy Farmer. Commits Suicide.
Louisville, Ky., April' 16. Alexander
Stnoot, a wealthy farmer, shot and killed
himself this morning. No reason known.
The Gunboat Bancroft. - -
The gunboat Bancroft has left Syracuse
and started for Alexandria, Egypt. Bhe
will proceed to Constantinople after being
docked and repaired at Alexandria.
Blinds, SI: SmalL Sizes, 7c a Pair.
Llbbey & Co., 6th st. andNeW Yorkave. tf
Saturday'. Best ;Elgin Hatter,
25c lb. Fresh Eggs, lie. Gibbons'
Stands, Cent. ,Riggs,::K-st. and No. Mkts.
lt-eru - '
"Very nice whitelElhe, dressed, 2c a ft.
Libbcy & Co., OthTs't. and New Yorkave. tf
A Rank Cashier Brutally Killed
and $14,800 Stolen.
TWO MEN UNDER ARREST
The Crime Committed In Broad Day
lightThe Murderer Struck Ills
Victim Down With a Blackjack
and Then Cut His Throat Liirjje
Soinersworth, N. H., April 10. Another
sensational murder has been added to the
criminal history of New Hampshire, and
this time a bank robbery goes with it.
The double crime was committed about
twenty minutes past noon, when most of
the inhabitants of Soinersworth woroatthe
dinner table. Tho crime seems to have
been planned with consummate exactness
Joseph A. Stlckney, the aged treasurer
and cashier of the Gr-iat Falls National
Dank, was alone in the building ten min
utes after the noon whistles sounded. When
his assistant, a young woman hamed
Swasey, left him, he was busy on ac
counts winen Le wished to lhiisli. before
leaving the bank for diniur.
' One hour later he was found lying on
tiie floor with battered head and a huge
knife wound excenoing lioni ear to
in his throat. 'J he marks on his head
j suggested a blackjack and the belief is
that the murderer ciept quietly in while
the old man was engaged with his figures
and struck him down before lie had a
chuuee to utter a sound. Nine thousand
eight hundred dollars belonging to the
bank, and .-so.OOO belonging lo the city
were taken. The money was in gold,
sliver and tills. There was a laige sum
represented by checks and other negotiable
paper, but thcie were not touched, a cir
cumstance which seems to indicate that
the robber or robbers were no novices in
Soinersworth has a population of 9,
000, and it seems almost incredible that
such a crime could be committed in bread
daylight without detection. Whoever com
mitted the crime must have studied, the
surroundings and the habits of the occu
pants of the buildings fur days.
The muraerer must have been crazed by
the excitement of his crime, for the old
niiiu's head is eoered with bruites. The
skull was fractured and the I lack-Jack
l-roken. 'I he leather-covered leaden bulb
was found close to the body when the
alarm was given at the commencement of
the ufivrnoon tanking houis. From what
has been gleaned in the excitement about
town tonight it is I elleved that t here was
but one iierson directly concerned in the
murder and robbery and that he came pre
pHre.'l with a flour tuok to carry away his
As in till fcmall country places, the main
btreet or. Soinersworth is practically de
serted diirifig" tile noon hour. There is,
however, one man who remembers some
thing which excited ids cutioslty. He Is
Charles Wooster, employed on Market
street. Mi. Wooster was seated near the
Window or a salron about 12:20 when
his attention was attracted by a man of
medium build, wearing a light tat, over
coat and a soft gray hat. This man car
ried a white bag siting over his leftshoulder
and he seemed to be in a huriy. He
turned tho corner into Prtspect street,
and in spite of the Mcp grade he broke
into a run. He iht.ught this unusual, but
just at that moment a lustmier entered
and the man with the bag over his shoulder
slipped from his mind.
.Mis. Smith, 'vho lues in Pictpeet stieet,
it-ported feeing such a man about 1 o'cloek.
She thought him an Italian. He cairied a
white ling about the size of a Hour sar-k,
and its contents appeared to be of consider
able weight. At the same hour Mr. Cheney
wasali.tut hiss place, when he saw a sti anger
with a light oveicoat and light felt hat
vault the fence surrounding Dr. Hayes' or
chard on Prospect Hill. The stianger
walked in the oichard until le came to a
pile of brush which had been gathered
up for a bonfire. At this point Cheney's
attention was dlveitcd for a moment, and
when he again k oked to ward t he brush heap
the stranger had changed hats.
The stranger then left the orchard and
started down Linden street. In a few
moments he appeared driving a chestnut
horse He was seated in a buggy, and
when he reached the orchard he left the
carriage and went to the place where
Cheney had seen him. He had taken off
his overcoat, and when he started for the
carriage again he endeavored to cover the
bag with this garment. Cheney became
suspicious and shouted across to a neigh
bor named Cloiign, asking If it would not
be advisable to send for an officer. The
neighbor said he had to go to work, and
while the two were talking the stranger
got. into the buggy and drove off in a
northerly direction. Later people coming
from West Rochester reported a chestnut
horse going at full speed toward the Sal
mon Falls River, which divides the State
It was nearly 2 o'clock before there was
any suspicion that a crime had been com
mitted. At that hour one of the local
merchants, Frank P. Reed, went up the
stairway leading to the bank, and round
the plnte-glass in the doorway leading Into
the bank, broken. He tried the door and"
it wns locked. Hurrying out he reported
the matter to the police, and the discovery
of the murder was sot n made.
Mr. Stiokney had a son and two daugh
ters. He had been employed in the bank
upward of twenty-five years, and was
about sixty-five years old. There was a
meeting of the directors of the bank to
night, and an offer of $1,000 reward
voted for the arrest of the murderer. An
other reward of $1,000 is offered for the
return of the money.
Con Hardigan and John Briggs, local
boxers, were arrested this afternoon at
Waltham on suspicion. Doth men admit
having been in Soinersworth this forenoon,
but say they left there at 1 0 o'clock and
arrived in Boston at 12. They claim to
have remained in Boston an hour or two
before going to Wnltbam. :
On the other hand, a dispatch to Wal
tham from the New Hampshire authorities
says the men were in Somersworth as late
as 12:80. When arrested Hardigan had
about $80 In his pockets, but Briggs had
no money. The fact that tho former had
so much money is regarded as suspicious,
for hols not known to have done any work
for months. Briggs was Intoxicated when
arrested and says he docs not remember
anything that has happened during tho last
few days, as he has been on a debauch.
It Is claimed by friends of Hardigan that
tho pair went to Somersworth to see
young women friends.
Ex-Mayor Mayberry, -who has been se-
cured as counsel for Harmgan, says both
men will be able to prove an alibi.
Hardigan was at one time amateur cham
pion featherweight, and Briggs has also
quite a reputation as a boxer. Neither
has a very good character.
Farmer Tecle, who day before yesterday
was assaulted and robbed, saw the man
at the station-house tonight and was quite
positive that Hardigan was one of the
men who almost killed and robbed him.
ITe does not recognize Briggs.
One of the coins found in Hardignn's
pockets he identifies as having been taken
from Ids trunk at the time of the lobberv.
A KEW -LEASK OF LIFE.
Justice Iliirlim Saves Mrs. Nobles
From Immediate Execution.
Atlanta, Ga., April 16. Mrs. Nobles, un
der sentence of death for the mdrdsr or her
husband, after two adverse decisions by the
supreme court of Georgia, has heen given
a new lease of lire through a writ of error
granted by Justice Harlan, of the United
States Supreme Court.
The ground of this writ Is that she is
about to be deprived of life without due
process of law, in that on the question of
sanity she is denied a trial by jury In
court, the trial by a jury summoned by the
sheriff not being a judicial picceeding,
but an inquisition and final, without ap
peal or review, though the question be
fore it is cue or life or death.
The action of Justice Harlan in inter
fering at the last moment to save the life
of Mrs. Nobles has a&tonished everyone in
Georgia except that remarkable old woman
herself. When the news that she wa. not
to be hanged next week was brought to
her early this morning in her cell, she
got out of her little Iron bed, knelt on the
hard stone pave neat of her c-II, a id in that
position remained several hours. She
afterward said that she had not expected
to- be hanged, and the announcement from
Washington did not surprise her at all.
The women wtio were Interested in Mrs.
Nobles are delighted with the unexpected
outcome of their effortj. and the governor
is ulail that the responsibility has been
lifted from his shoulders.
CENTRAL AMERICAN REVOLT
Information Concerning the Revolu
tion Xuv in ProrresS.
An American "Warship u Half Day 'J
Sail From Honduras Nothing
Indicates Danger to Canal.
Minister Rodriguez, of the Greater Re
public or Central America, which inclndes
Honduras, Nicaragua and Salvador, has
received but very little information from
his country concerning the revolution in
progress. 4 He said yesterday that he was
cxpecting:it any minute a dispatch giving
From the information he has obtained
the revolution is confined to Puerto Cor
tez at '.lie Gulf of Honduras. There is no
telegraphic or railroad communication be
tween Puerto Cortez and Tegucigalpa, the
-capital city, and it is owing to this fact
that but meager information has been ob
tained. Minister Rodriguez is inclined to the
belief that the revolt will be easilj crushed,
although he admits that he docs not at
present thoroughly understand all the con
ditions. There is no American war vessel at
Puerto tortez, but there is one at Iquiliseo,
San Salvador, a half day's sail from Hon
duras, but a long distance from ritetto
At the present time there is nothing
known hfre to indicate that the Nicaraguan
Canal Interests will suffer in the slightest
degree by the revolution.
ATTEMPTED THIIVLE M UNDER.
Two "Women Killed ur.d Their Escort
Sacketts Harbor, N. Y., April 16.-Mrs.
Wilbur C Crouch and Miss Mary Daly
were shot, mangled and stabbed to death
on the Watcrtown road, three-quarters of
a mile from Sacketts Harbor, at 12:30
o'clock this morning.
George Allen, a soldier at -Madison Bar
racks, was siiot five times, probably fa
tally, and thrown into a creek. The two
women were left in a buggy which returned
to a livery stable in town. Allen wan
dered into the post four hours later. The
buggy had been S2t on fire by the shots,
and the bodies of the women were badly
scorched by the flames.
Mrs. Crouch had a bill of separation fr.im
her husband, and their two children had
been awarded her. Last evening she and
Miss Daly went riding with Allen, i nd
they were attacked by a man, whom Allen
declares was Crouch. The latter is in
Allen had been warned that Crouch had
threatened his life, and was armed. The
attack, however was so sudden that Allen
wns disabled before he could defend the
women and himself.
Allen cannot recover. He -was shot in
the jaw and in the back. Miss Daly was
employed as a domestic by officers at the
Sacketts Harbor Post.
A knife was found in Crouch's pocket, but
no blood stains were on it, nor was there
anything aliout his appearance or in his
actions to point toward guilt.
Thomas F. Kearns, of Watertown, Mrs.
Crouch's lawyer, says: "This man Crouch
is a miserable fellow, and has an no veil
the woman for a long time. Of course, he
did It. She didiot have an enemy on cart h."
Great indignation is felt at the crime,
and threats arc freely made against
Crouch, whom everybody believes is the
Two Deputy Murshuls Killed.
Kansas City, April 16. A special dis
patch says two deputy marshals were killed
yesterday, in a fight near Pawnee, I. T.,
with a gang of outlaws. The marshals
had outlaw Ed. Nevrcomb under arrest
when attacked by four members of the
gang, who attempted to liberate him.
A Chance to Go to China.
Ithaca, N. Y., April 16. President Schnr
mau has been asked to send an instructor
for .t "model farm" to Wu Chang, China.
The salary offered is $3,000.
Holieiilolie in Paris.
Paris, April 1C Prince von Hohenlohe
and wife are spending the Easter holidays
in this city. He will visit M. Hanotaux,
the French foreign minister.
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SPMMflDSn DF WIR
The Government's Attempt to
Recruit Volunteers Fails.
ONLY TWO HUNDRED ENLISTED
The Hentiblican Lender, Marffnll,
Says That the Nation Is Tired
or the War Her Answer to tho
Call If: "No More Blood; No More
Havana. April 10. The last news from
Madrid is that the efforts made by the
Spanish government, In agreement with
private companies, to recruit volunteers
fo.- the war in Cuba, have failed com
pletely. An appeal was made to the coun
try to send 0,0C0 volunteers to reinforce
the Spanish army In Cuba, but only 200
Some Republican newspapers in Madrid
say that this failure is due to the reporcs
or great; suffering among the Spanish sol
diers in Cuba, the lack of food and the
slowness of payment of the troops. The
conservatives in .Spain, as well as in Cuba,
say that the failure is entirely the woric
of the .Republicans and Liberals who, at
the beginning of the winter, made a sen
sational press campaign against the dis
honest administration in Cuba.
The Republican leader, Francisco Pi y
Margall.in a letter to a fiiend in Havana,
"The failure of reoiuiting volunteers for
Cuba proves that the nation is tjred of that
bloody war in which Spain isacl.ievinglic-r
ruin and losing the best of her young men
The government thought that the calling
out of more reserves, now that the deadly
rainy season Is so near on the island, would
meet with the opposition of tkeindependent
press and of liberal public opitdon. The re
cruiting of volunteers was theciooked way
taken by the government to anive at the
same end. But the country has answered,
No mote blood: no tLore victims.-' "
SPANIARDS FORCLD TO RETREAT.
Cubans Prove Victorious in Another
Havana, April 16, via Key West -Tho
Alfonso Battalion had a light near Las
Union, Santa Clara province, on Wednes
day wita a force from Gen. Laeret's
division. The opposing forces numbered
, about 300 mea each. The Spaniards wer-j
burning a plantation near the Cuban's
camp, when the latter attacked them fu
riously. The fight was a very hot one
for three hours, the Spaniards using the
buildings oa the plantation as defences,
but were finally driven out and had to
retreat, with a loss of forty-five- killed
and wounded and eighteen taken prison
ers. The Cubaa loss va; twenty-four.
A detach mea t of Spanish guerrillas cangii d
thirteen insurgents iienr Guinea, this prov
ince, Wednesday, awl flndfogr themselves
surrounded, the Cubans surrendered. They
were can led half mile rrom where they
were captured and cut to pieces witli
machetes, their bodies being left in the
The plantation or VermaloGoiizales. near
Et'juc-al, wa3 raided on Monday by a Span
ish guerilla force, as it was reported thaG
they were trying to grind cane. There
were thirty-four men on the estate, all
of whom were seized ami shot in coid
blood. Fifteen women and girl who were
In theparty were treated iuaii outrageous
manner and were taken with the guerillas
when they left. One of the girls was
killed at the plantation for sjapping a
Spanish officer in the face for indecent;
On Monday the Spanish guerillas under
Major Morenzns arrested eight merchants
of Bemna and eleven women and started
with them for Cardenas. Information fr.un
Cardenas states that only four of the
men and five oT the women reached there
alive. The Spanish guerillas reported lhac
they were attacked en route and that in
the fight the missing men and women
we're accidentally shot by the Cubans.
From one of the women who arrived at
Cardenas it was learned that the band
shot the men in cold blcod because they
fought for the women, wm were being
abused, and afterward cut four of tho
women to pieces with machetes
The Cubans in that section have swru
to burn all members of this band at the
stake if captured.
MRS. RIVKKA'S CUIKF.
Complains llittfrly of Spanish Treat
ment of ner Husband.
New Toik, April 1G. The icport that
Mrs. Ruiz Rivera had heaidfrom ler hus
band is erroneous. la anindiieet way she
has been informed that her husband's con
dition is scnous and thatlicistl.ought tle
dying. His wounds were neglected until
gangrene set in, and there is Utile hope of
.Mrs. Rivera complained bitterly to a re
porter at the refusal of the Spaniards to
forward his messages. "Why," she asked,
"should they not let him write to me.
What harm could that do to the canscot
Spain. Or, if I could go to him. If I
could go to prison with my husband to
sec him all the time, to nurse him, to
care for him, to make his misery less hard
to bear. Why am I not allowed to do
these things? Oh, it is monstrous, bar
barous. But no; I must stay here and
wait, and wait, and wait, knowing notli
ing, fearing everything."
THE JUNTA NOT AI.AHMKD.
The Story of Sandoval's Alleged.
Mission Pronounced Ridiculous.
New Tork, April 15. There was an air
of serene indifference apparent about tho
ofrices or the Cuban junta here today,
notwithstanding the report that Major
Sandoval, Weyler's chief aide, was in
Washington for the purpose of breakingup
the junta here and in Washington, and hav
ing Senor Palma and Senor Qucsada ar
rested. Senor II. S. Rubens, attorney for the
Cuban junta in New York, said: "Thia
etory Is perfectly ridiculous on the face
of it, and is only a rehash of old Span
ish fables. Sandoval's mission to Washing
ton, It he has any, has more to do with
peace negotiations than with anything
else. Weyler cannot control Havana prov
ince and he is anxious to make a com
promise. A year ago the Cuban govern
ment would have considered negotiations
on a basis of complete Independence for
the island, and would have paid an in
demnity to secure it. It all restfuvith the
army now, and if they think they are ablo
to win tcday what they were willing to
pay forayearago.a pence will be achieved
by arma and not by money.'