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Tno Clrcnlition of THE TIMES Yesterday
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TIMS MAKE 10 HEADWAY
Both the Opposing Armies Have
KING GEORGE TO THE FRONT
The Nows From the Sent of War
Continues Conflicting Tin; Pres
ent Center of Interest Is Mali.
The Greeks Have Ilnllfecl There
und Arc Fighting Desperately for
the Preservation of Larlssn At
Reveui the Turkish Attack Con
tinues, But Is Weaker Prince
Constantlne Is In the Thick of
the lint tie and All the Greek
Troops Are Behaving "With Dis
London, April 22. The most lucid re
port of the operations at Mati ib furnished
by the Athens correspondent of the Times,
-who, telegraphing under today's date, says
that the real center of interest is Mati.
After their defeat at Gritzovall, the Greeks
under Col. Mastrapas, rallied atMati, which
place commands the road to Larissa. Yes
terday the Greeks were strongly re-enforced
by all the available troops and
bands of Irregulars are being hurried
thither, owing to the persistence of the
The Turks also received large re-enforcements
and renewed their attack with
a force numbering upwaid or 10,000 men.
The battle raged furiously until-noon, and
-continued at C o'clock this afternoon, but
the Giecks maintained their positlons.
The result ot this battle will probably
decide the fate of Larissa.
At Reveal, the other principal objective
of the Turkish advance, fighting also
continues, but the attacks are weaker.
The Impression prevails that Edhein Pasha
only intends lo create a diversion by at
tacking this place In order lo conceal his
real intention of approaching Larissa by
way of Mati.
Fighting ib also going on at Eieuthero
clieri, where the Greeks have made a for
The dispntcYi" adds that it is iiimmed
thatKuig George will start Tor Thessulyon
The correspondent further says that he
16 credibly Informed that Admiral Von
Hole, the commander of the Turkish fleet,
has announced his intention of lc-igning
his command if the fleet is ordered to
leave the Hellc-pont, he believing that the
ships are entlrel y unfitted for active opera
tions. RUSSIA GETTING READY?
Turkey Asked, to Allow the Fleet to I
Pass the Dardanelles.
Loudon. April 22. A dispatch from
Berlin 6ays that the Russian government
has asked permission of the Sultan for the
.Russian Block Seat lcet to pass through the
It is reported here that the Baltic fleet is
also ready to start under scaled orders.
GREEK VICTORIES NEAR ARTA.
The Squadron Seeking an Encounter
With the Turkish Fleet.
Athens, April 22. A dispatch from Ar
ta, dated at 4. o'clock this morning, says
that the Greek cavalry have occupied three
villages, frotn which the Turkish garrison
A squadron or cavalry entered the fort
at Salatore and the Turks which were
holding it retreated, leaving three cannon
and a large quantity of munitions ot war.
A repoit hab reached here that the in
surgents have blown up a railroad bridge
at Dedeagatch. Thereportls notconfirmed
The Greek ironclad squadron has returned
to Traghezi, and started from there under
sealed orders, Eceking an encounter with
the Turkish fleet.
TURKS N EARING LARISSA.
Edhem Pnshn. Claims to Ro Within
an Hour's Mnrch.
Vienna, April 22. A dispatch from
Constantinople to the Neue Frle Presse
Bays that a telegram from Edhem Pasha
announces that his advance guard is
within an hour's march ot Larissa.
Re states that he has a force of 35,000
mca, and estimates that the Greek army
opposnd to him numbers 40,000 men.
FIGHTING AT MILOUNA.
Greeks Making Desperate Attempts
1 , to Dislodge the Turks.
Milouna, April 21. (Delayed in trans
mission. ) Pierce fighting has been in pro
gress at Milouna Fass since daylight this
(Wednesday) morninr;. The Greeks lave
tried to storm the Turkish position on the
lull opposite the entrance to the ravine, but
have been repeatedly repulsed with trg-.
fiiendous losses. "" -?-
i The battle stlii continues With no signs
of Weakening on either side. The Turks
nave a strong reserve force ready for an
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be brought into action. A Turkish general
of brigade was killed in yesterday's at
tempt by the Greeks to capture the Turkish
WAHSniTS IX SOUTH AFRICA.
Delugon lluy Incited Over the Ar
rival of English Vessels.
London. April 22. According to a spccVl
dispatch from Cape Town, great excite
ment was caused at Delagoa Bay by the
arrival there yesterday evening of eight
EcgliMi warships. It is thought at Cape
Town that a naval demonstration only is
GREEK WARSHIPS AT CORFU.
They Shelled u Turkish Bnttory
on the Way.
Corfu, April 22. Four Greek warships
and two torpedo hoats arrived here to
night, for the purpose of taking on board
supplies of coal. As they passed, the
Turkish coabt, the garrisoa at Murto fired
upon them. The warships replied, shell
ing the battery, and killing several Turkish
Freveza, April 22.-Fort llamitlieh stills
holds out against the Greclc bombardment.
NEWS FROM THIS FRONT.
Fighting Going on at Various Points
Without Decisive Results.
London, Apill 22. The conflict of the
news from the seat of war continues. The
Greek accounts are almost silent regard
ing thclossof Milouna Passand the Turkish
advance toward Larissa, but are full or
the most enthusiastic news anent the suc
cesses at Rcvenl and other points. These
successes, however, are vaguely and some
what confusedly described. A scries ot re
ports emanating from Larissa indicates
Mati and Ligaria as the positions now
mainly In dispute. It appears that the
Turks, after capturing these places, made
sorties from them, but were compelled to
retire after obstinate fighting that lasted
It is likely lo be found in several in
stances that reports apparently dis
tinct actually refer to the same in
cidents owing to mistakes arising from
a confusion of dates and the fact that
many of thr places have two or more
Dispatches from the Turkish side are
still strangely meager, although thoe
which do come confirm the previous ac
counts of the successful Invasion of
Thcssaly. The capture of some posi
tions at Nezcros, which is admitted by
the Greeks, is claimed by Turkish sources
to have been a complete seizure of all
the positions there, neutralizing whatever
advantages the Greeks have obtained
elsewhere on the Thessallan frontier,
as the position at Nezeros is very strong.
There is no direct news from the fiont
later than midday 'Wednesday, when the
fighting at Kritirl was proceeding. One
report says that the fighting stopped then,
ueithei side having the advantage. Kritirl
is between Milouna and Tyrnavo. His cer
tain that the Turks had not then occupied
the latter place nor were they very near
An unconfirmed report, emanating from
Sdlonica, the Turkish base, represents
Edhein Pasha, the Tuiklsh commander-in-Chief,
as having returned to Elassona to
personally supervise the hiinging up or
re-enrorcements from that place, he being
determined to make success certain by
force of numbers.
It is an undoubted fact that both sides
are rushing forward all their available
re-enforcements, and It is clear that a
creat, decisive battle has not yet been
FLYING FROM THE TURKS.
Larisa Filled With Refugees Who
Fear the Moslems.
Larissa, April 22 The residents of the
country for many miles in ull directions
from this city have been greatly alarmed
by the invasion of Thcssaly by the Turks,
and believing that they would be mossa
cred in the event of a general advance by
the Moslems, they have abandoned tteir
homes and are fleeing to this city for
The roads leading to the city are blocked
by the fugitives who arc bringing with
them their flocks and herds, and in many
cases their furniture and other personal
bellonglngs. The city is already more than
full, and large numbers of the late ar
rivals will be compelled to camp out, as
it will be impossible for them to find ac
commodations in the town.
The great influx of fugitives has caused
a scarcity of food, but a plentiful supply of
meat can be obtained by slaughtering the
sheep aud cattle, large numbers of which
arc arriving daily, their owners appa
rently thinking that they will be safe here.
A more serious feature or the bcnsoa is
tho condition of the hospitals. They aie
crowded to their utmost capacitj with
soldiers and other wounded men are being
brought from the front hourly.
The nurses and surgeons employed in the
hospitals are about completely exhausted
by the vast amount ot work they have been
called upon to perform, and it will be im
possible for them to stand the strain much
An urgent appeal has been sent to the
government at Athens to send more sur
geons and nurses to aid those already
There arc so many wounded here that
it is impossible to give them the care
and attention they should have.
So pressed are the surgeons for time
and so urgent the necessity ror their work
that operations are being performed with
out the use ot chloroform or other ancs
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The wounded men bear their sufferings
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WASmNGTOlSr, FRIDAY MOKETlG, ArnHi
uncomplainingly, but their condition is
GREEKS REPULSE A CHARGE.
Crown Prince Constantino Was In
the Thick of the Fight.
Athens, April 22 -Evening. A dispatch
from Larissa states that a charge of 3,000
Turkish cavalry was today repulsed with
great loss. The fire or the Greek artillery
had a terrible effect. Crown Prince Con
stantino was in the engagement.
RKPORT OF A RETREAT.
It Is Said the Greeks Have Iletlrod
London, April 22. A dispatch from
Athens to the Chronicle, dated this evening,
says that the official news from Thcssaly
Is rather bad.
The Greeks have been obliged to retreat
If the Turks succeed In capturing the
passes the Greeks will be compelled to e-ti-eattotlielrfcecoud
strong line ntKasaklar.
The Turks nave taken Rapsani, but the ad
vantage they derive from the capttiiu of
this place is not apparent.
The dispatch adds that it seems that
the plan of Edhcni Pasha of entering
Thcssaly by way of the passes of, Rcvenl
and Bonghazi has been abandoned, owing
to the heroic and successful Greek resist
ance. THE GREEKS OUTNUMBERED.
Another Report of the Engagement
London, April 22. A disputch to the
Standard, sent from Athens, this after
noon, says that the Turks have pene
trated Grecian territory as far as Mati,
where there was a fierce cngagemnt this
morning. The flringceased at midday. The
Greeks opposing the Turkish advance are
unshaken In their rirnmess, but the situa
tion is extremely critical The Turks
greatly outnumber the Greeks.
THE FIGHT AT KRITIRL
The Greeks Fiercely Attacked the
Milouna, April 22 -During all Tuesday
night the Greek troops were busily en
gaged in fortifying their position on the
top of the hill at Kritirl, near the eastern
entrance to the Milouna defile, and their
movements could be seen from the Turk
ish lines, the Turks being postcd.on a hill
oppoMto and separated from the Greeks
by a ravine.
The battle which commenced at Kritirl on
Tuesday was stopped when darkness had
The Turks slept on their arms, in readi
ness at any moment to either repel an attack
or to move on the lines of the enemy.
As scon as day broke, the Greeks re
sumed their attack, which was preceded
by a terrific fusillade, which was un
doubtedlj the fiercest and deadliest of any
during the hostilities. The carnage was
Dielel Fasha was the Turkish brigadier
general who was killed in the fighting on
DO NOT KNOW DESPAIR.
There Are No Faint nearts Among
the People of Athens.
Athens. April 22-The people are now
realizing the superior military strength
of tho Turks, but still they do not despair
They rather set their teeth the harder for
a moro gallant and desperate struggle at
Everywhere the people are offeiing as
sistance of men and money to the govern
ment and it is expected that 40,000 vol
unteers will have assembled before the
close of the week.
The patriotic feeling is now aroused to
such a pitch that the whole country will
rise against the Turks before the people
will admit defeat
FIGHTING AROUND CANDIA.
The Cretan Insurgents Threaten to
Invest the Town.
Canca, April 22.-Thcreisfightingaround
the city of Candia almost dally. The gov
ernor states that there are 5,000 insur
gents in the vicinity with four guns, and
that Greek troops arc among them. The
Turks have no field guns. The governor
is concerned lest the insurgents invest the
town, which has only a small garrison of
Ottoman troops aud a handful ot interna
CONFERENCE WITH MUSTAPHA.
Turkish Minister Hns nn Interview
With Secretary Sherman.
Mustapha Bey, the Turkish minister, vis
ited Secretary Sherman yesterday and
had quite a long conference with him. It
is understood that the Turco-Grecian war
was the subject conversed about, and that
the minister was anxious to be assured of
the attitude the United Slates will as
sume. There is reason for believing that Secre
tary Sherman assured tho Turkish miais
ter that this Government will pursue the
strictest neutrality aud that no asylum
will be granted to refugees.
Railroad Bridge Blown Up.
Athens, April 22. -A report has leach
ed here that Insurgents have blown up a
railroad bridge at Dege-Agac, a seaport
on the Aegean Sea, ninety-two miles
southwest of Adrlanopole, and the south
ern terminus of the railroad from Adrlan
opole and Phlllppopolls, but the rumor is
Mortgage Against Carnegie Road.
Erie, Pa., April 22. A -bond and mort
gage was entered up today against the
Carnegie road, the Pittsburg. Bessemer aud
Lake Erie Railroad, for 10,000,000, in
favor of the United States Trust Com
pany, of New York. The bonds are pay
able in fifty years at 5 jer cent.
Mattresses remade, carpets renovated,
furniture stored. Fireproof. EMPIRE
CARPET CLEANING CO., 631 Mass. ave.
Best Nails, per keg, 100 lbs., $1.00.
Libbey & Co., 6th st. and New York ave. tf
HG'S HEiNQUB CMHE
He Assaulted the Two Little
Daughters of His Employer. .
HANGED TO .jL- LAMP-POST
The Door of Alexandria Jail Broken
in by u Mob Thirsting for His
Blood Police Used. Their Pistols
and Drove the; Lynchers Hack,
But Without Avjril.
Alexandria, April 22.' Annie and Lizzie
Lacy, the little daughters or Mr. R. A.
Lacy, a well-known ands respected citizen
of this city, were crlinlually assaulted to
day by Joseph II. -McCoy, a nineteen-year-old
negro, in the employ of Mr. Lacy.
Thi. negro is in Jail, and wild excitement
A mob of infuriated men- burround the
Jail, and only the determined spirit of the
police lias prevented a lynching.
At a lew minutes before 12 o'clock the
crowd secured a large ptece of. Umber and,
with it for a battcringrnm, forced the door'
of the jail, others breaking the windows
at the same time.
Lieut. Smith, at the head of sevea stal
wart policemen, were in the Jail when the
crowd rushed into the corridor.
As they came forward he ordered his
men to fire, having previously instructed
pis men to aim high,
Theshotstookthe mob by surprise. They
had not looked tor such action.
They btarted to retreat. Then Lieut.
Smith ordered a charge and seven of the
mob were taken prisoners by his men.
The jail cleaied, the door was quickly
fortified and placed in a condition to resist
The mob has not dispersed, and it Is
possible that another attempt will be
made before daybreak.
The military have agreed to come to the
Ubt-iftance of the police if they are needed.
The police, however., think they will be
able to hold their own.
McCoy, the assailant, has been in the
employ of Mr Lacy for a number of years
and was regarded as trustworthy.
Mr. Lacy resides on .South Washington
street, beyond Jefferson, with
his wife 1
and several children. It has been the cus
tom of the little girls to play in the barn
where McCoy was usually .employed, and
the parents never for a moment suspected
the terrible result of their being thrown
in company with him.
When the horrible truth was dlscoven-d
this evening, the futner Immediately went
in search or McCoy, and would doubtless
have killed the negro had he been able to
find him at that time.
The occurrence was repotted to police
headquarters about 7 o'clock, and Lieut.
Smith went Immediately, in benrch of the
He found McCoy' ut the home of lib:
nuul, in Midi's alley, near the sceae of
his brutal crime. As spbn as Mr. Laoy
loarned that the negro had been captured
he became greatly excited, and ran to his
home evidently with the intention of se
curing a revolver,. The o Mirer ia the
meantime hurried to the police btatiou
with Ills prisoner.
From the statement of the little girls,
after accomplishing the crime, the negro
gave them 5 cents to say nothing of the
afrair. Little Annie., however, had been
seriously injured by the brutal negro,
and the truth or thc..crime became known
to the children's parents this evening.
Dr. O'llrieii attended tfie little sufferers
and assured the father that there was
no doubt that the statements of the chil
dren were tiuc.
McCoy was taken from his cell tonight
and carded Into the private office or Chler
Webster by Lieut. Smith. At first, when
questioned about the tharne made by the
two little girls, he protested his innocence
and declared that he had never attempted
anything wrong. He finally, however,
broke down and acknowledged that he
was guilty of the eiitn'e charged against
The details of the, negro's confession,
which were given in the presence or a
Times repoiter, aie too revolting for pub
lication. He subsequently made a similar
statement to Common wealth's Attorney
Although McCoy claims to be but nine
teen years of age, he looks several years
older. Re is about 5 feet 8 inches high
and weighs about 150 pounds.
His victims, Annie and Ll.zleMcCoy, are
aged nine and seven years, respectively.
The negro has been enqiloyedln the fam
ily of Mr. Lacy almost continuously si nee
his lnrancy It is thought that after ac
complishing his purpose he frightened the
children into silence by threats
There was great excitement in Alexan
dria as soon as Ihe details of the crime
became known, and excited groups of men
gathered on the btrect comers in the
vicinity of the policy station. The feeling
grew in intensity until It culminated as
The negro was crouched in one corner
ot his cell at the police station, and could
distinctly hear the muruiurings of the in
furiated crowd outside of the prison. Re
was badly frightened when he realized that
he was In imminent danger of being swung
from a tree.
Alexandria, Va., .April 23. -At P10
o'clock this morning a part of the
mob returned to the jail, ond artcr a
desperate right with the police, led by
Chief Webster and Lieut. Smith, succeeded
la effecting an entrance to the jail, seized
McCoy and, hurrying him to the corner of
Lee and Cameron streets, hanged him to
a lamp post.
When repulsed In the early part or the
night, the mob returned "up town," where
they organized and had Hieir ranks great
ly Increased by people from everywhele.
Chief Webster anticipated their return
and collected his Tull forceat the jail, there
to await the return of the mob.
He and his men did not have long to
wait, for sdbn a crowd was seen moving
toward the Jail. It was comparatively
quiet and orderly, but on nearer approach
was seen to be armed with axes, and the
leaders also carried a heavy battering
ram about sixteen feet long. They im
mediately turned the nun on the door
and with tho axes broke in the' windows.
When the mob flat -turned toward the
jail the police opened fire upin it, but
Without doing any damage. Ap soon as
the revolvers were emptied they turned
in with their clubs, and asflercea hand-to-
hand, knock-down-and-drag-out fight fol
lowed as ever seen In this city, or any other
for nat matter.
the mob, which.had increased to about
500, was too strong- for the handful of
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police, and It was not'hut u, few minutes
before the lynchers had it all their own
From the way things were managed, as
soon as the door was battered down it
appeared that those who were to enter
the jnil were already picked out, for only
a few entered In search of the criminal.
On going into McCoy'.s cell he was round
hiding behind his bed. Re was Imme
diately seized and hurried out into the
btrect. He was not tied until the mob ar
rived at the spot where he was hanged
There, however, before swinging him
to the lamp post, some of the mob, In their
eagerness for revenge, cut the boy's throat
from car to ear Re was then swung to
the lamp post, where he still hangs
The Alexandria Light Infantry, which
had been expecting trouble, hurried to the
scene as soon as they could get together,
but they were too late to prevent the
As soon as tho mob had accomplished
its purpose it dispersed, and very shoitly
afterward everything was as quiet In the
streets as if nothing umibual had hap
pened. THE GREATEST FILIBUSTER
Senator 3Ioran's New Terminology
for Speaker Reed.
A Postnl Rnnk Resolution Ends In
u Denunciation of the Inaction
of the House.
If the generous impulse ot Senator
Allen had commended Itself to the Senate
yesterday there would have goue,out to
Greece, from this country, the sympathy
nf Hir American neonlc. Mr. Allen got
the noor soon after the assembling of
the Senate anil orrered a resolution which,
guarding against Interference In rorejgn
afrnirs, expressed the sympathy of the
people of the United States with the
Greeks in their struggle with Turkey.
It was not a now thing for this Govern
ment to do, he salt!, aud It in no wise con
travened the American policy as to en
In the course of his remark Mr. Allen
gave a succinct history orCrelo. the recur
ring revolts against the Turks, and de-
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fsm against Christianity. He went so far
as to say that he believed the protection
and aid of the United States to be war
ranted under the circumstances.
Mr. Allen agreed to a proposition by Mr.
Davis, chairman of the Committee on For
eign Relations, tiiat the resolution be sent
to that committee, with the expectation
of an early report.
Senator Ruiler called up his resolution
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on the cs'auiiMimeiiL ui jjusuu oum-
banks, which, later, he withdrew for the
present, hut It gave rise to tome interest
ing debate. Mr. 1'ettus referred to the
"disorganized condition" of the commit
tees, which gave Senator Morgan an op
portunity to nttack that disorganized
condition. Getting away rrom this, to the
relate! subject of the disorganized House
committees, Senator Morgan sailed into the
House and its three days' adjournment
scheme without gloves. He referred to the
coalition there as the result of "the ar
bitrary, unconstitutional and unheard ot
uction or one man." He would suggest
that the Speaker or the House be known
as the "greatest rlllhuFter," instead or the
great White Czar.
Mr. Allen emphasized the ridiculous j.o
bition of both chambers when he offered a
resolution that all business lc suspendedin
the Senate until the committee vacancies
were filled, "e excepted appropriations,
which put the Senate and House on a
parity. Mr. Allen, further paralleling
things, demaudedn yea and nay vote.
There was some gatllng gun colloquy
over this resolution, which was finally
consigned to the tomb of the Capulets by
Mr. Chandler objecting toits consideration,
and in the recently constantly recurring
phrase, it went over.
Mr. Hoar also' succeeded in having his
motion "go over," which provides for the
discharge of the Committee on Rules from
the consideration of changes in the Senate
procedure until after the Grant cere
monies. The Senate went into executive
session at 1:20 and resumed business at
Immediately after the close of the
executive ses.-ion yesterday the Senate
received a message from President lie
Kinley relative to the commercial arrange
ments concluded with foreign countries
pursuant to act of 1800
The Vice President then announced the
following committee on the part of tho
Sennte to attend the Grant memorial ser
vices in New VTork:
Mr. Hawley, Mr. Piatt of New i'ork, Mr.
Murphy, Mr. Foraker, Mr. Cullom, Mr
Cockrell, Mr. Proctor, Mr. Shoup, Mr. Wal
thall, Mr. Sewell, Mr. Gray, Mr. Butler.
Mr. Warren, Mr. Faulkner and Mr. Bur
rows. By unanimous consent the bill providing
for rrce homes on public lands for actual,
bona fide settlers, Introduced by Mr. Petti
grew, was considered In committee of the
whole. The bill was amended by Senator
Mortran and passed over until Monday.
The Senate then adopted resolutions in
honor of the memory ot the late Judge
Holman, and afterward, as a further mark
of respect, adjourned.
NO RESULT YET.
State Senator Deboe Loads in the
Frankf ort.Ky., April 22. The Republican
Senatorial caucus met tonight, and at mid
night had taken eleven ballots without
result. State Senator Deboe leads, with
thirty votes, and Chief Justice Holt Is
next, with twenty. There are many scat
tering votes. An effort is being made to
bring about the nomination of Congress
man Evans, ot Louisville.
Showulter Leaves for His Homo.
New York, April 22. Showalter, Ken
tucky's chess expert, will leave tomorrow
.for his home In Georgetown, Ky. Re will
remain in the West all summer, but In
the fall will return and be prepared for a
return match with Pillsbury, unless the
latter has in the meantime succeeded in
arranging a match with Lasker, for the
championship of the world. In that case
he will stand aside.
Amerienn Students in Athens.
Now Haven, April 22.-Prof. Seymour,
head of the executive committee of the
America School in Athens, said today the
students of the school were in no danger
from the present war and that they would
remain in Athens, although excavations
remain in Athens, although excavations
nKaif PPed' " n
SKYJJOAT FLIIS OVER TOWN,
Officials ut the Jail Saw It Squnrely
The mysterious airship which has been
causing people to wonder for several weeks
past has at last been sighted soaring over
Washington. Those who witnessed it are
willing to take oath that it was no phan
tom, but the real, genuine flying machine
which has excited so much wonder and at
tention. The machine was sighted about 1 o'clock
this morning as It was calling gracefully
over the southeast section of the city. Of
ficer Dutton, who is stationed onguardout
slde the jail was the first to discover the
mysterious ship. Helnunedlately called tlie
attention of tho other officers at the in
stitution, and Capt. Smith and the le
rrainder ot the officials are certain that
the thing was no fake. It passed almost
directly over the jail building at a height
of several hundred feet, and seemed to
be sailing at a moderate rate of speed
In the direction of Overlook Inn.
It appears to be not far Trom the
ground, and looked the size ot a ilvcr
steamer, and was much the shape of one.
All the Jail officials who saw the queer
traveler in the heavens, vouch for its
genuineness, and a number or the ignorant
negro prisoners who saw it from their
cell windows were greatly frightened.
What was thought to have been an air
ship -was also sighted over Fort Myer
Wednesday night, but upon investigation
proved to be an electrical kite sent up by
S. T. PENDER DECAPITATED.
Horrible Fate of a Well-Known
Rail rend Mnu.
Richmond, Va , April 22 Shepperd T.
Pender, general freight and passenger agent
ot the Carolina and Northwestern road,
while boarding a moving train at Lincoln
ton. N. C, this afternoon, caught his foot
in a frog and was thrown under the train,
decapitated andothcrwisc terribly mangled.
He was a son of Gen. Pender, of Con
federate fame, and leaves a wife and five
TRYING TO CUT THE LEYEES
An Army Being Formed to Protect
Tli em From a 31 ob.
The Negroes Will Desert the Levee
if They Learn the Government
Will Feed Them.
New Orleans, April 22.-The .Madison
levees being endangered by the thousand
of head of stock now feeding on them.
President Maxwell, or the Tensas levte
board, today began to clear it or mules,
horses and cows. The negroes who owned
most of the stick were very excited over
its removal to the hills and resisted ef
forts of .Mr- Maxwell to load the cattle
on vessels, and only ceased when the
sheriff and posse with shotguus over
The cattle, which had been suffering
for some time for lack of food and-livin
on willow branches, will be taken to the
other side of the river and fed until the
water goes down.
Negroes camped on levees are faring
well, haviar wild turkeys and other name
in ubuadance, from the animals driven
from the swamp by the overflow. The
weather has been clear throughout the
overflowed district until today, a for
tunate occurrence, as a majority of the
refugees are sleeping in the ojicn air. A
rain today caused great inconvenience
and suffering among them. Tents ar
rived on the steamer dry or New Orleans
and were unloaded by the surferers. A
special committee on shelter has ben
created, as It is feared that unless shelter
is provided for tho refugees it may caue
much sickness. The fear that the levee
would be cut by a mob from New Orleans
still prevails at all points near the city,
even at Algiers, the western suburb of
the city, and an army is formed all along
the levee, on both sides or the river, from
Baton Rouge to New Orleans.
A skiff which landed near Raton Rouge
was fired at on the suspicion that Its
occupants were about to cut the levee
and the planters of the neighborhood
turned out with rifles and shotguns when
the alarm was given. An attempt was
also made to cut the levee at the Cason
place on the Atchafala river.
The police juries of Ascension, Iberville
and West Paton Rouge, alarmed over the
condition of the river, have sounded notes
ot warning to the people of those parishes
and issued ctdles for levee volunteer guards
and workmen, which are being well re
sponded to The river is now 10.1 feet at
New Orleans, and a total rise of 19.6 feet
Is predicted, two feet above the highest
point ever kown before, in 1800. The
levrcs are still in very grave oangcr, anu
if the negroes learn that the Government
will feed and lodge them in Vicksburg
they will flock to that city, not only from
the overflowed lowlands, but from those
that are still dry, and even from the hill
parishes. They will be no labor left to care
for the levees that are still standing,.and
when the waters shall have subsided there
uill be no negroes on the laud to do the
All the uncultivated and three-fourths or
the cultivated lands in Madison parish will
be overflowed. The water rrom the over
flow has filled up the country in remark
ably short time, and the difference be
tween the levee or the water inside and
outside the levee is now over two feet
The last break in the Mississippi line of
levees, sixty-three miles above Vicksburg,
will do little harm, as the country affected
by it was already under water. Its ouly
effect will be to increase the depth of
that water from four to six feet.
Yellow Fever nt New York.
New York, April 22.-Otis E. Bullock.
a passenger on the steamship Finance,
from Colon, today, was transferred at
quarantine to the Swinburne Islaud Hos
pital, ill with yellow fever. He died a
few hours later. The case was undoubt
edly j'ellow fever ot a malignant type.
Bull-Fighters Gored to Death.
Leon, Mex., April 22 At an amateur
bull-fight, given here yesterday, two ring
men wcro gored to death. One of the
bulls broke over the barricade and seriously
wounded several persons in the audience.
Emperor William Departs.
Vienna, April 22. Emperor William, who
arrived here yesterday on a visit to
Emperor Francis Joseph, leftrthe city this
Ivy Institute Business College, Sth andK.
None better.' $25 a year day of night'
cnmir i7,. TfTc rt Pair,
1 2X? & Co.. JX SdNew Tori a.if
Says a Large Part of the Island
SOME CONFLICTING NEWS
Wherever tho Cubans Are Engaging
the Spaniards in Rattle They Ap
peiir to Be Winning Decisive Vic
tories Over Their Foes Spaniard--
Concealing Their Reverses.
Havana, via Key West, Fla., April 22.
Here Is a table dispatch sent yesterday
by Gen. Weyler to Gen. Azearrartigo, min
ister of war, in Spain:
"1 have the pleasure of notifying your
excellency that since the I3th of this
month our forces operating along the lino
of Jucaro ?.oron trocha have captured sev
eral bands ot insurgents.
'"In an engagement near Mataozas tho
insurgents had nlnery-seven killed af.d
we made twelve prisoners, capturing also
212 horses, and 1,002 cattle Lab r,
twenty-three Insurgents surrendered to
our troops. We had only one man killed
aud tweufy-six woundeu. I consider the
whole territory of Las Villas and part of
Puerto Principe pacified, and I repeat;
that the presencciu Santa Clara or Gon.-z
and Quentin Pandoras Is not aisniiing,
because if they do not pass the trocta
soon to Orient, they will be captured, as
Ruls Itlvera and Baca lias were ia Pinur
'I am sure than Gomez cannot maintain,
himself for along tlrnein hts present posi
tion. Re has very few men and no pro
visions at all. The ground over which he
moves has been laid wa3te.
"I have the pleasure of confirming my
previous dispatch, in whleh I iiotifiddyour
excellency that 1 do not need any more re
enforccmeuts to cover the losses in tl.e
In answer to this cablegram the minister
of war and prime minister have con
gratulated Gen. Weyler on his success.
Yesterday, however, whHeall this news was
producing great Joy among the uncom
promising Spaniards here, the report can e
of a hard fight at nco Tuerto, near Saci ti
Spiritus, .Santa Clara province, between the
insurgents, commanded by Alensan. and tho
SpunishcoluinnofGen. Luque. Gen Luque
reports Inat his losses weie only fifte- p
killed and twenty-two wounded, but it .3
known in Havana that he suffered a sevre
defeat, leaving more than 100 soldiers
dead on the field.
The news from Puerto Principe, of tr.o
ten days' fighting between the insurgents
and the Spanish columns of Cols Rizo and
Cruz Fernandez, has caused consideraMe
comment here. In his official report o
the several fights he had with tho
Cubans on those days. Col. Kizo coife--s
that on his way to Puerto Principe the
rear guard was constantly harrassed by
In spite of the congratulations from tre
government to Gen. AVeyler, a dbpai h
from Madrid announced fchatSenorCanovas
had declared that to establish the reforms
in Cuba "confirmation is needed of th6
news about peace." .
TTTS INJCRJfcS WERE FATAL.
Blow With a Ba-.el.ull But Cnut-e3
Thumiis Chislcy' Death.
Thomas Chisley, the colored man wlao
was hit on the head with a baseball buC
"Wednesday afternoon, died a the Emer
gency Hospital last night, as a result of
the injury. His body was placed In tho
morgue, anl the coroner notified. The man
remainel unconscious dining the grea'.vr
part of Wednesday night.
YcstcidayJ. Snyder, assisted by Irs.
Lawrence?Turjfer,and Heoe, operated up.n
him for neariV.-lrvc hours in an effort to
save his life-. They fouc.l his skull fr.x
tured in a horrible manner, and it was
considered remarkable that the man was
not instantly killed by the blow.
Au incision six inches long andtwoimhes
wide had to be made in the man's skull to
remove the bone which had pressed down
upon the brain where the blow had been
inflicted, From the main fracture there
were linial fractures and ofrshoots, whi b,
extended in all directions, over the entiio
skull, and Internal hemorrage had resulted.
The physicians say that the case is one
the worstthatthestaff has been called upon,
to treat for some time In spite of their
efforts, the man died several hours after
The police obtained evidence yesterday
winch will cause the charge or murder, or,
at least, manslaughter, to be entered
against Thomas Scanlon, his assailant.
It is said that there was a quarrel between
a gronp ot whites and blacks for the
possession of the old Capitol Park grounds.
During the trouble Scanlon and several
other white men ran up the street, f l
lowed by a gang of negroes. After pur
suing them for tome distance, Scanlon,
who had a bat in his hand, turned about
quickly and struck Chisley the blow whkh
resulted in his death.
lie "then continued to run away, whila
Chisley's friends picked him up and "en
lam to the hospital. Last night the police
were looking Tor Scanlon. Chisley was a
laborer, and lived at No. 1 24 Hull's cours.
The Senate yesterday confirmed the
Harold M. Scwall, of Maine, to be envoy
extraordinary , and minister plenipoten
tiary of the TJnitud States to Hawaii.
James A. Smith, or Vermont, to bo
consul or the United States at Leghorn,
William Youngblood, of Alabama, to
be auditor for the Interior Dupart-ncnt.
James L. Davenport, of New Hamp
shire, to be first deputy commissioner of
John V. Jackson, of California, to be col
lector ot customs for San Francisco.
Thomas S. Harrison, of Pennsylvania,
tobeagentand consul gcnerulotthe United
States at Cairo, Egypt
Milton C. Phillips, of Wisconsin, to ba
atttorney of the United States for tho
eastern district of Wiscon'Jn.
Frank R. Moore, or New York, to be col
lector oC internal revenue for the firs
district of New. York.
Frank Moss Succeeds RooseveL
New York, April 22. -Frank Moss,
counsel, to thePnrkhurst Society, was this
afternoon appointed to serve the remain
ing eight months of Theodore Roosevelt'o
term as police commissioner.
Chief of Division Appointed.
Mr. T. J. Shannon, ot the law division
ot the Tension office was yesterday ap
pointed chief ot the si
division of the bureau-
pointed chief of the special examinatkm