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.The arenbtioa of THE TIMES Yesterday
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VISIT THE HEW POSTOFFICE
Postmaster General Gary and Staff
The Departmental Officials Look
. lug at Prospective Headquarters.
I'rogross of the Work.
Superintendent Kinsey received a dis
tinguished delegation yesterday at the un
finished new city postoffice. The delega
tion was one of inspection, consisting of
Postmaster General Gary, the .Assistant
postmasters General and chiefs of division,
Its object being to look at the prospective
quarters or places for the quarters of these
gentlemen when they shall have moved
into the new building.
This visit indicates that there is no
doubt of the passage of the bill to trans
fer the Postorfice Department to the new
city postoffice, and to transfer the De
partment of the Interior to the vacated
postoffice department building.
There ib a common impression on the
part of those who never get beyond the
enclosure that the new building will be
finished in July. The date, 1st of July,
lias been fixed on popularly because It is
known that the Government contract for
the present city postoffice quarters ex
pires July l.
It was evident to the delegation that
there is no chance of occupation by July.
The flooring for the first floor Is not
down yet, but they will begin to place
It very soon.
The lighting of the building was look
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stated, by a plant to be owned by the
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THE TURKS BEATEN
Pasha's Army i a Des
THE SD1TAJ RECALLS HIM
Turkish Forces Suffering From
Lack of Supplies.
0SMAN PASHA TO COMMAND
Tile Greeks Appear to Have Glori
ously Retrieved Their lSnrly Re
verses Prince Constantino Tele
graphs of Victory, nud Says He
"Was in the First Line of Fire.
The Turkish Xitvy Das Utterly
Collapsed, and the Greek War
ships Continue Their Destructive
"Worn- The Hellenes Are Exhibit
ing a Dauntless Coinage Worthy
of Their Knee and Ilistorj-.
London . April 23. The advance of the
Turks on Larissa has undoubtedly been
partially checked, but no news nas be
received here which Justifies or explains
the recall of Kdhcm l'asha, the Turkish
commander-in-chief. The first report
that Osmau l'asha had superseded Edhcm
Pasha, was not believed in London, for
the latter's march Into Thessaly was re
garded as having been a triumphal one.
The later accounts of the gloomy feeliug
that prevails in Constantinople has created
the belief that the Turks have suffered
reverses which have not yet been reported
to the outside world.
The general political situation is begin
ning to attract nore attention than the
military operations. The activity of
Emperor "William and the efforts or Bul
garia to put pressure on the Sultan are
creating uneasiness, but no ecrious fear
Is entertained as yet that the war will
become-general. London bases its confi
dence upon such trifles as Lord Salisbury
rtm:iiiiiTie nn the Rivera and the steadiness
. ,, , , .,
nr I m mnrkotji On t.lio otliiT 1.1IK there !
is some disturbing symptoms. It is clear
the recent visit of Emperor "William to
Vienna Is of the highest (significance.
It is practically admitted that he incited
the Sultan to war, and the question Is now
whelehr he secretly desires the trouble to
spread. Bulgaria did not threaten the Sul
tan until Prince Ferdinand, the ruler of
that country, had consulted with Emperor
"William, and It is now presumed that the
latter Is seeking to bring Austria and Rus
sia into accord.
It is reported in Vienna that Emperor
Francis Joseph is willing to drop Italy
from the triple alliance If Russia is sub
stituted in Its stead. The latest Taris ad
vices indicate that France is becoming so
restive on account of these maneuvers that
the cabinet would he in great danger if
the chamber of deputies were In session.
It will probably be found that Lord Salis
bury will bo ready to take full advantage
of the latter situation the moment the
Franco-Russian relations become strained.
In the meantime the prospect is dimin
ishing of a quick, sweeping victory by the
Turks over the Greeks. The Turkish navy
has utterly collapsed, as it was expected it
would do. Every day the Greeks can hold
the enemy iu check in Thessaly their chance
of gaining their object increases. It is
still impossible to judge accurately or the
situation on the frontier, but the trend
or the dispatches from both sides indicates
that the Greek fortunes have improved
distinctly since the last writing.
Position of Ldhein Fnshn's Army
Said to Me Desperate.
Athens, April 23.-Advices from Epirus
show that the Turks in that province
are panic-stricken, and, instead of re
maining to defend their positions, they
flee in terror as the Greeks approach.
Many cannon, quantities of ammunition
and an abundance of booty have fallen
into the hands of the invaders.
It is learned that the position of the
army of Edhem Pasha is desperate.
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WASnrGTON, SATURDAY MOIttSTCNG, APRIL
Supplies of all kinds arc needed, and the
troops arc suffering badly from the lack
The appeals of Edhem Pasha for rc
enforccments are owing to the serious
losses he has sustained. At Revcni,
Bonghazi and other places where fight
ing has occurred, whole battalions of
Turkish troops were decimated by the
Telegraphs That He
First Line of
London, April 23. A dispatch to the
Chronicle from Athens states that the
Gieeks are holding their own in Thessaly.
The Turks do not possess any Greek terri
tory. Nothing can prevent the victoiioiis
Greek fleet from i caching Salonica and
Smyrna. Everything is favoiable from
a financial standpoint. Subscriptions
from Greeks abroad arc pouring In, and
the value of the paper money hab risen
The dispatch adds that wounded troops
from Gritzovali declare that when the
Greeks began to retreat from that place
at nightfall several of their wounded were
left behind. The Turks shut these wounded
men in a small church, which they then
set on fire, and all the wounded men were
burned to death.
Crown Prince Constantino telegraphed
to ids father this evening as follows:
"The Turks are quiet today, owing to
our success yesterday. Wo have destroyed
the Turkish battery at Llgaria. The Turks
have retired from Nezeros and Itnpsanl.
1 was in the firsbllue of fire yestesday."
TDK TURKS RKl'ULSKD.
Sustain Severe Reverses All Along
Loudon, April 23. The Daily News has
a dispatch from Salonica, dated yester
day, saying it is snid there that the Turkish
forces have sustained hevere reverses, and
that they have been repulsed all along the
Hue. Their losses are said to have been
heavy. There is much anxiety here, and
this is increased by the fact that the of
ficials have no authentic news regarding
the situation at the front. It is also
stated that a Greek squadron is outside
in the gulf, but this report cannot he
authenticated. It is believed, however,
that the Greek eastern squadron is under
orders to attack Salonica.
HA VIS OCCLTI13D TYRNAVO.
Loudon Times Reports Its Capture
by the Turks.
London, April 23. A dispatch from
.Mllouna to The Times, dated 10 o'clock
this morning, says the Turks continued
yesterday and today to advance through
the plain of Larissa. The Greeks are
avoidiug a general engagement and are
gradually retiring. The Turks arc not
hurrying. Edhem Pasha, the correspond
ent declares, is pursuing a cautious jwlicy.
lie captures one after another of the
enemy's small positions. The discipline
of the army is really excellent. Not a
single outrage has been committed in the
captured villages. The inhabitants of the
captured places continue to follow their
The dispatch adds that everything is
quiet. During the past rorty-eight hours
the artillery rire has slackened. The
engineers arc making a good military
road la Mllouna Pass. Another dispatch
to the Times, dated noon today, says that
a slight mist has set in, which makes It
more difficult to watch the effect of the
artillery fire upon the Greeks, but the
guns 6ecm to be making excellent prac
tice, for the Greek line is falling back.
The sound of cannon can be heard from
the advancing left wing of the army, but
toward Tyrnavo matters are quiet, the
Turks having taken and occupied the town.
Large numbers orre-enforcemenls aie still
The correspondent concludes:
"The result of the war Is beyond doubt.
I am much struck by the humanity of the
Turks. Their prisoners are treated with
A TOWN BOMBARDED.
The Greek Western Fleet on the
Corfu, April 23. -The Greek western
fleet, which left here under orders to at
tack the towns on the west coast of Al
bania, has bombarded the town of Agioli
Saranta, which lies a short distance north
of Corfu. Great damage was done by the
fire of the warships. All the government
and private buildings were detroyed with
the exception of the Austrian agency. The
stores of merchandise on the quays were
A detachment of sailors and marines
was landed, and occupied the heights
commanding Ceara. The garrison at Agio!
Saranta, numbering GOO men, withdrew to
the hills back of the town, from which
they fired on the landing party. They
were soon silenced, however, by the squad
ron, which turned Its guns upon them.
GREEK VALOR AT ARTA.
Heroic Defense of the Bridge in
Athens, April 23. The official reports
of the defense by the Greek troops of the
bridge over the River Arta, dividing the
-territory of Greece and Turkey, on April
20, show that they conducted themselves
with the greatest valor.
Thrice tfio enemy advanced to the bridge,
only to meet a most murderous fire from
the rifles ot the Greeks. The Turks did
nbt succeed in getting further than the
center of the bridge, at which point their
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commander was shot dead. At the fall of
that officer the Turks Tell back in dismay.
In the afternoon the fighting was re
sumed, the Turks making another assault
upon the bridge, but the Greeks were then
sheltered in their trenches and easily held
their own. ;
Since the breaking out of the war on
Sunday last the defenders of the bridge
never rpiittetl their posts'. Food was
brought to them, consisting of beans
fried In olive oil, ships., biscuit and bread.
Wine was scarce andJflear and the men
drank the water ot tljb Arta River.
The Greeks crossed the river near
Komena, three miles, from its mouth,
where the current was rapid and the
water deep. The river at that point Is
100 feet wide. They nailed planks across
barrels and threw them, overboard, form
ing an excellent and safe bridge.
Arriving on the other side, they found
the Turks some dibtance from the river,
where they hailcntrcnched themselves upon
u plain. The Greeks -opened fire with
their field guns and shelled the Turks out.
The Turks retreated atfd formed several
other positions, but were Invariably dis
lodged by the pursuing Greeks.
Storlesot Mussulman atrocities are current
iii Arta. One eyewitness says that a num
ber ot Christian women, who were captives
Iii the hands of the Turks, Were marched
in front or the Turkish lines, In the hope
that their countrymen would not fire, lest
they might kill the women. On the other
they might kill the women. On the other
hand the Greeks treat the Turkish wounCed
the same as they treat their own. Turkish
prisoners in the Greek military hospitals
express themselves as amazed at receiv
ing careful attention in respect of food,
shelter, etc., Instead Of being shot-.
AIDED MY THKfCONCEHT.
The Powers Churned With Taking
Sides With the-Turks.
London, April 23. The Constantinople
correspondent of the Speaker, who is n
high authority on the iimide workings at
the embassies, writing under date of April
"If there is war today in Thessaly it is
simply because the concert of Europe has
taken sides with the Turk and given the
Sultan to understand that he can have as
free a hand la Greece as In Armenia. The
Sultan was not much inclined to take the
chances of war, ami it Is believed here that
Germany influenced him to take the final
4op. The other powers advised peace, but
assured him that Europe would not Inter
vene to aid the Greeks. Even now the war
might be. stopped, but no, jiower honestly
nud heartily wished to stop this war. Lord
Salisbury preferred to Iqt things drirt,
with the vague idea that -this war would
be better than nothing, uhd. that something'
would anno which woul'end the long
and wearisome period drJrulllCKS negotia
tions. He hoped possiblylbat the Turks
might be beaten and the Sultan frightened
into submission, and that, even if he was
victorious, he would come out of the war
iu a condition of helpless bankruptcy and
too weak to reslbt the powers."
The correspondent adds:
The Turkish armies ought to be In Athens
within a month. For thCTurks, this is
strictly a religious war. They are full
of fanaticism and drunk with the blood
or the Armenians. The Idea that the
Sultan, even if lie should be victorious,
will come out of the war readier
than now to abdicate his power, comes
from a mistaken view or his character
and policy. It does not rollow from his
feu i of assassination and his apparent
vacillation in dealing with the "ambassa
dors that he is a weak man, without a
fixed policy. On the contrary, he is a
very strong man, with the Indomitable
purpose to restore the power and glory of
the Caliphat. success in this war will
make hlin stronger and more defiiMit than
ever. It will arouse the courage and
fauntlclsm of the Moslems through the
world. Already the Fellaheen, as well
as the Pashas of Egypt, are contributing
money for the war against the inridel and
Mecca has appealed to India to come to
the Sultan's aid."
TURKISH NAVY WORTHLESS.
Captains of Warships rronoiinee
Them Unfit for. Service.
Constantinople, April 23. The captains
of the vessels comprising the Turkish fleet
iu the Dardanelles presented to the navy
department a round robin, declailng they
are convinced of the unfitness of aH the
ships for active service.
In consequence the vessels were order
ed to return to Constantinople, singly, in
order that their coming might not excite
public attention. This order has been car
ried out. The ships were brought back
without provoking any public comment.
VASSOS TO THE ADMIRALS.
Asks Whether the Powers Are
Allies of. Turkey.
London, April 23.-A dispatch to the
'Daily News from Canea says that n
Greek officer today brought an urgent
dispatch from Col Vassos.'thc commander
of the Greek army occupying the island
and addressed to the admirals command
ing the foreign fleets In Cretan waters,
inquiring whether the powers were allits
of Turkey. Col. Vassos added that lie
had received orders to attack the Otto
man troops in. the islam?- What reply
the admirals made to. the letter is not
known. " ..
The dispatch adds that the rumors
that Col. Vassos will attack Candia are
THE BATTLE, OF KR1TIRI.
The Turks Eager- to Assault the
Mllouna, April 21. Evening (delayed in
transmission.) -The battle at Kritiri con
tinues as this dispatch -is being writ
ten, but the firing is, desultory. The
Groek position, whicjr' is the last they
hold oh. the heights, if tiefended by strong
earthworks. Nechat rasha, the com
mander of' the Turk'is,h force, regards the
position as unimportant, and refuses to
allow his eager soldiers to assault it, be
lieving that the capture ot the place would
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24, 1897 EIG-HT PAGrES.
THE file STOPS RISIIG
A Temporary Relief Caused ly
Crevasses in the Levee.
REFUGES CAMP AT VICKSBURG
An Attempt Made to Blow Up the
Levee on Woodland Plantation.
A Pack of Bloodhounds Put on
the Misereunt's Truck He Hu
Not Been Captured.
New Orleans, April 23. The river has
btopped rising, throughout nearly all this
section. It is falling above but station
ary at Natchez. This lias encouraged the
people with idea that there is going to
be no further rise and has brought aoout
a revival of confidence. The eugitiet-rs
issued today a warning to the people
about being lulled into a false security.
The rise In the river lias been checked,
they admit, and will remain cheeked for
tell days, but it is a mere temporary
belier, similar to that the Tensas basin,
North Louisiana, enjoyed a few weeks
ago, when the crevasses occurred In the
The engineers now predict over twenty ,
feet at New Orleans, and perhaps twenty
one feet, or more than three feet higher
than ever known before. They are afraid
the levees will not be able to stand this
and that there will be one big or several
small crevasses in the levees of the
Louisiana sugar district. . Their warn
ing lias had a good effect of rousing up
the people from their feeling of security.
All along the line the people have gone
to work on the levees with renewed energy.
The refugee camp for the Louisiana flood
sufferers was opened in Vicksburg today.
The town has become more crowded than
ever since the Biggs crevasses and Aus
tralia crevasse, until there is no more
room for the refugees.
The latter number at least 8,000, nearly
all negroes, or half as many as the totnl
population of the town previous to the
crevasses. Most of them have their cattle
and chickens with theni, and the principal
streets or Vicksburg look as though a
country fair wns in progress. The demand
for Government rations is increasing every
Last night the report was spread thata
secret expedition had left Orleans with
the purpose or cutting levees This aroused
the country people, who turned out in
force At Paint, Court vllle. a man was
seen attempting to cut the levee and was
fired on, but he escaped.
At daybreak this morning an attempt
wnKmndeto blow up theleveeat Woodland
Plantation. This hns been threatened
from the Mart, nud is one of the great
danger points on the levee. It being the
Mte of the famous Bonnett Carre erevns.se,
which defied all the efforts of the State
to close it for ten years. The guard on
-duty found a piowler on the levee, who
fled' nt the approach of the guard and
dropped several sticks of dynamite in his
flight. The country was aroused, and a
pack or bloodhounds put on his track, but
he has not been captured yet
FILLING THE COMMITTEES
Republican Cnncns Agrees to the
The Finnnce Committee Will lb.''
mnin Free Silver Nor Can Repub
licans Control Appropriations.
The Republican caucus j-esterday adopted
the compromise measure for filling the
They will thus hold forty chairmanships
and be charged with the full responsibility
or legislation. They will not control the
Appropriations Committee, as Senators
Teller and Pettigrew will hold the balance
of power, nor will they be able to dom
inate the Finance Committee, which will
remain a fiee silver committee, with Sena
tor Jones, of Nevada, holding-the balance
They will have the Committee on Tost
offices and Postroads, so that they will
control all postal nominations.
Senator Chandler made a bitter and sar
castic fight against'the compromise meaure,
but he was forced to retire and accept the
situation as gracefully as possible.
SEVJ3KAI. 3IEX KILLED.
Desperate Bnttle Between Moon
shiners uud Vijrllnuce Committee.
Mtddlesboro, Ky., April 2.'!. A pitched
battle occurred in Buchanan county, Vn.,
lni-t night near the Kentucky border, be
tween seven moonshiners on one side and
ten citizens on the other, In which five of
the illicit distillers were killed and three
citizens wounded, one of whom will die.
The moonshiners murdered and robbed
several of the better class or mountaineers
until the citizens determined to put an
end to the lawlessness. A vigilance com
mittee was organized and put in pursuit
of the outlaws. They met the gang of
seven moonshiners, who opened .'Ire on
them, fatally wounding J. V. Veels. The
fire was returned, and a hot battle raged.
"When the firing ceased five of the outlaws
lay dead and three of the vigilance com
mittee wounded. The remaining outlaws
The citizens, in anticipation of another
SERVED OX A PLATTER.
Alfred nntiey Found His Mother'd
Head on His Dinner Table.
"VVilllamston, Mich., April 23.-"When Al
fred Hnncy, a young laborer, went home to
dinner today, he was horrified to find the
bloody head of his aged mother, Maria
Ilaney, on a platter on the dining table,
while her mutilated body lay on the floor.
Investigation established the fact that
the deed wns committed by young Mrs.
Kaney, who has given evidence of a de
ranged mind for some time She admits
the killing, but gives no reason for it.
She will be sent to an asylum.
Anti-Trust Bills Puss.
. Albany, N. Y., April 23. The two anti
trust bills passed the assembly this morn
ing, the first by a vote of 98 to . 33;
the second 100 to 29.
"Minds, Si; Small Sizes, 75c a Fair.
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SAl'S RIVERA JS DEAD.
Spanish Officer Deelures He Never
Heuehcd Hiivnim Alive.
New York, April 23. Lieut. Ramon Nav-'
rarra, of the Spnalsh warship Infanta
Isabel, which arrived from Cuban waters
to take part in the Grant dedication cere
monies, in an interview, today said:
"Gen. Itius Rivera is dead of his wounds.
It is a well-known fact that he never
reached Havana alive and at the time
of our departure all the island was talking
about It. "We heard the news through a
rumor that was going around through the
towns just before we sailed, and I am
sure that it Is the truth. One or the last
things he did was to thank his doctors und
nurses for the care they had given him.
He lert $500 in gold to be given to the
wounded Spanish soldiers.
"Col. Racchallao Will be tried for incen
diarism, not rebellion, and if found guilty
will lyz shot without a doubt."
DAY TO ASSIST SUEItMAN.
The Canton Lawyer to Me First
Tolitlcal piophets were surprUed yes
terday when President McKinley announced
his intention or appointing Judge "William
R. Bay or Canton, Ohio, as Flist Assistant
Secretary of State and Bellamy Storer.of
Cincinnati, as minister to Belgium. Both
nominations will be sent to the Senate on
It is also stated that the President has
abandoned his ouginal purpose of tending
Judge Day as a special commissioner to
Cuba, to assist In the investigation of the
Ruiz case, but will appoint another man
equally as conservative as the Canton
lawyer for that important mission.
Judge Day arrived in the city from
Canton early yesterday morning, and
went immediately to the White House,
where Mr. McKinley intimated, for the
first time, that he would like hirn to.
assist Secretary Sherman in the many
complicated international questions which
are now confronting the State Depart
ment. Judge Day, it is said, at first
demurred to the proposal, but as a per
sonal favor to the President finally de
termined to accept.
Secretary Sherman Is getting old and
it is stilted is not physically able to give
to Important matters of state the atten
tion they deserve. Then again it is said
that in case of the death of the Secretary,
Mr. McKinley wants to have a man who
could step right into his place. This is
another reason given ror the appointment
of Judge Day, as the position will give him
an ample opportunity to acquuint himsvlf
with all matters connected with the State
A Times reporter saw Judge Day at the
EbbittBonre, where he is Mopping. Ques
tioned in regard to his new position, he
'i'es; the President has offered and I
have accepted the position of First AsUt
ant Secretary of State. I have not yet
determined just when I. will enter upon
the discharge of the duties or the office."
J,udge Hay said that hedid not knowex
actiy what would be done in regard to
his jiropo feed visit to Culm; but that In all
probability he would remain in "Washington
aud another man would be appointed tt
conduct the Ruiz investigation.
Another political surpri.se occurred yes
terday when It became known that the
President had decided to appoint Bellamy
Storer, of Ohio, as minister to Belgium,
for which there have probably been more
applicants than for any other appointment
in the gift or the President.
Senator Foraker held an extended confer
ence at the "White House yesterday morn
ing and it is snfd gave the President to
understand that he would not oppose
A large delegation ot Georgia Repub
licans saw the President before Cabinet
meeting. Among them were H. II. Rucker,
who is a candidate for internal revenue
collector: Judson W. Lyons, who wants to
be appointed postmaster of Augusta: "Wal
ter H. Johnson, an applicant for the mar
shalship. Senator Mason introduced Frank E.
Baker, who is anxious to secure the con
sulship at Rio Janeiro.
The Cabinet meeting lasted for almost
two hours. The Turko-Greclan war was
thoroughly discussed, aud several late tele
grams, which have been received from
Minister Terrell, at the State Depart
ment, were read to the President. The
Cabinet resolved to eenrt Gen. Miles aifd
several other officers to the theater of
war. Just when they will leave this
country has not been determined upon.
Gen. Wayne McVeagh, who has just re
turned from Rome, whither he was sent
as ambassador by President Cleveland, was
a notable visitor at the White House, jes
terday. CAPTAIN ROMKYN'S TRIAL.
Tie Continues His Attacks on Mrs.
Atlanta, Ga., April 23.In spite of the
efforts of her friends and era great many
influential officers, it has become more
apparent today than ever that it is Mrs.
Lieut. O'Brien who is actually on trial at
Fort McPherson, and not Capt. Romeyn.
Tlie alleged breach of discipline on the part
of Capt. Romeyn In knocking Lieut. O'Brien
down on dress parade and the other speci
fications in the accusations against him
have practically been lost sight of and
the two factions at the garrison have
locked horns in the bitterest kind or a
struggle over a woman's character. Capt.
Romeyn is going on relentlessly, and this
morning placed more witnesses on thestand
to testify as to the alleged improper con
duct or Lieut. Bamrord and Mrs. O'Brien.
The most important witness this morn
ing was Paul Baker, a student who boards
at the barracks, but he only repeated the
same tandem bicycle Incidents, with spicy
variations. The court at noon is sitting
in executive sessslon.
THE SENATORIAL CONTEST.
Mark Ilunna's Man, Taylor, Returns
Frankfort, April 23. Samuel M. Taylor,
of Ohio, who was secretary of state dur
ing three years of Gov. McKinley's term,
arrived In Frnnkrort yesterday. Mr. Tay
lor was recognized as the personal represen
tative tCtairnmn Mark Uannn, in the right
made by Dr. Hunter for election. He left
Frankfort Just before the return of the
Indictment by the grand jury against
Hunter. His return here is supposed to
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the part of Mr. Hanna that a Republican
Senator can still be selected, ir'good busi
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was hanged today in San Qucntin piison
for the murder or William Beady over two
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GOMEZ OUTWITS HIS FOES
Easily Baffles All Weyler's Ef
forts to Capture Him.
HE MAKES A STATEMENT
Says the End of Spanish Tyranny
Is Near, Refers to the Defeats
tlie Oppressors Have Suffered,
and the Manner Jn Which Their
Resources Are Being Exbunsted
Headauarters of Gen. Gomez, near N&
ranjo, Santa Clara, April 12.
Gen. Gomez is encamped here with 2,500
men, 1 ,S00 of whom are cavalry. For
nearly a month he has been moving around
these hills and the estates Laliefonua and
Juan Crlolla, In an area of some twenty
square miles. One Spanish column after
another has been outwitted by him, but.-ill
the efforts of Weyler to make him retire
to the Trocha, with a view to catching lnm
between two fires, have failed. Several
times, when the Spaniards thought time
they were following Gen. Gomez and press
ing him to the Trocha, Gomez has flm!
on their rear guard. Yet all the time,
the Spanish regulars in the small area
described have numbered Tully -1,00.
The old excuse or the Spaniards that
Gomez could escape them only because
his -whole force was of cavalry ana theirs
infantry cannot be used now, as the
Spanish columns operating against Coimcz
have more than 15,000 cavalry at tbi3
time- The Tact Is that in twelve years
of war against Spain and during Ms-life
with the Spaniards until he reached the
rank of major in the Spanish army, in
San Domingo, Gomez acquired saoh a
knowledge of his foes that he can fore
see their plans.
In speaking to your correspondent yes
terday of the general character of tho
Cuban war. Gen. Gomez made the fol
lowing statements, which, after being
written out, were carefully revised and
corrected by him:
"I deem it necessary to explain the na
ture or the war In Cuba In order to answer
some mendscioiis statements by the Span
iards, which may influence public opinion,
"Tlie Spaniards accuse us of cowardice,
when there is not a Mngle day on whieh.
important fiphts do not occur in H the
six provinces into which tliey divide ttio
island. Their columns are constantly
harassed, checked and obliged to abandon
marches. It is enough to take, any day,
copies of their newspapers published in
Havana- At least twelve engagements a
day arc reported by them, with artillery
fire in many cases, desperate hand-to-bend
fighting In others, and an average of 100
men killed. , '
"In two years of war, 33,500 men have
been killed on both sides, according to
Spanish repoits, and as w have not sub
mitted and will not submit, how can It
be honestly believed that the Cuban army
does not like fighting?
""We have routed the Spaniards in sev
eral pitched battles, in the majority of
them under that gallant hero, Antonio
Maceo. The Cubans have proved many
times that they can repulse the best Sjmn
ish general, Martinez Campos, with the
very pink of his army. Spain, after sHCh
disastrous defeats, sent 170,000 more
men against us- She could do it, because
she had a population ot 17,000,000 and
all the facilities of a, nation which does
not fear any attack on her steamers.
"I was compelled to dismiss more than
10,000 Cubans -willing to fight for their
country, but without arms. The hernia
spectacle shown In Tlnar del Rio, or a
band of Cubans fighting to the death
with only sticks and knives In their hauds
against a Spanish column armed with
modern rifles and 300 cartridges to the
man, is calculated to arouse admiration
aud sympathy, but is not ot use in reaching
the end we long for, that of driving tho
Spaniards from Cubn.
"I kept, thcrerorc, only the best armed
men In our army, and began that terrible
warfare which is exhausting the resources
or Spain and annihilating her soldiers.
Whenever a Spanish column passes it is
fired on and harassed without cessation by
the Cubans. The Spanish soldicris hunted
as a wild beast- Each shot or the Cubans
Is aimed at a particular man in theSpish.
lines. Their big masses or men are useless
against this mode of warfare- The more
therearc the more we chastise them. Fifty
Cubans can In this way make havoc among
"Naturally, Gen. "Weyler would like one
to risk In a single battle the future of
Cuba, he at the head of 100,000 men and
1 with 10,000 or 12,000: he with the best
munitions or war or modern time, 1 with
scarcely ten shots ror each man. Notwor
age, no science would be needed to defeat
me under such circumstances. The emiso
or Cuba would bo ruined on tho day I
risked such a conlflctand Spanish tyranny
would continue In this land.
"The end ts near. Spain, bleeding, and
penniless, cannot keep up the war a year
more. She has no resources, and we are
finally resolved to stay In the field to tho
bitter end. Spain Is living on lies. Sho
lies to the foreign bankers, from whom
she asks money. She lies to the American
Government to prevent the reeogntaon o
the Cuban republic. We do not lie, and do
nor. need to lie. Convinced that our fato
depends on our own efforts, we let tho
facts speak for us, and the facts aru that
In two years Spain has had to arm 212,
000 soldiers against us, and spend moro
than $200,000,000, and, though Gen. Wey
ler describes me as defeated, 1 am stlS
here as hopeful as ever.s