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V aV.' WEATHER PROBABILITIES. Mlf
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't "-. p; cooler Saturday afternoon or fM jfl IK JB
-2" KWuiea8trly winds, becoming north- V.lP I I Bf
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. -' .aETT tHE LUST HOPE OF GREECE
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?g GrandReMlding Sale.
"inmost beautiful moith In the year, "will
-mike Its advent tomorrow. We shall in
Migurate the same with a shower of bar
gains, which our house is noted for.
i r Hen.
.. jveisiblc Silk Club Ties 9c
'.nck Silk and Satin Band Bows 18c
8k Shield Bows XGc
ursible "White China Silk 'Four-in-hand
, , 18c
Jttc China Silk Puffs .. S5c
7orsihle White China Silk Ahcots..sec
laid Imperials and Flowing Scarfs. .SGc
"vyute Unlatdered Shirts, reinforced
I Ack and front, 2100 linen bosom,
intent stays, hand--vorked button
-'to ' 39c
Men's Cheviot Outing Shirts, deep
i.We, pearl buttons and full size in
ery way 39c
Men's Percale Shirts, two collars
find one pair cuffs, cither soft or stiff
Men's Balbrlggan "Underwear, ShirU,
u ajle -vlth French neck, pearl buttons
? ' full regular cuffs; drawers "with
rtrap bands S5GC
Men's Bleached Jean Drawers, with
BUup bauds, string or stockinet bot
Men's All-wool Sweaters, Byron col
Iojs, lace front, red and white, blue
end whit', ecru white, blue and red,
ecru and blue Sl.GO
Men's Cheviot Outing Shirts, made
Willi y.ke, extra set collar band, in
ull sizes sgc
Men'- Madras and Cheviot Tajamas,
pe- suit 88c
Men's Night Robes 52 inches long,
rimer white or fancy embroidered
Men's Silk Garten-., black, blue, yel
low, pink and white .lOc
M'n' Suspenders, made of extra
qualitj web, rolling ends and cast-orf
Mcii.3 Four-ply Collars, made of
o00 utnen , 3Oc
Men a Link Cuffs, made or the same
materia IS 3-22c
"Men's Balbrlggan Underwear, all ex
" - blzes, 1 i to 54, full fashioned scams,
'rtsand Drawers to match 39c
?ens. 20-inch Gloria Umbrellas.. ..GSc
Ooji-' Percale Shirt "Waists, only two
zes, 4 and 5 years FornierIy50c..2Gc
ftoyp' Percale Vists. made withl.irgu
jare'sallor collar and one-inch ruffles
iiund collar, cuffs -nd front GOc
Joys' Cardinal and Navy Blue Sweat
irs, tnpel with white and large sailor
Bojs' All-hllk "Windsor Scarf-,, light
i.ue, pink, cardinal, white aud navy
blue, polka spots ia X 2c
All ihebc speaal values will be found
In our men's department, temporary an
nex Open until 9.30 tomorrow night
KANN, SONS & CO.,
8th and Harket Space.
3N TniS FLOODED DISTIUCTS.
.ill thoX.evees Below the Bed River
May Be Swept A-wny.
Jvcw Orleans, April 30 The storm or
last night, during which four inches of
rain fell, gave the people of Donaldsou
ville, Afcccnsion and Iberville parishes a
ficare All night the plantation bells rang
up and doi n the levee, calling the plant
ers and their laborers to work. At the
.. -various weak places In the levee half
the population of the parish was up all
night and at work on the levees.
It Is claimed today that the storm and
-ain actually benefited the levees, pack
g the earth more thoroughly and so
lidifying the defenses of the Louisiana
i-Tbe Buras levee district, which was
v .ngratnlatUig Itself on the successful
rosing of two crevasses, was upset to
V (1 by learning of another break on the
"- President Maxwell, of the Tensas levre
-lstnct, is certain there will be a rise
:r at least two feet more on the lower
Mlsl Ippl and thinks the people south
of B river are doing well to put their
ve? in order. The beliefin Tensas ba-in
is that when the present flood concentrates
Its forces south of Red river, which it will
sot do for weeks hence, it will attain a
"Tolume that will sweep away the levees
, ifc en either Bide like chaff. All the mighty
ocean that will well nigh average forty
miles in width, from Cairo to Vicksburg,
,'must pass through a channel a mile or
t,wo wide after leaing Red river. "While
-the greater portion of Madison Parish is
ander water, only 4,000 acres having es
caped. The parish just above it is com
plaining of the drouth and crops are set
i tack for wvant of water.
-, The negroes In the overflowed section arc
" ortunate Just now In the immense quan--ties
of shad and sardines coming up the
ver to spawn They are caught In scoop
r-ets and provide the chief food for thou
sands of refugees.
or boys cost no more than poor ones, but there are no poor ones
"-IERE. "We have no rooom for any garments that are not of strictly
' 44',ellable quality of material and trimmings.
' Special 'for today,-broken lots of Children's S3.50, $8 and $2.50 Salts,
And broken lots of S5, $4.50 and 84 ones at
FOR TODAY ONLY. -
t Boys Shoes sood. honest leather
", V Vftj'll.50 and $2.00.
Unrs' TTnts nurt r-iiiiu nil Mm
Jesg than nsunl prices.
Boys' furnishings of all kinds.
I2th and F Streets N. W.
Defeat at Pliarsala Will Force
Submission to the Powers.
The Agreement Between Russia
nnd AubtrJu Believed to Bo the
Beginning of tlio .End of the Triple
Alliance The Greek Army De
feated in JJjiirus
London, April 30. Special cable. It
Is rashly assumed In many parts of Eu
rope that the war Is -virtually finished"
It is altogether premature to indulge in
such hopes until the result of the po
litical crisis in Athens is fully assured.
The new ministry cannot openlj advo
cate a policy of surrender, even if Jt
believes the struggle against the Turk
ish army Is hopeless The opposition
have been from the first more warlike
than the displaced ministry.
The latest Athens dispatches indicate
that the prime minister, Ralli,. and his
followers will continue to accuse the Greek
commanders of cowardice and to nffirm
that the Greek troops will be able to je
trieve the country's fortunes if they are
properly led. The only thing that can
be expected, therefore, is a further at
tempt to snatch victory from defeat. It
is a desperate chance E en those who
are most friendly to the Gieeks do not
expect them to succeed. In Mew of this
situation, there 1b a Lclief in certain dip
lomatic clicks that btrong efforts will be
made to induce the powers to interfere
without the open solicitation of Greece,
under a secret understanding with the Greek
government that all reasonable conditions,
such as the withdrawal of the Greek troops
from Crete, will be complied -with.
Today's advance of the Turkish forces
seems to make at least one more severe
Telegrams sent from Athens today show
that the new prime minlbtcr, M. Ralli,
is theidol of the populace for the moment.
It is probable that Greek defeat at Pliar
sala and the consequent peril of the capital
will enable the minlbtry to gain the lon
sentorthecountry to Its making submission
to the po wers. In the meantime it is fondly
believed In most of the European capitals
that yieajjreejnntjoftlie Czar aud the
Austrian emperor arrived at In St PeterP"
burg is a practical guarantee of the peace
of Europe againstall dangers. This agree
ment in iiiterpretedin Vienna as the begin
ning of the end of the triple alliance, and
as blgnificantor the new grouting of the
powers. It Is plainly intimated that no
obstacle remains to the Russian occupation
of Constantinople when the Czar chooses
It Is assumed that British opposition will
be futile, considering the strength or the
combination against Lord Salisbury.
It should be borne in mind, however,
that the position of France and Italy is
by no means assured on the side of the
three emperors. The friends of Lord
Salisbury, who welcomed him on his
return from the Rivera, are disturbed
by the fact that Ids health did not improv e
during his stay abroad.
FROM BAD TO WORSE.
Greek Army in Epirus Thoroughly
London, April 30. A dispatch to the
Daily Mail from Arta, filed today, says
that the Greek army in the Turkish prov
ince of Eplrus.is going from bad to worse.
The Turks were strongly posted at Pente
pigadia, and the Greeks were entrenched
along the approaches to the town The
latter, until yesterday, had maintained
a heavy fusillade, but last night the Turks
advanced to attack them.
The first line of the Greeks, numbering
100 men, retreated without attempting
to defend their position -The second line,
seeing the first line in retreat, thought it
was their duty to retire as quickly as pos
sible. This caused a panic, which spread
until the whole division was in full re
treat. The officers did all possible to rally
their men, but their efforts were of no
avail. By 6 o'clock this morning the whole
Greek army wasinArta. Thepresentplan
of the Greeks is purely defensive It Is
fully expected, that the Turks will return
to their former positions and again bom
bard Arta. The army seems to be dis
heartened and disorganized, and this con
dition of affairs is attributed to bad gen
eralship There was a crowd of Irregulars and
honestly put together at $1.25,
proper styles In reliable grades at
Only complete stock In town-
WAsmaToisr, Saturday morotng,
townsfolk outside the commander's quar
ters this morning, nnd they used strong
language In expressing their opinion of nlm
as a leader. The populace, who had re
turned to the city after the Turks had been
forced to retreat at the beginning of the
campaign, have again become panic-stiick-cn
and are large numbers of them are
fleeing from the place.
COMPIilXED TO RETREAT.
Greek Army Has Been Forced
Athens, April 30. Dispatches from Wie
Greek forces in Eplrus state that after
five days' fighting in the vicinity of Pente
plgadia, the Greeks -were compelled to
retreat. Ab the army withdrew Fouth
waTd, Fhillippiada-was evacuated by the
Greeks and was later reoccupied by the
Turks. - .
Thlb city is crowded with the rescr.-ists,
who have been summoned for-actlve ser
vice. Their enrollment and equipment,
however, is proceeding very slowly. These
men are without food, and have no place
to sleep, and they are much incenbed
agaiast the government for not taking
better care of them. "Yesterday they be
came very demonstrative, and for a time
it looked as though berious disorders might
occur. Calmer councils prcvaliedEow
ever, and the reservists abandoned their
Evidence was given today of the hostility
to the royal family that Is entertained by
many of the populace.
During the services in one of the churches
the usual prajer for the royal family was
offered This excited the congregation, who
expressed their disapproval in a manner not
to be misunderstood. The priests had no
little difficulty in allaying the unseemly
THE TURKS TAKE VOLO.
Twelve Greek Guns Were Also
TJaptured by Them.
London, April 30. A dispatch from
Larissa to the Post, the correspondent
being with the main army, confirms the
news from Constantinople that a body of
Turkish cavalry had occupied Volo, the
principal port of Thcssaly.
The Moslem troops entered the city on
Wednesday. No organized resistance to the
Turks was offered Twelve guns that were
in a concealed position near the town were
discovered by the cavalrjmen, who took
-aj-- i """
Russia and Austria agreed.
Identical Notes Approving the At
titude of Balkan States.
Bt. Petersburg, April 30. Count Mura
vieff, the Russian minister for foreign aF
ffJrs, and Count Goluchowskl, the Austrian
minister for foreign affairs, have dis
patched Identical notes to the Russian and
Austrian representatives at Belgrade, Ser
via; Sofia, Bulgaria; Bucharest, Romania,
and Cettlnje, Montenegro, expressing b.it-
lsfaction at the con ect attitude whlch'the
Blinds, li inch thick, any size, 81
a pair. Llbbey &Co., 6th andN. Y avctf
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governments of those countries present dur
ing the present crisis."
This attitude, the note adds, harmonizes
alh the more with thoJwLhes of the two
sovereigns, the czar and fEmperor Francis
Joseph, as they are firmly determined to
spread universal peace and the principal
of the status quo. X
The Men "Who Xuw Dave the Govern
ment of .Greece.
Athens, April 30- The cabinet has
been finally and definlUlyformed as
President of the council of ministers
and minister of marine, M. Ralli.
Minister of the Interior, M. Theotokis.
Minister for foreign affairs, M. Skoul
oudis. , "
Minister of -public in&truction M. Au
Minister of JusticeM Trlautafilaca.
Minister of finance,3I Simonoulos.
Minister. flJL,w-arrCoft TosamadoS.
On tho wholC'-tntf-i.scw ministry is
well received -btfie neVvs"papers The
Asty savage cabinet has u formidable
task, and hopes it will do its duty "with
out, heeding the inconsiderate clamora of
the street " The kcropolis expresses
the opinion that King George ought to
invoke the medlattoiCof Europe In per
son. Tho more advanced newspapers
term the ministry the 'rayal defense
cabinet" " ."
WILL FIGHT. TO THE LAST.
This Is Safd.f3B? the New
London, April 30. A " dispatch to
Daily Mall from Athens says the policy
of the uew niinlstfyis thaTquestion of the
hour. r All a-walt.its decision with impa
tience It iR generally believed that the
preparations for warand the resistance
to the Turks will he continued until, at
least, terms can be,made -with the invaders
During the lastdaysbM)elyannis' ministry
matters proceeded only, half-heartedly aud
little or no preparationsVere made to send
to the front the large number of jresctvists
la the city. ,
A VICTORY ,AX '-"V.ELESTINO.
Geu. Smolensk! Said to Have
Athens, ApriL30- Itbairtransplred that
prior to the dismissal of the Delyannih
cabinet M. Skouzes, the foreign minister,
proposed through the British, French and
Russian ministers an armistice of three
days It seems that his proposal met with
no response , Advices tonight from Pliar
sala say that the Greeks under Gen. Smo
lensk! won another victory over the Turks
at Velestino- tolay. The Turkish force
Continued on Eighth Page.
Clearance Sale of Gas-Fixtures.
In order to reduce 'our large stock, and
.make room for new. fall goods, we offer
,u J"ej?eu f6 "in-nwv0
l'ixtures at Just one-half their value. No
exceptioas wilUi made. Coine at once if
.. i, .- i Tkn-a di . r
ion want Hlsr bargains. 8f S? Shedd &
Bro., 432 Uth Jst f It
Alabama SfcRt$rht-3ra!n Flooring
$3 per 100 ft. LIb6er'0o.Hth&N. Y. avc.
mat i, i897 tjest bagtEs.
Sffl NEGROES LYNCHED
Prompt Punishment Followed
a Fiendish Grime.
OUTRAGE, MURDER AND ARSON
An Aged Negro, His Stepdaughter
and Ilcr Little Child the Victims.
The tVhite and Colored Citizens
Were Equally Aroused nnd All
Helped in the Lynching.
Hous ton, Texas, AprllSO. For murdenng
an old man, a child, and a young woman,
and the burning of the homes of the victims
seven young negroes were last night sent
to their doom at the hands of an Infuriated
"mob, composed of both white and colored
men, at Sunnyside, "Waller county.
Last fall a gentleman from Brenham
was robbed of ?63. Suspicion pointed to
.Tout boys named Thomas, nnd they con
fessed to having committed the deed, and
said they had given S30 of the money to
BenryDanlel. Danielspjnt the money, and
on Sunday evening last the four Thomas
boys, accenting to their confession, de
cided to cither collect their 30 or kill
Daniel. They carried out the latter part of
the program. m
Henry Daniel, an old negro,llved at Sunny
side, in a little hut with his stepdaughter,
Marie, and a seven-year-old child. Wednes
day night the house was brokenopen, Marie
Daniel and the child assaulted, and the old
man Daniel clubbed to death while trying
to protect those in his care. Then the body
of Daniels and his insensible step-daughter
werethrovvnintothe house and thestructure
fired. The child was cast into the well.
The murderers then left, thinking that they
had covered up the awful deed.
The fire had not attracted much atten
tion, but when It was noticed that Daniels
and his family were missing, the charred
ruins of the house were searched and the
tcirible truth was soon made only too
plain. The burned remnants of human
bodies left no doubt in one direction, while
bloodstains which the flames had not
reached indicated the commission or mur
der. Local officers went to work with a
will and weie ablj assisted by the best
citizens of the neighborhood.
Bloodhounds from Steel's plantation were
secured, and they were not long in find
ing the right track. Before night they
wcut straight to the place where the
Thomas gang resided, and one by one they
were secured. They were Fayette Rhone,
21 years old; Will Gates, 33; Louis Thomas,
20; Aaron Thomas, IS; Jim Thomas, 14;
and Ben Thomas, 15- The last four are
brothers. Will Williams was also arrested.
When taken, all were smeared with blood
and a bloody shirt was found hidden In
The bloodhounds worked splendidly, and
after the murderers had been confronted
with the evidence of their crime, they
confessed to committing the deed, and laid
the killingjon Louis, the oldest. All seven
of the prisoners were under guard last
night, as the enliie negro population had
been aroused to "a frenzy.
About 12 o'clock a mob broke open the
Tuinltuie stored, mattresses remade, car
pets rfnovatcd. PircpiooL. EMPI RE CAR
PET CLEANING CO., GS1 Mass. ave.
Uantcls, Onk, Very Stylish, $5
apiece. Libbey & Co., 6th and N. x. ave. j
Jail and took the prisoners toward the
Brassos Bottom, north of here. A little
later forty or fifty shots were fired, and
the ntob returned.
This morning dangling from the limbs of
a large oak were found the bodies of 6ix
negroes, limp and lifeless. The bodies or
Will Gates and Louts Thomas were burned
from the waist down.
Hundreds from all over the country are
surging back and forth, but always with
that ono tree as the center of attraction
All of the bodies are there except Wil
liams', and ho Is not to be found. The
shots probably explain his absence.
THE SOUTH AFRICAN INQUIRE".
Sittings Resumed, With Important
I'erMinnges on the Stuud.
London, April 30. The Parliamentary
South African committee, appointed to In
quire into the Transvaal, raid, resumed
Its sittings today after the Easter lecess.
The chief interest in today's proceedings
was centered in the testimony of Mr
Weathcrford Rutherford Harris, who was
Cecil Rhodes secretary and confidential
Mr. Harris "testified to the known re
lations of the British South Africa Com
pany with the Ultlanders, and in answer
to a question by Sir William Harcourt, ad
mitted that he had spoken to Messrs. Beit
and Magulre, directors of the South Africa
Companv about the likelihood of a revolt
in the TTansvaal
Right lion. Joseph Chamberlain, sec
retary of state for the colonies, went
upon the stand and narrated the cir
cumstances of the colonial administra
tion since 1S05 so far as South. Africa
was concerned, all of which he warmly
defended Mr Labouchere sought to
draw from Mr Chamberlain a statement
of his relations with Cecil Rhodes, but
RETURNED TO THE CHARGE.
OffiCefceekers Again Throu
The President and the officeseekers
returned to the White House simultane
ously. Yesterday the Cabinet engage
ments of the President deprived the
grand army of applicants of some of
their working hours, but all the same
they used the balance of the day zeal
ously and industriously.
The beller is that the President wdl ap
point John Russell Young, of Pennsyl
vania, as our minister to Spain. It is said
that Mr Younghasnotapplledforthepost.
There is also the announcement, unoffi
cial, that Isaac T.Hopkins, of Georgia, will
be minister to Greece.
Mr W J. Calhoun will take the special
commissionershlp to Cuba, to succeed Judge
The contest is interesting between Mark
Harrington and Willis L. Moore for Chief
of the Weather Bureau, thelatter now hold
ing, and the foimer having held, the po
sition. Civil Service Commissioner narlowe is
said to be in the President's mind as post
master at St. Louis.
' Mr SpcncerliordensndCrGa;We?who
is slated for the cornptrollerof the-currency,
are guests at the White House.
Today there will be some interesting
events at the Executive Mansion The
President will start the Nashville exposi
tion by wire, and the new Chinese min
ister nnd retinue will call with Secretary
THE TARIFF1 BILL.
Democrats Expected to Agree to
an Early Report.
A prominent member of the subcommit
tee constructing the tariff bill said latt
night that unless an agreement was reached
with the Democrats as to the time required
by them to consider the amendments made,
the measure would not be laid before them
next Monday. This Senator said that he
thought two days ought to be ample and
he believed that the minority would agree
to this. If an effort were made to secure
longer time than thls.lt would be accepted
by the Republicans as the evidence of an
intention to unduly delay matters aud
might complicate the whole situation.
The full committee will meet again Mon
day morning, at which time the Republicans
expect to ha"ve their bill printed and ready
to submit to their associates If they come
tc-an agreement. If this agreement Is nor
forthco-ning it is likely that the submission
of the bill will be postponed for nc least a
-week, as two of the leading Republican
members have important buIness engage
ments that will take them out of the city
The statement was also made last even
ing at the Arlington by a member of the
subcommittee that the sugar, wool and
hide questions had notbeen finallydisposed
of and would not be before Monday morn
ing. Republican members of theconimittee
say that the idea of reporting baclr the
bill as it came from the House is imprac
ticable and would lead to endless con
fusion and possible disaster Such a thing
would not be attempted unless it was
found Impossible to deal with the subject
in any other way and even then it would
be so reported with the undei standing
that seme Senator, representing the Re
publicans, was to ofrer a substitute con
taining the amendments of the subcommit
tee. If the Republicans and the friendsof
the bill stood by this scheme a consistent
measure, from a Republican standpoint,
might be adopted, butotherwlse concealed
pitfalls would confront the party at every
Senator Jones, of Nevada came over
from New Xork last night, and will meet
the Republicans at the Arlington tomor
row. After a conference with, him, the
Republicans will better understand the
conditions that face them. Senator Joues
will attend the meeting of the full com
There was much serious talk yesterday
of doubllug the tax on beer. This would
add $35,000,000 to the revenue, an item
worth considering. If an arrangement can
be made witli the Democrats to support
this, and thus divorce it from politics, the
tax will be thus Increased.
A proposition is also to be agitated to
reduce the tax on whisky from Sl.lObacu
lo (JO cents, as It was before the Wilson
law went Into effect. This would be done
In the belief that the Increased consump
tion would increase the revenue, but this
argamentls met with thestatementthatthc
present hard times, prevent an additional
consumption of whisky, the same as It
does any other commodity.
Senator Allison is known to be in favor
of this reduction. In 189G, with a tax of
$1.10 a gallon, whisky yielded $80,000.
000 of revenue In 1893, under a tax of
90 cent", the revenue" amounted to $9i,
000,000. Ivy Institute Business College, Sth andK.
None better. JT25 a year, day or night.
Mantels, Most Handsomely Curved,
S3aplece. LlbboyA Co.,CthandN. . ave.
GES. WEYLOme HOLE
To Pat Info Effect the Reforms
Proposed y Spain.
A MONEY-BORROWING SCHEME
Spain Wishes to Create tho Impres
sion Thut the Island Is Pacified,
Hoping to Thus Be Enabled to
Float a Xew Lean Uernundes
Havana, April 30. The local papers- to
day devote their leading editorialsrto the
reforms that the, government has decided
to put into effect In the western provinces
or the island."" ,
The Dalrio de la Marina and El Pais
highly applaud the measure. The Union
Constitutional, which is the organ or tho
Conservatives, depreciates the Institu
tion of the reforms, but promises that they
willbeobejedand respected. El Comerclo
ultra-conservative, is significantly silent.
La Lucha treats the matter ina sarcastic
manner, saying that everybody, including
Capt. Gen. Weylerr is now a reformist.
I'ispatelies from Madrid Mate that Prime
MiniaterlCanovasdcl Castillo declared, after
tbe-cablnctcouncil held yesterday, at which
it was decided to put the reforms Into ef
fect, tnatGen. Wevier entirely agreed with
the government as to the advisability of
putting the reforms Into effect, and had
offered to enforce them. Gen Weyler had
stated, however, that it would not be de
sirable to enact the new measure immed
iately as, In hlsopinion, two months would
be required to make arrangements for
the holding of the elections provided for
by the scheme.
Gen Weyler has received orders by cablo
from Spain to go slowly with the intro
ductionof the reforms, but toannoimce them
and promise that they will be executed
even more liberally than the wonls of tho
decree indicate. The general opinion hero
is that the promulgation of the reforms
is intended as only a prelude to trying again,
both in Franreand in England to negotiate
a new loan The scheme is to Impress on
the money lenders that the island is'pad
fied. Ramon Hernandez, a well-known Cnbaa
officer, who was reported dead by tha
Spaniards, Is serving under Gen. CarriliOc
in Santa Clara province. ,
CANOVAS' POLICY DENOUNCED,
Declured to Be Fatal to the Futnra
of Spain. " .j
Madrid, April 30. A sensation has been,
produced by Don Francisco Silvetast
speech before a club here, In which ho
energetically denounced thepolicyof Senor
Canavas as unpatriotic and ruinous to
'fiuch a policy," he said, "is leading
to.e disappearance of this country as a
Cci Ciernjcda has arrived in Spain from
Havana In an interview he said: "It ia
wonderful how the poor soldiers of my
battalion, without uttennga word of com
plaint, accepted the superhuman task of.
carrying on guerrilla warfare In the prov
ince of Havana agalnft merciless foes and
a killing climate." u
Tq hih friends Col Clernjeda spoke bitter
ly of Gen Weyler Bis" friends declare
that he was a victim of Weylcr's envy and,
animosity When Maceo was killed the
general was angered by the praise lav
ished on Clernjeda by the Spaniards. Ho
endeavored to disgrace him, and gave him
uiu-rs iviuc-ii couiu oniy resoit in Hi's don
feat by the insurgents
AMERICANS IN DANGER.
Competitor Prisoners In Cabanas
Exposed to Pestilential Disease.
Jacksonville, Fla., April 30. Havana ad
vices say that Gen. Lee has been informed
that the Competitor prisoners in Cabanas
fortress are in bad straits, and if not re
leased soon several will die. w
Smallpox has broken out In very virulent
form, and deaths in fhe"T:ristn are from
five to fifteen daily. Yellow fever is also
reported In one portion of the prison. Tba
Americans are in danger of death from,
these pestilential diseases.
It is reported that Holquln, Santiago do
Cuba province, was again the scene of aa
engagement on the 18th. The place was
invested by a thousand insurgentsand four
of the outer block houses were captured
and burned. After looting a number of
stores in that section of the place and se
curing a quantity of anus, the Insurgents
retreated before the re-enforcements senft
by the Spaniards arrived.
Hollidaysburg 3nuk' Big Shortage.
Altoona, Pa., April 30 The appraisers
in settliug the affairs of the defunct banlc
of Gardner, Morrow & Co., of Bollidayu
burg, have reported to the court that tho
late A. S. Morrow, cashier of the institu
tion, had overdrawn his account S41.000,
and F H Russ, the head bookkeeper, had
overdrawn $22,000. The two officials
claim they have not been credited with,
their services for twenty years. The en
tire shortage in the bank's accounts so fa
discovered is about $200,000.
jlo jicu jturueii iu -ueuiu.
Middlesboro, Ky., April 30. Erwin, a
small village in Unicoi county, Tenn., was
paillally destroyed by fire last night, and
two nienWilllamHenry and Johnson Mon
roe,burned to death. The blaie was started
by forest fires that have been raging In
the mountains. The two victims wero
aslecpiu a bulldlngandwcrc burned before
they could be rescued.
Searching for Murderons Brigands
Arilcca, Mexico, April 30. The band ot
brigands who robbed and murdered Ed
ward Callahan and J C. Klein, made an at
tack on a mule train loaded with valuable
merchandise. Government troops are scour
ing the country. They will be shot as sooift
as captured f
A New Bank Today.
The National Bank of the Republic will
be reorganized tlds morning at 11 o'clock,
at which time the transfer ot the stock:
of the Lcn'on estate, amounting to nearly
$300,000, will be made to the.new man
agement by PresldentBell, ot the American.
Security and Trust Company. This morn
ing a board ot diri'Ctors wdl be elected
which "will, it is believed, choose Mr. S. "wi
Woodward as presidentof the reorganized
institution The details ot this Mr trans
actioa have heretofore been published ia
The Times. m
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