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ITHE POWERSWILL MEDIATE
Greece Accepts All tlio Condi
lions Imposed by Them.
THE PORTE'S LARGE DEMANDS
l!n Kin nil "Will Oppose Every One of
His rrepoMcrous Claims The
s leace of Europe Jn Danger
J Shniueful Cowardice Cn.ti.sed tlio
T Greek Repulse Jn iipirus.
London, May 1 0." A dispatch to the Cen
,tral.News'.from Athens, sent shortly bc
for iiiijlniglit, says that Greece has agreed
to immedlatelyrccall her troops, to recog
nize the autonomy of Crete, and to intrust
Ler destinies to the powers, who willco'i
.sequently intervene and stop the war
, Another dispatch from Athens confirms
that received byithe Central News. It fur
ther says that Germany insisted upon the
conditions that Greece has now accepted,
Implying that the other powers were will
ing to make the conditions less rigorous.
The settlement of the terms of peace
threatens to be a long and difficult
business The porte lias begun by de
manding everything in sight, as was to
be exported. The public sentiment of
Europe will be outraged if a single point
In the amazing iibt suggested in beiiall of
the Sultan be conceded. England will
certainly oppose every one of the prej,os
England's policy in the mediation wiU
be to restore the status quo ante-bell.iin
except that the Greeks shall evacuate Crete
and perhaps pay a small Indemnity. The
powers arc already realizing that the
process of securing Turkish consent to
such terms will be more dangeroub to the
peace of Europe than the present war In
fact, ,thc political perils of the Eastern
situation are only jubt beginning. The
general public, including the stock
markets, take, however, a most rosy view
of the future.
THIS COLLAPSE IK EPtHTJS.
linmef(il Cowardice mid Inenniiclty
of the Greek Commander.
London, May 10. There has been no in
telligent account of the collapse of the
Gree: campaign in Epirus and the ignomin
ious retreat of the Greeks' to Arta until
the receipt today of a ivid description,
published by the .Manchester Guardian,
from Allen Upward, the novelist, who lias
been a volunteer on the Greek side since
the outbreak of the war. During the nn.t
flays of tlie campaign the Greeks achieved
biillinnt successes, the Turks retiring
everywhere before their advance, IMiihp
piada was taken easily, and thep came the
first Greek repulse at Penteplgndla. Mr
Dpward's account of what followed must
be accepted as probably correct, for he is a
itrong Phllo-Greek. ITc says that the Turk
ish force was gradually strengthened, while
Dn the Greek, side the force consisted of
n regiment orEvzones, the Highlanders of
Greece, with a couple of guns. There were
other bodies of troops along the road at
various distances, in the rear, but no at
tempt was made to bring them to the sup
port of the Evzones
All day Wednesday, April 21, the fire be
tween the outposts at Penteplgadia grew
la fierceness, but the Turkish fire gradu
ally got to be the stronger. During all
this time the Evzones were left to repre
lentthe Greekarmy. The Turks on Thurs
day discovered the weakness of their op
ponents, and after a strong fusillade, be
gan to ad-ance from all sides, enveloping
the Evzones, who, knowing that they were
not supported, gave way when the red
fezzes appeared on the crest of the hill.
The Greeks retired down the mountain
road on a force of infantry stationed in
Iheir rear. The accounts of the retreat
differ, but the best report Is tiiat while the
Evzones stood out bravely in the entrench
ments against the Turkish fusillade, the
Instant they saw the Turks move forward
ihey broke. Certaiuly nobody else made
my stand. The infantry down tlie road,
ivbo had n6t even seen the enemy, fled in
panic the instant they perceived the Cv
toncs retiring. The panic communicated
tself right down the line, and in a Tew
lours the whole army was in full retreat
Instead of trying to save the sit nation and
xeassure'the troops, it is alleged that Col.
Manos, the Greek commander, himself
jrdcred some of then, to come m wi'h the
rest of the army. Thus betwen iie panic
ef the men themselves and theordersof the
lupeno.'s, the whole force, which had
lrossed the bridge at Arta -with such high
kopes a -week before, came streaming back
Ironi the first darkness of night to early
flawn to tlie place which they held when
Ihe war began. It "was not alone the army
Which poured into the town Throughout
)he entire country side the melancholy news
mat the Greek army -was on the i un spread
tvltti incredible rapidity. Everywhere
. omcs were deserted and mules and pomes
Kcre laden with sacks of Indian me.il,
bedding and everything that could be car
Tied off and a start madcfoi Arta. The
roads became choked and swarms of fugi
tives mixed with the retreating tioops
Id hopeless confusion.
J Mr. Upward adds: "I saw old -women
Itaggcring along, bent almost double under
Mxcit heavy burdens, and Jostling with the
"inlmals as they crowded toward the
larrow bridge. At dawn the dreary pro
fession was still on its way.. I saw the
ridge choked with the rout. The scene
h the streets of Arta was equally miserable
"the shops were all closed with one accord.
? Blinds, 1 inch thick, uiiy size, $1
f. oair. Llbbey & Co., Gth and N. Y. ave. if
and tlie shopkeepers and other Inhabitants'
gathered in angry groups, expecting to
hear the thunder of the guns of the ad
vancing Turkibh army.
"A rumor arosa that Col. Maaoa wasabout
to quit the town. A deputation went to
him and warned him that he -would not be'
allowed to leave without molestation.
"The troops were then in a "-state of
utter disorder. They weie angry with
their commander, and it seemed as though
they would mutiny at any moment. One
soldier of good po<tou, speaking to me
in English said. 'The next tiling we
will be fighting each other. The war
with Turkey Is over as far as we arc
concerned. We no longer consider the
Sultan an enemy, but rather our own
"Since the bad news was received
from Thessaly and the fall of the govern
ment at Athens, this feeling has become
"The Turks, had thev chosen, might
hae marched into Arta .Friday morning.
I did not see even a sentry at-lhe bridge
on duty The trenches were unoccupied
and nobody was making even a show of
defending the town."
The condition of collapse detailed by
Mr. Upward continues today. The shops
In Arta are being Tcopened, but the in
habitants completely mistrust the Grceic
leaders. Col. Stratos, Col. Manos' suc
cessor, immediately countermanded the
latter's orders for a movement against
Frevesa. Now, Col. Stratos himself is
being hemmed In at Arta. It was .staled
that Col. Vassos was to be given command
of the troops at Arta, but it is too laie
to revive the morale of the troops and
save the eastern campaign which, despite
its early promise, Is now as hopeless as
the campaign In-Thessuly.
XOHD SALISBURY SPEAKS.
Statement in the British nouse of
Lords us to Mediation.
London, May 10.- In the House of Lords
today Lord Salisbury, replying to a ques
tion by the Earlof Kltnberley, said that the
Greek government had not asked of ficlully
for tlie mediation of the powers, but mem
bers of that government had expressed a
desire for Intervention
"There is some indefiniteness respecting
Crete in tlie present state of tilings," he
continued. "Greece cannot conceive that
It is consistent with her position to promise
the Immediate 'or definite withdrawal of
the Greek troops, bpt I understand in an
unofficial way that the Greek government
are prepared to' withdraw their troops in
the not far distant future I am sorry as
things stand at present that this assurance
is not entirely satisfactory to all of the
powers. However, our Instructions to our
representatives have been to Join in any
procedure entering upon mediation which is
acceptable to the other governments., The
main point in our-view is to arrest effusion.
We are not particular about the forms. I
exceedingly regret 'that tlie Greek govern
ment are more particular about forms than
I think the circumstances warrant."
Daily Mail Correspondent Excori
ates the Crown Prince.
London, May 10. A correspondent of the
Daily Mail, -who is now at Volo, sends &
scathing denunciation of Crown Prince
Constantine to that paper. He says that
from the opening of the war, the crown
prince, In his capacity of censor-in-chief,
has blocked all the news sent by the Eng
lish reporters. This led to their mailing
their reports to Athens. Even then they
are notalways forwarded. The minister cf
Tvar, the correspondent adds, issues every
evening an official account of the day's
events, and this is incorporated in the tele
grams, which explains their Inaccuracy.
Tin eoi respondent adds further tnat the
crown prince, who Is perfectly acquainted
with the English language, altered news
dispatches so that they would read favora
bly to himself
The Greek disaster was due chiefly to
the crown prince. He is answerable for
destroying the morale of the army by
giving the order to evacuate Gritzovali.the
first pluce lost. He ordered the retreat
on Tyrnavo and ran away from Larissa,
abandoning the panic stricken populace,
who believed that the city would be de
fended All cursed the crown prince for
Greece hoped to mobilize 80,000 troops,
but she actually mobilized only halt that
number. Then everything was wanting
except ammunition. Owing to the fact
that there was no control over the rations
the troops were without food for two days
previous to the evacuation of Larissa
Mr. Reid, the Daily Mail's correspondent,
was with the Greekarmy, amine took part
in making the arrangements for the ca
pitulation of Volo.
THE KIXG SUMMONS DELVxXNIS.
The Fnll of the Rnlli Ministry Con
London, May 10. A dispatch to the
Daily Mail frdm Berlin says that it Is
stated in a telegram received there from
Athens that King George has re-summoned
M. Delyaunis, the late piime minister, and
that the fall of the Ralli ministry is prob
able. KILLED BY AX AVALANCHE.
A British Officer and Thirty Coolies
Lose Their Lives.
Simla, Mar 10. A British officer and
thirty coolies have been killed by an
avalanche on the Sprinagarleh road.
Small Change for Cornelius.
New 1'ork, May 10.- The will of Garrett
B. Vanderbilt, filed today, bequeaths one
half or an estate of $12,000 to the
widow. One-sixth goes to Cornelius" Van
derbilt, who is a nephew of the decedent.
Flooring 6, 8, 10 inehes wide, $1.25
per 100 ft. Llbbey & Co., 6ta andN. Y. ave.
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If EXTENSION ACT
Its Constitutionality 4ffirmed by
tlie Supreme Court.
SETTLES VEXED QUESTIONS
Nothing 17 nu Mini lu tlie Provl-jioii
Kequlring .Benefits to Bo Consid
ered in AhhOhHlug Dummies
Awarded to Lund Owners Af
fected by Xew Highways.
The question as to tlie constitutionality
of what has come to be known as the
highway extension net of March 2, 189U,
was finally settled in the affirmative by
an opinion of the Supreme Court, handed
down jesterduy by Associate Justice Gray
The dcisiou was- rendered lu thi. stieet
extension oases which were appealed to
the Supreme Coart from the District court
The act of which the constitutionality
was questioned in tlie suit, provided for
the condemnation of a permanent right of
way for tne public, through lands outside
the cities of Washington and Georgetown
and in the District of Columbia.
The dec Hon reverses thatrmade In the
District court of appeals when thecases
were tried before it.
The effeet or the decision In the lower
court. Justice Gray holds, would be that'
owners of property, u p.ut of which Is
condemned as right ef way under tlie
Ftatute, could claim the full value of the
part taken. That Is, the sum at -which
it might be valued at the time free from
any deduction for special benefits, re
ceived by the remainder of the land, and
free of any assessment in common with
other Ian ds in the neighboi hood. Both tl'e
Commissioners and laud OAvners appealed
from this decision, whlclf brought the
matter before the upper court.
In the opinion Justice Gray gave an ex
haustlve resume of the facts and law in
He reviewed the various acts -df Con-"
gress,and deduced from them the facttliat
for a period of more than three-quarters
of a century the general acts of Congress
authorizing the laying out or altering 6?
public roads in the District outside of the
cities of Washington and Georgetown ex
presbly provided for the deduction of bone
fit.. in the assessment of damages to the
owners of lands. He further added that
the power of Congress, exercising the right
of eminent domain within the District, to
provide for the deduction of benefits from
the compensation or damages for taking
part of a parcel of land and injuring tte
restdoes notappoar to have been judicially
questioned until It was denied by a ma
jority of the court of appeals of the Dis
trict within the labt two or three .years.
Be says that this position Is not only
against the uniform course of previous
legislation and decision in the District,
but it is opposed to the great prepoader
ance of the authorities elsev here.
In reply to a suggestion made in the
course of the argument of the cases, that
the Jury is allowed to deduct contingent
and speculative benefits to arise in the fu
ture from the actual opening and improve
ment of the lii gh ways, Justice Gray re
viewed the general scope of tlie act, and
reached, the conclusion that the benefits
as well as the damages to be taken into
consideration are to be estimated as of the
d'ato of such appropriation. He adds. that
there is nothing unusual or unconstitu
tional In the provision of section 11, re
quiring benefits to be taken Into considera
tion In assessfngthe compensation or dam
ages to beawarded to the owners of lands
afferted by theestablishmeatof new iiigh
ways. The. opinion goes on to assert that the
other, principal question In the case is of
the constitutionality of' section 15, -which"
refers to the 'assessment of damages upon
the property. He held Chat the provisions
of this section arc to be referred not to the
"Not until after the passage of the Tariff BUI."
right of eminent domain, out to the right
of taxation and the general rules applicable
to this branch of the case. The jusiice
held thefe have been affirmed by a series
of deci"ions of the United States Suprene
As to the alleged failure -p define In
section 15 the district or territory with'n
which tbe benefits Blight be- assessed,"
Justice Gray held thntjiic section, would
be equally constitutional whether the t.Is
r.-ocr, he mainlafus, fpii thi'iedoes
not appear to be any Uncertllaty In tliein
tention tt Congress" as, tuaHf rated in this
section; nor can there be anjr serious doubt
as to the rule of assessnnnt which is to
govern The opinion holdspho.assfctljanfc
is tp be projioruoned to tnuia-neiit, ana not
to the market value or anjrtpthex test
Ju,-Uce Gray further ho!djtnata reason
able construction shows t;)pt the benefits
to be taken into consideration and de
ducted In estimating the compensation or
damages under sections 10.V11 andl3, are
the bpecia' and direct beteJTits which the
appropriation of a part of fx tract otland
for a highway may causejt? the remainder
of the tract, and that 4Ue benefits for
which an assessment is tajibc made under
section 15 are tlie gencrafipencfits accru
ing to all lands in the nelforhood.
In regard to tlie recordVjjg of the map,
the opinion holds that it fSies not consti
tute a taking of any lainTorin any way
interfere with the owne.nr&ine and enjoy
ment thereof. The actSo the opinion
states, Dpwhere maiuressSyiy intention to
irivo thp rncordintrof tho R,nn unv further
'effect'than that of giving sJntlce to all per
sons of the aystenvot hlgluyay proiosed to
be established by subq&Snt proceedings
of condemnation. -It docsi'ot undertake to
restrict! n any way the usejr Impiovement
of lands bj theft- owner between the
time of the filing of the wip and of the
commencement of proceecMsigs for condem
nation of the"rigtitor watffdr to limit the
damages to be' awardedjn- such proceed
Justice Gray is of the opinion that tlie
act throughout clearly manifests the inten
tion of Congress that especially with reirard
to the highways in existing subdivisions,
all the proceedings should go on without
Iteference is made lo the contention by
soineof theowuers of land, that the public
improvement proposed was not of a local
character, but was for the advantage of
thy whole country, and should be paid for
by the United States, and not by the Dis
trict or the land' owners. This question,
the opinion malntalnfcdjls? ii She legislature
and not for the JudiclaryKo determine.
Tho opinion concludes as follows:
"The result is that there is nothing in
the act of March 2-,lS93, inconsistent
with the Constitutioir, and therefore the
Judgments of both of the courts of the
District of Columbia, must be reversed;
and that so far as these cases are dis
closed by -the records' sent up, it would
Eeem that judgmentsho aid be entered upon
each of the verdicts as originally returned
T3ut the appellate jurisdiction conferred
upon this court being restricted to the de
termination of the question whether the
act of 1S93, or any part thereof, is un
constitutional, the safer aud litter form
of Judgment appears to this cogrt to be,
judgments of the court of appeals and of
the supreme court of the District reversed,
and case remanded for further proceed
ings not inconsistent with this opinion."
Tlie only intimation thq,t theCorniiiiSht'in
ers .had yesterday of the opinion handed
down by Justice Gray in the" appeal taken
by them in the street extension case was
a telephone message sent from the clerk's
office that the matter had been acted upon.
In the absence of the full tcxt-of , the opin
ion the Commissioners wer unable to talk
-with any freedom of thaopin'on, and its
probable benefits to the BlptrJct. Commis
sioner Eos6, however, said that so far ns
he was able to judge from ttye meager in
formation he had, be should say that the
opinion disposed of the principal elements
of doubt that had existed prior to the
rendition of the opinion,, namely, the as
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CHOYISKI WINS 01 11 FOIL
The Californian Easily Proves
Himself Smith's Superior.
He Butts His Opponentln the Month
andJJnoeIis Out One of' Jne'
Teeth, BUt Thereby Loses the.
Fight and ,the Purse of Three
Thousand Dolhvrs.v- - '
New York, May 10. Denver Smith, the
heavy-weight ppgilist, was disqualified m
the fourth Touad by Bereree .Roach at the
Broadway Athletic Club tonight for butting
Joe Choyuski, of California, in the mouth.
Joe lost a tooth thereby, but won the purse
money, about 3,000, and the admiration
of the spectators for Ids clever maneuver
ing. Cuoynskisaid he weighed 165, and Smith
claimed that he tipped the beam at 172.
One of his seconds, however, said 177 was
nearer the correct figures. The condi
tions were twenty rounds at catch weights.
First round Choynski danced up as If
on springs and drove a left into Smith's
stomach-. Both shuffled back and forth
a moment trying light exchanges, until
Smith began, ufnsli, which ended in a half
clinch, Choynski breaking out of it? nicely.
Joe then put In two lefts, one to the
short ribs and the other to the nose. They
we-re so quickly delivered that Smith's
counters flew harmlessly past their In
There was a mement of epnning and
Choynski htepped to close range, at the
same time shooting in a left to the Jaw.
It was a powerful blow and sent Smith to
the floor for seven seconds. There was no
doubt aboutthiskn ock do wn.bntSmithwas
unsteady when he got up and began the
wildest kind of slugging. A rapid ex
change of half arm blows brought the men
to a clinch, and Smith hit on the break
away. Choynski let fly a heavy light at
long range which cut open Smith's cheek
for first blood.
SecontLrouiid Smith rushed furiously the
moment he left his chair. He swung a
dangerous Tight on Choynski as he was
backing away, and also got lnhis left on
the rye. Smith thought he saw his man gn
ing, and sailed in with additional punches,
which landed, but did no harm. Choyuski
then upper-cat his man in the stomach and
also put a straight lefton the nose. HO then
drove a wind-jammer to Smith's stomach.
Smith grabbed Joe's hand before he could
pull It away, and there were cries or "foul"
from those close to the ring. Choynski
then moved to closer range, and with a
heavy left, delivered straight upon the
chin, he made Smith reel half way across
the ring It was easily Choynski's round.
Third round Choynski's left lead for
the face was stopped. He got out of his
predicament with a clever duck and then
drove a terrific left-hand smash on Smith's
nose, making the blood flow freely. Smith
was angry now and in a clinch which fol
lowed, he butted Choynski with his head
Joe spoke to him about it and received no
apology, Smith rushing at him with a
volley of heavy swings, nearly all of which
Whea Smith's rush had ended, Choyns
ki saw an opening for a quick left hi-ok
for the stomach, a blow which took some
of Smith's steam away and made him des
perate. In rushed Smith three times like
an infuriated hull, and each time the Cali
fornian stepped aside. In the last half
minute of the round Choynski began to
risk a mix-up, and the way he punched his
opponent's face was a revelation. Smith
was blown when he sat down.
Fourth round Smith rushed in with a
great swing on Joe's neck. Joe then coun
tered on Smith's nose Xor another supply
of blood, whereupon Denver indulged in a
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left and then brought a clinch,
loeked in eacli other's arms, Smith
wrestling and tripping. He also butted
the Cnlifornian in the mouth with the top
of his head and was in Hitract of lepeatmg
the trick -when tlie rcfeiee Jumped between
the men and orderedSmith tohiscotner.
It was a minute before the crow d was
informed that Smith had "been disquali
fied that Chojnski was the winner.
TO FOLLOW ASTOn'5 EXAMPLE.
George W. Vanderbilt "VVlllTnlce Up
His Rewldence -Abroad.
New York, May 10. George W. Vander
bilt, the youngest son of the late William
II. Vanderbilt, has taken up his residence
in Europe for an indefinite period.
"It can be reliably stated," said a man
today, wh6 is closely identified with tome
of Mr. Vanderbilt's business plans, "tltat
he will remain abroad for a long time,
possibly for several years."
TWENTY 31 EN ENTOMBED.
A Tire Itaginjiin the Snaeffell Lend
London, May 10.-The Snaeffell lead
mine, in the Isle of Man, is emitting vol
umes of poisonous gas. The fumes are
overpowering to persons who venture near.
A fire is evidently raging in the mine.
Twenty men are entombed below and are
FATALLY SHOT HIS FRIEND
Harry Ilellmaii, While Drunk,
Fired on Will Banff.
Hell man AI.o Attempts to Kill
Jumes Kolb, Who Wu- Escort
ing nim Home,
With no apparent reason other than
that he had been drinking, and without
the slightest provocation, Harry HeU
man, about twenty-two years of age, the
son of John H. Hellman, the oil Cealer,
shot and probably fatally wounded his
friend Will Bauft, and at the same time
attempted to kill James II IColb, a fellow
companion, shortly alter 12 o'clock last
uoth Bauft and Kolb are at the Emer
gency Hospital, and the former is in a
very critical condition and will probably
die Hfllman was promptly arrested aiid
locked up in the police station
The 'hooting occurred in an alley direct
ly back of Kolb's boarding-house, 'At No.
912 First street southwest. Last night
Ilanft brought his fnend, Hellman, .to-, fhe
house, and, together with "sevurafootliei
boarders, spent the night in havldg-a good
time, and beer was sent for, and all drank
quite f risly
After a time young Hellman became
rather loud and boisterous, and several
of the party endeavored to quiet him.
Shortly before midnight Kolb, who is a
ft- ator. einploved at the -Capitol under
Arrtatecfc Clark, litarttuLto take Bellman
to hiS home, JSo. 4G9 'KrrtVCi , ,
when tte two started out jsomeonc ad
vised Kolb to be careful as Hellman car
ried a pls'tol Tiie two walked peacefully
around the block, however, and Kolb left
the young man atthe corner thinking that
he was going home. Instead or doing to,
as he came through an alley. backrpf,,lii
At the mouth of the alley he overhauled
hlrn, andasKolbturaedarqumiroi-ee what
he wanted. young Helliuandrewiiisr.-ol er
and without sajing, a Word fired point
blank at the roan. Fortunately the ball
struck a button on Kolb's pant nd did
not penetrate his flesh Beioro lie could
fire again Kolb hit him a stunning blow
with his fist, which felled the assassin tothe
Hearing the shot fired Banft ran out ot
tne house, and as he bent over Jiis friend
to get Kolb release him, nellman wrenched
nisnanu loose ana rircu two shots at.Ba.nrt.
One of them went wide of its mark, but
theof'er took effect in his throat and will
probably cause his death.
Policemen Harrover and Bryaly were Just
going to their beats after coming from the
station-house on the 12 o'clock Changer
and upon hearing the cries of "Murder'
and the shots rushed to the scene and
placed the would-be murderer under ar
rest. The ambulance from No. 4 was called
and the injured men taken to the Emer
gency Hospital. Drs. Turner, Jeunermann
Bnd Bahr probed for the bullet in Bauft's
throat, but were uuable to locate it, and
it Is feared that the man will die from
Kolb's Injury is not serious-as he .was
only bruised by the force of Jpe ball. The
fact that the bullet struck abutton, and.
glanced off alone Saved hlrHfe, " -
Hellman was much under the influence
of liquor when brought into the station,
and would only state that he fired in self
defense, and that the trouble arose over
a girl named Carrie Thompson, to whom
tne three were paying attention, and who
lives in the same house in which Kolb
boards, at No. 912 First street. Banft
and Hellman were the best of rrietids and
the former denies that the trouble was
over the girl.
THE HONDURAS REVOLUTION
rt i m t - "vj'T
uovernmeni iroops rrepariiigjgo
Bombard Puerto Cortez.
AmerhMin Residents Much Disturbed
by the Outlook Railroad Bridge
Destroyed by Insurgents.
New Orleans, May 10. Advices from
F-uerto Cortez, Honduras, are to the effect
that theNicaraguan expedition sent against
the revolutionists under Gen. Balues had
Justarrived therein the Lucy B., carrying
two cannon, and was preparing to bom
bard the town.
The American residents of Puerto Cortez
were very much disturbed at the situation
there and were looking impatiently for the
arrival of an American man-of-war.
The revolutionists were determined to
make a stand at Fuerto Cortez aud had
concentrated their forces there, aud an
engagement between the LucyCB., of the
Nicaraguan navy, and the San forces
of the revolutionists was momentarily
The revolutionists had destroyed the rail
road bridge from the interior to Puerto
Cortez, so as to prevent an attack from
thegovernraentforces or those o Salvador
marching from the interior
football rush, -which was met by Choynski's
I60HEZ BOUTS IE BiE
A Big Baltic Only Thirty 31IIes
NEWS CAUSES A SENSATION
Eighty "Wounded Spaniard: Arrive
Jn JXiivuuu The Cubun General
Captures Bermejn Cuban Trai
tors Shot by m.s Order More
Crimes of Col. Fonsdeveiliu.
Havana, via .Key West, Fla., May 10.
Eighty wounded Spanish soldiers have
been brought to Havana- toy the railroad.
It is believed that they rougut in a cuttle
against Gen. Gomtz.
At a late hour it is raid tliatjGomez is
in Havana province and that a big battle
was fought yesterday near Guices, thirty
miles from the city of Havana, in which the
Spaniards were routed with heavy losses. -The
sematlon this news has produced here
is very great. Not a single word has teen
yet allowed to be published here about
At an eariierhourintcnse excitement was
created here by the news that Gen. Goine7
was at Bermeja.less thaafifteeumilesfrom
the bTder of -Havana province. The Ha
vana authorities denied the fact lu a
semi-official way, and asserted tnat the
Cuban chief at Bermeja irai Gen. Queniic
Banderas, with his forces of infantry froin
Orient. But Bauderas happens to be Ir
Pinar del Bio province, and another report
was received here confirming the news ol
Gen. Gomez's presence so near Havana
The entire guerrilla force of Eermeja wai
captured by Gen. Gomez and ten Spanint
soldiers were set free by the Cuban leader
They returned to the Spanish outposts, de
claring that the commander of the Cutac
forces, who had a talk with them, was
Gen. Gomez himself. They say he has about
2,000 wed-armed men, almost all cavalry,
Itissald among the Cuban soldiers that the
Cuban Gen. Francisco Carrillo. is follow
ing Gomez with 3,000 men, and that he is
probably near tbe-center jf the Matanzai
The Bermeja guerrilla captured by Geu.
Gomez was composedof 42 raen,32of tr.eni
being Cubans employed by the Spanish gov
ernment on accountof their knowledge of
the country- Gen. Gomez freed the tea
Spaniards of tlie guerrilla and ordered tho
32 Cubans to be hanged on the spot as
traitors to their country The order waa
This military movement of Gomez, fol-
march'of Gen BanderaWfrom Santiago-do
Cuba tollndr del BioVlKthe decisive
blow of the campaign againsEGen. Wey
The crimes of Col Fonsdevellla. in Gnan
abacoa, are in jfull course again. Yes
terday fifteen Spanish, soldiers entered
the house of a Cuban named. Bicardc
Bodriguez and arrested him. His wife
screamed and interfered In his behalf.
Then she was tied to" a chair, gagjied
and assaulted. Rodriguez was put In
chains and dragged out of town to the
old place of execution, where so many
murders have been committed by the ordera
of, Fonsdeveula. There he wasr torn to
pieces by the machetes of the soldiers.
WliYIER AT SANCTT SPIRITUS.
Execution of u Cabnu for IneendU
nrisui nud Rebellion.
Havana, May 10 Capt. Gen. Weyler ar
rived yesterday at Sancti Splritus.
Gov. Porrua and Gen. Figucroa sailed
for Spain today. The latter is on sick
Ten political suspects, nine cattle steal
ers pnd twelve.Nnnlgos were deported to
day to the African penal colonies.
Teodoro Menendez Gonzalez was shot
today at the Cabanas fortress for the crimes
of rebellion and incendiarism.
STRUCK BY A YARD ENGINE
He Was Thrown Against n Tele-
groph Pole by n B. & O. Engine.
Cbaries'Tttings. sixteen years or age,
, employed asanifcsngcr at the Baltimore
and Ohio depot, was struck by engine
Xo 315 In the yards of fcSastrnilroad about
4 o'clock yesterday afcriShQjfr and nar
rowly escaped being killed. ' -
His body fell back toward the track .and
narrowly escaped rolling under the wheels
of the locomotive. As it was, his right
hnud was run over and three ot his fingers
horribly maugled by the wheels.
He was picted up paitially unconscious
and taken to the Emergency Hospital,
where Dr Turner amputated one of his
fingers. It is feared that he may also- '
Internally InjurctL. Last night, however
he was doing well at the hospital. Glt
.tingsiHes at Xo 100 E street northeast.
rjuinned Through, the Car Window.
Wkudson, N. Y.. May 10. -Mrs. David
Appenl'eiiii, the wife of the ex-mayor ot
Vancouver, B. C , flung herself from a
railroad car window near here today while
en route to Philadelphia, to be' treated
medically. The wheels cut off both feet
and amputation ot both legs will bo
Died While ht Fruyer.
Easton, Ia., May 10. John Martin, a
wealthy man, was seized with au attack
of heartfailure while on his knees praying
this morning and died. He was seventy
five years of age.
Canudiiin Brokers Raided.
London. Ont.r May 10. Every broker's
office in the city, five in number, was
raided by "the police today and aH'Jthe cor
respondence and documents selzed.
HoeUnXellow Found Gnilry.
1 Wilkcsbarre, Fa., May 10. Ex-Banke
F WKoCkaMlow, ciinrgerlwUn" embezzle
ment,, has been, foam?- guilty, "with a rec
ommendation to mercy.
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