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WASniSTGrTON, MONDAY MORNING, MAT 17, 1897 J5IG0ELT PAGrES.
-.11 OREAT CUBAN VICTORY
Defeat a Superior Spanish Fores
Under Col. Aguilar.
CAPTURE MUNITIONS OF WAR
The Spaniards Retreat, Leaving
Tlielr Wounded Upon the Field.
Comms'loner Calhoun's First
Offlcinl Report On the Way to
Havana, via Key West, May 10. The
Spanish forces, Col. Aguilar, numbering
1,500 men, met yesterday, near Guinea,
the combined Cuban forces of Gen. Car
denas and Gen. Rodriguez. The insur
gents numbered 1,200, nearly all cavalry.
After an engagement which lasted sev
eral hours, Col. Aguilar retired to Guinea
with, heavy losses. His defeat was so
marked that his soldiers threw away many
of their guns, which the insurgents cap
tured, as well as nearly all the horses of
the Spanish cavalry. The amount or am
munition and other buppllcs captured by
the Cubans makes this victory worth as
much to the Culian cause as an expedition
landed from the United States. - The
Spaniards left their wounded also on the
field, and they were cared for by a Cuban
After the Spaniards abandoned the field
word was tent to Col. Aguilar by Gens.
Rodriguez aud Cardenas to send for his
wounded soldiers. He did 60 in the even
ing, and ninety-eight Spanish soldiers
were carried to Guiues on stretchers by
& detachment sent for that purpose by
.Aguilar, which was escorted by 100 lusur-
; gents under command of a captain uutll
'they reached the outskirts of the towns
Though the Spaniards do not officially
admit that they have met this reverse,
It Is said at the palace in Havana that
Col. Aguilar fell into a trap because an
other Spauish column, which was to re
enfoice him, failed to do so
In the same steamer which carrier this
dispatch to Key "West, others relating to
this affair are sent there to be cabled to
Madrid. Caustic comments are made by
the Spanish correspondents on the battle
near Guines, in view of the report of the
pacification of Havana province, and all
the western part of the Island.
The first report in extenso sent to Presi
dent Me-Kinley by Mr. Calhoun, with regard
to the situation, goes also by the same
steamer, and will be in Washington on
The Busy Corner,
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The goods are regular 10c quality, and
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White Duck at 124c,
Has a satin finish same as the pure linen
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Linen Suiting's at 12 c
Full yard wide, same weight and finish
as the pure linen crash suiting. Regular
Linen Batiste at 19c.
Extra fine and sheer, and Is known as
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Organdies at lljc
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Lawns at Tc,
Which are sold everywhere at 1 2 l-2c.
No end to the assortment of styles, with
French Organdies at 24c
These are the genuine, and none better
If you paid 37 l-2o or COo yard. Only
tho newest conceits are in stock.
Whire Orandias at llc.
" About DO pieces of Fine Sheer Organdy,
82 inches widn, bought to sell for 20c ln
teud of 11 l-2a
India Linen at 8c,
Instead of 12 l-2c. We warrant the color
Persian Lawn at 12 c.
rlne and Sheer. The standard price Is
Real Swiss Mull at 25c,
48 Inches wid decant fine sheer quality.
Begular 37 l-2c value.
Satin Stripe Organdies at 7c.
Cheaper than it's ever been known to
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to this quality.
Table Linen at 22c
These arc oll-bolled goods, In red and
White and red and green, 60 inches wide,
And warranted fast color.
Brown Linen To w.'ling: at 4c.
1 Strictly all-linen and full 16 Inches wide.
Laces at 25c
' All-Bilk Chantllly Laces, both black and
white; also Applique and Lierre Laces, 5
o 8 inches wide, 37 l-2c and 50c are the
8th and Market Space. 1
Tuesday. Up to this time, Mr. Calhoun
bad only cabled to the President his general
Impressions after conferring with ConbUl
THE BAT1XK OF MANZANILLO.
More Disastrous to the SpiuiiHh
Thnn Any of tho War.
Havana, May 15, via Key West, May
10. The mo't Important battle of the
Cuban war Is believed to be the one
fought last week near Manzanillo, San
tiago do Cuba province, and of wuich
authentic news is just received.
Col. Ruiz was the commander of the
Spauiards, who numbered 2,000 men.
The Cubans were led by Gen. Rabi and
Carlos Garcia, sou of Gep. Calixto Garcia.
The battle was fought two miles from the
town of Marizanillo, and after a whole
day's fighting the Spauiards were unablo
to retire by land to Manzanillo and had to
embarkont he stenmerRelnadelos Angeles,
making th"lr escape by sea. Only 1,300
soldiers were able to. catch the steamer
under the fire of the Insurgents. Tho
rest of tho column of Col Ruiz was killed,
wounded or captured.
The sensation produced by this news in
Havana is very great.
All the inhabitants of Cano, Wajay aud
other small towns in the Havana province
have been ordered by Weyler to abandon
tftelr homes and concentrate in Maiiauns, a
Havana suburb. They are htnning to
death there. San Marcos, Lajas, Sttleclto,
Mata, and several other towns, of Havana
province, have been burned by the Spanish
troops under orders of the captain general.
DK LOME HAS HIS HOPES.
Ho Cables to His Government About
the Situation Here.
London, May 10. A dispatch to the
Standard from Madrid says it is under
stood that Senor .de Lome, the Spanish
minister to the United States, lias cabled
to the government that he still hopes 'that
the coming message of President McKinley
to Congress on the Cuban situation will not
alter the cordial leiations between Spain
and the United States, because Spain has
already stated that she Is deposed to make
all the concessions that arc compatible with
respect to her rights of sovereignty.
Spain, it is added, Is disposed, to allow
the United States to relieve the distressed
Americans in Cuba, under the supervlsloa
of the colonial authorities
TWO DISASTERS ON THE SEA
Brigantine Croisicne and Steamer
Arcadia Run Ashore.
.Narrow Escape of Crews and Pas-
seugers From Death Heroism
of Four Seamen.
St. John's, N. B., May 1C Two marine
disasters have occurred on the soutlTcoast
of Newfoundland within tbe paat thirty-six
Yesterday morning, in a dense fog, the
French brigantine Groisiene, from Bayoune
for St. l'lerre. went ashore near Lamaline.
twenty miles from her destination. A
heavy sea was running at the time and
her spars came tumbling to the deck, break
ing one man's arm and seriously injuilng
The crew launched their boats and the
twenty-seven men crowded Into them,
being unablo to take any provisions, owing
to tbe vessel being filled with water, and
for the whole day and night and until
noon today they rowed and drifted about
the ocean, the fog being so thick that
nothing was visible. Then they heard the
St. Fierre whistle and contrived to enter
that port. Tbey were worn out and many
of them were badly frostbitten, but no lives
Another wreck occurred this morning
at Cape Ray, 150 miles west of Lamaline.
The flame fog prevailed there and the Ger
man steamer Arcadia, grain laden, from
Montreal for England, crashed Into a
shelving rock and lies almost a total
wreck. Her forehold 1b full of water and
her bottom was probably pierced by the
Jagged rocks on which she lies. Her fifty
seamen and twenty-five passengers
crowded on the forecastle and made
several unsuccessful attempts to reach
The condition of the ship's company
was becoming hourly more precarious us
aho settled down, but eventually four men
swam ashore wltb lines, a hawser was
fixed, and all the people were eafely
transported. They wnlkod to Cape Ray
Lighthouse, where they were made com
fortable, and are now awaiting passage
Tho crew remained by the ship and
tonight, tlir sens tuning abated, it-turned
aboard, hoping- by throwing overboaid
it portion of the cargo, to float the ship
If not too badly Injured
A Contractor Fatally Stabbpfl.
Mount Ternon, N. T., May 16. While
engaged In a fight over the affections of
Caroline Anderson, an attractive colored
woman, Scotland Jordan, a colored con
tractor, was this morning nearly stabbed
to death. His assailant, Charles Ander
son, the woman's husband, is under arrest
for the crime. Jordan will probably die.
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GROWN GREAT IN VICTORY
The Porte Refuses to Declare
HOSTILITIES WILL CONTINUE
Demands the Annexation of Thos
saly and a Heavy Indemnity and
Says if These Terms Are Not Ac
cepted It Will Continue to Ad
vauce on Athens.
Constantinople, May 16. The Portc yes
terday replied officially to the collective
note of the powers requesting that an
armistice be declared. In its reply the
Torte declares that it will not cease hostil
ities before Its own conditions are accepted.
These are the annexation of Thessaly, the
payment by Greece of an Indemnity of
10,000,000 pounds Turkish and the abo
lition of the capitulation for Greek sub
jects in the Turkish empire.
The Porte proposes that plenipotentiaries
shall meet at Pharsala to dlscubs terms of
peace. It affirms that if Its conditions arc
not accepted the Ottoman army will con
tinuous advance on Athens. After the re
ply had been received the representatives
of the powers held a meeting to consider
it. They Intend to endeavor to urge
the Sultan to personally modify the condi
tions In the direction of placing the pay
ment of tho indemnity under European
control, though the strength of the mili
tary party at Constantinople is again given
as a reason for his majesty not receding
from the high terms Imposed by the Forte.
A RUSSIAN SCHEME.
Greece to He Deprived of the Con
trol of Her Finances.
London, May 10. The solution Which
Is likely to be adopted or the question
of the indemnity to be paid by Greece
to Turkey is a Russian Echeme that has
been framed since tho outbreak of the
war, when it was foreseen that Turkey
would be the victor and would demand an
indemnity that Greece would bo unable to
The powers are agreed to tbe extent
of thinking that a prolonged Turkish oc
cupation of Thessaly would raise grave
trouble.". The only "solution of the question
will be a European commission to ad
minister the finances of Greece until the
indemnity Is completely paid. Europe will
'therefore make an advance to Greece
that will permit of prompt payment to
Turkey, which country la greatly In need
Telegrams from the European capitals
confirm the foregoing.
Diplomats in RoinC speak of the crea
tion of a control and guarantee of the
Greek debt similar to tho control and
guarantee of the Ottoman debt. It is
rciwrted In London that the control will
embrace the Interest of Greece's cred
itors. Paris, May 16. A dispatch to the Figaro
from St. Petersburg predicts that the
powers will adopt Russia's scheme of ad
vancing money to Greece to enable her to
meet the demands that Turkey will make
upon her for the expenses of the war.
The writer adds that he has absolute
authority for stating that If the angry
Greeks molest or expel King George nnd
bis family from Greece; then Russia, fol
lowed by tbe other powers, will abandon
Greece to anarchy, which will render her
existence as an independent state prob
lematical. GREliK ARMY: DEMORALIZED.
The Pitiful Condition of tho Troops
London, May 16. A dispatch from
Pharsala, dated Friday afternoon, Bays
that deserters who have arrived there from
the Greek camp describe the condition of
the Greek army as bordering on a panic.
They say that the troops are half starved,
their dally rations being only a loaf of
bread. They are without tents and are
compelled to sleep in the rain. They de
clare that since the battle of Pharsala
there have been nearly 4,000 desertions
from the Greek ranks. This is probably
an exaggeration, but It seems that all
discipline is gone.
The soldiers do not Ealute the crown
prince, tneircommander-in-chlef, and threat
en their own officers.
A, dispatch from Larissa, dated Satur
day, says thatFdhem Pasha, the Turkish
commander-in-chief, is rapidly completing
his plana for the capture of Domokos, the
position now occupied by the main Greek
army. Many JUttallons of re-enforcements
Tho dispatch further states that the
troops, who ho&e been Impatient to move
upon tho GreflH, started to advance at
dawn, Satiird3 J? Ferfectortler was main
Greek deserters say 'that 25,000 men
are fortified at Domokoa.
GERMANY BEHIND THE SULTAN.
Her Unholy Allin'hce. With the Turk
London, May 16. The "pines' Constan
tinople correspondent says; that Germany
Is urging the Sultan tolnslsoupoa European
control r,t Greek finances as the only
means of securing the payment of tho
Representatives of thb IJeutsch Bank
will arrive In Constantinople next Saturday
to take advantage of the important con
cessions promised thu bank by the Sultan.
The Vienna correspondent of the Times
telegraphs that the portc, In Imposing its
oneious conditions upon Greece, la like a
dealer in an Eastern bazaar asking twice
aud thrice what he expects to get, but the
mischief Is that conditions are made
indispensable to an armistice. Almost all
the powers claimed a suspension of hos
tilities in older that they might discuss
the conditions of peace. This claim hay
been evaded by the portc, and tho situa
tion is, therefore, a complicated one.
TWO TURKISH, FACTIONS.
One of Them Hopefe to Revive the
Ancient Glories of Islam.
London, May 16. The Standard's Con
EtanMncple correspondent says that the
Turks are gradually ranging themselves
Into two parties. The first Is the Islamic
party, which is headed by the minister of
war. The Ideal is to revive the old tradi
tions of Islam and rule as a conquering
race on primitive Mussulman lines, discard
ing the hitherto prevalent Osmanlism,
which aims to Introduce a spurious
European civilization. ""
The second is the Osrnnnll party, headed
by Izzet Bey and the diplomats. They
seek to use finesse in dealing with the
European powers and not to excite their
The whole thing is, however, a farce,
designed by the Sultan to enable him to
pose before Europe as an innocent un- J
willing victim of his fanatical and pa
triotic subjects. T
THE INSOLVENT FORTE.
The Times Says Europe Will Not
Let Turkey Flout Her.
London, May 16. The Times tomorrow
will editorially say:
"It would be a waste of time to discuss
the Porte's conditions. No .doubt the pow
ers will return a prompt'and emphatic
negative. As regards the insolent threat
that If the conditions arc not accepted
the Ottoman army will continue to ad
vance, it may confidently be presumed
that Europe will not allow Turkey, any
more than Greece, to flout her."
GREEKS CEASE HOSTILITIES.
In the Future They Will Act En
tirely on the Defensive.
Athens, May 17,4 A. M. Though instruc
tions have been given the Greek com
manders that they must act entirely upon
the defensive, orders have been issued
that the army at DomokoS jnust on no ac
count retreat from that place. Here a
final stand must be made.
Dispatches fromDomokosstate thatevery
measure has been taken to guard against
a surprise, but no Turks have been seen
for some days.
It was also officially announced that the
Greeks had evacuated the province of
Epirus and that the western squadron had
embarked the troops who were besieging
the town of Nicopolis, where the check
to tbe Greek arms Is ascribed to strategic
The cessation of hostilities on the part
of the Greeks is assured from today
THE GREEKS FIGHT WELL.
Their , Gallant Conduct In the At
tack on Imaret Heights.
London, May 16. The Times corre
spondent who was with the Greeks in
Epirus, In a dispatch dated Imaret Heights,
May 14, describes the gallantry of tho
Greeks In the battle on Thursday. They
manned up the mountain bide, exposed
to a fierce fire from the Turkish entrench
ments above, proving themselves fine
troops when well led The fighting was
stopped by darkness, but was resumed at
dawn. The Turks defended their posi
tion vigorously, and there was a hot
As the sky liecamo clear the Greek artil
lery opened fire. Turkish re-enforcements
were brought up, and there was a hot
battle at Luros bridge When the dis
patch was 6ent the action was of the
fiercest character. The Greeks were gal
lantly advancing from all sides upon the
Turks and were getting the best of the
DIDN'T KNOW IT WAS LOADED.
Harry Gillette's Gun Explodes and
Kills a Child.
New Tork, May 16. Harry Gillette, of
343 Chestnut street, yesterday was shoot
ing, and today he started to clean his gun
without first ascertaining wlietber it was
loaded, ne held it across his knees, and
was about to take It apart wjien It slipped
from his grasp and fellto the floor. The
shock caused an explosion and the charge
went through the wallet the frame build
ing. Most of the shot lodged in the head
of Donatl Serntelll, an Italian child, be
tween hrce and four years bid. Before
hitting the child the shot tore a hole
through the wall, through which a man
could thrust his clenched fist.
The child, who wasplaying.dnthe porch,
was directly In line with" the charge and
the back of his head was torn away. He
lived for an hour, and meanwhile theltal
lans of the neighborhood were aroused
and they clamored for the bleed of Gil
lette. But for the efforts" of Jake Ferra,
an Italian special policeman,(GUIette would
have'been killed. Ferry arrived while hlst
countrymen- were assaulting Gillette.
Gillette, whose clothing Had been torn
from him by the .-rngry. lt.-ili.ins, was locked
up on a charge rff manslaughter.
2-SucUXiiu'rfiN "t Cv'nt a Foot,
ink Libuey & Co., Otiivt. aiiaN- 1. uve
The President Does Not Want to
Put Himself on Record.
SEES JUDGE DAY AND MR. HITT
He Sent for the Illinois Represent
ative aud They Tullted Until a
Late Hour Last Night He Thinks
Adoption of Gnllluger's Resolu
tion Is All That Is Needed- Now.
The President had" not concluded at
10:30 o'clock last night to send a message
to Congress today In relation to Cuba.
During the afternoon he had a long
conference with Judge Day, the Assistant
Secretary of State, who submitted to him
a number of dispatches and reports bearing
on Cuba- and the condition of Americans
who are in the island.
Last night he tent Private Secretary
Porter with a carriage for Representative
Hitt, chairman of the House Committee on
Foreign Relations, and Mr. Hitt and the
President talked over the situation from
0 o'clock until 10:15 o'clock, when Mr. Hitc
took his departure.
Tbe subjectof a message to Cougress was
thoroughly discussed, but no decision wan
The President Is exceedingly anxious
not to take any action in the matter if it
can be avoided, for he does not want to
place himself on record until It becomes
necessary to do so in some great measure,
such ab approving or disapproving the
Morgan resolution to recognize the bel
ligerency, should it come to him.
He is of the opinion that the Gallinger
resolucion to appropriate $50,000 for des
titute Americans in Cuba covers all that
he could say should he send to Congress a
message favoring such action.
If the President can see his way clear to
avoid auy extra action for the present on
his part no message will be sent to Con
If he is unable to do this, he will lock
himself in his office early this morning
and prepare a message, which will be
sent to the Capitol during the day.
The President has not reduced to writing
a line of the message yet, but he has care
fully thought out its tenor, if he decides
one necessary, and it will not take him
long to prepare the message after he
From the very best of authority It was
learned last night that it is exceedingly
doubtful if a message will be sent to Con
gress today, or. Indeed, at any other time,
recommending Congressional aid for Ameri
can citizens in Cuba.
If a message is sent today, it will be
because the President cannot see any
reasonable way to avoid It.
The President? yesterday adhered to
the rule he long years ago established
and refrained from work on the Sab
bath day. The President will not even
eee anyone on public business on
that day, with the single exception of
Secretary Porter, who remains at the
White House one hour each Sunday morn
ing. The status of the case is not one
whit different from what it was when
the Cabinet meeting was held Friday.
It was rumored last evening that the
President had rrceived a cable from Judge
Calhoun yesterday urging blm not to for
mulate any general policy until he heard
further from him, and Intimating the ton
ditlons In Cuba, so far as he had been
able to ascertain them in the bliort lime
he had been there, were far worse than
known at Washington. State Department
officials declined to either deny or af
firm the receipt of this message
The Senate Committee on Foreign Re
lations will meet In special session this
morning, but one of the members said last
night that the Cuban question would not
be up; the meeting was called to consider
certain nominations now pending. This
member also said It was hardly probable
that any action would bo taken on tl.e
Morgan resolution today, owing to the
desire that has been expressed to discuss
It. There will be ample opportunity for
this, as it is unfinished business and noth
ing else Is pressing upou the Senate
Among those who have indicated a de
sire to speak, are Senators Burrows aud
Wellington. Others will, doubtless, par
ticipate, nnd the hour for taking the vote
appears to be some distance off Not so
much bj reason of opposition to the --en-timents
expressed therein, nut btje.i.ise
of a desire on the part of several Senators
to put themselves on record on this great
If the President should send in a mes
sage it is not expected that it will -'eal
with the main question at all It will
be directed entirely to the question of
relief, and will advocate the adoption
of a joint resolution appropriating money.
There will be no trouble In parsing such
a resolution. It would go through the
Senate practically without debate and
the House will order a rule giving It the
right of way through that body Kow
that the Spanish government, through
Minister De Lome has signified Its will
ingness to permit this to be done, should
tho measure pass, the relief will bo
Meanwhile the whole country will con
tinue to moid that public sentiment which
must ultimately forco Congress and the
Admiulstratlon to take positive steps look
ing to active intervention, with a view to
hringing the war In Cuba to an end. even
though It causes a rupture with Spain
The Spanish agents are busily engaged
circulating reports that Spanish arms are
stronger than ever, nnd the forces of the
Insurgents on the point of disintegration.
Minister De Lome says the situation in
Cuba Indicates that the beginning of the
end is approaching, but he overlooks the
serious conditions that confront the gov
ernment on the Island. A panic has
broken out In Havana that promises to
send its best business establishments to
the wall. The government has decided
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against exchanging hank bills for silver
coin, and this paper money is depreciating
with enormous rapidity. Its value chaages
for the worse ns the days go by, and the
government Is now discussing the propo
sition to refuse the acceptance of paper
money for taxes, and demand the coin the
people cannot get. Under such conditions
the loyalty of the citizens of the larger
towns still faithful to the crown, Is put
to the severest test, and ono by one the
prppsthafcsupporttlie arbitrary government
of Gen. "Weyler are being knocked from
But one more blow could be dealt and
that would bo delivered In the name of
liberty, Justice and humanity. That blow
would be the passage of the Morgan resolu
tion, and its approval by the President, or
the recognition of the Republic of Cuba.
Affairs seem to be working in that direc
tion. On tnc general situation In Cuba, Sena
tor Mills, of Texas, an extremist in his
views, talks patriotically, as follows:
"It is not only the right but the duty of
tho United States to relieve the suffering of
American citizens In Cuba. Our rights and
our duty extend further, than this, and we
should relieve all of those starving people,
who have been herded together in the
towns and villages of Cuba like cattle, In
pursuance or the policy of GenT.Weyler.
"We are morally responsible for this con
dition of affairs, for it Is the United States
which has supported Spain in her sov
ereignty over the island. But for the ac
tion of this Government the people of Cuba
would today enjoy good government. Tbe
governments of England, France and Ger
many have ut various times been prevented
from taking the island of Cuba oi-ly by
the distinct declaration on the part of the
United States that It mu3t be allowed to
remain in the hands of Spain and that we
could not have a strong European power
in control of this great island lying at the
entrance to the Gulf of Mexico.
"Under any one of these powers Cubans
would have a good government It would
not have been such a government as ours,
but we all know what the government of
Canada is, and the colonies of Germany and
France throughout the world enjoy good
"Tbe action of this government In keep
iugCuba under the dominion of Spain makes
us responsible to these starving people for
the'r present condition, and imposes upon
us the duty of relieving them. I am not'n
favor of the distribution of the supplies
through the agency of the Red Cross,
though I -would not stay any hand whih
"was glviugbreadto a starving human being.
"1 will advocate the distributl'in of the
supplier directly by the responsible agents
or the United States. I am in favor of i his
proposed action for the reason that it is
tne first step in the direction of active
nterventlr-n, and I believe it will lead to
the ultimate departure of Spain from the
Island. The distribution of supplies v.UI
bcfollowed by thedispatchof shipjof war,
and this will be followed by thelandlngof
"It is the duty of this Government to go
further than the mere temporary relief
of the starving. It Is Its duty to end the
war at once. All that Is necessary for this
Government to do to accomplish this Is to
tell Spain that she must go. and she will
go. She would not fight with the great
power of the United States."
"I WILL DIE AT YOUR FEET
Preston Thornton Said This to Miss
Smith and Shot Himself.
She Refused to Mnrry nim Young-
Lady Is the Daughter of the
President of the L. & N.
Louisville, May 16. Preston Thornton,
of Lexington, shot himself this morningin
the home of Milton II. Smith, president of
the Louisville and Nashville Railroad.
The deed was-committed at 11 o'clock In
the presence of Miss Nettie Belle Smith,
whom Thornton had just begged to renew
an engagement of marriage which had
been broken oft some weeks ago Miss
Smith, who Is Mr. Smith's daughter, re
fused and the shooting followed.
rarliculars are hard to get, owing to
the determined efforts of Mr. Smith to
keep the matter as quiet as po.sslble.
Mr. Smith said young Thornton arrived
from Lexington at 9 o'clock and came to
his home, asking for his daughter. She
went down to the parlor and they had a
long talk. Thornton begged her to renew
their engagement, but she refused. Sud
denly he drew a revolver and, saying,
"Since you will not marry me I will die
at your feet," ho pulled the trigger. Only
one shot was fired.
The bullet missed the heart, at which
It was aimed, but passed around to the
spine, where it lodged. The wound is
fatal, but tho young man i not dead yet
and he may possibly last until morning.
Thornton is a member of a well-known
Lexington family. Lately he entered the
service of the Louisville and Nashville
Railioad, and received a handsome posi
tion. Ills attentions to Miss Smith were
well known nnd apparently approved or,
but for some reason the engagement of
several' months' standing was recently
broken ofr, and today's tragedy followed.
Miss Smith is a handsome young woman
and has been In societv for several seasons.
Directly after the shooting Mr. Smith
ordered a special train from Lexington to
bring young Thornton's parents to his bed
side. They arrived this afternoon and
will remain until the end. His rather is
one or the most prominent lawyers in
Miss Smith was prostrated by the tragedy
and Is very ill.
FOUND DEAD IN HIS CABIN.
Solitary End of Edward Schieffelin,
Discoverer of Tombstone.
San Francisco, May 16 A special from
Canyonville, Ore., says: Edward Setiieffe
lln, the well-known discoverer of Tomb
stone, Ariz., was found dead in his cabin
near that place yesterday.
Schieffelin lived alone and when his
body was discovered it was so badly de
composed that the cause of death could
not bo determined. He cleaned up half
a million dollars Just twenty years ago
from tho rich mines he located with
hi3 brothcrand Richard Gird, in Tomb
stone, but this fortune he wasted in
many mining ventures nnd lately he had
been prospecting in various parts of the
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CHEERED THE GOBI MUSE
Housing Mass Meeting of "Waslb
ington's Patriotic Citizens.
THE PUBLIC HEART AFLAME
Senators Ga'liicger aud Allen Fire
the Eager Enthusiasm of 2,000
Patriots Duplicity of Cleveland's
State Department Exposed Hlugn
Jng Resolutions Adopted.
The mass meeting yesterday afternoon
at Columbia Theater in the Interest of
the independence of Cuba was an un
qualified success, whether viewed from
the standpoint of the public Intenwt mani
fested In Its proceedings, or from tha
ringing message sent to the legislative
and Executive powers of the Government
from the Capital of the Nation.
There was excitement, enthusiasm tad
inspiration in the act wnen from two to
three thousand people rose en masse uj
vote aye on the proposition tnat this
country should take an immediate hand
In the settlement of the Cut-on war. Sug
gestions that tbe fleet of ftw United
Stales be sent to tbe island, that an army
be landed and that Spain be forced to
permit neutrals to live as free men weie
cheered as if with one voice and one spirit
The Cleveland Administration's policy
toward thelbland was iiissed, and e-peci ally
some of Its secret correspondence, whton
was read to the meetingin what purported
to be authentic form. Resolutions ex
pressing the patriotic temper of those res
ent were pasd, and will doubtless bo
followed by tbe adoption of such Instruc
tions to the Government m many other
representative cities of the United States.
Seuatois Gallinger and Allen fired tbg
heart of the great audience by emphasizing
tbe duty of this Government to the pa
triots in arms, in which these Senators
were aided by the written sentlmente of
Senators Frye and Chandler, G. A. R.
Commander Clarkson, Amos. Cummings,
Gen Colby andother well-known American
There wa not a momentfromthebegin
nmgof the meeting thatits spirit nagged,
because the proceedings were marked with
incidents and sentiments which demanded
the attention of a thoughtful and intensely
patriotic assemblage, composed in largo
proportion of ladies. The cheering could
have been heard blocks away during tho
intense moments when the orators spoka
of the duty of this Government and held
out the hope that that duty vrduld bu soon
performed. What was done and said,
however, will best be told in the proceed
ingF as reported below.
It Is only Ju"t to say that credit. Is due
to the Cuban League, of which Gen.
William Brown Is president, Tor the splen
did result of the meeting, toward which
great assistance was rendered by tho
Ladies' League, both having the sarna
object, the independence of the CnbBns. -
The stage was prepared for the day by
the taste of tbe Woman Ouhan League, a
portrai1"- of Maceo being conspicuous among
the appointments. The flowers were
given by Gude, the florist, and the flags
and bunting by Messrs. Riggle- & Buroa.
Those seated on the stage were: Ad
miral Crosby, Gen. Titus, Senators Allen
and Gallinger, ex-Senator Butler, Rep
resentative Li vingstou, Gen. William Henry
Brown, president of the District Leagua
of Cuban Clubs; ex-District Commissioner
Hines, Dr. Lincoln, Dr. Allen, Chaplain
Couden.of the nouse; Rev Howard Wilbur
Ennis, Rev Alexander Kent, Rev. Dr
Chalmers Easton, Rev. Dr Hugh Johnston,
Mr. Frank Hume, Mr. Karl Decker, Mrs.
Clara Belle Brown, director of the National
Women's League; Mrs. Isabelle Worrell
Ball, Mrs Ellen Foster, president of tha
National League of Women's Republican
Among the many well-known people in
the audience were: Mrs. John Sherman,
wife of the Secretary of State; Mrs. Sen
ator Gallinger aud party, Mrs. Senator
Burrows and party, Mrs. Senator Frye
The proceedings were introduced by Gen.
William Henry Browne, piesideut of the
league, who called the meeting to order.
The Invocation was by the Rev. Hugh Johu
ston, D. P.. pastor or the Metropolitan M.
E. Church Dr. Johnston's prayer was
very eloquent on behaltof "the fair Island
of Cuba, so long laid waste by fire and
sword, and by the needless butchery of men
and children." He invoked the pity of
heaven on our own countrymen starving
there and on the poor natives suffering
and sorrowing and dying. H c asked for a
blessing oa tho efforts of the noble womea
of the Cuban League. "God guide," ho
said, "the deliberations of this meeting;
guide the administration; guide the Senate
and House of Representatives, and direct
the President of the nation." In con
clusion he uttered the aspiration that Cuba
would be free and that Crete would become
a part of Greece.
The president announced that as this
was an American meeting It would be
appropriate to sing "America," in which
the whole audience joined, tbe singing be
ing directed by Mr. Arthur Kosi the choir
director of Hamllne M. E Church.
The president made a few prefatory re
marks, in which he spoke of the occasion
as one of great gravity. It was a meeting
of Americans who remembered that they
were once helped by another nation to
achieve their liberties and who would not
be false to their duty to another struggling
nation. If Greece could excite' our sym
pathy, w by should we hesitate for a mo
ment when our sister Cuba calls to us
right here at our doors? (Applause.) He
would, however, not make any extended
remarks, but would announce Senator Gal
linger as chairman of the meeting, aud
who would address it. (Applause.)
Senator Gallinger in assuming tho chiir
was greeted with round after round of
tumultuous applause. "When it had rub
sided he said:
"Fellow-citizens: I accept the cordiality
of your greeting as a tribute to the causa
In which we have all assembled today.
It is an Inspiration for me to stind before
this umgnlhcent audience to say a word
In behair of a suffering, sorrowing people,
whoseonlysluisthatthey aspire to the God
given right of human liberty applause),,
audi know, fellow-citizens, that the warm,
throbbing, .sympathetic heart of this au
dience will be taken up by the sympathetlo
human heart or the American people, and
that that voice will come back to us from
every State of the American Union In fa
vor of the liberty and indcpejSice of
the struggling Cubans. (AppIaiWjiowv
I am not going to detain you by intejla-
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