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QUEEN 1101 IS BLIND
She Will Be Unable to Respond
lo Her Subjects' Homage.
TRIED TO KEEP IT SECRET
3so Details of tlic Sad News Avail
able Ucyond the Fact that the
' Affliction I, a Iteceut Culmina
tion It Ik Possible that It May
- Be Curable.
London, June 15. The whole nrect of
the' coming jubilee lias been suddenly
"changed by painful information h'ch
conies tonight from a source tliat makes it
iiupoPbible lo doubt its accuracy It is
announced on tlie authority of one of the
royal phyMciaiib attendant upon her ma.ev
ty Uiaf'the Queen is almost totally blind '
No details of the tad news are available
beyond tlie fact that the affliction ib a
recent culmination, though It had for
tome time been threatened.
If the cause of her majesty's blindness
is cataiact, which is the commoncbt form
of impaired ?Ight in advanced ae, it, of
course, Is possible to cure it by a simple
delicate operation No information is jet
vouchsafed on this point. In fact, it was
hoped that the pitiful truth that tlio aged
Queen would be unable to sec the millions
of her subjects who will pay homage 10
her next Tuesday would be withheld from
their knowledge until arter tlie Jubilee.
This is the true reason why she will
not ride alone ii. the procession, and why
ehe will not leave her carriage at th
services, to be held at St- Paul' Cathedral
Tuesday, and It Is semi offl dally an
nounced that she will be unable to respond
to the greetings tliat will be extended to
her along the line of the royal procession.
It also explains, iiosttfWy, tlie recent re
vival of the gossip of h regency under the
Prince of Wales in the near future.
MR.AHGBLL IS ACCEPTABLE
The Sultan Will Receive Him as
Minister to Tiu'kej'.
An' Official Irade Issued Proclaim
ing Ilim Satisfactory to tlie Porte.
Terrell Expected Xluuie.
The State Depaiiment lias received the
official information tliat an irade has
been issued by the Porte proclaiming that
Dr. Angel, is a satisfactory minister of the
United States to Turkey. This settles all
possibility of dfficulties for Dr Angell
in this regard, as the Irade is absolutely
authoritative in the way of a public an
nouncement in Turkey.
It is believed that Minister Terrell has
left Constantinople for Washington. He
was informed of the irade concerning Dr.
Angell several days ago.
Tlie State Department had unofficial
knowledge of this announcement by the
Torte during tlie latter part of last week,
but did not care to make It public or
take any action with regard to it until
the information came from an official
THE REVOLT ON THE CONGO.
All of the Whites Are In a Critical
'New York, June 15. A cable dispatch
is printed this morning announcing the
revolt of a part of the native troops
of the Congo State, and the massacre
Of borne twenty of their white officers.
The official dispatches to the Congo
Btate governmeut, announcing this trag
edy, have reached here. They are brief
and obscure, and give no Idea of the
cause of the revolt, but tlie details they
furnish show that all the white stations in
the entire eabtern part of the Congo State
are In -a critical condition. -
If the revolt bhould spread further there
is no telling -whether the stations could
bold out till succor reaches them from
the lower Congo.
THE FORMOSA REBELLION.
Ben Sin, the Leader, Was Killed in
San Francisco, June 15. News from
Formosa, says that the recent attack on the
capital of Noith Formosa on the day when
all the Chinese remaining on the island be
came subjects of Japan was led by Sen Sin,
a rebel chief.
He received a fatal wound and died
coon after falling into the hands of the
Japanese. His body was positively Identi
fied by the Chinaman whose family he
butchered last January in a raid on Taiph.
It is believed that with this chief dead the
pacification of North Formosa will boon be
Tlie Chinese, however, who can pay
their parage are leaving in large numbers
tVTJLL SPY NO 3IOR.E
Alleged Blackmailer Killed by' a
"Man He Was Watching.
' Providence, June 15. Frank M. Rittmin,
a former police constable of this city, died
last night rrom the effects of a pistol
wound received forty-eight liours before.
The phot was fired by a man upon whom
Rlttman was spying on a secluded street
In the town of Johntton. Hittman, it ih
asserted Dy the police, has blackmailed
everal persons whom he says he found in
compromising positions, and it Is asserted
that be received his death wound while
following up this line of business.
The !dent!tv of the assallantis unknown.
"Loving Cup for the Texas.
Richmond, Va,, June 15. About three
fiundred people went down to Old toint
Comfort this afternoon to witness the
presentation of the loving cup by the
citizens of Richmond to the officers of
the battleship Texas. Virginus Newton,
. a leading citizen and clubman of Richmond,
made the presentation speech.
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2sECD QUAY IX IIAHRISHUHG.
The Hrpuhlicnu Legislature in a
Very Had Waj.
arilvnl is awaited anxiously by theleadurs
of the senate ami house, and distracted
State officials. They are becoming more
and more befuddled over tlie revenueques
tion. Todaj's developments showed again
that bonic policy must be foimulated or
tlie State's interests will bufrcr.
Tlie Democrats helped to increase the
trouble yesterday by voting against all
measures providing for increase of taxa
tion. This is the result of a caucus held
Monday night, at 'which the thirty two
Democrats agreed to oppose the majority
program solidly and to fight particularly
tin extension of the session.
With matter in this shape the entire as
sembly is actually waiting for Senator
Quay to come here and devise a program.
The two bodies are deadlocked, and not
a single appropriation bill has yet been
passed. Bitterness is cropping out on all
sides, and lis it looks now, the session will
close with a redhot factional outbreak.
Itisundoulitedly thcbeglnning of another
assault up.m Senator Quay. County or
ganizations have been captured by the
anti-Quay people In Tioga and Franklin
counties this week, and they boast that
more breaks in his lines are boon to
TIIOItXTOX 131 KD FOB HER SAKE.
Engagement of Hettic Hello Smith
3 and T. J. Feider Announced.
Atlanta. Ga., Juno 15. The announce
ment todHy of the engagement of Thomas
J. Feider, of Atlanta, and Miss Ilettie
Belle Smith, of Louisville, Ky., culminntes
a most peculiar, mingled tale of disap
pointed and successful love.
Mr. Feider for years represented the
Curbin Banking Company here, and lately
lias gone Into business for himself on a
large scale, lie Is. perhaps, the bent-known
young financier in the South. Miss Smith
is the daughter of President .Milton II.
Smith, of the Loulbvllle and Nashville
ICailrond, and a noted beauty.
Previous to her acquaintance with Mr.
Frfdor she had bean engaged to I'reston
Thornton, a member of om of Louisville's
first families, and socially a great favorite.
Mr. Feider pressed his suit with so much
vigor that It is said Miss Smjth broke the
engagement with young Thornton for Mr.
Tebler's sake- Almost insane with disap
pointment, Thornton destroyed himself in
her presence. Within a few weeks of the
latter event the engagement has been an-
THE IOWA IN COMMISSION.
It Is Turned Over to the Govern
ment by the Builders.
Philadelphia, June 15. Without any
ceremony whatever, tlte sea-going battle
ship Iowa was transferred by her builders
to the United States Government and
put into commission at the League Island
navy yard today.
At 10 o'clock tills morning the huge
vessel wab hauled out of the berth into
mid-stream and towed to League Island
Ah she passed down in front or the city
she received every mark of deference from
the smaller craft lying in the river. On
reaching the navy yard the Iowa was
receipted for by the United States Gov
eminent officials in charge.
Capt. Sargent was in charge until the
transfer was made, and then Capt. W. T.
Sampson, former chief of ordnance, wlK)
had been placed In command of the battle
ship, assumed full control.
Early in July Capt. Sampson will take the
ship to Newport lo receive her torpedoes.
After a short cruise at sea she will join the
North Atlantic squadron and will take the
place of the New York ab flagship.
CANNOT STAND DISCIPLINE.
Candidates for West Point Resign
nnd Go Home.
West Foiut, N. Y., June 15. Two of
the candidates for admission to the mili
tary academy resigned today and went
home, and a third announced his inten
tion of giving up trsing for admission.
The first two were Bertram Sanders,
who was appointed from the Sixth Con
gressional district of Indiana, by Con
gressman Johnson, and a young man
named Jones, from Arkansas. They went
away because they made up their minds
tuat they could not tjand military disci
pline. Both arc high-strung young men
They did not like beiig ordered around.
Tlie young man who has announced his
intention of going is named Moore, from
South Carolina. The reason he is going
home Is that he is convinced that he
cannot pass tbc examination.
DETAILS OF HARNATO'S SUICIDE
A Ship's Officer Jumped into the
"Water After nim.
London, June 15. Later details of Bar
nato's suicide, lecelved here this after
noon, say he was walking the deck of tlie
ttcamer Scot after luncheon, leaning upon
the arm of a fellow-passenger, of whom he
asked the time of day.
Almost at the same moment he wrenched
his arm away and leaped into the sea.
The fourth officer of the vessel plunged
overboard after him, but w'a! not successful
in reaching him, as the Scot -was steam'ng
at the rate of seventeen knots an hour
and the Eea was very heavy.
A boat was lowered as soon as possible
and the officer was saved, but Barnato was
dead when he was picked up. The body
Is being embalmed and will be brought to
SPALDLNG MAY ESCAPE.
The Trial Judge Gives an Opinion
Favorable to Him.
Chicago, June 51. Judge Smith made a
remark in the trial of ex-Banker Spalding
today that surprised his auditors. He
"I do not think tlie defendant is guilty
of embezzlement no, I will not 6ay that,
but that I do not think him guilty under
the statutes. If guilty, it is more than
likely it Is of unintentional embezzle
ment." bpaiding's lawyers construe the remark
as decidedly favorable to the defendant
and are confident of acquittal.
Plumbers' Annual Meeting.
New York, June 15. The fifteenth an
nual convention of the National Associa
tion of Master Plumbers began this morn
ing in Grand Central Palace. President
W. H. Boyle, of Philadelphia, formally
opened the meeting, and then intro
duced Mayor Strong, who welcomed the
delegates to the city. Nearly all of the
session was consumed in organizing. The
convention is to last three days.
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WASmyGKTOlsr, WEDNESDAY MOBBING-, JUNE 16, 1897-EIGrHT PAGrES.
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The Senate Expecting It from
the President Today.
ITS RATIFICATION PROBABLE
Opinion of Senators Is, However,
thnt No Final Action Upon It Will
He Taken During the rrescnt Ses
sion of Congress Text 3Iny Ho
Made Public. -
The Senate is expecting a treaty of an
nexation with Hawaii, to be bent to it to
day. Positive btatements to tills effect
were given Senator, yesterday afternoon
during a proby discusbkm of the tariff
and it created a breeze or subdued excite
ment and at once precipitated a discussion
as to the probable fate of the convention.
Three weeks ago the President gave u
three hours' private audience to Minister
Hatch, ex-Minister Thurston, and another
leading citizen of tlie Hawaiian Republic,
then in the city At that conference sug
gehtions and counter buggt'stious as to
plans and metuodsin connection with the
proposed scheme of annexation weie dis
cussed, and the visitors when they departed
were warned not; to let tlie oiibject ir.ct
ter of the conference reacn the public.
Giadually, however, the matter lias leaked
out, and for the past ten days it has been
known that the President has been con
sidering an annexation treaty.
Just berore his departure for Nashville
the President icad the rough draft which
had been prepared by Assistant Secretary
Day, and which had also been submitted
to and met the approval of Minister Hatch.
The President was satisfied with the gen
eral tenor of the convention, but suggested
a few changes In the verbiage. "When he
returned to this city Tuesday morning the
finally prepared treaty was submitted to
him with the statement that it had been
approved by Minister Hatch.
The text of the treaty was submitted
to the Cabinet meeting yesterday morning,
when the President announced his inten
tion of ttrndtne It to the Senate at once.
The negotiation of this treaty was indorsed
by every member or the Cabinet. 'So far
as can be ascertained, the only point of
difference being as to the advisability of
sending it in during the extra session,
which bad been called for the sole purpose
of dealing with the tariff.
The President, however, took the view
that owing lo the discussion of the duties
on sugar and the rrade relations between
the two governments growiug out of the
large Importations of that article, ihe
sooner Congress and the country knew tlie
intentions of the Administrat'on the better
it would be- For this reason the President
decided tliat he would send in the treaty
today ir it is signed in time by Minister
Hatch. Duplicate copies have, of course,
been made, and the Hawaiian government
understands, fiom the rough draft, just
what the terms of union will be It is
expected that Minister Hatch and Secre
tary Sherman will affix their names to
the treaty this morning.
Owing to tlie peculiar bearing of this
treaty upon the tariff, it is probable tliat
its text and tlie President's niessige will
he made public. The President himself be
lieves that this: should be done, and leading
members of the Committee on Foreign ite
iations, with whom a Times reporter talked
yesterday, were of the same opinion.
Congress could not very well discuss tlie
xugar schedule and take action upon the
Hawaiian clause without intimations of
the treaty cropping out, and there is no
gcod reason why it should be maintained as
a secret. An effort will be made to put
the tieaty Into effect before the end of
twelve months, the shortest, period within
which it -would be possible to abrogate
tlie existing reciprocal treaty.
It I-s not probable that this annexation
treaty will be considered at this session.
Congress will dissolve immediately upon
the final passage of the tariff bill, and
tlie mere announcement of the fact that
the treaty has been negotiated will satisfy
the country tliat Hawaiian interests are
fully protected for the time being. The
treaty will be referred to tlie committee,
where it will be from time to time con
sidered. Two other treaties are now
held there by Chairman Davis, owing to
his desire not to interfere with the taiiff
debate. It would, however, be In readi
ness for a report at the opening of the
session In December.
That the treaty will receive the requi
site two-thirds vote there is not a shadow
of a doubt in the minds of Senators. It
will receive nine of the eleven votes in
the committee, Messrs. Gray and Mills
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alone being antagonistic to annexation.
Messrs. Morgan, Turpie, and Daniel, tlie
remaining Democratic members, are fa
vorable. The annexation of the island
republic is not a political question and
party lines will not be drawn. One weil
lnrormed Senator, who has been giving
the subject very close attention, is of
the opinion that not to, exceed eighteen
vote would be cast against It.
There has been tome discussion as to
whether the Mouse would participate in
the annexation proceedings. The prece
dents do not bhow tliat the House Is a nec
essary factor In an annexation treaty any
more than in the consideration of other
treaties. Only when questions of the ap
pioprlation of public money filters into
the scheme will the House have a voice
and then only In the mere matter of the
appropriation Itself. When Alaska -was
ceded to tlie United States by Rubsia the
Senate ratified the treaty and rassed tlie
bill appropriating the S7 ,000,000 for the
payment of the purchase money The
House wrangled over itfor a long time,
but finally agreed to the bill. So in the
cession of Louis.una, Florida, Texas, and
every other acquisition by treaty, the Sea
ate ratified the iifgotiafonn-and the House
voted only in the matter of supplying the
necessary fluids to carry it into effect.
Should the House refuse itr would result, of
course, in a breach of the treaty.
But nothing of the kind is expected
at Uiis time. Tlie House is In thorough
accoru with the President on this sub
jeet, and will cheerfully acquic-ce In any
proportion that may be made.
The form or government for the Islands
is a matter that can be worked out in
the future. It is believed that it would
be something after our present territorial
form of government, with home rule for
the Island, but presided over by a gov
ernor or a board of commissioners, with
veto powers, subject to tlie overruling
will of the President Until definite
arrangements for this government were
made, the existing laws of the islands,
in so far as they did not disagree with
the laws of the United States, would
probably be perpetuated. If the republic
lb given a territorial form of govern
ment, she will be entitled to a representa
tive In Congress, who, like the repre
sentatives of tlie other territories, would
be entitled to all the rights of delegates
The status of the citizenship of the in
habitants of the islands would not, it is
claimed, be changed by this absorption of
the Hawaiian Republic. The bona-fide
citlzensof the United States of that govern
ment would become tjie citizens of the
United States, but the aliens would at once
become subject to the restrictions imposed
by the laws of thlscountry. Allen con
tract labor laws and'other provisions rela
tive to Immigrants would at once bocome
operative The present troubles of the
Islund, owing to the influx of Chinese and
Japanese, would cease, as that matter
would be controlled-by the general laws
now in lorce here. " Whether it would be
wise to order the deportation of the coolies
and Japanese now on the Island Is a mat
ter a leading member of the Committee
on Foieigu Kelatlofni said yesterday would
hao to be-carefully considered by the
Local conditions might govern this mat
ter to some extent-, and this Government
might be guided bythe wishes or the peo
ple of the islands.- It would, be provided,
however, that none of the coolies could
enter the United States, and steps would
be taken as s'con as practicable, he said,
to return them to their own country with
out friction and without offense to the
Chinese government- So Tar as. the natives,
or Kanakas, were concerned, this Senator
said he understood they -were not a bail
lot or people, taut, on the contrary, indus
trious and peaceable and would, in time,
make good citizens. ,
Much lias been said ii the dispatches
from England about this-proposed annex
ation scheme of late. "It was cl.ilnied
yesterday by one of the English papers
that tlie recognition of the independence
of the Hawaiian Islands In 1813 by the
British und other governments gave tuem
rights in the matter tliat could not be
overlooked. Another paper takes the
ground that the question of annexation
is essentially an international one and
cannot be disposed of by tlie decree of
one power alone. It holds that Great
Britain and France are In the same
position as the United States. Calling
attention to the military importance of
the islands, it says that if Hawaii is con
verted iujo a strong naval station it will
practically command the .alternative route
between 7ancouver, Australia, arid the
far East, and for this reason, this paper
contends, Great Britain has every right
to be consulted- before the scheme is
carried further. ,
Member o.tthc Foreign Relations Com
mittee laugh at this ridiculous proposition.
Senator Davis, chairman of the committee,
says that the Hawaiian Islands were
recognized a an independent power by the
various governments, and It Is toda.v a
sovereign state, entitled to exercise all
the righto and privileges of sovereignty
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the same as if It contained within Its
territory millions of square miles instead
of a few thousand. It thatgovernmentbaw
fit to negotiate a treaty or annexation
with this Government, a fact of which
he said he had no official knowledge, no
other power on earth had the right to
protest. That was a matter for Hawaii
alone to decide. Mr. Davis does not look
for any protests from any power if such a
scheme is proposed.
BELLE AIKEN'S HAD CAPER.
Congressman Stephenson's Niece
Slurries n Cheap Variety Actor.
Chicago, June 15. "While Joe F. Wil
lard. a cheap song and dance man, ate
viands and drank sparkling wine with
a detective, in a restaurant, his runaway
bride, nee BelleAIken.of Meuominee.MIch ,
aged nineteen, and an heiress, was taken
from the Grand Palace Hotel by a rela
tive and spirited out of Chicago for an
unknown point in the "Wolverine State
Mis. Wiilard is tlie petted niece and ward
of P. M. Stepheu'-on, ex-Congressman and
millionaire. Wiilard met Miss Aiken In
Menominee, while he was managing a
dramatic benefit there. She became' fas
cinated with him. They eloped, were mar
ried, anil came to Chicago. Miss Aiken
Is well known in Washington, where her
beauty and sprightly manners created quite
a flutter during her uncle's term.
CALHOUN TO SEE McKINLEY
He Returns to Complete His Report
The Special Commissioner Arrived
from Illinois Lust Night nnd Will
Visit the President Today.
Mr. William J. Calhoun, the gentleman
who returned from the special mission to
Cuba on the day before President Mc
Kinley departed for Nashville, arrived
In Washington again last night He
did not visit the White House last nightr
but will make his report to the President
Mr. Calhoun had not-intended coming to
Washington to Eoon, by two or three
days He lias, however, some important
prhnte law business In his home, in
Illinois, awaiting his attention, and he
found It difficult to attend to this busi
ness until rhe Cuban matter was out ot the
way. This caused him to change his
plans, and to bee the President as soon
after the latter's return from Nashville
As stated heretofore Mr Calhoun will, in
this report, go into his trip to Cuba mole
fully than he could in his first intervie-v
with Mr. McKiuley, but he does not intend
to make any direct recommendations r.s
to the policy to be pursued by the Ad
ministration. Mr. Calhoun will also have under con
sideration during his visit to the city the
papers and the report In the investigation
of the Ruiz case.
A HEMARKABLK LETTER.
It Charges MeKlnley and Heed with
Heine; Spuni.sh Sympathizers.
Havana, via Key West, June 15. A re
markable letter from New York has been
published by the Diario de La Marina- It
is signed bj Its regular correspondent, and
appeared in the eening edition of the
Diario on Friday, June 11. Thelettersays
there is no doubt, that President McKinley
sympathises with Spain in the present war
and that this is proven not only by the
orders issued rrom Washington for the
capture of the filibustering steamer Daunt
less, but also"by explicit declarations made
by Secretary Sherman.
The correspondent affirms that Speaker
Reed is also In favor or Spain and that
he is in accord with Senator Aldrich In
preventing a vote in the House on Senator
Manyfrleudsof theMarqulsof Apeztegnia
and some other Spaniards of the reformist
party have renewed their efforts to have
Gen. Weyler recalled to Madrid.
Gen. Weyler recently said at the palace
in tlie presence of many persons that he
had already sent many Cubans to hell and.
to Chafariuas, and that before leaving the
island he would make many Spaniards
take the same road.
Striking Tailors Winning.
New York, June 15. The striking tailors
are today more hopeful ot victory than
for some time. Nearly fifty contractors
ha-ve broken away from their association
yesterday and today and Rigncd the tailors'
agreement. Leader Schoenreld said the
strikers were winning slowly, but surely.
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WHISKY R1EQ THIS i
Brother of Justice Harlan Killed
by a Train.
INMATE OF AN ALMSHOUSE
Once a Brilliant Lawyer .and an
Able Judge, He Squandered His
Fortune, und, in Spite of II U
Brother's Protestation, Decided
to Go to the Worbhoube.
Louisville, June 15. Judge James nar
lau, a brother of Justice Harlan, of the
United States Supreme Court, was run
over and killed by a train, near the alms
hoube, this afternoon. He had been an
Inmate of the institution for ne:u-iy three
years, and went out to the station, near
the almshouse, to get an afternoon paper
from a train he heard approaching. He
started out down the track and the train
suddenly came upon him around a curve.
He was tossed thirty feet m the air and
Justice Harlan was notified at once by
telegraph, and answered that he would
btart for Frankrort.
Judge Harlan was sixty-six years-old,
and was the sou of the late William
James Harlan, who, at cne time, repre
sented the Ashland district In Congress.
He was educated at Center College, in
Danville, and studied law in the office or
He was consIderedTone of the brightest
lawyers practicing at the Kentucky bar.
He was appointed by the governor in 1ST"
to fill out the unexpired term of the vice
chancellor ot the Louisville chancellory
court. He -was afterward re-elected to the
place by the people, and served four out
of six years.
Then he resigned the place and became
a Jaw partnei of Augustus "Wdson. The
firm was considered one ot the best In
the State. He was married to Mrs.
Elizabeth Lane, who came of an Illustrious
southern Indiana family.
At length he contracted an inatlable ap
petite for wniKkey and made himself a
wreck. He squandered his fortune, and
when his wife died he drank more. After
ward he was arrested, and upon several
occasions was sent to the woikuoime.
At length, in spite of the protestations of
his brother, he declared he was going to
the almshou. The remains wdl be buried
in the family lot atFrankfort.
"JEFFEHSOX STILL LIVES."
Text of 3Ir. Bryan's Address nt the
Vniter.-ity of Virginia.
University of Virginia, June 15. The ad
dress of William J. Bryan, before the
literary societies of the university this
morning, was received with considerable
enthusiasm and the applause was given
without respect to the political opinions or
Individuals Upwards or 10,000 visitors
have been here today, and among them
were many distinguished men from differ
ent parts of the country. The subject of
Mr Bryan's speech was "Jerrcrson Still
Lives," and while It gave him great op
portunities to introduce politics he ab
stained from more than alluding to the
great national questions or the day.
Mr. Bryan, while here, Is the guest of
Dr. Paul B. Barringer, tlie chairman of
the faculty, and he will remain until to
morrow afternoon, when he goes to Nash
ville. LOPPED OFF FOITH HEADS.
Prompt Punishment of Chinese
Miitiuccrs by German Officers.
San Francisco, June 15. The German
officers wiio drilled the Chinese troops
at Woos-ung, on May 7, were called on
to suppress a mutiny among l,u00 native
soldiers who had been discharged with
three months' extra pay, whereas they
.clamored for seven. Tlie Germans dis
armed the mutineers, court-martialed the
leaders, and lopped off the heads of four
KUSDNELL SIAKES AFFIDAVITS.
Tries to Clenr Himself of Blame
in the Urbann Hatter.
Columbus, Ohio, June 15. Gov. Bushnell
completed his affidavits as to the Urbana
lynching at a late hour last night and they
w ere placed in tihe hands of Coioner Hewitt,
of Urbana, today. The governor swears
that he was not asked to send more troops
there to prevent a. lynching, and that he
was assured over the telephone, by one
calling himself the sherifr, that the mob
could be handled without outside aid.
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y THE DAUNTLESS
The Gallant Little Tug Again
Outwits the Cruisers.
BIG CARGO FOR THE CUBANS
Sails for the Island with Four
Rapid-Fire Guu-, Several Million
Hounds of Cartridges, Boxes or
Dynamite, Seven Hundred Ma
ehetes und Four Batteries.
Tampa, Fla., June 15.-The tug Daunt
less has again duped the cruisers, and era
this, according to all accounts, Is scud
ding ror the Cuban coast with a largccargt
of muniuoua and some thlny-five men.
The tug came Into port Tampt barborlate
yesterday afternoon, ancnormg in an ob
scure place, the object being, as stated
by the captain, to have her go on the
This wab thought strange, but, nothing
further was thought of the matter News
was brought to the city this afternoon
that the vessel sailed soim-Ume after mid
night, with a full cargo of arms and
ammunition, and many men.
An unknown schooner came Into the
lower bay ac dark, and her cargo was
transferred to the Dauntless, loading her
down to the gunwales. It is stated that
there were four rapid-fire gun, several
million round of cartridges, boxes of
dynamite, hand grenades, and about 700
machetes, and also four electrical bat
teries. Among the men were four electricians
from New York, it is stated, who had
been engaged to go along and over-ee the
laying or mines and the working of bombs.
The tug carried, also, 300 round-, for that
ramous dynamite gun that Gen. Ducasse
has, and which the Spaniards dread so
much. The expedition is stated to be the
largest one ever carried rrom this co.vt,
and tonight the Cubanb here are greatly
It seems that the Dauntless, Instead of
coming up the east coast, as theMarblehead
had expected, made a sum around Key
West, and came up the west coast, landing
in Tampa, lower bay. The cntters went
up the ivest coast, in obedience of orders
from Washington, but they went up too far
and so lost track of the slippery Dauntless.
As she saiifd at midnight, or thereabouts,
she is fai beyond capture by this time.
CUBANS BRAVE THE OCEAN
Leave Cuba in a Sailboat with Dis
patches for the Junta.
Wrecked Xear Cape San Antolne,
They Build a Flat-Bottomed Skiff
and Again Slake the Attempt.
Mobile, Ala , June 15. Five men were
brought to this city today on the steitner
Agnes who picked them up in a smaU
yfelff tenniile5 north or Yucatan. They gave
their names as Dr Paulino Eeaujardin,
Rafael Gutierrez, Marcelano Siere, i.'enlgno
Cr.ale and Michael Walsh.
They told a harrowing taleof eight days'
suffering while cast away in the skiff off
With only r revisions sufficient f.r tnree
days, their frail craft was tossed about by
high seas, which threatened frequently to
engulf it. from June 3 until June 11, when
they were rescued by the Agnes more
dead than alive, having been even Without
water for five days.
All or them were emaciated and HI,
Gutierrez being the worst. Walsh was la
such a condition that he could not walk,
his legs and reet being terribly swollen
through exposure and the action ot the
Gen. Daertega, who Is a Cuban leader in
Mobile, took charge of the little band, and
it is now known that their arrival was
expected, although they did not plan to
reach the city-in a manner to arouse
curiosity Four ot them are ardent patriots,
and Walsh Is one of the chler Americans in
the movement Tor the liberty or Cuba. He
acknowledged, after much questioning,
that he was the sailor aboard the Daunt
less who fired the first shot for Cuban
liberty, bat stuck to the "fishing story'
A message announcing the arrival of the
belated boat's crew was sent to the Junta
In New York, and a reply was received, say
ing that i)r beaujardln was the bearer of
Important dispatches to this country from
Cuba, and should lose no time in coining to
New York. With the suspicion confirmed
tuat the men were refugees it was easier
to disrover the history of their voyage.
The men left Cuba, at what point they
will not say, on May 10, in a sad boat,
Intending to reach this country with rhe
dispatches which the medical leader carried.
Their uoat was wrecked on the coast
near Cape San Antolne and. aided by
natives, they built the flat-bottomed skiff
in which they were fouud. The second
attempt made to reach a southern port
began on June 3 and very nearly cost
them their lives. Whatever the message
thev bring it has caused excitement
among the Cuban colony here, and Is pre
sumed to be highly encouraging. Guti
errez is seriously ill and is under the
care of a physician Dr. Bcaujardiu wul
leave mr New York tonight. The other
three men took passage on the Plant line
steamship riorida for Tampa this even
ing. TJIE URBAXA INQI7BST.
Three of the Guards Who Fired
Have Lost Their Places.
Urbana, O., June 15. The sensational
feature of the testimony taken before the
coroner today In the inquest upon thedeath
of the men who lost their lives the nijjht;
of tlie lynching were the statements of
three guards on the witness stand that
they had lost their places because they had
taken part in the firing on the crowd at
the county jail.
The coroner refused to give the names
of the guards until after he had examined
A Place for St. George Tucker.
Lexington, Va., June 15. The chair o
commercial and international law at the
Washlngton and Lee University, which was
made vacant by the death of Hon- John
Randolph Tucker, has been filled by the
election of his son. II. Sc. George Tucker.
He has. accepted.
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