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"WASHINGTON, THURSDAY MORTEN Gr, JUNE 17, 1897 EIGHT PAGES.
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Knowledge of It Confined to Court
and Professional Gircles.
VICTORIA'S GENERAL HEALTH
Theru Will He Xo Official Statement
Relative to Her Blindness Issued
TJntll After the Celebrations -Efforts
Mude to Prevent a Public
Announcement in England.
London, June 16. Tho knowledge of the
Queen's find affliction Is still confined to
court and professional circleB and efforts
are being made to prevent a public an
nouncement of her blindness uutil after the
Jubilee. There will be no authoritative
fctatcment issued before the end of the
It was not until the present week Mint
the Tact Uiat her majoty's eyesight had
almost failed became known in the vi
cinity of Balmoral, and the report was at
first not lielleved.
"The assiduous attendance upon the
Queen during her dally drives and ex
cursions whs ascribed tu rheumatism, which
has long made it Impossible for her to
The editor or a local Journal , who is
inspired by the Castle authorities, on Mon
day received private confirmation of the
report that her majesty was almost sight
less. This Information was coupled with
a requcbt that it be not published pending
the Jubilee festivities.
It i s a pleasure to be able to add that
there ib the same authority for last night's
cable dispatch to the Times, telling of
Her Majesty's affliction.
The Queen's general health is excellent;
better, indeed, than it has been for two or
JdISS SMITH WANTS TO DIE.
Has Made Two Unsuccessful At
- , tempts aud Will Try Again.
Crisrield, Md., June lO.-Mis's Lydia
Smith, a typewriter and stenographer, who
has been employediu Baltimore, attempted
Buicide last night by jumping Irom the
cteamer Tangier off Sharp's Island. A
boat was lowered and she was rescued.
Ber garments sustained her, but she en
deavored to get her head under water and
drown, but found this impossible. The
young woman admitted freely that she
had attempted to take her lire, and said
ehe must be made or coik, as this was her
second unsuccessful attempt.
She intimated that she would soon make
another attempt, as she is determined to
die. She Is believed to have been disap
pointed lu love.
The young woman is the daughter of
James Smith, a mechanic, who lives at
Mappsville, In the northern part or Ac
comae county, Va.
CUBAN STRENGTH INCREASING.
There Are Owr Seveu Thousand
Patriots in Havana Province.
New Yoik, June 16.-Dr. Winn, of Waco,
Texas, ariived here today on the steamer
Segtir.inca He was chief surgeon la
the hospitals of the Cuban patriot army in
the province of Havana. On June 1) he
entered the city of Havana disguised as
a milkman, and his fi lends there eas'ly
succeeded In putting him on board the
Scguranca He Intends to go back to Cuba
at the earliest opportunity after he has
eeen his familj in Texas
Speaking of the war, Dr. Winn said
today that there were over 7,000 Cubans
In arms in the proUncc of Havana, aud
that the insurrection was reviving in the
province of Matanzas, where the patiiot
forces had of late been very few.
At present, he added, the insurgents
there number nearly 3,000 men, most of
whom are around Cardenas, La Union,
nd the eastern part of the province.
ROBBED AND FATALLY INJURED.
Bon of a Millionaire Charged With
St. LouIf, June 1C C. B. Collins, a
hotelkecper of Nashville, Tenn., is suffer
ing fiom the effects of ten blows on the
head with a hammer and will probably die.
ne accuses Maitin Enslcy, of Memphis,
Tenn., of assaulting hint and robbing him
of ?6,000. EnMey was captured Martin
Em-ley la the son of the late Enoch Ensley,
of Memphis, a inllllonaiie and ovner of
Alabama coal mines.
THE J2ARTHQUAKE IN INDIA.
Shilloug Leveled to the Ground and
Many Persons Killed.
Calcutta, June 16. The province of
Assam suffered severely from the earth
quake that occurred Saturday evening.
The town of Siiillong was completely
leveled to the ground.
Many persons were killed and a large
There, was also loss of life at Goal
Para and Dhuhri, I'art of the former
place was devastated.
There was a tidal wave In the Brama
KILLED BY" A THOLLEY" CAR.
Six-Year-Old Girl Run Over in Balti
more. Baltimore, June 16. Annie Fincke, a
eix-year-old child, while playing in the
street was run over by an electric ear to
day and instantly killed. The motorman
of the car is nearly distracted over the
accident. He says he did not see the
child until, she was knocked down by
the fender The front wheels of the car
passed over her breast, and she died be
fore the car wasremovedfrom her body.
A Veteran Dramatic Critic Dead.
San Francisco, June 16. George B
Barnes, the oldest dramatic critic of San
Francisco, died today in his seventieth
year. Barnes was intimate with Booth,
Barrctt.McCul lough, Barton, Hill.andother
actors of the old California Theater, and
was well known as an ible writer. He
was one of the founders of the Morning
Ivy Institute Business College, 8th and K.
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BOLD BREAK FOR LIBERTY.
Seveu Desperate Slen Attempt to
.Escape From Jail.
Newport News, June 1G. Led by a
notorious crook named rickett Johnson
seen Uespernte men, all confined m the
felons' cell, made a bold break for liberty
in the city jail early this morning.
Shortly after midnight Jailor Spiers heard
an explosion in the cellroom, and hurry
ing thither, discovered thut the locks had
been blown from the cell door, and that
the men were out in the corridors. At the
point of his revolver he drove the prison
ers back into their cage and seemed the
At about 3 o'clock another explosion
occurred. It not only tore the cell door
open, but blew the boards from one of
the windows, aud had the explosion not
aroused the guard at once it would have
been an easy matter for the men to
have made their escape.
When the jailor rushed in for Uie second
time, Johnson urged his comrades to kill
him, but the jailor was heavily armed
aud threatened to shoot the f List man who
raised his arm.
The men weie again put in their ell,
and this morning an investigation was
made by Deputy Sheiiff Barclay, but no
trace of the explosive could be found.
THE CAPTURE OF GUINES
It Was a Great Victory for the
Crimes of a Spanish Battalion The
Situation In Santiago de Cubit
Alarming the Spaniards.
Havana, via Key "West, June 10. The
province, which I previously reported to
The Times, was a great -.ietory lor the
Cubans. In spite of the wire fences aud
deep ditches surrounding the town, the
fifteen forts which sheltered the yarrison,
and the church and railroad depot, which
were also fortified, the Cubaus catered the
place, after a fight of nine luurs. The
last btruggle of the Spaniards w;ls in a
trench In the center of the town, de
fended by 300 soldiers. It was taken in
a hand-to-hand fight aud then the garri
Gen. Alexundro Ilodriguez, Cuban com
mander in Havana piyvinee. led the at
tack of the pa it lot,. He remained fcr
four hours after the Spaniards gave up
the fight, m the house of a friend, where
he dined. His soldiers meantime plunder
ed all the Spanish stores, and sent to the
nearest Cuban camp all the arms, ammuni
tion, aud horses of the Spaniards. No
harm was done to any person after the
Ik-fore leaving the town Gen. Rodriguez
wrote to Gen. Gomez, giving him a full
account of the victory.
"The Spanish troops," he says in the
letter, "aie brave when they have to do
with paclfloos and children; hut they soon
give up when they meet Cubnn veterans'
At Gulnes, Havana province, the Spanish
battalion of Burbasfro is committing ter-
hilble crimes, assassinating and robbing
the inhabitants. The new mayor of the
town, appointed by Weyler, Don Ezeouil
Aldecoa, compels the paciflcos to pay a
fee of 25 cents each for permission to
go out In search of food. At the same
time, he tells them that he is not re
ponsible for their lives ir Spanish guer
rillas meet them. Many receive permission
to go out twice first, to get vegetables
and sell them In the town to obtain nioney
to pay the fce.and then to procure food for
their own families. Half of them never
return, as they are assassiuated by the
The Spanish generals in Santiago de
Cuba do not like to carry out Weyler "s
orders to attack the Insurgents if Weyler
remains in Havana The Insurgents con
trol the province, and the Spanish gen
eralR fear that if they fall iii the effort
to reconquer it for Spain, Wejler will
lay the blame at their doors.
They want him in Santiago de Cuba,
to share with them the responsibility
for the campaign.
THE DEBS LABOR SCHEME
The Altruistic Idea of Aiding' the
Probable Discussion of the Chi
cugo Plan by Washington
" -Usatioas .
The " Debs-Bellamy scheme to provide
work and homesteads for the uuemplo.-cd,
a sketch of which was given yesterday
in The Evening Times, has not been fully
digested by the labor leaders of this
"The prospectus is a veiy attractive
one," said one of the leaders last night,
"too attractive, in fact to be capable or
any early development. I do not care,
however, to enter into any discussion of
it, bora use it sometimes happens that
the expressions of men like myself who
hold positions are apt to give a direction
to the bodies they represent. I would pre
fer to wait until the mattei is discussed
by the organization to which I belong."
Mr. W. W. Simmons, of the Federation of
Labor, said that there was one thing that
all labor leaders and laboring men of the
country would agree to, that It would be
much better for the altruists and philan
thropic multi-millionaires of this country
to make their contributions in aid of Amer
ican sufferers than to send them lavishly
on a sentimental journey to India, a coun
try practically owned by the richest nation
on earth Great Britain. Mr. Simmons said
that the colonization scheme suggested by
Debs and Bellamy was not so visionary
as it might seem at first blush.
Such schemes worked well on a small
scale, as in the case of all the colonization
societies of the world, the Swedish, German,
English, aud Fiench, African, and South
American societies. With a great country
like America behind thcherae he thought
that some good might come out of the
so-called "Utopia" of Mr. Debs and his
Another leader said that he had no doubt
that a request would soon be made to the
laLor organizations of the country to take
up the subject and give it shape in the
various localities of such associations.
It would be discussed in Washington In
due time, but no opinion as to the result
could be yet expressed.
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TREATY TO ANNEX
Signed ly the President and
Sent to the Senate.
THE INJUNCTION OF SECRECY
It Will Probably Be Removed To
dayGeneral lumresslon Is That
the Treaty Will Bo Halifled, But
Not During This, Session Epitome
of Its Provisions.'
The treaty annexing Hawaii to the
United States was laid before the Senate
yesterday afternoon a few moments be
fore 0 o'clock. Contrary to the iroltoy of
the last Administration, there was no se
cret of the fact that this Important con
vention hud been signed and was to bu
sent to the Senute before adjournment.
When Mr. Prudeu left the White House
the wires notified the Senators that ho
had started with the treaty. It was -i.
o'clock when the executive clerk reached
the Senate, and at that time the tariff
bill was under discussion. Mr. Allison
was apprehensive lest some one should
move an executive session immediately
after the receipt of the message, and he
therefore requested Mr. Pruden to delay
Its presentation Major Pruden thereupon
chatted with the clerks in the secretary's
office for an hour, at which time Mr
Allison was ready to yield for the day, and
Mr. Pruden appeared and made ids usual
formal announcement of "A message In
w ritlng from the President."
Shortly after, the Seiiate wentin to execu
tive session, the seal of the document was
broken and the contents read The terms
of the treat j haveln substance been hereto
fore published in The Times, and Senators
hay that the publication is correct. The
letter of the President is quite brief .calling
attention to the commercial relations of
the two countries and the manifest policy
of the Government of the United States
toward Uiesei&lands. The President says
that he believes the time is at hand when
the dectlay of, these Islands should be
merged with that of the United States, and
he therefore sends to the Senate for its
consideration a treaty of annexation which
has bfen negotiated. The President urges
the Senate to take favorable action.
No allusion is mnde to the troubles of,
the Islands with the Japanese, but It Is
thought thatthls and thefear of abrogation
of the reciprocity agreement is the real
ieason why the treaty has been sent to
the Senate at this time. Numerically
the Americans and other English-speaking
people on the Islands are w.eak and
the unusual inroads being made by the
Japanese have alarmed the Hawaiian gov
ernment fo that it has pleaded earnestly
for the United States to act at once and
consummate what has always been deemed
be the final outcome of the establishment
of a republican form of government on
Whether the Senate ratifies the treaty at
the present session or not makes little dif
ference, for the President knows that the
mere fact of the negotiation of this treaty
will be a warning to Japan and all bther
powers to keep their hands off. If consid
eration of the treaty can be had at this
session of the Senate it will suit the pur
pose of the President better, but he will
not urge it at the expense of the tariff bill
Accompanying the message of the Presi
dent was a letter from Secretary Sher
man, which was not read to the Senate
There Is also some additional correspond
ence in the shape of an appendix. The
treaty, with the correspondence, was re
ferred to the Committee on Foreign Rela
tions and ordered to be printed.
A motion was made to remove the
injunction of secrecy from the treaty
but this was objected to by Senator
Gray. Under the rules of the Senate a
single objection carries the matter ovei
for one day and nothing can be done
until the next executive session. At
the next session, however, this objection
will not have a like force and the motion
to make the whole matter public will
probably prevail today.
Senators believe that inasmuch as the
subject of annexation is so closely allied
with the tariff, there should be the
utmost publicity given the whole matter
and this opinion will lead many Senators
who would otherwise hesitate to vote for
the removal of the injunction of secrecy
Ae has been said, the President would
like to see the treaty ratified at this ses
sion of the Senate, but it is not likely that
this can be done. Several Senators who
discussed the question yesterday afternoon
said that they believed it the matter were
postponed Beveral votes now counted as
doubtful would be won over to the side of
annexation. Time is not sufficient to give
the subject that attention which Its im
portance demands, aud if it is opened
up at this session the immediate passage
of the tariff bill would be imperiled. If
it is taken up while the tariff bill is in
conference there would not be time enough
for more than two or three days' debate,
and a handful of men who are radically
opposed to the proposed convention will
take more than that time for their own
speeches. Senators Jones, of Arkansas;
Mills, of Teas; White, of California; Gray,
or Delaware; Lindsay, of Kentucky, and
others who might be named, are bitterly
opposed to the proposition and will debate
it exhaustively, so thatit seems impiobnble
that any serious effort will be made to do
Meanwhile the committee will take the
subject up for careful consideration and
-will, when the time comes, make an
elaborate report to the Senate. Of the
eleven members of that committee but
two are opposed to annexation Messrs.
Mills and Gray. Such members as were
approached upou the subject yesterday
said that they believed It would be unwise,
to attempt to bring the treaty into the
Senate at this session. Chairman Davis .'a
known to be of this opinion, and ho is
holding two other treaties uow In the
committee, so that there shall be nothing
In the way of the consideration of the
business for which the Congress was willed
It is not thought by some Senators that
there is just now an absolute two-thirds
vote in the Senate for annexation. It
would require but thirty votes to defeat the
treaty. Still, it is not feared that the
treaty will fall when the time comes.
The Republicans will vote for it to a man,
although some of them declined yester
day to commit themselves on the subject.
If it becomes an Administration measure
and it cannot be otherwise construed
every one of the straight Republicans will
upport it. It la believed that the bolt-
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ing Silver Republicans will do likewise
with the single exception of Mr. Pettigrew.
The Populists will probably support it in
a body after they have caucused on it.
The leader, Mr. Allen, is In favor of it
and so are Messrs. Stewart and Jones.
They are expected to bring Senators Butler
and Harris of Kansas Into line, although
it is not known that they will vote against
After this apparently solid force has
been counted thereis a very fair sprinkling
of Democrats who can be counted upon to
vote for the ratification of the treaty
Among this number may bementioned such
men as Morgan, I'ettus, Daniel, Rawlins,
Kyle, Turple, Heltfcld ahd Turner.
Even witlt tlieknowafactconfrontingthe
Senute that there are sufficient votes to
ratify the treaty, debate will be prolonged
and exhaustive. The annexation of terri
tory 2 ,000 miles frqrnourahores.iniiwrrnnt
and essential as it is nnibns tlio cnnnrrv
believes It to be. oni-ns nn n. nw f'ulil nf i
thought, and suggests po-shibillties thacan
not be disposed of In a discussion of a few
days 1 1 is the beginning of a policy which
is consider by Senato'sufrJendiy to the
idea as -jf such mohientoiw character that
itmust not be rushed Into without due con
siderntion or the possible results npon the
future of the republic. The annexation ot
thcllands entails responsibilities thut could
never be placed upon thepoverunientlfithe
absence of these far-off po-seMlon'j Ail
these things will be considered during rhe
debate, and as the discussion progrets'S
It Is easy to see that the opponents of the
scheme will not lack for food for debate.
No argument, however, that can Le ad
vanced will make It impossible for the
Senate to ratify thd treaty, in the judg
ment of men who have given it much
thought, and even should this be done by
the failure to secure a two-thirds vote,
another avenue is open thiough which to
accomplish the same result. Territory
can be annexed by a majority vote, throuirh
the concurrent action of both Houses. This
was done in the case of Texas, and a
majority vote could be easily had In each
House of the present 06ngress.
The treaty was signed in the office of
the Secretary of State at 9:20 o'clock yes
terday morning. - '
The signatures affixed to the document
were those of John Sherman, Secretary of
State, as plenipotentiary for the United
States; Francis M. Hatch, envoy cxtraor
dinary and minister plenipotentiary to the
United States; Lorrin" A. Thurston, and
W. A. Kinney, special commissioners pleni
potentlary. The only jiersons beside these
officials present were the thiee Assistant
Sccretariesof State Messrs. Day, Adee and
Cndler. and a number Of newspaper corre
spondents. There were two copies of the treaty,
one of which was sent to the White House
for transmission to the Senate by the
President and the other will he tent to
Hawaii for ratification by that govern
ment If Hawaii confirms the treaty
President Dole will sign his copy and
return It to the United States, and if the
Senate confirms the treaty also, it will
be signed by President McKinlcy and the
two documents will be exchanged by the
presidents of the two republics, and from
that date Hawaii will be a portion of the
As soon as the two documents were signed
Assistant Secretary Day took the copy in
tended for Mr. McKinley to him.
The general impression about the State
Department yesterday was that the treaty
would be ratified by the Senate with
but little objection. IC was said by one
well-informed official that a poll of the
Senate had been , taken, and that several
more than two-thlrdsv' would favor the
treaty. It was exyegted that the Senate
would make public the treaty jesterday,
and Third Assistant Secretary Cridler pre
pared copies of it for-the piess; but, at
5:30 o'clock, Mr. Cridlcr,received ametsage
from Senator Davis to the effect that the
Senators had decided not to make known
the treaty until todajv
An abstract of the document has been ob
tained and shows the'following facts:
The 1'iesldent of the" United States of
America, John Sherman; Secretary of State
of the United States; and the president and
government or HawalUFrancis M. Hatch,
envoy extraordinary and minister pleni
potentiary to the UnitedLStates, and Lorrln
A. Thurston and W. A. Kinney, special com
. Artlclu 1 Is, with Alight exception, the
same as that of the old Harrison treaty.
The articleof the new conventionas amend
ed reads: ; Jvr
"The governmentof the Hawaiian Islands
hereby cedes, from the date of the ex
change of the ratifications of this treaty,
absolutely and without reserve to the
United States forever-all rights of sov
ereignty of whatsbevetkiud in and over the
Hawaiian Islands and their dependencies,
renouncing In favor Of the United States
every sovereign right of which , as an inde
pendent nation, It isiiow possessed; and
henceforth said HawaUaiUslands shall be.
co ne and be an Integral part of. the terri
tory of the United States."
Article 2 la practically the same as the j
article in tne convention negotiated by
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The Difficult Diplomatic Position
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PLACE FOR B. D. WARNER, JR.
The President Gives nim the Con
nulsliip Appointment to Leipsie.
Julius Goldschmidt Nnmed to Be
Consul General ntBerlin Several
Other Important Nominations.
The President yesterday sent to the Sen
ate the following nominations:
Gen. Stewart L. Woodford, of ;New
Tort, to be minister plenipotentiary and
envoy extraordinary to Spain.
Julius Goldschmidt, of Wisconsin, to be
consul general to Berlin.
Frank U. Morris, of Ohio, to be auditor
'or the Navy" Department.
B. II Warner, jr., of the District of Co
lumbia, to be consul at Leipsie.
John K Puryear, of Kentucky, to be sur
veyor or customs for the port of Paducah,
Levi M. Willcutts, of Minnesota, to be
collector of customs for the district of Du
Howard M. Kutchin.of California, to be
agi'Pt, and James C. Boatman.of California,
to be assistant agent, at the salmon fish
cries of Alaska.
Col. Anson Mills. Third Cavairv. to be
brigadier general; Major John Simpson,
quartermaster, to be lieutenant colonel
and deputy quartermaster general; C:pt
James W. Pope, .assistant quartermaster,
to be major and quartermaster; Capt.
James Chester, Third Artillery, to be
major; First Lieut. Thomas J. Lewis-,
Second Cavalry, to be captam; First Lieut.
John D. C. Hoskins, Third Artillery, to
be captaiu; Second Lieut. William F.
Clark, Seventh Cavalry, to be first lieu
tenant; Second Lieut. Archibald Campbell,
Third Artillery, to be first lieutenant;
Tlrst Lieut Andrew G. C. Quay, Third
Cavalry, to be captain and assistant quar
termaster. Mr. Stewart L. Woodford, of New York,
nominated for minister to Spain, is a Re
publican politician, a standi member of
the machine, and an old friend of Piatt's.
He is the gentleman whom Mr. Piatt want
ed for Secretary of the Interior. He is an
ablelawyer.of largcpractice, a corporation
attorney, a club man, a good after-dinner
speaker, and a fluent linguist. The general
opinion is that his Cuban policy will be
that of his chief wholly, and that he
nas the ability to carry It out well.
Mr. Woodford is fifty-five years old. He
has been in politics in Brooklyn and New
York for thirty years. He was at one time
Assistant Attorney General, audduniiirone
terrr waslicutenaut governor of New York.
He founded the Montauk Club, and Is a
prominent member of other New York
HI, nomination was predicted in The
Times, in the event that Mr. Cox waa
not chosen. '
Mr. McKlnlcy's idea with regard to the
Spn "lit mission has been that is should
be i.ld by a man of the highest standing
and ability, and one whom the whole
country would recognize as thoroughly
competent to carry on the possibly diffi
cult diplomatic negotiations incident to
the Cuban policy of the Admir.istration.
Along these lines, Mr. McKinley con
sidered Representative Hitt.Mr. Scth Low,
ex-Senator Edmunds, Mr. Cassan, Mr.
Tracy, Mr. John W. Foster and others..
For the various reasons mentloi ed by
The Times, heietofoic, none of these gen
tlemen were nominated for the mission.
Mr. Hitt is said to have twice declined
it on account of ill-health. Mr. Low Is
aKo said to have declined it.
It had been scml-officially given out at
the White House that the Cuban policy of
the Administration would not be announced
and pushed until the nomination of and
confirmation of Mr. McKlnlcy's minister
to Spain. It is now believed by a good
many people that this McKinley Cuban
policy will very soon develop, and that it
will be an aggressive one, thoroughly
satisfactory to the American people.
There is another opinion, however, held
by many, that Mr. McKinley has no inten
tion of doing anything further in the Cuban
complication for some time to come. It is
even hinted in some circles that the policy
of the Administration will not become
known until shortly before the Ohio elecr
tlon this fall.
Mr B. II. Warner, Jr., nominated yes
terday afternoon as consul to Leipsie,
Germany, is a young Washington business
man, son of Mr. B. H. Warner, the well
known real estate and financial roan.
Young Mr. Warner has gTown up hi h's
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Frank Llbbey & Co., 6th st. andN. Y. ave-
father's business, and is well thought of
in financial circles heie. He Is less ihan
thirty year sold, but has had an excell-nt
education, and is fad to be well fitter
for the position. The appointment is said
to have been obtained for young Warner
by the personal endeavors of his father
Mr. Julius Goldschmidt, who was nomi
nated yesteiday as ccnsul general at Ber
lin, is a personal friend of Senator Spooner
He is a well-known business man in Wis
consin. Mr. Goldschmidt wasformerlycou--sul-gencral
31AHK H ANNA'S FENCES.
He WJ11 Be In Ohio Next Week to
Look After Them.
Cleveland, OhIpf June 16. According to
information received at the orflcc of Sec
retary Dick today, Senator Hanna will
come to Cleveland on Sunday. On Mon
day he expects to stait for Toledo to
attend the State convention. The Sena
tor had intended to go direct from Wash
ington to Toledo, but has changed his
Tomorrow e'vening the Republican prim
aries in this county will be held. There
are two slates. One delegation Is es
pecially friendly to Hanna, and"lhe other
will vote for Mr. Hanna's indorsement at
the Toledo conrenllon, although itis known
as airantl-Hanna slate.
Today all legislative candidies who
have not been placed on the Hanna slate
met, and decided to indorse Mr. Hanna.
This indicates that Mr. Hanna will have
the solid support of his borne county in
the State convention.
ANOTHER BOMB EXPLOSION
Anarchists Keep Up Their Nefari
ous Work in Paris.
Considerable Damage Done, But No
T3ne Injured Bomb Used Was
a Formidable One.
Paris, June 16. A bomb was exploded at
6 o'clock this evening at the foot of th
Strasbourg statue, in the Place de la Con
corde. The explosion caused a great deal
of excitement, but it was soon ascertained
that, while it had resulted In considerable
material damage, nq person had been in
jured. A heavy rain was falling when the ex
plosion occurred, and this had the effect
of cleanng the Place de la Concorde, every
Iwdy having sought shelter. Nobody saw
the explosion. The ground was littered
with nails and fragments of iron, some of
the pieces being found a hundred yards
A part of the machine that was found
indicates that it had a capacity of ten
cubic centimetres. The chief damage was
done to the pedestal of the statue.
It is thought that the miscreant who
placed the bomb was unable to get to a
safe distauce before the explosion occurred
aad that he was wounded. Traces of
blood were found in the vicinity of tne
No arrests have been made.
MAY PROVE TO BE 31URDER.
Unknown Colored Muii Found With
His Skull Fractured.
Policeman Redgrave, of the third pre
cinct, found an unknown coloied ni.iu
lying in an unconscious condition at
Seventeenth and II streets about 10
o'clock last nlcht. A deep depression was
discovered in the man's skull, and he was
removed to the Emergency Hospital, where
a trephining operation was performed by
Dr. Vaughn, assisted by Drs. Turner, Jueue
mann and O'Connor.
It could only be learned that an alter
cation had taken place between two color
ed men, and that one had hit the other
In the head with a cobble stone and then
escaped. No arrests have yet been made,
though the condition of the injured man is
considered critical, and as yet there is
no clue to his identity, as he had not suf
ficiently revived late last night to give
Paiuted John Harvard's Statue.
Boston, June 16. Howard Dunning, of
Ccdarhurst, L. L, one of the students who
painted the John Harvard statue, has
made a confession and an apology. In
spite of this there does not seem to he
any probability of his ever being readmitted
Chicago's Hot- Spell Broken.
Chicago, June 16. Chicago's torrid spell
of the past two or three days appears
to be biokcn,and a deluge of rain, which
threatens, will be gladly welcomed.
Bargains Poplar Boards, Dressed,
$1.75 100 ft. Libbev& Co, Gth &tf. Y.ave.
til TOKIO JSGa THE RIPPER
Several Yonug Women Murdered
and Mutilated by Him,
CAUSES A SUICIDAL MANIA
Several Girls Kill Themselves Out
of Sheer Fear of the Murderer.
Women of the Wealthy Ola-,.-, the
Victims The Theories of the
Now York, June 16. From the private
correspondence of a gentleman now In
j this city who has lived fn Japan for tho
' last thirteen years, It was learned today
that a crude imitator of Jack the Ripper
has murdered several women recently in
Tokio. The murders, which were four In
number, all occurred in May, and so great
was the- excitement In Tokio that what
might be called a suicidal hysteria set
in and several young women killed them
selves out of sheer fear of the murderer.
if Unlike the victims of the original Jack tho
Ripper, the women slain by the Japanese
murderer were In e-ery case of good
character and were all of the !etter class.
The first three victims were killed in the
first week of May in the Kanda. district,
which is the most populous ward of Tokio.
Ogawa street corresponds with Broadway.
Along the upper part there Is a hill called
Surugadia, on which are the residences of
many wealthy citlzenf. From its crest
there stretches a beautiful suspension
bridge across one of the canals of Tokio to
the Hongo district.
In the early morning of May 4, the
body of a young woman was found lying
on the shelving banks of this canal, under
the bridge. She had been disemboweled,
and her arms were cut off. She was
identified as the daughter of respectable
and well-to-do parents', who were horri
fied at the brutal murder. The next
morning, thebodyofanother young woman,
similarly mutilated, was found in almcst
the identical spot. The second murder ter
rified the women of the city. The police
f,coured the city from end to end, but
no clew to the butcher was found. In
spite of the vigilance of the police, an
other murder cccurred within the week.
On the shelving banks of the canal the
body of another young gill w.'th the arms
missing was found, and so gieat wasjh-o
.panic that many womenlelt theciry. Then
the police force about the bridge and in
the streets adjacent to Surugadia wfis
quadrupled, and the officeis j.araded the
district In such numbeis that the mur
derer must have been fiightened away.
For mure than a week no new case was
reported, and the people of the city,
particularly the women, were beginning
to breathe easily again, when arly In the
morning of the lath the mutilated body of
a handsome young woman was found,
hanging to a tree, just west of ICancU.
The medical examination revealed the face
that she had been murdered before rfhe
was hanced. Her arms were missing, but
in other respects the mutilation was not
the same as in the first three ca-"-es.
The discovery of the last victim pio
duced a panic among the women of Tokio,
which was followed by a wave of -ulcidal
hysteria, far reaching in its consequences.
Several women ended their lives either
by jumping into the canal, on the banks of
which the bodies of the first three victims
were found, or by throwing thrmelves
in front of moving trains. Each of the
suicides was attributed to the fear of the
knife of the murderer.
Then the police issued an order that no
young woman was to be allowed on the
streets of Tokio after dark unless she was
accompanied by a man, and the press cen
sor refused to allow any of the details
of the murders to appear in the news
papers. Only the vaguest reference to
the crimes appeared, because the govern
ment officials have an Idea that if the true
story got abroad It would injure the entire
The police believe that the murders
were committed by students, of whom
there are 30,000 in Tokio. Many of them
-are the half savage sons of peasants,
almost or entirely without means of sup
port. They crowd iuto the city in the
hope that something will turn up to
furnish them the means whereby they
can finish the course in one of the numer
ous schools and colleges, but many become
stranded aud turn their hands to all
sorts of deeds. From thHr ranks is
recruited the Sochi, hired bands of brava
does, who will, for a price, commit any
crime short of murder. The district In
which all but one of these murders oc
curred swarm with students.
Two years ago there was a similar
reign of tciror in Tokio, caused by a ruf
fianly student, who went about slashing
the faces of women of the Letter class with,
a knife. In a short time he spoiled forever
the beauty of seventeen women. When thi
perpetrator of these outrages was caught
he confessed. A beautiful gnl jilted him,
and he had taken that method of re
venging himself on hersex.
PIUCE HELD IN BAIL.
Detective Carter Wuitiujr to Bring
the Satchel Thief to Wn-.hinston.
New York-, Junel6. John Price.thebauk
thief, who is wanted in Washington for
stealing a satchel containing $1,682.76..
and who was arrested in this city for the
larceny of another satchel, containing over
$6,000, was arraigned before Commission
er Shields today and held under $3,000
bail for examination next Tuesday.
Detective Joseph Carter, of Washington,
is in town, and is very anxious to tako
Price back to the Capital.
J. W. Foster Starts for Loudon
St. Petersburg, June 16. The Hon. John
W. Foster, the special American commis
sioner, who visited this city for the pur
pose of securing an agreement with Russia
looking to the protection of the Alaskan
seal herds, started today for London. It
is understood that his mission has been
Willard Wants His Wifeor.?13:yK)0.
Marinette, Wis , June 16. Actor Joseph
Willard, who eloped with Belle Aiken, the
heiress, or this city, aud whose bride was
stolen from him in Chicago, is here. He
says that he will have his wifeorSloO.OOO.
Millionaire Must Go to Jnll.
San Francisco, June 16. Millionaire W.
B. Bradbury, who was twice convicted o
spitting in a street car, must spendtwenty
four hourn in jail for his second offense,
as the judge refused to impose a fine.
12-Incli Boards, 1 Cent a Foot.
Frank Llbbey & Co., Gtlist. andN. Y.ave.