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WASHINGTON, SATURDAY MORNNGH JUNE 26. 1897 EIGHT PAGES.
TUhKS LOOTING TIIUSSALY.
DAUNTLESS CHEW DISCHARGED.
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F II IdnH 111 PHELI -UVVUUllI 'JMitlllf I f'W m'l l-JEsssai ir.
JOHNSTONS, 729 7ih St.
Are Selling Sugar
At Our Low Price,
The berry season Is here, ami, as
usual, we arc belling Grn5iilalcd
Sugar as a special at a price less
than thousanub or grocers nave ever
Either Leveriug's or Arbuckle a
Package Coffee tomorrow iu 10-lb.
lots at ll and a haltceuts. Smaller
quantities, 12 and a naif cents.
Imperial and Superb brands of '
Evaporaed Cream, the 15c. bizo at
10c. a can.
The celebrated Elgin Condensed
Milk, the richest brand of condensed
milk, at Sc. a can. Baby brand for '
imams at iuc can small cans
Milk at 5c. a can Small Imperial
Cream, 6c. a can.
Either Potted Ham or Tongue at
4 and a half centb a can by the
half dozen cans; bingle aus, 5c
Cakes, at be. id. lor Tomorrow.
Cream Crackers, 5c Soda Crack
ers, 5c Ginger Snaps, 4 iind a half
cents Rifle Nut Ginger Scotches at
10 c lb. -j:
Best Pckg. Oats, c
The largest packages of Best Oats
to go as a special at 6c a package.
Loose Oats, lb., 3C
Large cans Baked Beans So
Best Family Flour, sk SOc
O. K. Root Beer, bot sc
Cans Teas, Beans, Corn 6C
Cans Baking Powder sc
Rumford's, largest XOc
The fruit we are offering for to
morrow is the choicest and bright
estthe 5-lb. lots of New Prunes
at 4 and a half cents a lb is an
unheard-of bargain anywhere else
than from our stores.
The 10c cakes of Sweet Choco
late arrived just in time, and they
are to help the bargain counter at
Sc a cake.
12c large pkgs. Macaroni.... 6c
10c. large bottles Bluing SO
'i An In mi listt. A mmnnin - - Kfi
i hiinl-nlii nf Mnnkorel ffC A
5c large bundles Wood 2
Sugar House Molasses... -aoc. gal.
Bet Leaf Lard 70
Special sale on Laundry Soap at
1 and a half cents a cake- This Is
the greatest cake for the money in
Both the Borax and Star arc ex
ceedingly popular brands of -oap at
our special price, which is just naif
its value. Oleine Soap, babbitt's
Soap, Pearline, etc, it .ur special
eale at their usual prices.
Lots of 5 lbs. f either Apricots r
or P caches at 6c lb. f jr tomorrow, ji
20c boxes Toilet Soap 7c
Imported Raibins G o
Cal. Bart. Tears sc
New Cal. Figs sc
New Silver Prunes XOc
Mammoth Sweet Prunes XOc
Sacks Table Corn Meal X5C
Doz. large boxes Matches X3C
Gal. White Drip Syrup 450
Bottles Worcestershire Sauce.. XOc
We are prepared to supply you
with every- variety nf Spn.es, both
in the grain or ground.. Allspice,
Cinnamon, Giuger, Cloves, Mustard,
White Pepper, Red Pepper, Cara
way Seed. Celerv Seed.. Also oark
ages of whole Mixed Spices, con
taining 13 varieties, for 10c a
The Small Bright Sugar-cured
Shoulders which we are selling- are
the finest in the world.
JOHNSTONS. 729 7th St.
If yon want a reliable carpenter
call Libbey & Co.. 6r and N. X. w.
GREAT GOOD NEWS!
We Begin the Sacrifice
of Two Carloads of Men's
and Boys' Summer Suits!
Last Monday we made Warner Bros. & Co.,
of Buffalo N. Y.f an offer of 334 cents on
tjje dollar for the balance of their entire
summer stock. Huch to our surprise, the of
fer was accepted. The stock is HERE, and
The Great Sale Is On!
Men's Summer Suits.
1,250 All-wool Men's
Suits in Plain, Mixed and
Blue and Black Cheviots
not a Suit worth less than
$10. Your choice
this morninir for
Toys' suits, r 1 nn
worth S2.5CU... J) ,UH
Suits in Chev
88 Twentieth Century Clothiers, 88
923 Pennsylvania Avenue SM. W.
TIIK TOBACCO THVST CASE.
It "Will Go to llu .Jury Next Mou
New York, June25.Theconspiracy case
' against the officers of the Tobacco Trust
was finished today, so far as the presenta
tion of evidence was concerned, and the
court adjourned until .Monday, when Mr.
Clioate will present the closing argument
for the defense.
The case will go to the jury Monday
THE BUSY CORNER,
8th mill MiifKct pace.
2d Grand Rebuilding Sale
If the laws of the District did
extend on high, the specials ap
pointed to suppress scorching
would have to make their trips
in airships to arrest
for these scorching hot days.
They have been coming for some
lima, and now that they arc
here, we'll have to make the best
of it One consola.ion is the
solid comfort in store for you
here, both for men and women,
if you will only oppreciate our
Underwear at under prices. Today
we hope to 6ee them go like chaff before
Balbrlggan Shirts and Drawers; our
39c. and 50o. qualities; the shirt cuffs and
the ribbed bottoms on drawers; full
regular made; a completeliue of blzes..S5c
Fancy-tinted Lisle-finished Balbrlggan
Shirts and Drawers; light blue, pink, sal
mon, and lilac; ribbed bottoms; full fash
ioned teams, and regular-made cuffs; front
and neck bound with silk binding; pearl
buttons on both shirts and drawers; all
sui's; you can't even duplicate them else
where for 75c; "while we offer several
hundred dozen at 39c. EACH
A new shipment of lightweight, bleached
Jean Drawers, made with cither string
or btochlnett bottoms; sizes from 30 to
41, a special bargain at 25c
The best quality of PepperellJenn Draw
ers, made with double-stitched scams, and
rc-enrorced seats, string or stockinett bot
toms.sizes to fitauy man.sliortaiul stout,or
long and slim, the kind you pay COc for
you buy here for 38c
Cheviot and Madras Outing Shirts, made
of real light-weight material, in neat pat
terns, no starch necessary to make" them
look dressy; all sizes. Special 39c
Men's Faultless Night Robes, some en
tirely plain, others with neat em
broidered fronts, full 52 inches
long, in all sizes 39c
lflc Men' ITnIf Hoe for ia X-2c
We have been told quite ofen that we
are giving the best value in men's hose yet
offered in this city 40 gauge lb consid
ered a fine thread, and double soles and
high-spliced heels make them very lasting.
Come in uav.ural-tan and black. Colors
warranted fait nud any size, from 9 toll.
Boys' Laundered Blouses and Shirtwaists
we have them in any style made. The
patterns are exceedingly pretty and-nead
and the colors absolutely fast; ages from
4 to 14 years; two values condensed into
one price 50o and 78c kind 39c
This department is open until
10 p. hi. on Saturdays.
8th and Market Space.
All mail orders receiva prompt attention.
White Pine (Good) Dresned, 2c.
l rjhhay & Co.. 6th and N. Y. ave.
Men's Summer Suits.
2,500 All-wool Suits in
Plaids, Stripes, Cheviots,
Blue and Black Serges and
Clay Diagonals they're
regular $15 Suits.
Reefer "-nits (TO Ffl
45 values for . $1,311
LEASING OF PUBLIC LANDS
Secretary Alger's Views of the B.
& 0. Railroad Bill.
TTe Favors Retaining AM Reserve
tions., but 1'refers Selling to
Lending the 1'arliH.
The Secretary of War has just returned
to the Senate Committee on the District
of Columbia his views on the bill to
authorise the sale or lease of rei-ervatloii
201 to the Baltimore and Ohio I&ilroad.
Secretary Alger says that he is earnestly
in favor of retaining all of thee reser
vations for breathing spaces, the purposes
for allien they were originally intended
Should Congress, however, deem it Iwjc
to sell this particular one he suggests tint
it be appraised and sold at auction at .1
priccnot less than theappraised valuation,
Secretary Alger callh attention to a re
port of Col T A Bingham, the officer in
charge of the public buildings and grouuds
in the District.
Col. Bingham submits a mass of corre
pondeiue on this subject and concludes
with The following statement: "The patk
bpaes In tiienortlieast section of Washington
are rather limited, ascorapaied wliliouvr
sections, and no icason b teen why this
corporation ehould be allowed to make 'ts
trespass peimnneut and its damage to
the benutirying of that part ol the city be
yond remedy. The beautifying of the Na
tional Capital is moie desirable for the
nation than the meie local comenience of
The noard of Awards in the Wedderhurn
patent competition, which is held niontli
ly, met at the offices of the firm iast
niirht to determine the lucky inventors in
the May contest. The board is composed
of United States Senator William M. Stew
art, chaiiman; Representative Claude A.
Swanson, ex Senator Charles H. Gibson
Mr. Arthur C 2Ioses, of the firm of W. II.
Moses & Sons, und Mr. John 'J. Eckloff.
The awards are a prueot $150 in cashand
a handsome gold medal, which are given
to the authors of the simplest and most
useful devices submitted to the firm lor
patenting during the preceding month.
An unusually large number of Inventions
were entered In the May competition, aiid
nearly half a hundred inventors, clients of
the firm, were present to learn this de
rision, of the board Each Invention was
fully described by the speciul expert em
ployed in prosecuting the application for
patent theieon, and when the board was
informed as to the merits of the- devices
an executive session was held and the
awards made as follows: First prize, to
Itev. Anthony K Felton, of Upper San
dusky, O., for an ingeniously contrived
detachable button: gold medal to Louis
Riet, of Minneapolis, Minn., for a novel
self-feeding ratchet drill.
Befrcshments "were served during the
evening, and the occasion proved as enjoy
able as it was novel. it
for Men and Bovs. Crash
Suits, Serge Suits, Wool Crash
Suits. Serge Pongee, Silk,
Mohair, Alpaca, Serge, Drap
d'Ete Coats and Coats and
Straw Hats, all popular
shapes and braids. Crash Golf
Negligee Shirts, Gauze Un
derwear, Washable Neckwear,
and all tother summer wear
ables for Men and Boys. The
best qualities of everything.
Newest styles and lowest
RoMnson & Chery Co.,
12th and P Sts. N. W.
Clothen, FurnUhlngo. Hats. Shops.
Flooring:, clear, $1.75 per 100 fti
Fraufc Libbey & Co., 6th and N. Y. ave.
Yale and Harvard Eat of the
Wormwood' of Defeat.
ITUACANS WJLb WITH JOY
Cornell Crosse tjlle Line Two and
n Half Lengths Ahead of Yale,
with TInrvR.rjl, KxhauHted, Lgln5
Six LMiKtliB lrehlnd A Triumph
for the Ainerlchu Stroke.
Toughkeepsle, N. . June 25. Before
the eyes of the boating woild-Corucll won
todaj a victory so decisive ns to establish
bejoud doubt or cavil her claim tu recog
nition among the foremost American col
leges in aquatic sports. That Yale had
derided this claim and Harvard had only
grudglugly admitted it made the victory
the more glorious. .Nathljro-Hfmj-'nor
tu Cnmson could do will enough to make
th' HtUe men from pornell exert- them
selves, and with the other two crew spent
and bieatniess, the winners shot on past
1 the line and pulled gayly down the river for
hair a mile to their launch, as fresh as K
they -were beginning instead or finishing
the greatest race In American college
oniia-'B. Yalj finished second, two and a
half lengths behind, and Harvard, with
one man in the bottom of the boat, barely
crossed tlie line, six lengths further back,
before her men collapsed utterly.
Three .distinct sYstenu ot rowing were
HaieiV hoys learned and faithfully prac-
t ed his"cohJtlnahon r tiia English and
Ari.ericarVstrokes" Harvard relied upon the
guidance; of P.c JLehrtiann, the Cambridge
University, jnan, wjno came to tnis country
to teach the- American college the Jing
Ush stroke. Tliattlie rc-sultof the race was
a trlumnh.for' tbe!AnKrlcan stroke cannot
be denied To "i'dle the second position
W as as lltter as the third was to Harvard,
perhaps even btteor. Xftle was beaten by
the enemy w-hqm.toYy ears she hasspurned
u-unworthy ofher utel. The feeling of
the "i ale men "vaa that to succumb to
Harvard's prowesstwould be a misfor'une,
but to be beaten by Cornell would mean
Zsot even the most rabid Itharan could
desire a greater triumph. At the half mile
Cornell began f ovfn and kept on'wlunihg
in a sort ofgeomeTrical progression all '.he
way over tticcaurse. At no time did Yale,
who wa next to her mostor theway,make
a spurt thafthe Ithacan crew did not an
swer and glide away from. As rorHar.vird,
the pleasant recollection, of having had
the nose of her shell in. front for nearly
half a minute at the beginning of the iace
la all the comfort to which she Is entitled".
She was never a factor thereafter.
It was 3:40 o'clock when the sterns of
the three shellR were, held by the men in
the staiting boats, and the referee's yacht
steamed slowly toward them, -Referee
Meiklcham standing in tiie bow. There
-wtiB very little wind, Juet enough from the
northwest to give slight relief to the
sweltering thousands-, and the water was
almost smooth. Yale had the Inside
course, nearest the railroad trucks, Har
vard was in the middle, and Cornell had
the outside, or virtually the middle of tlie
stream. The j6sIlion of the Itliacans was
considered the best.
When the referee gap tlie signal to start
par deinonium cut loose. Everybody yelled.
Han-aul nienwere almost insane with joy
as the Lehniann shell,' with a wonderful
6t.vt, bounded into the lead. The men were
pulling thirty-six strokes to the minute
and doing tlie trick cleanly. Yale got
away well, too, aiid was second, the oars
clipping off thirty-seven r and Cornell was
last, thdthacaus rowing thirty-six, wh'ch
wa Urn highest number they pulled during
the entlie race. Then the son3 of Old Eli
began to pull harder and faster, and the
New Haven shell shot ahead.
At the quarter mile post, the blue led
with Harvard second, about one-fourth
or c- length in fronrof Cornell. TheCorncll
Ecoined to be lying back In order to test
the real worth at the other eights, and
the men were, rowing superbly, while
Harvard's clean stylorat the beginning
of the race wa"slowly but surely disap
pearing.,, Xale, tvxj, was not. rowing up
to expectations, vjdthough the men were
getting plenty tif power into their oars
The Ithacans'began to show their mettle
as the half- mile- mark was approached,
and piic) ed their fehelt ahead until thev
were abreast ol Hpryard. The Harvard
Continued- on Second Page.
taess College, 8th andK.
course, $5; day ornight
"White Pine (Etrn Good), Dressed,
3c. a ft. Libbey &Ca. 5Ui and N. Y. ave'
, w -Hi'
on tral. nharlefciCoutmey nau vaupii
Cornell the shoVVsnappy American stroke.
Under thelrjild'CpaSh, Hob Cookv the New
Itobblng the Christian of All Their
Lon'lon, June 25. One of the war cor
respondents of the Dally News telegraphs
from Volo that the Turks are devastating
An examination of the city of Larissa,
which, except for Its garrison of sev
cial thousand Tuikish trcops, resembles
a city of the dead, was made by the
He sajs all the houses in Larissa, except
the 1 evidences of Moslems and the officers
qua'rU'iH, 'lave been completely stripped
of everything they contained. Kc-pectablc
witnCfSt aver that thousands of loads of
plunder have been removed to Elassonaby
officers and men for their private account.
Ominous rumors are iu circulation, that
the city will beburned wiienltibevacuated
A similar condition of affairs obtains in
Turnavos, but the inhabitants of that
place had time to remove many of their
portable giods before the Turks arrived.
The conespondent mentions nine Ul
lages that have been looted and wholly ;
or partially burned. Elsewhere, tiie Turks, j
' under the pretense that they are seeking j
j for arms, mercilessly beat the villagers I
and exact fines in money, cattle, or wool, j
COHNELT, CROSSES UST.
THE GRAND MYAL DISPLAY
Ouc Hundred and Fifty Warships
They Are Moored iu Five Clues
Each of Five Miles iu
Portsmouth, Eng., June 23. Every house
within twenty miles or here is full of
visitors to the naval (Hsplay that will
take place tomorrow. Many people from
London who arrived tliis afternoon found
it impossible to secure beds.
The vast fleet is now all in readiness
There are assembled one hundred and fifty
wni ships- or all kinds, besides twenty ujr
pedo boats. They are moored in five Hues,
each rive miles long, the largest vessels
hung placed nearest the Isle ot Wight.
The lines run from Spithead fort to Os
The several vessels do not include th
foreign warhips, which are moored near
the battleship Renown, the flagship of
Admiral Sh Knowell Salmon, commander-in-chief
at Portsmouth, which is at the
center of the principal line. The foreign
warships will tomorrow form a bixthline
southward of the British fleet.
Admiral Salmon gave a garden party
at the Admiralty House th s afternoon to
the officers of tlie fo:e gn war ship?. The
Right Hon. George J. Goshen, List lord or
Mir ndmiraltv. nres'ded this evening ata
dinner in the town hall to the admirals mil
and other orricera of the foreign and
DEAN F A HRAR'a. SERMON.
Comparison Hefween Grent Hritain
unci Her Neighbor.
London, June 25. Much caustic comment
lias been excited concerning the sermon
preached on Sunday in St. Margaret'b
Church by llean Farrarto the members of
the House or Commons, nil ch "vas not re
ported in tlie London papers Monda j . The
Pall Mall Gazette saj sit s not likely that
any motion will be made in the House f
Commous to print the sermon at public
expense, and adds that If such a proposal
were made it -would meet v.nMi a decided
Instead of conf n ng himself to pleasant
and eloquent generalities concerning the
Queen and her icign, Dean Farrar Indulged
in excursions into political cpiestions and
drew comparisons between Great Britain
and hcrncighbors whlchlt would have been
wiser to have omitted.
IT COST A LIFE.
The Footc V Trial Trip Suoees.fnI,
but Kills, One of. the Crew.
.Annapolln, M0., June 25. The toraedo
boat Foote, which failed to make the re
quired speiwi of twenty-five and one-hall
kuots an hout on her first trial a few days
nso, had a second trial today. She came
back from It successful as far as the sp-aM
requirement was concerned, but with one
member or her crew dead from the heat,
another In a perious condition and several
more badly affected.
When the Foote was going at full speed
the heat in the engine room was terrible
Eerore the measured run was finished John
Waddell, of New York, one of the oilers,
was overcome He was brought up on deck
and all efforts were made to revive him,
but they were unsuccessful Soon after
ward Assistant Engineer Wlnship was also
overcome, but he recovered.
Floorlug, 0, 8, & 10 in. wide, $1.25
per 100 ft. Libbey & Co., 6th andX. Y.ave.
No Kvidence to Prove the Charge
Key Wes6,Fla., June 25. The crew and
the Cubans ou the Dauntless, who were
yesterdav arrested arter ammunition vas
round aboard, were today discharged by
United States Commissioner Julius utto
on the ground that there was no evi
dence to show they were a military or
ganization or intending to commit acts hos
tile to S.patn.
LIGHTNING'S FATAL AVOHK.
Several Pewous Killed In a Georgia
Atlanta, Ga., June 25. The State -vas
visited by a series of disasters from light
ning yesterday. The elwtrical display wait
terrific and the damage to property and the
los or lire had been unprecedented In a
single storm in Georgia. Miss Battle Scott,
the daughter of the mayor of Powder
Springs, thirty miles from here, was
killed by lightning at 7 p. 111 In the
same tow n a bolt struck a threshing ma
chine, tearing It to pieces and so severely
knocking the attendants that thete is llttlo
hope of their recovery, it killing the two
oxeu which were hauling the machine.
At Milucr, Ga., on the Southern Railroad,
Samuel Lawrence, a negro farm han6, was
killed, arother negro was rendered iinron
pclous, and the little son or Mr. J A Far
Icy was badly burned. Mr Farley's barn
cai'ght fire from another stroke, and the
blaze communicated to other i-ortlons of
the property. The loss in bay, grain and
buildings will run up into ihe thousands.
AtCarrollton.Ga., James Downs, Jr ,and
Samuel Connie, both white men, were killed.
The crown of Connie's hat was con:
plet ly torn off and his neck broken.
NEGRO MURDERER LYNCHED.
A Colored Preacher Who Tried to
Shield Him "Whipped.
Jackson, Mis., June 25 John Moses
colored, was lynched at Crystal Springs to
day for the murder of a man named T. W.
Stmng, and a negro Methodist preacier,
who tried to shield Moses, was sevtrely
whipped under the same tree that served
as the gallows.
Last Monday, Mr. Strong sold several
crates of tomatoes in Crystal Springs,
starting home with S8 75 in pocket.
When his wagon reached home Strong
lay in the bottom dead, his head having
been mashed to a Jelly. After three days'
search, Moses was arrested, and confeed
the crime. The mob was held in check by
the sheritf all last night, but by morning
It was much larger, overpowered the sheriff
and secured their victim.
AH OFFICESEEKER ROBBED
Dr. Harrison, of Texas, Ts Relieved
of His Pnrse.
Disappeared from Under His Pillow
nt Hiss Lodging Houe White
Candidate's Colored Boomer.-,.
Another Texas office-seeker has been
lobbed in Washington. Tim victim Is
Dr. M-Harrison. ot Houston, -Texas, who
it anxious to have the President appoint
him po&nmastei of that trifling town, and
now that 3,15 has been stolen from him
nt the Capitol, heismore tnaa overanxious I
that the plum should be bestowed a5
quickly as "possible.
Some Weeks ago he cuine to Washing
ton and began pulling wires for the
Houston postoffice. He had a number of
friends with him, among them being several
colored men who were using their in
fluence. About three weeks ago he took
up his abt.de at the bo.irding-hou-e of Miss
Hostler a comely .md respectable colored
woman, at So. 21 G street northwest.
He engaged a room thereat the advice of
his colored friends and took his meals at
Fritz Reiiter'b, on Jhe Aveuue
Among bis colored friends were M. W.
Lawbon, of Houston; T J Harris, and a
man named" Strohman. Two or three days
ago lie left his purse, containing S3"J, under
the pillow In his bed, having Torgotten it
when U went from the house. Some time
during the day lie had occasion to refer
to the purse and found that it was missing
Then lie remembered having neglected
tn reiilnee It in his Docket. When he went
to look for it, neither purse nor money
could be found, and he complained to tlie
landlady and his friends. Yesterday he
left the house and sought another ubode. J
Then, is no clew as to who obtalusd the
RiiMHinn Wnr-dilp Sinks.
St. Petersburg, June 25. The Russian
warship Gangut, belonging to tie Caltic
fleet, struck a submerged reef orf Transund
during a storm and sunk. Her crew were
Flooring, Alabama, one color, 2
centsafoot. Libbey & Co., 6th &M. Y. ave.
11 ruce mm WEST
Attempt to Ljncli Johnson Leads
THE NEGROES OPENED FIRE
One AVhlte Man Killed and Several
"Wounded Lohm of the iilaehis Uu-Iju'jwii-The
Firing Is, Kept Up
All Through tlie Night Presi
dent aicKiuley Asked lor Troops.
Key " 'W esCffli., "Junezo. This-city
has been in the bands of a wildly excited
and upiounoub crowds or negroes for the
past forty-eight hours, culminating In the
killing of William Gardener last night
and the wouudlng of five other whites.
When tlie sensational scene at the trial
ot Johnson at the courtroom yesterday was
followed, and a large number posted them
selves around it as gUaius. Tuiy would
not allow any one to tome near, and for
a time it was practically blockaded. Fi
nally Sheriff Knight managed 10 get In
side, and lu pohted his deputies to com
mand It thoroughly.
Tne Key West Guards were called out
in tne evening, but it was found tnen inac
the negroes, had been smart enough to
blockade tne armory, and mat tnei could
not get in to secure their arms The
armory is in the same building a the jail
and hence when tne negro mob had tne
3ui! they held the key to tlie situation.
Tnemiluiamet ebewhjre uud armed them
selvei, as well as possible and joined in
witli the .other whites to defend them
selves and then homes.
Later in me afternoon an attempt was
made to mob Col. Pendleton Tor his share
In the attempt to lynch Johnson. He was
waylaid near bis Louse and seeral shots
rired at him. He retreated into thehous,
and with some rriends sent back shot Tor
shot until the negroes retreated. It is re
ported that two were shot in this encoun
ter, as the negroes were seen to carry off
several of their number. They will not
say anything abouc it, however.
Later an immense crowd gathered at the
Jail square and for some time pandemonium
reigned. Blaokb were In a righting mood
and they swore to clean out the wlanu of
.whites if Johnson was Injured in the least
'-They rorn,ed themselves into companies
and paraaed all around the jail and then
began parading up and down mmiic of the
streets. The whites were pretty weU
armed by this time, but being in "such a.
minority, could only wait ana watch.
A party of fifty went down to the jail
aliout midnight to try and get into the
armory. The negroe orclare'd Shem to halt,
and as they did not obey opened riie.
This the whiles returned, and for several
minutes the ruing was general and there
was scattering for shelter. The whites
were outnumbered and could do little.
William Gardnei was killed and five other
whites wounded, only one severely.
ThK enraged the white, but as the ne
groes were in such force they could do little
and they retreated. The blacks rollowi d
them ror a little distance and then returned
to the Jail. They must have atieastlo&l ten
men, as many weie seen to fall and grjans
were heard by the deputies In the jail,
but no bodies have been found and the s t
uation is such that no details can be tad
Firing was again begun a tJ.ort timclater
by some whites, who attempted to stam
pede the negroes on guard, but the latter
were well armed and replied so sharply rhat
their assailants soon left. All through ihe
night the firing was kept up, but no addi
tional loss of 1 fe has been reported up
to this hour.
The streets are Tilled with excited men,
most or the whites being at the upper end
or the town, and the negroes down by
The authorities arc badly handicapped.
The regulars here, two batteries of United
States troops, cannot be called out by
the local authorities. Sheriff Knlghc
wired Gov. Bloxham this afternoon for
aid and to call on the War Department to
older out the regulars. The Tampa troops
could not be had here for thlrty-.4x hours,
and if the negroes knew that they had
been ordered they would likely try and
force r. collision before they came. The
sheriff has sworn In a force of seventy five
men, and they are trying to keep order,
but the negroes so much outnumber the
whites that their authority is little re
bperted. The prospects are grave now
and tonight more noting is expected.
The whites are at white heat over the
killing of Gardner, while the negroes are
so wrought up that they will stop at
nothing now, especially If any attempt Is
made to lynch Johnson, anil this the whites
bwear will be done If the regulars can
be ordered out at once, this may save the
ciVy, but not otherwise, as the negro do
not regard the sheriff or his deputies, feel
ing their superiority of numbers
The Marblehead Is away, too. Her
marines and sailors would have been a
great factor here in keeping peace. Mrs.
Atwell is very low tonight She Is in a
delicate condition, and the shock and
rough treatment m.iv occasion her death
If so, Johnson will be lynched if it takes
every man on the Island to do it.
President McKln'ey late yeterday af ter
noou received th telegram mentioned in
the alxjve dispatch, from the governor of
Florida. It stated that the governor feared
thatn raeer'ot was imminent ntKey P.'est
Tlie governor asked the President to orler
out United States troops to assist the
mil authorities in maintaining order- The
telegram stated that the militia ould
nofc reach the scene of disturbance in tun
to prewut trouble, butthat Govern
ment troops from Pcns.icola could do so
The President sent for Secretary Alcer
and Attorney General McKenna. and after
a conference life President decided to tele
giaph for more explicit informal 'on and
detailed account of conditions. This dis
patch was sent out alout G o'clock, and
the President decided not to order Di'S
troop until he received an answer, wh'ch
was satisfactory as to the urgency for the
im lediale presence of the United State
troops at ICey West.
Sten.iii-.hip Aden Overdue.
London, June 25. Great anxiety Is
felt for' the safety of the Pnciric line
steamship Aden, which left STokohnmi
on J nnc 1 for London with a number of
passengers and n valuable cargo. and Ma
not ycr been repotted at port.
Lncv's rnre food Jc cream none- better.
One per gallon ni-Hia V. Y ave nw.
I Flooring (Good) one width, SlJiO
per 100 ft. UbbeyS.Co..9tiiaad. Y.ave.
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