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Tin Ctreahtea of THE TIHI3 Yesterday
I er unc tmmami, m t iiimiumiiu raewrrs.
jmtHMy flittering Wedttetday t-ftemoen
or aij-ht, variable winds, beoomlag nnitli
WASHINGTON, WEDNESDAY MORNINGr, JULY 14, 189T-EIGHT PAG-ES.
MARCHING WITH GOMEZ
The Times Correspondent Joins
the Cuban General.
MOVING TOWARD HAVANA
The Cuban Says, the Only Sort nf
"War "Weyler Kuuw.i How to Make
Is a "War of Lie JlueV-Not IVaut
3UcKiuIey Houic-Ilule Solution.
Host Have Independence.
"j Cardenas, Frovldcncc of Matanzas, Cuba,
July 7. Tlie correspondent or The 'Wash
ington Times, after traveling on horsebick
clgnt dayb from the City ct Caidenos, on
the oorlli coast of Matanzas, Joined the
column of Gen. Gomez, on the east side of
the Uiver Hanabaua. Gomel's force, about
2,000 strung, mostly cavalry, was watch
ing the movements of the Spanish column
of G.000, under Viscaya, and marching
westward toward Havana. Uen.Carnllo
wan with Gomez.
I could not speak to Gomez until lute in
- the evening. He now looks 'very much
older than he really is, and he stoops a
little more than he aid a year ago, but lie
appears as strong as ever ana his eyes
t;-a.rkle with all his old energy. When I
i-poke to Mm of the report circulated .n
Havana by Weyler that he ana Gen
Cal.xto Garcia were bitter enemies, he said:
"That ib the only sort of war that "Wey
ler knows how to make a war cf lia.
His evident failure before this whole world
when he promised to overcome the revolu
tion in less tlian a year compels nim to
employ falsehoods in order to raise thehopes
Oi hpain and induce the Span ish government
tc- moitgage aad sell t lie last, properties of
the nation to send him money. If Gairia
and I were divided our campaign would
not be so effective as it is."
To the question how long, in his opinion,
the war would last, he answered "I never
live to pose as n prophet as the Spanish
gcneraltfh). Martinet Campos .atdiiiai I.e
would vra after the rainy season of 1$Q5
was over He did not. Weyier said the
eosite thing a year later. IIiu prophecy -also
was worthless I can only saj that Cuba
will be freed by this war, and th it I be
lieve the end is near Kow we are moving
to the west, and how far vvett we shall
go 1 cannot say, because that depends
on tbe necessity of the campaign I
wil niHreti to the very gates of Havana. Jf
necessary, to force Weyler to bring back
to the wot the formidable armv he u. s
taken to the east If I-Euccted in this, I
will Ic satisfied for the luonient.
"The gicat object in tins war is to tiie
out the Spanish until we get our opi.or
tunity to mike a big Wow. If I bad
30,000 rifles and live good cauium I
could take Havana, but without, these
munitions I mutt wait- Not. having suv.li
a laige and well provided army as Spain
has put In the field, time is my great le
Eouice. The iesult is Hat in tix monthb
of campaigning in Santa Claia province
I liave disabled by this plan or warfare
more tban 25,000 Spanish soldiers, in
cluding those killed by men and those
killed by the climate in the constant
movements I fcae obliged them to make
Qtrougltout the province. Can you t. 1
me in how many of the big battles of
history 2r.,000 men have been killed?"
With regard to help from the United
Elctet, Gen. Gomez said:
"I have no great hopes of the interfer
ence of the American Government m our
faovr. According to my i nformatlon, Pru
dent McKlnley is inclined toward the home
rule Hdation, which is no solution at all.
This is a war to the death for independence
aad nothing but independence will we ac
cept. To talk of home rule is to idle away
time. But I have hopes that the United
State.! sooner or later will recognize our
tjclligcreacy. It Is a question of mere
justice, and, in spite of all the arts of
di;Um.acy, justice wins in the long ren.
Tiie day wc arc recognized as belligerents
I can name a fixed time for the end of the
"With regard to paying an Indemnity
to Spain, that is a question of amount.
A 2er ago we could pay 100,000,000,
nnd 1 was ready lo agree to that. Now
that Spain ewes more than 400,00n.000,
TV will not pay so much. I do not feel
so much inclined now to this busings as
before. Time has passed, and our triumph
is nearer. Do we need to pay Spain when
she is on the eve of total defeat?"
pHring tbe night Gomez passed the river
Into Matanzas, and I took the. train at
Amarilas, unnoticed by the Spaniards, as
though I were a guernllcro of their . wn
army, and returned to Cardenas.
AX AMERICAN ASSASSINATED.
Col. Charles Gordon Taken Pris
oner nnd Immediately Killed.
Havana, July 13. Col. Charles Gordon,
a we'l-kiiovvn American, who served in
the Cuban army, and was in high favor
w-ith Gen. Gomez, on account of his in
telligence and bravery, has been assassi
nated by the Spaniards in the same man
ner that Charles Govin was murdered last
year in the province of Havana.
A few days ago Gordon accompanied
a liand of Culwns who were sent under
Col. Aulet to attack the town of Ciego
ilontero, near Cienfuegos. As soon as
the attack began the Spanish guerrillas
or Cartagena, 200 strong, commanded by
Major Cotomn, arrived and overpowered
tile inwrgenls. Gordon, surrounded by
100 Spaniards, Mirrendered, and gave
bib name and nationality, v
"Wlien Goteron learned that the priwiicr
ws an American, he Bald to his men:
"KW Mm immodiMtuI)- If we let him
to Havana, Lee will claim Mm."
Gattfon wa hacked to rfoces with ina
oMtafe. aad two other prisoners were
X.UACTUK CLUBS IN SESSION.
2Cew Promise Prom Republican
Orators nt Detroit.
IlPtmlt, Mich.. July 13 The tenth an
nual convowltoa of the National League of
2UttHiMlca Clubs opened its session nt 11
o'Cloek Uiib morning in the Auditorium.
Itov. 1L J Service delivered the invoca
tion, ftskiag tbe blesbingsof God on Presi
dent McKlnley, and to save the nation from
any tarnUUmciit of its character.
Gov. Pingroe then delivered the welcome
on bebair or the State of Michigan. Mr.
Pingree said: "I am glad to see you here
If Yon "Wnnt a Reliable Cnrpenter
call Llbbcy & Co., 6th and N. Y. ave.
with biiiiling faces. It means prosperity.
The Republican party was bornin .Michigan
"Jour mceJng here thould be an inspira
tion." Col. Henry M. Duffield, or Detroit, made
the address of welcome on behalf of the
cjty. Hon. B. N Dingley, president of the
Michigan Republican League, addressed the
jlclega't" In behalf of tl:e tongue
Pic-itU'iit Wooduiansec, In his annual ad
dress, treated of the fad tliac some pionn
l.ent Republicans had never -con fit to
iiffillate with the league, and predicted
th.it the league would retaliate
Al the ' lose of his address he withdrew
from the race for the presidency or the
The most prominent candidates for the
presidency ure Col. O. I Berry, of Chicago,
Hon. L. J. Crawford, of Newport, Ky ,
Fred. W Flltz, of Scrnnton, Pa , and
Grant Fellows, of Michigan.
DA VI 1S MAKES REPLY.
Gies tlie Caundian Side if the Senl
Loudon," JnTy 13. In an inteivlew to
day the Hou. Louis H Da-vies, CinadUn
minister of marine and iisheiies, who is
visiting this city on business coimeited
with the Dominion, said that Canau.i
thought the award of the Bering Sea
tiibunal .f aibitiation was too stmigetit,
but had loyally accepted it. It was
thought that the icstnctious would de
stioy pelagic sealing, but extra exertion
and skill in tbe use of peimisslble weapons
bad made a fair show, whciefote t lie
United Staes pressed foi teveier reg.ila-ti'iu'-.
Canada had pioperly iLiu&ed to
agree to this without proof tlat the pies
cnt regulations endaugeied thj ti.ilrt.
The consensus of opinion among the
British, American, and Canadian com
missioners was that the seals were in no
danger of extinction. It was too late
to do anything this season in regard
to the proposal of the United States for
a conference thi year of the commissioners
end officials of the various governments
The Untlsh government had decided that
there was no need to alter the present
regulations. The Pans award had been
made after the fullest deliberation, and
it could not be changed before the date
set for its expiration, except with the
mutual consent of the countries interested.
The Canadians would not abandon a valu
able industry and Great Britain demanded
a stronger case than had yet been sub
mit! ed before it would consider the fct'g
geetion that the Canadians be bought
In "tnc!uion, Mr. Davis said:
"From the evidence that I have ex
amined, I am confident that the full l'rnlt
of restrictions had been reached under
the pre-ent regulations. No doubt Great
Britain and the United States desire the
prevention of tlie destrurtion of the herd,
but the difference btvvrcn the Americans
and us is that they have not accepted in
their hearts the Paris award. The herd
is no more tluirs than ours."
FATAL FLAME AND SMOKE
Mother anil Children Dead and
Father a Having Maniac.
Many Persons Injured in on Early
Morning Conflagration in
New York, July 13 -Smoke from a smart
fire in the rear or a five-story tenement
oi (ole btieet, Jersey City, early this
morning frightened the tenants so, that
on awakening, many of them leaped fiom
the windows. Tbeic were no tire escapes
on the building. One woman leceived
fata! injuiies her child was surfocated to
death, the fathcr'h reason was unbalam ed
by the thock, a girl was severely hurt, and
many other persons wereovertoaie.
Mrs. William Zeigler, who was fatally
Injured, jumped froma third stoiy wl.idow.
Her husband seized their three-j ear old
daughter, and with her on one arm slid
down a water pipe to-safcty. He then dis
covered that the fire was not in the ten
ement and dashed back to his rooms to
sale his six months old baby.
When he emerged from the smoke into
tho open air the baby was dead. The
fatal injuries of his wife and the death
of the child made Zeigler frantic, and
he became so -violent that four policemen,
who had arrived by this time, had to
struggle with him. Zeigler lost his
mind and this morning was in a straight
jacket at St. rrantis' Hospital.
Bertha Zeigler, the three-year-old child,
who was carried from the building by
her father, ditd. She was nearly suffo
cated when rescued and could not be
THE BELLICOSE TORTE.
Berlin, July 13. A Constantinople dis
patch asserts that the Porte has sent lo
the Shah of Peraa an ultimatum demand
ing the withdrawal of the Persian troops
from Turkish territory near KerLela. The
ultimatum asserts that a refusal to comply
with the demand will be accepted as a
declaration of war.
Ru---sla is believed to be behind Persia
and the government of that country will
disregard the ultimatum
MRS. HAY'S NARROW ESCAPE.
The Pole of. nn Omnibus Crashed
ThroiiKh Her Landnu.
London, July 13.-"Whi!c Col. John Hay,
the Aneucan ambassador, and Mrs. Hay
w ere going to a ball at Dorchc-ter House
on Monday night the pole of an omnibus
craMi.-vl through the roar of their landa-j.
Mrs. Hay was leaning forward to talk to
her husband, who was bitting eppoMte
her, and It was to this that she owes her
escape from serious Injury, as the pole
would have struck herin the head had she
been bitting upright.
Mrs. and Miss Hay, wife and daughter
of the American ambassador, will tail
for New Turk on August 1
WARD'S WIPE TRITE TO HIM.
It Is Said He Bus Received Finan
cial Aid From Her.
San Trancisco, July 13 It is reported
today that W Rui-seil Ward, tiie English
man who Induced Mrs John Bradbury to
elope with him fiom Los Angeles, has
received financial aid by cable from nib
wire in England, and that if he escapes
prosecution by the local Society for the
Suppression or Vice, he will join her there
Trom the speed with which the proceedings
against Mrs Bradbury were dropped, it is
evident that the prosecution of Ward will
be a mere form, as the friends of Col
nrndhury are doing all In their power to
suppiess the scandal.
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10 PENALTY FOR RHODES
The Chief Transvaal Conspirator
Will Go Unscathed.
AN INVESTIGATION FUSCO
Ileport of tho Committee of the
rioiihe of CoumioriH Rep roved
Rhodes iiuil His Associates ns a
Mutter of Coure, but SuuyestsJ
London, July 1 3. The result of the lakora
of the committee appointed by the Ho'.te
of Commons to conduct an inquiry into the
Transvaal raid turns out to be a greater
fiasco than wab anticipated. Two re
torts were presented by the committee to
the Houseof Commons todaj . The majority
report condemns the raid, as in duty Lound,
and severely rerioves Cecil Rhodes, the
head and front of the Erithsh South Africa
Comranv, T. J. Newton, colonial secretary
of Berhanaland. and Sir Graham John
Bovver, imj rrml secretary to the Lritish
high commissioner in boath Africa. It
also eoneiates the british colonial nif ice
f i inn all complleiity In or knowledge of .he
raid, but no suggestion is made lor the
piaetical punishment of the chief con
spirator, not even for liib contumacy in
refusing to picduce ceitain telegram" de
manded Ly the committee. The rerort
mildly observes on the latter point tliatit
weiild require too much time o discipline
The report says: "Whatever justification
there might have been for the action of
the people of Johnnneshuig, there wab
none for Rhodes' conduct in subsidizing,
organizing and stimulating a movement
against the goveinmentof the South Afri
can Republic. Rhodes' heavy responsi
bility icmains, notwithstanding the fate
tnat at the last moment Jameson invaded
the Transvaal without hib d rect sanction.
The committee Unds that he fcr.ously eni
banassed both the imperial and colonial
governments by his proceedings, which re
sulted In an astounding breach of inter
national comity. He utlizcd his portion
and the great interests which he con
Imlled in order to assist and support a
revolution and deceive the British Mgh
Commissioner, and concealed hib v ievvs from
his colleagu.s in the colonial rninistrj and
from the Loard of the British .outh
Africa Company directors, Be.t and Ma
guirc .done, in the opnion of tho "om
mittee, having had cognizance of Rhodes
p! I lib.
"The committee Is also of the opinion
that Lord Rosemead, British high commis
sioner. Colonial Secretary Chamberlajn.
and l.is under sect etanes, Were blamele-s,
and that Fir Graham Bower was guilty of
a gra e deieiicMon or duty. Impeiial Sec
retary Newton failed also, but in a less
The committee condemns the raid, but
is of the opinion that there is nothing to
be gained by the proposed exteusion of
the inquiry into the administration of
the British South African Company.
Mr. Labouchere has submitted a minority
rcporr in which he says:
"The rnd was deviled simply in order
that wealthy men might become more
wealthy As regards Rhodes, he may
have been influenced to a certain extent
by a vague and hazy Idea of a "a,t
African federation under the British
flag from the .Vile to Cape Town, in which
he would piny the leading part, but I
cannot acquit him also of having been
Influenced by financial consideration.
The exact object sought bv the chartered
.company is not clear, but I do notconsider
cii.tu me uigii personages in the board
did their duty as responsible directors "
Mr. Lf.bouchere does not find that any
persons connected with the government
in South Arriea were cognizant or tie
pint, except those who have been con
demned in the majority report, but he
doer, find that Sir John WHIoughbyand the
other ofiheis of the British army who took
part in the mid did so In the belief thatit
was undertaken with the knowledge and
approval of the imperial authorities There
fore, tlHrpuiu-hmcntexcec'Ied their fault,
and it is cmly consistent with justice that
their commibsious should be restored to
Mr Libouchere adds that Rhodes and
Beit merit severe punishment He eon
demns the ex-premier of the Cape Colony,
but In terms hardly in execs of those em
ployed by the majority. These two men,
he says, one a British statesman and the
other a financier of German nationality,
have disgraced the good name or England,
which it ought to he the object of nil
Englishmen to maintain pure and nnde
fiied. The raid was one of the most dis
graceful episodes in the country's history.
Air Labouchere concludes his report
with an expression of regiet that the
alleged complicity of the colonial office
was not probed to the bottom, in order
to entirely rerwnc the idea that theie
may have been some truth in the state
ments made by witnesses that the secret
alms of Rhodes were more or less clearlv
revealed to Colonial Secretary Chamber
lain and Assistant Under Secretary Fair
child. SUES FOR ANOTHER MILLION.
Claus SprecUels' Third Libel Ac
tion Against IV. R. Hearst.
San Francisco, July 13.-CIaus Spreckels,
the mlll'onaire sugar refiner, today filed a
tl.ird libel sultfor $1,000,000 against W. R
Hearst, or the San Francisco Examiner;
Managing Editor Lawrence, and Exchange
Ed.toi Auke. The inclusion or thcexchange
editor m the suit is due to the item that
orrended him. Ic was not news, but
merely a bit or reprint from the Petaluma
Courier, a small dally paper In Sonoma
county. Here is the offending Item:
"Claus Spreckels has a $50,000 bath
tub and a reputation which has needed .ts
constint and uninterrupted use for several
Then the complaint goes on to say that
this little item was captioned thus. "Hib
Busy Bath Tub." Spreckels did not care
for the publication in a country paper, but
the complaint says when it was repro
duced in a large city journal he feels
damaged to the extent of SI, 000,000. It
is evident from this suit that Spreckels
has started in on a plan to bring a libel
suit every time Hearst's paper libels or
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TIE 11EMT1 TREATS
An Attempt to Be Made to Se
cure a Favorahle Report.
WILL BE CALLED UP TODAY
Possibility That, a. Quorum May
Not He Present The Attitude of
Japan nnd Her Desire to Main
tain Friendly Relations As to tho
Protect of Minister Hoslil.
An attempt to secure a favorable report
from the Senate Committee on Foreign
Relations on the Hawaiian annexation
trefltj will be made today. Senator Dav is,
tbe chairman of ftfe committee, said ves
teiday that at today's meeting ne would
try to have action taken so that the treaty
could he reported to the Senate. Although
it is not expected that the treaty will be
disposed of at this session of Congress, the
impression among advocates of annexation
that the situation demands Immediate ac
tion niav result in causing the matter 10
1t taken up at mice. This impression, how
ever, is not borne out by the attitude of
Japan, as off iciallv expressed in her notice
ou the subject. These notes have been of
a umfoimly temperate tone. .Japan has
given positive assurance that she has no
designs on the Pacific republic, and the
only seeming inconsistency Is contained
In the rviut set forth in Minister Hoxhi'd
protest to Secretary Sherman that the
the maintenance of tlie status quo in Hawaii
is essential to tlie good understanding of
tl.e powers which have Interests in the
While this statement has not been lost
sight or tiy the Administration. President
McKlnley told the members of the Cabinet
at yesterday's meeting that he was not
alarmed The situation was talked over
by the President and Cabinet, but nothing
of an interesting character developed. It
is said that tlie intention to send the
battleship Oregon to Honolulu was the
principal feature of the conversation, and
that the reasons for assigning such a
large vesscl to Hawaiian waters were ex
plained for the benefit of ti.ose Cabinet
officers who knew nothing about the
The friendly feeling which has char
acterised Japan's relations with the United
States Is shared by the present Tokto min
istry. AH the correspondence with tlie
State Department about Hawaii has shown
a desire lo maintain these relations, even
at great cost to Japanese pride.
The correspondence between the Toklo
and Honolulu governments over the immi
gration question, which has been fur
nished the State Department, also indi
cates that Japan hopes for a settle
ment of its claims on a peaceable basis
The uneasy feeling among advocates or the
treaty in Washington appears to be a re
'lection of the apprehension existing In
Honolulu, and made known to the State
Department by Mr. Hatch, the Hawaiian
minister here, in his hope that the rati
fication of the treaty would be expedited
on account of tlie attitude of Japan. If it
were not for the reference to the status
quo in Minister Hoshi'3 protest, the un
easiness among officials of the Govern
ment would be considerably lessened, but
as matters stand, the advisability of
ratifying the treaty as quickly as possi
ble and' of keeping, an adequate naval
force at Honolulu is indorsed by those
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THE PINAL TRIBUTE.
BUT WHO WILL OFFER IT?
who areanvo JSto rousumnv .etlieair.algn
ma'.ioa of Hawaii and the United Satts.
There ts; some. doubt whethtui.a iiuqruui
can be secured by the Committee on For
eh'n Relations today, Senator Frye, an
earnest advocate or annexation, Is in .Maine,
and Senators Lodge and Gray may not
be able to be present. Senator Daws haa
prepared a favoraP." report which he will
ask the committee to adopt. Ihe with
drawal of the" wooden ship Marion from
Honolulu Is to be followed by the transfer
of a better vessel, probably the gunboat
Bennington, to take her place before the
battleship Oregon goes to Hawaii.
It was said at the Navy Department
yesterday that the Marion would remain
In Hawaiian waters until the other essei
arrived there. It has been practically de
cided to send the gunboat Bennington to
Honolulu to relieve the Marion, for whose
recall orders have been sent to San Fran-
'sco. The date of the battleship Oregon's
departure is unct rtain. She is now at Port
Angeles, "Wash , and Is due at San Francisco
Saturday. The Philadelphia will remain at
Honolulu until the Oregon arrives there
REAPS TBE WAGES OF SIN
George Wymau Fremont Brought
to Justice at Last.
Clever Swindling Game Carried on
for Years, An Educated Negro
New York, July 1 3. George "Wynmn Fre
mont, a bright-ejed negro, who said that
he was a member of the "Washington bar,
was convicted today before Recorder Goff,
In general sessions, of swindling tlie Uev
Dr. IX A. Hradley. vicar of St Agnes'
Chapel. The conviction breaks down a
scheme that Fremont and a. confederate
worked s-Jecessrutlj for nearly three years,
iu which time they got money from .some of
tlie most conspicuous citizens of this city.
IS. Junior- and Vahinton,to carry on the
work of an institution that had no exist
ence oxcip in a circular that Fremont drew
up. The imaginary iimitutlon was ralfrd
"The rrcmont PolvtciiiiUr Sclwol for "he
Education of Colored Children," and was
represented by Fremont to be at No 22
North Columbus street, Alexandria, va.
Fremont represented himself as the presi
dent and treasurer, and I12 had a curriculum
showing that everything from shoemaking
and cooking to astronomy and pathology
He started the scheme In 1895, repre
senting the school to be an experiment in
uplifting the children of his race. District
Attorney Olcott had in court today a pile
of letters. Among those who said they
had given money to Fremont were Dr.
Morgan DK, ex-rrcsfdent Cleveland's
pliysli Ian; William B. Honiblower, H. H.
Carrmann, Everett l Wheeler, James C
Carter and the Rev. Drs. Henry Van Dyke
and C. D. "W. Biidgeman and R. neber
I-ewton These are only a few of thousands
that Fremontls alleged to have swindled.
ne got alleged commendations of the
fictitious school from Gen. Fitzhugh Lee
and United States Senator John W. Daniei.
He got out a circular bearing the names of
ninety-one New Yorkers, all of whom he
had seen and from whom, it is said, lu
got money. He used the indorsement
of Gen. Lee and Senator Daniel very ef
fectively in Washington.
Fremont made his collecting tours in
company with another colored man, John
Cheshire, who was arrested with him, but
was discharged In the magistrate's court
in tals city
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IRE SCANDAL II SUGAR
Statesmen Profit by tlie Unpre
THOUSANDS OE DOLLARS WON
It Is Alleged That Tariff Senators
Were in a Deal "With the Sugar
People to Foree Up the Price and
That Hnvemeyer Expects a Row-aid
for His. Servicer.
The stock of the American Sugar Re
fit ing Company was "bought" yesterday
and Monday in laige blocks by "Washing
tot, brokeiage houses. This Is a fact
beyond dispute They were in eery
case the houses with Congtessioual on
neetions. The smaller brokers with no
inside Capitol information and their ciio
tomcis had no benefit from the great
rise In the stock, which occtined. There
wus no general tip out.
11 is a significant fact in this conecUott
that the veiy houses which Leganto-bF
so ravenously had, tip to a certain mo
mem, Munit, I een short." Tbe cSaajse
fro"i one side i.f the market to the oltw
w.ts accomplished in a ery short tunc.
an 1 b all the houses at tins sarue time.
These facts are easily ascertainable.
The accusations floating on F sttet yes
terday ir ieferettcu to their meaning, al
though they cannot be proven, nerbape,
are nevertheless very naturally and aiHMt
unavoidably deduced fiom the evidence.
It is asserted again that Senators who
helped frame tbe Senate sugar ataettoie
were pui. bakers of Sugar y enter day and
Monday, ami that tbey were winner i
the extent of tbouands of dollars by toe
rise in Sugar from 129 to 1ST 5-d.
Tlie generally believed story of ihe sit
uation is 1 hat a st long cutubtaaltan of
Sugar people, brokers and statesmen, have
been the cauo if the weakness cf Snear
for the last two weeks. II iTemejer wns
in this arrangement. Ho sold Sugar with
much flourish not long ago, to let the
country know tltat he believed the ta'iff
legislation would be ruinous to His otietiws.
Ostensibly he did this. In reality, he
kei-t his. Sugar.
Mr. Jbn ICeenc. the broker, wa In the
deal. He went short and induced an im
mense lollo'ving. A large part of the
general traders were short. The name of
the Senator need not be mentioned. They
may be inferred.
On Monday the "Washington brokerage
houses with the underground connections to
the Capitol began the last move in the
sugar deal. The Senators who were ia
the combination gave out the Information
aa an absolute fact that the- Senate sugar
schedule would become a law. It docs
not matter for the deal whether the Senate
schedule is saddled on the country or noo
It is said to be probable that this will
b.; prevented In part. The Washington
brokers and their customers knew how
to believe it temporarily at least. Nearly
everybody was short, following Mr. Keene
Mr. Keene aDd the Senators and the
"Washington brokers bought by the thou
sands of shares. Sugar wept up almost
without a momentary reaction sK points.
Tivery point meant a dollar a share proric.
On a thousand-share lot, it meant $1,000.
SiK points rneants $6,000. On the 10,
000 shares it meant $00,000. Before the
ris'o was over yesterday there were
nearly nine points In it, or $90,000 on 10,
000 shares. This was pretty good for
an "open and shut deal."
Nails, Best Steel, $1.00 a Keg, 100
1 lbs. FrankLlbbey &Co.,6th andN.Y.ave.
THE lEiJFTHE STRIKE
There Is No Change in the West
INFLUX OF BUYERS' AGENTS
They Buy Large Quantities o Coal
una Pay the Increased Price
"Without a llurruor- Mr. Dear mil t
Gives. Iteasuas "Why He "Will Not
Consent to Arbitration.
Wheeling, W. Va July 13. The strike
situation in West Virginia to aneJMiicd,
although there does seem to be a wore
pmnounced disposition on the part of the
diggers to remain at work. The sanguine
expectations of the strike leaucrs navaec
been fulfilled. The reports seus ois lids
trurutng that the men in the Fairmont ilis
trlet had made a break were untrue. AC
one h.i. alt mine near Flemlngton.abouolOO
miners heeded the call to striks, bus their
number is mere than balanced by addl
tlo&al men who found employment in
almost everymlne in the State.
This morning, in the Fairmouat. and
Flat Top legions, theie was an infhtx ot
buyers' agents from Chicago. Cleveland
and a number of Eastern cities. Tftey
IMiht, in bunches of fiom fifty to 300
cars of coal, and paid the largely in
creaced rate without a muimar. In
tbe Flat Top legion the cost of IRus Iewp
coal iKwnced 23 centa per fen this ream,
ing, and another rise Is expected toraor
iow. The rnilrotids are now nerving tteir
patrons with Lox and Steele earn, the
P'gular supply ol coal cars haTing- been
Renewed efforts will be made by tho
corps of organizers to bring the diggers nt
of tlie mines The trouble Is that very few
of then, are organized and wages kav been
raised to such a figure that they dtelfte
the idea of giving up. The rate today was
7 tents per ton, run of mine, allserecas
having been dispensed with
DKARM1TT STANDS IX THE WAY
He AVlll Not Arbitrate Kxcept Ten
der Certain Conditions,.
Pitt.urg, JhIj- 13. There will be no
arratraUoo or the coal miners' strike.
EvervrMy knew that none was possible H3
long as w P. Dearmttt has nothing to
arbitrate. He called on the arbitrator? at
tlie Seventh A venae Hotel, showed Uteni
that there were no differences between
him and big employes, and therefor Caere
was no bing to arbitrate, aa-J submitted, a?
st.ite-iient of his position.
Mr Dearmitt explained his position to
the arbitrators. He said that ter jusrs
the miners had complained of the company
store, dishonest weights ami screens Unit
were not uniform, and they had admitted
that an operator not possessed or ttese
advantages could not compete or eeu
terms with mute-owners -who poeaMil
them. He had no company store, But
Pkl in cash e-ery two weefcs; g&re hones tr
weight, because his miners naTe a caeetr
wetght man one of their own aamtier-at
the- weighing tipples, and his screena were
built according to law.
He was, therefore, entitled to a 10 ,
cent differential in wages. In 1S9 1 He
had agreed to pay the same wiges a afs
competitors on condition that pHMtecer
97 per cent of the coal mined in tWs
district sign an agreement to ah&lUtt tee
amises ctimpliined of. An effort was
mfcde, but the producers of only 87 jer
cent signed the agreement.
Mr IieanrdU said: "IT you wiH proenrc
the signatures of the producers of Ue
07 per cent coal mined in the dteiries
to an agreement, doing away with the
abuses I have mentioned, and the ntlaers
have always complained of, then I wHl
pay Tor mining coal the same wage that
thc-y pay. But I will not meet the o titer
cua: operators In conference. I wm r&
meet RatCiford. Dolaa, or Warner, tSe
miiers' officials. I am satisfied r
yoJ lo transact the unstness."
Tonight Patrick Dolan, district pt?4deat,
and William Warner, iMecries secretary c
the Miners' Union, met the arnitaMera.
Gen Utile repeated what Mr Deanaits
said. iad Mr Warner then gave bis sMte.
He said tnat once before the itfts
of 97 per cent of the operators ha been
pUced to an agreement Nfce lam isstan
of by Mr leanulst. fens Ike la tier nasi
Uied to include coal companies not la tfcts
dMtrtct aad nail refuted to staatl by aa
"Dearntttt fMhlua Is Ihe eaaan of aK
the trouble." &aM Warner. lf h can
sattofteft there wfll he no more aUftkeaw
As it is now. eve IT the other oaeratess
were to grant oar teiuaa, la wwrM he
only a matter or One aatit wain? would
be reduced agate. Oar success wouM he
only temporary We are strtkiajc for bscher
wages heeaiSM oar mtaers are startriag.
and yet we know as long aa M r. HeanalfcC
Huttres fcls claim that tfce jbase exlge
we would only have to stnke again."
"WORK OF VIOLKNCR BEGINS.
Fifty Shots Kxehunged Between
Strikers nnd "Working Miner-..
Danville. JnJy 13. The strife between
the miners commenced here tonight. Five
hundred Belgian strikers and other ffcr
elgners gathered at the Pawnee Mine, and
when a cageful or colored miners, who
had been at work, reached the top of
tbe shaft they were assaulted with knives
and staves. One of the colored miners,
named Reed, secured a bar of iron and a,
revolver, and. In defending his life, shots
were fired, wounding several strikers. The
inrunated strikers retaliated by an ex
change of shots, at the same time re
treating to the woods.
The strikers piled ties on the Chic igoand
Eastern Illinois track, and also tried to
break a switch and wreck a train that was
carrying the working miners to the city.
The miners in the coaches opened firs
on them. About fifty shots were ex
It is reported that one miner was kiHetl.
Benhnm Murder Trial.
Eochester, N. Y., July 13. This after
noon at 1 o'clock the people rested in
the case or Howard C. Beuham, on trial
at Batavia for the murder of his wire, un
Januacv 4 last, and court; adjourned until
tomorrow morning at 9 30.
James Cariet, the Pennsylvania crimi
nal lawyer, will then open the defense.
This, with the evidence to be submitted
In rebuttal, it Is estimated, will prolong
the tnal anywhere from one to three
The Finest Boards 1 cent a fooV
Franb Libbey & Co., 6th and N. Y. ave. t