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WASHINGTON, THURSDAY MOKNINGr, JULY 15, 1S9T EIGrHT PAGES.
Twelve Million Gallons of Water
Thunder Down a Ravine.
SEVEN PERSONS' LIVES LOST
Four CliUilren, Two "Women and
One Alan the Victims-Heroism
Shown iu the Face o the Flood.
A Motber'n Vain Uffort to Save
New York, July 14. The two dams
that held" the water In the Melsiugah
reTvoir, 500 feet up on tiie Fisbkill
1. contains, south of the village of FishklU,
broke, one after the other, shortly after
2 o'clock this morning, and the twelve
lllliou gallous of water stored Ifi the
reservoir, thus buddeiily xel eased, went
roaring and thundering, like a fcmall
Niagara, down a mountain ravine a thous
and yards to the Hudsou. There was
a brickyard in its path aud, besides this,
two frame buildings, little more than
ehanties, and a tenement house, i" moe
lived the laborers in the yard and their
families. Thev liad warning of what
was coming, and leaped or tumbled out
Of the houses to places or safety, but when
the mighty roar or waters sounded and
-when they saw the houses swept irom
their foundations and smashed almost to
kindling, they became panic-stricken and
fleeing for higher ground, seven of them,
a man, two women, and four children,
were swept away by the water and
drowned. It was all over in tilteen
minutes and In the conrufcion that fol
lowed, and that lasted lor hours, it was
thought that many more persons had
lost their lives, but all were accounted
for later, except two or the children, who
are known to have been drowned.
Five todies have been recovered. The
Melsingah reservoirs were two of the
reservoirs that help to make up the water
supply of the villages of Fisbkill and Matte
wan, lying on the eai-t bank of the Hudson,
oppose the city or Newburg. The main
roscrvoir of the water supply Is nigh up
on Soma Beacon Mountain and holds
many times as much water as lhee two
The firetof the rain that caused the dams
to break came Saturday. It rained again
on Sunday and on Monday and Tuesday it
poured sbne-tt steadily On Tuesday the
brook kept riring.and when darkness came
the water was less than a foot from the
Mgh water mark.
At 12 o'clock it had entered the houses.
At 2 o'clock it was to deep that the
people living in them got badly worried.
Undoubtedly at this hour the dam of the
upper reservoir had given away under the
pietsure of the water, and the millions
of gallons It had held had rushed into
the lower resenoir and was running over
the overflow and swelling tjie ravu.ts
brook to dangerous proportions. The
dam to the lower reservoir resisted the
strain perhaps fifteen minutes. Then name
a crash like that of nearby thunder, and
the millions of gallons of water unloosed
came roaring down the ravine. Perhaps
thirty leet high, In this first jump, it
lore up trees high on the banks above Hie
The people below heard it, nut before
this they liad begun to leave their houses
On came the torrent uncliecked until the
bridge over the postroad was reached. No
longer confined by the rocks of the sides
of the ravine, the water shot out into
tills pocket, and from a torrent twenty feet
wide, it grew to fevcnty-flvc, tliough its
depth decreased. For a moment the solid
banks held a part of tlie flood and then
they gave way and the water rushed on
toward the brickyard and the houses un
resisted It tore itself a channel through
the earth and clay south of the houses and
the high strip, and on out into the river it
pushed with an awful roar, carrying
everything In its path.
Patrick Murphy, the owner of the tene
ment and boarding-house and one of the
chanties, said that thirty-four pursing lived
In the two buildings owned by him. His
nearest neighbors were same Hungarians,
wIkj lodged in the other chanty with John
Aliout 1 o'clock Murphy saw that the
water had risen somewhat. He went to
the basement of his house aud found that
the floors were overflowed. He took a
lantern and walked dof?n as far as the
railroad tracks just al ter 2 o'clock. Sud
denly up above him that is, In toward
the houses there was a crash, ami then
an Inrush or the water from ther.treamover
the brickyard Sinka's shanty had been
Bwept away. All, the Hungarians in it
turned out any way and every ivay and
started for Murphy's house for shelter
The n.en from the thanty, when they got
to Murphy's house, could do nothing but
mge the inmates to fly. The shanty, borne
down by the flood that liad undermined it,
tuuck the house and carried away" the
perch. This warned those In the house
tlitit rhelr shelter must be abandoned, and
without thoughts of their own safety the
men began iiftlnc the women and children
out of the windows and our of the door
ways, high above the flood.
Suddenly Murphy's house went to pieces
with a crash and cainc down In the rush
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Crash Suits, too, in all the best weaves of both wool and
Odds and ends of White and Fancy Serge and Flannel
Coats, about ONE-HALF of original prices.
Two styles of Outing Coats and Pants. Were $S.50 and
$10. Choice of them for $5. 00-
Special sale of $1.25 and $1.00 Negligee Shirts. New
colors and patterns at 7oc.
Another lot about 300 pairs of Men's Calf, Patent Calf,
Russet, and Kangaroo Shoes. Were $6, $5, $4, $3.50. Go
on sale this morning at $1.90. Broken lots. Not all sizes in
any one style, but your size in some one or more styles.
Robinson & Chery Co.,
12th and F Sts. SS'St"""-
If Ton "Want a Reliable Cnrpenter
011 Llbbey & Co., Gtb and N. Y. ave.
ing water. It had been hit probably by an
immense log which the waters brought
John Conroy, the engineer of the brick
yard, had his ,oimgcst child In his arms.
One of his arms hr.d been broken while
he was at work at the Murphy house
Conroy held the child fn the uninjured
one fur a moment aud clutched at a tree
as the water swept him from his feet
In his excitement he dropped the child, a
but he caught the tree and the child
was caugnt by a Hungarian and carried
Mrs Ann Ferry had her child in her
arms. There was pathetic evidence of this
later, when the flood suicided and her
body was round stiffened in deaih. One
arm was bent as It Would have been iu
holding lh boy, and the other was held
up as If to ward ofr the waters about
to' strike him. The body or the boy was
ten feet away. He had been washed from
his mother's arms.
Tho'-e who lost their lives were:
Mrs John Conroy and two children,
Julia, aged feix, and John, aged nineteen
Mr-. Ann Ferry and one child, "William,
aged ten years
Selena Lowry, six years old.
John Siuka, or Rulandcr, a Hungarian,
twenty-five years old.
Thoe who succeeded in reaching other
places of safety than tlie one they left
do not know how they did it.
T'je whole Lowry family was gone, but
before the roll-call war. over the man and
his wife appeared. By a strange fate
thev had dashed against the side of the
brick barge Maigaret Timony, in tlie
Hudson, and the crew of that boat, who
had been awakened by tlie roar of the
waters, bad seen and seized them. But
the child was dead.
& PARADISE FOR MIRERS
Forty Return From Alaska "Willi
Saclvfnls of Yellow Dust.
Tlie Stories of the Fabulous Rich
ness of tlie New Clondylie
San Fiauclfcco, July 14.- Stories of the
fabulous Jiclmess of tlie new Clondyke
mines on the Upper Yukon, were proved
true today when forty miners arrived from
that camp with 340 poundsor gold, amount
ing to over $C0O,000.
They came In on the steamer Excelsior,
whicn al.-o biought a quarter of a million
In gold dust for the Alaska Commercial
This nias,s of j-ellow dust, which ranged
in size from that of a hazelnut to fine bird
shot, and even finer dut like sand, was
poured out on tlie counter at Selby's
smelting works, on Montgomery street.and
then shoveled with copper scoops into a
gieat melting pot. Those who saw the
gold in one heap, said that no sii'h
spectacle had been seen In this city since
The luckiest of these miners were Mr.
and Mrs. T. S. Lippey, who left here In
April, lS'JO They brought buck $G(1,000.
They went in by way of Juneau, over the
Divide, Mrs. Lippey being the first woman
to go over tiiis trail. She is small and
wny, with a skin tanned to the color of
Holllnshead and Stewart, two miners
ounces, worth about $25,000.
Other tenderfeet had done better, for
In a few weeks some had cleaned up from
$10,000 to $10,000. Several of the men
who arrived today had bought claims on
time, raying small sums down and agree
ing to pay all the way from $10,000 to
$2o,000 in three to six months. Most of
them eleaned'up enough gold in a month
to i'iiv for their claims and still have a
good sum left over.
A letter fiom one of the officials of tlie
Alaska Commercial Company, at Circle
City, gives this account or tlie great rush
to the new diggings:
"The excitement on the river is inde
scribable and the output of the new
Clondyke district almost beyond belief.
Men who had nothing last fall are now
vorth a fortune.
One man has worked forty square feet
of his claim, and is going out with $40.
000 In dust. Quarters or claims are now
telling at from $15,000 to $50,000.
The estimate of the district is given
as thirteen miles, with an average of
$300,000 to a claim, some being valued
as high as a million each.
Andree Has Not Yet Stnrted.
I.oi'don, July 14. Advices received here
tcdav ficm Spitzhergen show that up to
July Id Andree, the Arctic explorer, had
not : et started on his balloon voyage In
search of the North Pole. A southerly
storm arose on July 2, which nearly de
stroved his balloon, and this was succeeded
by a heavy northerly wind, which pre
vailed until July 10. The advices say that
Andree hpoes to start on July 1G.
Merchnnts Chained "With Arson.
New York, July 14. David Uhrcn and
Herman H. Levy, composing the firm of
H II. Levy & Co., manufacturers of wrap
peis and icagowns, at No. 396 Broadway,
were arrested today charged with hav
ing set fire to their place of business.
They were held In $6,000 ball
I The Finest Boards 1 cent a foot
' Frank Libbey & Co., 6th and N. Y. uve.
FIB SEAL CONTROVERSY
Sharp Note of Secretary Sherman
to Ambassador Hay.
CHARGES BREACH OF FAITH
Says the British Government 31ns
Failed to Discharge Its Police
Duties Under the Award Ques
tions the Fairness of the Report
by the British Kxnert, Thompson.
The President intended to transmit to
the Senate yesterday a special message
which he had prepared, explaining that it
was "incompatible with the public In
terest,'' as the diplomatic phrase goes,
to comply with the request contained in
Senator Morgau's resolution calling ror
the correspondence in tlie Bering Sea
fisheries negotiations He deferred bend
ing tho message, however, on account of
tlie premature publication of the text
or Secietary Shei man's note of May 10
to Ambassudor Hay, a synopsis or which
has been published, accusing Great Britain
of bad faith iu her dealings with the
Liiited States concerning the protection of
seals. Some sort or reply will probably
be made to the resolution.
Gea. John W. Foster, specinl ambassa
dor of the United States In the negotia
tions, was responsible for the decision of
Mr. McKiuley not to make public the
correspondence at this lime. Gen. Foster
has made dome new proposals to the
liiitlsh government, and he believed
that tlie publication of tlie note or May
10 might destroy the chances of ravorable
action by her majesty's ministry. He
cabled the President to that errect, aud
the latter, who had the correspondence
at the White House ready to send to
Congress, returned it to the State De
partment. The correspondence covers four separate
subjects under the findings of the Taris
Tribunal of Arbitration: (1) Modus Vi
vendi and conference for a' revision of
present regulations; (2) inspection or skins
and firearms; (3) visits of scientists to the
island in behalf of the respective govern
ments; (-1) the patrol fleet. Theconespond
enee begins with a note fiom Sccretury
Olr ey to Sir Julian Pauncefotc, dated De
cember 15, 1896, reopening the discussion
Eusi.cn ded In October at the suggestion ot
t he State Department Two questions were
then unsettled: First, as to permitting
sealskins lauded at British ports to bo
examined by American Inspectors to deter
mine tnelr sex, aud whether or not they
had been shot in violation of the Paris
award and British law; and, second, the
proposal lor amending the regulations
on the subject of the use of firearms by
On March 23, 1S97, Sir Julian wrote
to Mr. Sherman that the facts furnished by
Prof- D'Arey W. Thompson, British com
missioner in charge of the rur-seal in
vestigation in lfcOO, and those set forth
in Prof- David S. Jordan's report jra-.e
"apparently no itason to fear that the
seal herd is threatened with early exter
mination. Hermajebty's government, bow
ever, believe that some modification of
the sealing regulations will be required at
the expiration of the five years term
which was named by the arbitration tribu-
bunal of 1893."
An ofilcial statement to thiscf feet, made
In tlie House of Commons on March 30,
1897, by Mr- Curzon on behalf of the cab
inet is Inserted in tlie record- Tlie discus
sion of these changes, It was suggested,
should take place in 189S-
In a dispatch to Secretary White, or the
Amer'can embassy in London, dated April
8, Mr. Sherman directs him to bring the
subject to the immediate attention cf the
British government, Informing it that
tho President deemed It necessary to
agree upon a modus vlvendi, based on that
or 1891, to suspend all pelagic sealing in
the season of 1897- The President would
not be satisfied with tlie reply that the
British government proposed "to take up
the subject in 1696- If destruction con
tinued, there would be no occasion for
conference- Secretary White was in
structed to communicate with the Russian
ambassador at London also, with n view
to securing his co-operation.
Tlie principal papers In the correspond
ence are the letters of Loul Salisbury to
the British ambassador, dated April 21,
and Mr. Sherman's lettei to Ambassador
Hay, on May 10.
Lord Salisbury reiterates the contention
that there is nothing to shoAv that seal
lire is In danger or destruction in the near
future, and backs the contention with
Trof. D'Aicy Thompson's report. Tlie
prime minister declares that further in
vestigation by experts is needed before
a change of the regulations is considered.
Secretary Sherman on May 10 senr to
Ambassador Hay a reply to this letter
Mr. Sherman, In opening, says:
"The British ambassador called upon
me on the 3d instant and handed me a
a copy of a dispatch to him from her
majesty's principal secretary of State for
foreign affairs, bearing the date 21st
ultimo. This dispatch constitutes the
reply of the British government to the
proposals of tlie President, as presented
In the note of your embassy of the 10th
ultimo, for a modus vlvendi for the sus
pension of all killing of seals for the
present season, and for a Joint confer
ence or the powers concerned with a
view to the necessary measures being
adopted for the preservation of the fur
seal in the North Pacific. It will be
seen that both proposals are rejected.
'1 need hardly say that the President is
greatly disappointed atthis actlon,espe'al
ly when It is based upon such unsubstan
tial and inadequate reasons. The Presi
dent's concern, In view of the depicted
condition of the seal herd, was occasioned
not alone from an examination of Dr.
Jordan's report of 189G and Avhat lie had
reason to suppose were the conclusions n
Prof Thompson, but it was based upon a
scries of observations and statistics cover
ing a much longer period than that treated
by those gentlemen, establishing a state
of facts beyond lefutatiou, and which Is
in part set forth in my note to the British
ambassador of the same date as my cable
gram to you. It is therefore quite surpris
ing that her majesty's secretary should
oase his relectlon of the proposals of this
Government, so impressively presented,
upon the report of one scientist, -whose
facts and conclusions are incorrectly ap
prehended, and the delayed report of an
other, -which Is for the first time made
public concurrently with the receiptor his
"It would havo been gratifying to me
Continued on Second Page.
Our Joists are Bright and Straight.
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THE RKPUBLICAN CLUBS.
A Platform Adopted arid Various
Plans of Worlc Proposed.
Detroit, Mich., July 14. At the opening
of the convention of. the National League of
Republican Clubs this morning the com
mittee on rules reported that the rules of
Congress should prevail in the convention.
A telegram w au received from Markllanua
reading: "My ortlclal ditties are prevent
ing my attending -your convention, which I
groa'ly regret I desire, however, to thank
and commend the league for Its work and
to bespeak Tor it a userul and prosperous
A telegram waa received, inviting the
league to come to .New York next year.
Notice was given that the quesclou of
deciding tlie next place or meeting for
the convention would be leferred to the
execut i'-e co minlttee .
Chairman Bimdy, of Ohio, submitted
the report of tlie comnIttee on resolutions.
It reaffirms the money plank In the St.
Louis plutrorm, congratulates rhe couutiy
on the evidences of returnmg prosperity,
views wllii satlsracUon the prog'ess or
the Republican Administration and rejoices
in the treaty with Hawaii; says President
McKlnley could be relied upon to end tho
strugKle of Cuba; urges upon Congress the
protection or our shipping Interests, beet
sugar Industries, and the granting of suf
frage to women; condemns partisan action
of 'the last President in removing old
soldiers in office and extending the civil
service over his own appointees; wants
safeguards on immigration questions;
sympathizes with miners, and believed
the tariff bill will restore good times.
The resolutions were adopted.
The committee on league work wanted
some plan adopted to havo State leagues
bioadencd by orgauizlng small towns, and
wished more tariff literature sent out. It
At this point a colored delegate wanted
a resolution passed against the lynch law.
A resolution to this effect was therefore
Tiie rollowlng nomlnaUons for president
were then made; A. M. Higglns, of
Indiana; L. J. Crawford, of Xewpurt, Ky ;
Grant Fellows, of Micldgan; Thomas Mc
Ewn, or New Jersey, aud Fred. W. Fleitz,
L. J. Crawford was elected on the first
THE HAWAIIAN TREATY
It Is Reported to the Senate With
The Foreign Itelutlona Committee
Thought It Unwise to Load It
The Senate Committee on Foreign Re
lations yesterday made short work of the
Hawaiian annexation fcrcaty, ordering
a favorable report 'to iie- rifade toTlie '
Senate at once. This report was made
later in the day when the Senate went
into executive session.
Messrs Davis, Foraker, and Morgan, a
subcommittee, have goue carefully over
all tho ground during tie past two weeks,
and when the committee met yesterday
there was u short but rather Informal
discussion of the subject. It was soon
apparent, as lias been said from the time
the treaty reached the Senate, that the
majority of tlie committee was in favor
of the convention. The only disagree
ment was as to whether It would be
advisable to amend the treaty in anyway.
Messrs. Daniel and Turpi e did not antagon
ize it in the strict sense of the word,
but thought there was no particular need
of making the report at this early day.
Arter discussing the convention In a
general way the committee reached the
conclusion that It would be unwise to
burden it with amendments. K amend
ments are desired they will be orrered
and carried in LhcvSenate. The majority
of the committee, however, believe the
Instrument is perfect as It stands The
vote by which the report was ordered
s'.ocd 0 to 2, Messrs. Daniel and Turpic
bem the two indicated, although they did
not vote at all The other votes were
those of Messrs. Davis, Foraker, Culloni,
Clarke. Morgan and Frye, the latter's vote
being cast by Mr. Davis, who held his
The committee would like very much
to ratiry the treaty at this session, and
It Is believed if a quorum would remain
this could be done. Much of the antagon
istic entinient that was manifested when
the President sent tlie treaty to the Sen
ate has disappeared. The recent attitude
of the Japanese government toward the
island has convinced several Senators who
were lukewarm tnat the time has at last
arrived when this country must act if it
expects to absorb tlie little republic and
hold the strategic position the islands
The committee, much as the members
would like t see action at this session,
will not press the matter unless events
so shape themselves as to force this policy.
It would not take much more on the
pmt or Japan to cause the Senate to take
this question up and dispose or it at this
scsiion. Under ordinary circumstance ,
however, It will go over until December
Mr. Davis is preparing an elaborate report
which will be laid before the Senate to
gether with all the correspondence and
literature bearing upon the subject.
FOHGKD FOR A LIVING.
Son of a Prominent Texan Arrested
iu New Yorlt.
Nov. 1'oik, July 14. A man giving tho
name of Morda Weslow, twenty-five years
of age, and Avho claimed to be the son
or a tormer lieutenantovernor of Teas,
surrendered to the police today and said
that he hud forged a- number of checks
throughout the country. Gambling he
gavt as the cause or his downfall.
Weslow said he had served four months
in the Cuban army., and exhibited several
scars which were caused by wounds re
ceived in hattle with the Spaniards.
From Cuba he went to Baltimore, and
there began the forj'.ory of checks as a
means or making a living He said he
was tired or this sort of life, and wished
to mend his ways.
Lady Scott to Be Released.
Iradon , July 1 V. Lady Selina Scot t, who
wan scuteuced In January last to eight
months' imprisonment for criminally libel
ling her son-in-law, Earl Russell, will be
released from HwHoway Jail tomorrow.
Dr. Henry's Blood Tea cures constipation,
Indigestion and regulates the liver.
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For Reiinblc Carpenters and Build
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TIE POBTE'S HASH STAND
It Will Soon Have tho Powers
on Its Hands.
TURKEY'S ONE CONCESSION
Willing to Kcducu tiro "War In
demnity, but That Is All 'Unless
the Sultan Quickly Surrenders lTe
Will Feel tlie Sharp Teeth of tho
Bit; Dogs of 12urope.
London, July 14. The Standard has re
ceived u dispatch dated Constantinople,
July 12, saying that the Porte has agreed
to reduce the war Indemnity demanded
from Greece from 8,000,000 to 6,000,
000, at the same time declaring that this
Is the extreme limit of concession she will
The dispatch adds that it Is reported
tnat the Grand Vizier had a long andstormy
interview with M. Nelidofr, the Russian
ambassador, In which the latter insisted
that the Turks must evacuate Thessaly.
To this the Grand Vizier replied that
Turkey would 'comply with the demaud
when Russia evacuated Kars aud Batoum.
Anott er dispatch to the Standard, dated
yesterday, says that ministerial councils
Avcre held on Sunday and Monday, the
result of which was a long report stigma
tizing the concert of ths powers os;U league
or the Cross against the Crescent. The
Sultan answered this repoert with the fol
"1 am convinced that the efforts or
the powers are directed entirely to the
maintenance or peace. It Is the plain
duty or Turkey, whose sentiments arc
likewise pacific, to put an end to the
present abnormal situation. I conse
quently command my ministers to find
the necessary means for concluding the
negotiations, if possible, and to sign the
preliminaries by Thursday."
The correspondent, while admitting that
the irade may be another ruse, maintains
that his report is accurate.
The Standard, in an editorial that Is ap
parently officially prompted, conveys the
Idea that the meeting of the cabinet to
morrow will aim to arrive at a definite
decision regarding the coercion of Turkey.
It further seems to suggest that a scheme
Is afoot by which Great Britain and Rus
sia will apply force to the Ottoman em
pire, the other powers consenting.
The puper says:
"The aversion of this country to any
thing approaching war Is well known,
but public opinion, while deprecating
anvtliinu like isolated action, would doubt
less entirely approve of our acting vigor
ously in coujuuetion with other powers.
Even If some or the powers held back,
the Sultan would think seriously before
lie went to war with any two of them,
and most of all those two, one of which
would employ- force on the sea and the
other on land."
The moment the order was given to the
ships and regiments to move the
negotiations would be brought to an end.
The Athens correspondent of the Tele
graph says that the powers are consider
ing a scheme by which Russia, Austria
and Great Britain will co-operate to eoerce
Turkey. The correspondent says he learns
from a high authority that It Is proposed
that Russia shall blockade the Bosphorus
and Grent Britain the Dardenelles while
Austr'a shall seize the railroad to Salonica
France will occupy Smyrna if necessary.
The government has received no news
of the reported encounter at Candia. Crete,
between Bashi-Bazouks and British troops,
wherein the report said sixteen of the
British and many Turks were killed.
GAIN AN IMPORTANT POINT
Several Hundred Miners in the
Flcraington District Go Out
Missionary "Woi R of the Lnhor Lend
ers Bearing Fruit Monongahela,
Miners May Go Out.
Parkcrsburg, W. Va., July 14.-The com
mission sent into West Virginia by the
Un'.ted Mine Workers to Induce the miners
to conic out, gained an important point
today, and all the miners in the Flemington
district, who number several hundred,
threw down their tools this morning.
A well known operator said this evening
that he thought the strike would spread
rapidly throughout the State and that
within a few hours all would be out. On
the other hand, ex-Senator Camden said
he thought all of them would not strike.
The Senators a big tnineowner.
xnere is uissuuisiuiiiim amuui. "
miners in the Monongahcla fields. Today
a prominent operator of that district stated
that the missionary work or the emis
saries of the Miners' Union is bearing
fruit, and he would not be surprised to
see the entile Held Idle by Saturday The
men at one mine have consented to strike
In case the entiie district will pp with
them. With the Monongnhela miners our,
almost one-third or the Slate's production
or coal will be cut orr.
Tana, 111 , July 14. The miners' strike
Is fast spreading throughout central Illi
nois. About 1,000 miners are idle in
the neighborhood of Paua, and fully 2,500
in the district. Tlie situation is assum
ing a serious nspect for all establishments
having a short supply of coal, and numer
ous shutdowns may be expected soon.
The railroads are shortening their train
service and indications point to a coal
A Famous Mine Rediscovered.
Phoenix, Ariz., July 14. John F. James
and Henry Blake returned yesterday from
the desert region, near the Mexican border,
bringing a story or extreme suffering, but
also of success in the discovery of the
famous California Mine, one of the most
noted of the lost mines of the South
west. The mine lies south or Sentinel Station,
on the Southern Pacific, distant about
eighty miles, and in a region that ap
pears absolutely waterless.
Vnuderbllt at Moscow.
Moscow July 14. William K. Vander
bilt and the party accompanying him re
turned to St Petersburg today, after hav
ing spent two days in sight-seeing here.
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A LirriUH I'HOM CAHU1LLC.
Testifies to the Futility of
IVeyler's Grand Campaign.
New York, July 14. L'nder date of June
29, Gen. Francis Carrillo, commander of
the Cuban patriot forces in the province of
Santa Claru, writes to Delegate Estrada.
Palma as rollow:
"The campaign or the dry season being
now ended, I have the pleasure to Inform
you that Spain has once more seen her
obdurate erforts to conquer the revolution
frustrated. Weyler's desperate atteii.pts to
vanquish our forces In Las Villas ha re
sulted In Imparting greater cohesion and
military character to our troops v. Inch, nut
satisfied with opposing an energetio re
sistance, lmvi? in many instances taken the
offensive. I have reviewed the fourth
army corps under my comi:iand diirimr 'he
worst of Weyler's campaign, and can
testify to the uselessnesK of his operations.
It Is true, however, that as an instrument
or Spain's wrath he has caused the ruin
and misery or many a Cuban family.
'We have read In the American press
the rejKirts concerning your Interview w th
Secretary ot State Sherman. What you
said faithfully expresses the wishes of the
Cubans Avho, without blindly objecting to
a reasonable coinpromls: on the bauls of
Independence, have full confidence that
Uie efforts and heroism of the army will
in the end accomplish the liberation of
the country We are completely decided
to conquer, through force of arms, Spain's
stubborn obstinacy, knowing full well
that we will never lack the valuable aid
of our brothers abroad.
"Our commander-lu-chter has, as usual,
outfitted all of Weyler's plans to circum
vent him. Not once has lie been forced
t- move his camp as a result of the
enemy's operations. I inclose a sum
n.arv of the campaign, which, as ycu will
see, differs a great deal from the Spanish
ARREST MANY MERCHANTS
Eighty Wealthy Spaniards Charged
"With Selling Goods to Cubans.
Some Are Millionaires arid Many
Prominent Members of the
Union Constitutional Party.
Havana, via Key West, July 1-1. At the
moment I send this dispatch Havana is in
the greatest state ot excitement that has
existed here since the war begun. Elghiy
rich Spanish merchants and bankers were
arrested here today accused oj selling ruer-chandi'-e
aud medicines to the Cuban
Those under arrest include prominent
members or the Union Constitutional party
and men who have held' important oHi
cial positions. Among them are .Don
Aiitotiio Quo?adtt, ex-mityyr or the city
or Havana; Jose Sarra, a millionaire drug
gist; Joluwwu, another wealthy druggtt
and a professor at the university; Ronton
Arsuelles, president of the Havana Rail
road; Alberto dc Ximlno, manager or tlie
same railroad, and others.
The Marquis or Palmcroln. has sent a
cablegram to Madrid about the ease. It
is generally believed that the marquis, as
well as the thief pr police, acted under
instructions from Gen. Weyler.
Many of the prisoners were arrested in
the stock exchange. A crowd gathered
around the jail, protesting against the
DENOUNCED THE CZAH.
Patriotic Addres-.es Last Night at
Cuban League Meeting.
The National Cuban League met last
night ac Confederate Veterans' Hall, where
addrese3 wore made by Gen. William
Henry Browne, N. E. Vowles, Representa
tives Wiiliam Walton Kitchen of North
Carolina, John Edsar Fowler of North
Carolina, John S. Little of Arkansas, and
Henry D. Clayton, of Alabama.
Some of the Congressmen were loud In
their denuniiation or Speaker Reed for
his persistent erforts to kill any attempt
to pass the Morgan resolution.
NO "WAR IN EASTERN CUBA.
A Patriot Says tlie Spanish Seldom
Move From the Cities.
New York, July 14. Major Miguel de
Varona, Capt. Luis Eodoir dc Miranda
aud Lieut. Antonio Torres, or the Cuban
patriot army, arrived here this evening.
Varoaa Is the son or Dr. Enrique tie
Varona, editor of Patria, tho orficinl
organor theCuban&inXew l'ork. For more
than a year he has been an adjutant to
Gon. Calixto Garcia.
"Practically," he said tonight, "there is
no warln eastern Cuba. The Spanish sel
dom moAe rrom the larjce cities, wrre
-we cannot attack them, because we have
not the artillery necessary to invest cities,
ir Gen. Weyler should carry out hiM plan
of invading Santiago de Cuba with a
large army, he would soon find that the
patriots are ready to meet him. There
are rully 14,000 men, well armed and
munitioned, under the command ot Gen.
Garcia, cast of the Jucaro-Moron trocha. '
TIGHTENING THE NOOSE.
Much More Evidence Against Mrs.
Naelt and Thorn.
New York, July 14. District Attorney
Olcott today procured the attcadanccat the
Tombs or six residents ot Woodside. L I ,
who live near Mrs. Buala's cottage, where
the Gieldsensuppe murder Is said to have
been committed. All six of them Identified
the woman Mrs. Nack wept after they
had left the prison.
Some of the witnesses identified a pho
tograph of Gieldscnsuppe as that of the
man whom they saw enter the cottage on
the morning cf the murder. Four of the
witnesses saw turn get ofr a trolley car at
the corner with Mrs. Nack. Half an hour
berore tuis they had seen Thorn enter the
An Old Mnrylander Dead.
Rockvllle, Md., July 14. Mr. Perry
Leiseai, of Sandy Springs, Montgomery
county, died tills morning at 3 o'clock, m
the eighty-ninth year of his life. Mr.
Leisear was one or the oldest citizens of
the county. Ho was married twice,
end there survives him Mrs. F.lizabeth
Leisear and two sons, Messrs. Francis T.
and William I'. Leisear, both or this
county. The funeral will take' place
Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock.
Iowa's Governor Injured.
Dcs Moines, Iowa, July 14. Governor
Brake fell, down the State House steps
this morning, receiving serious injuries
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CONFEREES II UGLY MOOD
The Tariff Doctors Talking and
BIG MR. REED'S EXACTIONS
The House Conferees ilnintatn Thoy
Are Fighting the Sugnr Schednle.
"Wool Discussed, but No Couulu
sion Ileuehcd ilr. Jones of Xe
vadu and Beet Sugar.
The deadlock In the conference commit
tee continues. The conferees kept at the
v.ork unceasingly yesterday, save when,
called Into the Senate chamber to mak a
quorum. Tney fussed and fumed and
wrangled and wore themselves out, o that
when evening came they concluded not to
hold a night session but to recuperate
for the tussle today.
Up to this hine there has absolutely
been no agreement on the sugar schedule.
The longer the comereuce coatinoea tbe
stirrer becomes the backbone of the Wg
Epeaker, and the more dues he prud the
gentlemeu or the committee to do Mj
bidding. And, by the same token, tHe
n.uie do the Senate uunferes insist MtaS
theirs is the only and right way to settle
the matter. The interference of the
Speaker Ims piqued the Senate anc there
are threats that if he dm not make
himself a little less conspicuous there
may not be an agreement oa anything for
some time to come.
The i o lent factor In the stubborn fight
being made by the Senate coDfsrees 13
Senator Jones of Nevada. That Senator
doeb not beat around the hbh 'When he
has anythingto say, and some of im state
ments to the conferees haVe Leer ;jld
bluoded in their hluntness- There is no
nu?undei standing him. Senator Jones' js
there never will be an agreement alcwg
lined that will tend to destroy te btret
sugar industry of the United btateSr cd
this, he contends, would be ike ryl&8f
an absolute surrender to the Ifon- or she
si.gar schedule. Mr. Jones insists ttet Ole
Senate rate on raw sugar shall sUumLIMG
he is probably willing that the chfrerentlul
puiourefined in the Senate shall twfsbAved
The House conferees are etaadtng oes
rnanfu'.Iy, arid say they will not sur
render to the trust. They point to that
clause of the Senate rate on raw sugar
which stipulates that upon Jaggery.ciayed
"ami other sugars" testing between
73 and S7 degrees by tlie pulansvope. there,
shall be paid one-tenth of one coat a
pound les- man the rates prescribed by
the bill, and assert that therein l:es tho
seciet oi the trust. And the House con
ferees are right. The House aferett la
gist tu.-tt the would "and other satra"
be eliminated. ua(l the sugars iateuitad to
have this rebate be named syedfieaKy.
The force of this point is better under
stood when it is known that under iUs
clause the trust would be able te Import
Muscavailo sugars, which hive a wonder
ful capacity for being juggled. Muscavndo
sugars can it is claimed, tie doctored so
as to defy even the polartecf,e, aari ntaSa
it impossible to detect the;r saeharice
strengrh. That Is the reason -way the
trust will not agree to the amendment
suggested by the Hooe conferee. If tltfa
clause remains intact every pound of theso
sugars imported Into the L'aitl ritates
will come In at not over S7 dgrs. fr
the moment such sugars test ?S greea
the duty jumps up one-tenth ot a Ceab a
There is abundant room for tremeadou
pr;flt hi these three words, which- the
Honse wants to strike out and to which
the Senate so tenaciously clings. If that
claue is not interfered with, the trusc
will be perrecily willing to grant a con-ce"-ioa
at the other end of the rate by
a reduction f the duty on refined sagars,
for, after all, it is the duty on raw imgar
that operates to the advantage tir had
vantage of the refiners. It is clatmed.
that the basts of compromise proposed toy
the Senate is the retention of the Senate
rate on raw sugars, and a redaction of
the differential to 1.90, htstcart of the
1.93, as passed by the Senate. The
Senate conferees point to this, as a nag
The orfer has been declined and there
is today no more prospect or An agree
ment on this schedule than there was
when the conferees first closed the donra
behind them There is good reason to
believe that action on every other Im
portant item in the bill Is being held ap
until this matter has been finally dis
poned of. Or cuurse, the discussion has
not been all rhe time on the uecalenc
subject, but it invariably turns in that
direction when the conierees reach a
point where they are likely to agreo
On any other matter, and so bitter haa
the discussion become that the tenta
tive agreements reached have all been
Wool w;is agtin under fire yesterday,
but no conclusion was reached. This
schedule hinges on the arrangement to be
made with respect to third-class wools,
as outlined in these columns. The linen,
schedule was also discussed, and it looks
as if an agreement would he reached la
that schedule along ths !tne- of the joints
proposition of the Importers and manu
facturers The House conferees are still
objecting to the stamp tax of tlie Senate,
and, while the Senate conferees are not
wedded to that scheme, they Insist that
t is necessary In crder to provide surfi
It is worse than useless to surmise
upon the various tentative agreements
that have been reached. The conferees are
in ugly mood, and not until they have
reached a conclusion on sugar will any
thing t.c done that can he construed as a
clearing of the atmosphere. The collapso
may come before the day is over, babtho
chances Just now appear to be geod for a
continuance or this deadlock for severs?
Stearns to Succeed Walter..
Harclton. Pa, July 14. It is understood
here today that Irving Stearns, general
manager of the Susquehanna Coal Com
pany, will succeed Alfred Walters as
president nf the Delaware, Susquehanna
and Schuylkill Railroad.
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