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WASHINGTON, MONDAY MQRNjENGr, AUGUST ty 189T SIX PAGES.
AtTAGK HIMS SUBURBS
Culms Strike Terror Into tlie
Hearts of the Spaniards.
COMMUNICATION IS CDT OFF
Baize All Trains Going to the
Qity and Prevent Provisions From
Unto ring The Inhabitant o the
-Outskirts Have Fled for Safely
Into the Capital.
Havana, July 31, via Key "West, Aug. 1-
This morning two hundred Insurgento, un
doi tonncanjl of Major Andres Hernandez,
t entered Las Puentes, a suburb of Havana,
and took possession of tbc place. They
.plundered tbe military tuition, in -which
Jtbe Spanish kept money for tho troops, and
Kicked several stores, among them a drug
btore, from wnlch they took all the medl
ones. Strange to say tbej did not take
any provisions, and all tbe stock in Uie
grocery stores "was thrown into the streets.
A Cuban r-aptain, when asked to explain
"All these food supplies are from Bpain,
the rice from Valencia, sausages from
Arragon, and beans from CauUe. We
don't want anything Spanish, even in our
The four large grocery stores Jn the
suburb were ruined, and the goods they
contained were scattered to the four winds.
Five otlier stores to the outbkirts were
Two Hundred other insurgents, under
Gen. Baldomero Aeosta, were near the
suburb to check the Spanish column which
lsoppratingaround Havanain caseit should
come to nelp the garrison. The Spanish
Eurrendered after short resistance, in
whit tbeylott a captain.
Lais', night several other insurgent bands
attacked La VUora, another suburb of
Havana, and advanced to Jesus del Monte
Many young men of tbe capital joined
them. Wajay, another Havana suburb,
and Arroje Apolo have been fired upon
by Cuban bands.
SJpday no provisions from tbe country
could enter tbe capital.
The Cubans had seized all the trains com
ing to Havana. In none of these Cuban
attacks have bouses or other privaU
nixperty been burned by the assailants.
The most important raids- were made in
theneighborhood of Havana all last week.
Only the Spanish troops now remain
in the suburbs. All the other inhabitants
have fled to the city. Havana is panic
stricken, and the raid of this morning in
The Spaniards accuse Gen. Weyler of be
ing wholly responsible for the situation.
Gen. Alexandra Rodriguez, commander-in-chief
of tLe Cuban forces in Havana
province, has notified Gen. Weyler that
he will continue to make raids upon the
capital ui.ti! the Spaniards are convinced
that the best they can do is to leave it.
Thelarge sugar plan taiion. Central Tnuu
virato, in Matanzas province, has been
burned by an unknown Insurgent force.
So says a letter received here from that
place, In which it Is added that many
believe that the plantation "ivas destroyed
by special orders of Geu. Weyler.
In Santa Clara, Matanzas, Puerto Prin
cipe, and Santiago de Cuba provinces, the
war is much more active now than last
In Santa Clara the Spanish official re
ports themselves give a larger average of
Major Andres Hernandez has issued a
notice for the benefit of tbe inhabitants
of Havana, that the Spanish report, au
thorized by Gen. Weyler, that Gen. Quentln
Banderas had been killed in Santa Clara
province, Is a He.
Tbe Insurgents say furthei that Col.
Enrique Junoo, reported as killed by Wey
ler, and Dr. Eusebio Hernandez are also
very much Alive.
PETER MONAHAN" MUST DIE.
Gov. Lowndps Refuses to Interfere
Id His Behalf.
Baltimore, Aug. 1. Despite the ef
fortb of bis attorney and of his children,
Teter Monahau, tbe aged wife-murderer,
must die Yosteiday Governor Lowndes
heard the condemned man's children, who
went to Annapolis to plead for tbe old
The governor consulted Dr. Lee, of the
State lunacy board, and on being assured
that Monaban was all right mentally, de
cided to notinterrere. Monahan will hang
on August 13.
He killed his wife with an axe be
cause she refused to give him money to
ENTERTAINED Br DEPEW .
A Dluner in Honor of Vice Presi
dent and Mrs. Hobart.
' Newport, R. I., Aug. 1. Hon. Chauncey
Depew gave a dinner today in honor of
Vice Pretadc.nl and Mrs. Garrett A. Ho
bart. The distinguished gueste were dined to
night by Senator and Mrs. Calvin S. Brice.
The guest were Mr. and Mrs. Stuyvesant
Fich, Mr. and Mr. Van Benssalaer Cruger,
Mr. and Mrs. K. T.Wilson, Mr. and Mre. II.
M. Brooks, Mr. and Mrs. A. Cass Cau field,
Mr. and Mrs. Potter Pamer, Mr. and Mrs.
John Jacob Ablor, Daid King, Miss Edith
Cuohtng.Mlss Garrison, Miss M.Kate P.rice,
Hon. Chauncey Depew. James J. Van Alen,
T. Sanford Beatty, Hon. Lispcnard Stew
(OTt, T. F Cunning, S. B. Brice, and W.
Wanted to See Butler Hnnfjed.
Vancouver, B C, Aug. 1 Advices from
Australia say there were an Immense num
ber of applications from those anxious to
witness Frank Butler's execution, but only
the "prison attaches were allowed to be
Verj;Nlee Flooring: 1.50 per 100 ft.
Frank Llbbey & Co., 6th andN. Y. ave.
HOIST BY HIS OWN PETARD;
This I-endviilc Judge Naturally Re
fused to Thank the Grand Jury.
Lcadville, Col., Aug. 1. Last night ttie
special grand jury appointed by District
Judge Owers some weeks ago, when he
closed up the gahibl.ng housed, mode its
rerort, ana among the Indict menu re
turned are two against himself. Other
Indictments have not et been made public.
Judge Owers, after glnnclng over tho
indictments, announced in oi en court tunc
the Jury had round two ludictments against
himself, one for not enforcing the laws
and the other for allowing tippling places
The report alto charges the county offi
cials will, gross mismanagement, and it is
known that indictments ha.e. been found
against the county commissioners, sotiM
Of the ;.ldermen the ex-major and numer
ous prominent people here. Intense excite
ment has been caused by the rerort.
The Jury reported tiiit it thought it Lest
to Indict the head officials rather than
the men under them, who were bimply
compelled to carry out their orders.
Discharging tl e Jury, tbe judge refused
to thank them for their work and stated
that tiiov had utterlj failed in performing
THIS 2s EG It O AS A NEIGHBOR
Pol uted Revenge of a Defeated
Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 1. The people or
Peafhtrc2 street, Atlanta's street or fash
ion, are excited by the publication of Mrs.
Smythe's intention to rent her handsome
residence to Henry Rucker, the newly
appointed negro revenue collector for
Georgia. Mrs. Smytbc Is the wife of
Major William H. Sinythe, who was an
applicant Tor the orfice of internal reenue
collector under Mi. McKinley, but the
orfice was given to the negro, Rucker.
largely upon signatures obtained from
"ciders of fashion in Atlanta.
Mrs Sinyihe remarked that as some of
her neighbors seemed to prefer him as
collector to her husband, she wanted to see
whether they would appreciate him as
hlghlj as a neighbor.
SHARKS FEED OX 31EK. "
Terrihle Fate of Many Passengers
on the Ship-svreched Sultan.
Vancouver, Aug. 1. Advices by steamer
from Sidney, Australia, report that the
steamer Valletta, which arrived in Sydney
on July 9, reports rescuing 125 people
from the steamer Sultan, abandoned at
sea near Colombo, Ceylon. The sea was
so rough that many .were killed and eaten
by sharks swarming around the vessel.
The sea was made red by tlie life-blood
of the unfortunate passengers.
SAFE FROM. THE SEA'S PERILS.
Capt. Hall and Hit, Shipwrecked
Crew Arrive In Port.
New York, Aug. 1. The Clyde Liner New
York arrived today from rort6 in "Wet
Indies and brought among her passencers
Capt. Hall and six seamen, the shipwrecked
crew of the American schooner Belle
Hooper, which was lost during a heavy
gale July 8 on Silver Cay Bank, sixty mile
northeast of Macoris.
When the schooner's Joss was seen to be
inevitable Capt. Hall and crew took to tbe
Mat and were picked up by the Norwegian
fruit steamer Bratteu and landed at Ma
coris, whence they embarked for this port
on board of the steamer New York. The
Belle Hoor.er was built in East Boston,
Mas., in 1S""-1, and hailed from New York.
She was valued at SS.000.
THE ADMIRALS GALL A HALT
Order the Turks to Stop Landing
Troops in Crete.
The Governor of the Island Says
He Is Not Antborized to
Accept Their Deciblon.
London, Aug. 1. A dispatch to tbe
Daily News from Caneau says the ad
mirals commanding the foreign fleets in
formed tbe governor of Crete that tlie
had gUen ordcrjo the commanders of
the various warobips to prevent the laud
ing of any Turkish troops on the islnnd
and to use force, if .necessary, in carrying
out the order.
Tbe governoi repiied that he was not
authorized to accept such a decision on
the p'trt oi the admirals.
The fact that the foreign admirals-have
signified their intention of pre-centing the
Sultan f rem augmenting the Turkibh forces
now in Crete cabU doubt on his majesty's
bona fides in agreeing, as he is said to
have recently done, to reduce the garrl
sons there. It is probable that the admirals
have received information that instead
of withdrawing troops, Turkey purposes,
if possible, to add to her forces in tbe
island. Such a course would be certain to
precipitate further conflicts with the
Christian insurgents, who, It is believed,
are only maintaining a comparatively
peaceful attitude in consequence of the
promises made to them that ultimately
tbe Mowem soldiers would be wilndrawn.
DELAYS OF DIPLOMACY.
The Sif?nliic of the Peace Prellini
nnriet, Again Postponed.
Constantinople, Aug. 1. It wa& expected
that the signing of the peace Tjrellmlnariea
between Turkey and Greece would have
taken place yesterday, but the matter wa3
delayed by the ambassadors presenting to
Tewfik Pasha, the foreign minibter, a new
article defining the time and methods of
tbe evacuation of Thessaly by the Ottoman
troops. Thereupon Tewfik Pasha pro
posed a new text for otner articles, with
the result that nothing conclusive was
Tbe conference will meet again on Tues
day. 3IOVED CONVICTS TO TEARS.
Wonderful Effect of Mrs. Balling
ton Booth on Criminals.
Joliet, III.. Aug. 1. The penitentiary
chapel was the scene of an unusual oc
currence this forenoon. More than 1,400
male convicts and 100 citizens were as
sembled to bear Mrs. Balllngton Booth tell
of the work the Volunteer Salvation Army
bad been and is doing in the large cities.
Tho lady's remarks were so impresbive
that from every portion of the huge chapel
came sobs. At the conclusion of her re
cital 300 men rose In their scats, signi
fying their desire to be enrolled under the
The Fiuest liMuefo Board $1 per
100 Vt. Llbbey & Co., 6th and N. Y. ave.
zSSsMk JmLZr," mill ' 1 WpSrW otrW
S TRICK GYGLIST'S FATE
lie Rode Into the Jaws of Death
Once Too Often.
HIS MARVELOUS EXHIBITION
Manipulated a Bicycle on a Tlpjht
Wire Seventy-five Feet From the
Ground Lost His Balance and
Fell Thousands of ilea und
Women Saw Him Die.
New York, Aug. 1. Frank Donobue who,
under the name of "Prof. Orion," had
given tbrorghout the WeEt exhibitions
of aerial bicycling on a bicycle illumi
nated by electricity, fell seventy-five feet
at Wissell's JUdgcwood Park, Queeug
county, this evening, and died a shore
Donohue's act was to ride a safety bi
cycle on a tight wire, charged with
electricity, and stretched on poles seventy
five feet above the giound. The bicycle
wheels had metal tires with grooves that
fitted tbe wire. The frame and wheels
were decorated with incandescent lamps
of vaiious colors, which blazed with light
ab be pedalled along the wire.
He also carried lamps on bis clothing
which were connected oywlres to feeders
on the wheel, and ab he rode these were
lighted or extinguished by means of s itch
es which he controlled.
He gave the first show on Saturday
night, riding from one pole to the other
several times and furnishing amusement
for a large crowd.
About 3,500 men and women were there
this evening. His performance was put
down to begin at 9 o'clock. The poles
wereerecledln an open space, 60 that there
might be room foi tbe sightseers.
Around the poles the lights were ex
tinguished In order to Increase the bril
liancy of the spectacle. Tbe crowd was
Donohue was ready at 9 o'clock. After
reaching the foot of the pole he put his
fooo in a loop and was drawa up to the
platform by his assistants. When he
reached the platform on one of the poles
he adjusted the bicycle to the wire, through
which a strong current of electricity was
flowing, and took his seat In the sad
dle. He balanced himself by means of
the platform, and when he had got his
feet on the pedals aud the switch adjusted
he btarted o'er the wire, making the
proper connection with the wire at the
As the front wheel of the bicycle ran
off the insulated wire and struck the
metal part, the electilolty ran through
the wire in the frame, lighting the lamps'
and illuminating the machine and its
rider. TUe bulbs on the wheels formed
circles of fire as tlie wheels revolved,
and the colored lamps on the frame made
the sight more picturesque.
Donohue's body was thrown into strong
relief by the blaze from his wheel and by
the lamps he carried and as he glided out,
the wire itself invisible, he seemed to float
in the air. From the crowd a murmur of
applause arose. As he pushed his wheel
along the points of contact between It and
the wire were shown by flashes of blue
flame, which leaped to the wheel as Dono
bue rode along.
He had gone about 250 feet when, with
out warning, he toppled to one side, and,
clinging to the bicycle, fell. The lights
went out suddenly. Every one present
beard the crash when he struck the ground
A physician was one of the spectators,
ne responded to a call and found Donohue
unconscious. While lie was making an
examination Donobue died in IiIb arms.
Tbiee ribs on the right side and the right
arm had been broken.
There was nothing about the body to in
dicate that the man hid received a shock,
and It could not be determined whether
his body accidentally came in contact with
an uninsulated conductor or whether he
lost his balance.
Donohue was about twenty-eight yean
old. He lived in Fore Wayne Ind., and
leaves a widow and baby three months
old. They are in Brooklyn. Donohue
had been giving similar exhibitons for
He was said to have ridden across
Niagara rapids two years ago.
Common Lumber only 75c. per 100
ft. Frank JLibbey & Co., Cth and N. Y. ave.
FROM THE LAXD OF GOLD.
Steamer Alkl Arrives With News
About Prospective Millionaire-,.
Beattlc, Wash , Aug. 1. The steamer
Alki from Juneau aud Dyca arrived early
this niomiug. She has postponed bailing
till Tuesday morning. More passengers
and freignt are offerlug than she can
carrj , and uimiv were turned away
Her officeis report busy sceaes at Dyea
with huge stacks of freight and bnggage
piled up along the beach, and a tented
city of prospective millionaires scattered
among the trees and brush. They are
organised intc small parties of from four
to twenty, and those experienced in camp
ing and packing are making fair progress,
while fie inexperienced are not faring so
well All are hopeful, however, and think
they will be able to get Unough the first
trying ordeal all right.
The officers nho confirm the report of
the e.ndiii from Juneau, Douglas, and
other places In Mmtheastern Alaska, Towns
are almost nbandonedby able-bodied men
and stores are denuded 'or goods In out-
rUtlng Tor tbe Yukon and K16ndlke.
Among the first men to try White Pass
to tbe Klondike is-onc Bratnober. an Ameri
can mining expert, who has been in the
employ of the BotKschlld? for many years.
He and ills guides anticipated making
the trip from tidewater to Dawson and
Klondike in forty days, and to accomplish
it on horseback the' greater: portion of the
STORIES OF GOLD GALORE
The Alleged Falmlous Wealth in
Creeks Beyond4he Klondike.
Official Advices That Miners Are
Deserting the Dawson City Dis
trict for Other Fields.-
San Francisco, Aug. 1 The most in
teresting feature of mail advices from
"Klondike will be the details of strikes
made in Stuart and elly rivers this sum
mer. Several times ilnce the arrival of
Klondike mlners'witn. their nuggets from
Bonanza and El Dorado Creeks, stories have
been afloat of still richer fields on Stuart
Creek and other creeks further ent. None
of the returned Ktontlicrs were able to
give Information on ' the subject. Many
have mined -nilh ii'ificed success on Stuart,
Polly and' other rivers Lefore striking rich
dirt on the Klondike tributaries. The only
hint of what has beta found comes through
'Surveyor 'Ogflvle In the following news
from Ottawa? received at Victoria, B. C:
"Vhil go"vefhTnent officials are leticent
as to tho latest tJdrices from Surveyor
Ogilvic and Inspector Constantino, the
fact has leakd-'oUt'that those officers have
assured their departments that) scores of
miners are deserting Klondike for a richer
'district further cast, Relieved to be Stuart
lttvcr, where"! tls said still more wonderful
deposits have been discovered thisspring.'
The last letter from Ogilvie was dated
Yukon Elver, ntfar "White River, June 7,
and contained this Information:
'"As" the opportunity presents Itself to
,send you a few lines.I fake advantages of
a fricndly'ldg oh a bank, with my camera
''bo'x for a desk, to write a short account
of my doing's since I'U.asc wrote, January
'"I have inade survey of all c tfaims ap
plied for at or ncaf?Daweon. I surveyed
nearly 2,noo claims in Pxmanza and El
Dorado Creeks, and' got nearly all, it not
all, disputes on tbeso creeks and tliey
weie many ESttled quickly and without
trouble, and, as" was most important,
educated miners pretty well in the require
ments of mining laws. Si am now on my
way to Pelly, to makeisurvey of claims
applied for there, when'I will go out via
St. MIohaels.and San Francisco.
"Pelly "River is about parallel "vith
Stuart River and enterl tbe Yukon about
forty miles higher up. Both rivers are
on right; or east bank1 of Yukon and many
miles east of Dawson City. Pelly has also
been prospected by some Klondikers with
little ir any more success than was Stuart,
but this is no proof that other prospectors
have not been more fortunate.''
Music and dancings a,t Congress Heights
tbl,s evening, and every evening hereafter
until October. Muslccby members otU. S.
Marine Band. Basket .picnic parties wel
come to large, cool oak grove. Sacred con
cert by members of the Marine Band
Sunday x evening from 4 to 10. AH
churches invited, especially singers. New
electric cars.run.-from Jfavy Yard Bridge
to Congress Heights. " jy31-tf
Blinds, l"-l-2-in ., any size, $1 u pair.
Frank jai)5ey5& Co" Cth and N. Y. ave.
SIS IB THE PARTY FOLD
Leader of Georgia Gold Demo
crats Denounces Bolters.
HE CALLS THEM WRECKERS
Says Thore Arc Two Great Lines
of Political Opinion in the Coun
try, and That No Middle Ground
Can Consisiteiitlj- Be Taken Be
Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 1. Fleming G. Du
bignon, who has had the leadership of
'the gold faction of the Democratic party
In this State for five years, aud who
made the race agalust the late Charles F.
Crisp for the United States Senate, will
no longer oppose the majority sentiment
of his party. He is at present being uiged
for the governorship and last night made
a statement; that has caused a stir among
the politicians. He says In part:
"Tlie bolting Democrats who are now
making the most noise about the Chicago
platrorm Avere the loudest In their com
mendation of the action of the minority
when, in 1892, It yielded its intense op
position to Mr. Cleveland and gave him
the otes which elected him President.
The minority did Its duty as Democrats
then, and for them to have adopted any
other course after the action of the con
vention would liavebeen to put themselves
in the attitude of the party wreckers.
"In accepting the action of the conven
tion of 1896 Democrats who disagreed
with the action then taken, on the financial
question arc doing Just what Democratic
leaders who opposed the nominatioii of Mr
Clevelaad, in 1892, did when, after bis
nomination, they rallied to his support.
"Since the establishment of the republic
there has been room in this country for
but two great parties. There have been
side Issues and ephermeral organizations,
formed out of temporary divisions, but in
the end they invariably drift back to two
great channels of political thought. The
Republican aud Democratic parties are
now, ah they have been for a long time
and as they will be for years to come, the
two great lines of political opinion of the
people of the country.
"Side issues will be raised and new
organizations will be formed, but they
will share the fate of the free -mil and
the anti-Masonic movements and other
such skeletons as are now found in the
political desert. The Populist party has
bad its dav. and it is now undergoing
Che process of disintegration.
"I beliee the Democratic party should
offer them every reasonable inducement
to return. There should be no further
diic!on among tbe white men of Georgia
and of the South, and there is no better
common ground on which they can all
unite than tlie Democratic platform. "
ANCHOR ITP FOR CUBA.
Filibnster. Elude Watcher
Gayly Sail Away.
"Wilmington, N. C, Aug. 1. It has leaked
out that while the Spanish agents and
Uuited Slates authorities here have been
watching for Cuban filibustering expedl
tions to go out from "Wihiilnpton, an expe
dition fitted out last "Wednesday on Topsail
Sound, alKiut twenty miles from "Wilming
ton, and headed for Cuba with a full cargo
of arms and ammunition.
Fishermen report that a schooner loaded
with war material arrived ort Topsail
Monday and hovered off shore until Wednes
day, when a steamer from the Delaware
Breakwater transferred the cargo and
etcamed away The schooner then sailed
INSULTED THE QUEEN.
Rasoul Gets a Year for Speaking:
Ahont the "Old "Woman's Ribs."
Bombay, Aug. L Rasoul, the prominent
Mahometan, who was arraigned at Luck
now for making a seditious speech at a
meeting of bis co-religionlsts, has been
sentenced to a year's imprisonment, being
unable to produce securities for his good
behavior. In bis speech Rasoul insulted
the Queen, and declared that but for the
forbearance of the Sultan ,"ttieold woman's
ribs would have been broken years ago."
Ivy Institute Business College, Sth andK.
None better: $25 a jear: day or night.
Goodi Reliable Carpenter at Any
hour. FraatLlbbej'&Co.,6tlianaN. Y.avc.
DLSLIKE TO LOSE ANDREWS.
l'onnger Members of Brown's Fac
Providence, It. I., Aug. 1. It is cur
icntly leported and believed to be true
tt.at members of the faculty of Brown Uni
versity have prepared a formal protest to
the corporation against the action or that
body whMi led to the resignation of
It is understood that the movement Is
largely confined to the younger members,
and that some of the older professors de
clined to be identified with it. Those who
are supposed to be engineering the mat
ter decline to discuss it, but enough has
been made public to permit of the state
ment that a protest has been drav.n up.
There has been one meeting of the
faculty, and there is likely to be another
It is said, however, that some of the
professors who attended the initial meet
ing will loC attend a second meeting."
These men say that the matter is alto
gether beyond their province, and they
do not propose to countenance Anything
savoring of criticism of the trustees. It
is notable that the prime movers are
mostly graduates of other colleges, and,
as stated most of them are young men.
There Is a growing feeling that President
Andrewb does not consider that the breach
between himself and the trustees cannot
lie healed over, although it would bp alto
gether impolite for him to assume tho
initiative looking toward a settlement
of the difficulties.
TALK OF A CUSTOMS WAR
Bearing of Great Britain's Action
Upon This Country.
It Mnv Become the Indirect Cause
of German Retaliation for
the Dingley Bill.
Berlin, Aug. 1. All the German news
papers comment at much length upon the
action of Great Britain In denouncing her
commercial tieaty with the German zoli
verein. The semi-official papers are gen
erally careful to disguise any suggestion of
uneasiness as to the outcome, and exprese
the belief that a new treaty containing tbe
most favored nation clause, but excluding
the British colonies, will be concluded be
tween the two nations. It is said that
Sir Frank Lascelles.the Brltishambassador,
has already suggested such a treaty.
The Liberal papers urge tbe re-establishment
of satisfactory commercial relations
with England. The semi-official Hamburg
lschar Corn spondent ia chiefly Impressed
with the probable result of the denuncia
tion, coming as it does on top of the
nw American tarirf law. It contends
that the agitation started by the agrarians
tor a customs war with the United States
has gained immensely in Importance in
consequence or the denunciation and says
that the situation is simply this:
In 1895 the German exrort trade to
North Ameiica was 10.8 ;cr cent or the
whole expoi t trade of the empire. Tbe ex
port to England was 19.8. Thus 30.6 of
the totnlexports of Germany are threatened
by recent eents.
The paper appeals to the government to
deal with the difficult task of protecting
the nation's Industry wisely and ener
getically. The agiarlan papers make no attempt to
conceal their anger.
The Pest advocates a- customs war with
Great Britain unless another treaty is con
cluded. The Krcuz Zelcung takes comfort in
anticipating a conflict between Great
Britain and the United States, tbe Euro
pean countries, meanwhile banding to
gether to present a united commercial
front against England.
Brussels, Aug. 1. The Official Gazette
In announcing that Great Britain has
signified her intention of abrogating her
commercial treaty with Belgium, adds
that the British government has given
notice of its willingness to negotiate
a new treaty.
Secretary Long: at New London.
New London, Conn., Aug. 1. The United
States dispatch boat Dolphin, with Sec
tetary of the Navy Long on board, urrived
in the li arbor at 4 p. m. The Dolphin
anchored ott the New York Yacht Club
station. About 5 o'clock the Secretary
was taken ashore and -isited the Pequot
colony. Tomorrow morning he will go up
the river and pay a visit to the naval
Joist Heart N. Carolina Strnlcht.
Frank Llbbey & Co., 6th and N. Y. ave.
Ill AE MITT'S HE!
The Strikers Hold Many Meetings
Throughout the Day.
ANGERED AT TOE SHERIFF
TJniteil Labor Lengue Denounce- His
IZfforts to Preveut the Miner
From As'-euibling; Debs Dis.-cassc-
the Situation and Its Prob
able Effect on the Coal Iudnstry.
Pittsburg, Aug. 1. The striking miners
weie a little disappointed today at the
bimll number of strikers who appeared
alwut De Armltt's mines. They expected
2,000 to come on the ground to be ready
Tor De Amltt in the morning, but only
about ."00 showed up. Tonight fifty men
passed up Fifth avenue, Pittsburg-,, acd
dropped in at tbe miners' headquarters
for instiuctions, and took a car Tor "WUkins
burg, when they will have to walk fcur
and fcix miles to the mines. These men
cai.ie from about five miles below Pitts
burg. Meetings were held all through the day
at the var'.ous camps of the strikes, but
there was no collision between them and
the deputies. The strikers are carf nl nou
tc infringe upon the company's property.
They are in. An ugly humor Just now. The
slierirrs proclamation forbidding them to
assemble in numbers ba-i angered them.
T. B lc Armitt, superintendent of the
company's mines, telephoned .The Times
correspondent tonight thau he is positive
the Plu'ii creek mine men will all go to
ork tomorrow morning. He says the
-Turtle Creek tOak. Hill) mine will not ba
so veil manned. uor will the Sandy Lreec
"Some of our men have told me that the
strikers have threatened to burn their
houses down if they do not strike," said
Mr. De Anniit. "They have asked us to
lie patient with them aud say they will
return to work as soon as the excitement
dies down We have had an offer of
fiftv miners Tor Tuesday, but have rt
fused to hire them, as we believe that
those of our men who are staying o.it
will have returned to work before that
time. They have not struck; tnev v.o
afraid of violence-5'
Tbe United Labor League meeting to
nieht denounced tbe sheriff and pletlseii
support and sympathy to the miners, ac
cording to the call Issued by Dolan ami
"Warner last night.
A meetinu will be held at McCrea school
house tomonow. The miners' of riclals be
lieve that all MWds,o,rOTj:anized labor
will have representatives at the meeting.
DE ARMPIT'S LATEST WEAPOX.
Invoice the Law and Tin'. Leader
Pittsburg, Aug. 2. Patrick Dolan, the
miners' district president, was arrested
about 1 o'clock this morning on a war
rant sworn out by T. B. De Armitt.
Polan ux: starting out at the head of
the crowd of striker, who Intended to try
to keep L'e A mint's men from going to
workfils morning. Cameron Millersecured
bail Tor Dolan and he will be released lat
in the day. ;
DEBS ON THE SITUATION.
He Says This "Week Will Bring: the
Crisis in the Strike.
Terre Haute, Ind., Aug. 1. Mr. Debs,
who spent yesterday at his home here,
says this week will bring the crisis in
the mining strike Unless West Virginia
and De Armltt's men are brought out iG
cannot be won. He believes that West
Virginia l s to be the controlling factor in
the soft coal industry hereafter, and that
the coal from that State, the output of
which has been rapidly increasing the past
few years, will ga into the old competitive
market of the lake trade and Chicauo
Tegularly from this time oa. Heretofore
it lias been a factor In that market oalyia
time of a strike. Mr. Debs says that
beyond this strike, this is the most eig
nlficant of changed conditions in the In
dustry. Secretary Kennedy, of thelndianaminers
organization, says an effott will be made
this week to get thethraa or four hundred
men at work at Ayrejbireandin theEvans
ville district . to join the strike. Kennedy
says that the continued passage of Ken
tucky coal through the mining district of
the State to the Chieaco market is having
a bad effect on the men. He has written
to the national officer of the organiza
tion asking them to send organisers to
Kentucky to get the miners there to
PREFERRED DEATH TO INSANITY"
A Chemist Take-. Poison and Fights
Acalust Efforts to Save Him.
Kingston, N. Y.T Aug.l.-Beconilngmorbid
over tbe thought that he was going to be
come ms'inc, Fraiu Gustav Abel Broberg, a
bachelor, the chemist for theNitro Powder
Company, committed suicide late Satur
day night by taking a large dose of mor
phine After he had taken the poison he
calmly walked Into an adjoining room,
where he told a friend what he had done.
Hurriedly four physicians were called.
Probcig refused absolutely to allow them
o administer any antidotes, and fought
with the doctors until be died, saying "I
prefer death to a living death In an Insane
The- suicide was known as one of the best
chemists In explosives in this country. The
secret for mnking a particularly high-grade
explosive that Is much safer to handle than
dynamite was known but to him. This
secret he willed to a friend before he
Senator Hnnna Ont Yhchtliu.
Cleveland, Aug. 1. Senator M. A.Uanna
started on the yacht ComanCb for a three
we-'ks' cruise yesterday afternoon. He was
accompanied by Mrs. Hanna, the Misses
Ruth and Mabel Hanna, Miss Phelps, and
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Genuine, of ToW.o.
Senator Hanna will meet President McKin
ley In a couple of weeks and cruise with
him for a few clays on the yacht.
Hot "Winds Rnin Kansas Corn Fields
Topeka. Kan., Aug. 1. Terrific hot winds
hac swept over Kansas during tbe past
forty-eight hours, und thoufarids of acre
of cornfields, which two dajs ago promised
a yield of fifty bushels to tlie acre, are now
Common Flooring", .jl.'.i5 per 100 ft.
Fiank Llbbey & Co., 6th and N. Y. ave.