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. WASHUsTGrTOy, SATtTEDAY MORNTNGr,;. AUGUST 7, 1897-EIGrHT. PAG-E3.
WOO, IN TON
So Says a Prominent Society Lady
i of Washington.
THIS IS NOT THE TRUTH
The Society Butterflies ilay Have
Flitted, But the People Who Are
the BneKhone of the Country Are
The dipper ten think that tlicy constitute
the American nation, but it ib the great
roifeses of the people v:ho count-the big-h'-arted
American people, who believe in
ttuVgrrat and glorious country.
The society butterflies may think that
notions but Part.sis good enough for them,
hut the honest patriots point with pride,
to tiheirown country, and jitailynsk wijere
can you find another country to equal It.
"Where is there a finer city than our be
"Whore are nobler institutions than our
The butterflies may flit to otlwr climes
out of affectation, but the great American
people know that ther is no finer summer
rewirt anywhere than our own city.
Mayer & Pettit pride themselves on being
of the people and for the people.
Their great double store and annex, Nos.
4.15 and 417 Seventh Ftreet, are run in
the Interests of the people.
Their prices are popular prices; that is,
as low as they can possibly be made.
They always look after the people's
interest. If they are fortunate and clever
enough to make an advantageous purchase,
-they gie the pt-ople the benefit of it.
Such an one is their purchase of Crash
Suits. .Never were Crash Suits offered
yon so cheap, when you consider the qual
ity. Today and tomorrow they hell fine
Crash Suits for men, with long pants, for
It is almost beyond belief, but you can
ee Tor yourself.
They will charge them, too.
ANOTHER DAY IN VERMONT
The President Again Hakes Green
Mountain Natives Happy.
Several Hundred Prominent Ver
monters Dine With Him on the
Isle Ii Motte.
Plattsburg, Aug. G. The President has
jrpent another day in Vermont aurt the
natives were thus made twice happy.
At 11 o'clock this morning the Trepidant,
Seorotary Alger, Secretary Porter and
Hon. Smith 1L Wecd.of Plattsburg, boarded
the steamer Maquani, especially chartered
for the occasion, and started for Isle la
Motte, sixteen miles away, where the
annual meeting of the Vermont Fish and
Game Glub was to be held. They ar
rived there about 12:30 and lunched with
Lieut. Gov. Fiske. The Vermont visitors
arrived aboutl:S0p. hi .andtbcintervenlns
time was spent in an informal reception,
the President shaking hands with several
Nearly every per&on of distinction in
Vermont and many from New York were
gathered on the little Island in Lake
Champlain to greet the President. Among
thosr present were Gov. Grout, Lieut. Gov
Fiske, Senator Proctor, Gen. McCulIough,
of New STork, Representatives Foss and
Soulhwick.Hon. E. C. Baker. Hon. Thomas
F. Conway, Gen. S. Moffitt, M. F. Park
hurst, C. S. Johnson, Judge Booth, Judgo
Moore, of Plattsburg, and several of tb
officers of the Twenty-first United States
When all the guests had landed and
the island was covered with people dlnnor
was announced. A large hut bad beeu
erected on the lawn, and covers were laid
for 800 persons Every seat was occupied,
and a fine dinner was served.
At the conclusion of the dinner, the
Et. Albans' Glee Club rendered "To Thee,
0 Country." The toastmaster, Frank L.
Green, then called upon Hon. T. F. Conway,
of Plattsburg, to respond to the toast,
"The Empire State."
Prof. D. T. Comstock.of Vermont, spoke
on "Education," and short speeches were
made by State Senator Hubbard and Rep
resentative Button. Hon. P. M. Meldon. a
leading Democrat, of Rutland, made one
of the bst speeches of the day
The glee club was again called upon.
It was one which visited Canton last sum
mer with tho Vermont delegation, and
tang "We Want You, McKinley; Yes, "We
Do," in response to the last call. It sang
an adaptation of the song mentioned;
"We've Got You, McKinley; Yes, We
Have." It brought Smiles and laughter
ironi the Presidential party, and cheers
from every person in the assemblage. At
Its close three rousing cheers and a tiger
were given the President, Applause, loud
and long, greeted the President, when he
arose slowly from his seat. He said:
"Mr. Toastmaster and Fellow-citizens:
1 wish I had fitting words to respond to
your generous welcome this generous hospi
tality. I can only say I reciprocate your
sentiments expressed in the speeches and
Bongs. I like Vermont. I like her people.
I like her civilization.
"I am never in the presence of a New
England audience that I do not recall
that her civilization penetrates every State
to the Union. Patriotic men and women
BTe found wherever New England civiliza
tion is found. I promised myself that I
would not make a speeou while away on
my vacation, and had assurances that I
would not be called upon today, but I
cannot help responding to your generous
welcome, l am glad to meet and greet
you as Americans. Tou ought to b proud
of your civilization I say to Yermonters
and to the people of New England, this
country owes much to Vermont for our
splendid civilization. Cling to your Puri
tan heritage. It is one of your grandest
Cheers greeted the President's remarks,
Which pleased the Vermonters mightily,
and he was made a lire member of the
Fish and Game League on the spot
A twenty-three pound salmon, caught
Thursday by Senator Proctor, W'as one of
the attractions of the day.
As the Presidential party were leaving
they were given a grand salute hy the
yachts In the haibpr. The party arrived
fit Hotel Champlain about 7 p. m. The
President expressed great delight with
the day's trip.
VeryTice Flooring: $f .5u per 100 ft.
Prank Libbey & Co., 6th andN. Y. ave.
S CYCLISTS MEET
Fred Longhead, the Canadian,
Defeats All the Cracks.
THE RACING OF A HIGH ORDER
Chnrley Itrtz, of Xew York, Very
2tfueli of n Dark Horse, Surprises
livery One by Capturing the Mile
Amateur Championship Event
Snumiuries of Results.
Philadelphia. Aug. 6 A Canadian rider,
Fred Loughcad, hailing from Sarnia, Out ,
captured the one-quarter of a mile aud the
one mile national championship races, of
the League of American Wheelmen, at the
Willow Grove track. Increased interest
wr.6 mi.ulfested and additional crowds ar
rived to participate in the meeting. Dur
ing the progress of the trial heats in the
morning the attendance was small, but
fully 10,000 persons witnessed the after
Bal.l 'jsplaycd rare form in the trials,
while Eail Kiser was unable to qualify in
bis quarter-mile heat. This bhowing Im
pressed everyone with the Idea that the
Buffalo rider, who has been held forth
as the American champion, would have
everything his own waj, bur, Lcughead
upset all calculations.
The amateur championship race was
puzzling. The result of this event also
furnished a big surprise. Chnrley Ertz,
of the Kiverhlde Wheelmen, of New York,
who was little thought of, captured tne
The racing, altogether, wasof the highest
order ever witnessed at a championship
meeting. The finishes In some of the races
were so close that the winners were not
announced until after lengthy deliberation
by the judges. The entries were large,
necessitating semi-rinal heats, but despite
the lengthy program, the meet concluded
at G-30 o'clock.
The starters in the final of the one-milo
professional championship included Sanger,
Taylor, Kiser, Bald, Loughcad, Callahan,
Mosher and Newton. Coming into the
home stretch on the second lap n blanket
would have covered the entire field. Major
Taylor, the colored rider, who has dis
played rare bprlntlug lately, shot out of
the bunch on the bell lap and a general
scramble ensued foi position. At this
mark Loughcad came up outside the bunch
with a phenomenal burst or speed, and won
by six inches. Loughead's vlotory was a
C. Nelson, of Springfield, won the third
of a mile amateur race.
A. C. Mertens, of St. Louis, figured con
spicuously at the meeting today, proving
that he can ride well in rast company.
He won the one-mile professional, 2:05
class, in clever style. McFarland, Nat
Butler, Titus, Sims, L. Callahan and B.
Oldfield competed in the final.
Mertens crossed the tape first with
Butler second and Sims third.
J. F. McFarland, of San Jose, is acquir
ing a great reputation as a handicapper.
Starting from scratch in the two-mile
professional cveut, he cut down a field of
sixteen, including Fred Loughead, who
rode fiom the same mark. Walter Sanger,
the o'd-time crack, also rode from scratch
in this race Be qualified in his heat,
but was sixth in the finish.
In the two-mile professional and amateur
handicap races the fields were large, pre
senting a pretty effect in the struggle at
the finish. Schade, the young Inter
collegiate crack, was at scratch in the
amateur race, and rode In admirable form
most of the way, but after taking the lead
he went to pieces in the- final brush. E.
C. Hausman, the New Haven rider, with
twenty yards handicap, won.
The first event was the 2-mile pro
fessional handicap In six heats. The first
heat was won by F. J. Loughead, scratch;
W. E. Becker, 40 yards, was second, and
Fred J. Titus, CO yards, third; time,
4:46 1-5. Second heat won by A. E.
Weinlg.HO yards; W. C. Sanger, scratch,
second, andC. R. Newton, 60 yards, third;
time, 5:03 4-5. Third heat won by T. M.
Cooper, scratch; W. F. Sims, 100 yards,
secoDd; J. A. Newhouse, 25 yards, third;
time, 5:00 2-5. Fourth heat won by Ar
thur Gardiner, scratch; L. A. Calahan, 50
jards, second, and R. Oldfield, 110 yards,
third: time, 4:41 2-5. Fifth heat won by
Jay Eaton; F. C. Hoyt, second; Will Co
burn, third; time, 450 2-5 Sixth heat
won by Charles A. Church: K. C. S. Wells,
second; G. L. Stevens, third; time, 4:43.
One-third mile, open, amateurs First
heat won hy Edward Llewelyn; second.
Tred. H. Hattersley; tlmt, 47 seconds.
Second heat won by John S. Johnson;
second, A. B. Goehlen tlm. 45 2-5. Thirri
heat won by Ray Dawson; second, J. J.
Rhoward; time, 47 2-5. Fourth heat won
by F. P. Gastalder; second, Albert Bate
man: time, 46 3-5. Fifth heat wou by R.
A. Miller; second, O. V. Babcock; time,
443-5. Sixth heat won by E. D. Ste
venr, second, Fred. J. Morse; time, 48 2-5.
Seventh heat won by J. A. Powell; second,
A. M. Zimbrlch; time, .47 Eighth heat
won by E. M. Bald; second, W. H. Fenring;
time, 45 2-5. Ninth heat won by Charles
Coleman; second, Joseph C. Rogers; time,
.45 1-5. Tenth heatwoa by E. W.Peabody;
second, Chub Nelson; time, .45.
Quarter-mile championship, professional,
winner only to qualify. First heat won by
Tom Cooper; time, :32 2-5. Second heat
won by F. J. Loughead; time, :34 2-5.
Third heat won by E. C. Bald; time, :34.
Fourth heat won byArthur Gardiner; time,
:32 1-5. Fifth heat won byW.M. Randall
time, :33 1-5. '
Two-mile handicap amateur First heat
won by Charles W. Keck,40 yards: second,
Fred Schade, scratch; third, William G.
Lccompte; time, 4:51. Second heat won
by W. A. Ladue, 70 yards; second, A. E.
Goehler, scratch; third, W. A. Lantz; time,
5:09 3-5. Third heat won by Robert A.
Miller, scratch; second, George H Col
lett, 60 yards; third, C. M. Bly, 40 yards;
time, 4:58. Fourth heat won by F. P. Gas
talder, 110 vards; second, E. C. Haus
man, 20 yards; third, 0. V. Babcock, 60
yards; time, 4:34 3-5. Fifth heat won by
Ld Llewelyn, 60 yards; second, Joseph P.
Rogers, 100 yards; third, George B. Van
nest, 160 ya'rds; time, 4:8l f-5. Sixth
heat won by H H. Wright, 170 yards; seg
ond, A. M. Zimbrlch, 50 yards; third, W.
Middcndorr, 50 yards; time, 4:43.
One mile; 2:05 class: professional First
heat won by Nat Butler; second, Barney
Oldfield; time, 2:52. Second heat, won
by E. D. FJcbter; second, W. E. Becker:
2:45 3 5 Time limit, 2:30. No race.'
No run over.
Fourth heat Won by F. A. McFarland;
L. A. Callahan second. Time, 2:25 1-5.'
Fifth heat Won by A. C. Mertens; w!
Ivy Institute Busiuess College, am and K.
Nono better: $25 a jean Cay or night.
The Finest l!Mnch Boards $1 per
100 Xt Libbey & Co., 6th and N. Y. are.
Fred. Sims, Fred. Titus, dead heat, second.
Time, 2:15 1-5.
The beoond and third heats in this race
were not run in time limit, and Will be
ridden oer. Sims and Titus rode a dead
heat for second place in the fifth heat.
One mile championship; amateur-First
heat won by Ray Dawson; second, W. A.
Lantz. Time, 2 25 2-5. Second heat won
by I. A. Powell; second, II. W. Midden
dorr. Time, 2!15. Third hpafc won by
CharlesMuss: second, D. W.Peabody. Time,
2:16 2-5. Fourth heat won by Charles
M. Ertz: recond, H. G. Gardiner. Time,
2:18. Fifth heat won by Fred. Schade;
second, J. J. Rhoward. Time, 2-16 1-5.
Sixth heat won by John S. Johnson; second.
Bert Ripley. Time, 2:15. Seventh heat
won by R. A. Miller; secoud, O. V. Babcock.
Time, 2:17. Eighth heat won by E. C.
Hausman; second, 11. J). Steven. Time,
One mile champlon'-htp.professlonal First
heat, won by Fied J". Lo.ughead; bccoud,
M. Ma jot Taylor; time, 2-14 1-5. Second
heat, by Ilowaid C. Mosher; second, W. C
Sangeii time, 2:10. Third heat, wou by
E. C. Bald; second, L. A. Callahan; time,
2:13. Fourth heat, won by Earl Kiser;
second, C. R. Newton; time, 2:15 2-5.
One-third mile, open, -amateur-First
semi-final heat, won by E. W. Pea body;
second. W.H. Fearing; third, Chub Nelton.
Time, 0:43 1-5. Second semi-final heat,
won by Edward Llewelyn: second, John S.
Johnson: third, A. B. Gcehler. Time, 0:47.
Third semi-final heat, won by J. A. Powell:
second, F. J. Morse: third, dead heat be
tween A. M. Zimbrlch and R. A. Miller.
Time, 0:47 3-5.
The final of the one-mile professional
champ'onshlp brought together Fred. Loug
head, the Canadian champion; Major Tay
lor, the colored lad; Eddie Bald, L. A.
Callahan, EarlKisor.O R. Newton, Howard
Aioshcr and Walter Sanger.
Bald had the pole, with Kiser next.
Luday and W. H. Seaton were put into
pace in the race for tin pacemaker. Calla
han was first, with Mosher and Bald fol
lowing This order Was -maintained two
laps. At the tl ree-quarter pole all were
bunched and came down the stretch neck
and neck nald and Loughead fought
every inch of the way. Loughead crowed
the tano a winner by inches, with Bald
second. Time, 2:03 3-5.
Final One mile championship; amateur
Ertz won, Stevens second Middendorff
third. Time, 2:16 2-5.
Final Quarter-mile championship; pro
fessional. Louphnd won.Coo-vr second,
Rundall third. Time, 32 seconds.
Final -One-third mile; amateur. Ed
Llewellyn, Chicago, won; W. H. Fearing,
third. Time, 0:43 3-5.
Final heat Two mile handicap; pro
fessional. McFarland, scratch, won; Fred.
Loughead, scratch, second; J. A. Newhouse,
25 yards, third; O. L. Stevens. 70 vards,
fourth; Charles A. Church, 40 yards," fifth;
W. C Sanger, scratch, sixth. Time,
E. C. Hausman, 20 yards, won; R. A. Miller,
scratch, second; C. W. Krick, 40 yards,
third; H. W-Middendorff, 50 yards, fourth;
C. M. Bly, 40 yards, fifth; A. A. Ladue,
70 yards, sixth. Time, 4:30.
STATEMENT FIJOM: HERS.
Injunctions Thnt Leave Miners
Helplcs nt the Foot of Money.
Plttpburg, Pa., Aug 6. E V. Debb has
made the following statement over his
signature: "The Injunction issued by
Judge Jarkson Is substantially the same
that Issued by Judge Macon By Its
proUlons J am enjoined from walking
on, the public highways that lead to the
mines, and as all the highway lead to
the mines, I am subject to arrest the instant
I enter the State.
"This is the most sweeping injunction
ever issued by any court, and if sustained.
nit doubtless will b2, it errectuallr strikes
down all constitutional rights und leaves
us bound and helpless at the feet of the
"The courts of this country have d
generated until they are now the conveni
uces of corporate capital. As for Jack
son's injunction. I hold it in sovereign
fontempt If I have occasion to speak in
the interests of the famishing miners in his
jurisdiction, I will do so, or at least make
the attempt, regardless of his Infamous
OUR "PAUPER" LABOR.
German BIcj-cle Manufacturers Ash
Protection Against It.
Berlin, Aug 6. It was stated In a recent
cable dispatch to The Times that a com
mittee of the German Protectionist So
ciety had presented a petition to the for
eign office, requesting that In view of
American competition, a heavy duty be
placed en American bicycles, the cheap
ness of which, it was declared, threatened
to deprive 25,000 Germans of work. It
was predicted at the time by The Times'
correspondent that the petition would not
be granted and today the foreign office is
sued its reply, which, while acknowledging
that the German manufacturers had a
grievnnco, said the government regretted
that It was not able to grant them any
Leaf Tobacco From Topic and Jjilisoo
Shipped to Cnba.
Mexico City, Mex., Aug. 6 Seven car
loads of fine leaf tobacco have arrived
at Bueno Vista Station, brought by the
Mexicau Central Railway from Chile, Com
postela, and other points in the territory
of Tepic for shipment to Havana, where
it will be made up into "Havana" cigars.
The demand for tobacco for Cuba has
given a creat impetus to its cultivation
in Tepic and Jalisco, and the quality and
flavor of the leaf are declared by experts
and buyers to be equal to the ordinary
Bhsmnrck Sh.ts It Is Important.
Vienna, Aug. 6.r-Prince Bjsmarck, who
was one of the promoters of the Anglo
German commercial treaty, has assured a
number of delegates of the agrarian party
who visited him at Frledrichsruhe that
the denunciation of the treaty by Great
Britain was an event tho far-reaeliing im
portance of which could not yet be cal
culated. So Admission Fee.
The Bt- Theresa fete is now over. Here
after there will lie no charge Tor admission
to the CongreSi Heights parks. Dancing
pavilion has been enlarged twice its former
Wonder Brothers perform Friday and
Saturday nights in the open pavilion,
and pie walk by Government Printing
Office vs Navy Yard both nights. Take
new electric line from Navy YaTd bridge.
Lacy's pure foodioe cream, none better,
90a per gallon. 601-603 N. Y. ave. nw.
Common Lumber only 75c. per 100
ft. Frank Libbey A Co., Cth andN. Y. ave. I
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DIPLCHAT FOSTER El
Talks Very Guardedly About His
Mission to Europe.
PROFESSOR ELLIOTTS ATTACK
Suys the Stqte Department Under
stand the Mutter nnd He Will
Not Discuss It-Does Not Fear
Any Conflict "With .Jupun Over
Annexation of Hawaii.
New York, Aug.' 6 John W. Foster,
who has been in Europe-forrthe last ttfo
months as a special commissioner from
the State Department to sound the Inter
ested European govern plentx on a new
seal convention, got here today on the
St. Louis, and had plenty of news of in
terest to his fellow-citizens, had he wished
to tell it.
Mr. Foster was accompanied by his wife,
and was met at the pkr by Charles S.
Hamlin, the other Bering Sea Commis
sioner. A large aocjiment fron'i the State
Department was delivered to Mr. Foster
at Quarantine, arter TvhichV Mr. Fosicr
announced his Intention of going to Wash
-There la a great' deal to be sald:, I ad
mit," said Mr. Foster, "but L cannot say it
here. I shall take the inldnlght train for
Washington and make my report to Sec
retaiy Sherman tomorrow- Mr. Hamlin
and I will talk the whole matcer over at
the Waldorf tnis evening, and he will ac
company me to Washington tonight.''
"Mr. Foate', is it true that you were con
cerned In the prelnature publication of
Secretary Sherman.'s letter in the Tri
bune?'' "No, sir, it is not," replied Mr. Foster,
with decided emphasis. "The premature
publication of offfcial fcorrespondence in
the Tribune was not authorized by me.
I do not know who could have given Mr.
Held, the authority "to make public that
Iecter. It did not help the solution of the
question, as may be Imagined, but, never
theless, I think thatat the conference in
Washington, to be beldlm October, satis
factory solution ofLbd problem will be
found." 5 -
"Then, there wiufbe a conference at
Washington?" S ,
"Yes, and I wilfjay that all the in
terested nations, will be represented at
it, Including JapanS i
"What have you .to say concerning the
attacks that have beerimade on you by
Prof. Elioitt, of tba8mIthonian Institu
tion?" Jf '1
"Nothing whatever," replied Mr. Fos
ter. "The matter is iiot new, and the State
Department; understands it thoroughly. I
prefer not to dlscussit."
"What ao you think as to the likelihood
of Japan forcibly resisting the annexation
of Hawaii?" z
"I do not think that there is any possible
danger of such an event taking place.
Japan has 24,000 subjects on'the islands
and she regards with interest all things
that may occur to afreet their welfare la
one way or another. Thatls only natural,
and 13 what any nation would do io a
similar situation, but as to there being
any danger of serious trouble, such talk
"Do you believe that the Bering Sea
question will be settled amicably'
"I have never thought for a minute that
It would not bo,' raplled'ilr. FosteL "I
think the same now as I always have.''
Assault Case "Postponed.
Batavln, N. Y,, Aug. 6.-Tlie trial of La
fayette Ward, charged with assaulting
the ten-year-old daughter of Luther Mc
Dermott, of Pembroke, was postponed
till September 3, after the peoplu rested
their case. There Is great excitement
in Pembroke and threats of vengeance are
heard. Ward la In jail.
Ceotcrville Minors at Work.'
Centervjlle, Iowa, Aug. 6. The coal
miners' strike in the Centerville district
has been definitely settled and every mine
Is now in operation," run iiing all the men
It can employ. Orders1 are coming in
faster than they can?be filled.
Blinds,! luenen. Any bfae,!!l a Pair.
Frank Xibbey &r Co., 6tb? and N, Y. ave.
A WEST VIRGINIA BILL OF RIGHTS.
SIX VICTIMS DEAD.
Increased Lint of Fatalities br ttu
Chicago 32Ievntor Fire.
Chicago, Aug. 6--Six or the victims of
the elevator fire last nisht are now dead
Thev are Charles M. Conway, drher of
engine company No. 7. died at the County
Hospital; Thomas Monahan, driver for
Chief Sweenie, missing, anil gii-en up for
dead, unidei.tifled man, thrown Into the
river and drowned, body not yet recovered:
John J . f'tiog'tu, Jacob F. Schur. and Jacob
Btrnmen, all pipemen'of engine company
In addition, John Hantz, spectator, struck
on the head, Is thought to U dylngAthU
home. John Evans, pipeman, or ennine
company No. 5, Is believed to be fatallv
hnrt, nnd William Hanley, plpeman. of
engine company No. 5, crushed by falling
bricks, Is thought to bo fatally Injured.
jlu- all, nearly fifty were hurt, mutt of
RACE TO VINEYARD HAYEN
Third Squadron linn of tiie New
York Yacht Glob.
The Vigilant Oatsnlls Her Rival,
the Nnvuhoe, In Gallant Style
New Bedrord, Mass., Aug. 6. Under a
clrar summer sky and in a gocd sailing
breeze the New York Yacht Squadron lert
Newport thib mcrnlng and started on a
squadron run to Vineyard Haven. It was
the third squadron run o the fleet since
it started on Its annual cmiselast Monday.
It was made in weather that was, Indeed,
a great change from that of yesterday.
The run today was thirty-seven miles
in length. The rinish was in Vineyard
Sound, off West Chop.
At 10M0 a gun was fired from the
Katrina, announcing the start of the small
bloops. The Queen Mab was the first to
go over the line. The Jessica was next,
tearing along in magnificent style, with
her starboard rail awash. Next came the
Wasp, near the leeward end of the line
The Sayonora and Uvira. crossed the line
together. Following the Sayonora and
Dvira came the Gosoon and Glorlana, very
close together. Cnrmlta was next, her
bowsprit close to the weatner quarter of
Glorlana, while Katonah and Lhls fol
lowed, both near the windward end of
In the sohooner olns the Ariel, which
led the class, slipped first over the line,
followed by Fennella. The Colonla and
Emerald, which had been keeping close
together, were the next pair across. Co
lonia managed to cross the line more
than a minute ahead of her rival, with
the Sachem under Emerald's starboard
rail. The Vigilant came next, with Mar
guerite and Aiuorita as the tail-enders,
both handicapped. The Navtthoe did not
cross the line until long after the Vigilant.
The wind freshened considerably, making
a fine day's sport. The leaders were timed
as they fussed the Vineyard Sound light
ship as follows:
Vigilant, 2:00:00; Amorita, 2:01:19;
Emerald, 2:01:50; Queen Mab, 2:03:25;
Sayonora, 2:03:40; Colonla, 2:0i:28.
After passing Vineyard Sound light
ship the Vigilant Increased her lead and
crossed the lino ahead of the fleet. The
Colonia was the first schooner to cross.
The Sayonora heat out the Wasp. Amorita
led in her class, and the Navanoe finished
after the latter.
The Marguerite came next then the
Queen Mab, Wasp, Ariel, In the order
The races for tho Commodores' Cups
will be started off here at 10 a.m. Satur
day. The official corrected time for the
Schooners-Colonia, 6:03:02; Emerald,
6:42:36; Marguerite, 6:14:52; Iroquois,
6:55:24; Gevalia, 7:07:20; Fennalla,
Sloops Vigilant, 5-59:40; Navahoe, 6:
11:57; Wasp, 6:27:26; Carmlta. 7:18:53;
Glorlana, 6:30:15; Sayonora, 6:13:24; Syce,
6:19:13; Jessica, 6:46:55; Venccdor,
The Emerald wins from Colonla by 1
minute and 17 seconds. Marguerite wins
f romlroquols by 40 minutes and 32 seconds.
Vigilant wins from Navahoe by 12 minutes
and 17 seconds.
Good, Reliable Carpenter at Any
hour. Frank Libbey & Co., GthandN. Y.ave.
Important Matters Treated in
the Queen's Message.
HER NEW IMPERIAL POLICY
Significant Hefcrer.ce to the Bond
Between the Colonies, uiul the
Mother Country Sympathy 32x
pre&hed for India', Famine Sufferers-
London, Aug. 6. Parliament was pro
rogued today Concerning the important;
occurrences during the session, the Qiieen's
speech of proroguatlon says: "The united
influence of the six powers signatory to
the treaty of Paris was earnestly exerted
early in the year to dissuade the King
of Greece from war, upon which he un
happily desired to enter. Though they
failed in this endeavor, they were able to
bring ubout an early suspension of hos
tilities between the belligerents and open
negotiations for peace.
"These proceedings h.ive been protracted
and a formal treaty hap not yet been
signed, but there Is good ground for
believing that all of the more important
mattere in controversy have been adjusted
and that in return for an adequate In
demnity the territory conquered by Turkey
wU, with a slight modification of the
frontier, be restored to Greece."
Another paragraph of the speech an
nounces the conclusion of a treaty of com
merce and friendship with Abyssinia. As
regards the new imperial policy, her
maj-3ty says: "The presence of repre
oditntlvc of the colonies and the Indian
empire at the ceremonies held in celebra
tion cf the .sixtieth year of my reign hai
contributed to strengthen the Lond of
union between all parka of my empire, and
additional proof cf the attachment of the
colonies to the mother country has been
ruraiehed by the fiscal legislation of Can
ada and the xmtrlbutlon which the Cape
Colony, following the example of Austral
asia, has offered to our naval defense.''
The speech proceeds to exprcs sympathy
with the people of India, who have been
stricken with famine and plague, bestowo
high pinlse upon the Indian officials and
concludes with a foimal acknowledgment
of the legislation enacted by Parliament.
THE CHICAGO GAS TRUST.
An Attnclr to Be Made Upon It by
the Civic Federation.
Chicago, Aug. 6. The Chicago Ga3
Trust, recently born Into arbitrary power
by the consolidation of eight competing
companies, under the leadership of the
People's G3 Light and Coke Company,
will have to fight its way into operation
through the State ami federal courts.
An attack is to be made soon on the big
corporation hy the Civic Federation, through
its "committee of one hundred," and it
is suid the Ogden Gas Company, left out
In the cold by the recent combine, will
lend its aid and cash in the legal battle
which is expected tc overthrow the trust.
Corporation Counsel Thornton says the city
will not enter the fight unless the people's
rights are overridden by the combine.
Germans Buying I,nnd in Cnba.
Havana , ug. 6. Agents of German cap
italists are making extensive purchases or
tobacco, coffee and cocoa lands. El Diaro
de La Marina, in an editorial, welcomes the
new German investments as tending to
check and counteract the American in
fluence now predominating in the islands.
A Sympathetic Move.
Marietta, Ohio, Aug. 6. Two hundred
miners along the line of the Zanesville and
Ohio River Railroad, between this city and
Zanesville, struck yesterday out of sym
pathy with the eastern miners.
Music and dancing at Congress Heigh s
this evening, and every evening hereafter
until Octobor. Music by members of U. S.
Marine Eand. Basket picnic parties wel
come to large, cool oak grove. Sacred con
cert by members of the Marine Band
Sunday evening from 4 to 10. All
churches Invited, especially singers. New
electric cars run from Navy lard Bridge
to Congress Heights. jy31-tf
Joist Heart X. Carolina Straight.
Frank Libbey & Co. , 6th and N. Y. ave.
PIGIFIFQ SKI TROOPS
Col. Arango Twits Wcjlcr on.
His Soldiers' Cowardice.
THEIR VICTORIES ON PAPER
He Vatnly Tempted Them to Do
Battle, Hat They Prefer to Win
Victories In Official Reports, or
In Less Dnngerocs Vv'urfara
Against the IIeIples.- Paciflcoes.
Havana, Aug. 2. Col. Arango. of tho
Insurgent army In the province of Ha
vana, has written the following communi
cation to Gen. Weyler:
"Oa July 22, I wa& encamped with
my forces two miles west of Madruga.
It was about noon wheu I recerted ad
'vlces from my vanguard that a SranlsQ
force was approaching. I tent scouta to
reconnolier, and they found that It was
a division of the battalion of Son Quentm.
I drew up my men In order of battle,
and waited in vain two hours. As tho
Spaniards did not show any disposition
to attack me, I cent 100 men to the
front to harass them anu challenge them
to battle. A few shots from my Torces
were enough to make the celebrated war
riors of Sau Quciitin retreat in haste.
"Two days la tcrlw.is Aery much amusi-il
as I a-t t In my tent reading In the Havana
newspapers the Icastful Spanish acrmsne
of the fiicountepjin which It arpeared
that J .as dWgjU .it the point of tho
Spanish liaionetsfrSiii mystrongpositloriH.
"On July 25 I moved some four inllw
farther to the west Tor tne purpose of cap
turing a herd cf catth bound for Hu v.ir-i.
The cattle were escorted by Spanish guer
rilla forces, which fltd on my approach T
sent the plunder to the Cuban, depot oC
supplies, and then I waited to seewhether
a Spanish column would come to avenge
the gurrrillas. In five hours only thrde
persons came along, and they were milk
men on their way to Madruga. One of
them hau a dl an passport, issued by my
superior. Gen. Rafael de Cardenas I let
him pass free. The other two had Spanish,
passports, issced by your excellency. I
arrested them and hold them till, in tho
hor that vour excellency will delga to
come m their rescue
"On July 2G. and when I held my for
mer position near Managua, I was in
formed of the approach or some Siiantsri
forces of the battalion of Canaras Half
aa hour was qnongh to convince mo thUt
I was about to have another di-sapiioinE-ment.
The battalion of Canaras, after a
few vol'eys.choethe same honorableconiie
thnt the battalion of San Quentm clioe
on July 22 I have not read any report
of their victory, bnt 1 have no the lease
doubt that it has been published.
"I take, the trouble of writing all thesa
facts to your excellency only to congratu
late, your excellency warmly upon tho
pacification of thk province. The troopw
of your excellency are undoubtedtyslto wins
a very peaceful disposition.'
As in all the Spanish official reports,
every Cuban leader is mentioned as "the
so-called general "
Arango's communication Is addressed to
"The So-called (Titalado.. Captaia General
of Cuba, Toa Valerano Weyler."
Copies of this communication circulate
In Havana, to the great delight of Weyler'a
Another butchery of paclficosis reported
from a place near Sancti Spirltns. More
than 100 persons, the majority of them
women, children and old men, were
massacred in cold blood by the Spanish
column or Col. Orozco. Reports of this
kind are of dally occurrence.
The ouly persons who condemn theso
outrages arc the Cubans in sympathy with
the revolution, who are obliged to live
in Havana as they have no means of
supporting their families abroad. Thla
last massacre near Sancti Splritus Is
appalling in its details. The pacificos
had been starvingfor several days.crowded
around the fcrts and asking In Tain that
the Spanish military commander give them,
permission io seek food. A woman whoso
four children were dying of hunger re
solved to brave the anger of the soldiers
to save her sons from their misery In
the night she slipped unnoticed between
two sentinels and reached the woods. On
returning In the morning with vegetables
she was caught and recognized.
Instantly the rumor spread among the
soldlrs that the padficos had an under
standing with the Insurgents and that the
woman was sent to the Insurgents to in
form them about the Spanish derenses.
At the shout of "treason" the soldiers,
drawing their machetes, began the slaugh
ter. The pacificos amazed and fright
ened, offercdnoresistanceand were mowed
down as sheep. When the work was
done and but a few remained Col. Crozco,
who was notified from the first of the
action of the so!dirs and had made no
effort to restrain them, sat down at his
desk and reported the case to Gen. Wey
ler as a victory of his troops over th.
I)Ii. RYHER'o LIFE INSURANCE.
His Brother Will V.e It to Pros
ecute His "Lynchers.
Atlanta, Ga., July 6. Insurance policies
on the life of Dr. W.L. Ryder, who was
hung by a mob for shooting his awcetheart,
amounting to 12,000, were paid this
morning to his brothers.
Th companies did not contest the claim,
although it is the first time they were
ever called upon to pay the risk ota roan
killed by lynching. The brothers have put
the entire amount in a fund to prosecute
The Knrds on the Wnrpoth.
London, Aug. 6. A dispatch to tho
Daily News from Tabriz, In Northern Per
sia, states that Kurds arc raiding in tho
vicinitj of the Turco-Perslan frontier
Both Persia and Turkey are sending troops
to btop the raiders. The dlpatch adds that
it is reported that the Kurds and the
Armenians arc fighting.
ISmployps Fntul Quarrel.
Knoxvllle, Tenn., Aug. 6. Lorenzo J.
McConnell and Frank Alice, dek mates
In the Pension Office, quarreled this morn
ing. The former wu fatally stabbed.
He was appointed by Hoke Smith.
?3 Special Unto to Fort Monroe $3
.Norfolk, Vq. Heach & Ocean View.
Norfolk and Washington Steamboat Co.
will sell tickets over I ts line Suturday , Ang.
7, good for return passage Sunday, Aug; 8,
at S3 for round trip. it ,
Common Flooring;, 1.25 per 100 ft.
Frank Libbey & Co., 6tb andN. Y. ave.