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Washington, Tuesday morning, august 17, 1897 jeight pages.
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T3;3 Olcch'.jn of" THE TIME3 Yesterday,
Tie Mil Miners
now insist on 05 cents and two pay days.
The tie-up, however, is more out of
sympathy with the general strike than be
cause of any grievances.
The Legal Battle Between the Be
. Arinitts and the Strikers.
COIL T1M0 CAREER
Four Men Will Die and Manj
Others Badly Injured.
ALL HOPS THAT THEY WILL WD!
Fnlr-Minded Americans Do Not Wish
to Have Men "Working in Their
Midst on Stitrvatlon Wages Such
Things Are n Disgrace to the
The people must and shall triumph! If
they should get 'worsted in this contest,
they will fight again a6 soon as they get
au-opportunlty. They "will never cease to
fight for their rights.
The American people Is not ope to tame
lyqBubmUjto be trodden in the mire by the
heel of thejsmug capitalists.
Elch uudipoor alike must have a chance
in this free-born, glorious country.
Mayer & PetUt wibh success to the
fctrikers. They'alwajs -wish for the bet
terment of the worklngman's lot. They
"would like to bee every man in the country
with his pockets full of money ,-and a happy
borne for him to spend his eenings In.
At their great double store and annex,
415-417 Seven til street, rich and poor are
on an absolute equality. The man of mod
erate means has the same opportunity to
f urnlbb his house splendidly ah the man of
Because .Mayer & Fettlt extend every
honest man credit; unbounded credit, at
the lowest of cash prices.
Take the large Oak Chiffonier, for in
stance, that they are selling this week at
$3.98. It Is a tolld, handsome affair,
exceedingly -well made, with five drawers,
and at the price is indeed such a bargain
as can only be found at Maer& Pettit's.
RESIGNATION OF ANDREWS
Rev. IL L. Wayland Defends the
Thinks It H(ih Done Right Dr.
"Whitman May Be Offeied
Providence, R. I., Aug. 16. Rev. H. I,:
"V.aylaud, of Philadelphia, a member of
be Brown UnlverElty coJfatlon, who is
at present In thU city, talktery freely
regarding the resignation of President
Andrews, of Brown, today. He said that
the report of the committee -which waited
on Dr. Andrews, -would doubtless prove a
very interesting document.
"The committee had a conference "with
President Andrews lasting about two
hours. There -was a- perfect harmony, and
the members of the committee left the
president with the understanding that
he -would do nothing about Uie matter until
the meeting of the corporation, at lea6t.
They "were tot-ally surprised when the an
nouncement wab made that the president
"There has been much misunderstand
Injr of thls,affalr- For instance, it has
boon said that Mr. Rockefeller was to
give a million dollars to the university.
No one knows anything about this, and
no one has the nght to make aliy such
btstoment. Mr. Rockefeller is not In the
habit of tanking of his plans, and any
such statements should come from him.
"I think the corporation has done noth
ing It had not a peifect right to do. The
committee on conference report, to be pub
Ushed later, will show that the corporation
ijias no reason to ictreat from its action
, "It is child's talk to say that the ac
tion or tc corporation was not courteous
to the president.
" A man cannot separate himself from
his position. as I said in my letter to
the faculty. As a professor here In 1SS 1,
Jie made many unguarded speeches, and
this was the cause of my letter to him,
and his reply that a man's utterances
ehould be guided and ruled by his posi
tion, as I quot-d to my letter."
Dr. Wavland stated that the names
of President W. I!. "Wheeler, of Cornell;
Dr. Sprout, of ttuhecster; ex-President Hill,
of Rochester, and Dr. Whitman, or Colum
bia, have been mentioned for Dr. Andrew?'
The officers of the class of 1896 of
Brown University, have prepared and
mailed to the individual members of the
class, for signature, a proposed letter to
the corporation of the university request
ing that the resignation of Dr. Andrews
be not accepted.
CTCLOXESWEEPS OVER URBANA.
A Number of Buildings "Wrecked
and Forer-ts Damaged.
( Urbana, Ohio, Aug 10. A cyclone swept
over a portion of this city and the eastern
part ot the county last night, doing a great
deal ot damage Several barns were blown
down, unroofed and damaged, while baoo
was played In timber lands.
The large amphitheater on the county
fair ground was badly wrecked, part ot it
being totally demolished Large shade trees
all over town were uprjoted g
John M. Gregory and wife, of Belle
fontalne, while driving, had a thrilling ex
perience Tbt horse, vehicleand occupants
were caught and carried over a high hedge
The horse then ran away and Mr Gregory
was severely injured. The damage will
'amount t several thousand dollars.
"Warring Maryland Republicans.
Baltimore, Aug. J 6. The Malster faction
of the Republicans has filed a bill in court
Jisking that the city committee be en
Joined from holding the primaries next
JJouday. The court "will hear argument
tomorrow. li,e bill sets forth that the
city committee proposes to violate the
primary election law as passed by the
last legislature. Ignoring the mandate
f the State central committee.
A Brooklyn Capitalist Dead.
Canton, N. Y., Aug. 16.-Robinson GUI,
et'Kcap street, Brooklyn, a director of
several banks in thatcity and prominent In
real estate circles, died here today of
pneumonia aud diabetes. Ills Tamlly were
spending the summer In Canton.
Camp meeting at Handle Park, Congress
Heights, every evening. Take newelectric
cars from Navy Yard Bridge. aul0-l4t
Lacy's pure food ice cream, none better,
0a-jer canon. 601-603 N. T. avo. nw.
Very Jflce Flooring $1.5U per 100 ft.
JPmat Llbbey & Co.. 6th and N. Y. are.
MOTION TO DISSOLVE DENIED
The Tejnpornry Restraining Order
Continued Until the Judge Can
Arrive ut a Decision tender of
the Strikers Adopt u Plan for
Evading the Injunction.
Pittsburg, Aug, 10. Judges Stowc and
Collier held a hearing today in the in
junction proceedings against the btrlklng
miners. The temporary restraining order
was continued aud the Judge,s rescned
their decision as to making it permanent
A big crowd of strikers attended the hear
ing. The Judges denied motions to dis
solve and to make permanent, and ordered
witnesses to be called.
"W. P. De Armltt testified about the
contract he had with his miners and about
threats tbe strikers were alleged to hae
Thomas B. De Armitt, superintendent
of the mines, told of the roads leading
to the company's property being invaded.
A number of De Armltt's employes gave
evidence. "William Fisher 6ald he had
been "warned that tile strikers had pistols
and guns loaded with smokeless powder.
He said he had been shot at. He did
not know whether bj strikers or others
Other employes of the company-said
they bad been threatened with iolence.
Stouea had been thrown at them and
threat? had been made that their houses
would be burned if chey did not go on
For tue strikers, Fatnck Dolan, Willlnr.i
"Warner, Uriah HJlllngham and others said
that no threats had been made In their
presence. Rome of the company's em
ployes who had struck told of being as
sau'ted by Samuel C. De Armltt.
During the hearing of the injunction
proceeding, W. P. De Armltt, president of
the company, was served -with notice of
three suits entered against him by fctrikers
to whon , it is said, wages weie refuted
because they Joined, the strike, not rul
filling their contracts with the company.
These will be made test cases.
A plan for evading the effect of the
injunction was made known to the strik
ers at Turtle Creek this afternoon. Lead
ers have engaged quarters at the boarding
houses of the unmarried men employed In
the New York and Cleveland Gas Coal
Company's mines, which are to be taken
by strike leaders with the intention of
thus reaching the miners during their leis
ure moments, and, by argument, persuade
them to strike.
This plan contemplates the disbanding
of the present camps of the strikers.
There -was a meeting In the camp at the
Jefferson schoolhoute today. About 120
strikers are quartered there. They were
anxious to march to the Sandy Creek mines,
about two and a half miles from the camp.
The leaders protested that they had orders
not to raarcn, but the men seemed de
termined to disregard them. It was only
after loug argument that such action In
the face of the present temporary in
junction might lose the case for the strik
ers In court, that the men agreed to re
main quietly In camp.
De Armltt has another mine near Har
rison City. Westmoreland comity, and the
strikers have decided to move on It a
soon as thei cau spare the time.
"WEST VIRGINIA MINES CLOSING.
"Work Stopped at Many Places in
the New River Valley.
Columbus, O., Aug. 10. Information wag
received at miners' headquarters this morn
ing that twenty-five mines had closed in
the Kanawha and New River Valley in
Wet Virginia, as follows: Wiunifreide.
North Coalburg, Knuaw ha, Belmont, Crown
Hill, Cbe.ap-ake, Crescent, Edgewifter,
Eagle, Diamond, St. Clair, Canuelton, Cedar
Grove, Monarch, Peabody, Teelsplinl, Big
Mountain, Staunton, Kelloy Creek, Fort
Hill, Black Peerless, Bigamy, and Great
The miners who wt-re instrumental in
haviug mines closed down Issued a procla
matlon asking men in other mines to come
out. Serretaiy Pearce received a tele
gram from President Ratchford to the ef
fect that the meeting at McKeesport, Pa.,
was a great success, and that he would
not be home until Tuesday.
THE FEELING AT DECATUR.
A Strong Sentiment in Favor of
Decatur, 111., Aug. 3 6. A delegation of
fifty Decatur miners marched to the Spring
field cunp and invited the visiting strikers
to attend a imeting In the city jesterday
The Invitation was accepted, and Sheriff
Nicholson was asked and gave permission
for the men to march In a body to the clty
The meeting was called by the Trade
and Labor Association to gie expression
of disapproval of the acts of the city and
county authorities in preventing the vis
itors fiom entering tbe city. About 1,200
peisons weie present, mostly miners. The
strikers remained to attend a meeting as
Dougherty's Hall, at Which many of the
Decatur miners were present. The senti
ment of tile meeting was largely in faor
ct quitting work.
A large body ot Pana strikers arrived in
the city last nighturid reinforced the in
Strikers Gnluing at Fairmont.
Wheeling, W. Va., Aug. 16.-A special
to the news from Fairmont, W. Va., says
the fust break In the ranks of the Wat
son miners occurred this morning when
120 of the Montana men refused to en
.ter the mine. The organizers here expect
to have the entire fldd closed up by the
end of the week. .
Snnoval Strikers Firm.
Carlisle, III., Aug. 16.-A- meeting of
striking miners was held last night in
Sancval and they decided to remain our.
until the strike is settled.
Kentucky Digger's Fnll in Line.
Danville, Ky. Aug. 10. About 600
miners have struck In the Laurel district,
around Pittsburg, Ky.i and strong efforts
are being made to get those at work to
come out. The. miners Tn this district made
a contract with the operators in May for
02 1-2 cents and on pay day, the agree
ment to be In effect for one year, but they
Exciting sack race Congress Heights
The Finest 1-ltich Boards $1 per
100 ft Llbbey & Co., 6th and N. Y. are.
FIRST BLOOD IN TDK STRTKE.
Deputy Sheriffs Quarrel and One
Shoots, the Other.
Pittsburg, Aug. 16. The first blood in
the Pittsburg strike was shed today
Contrary to expectations ,11 -was not the
strikers who caused the first trouble
Two deputy sheriffs quarreled at noon, one
shot the other, inflicting fatal injuries.
It. is thought the Woiiuded man will die
before morning. The quarrel arose from a
The "wounded man is Robert Kerr, sixty
years of age- His assailant Is Frank An
derson. Both men live in Pittsburg.
Robert. Kerr and William Walker were
eacli In charge of a gang of fifteen depu
ties, and S. C. Young, an office deputy,
was in charge or both gangs. Anderson
and Walker aic neighbors and friends, and
when the former assigned Kerr and his
gang to go to Claiksilk today, Kerr ac
cused Anderson of showing favors to his
friend, Walker, because he was sent to
Plum Creek, a job that all the deputies
Witnesses differ in their stories. Some
say that Anderson called Kerr a, vile
name; others claim Out Kerr insulted
AudT-on grievously. At any rate, Ander
son knocked Kerr down with a blow of
the fist, nud Kerr knocked Anderson down
who arose and was knocked down again.
Anderson drew his reolver, fired, and the
bullet entered Kerr's 'body to the right
of the etomach. It s supposed to have
pierced his lunga and liver.
Anderson was nnes"ted by Walker. When
lPd away lie stopped at a rlatform where
religious services are held every Sunday,
knlt down, and earnestly prayed that
Kerr might not die.
EIGHT INJUNCTIONS ISSUED.
Judge Jackson Kept Busy in the
Paikersburg, W. Va., Aug. 16. -Since
Saturday night John J. Jackson huslssued
eight Injunctions restraining the labor
leaders fiom trespassing on the property
of the differenfmlnc owners and restrain
ing them from interfering with the work
ing mineis. Ex-Gov.FlomIng,necompanled
by Charles Mac-Kali, a stockholder in the
West Fairmont Coal and Coke Conipanynnd
the Montana Coal and Coke Company, were
before Judge Jackon tills morning and
secured two inunctions. One suit Is en
titled Charles MncKall vs. Eugene Debs
et al. The other, Charles MacKull vs. M.
D. Ratchford et al.
It is thought here tonlghtthatthe miners
will make a test case out of one of the
Injunctions, and say they -will fight it
to the bitter end.
While at the Government building this
morning ex-Gbv. riemlng received a tele
phone message from Fairmont, stating tha,t
100 miners at the Montana mines joined
thestrikers today. The message also stated
that 248 strikers were camped along the
roads leading to the Montana mines, and
that the operations of the miners were de
layed two hours.
As the miners went to work, the strikers
made threats to them ot -what they
(the strikers) would do if the miners did
not stop work. The effect of the strikers'
march on the Montana mines was pretty
successful for them. There were in the
neighborhood of three hundred ma who
started to work. At thoolicitntion of
the marches a fully one hundred of the
three hundred refused to go to work.
Tills break In the Montana miners was
not expected by the operators.
Drndlej-'s Siege of Coffeeu.
Coffoon, 111., Aug. 10. -Preparations are
being made to renew the .siege, itis said
that Bradley's forces of crusaders will
be largely re-enforc ed. Provisions are com
ing to the camp by the wagon load. Suits
are to be brought against the Cof feen au
thorities who have prevented citizens from
Simmons Creole Miners Fall In.
Wheeling, W. Va.. Aug. 10. A speCal to
the News from Huntington, W. Va., says
800 miners refused to return to work at
Simmons Cieek mines, on the Norfolk anil
Western, this morning. About 1,500 men
areno.v out along that line. Agitators are
now In thee fields.
A WOMAN PURSUES SAXTON
Life Made Unpleasant for President
McKinley' s Brother-iu-Law
He Is the Object of n Dangerous
Affection and "Wnnts the Young
Cleveland Ohio, Aug. 16. George D
Saxtou, of Canton, Ohio, brother-in-law
ot President McKinley, has been pursued
by a Canton woman and has sought the
protectiun of the United States author!
ties. As & result ot the investigations
made hv them steps Were taken here
today to swear out a warrant Tor her.
Deputy Marshal Keeley said today that
a bundle ot letters written by the woman
to Mr. Saxton had been placed in the hands
of the po'-tofficc inspector. The letters are
unslcned. and the writer threatens to shoot,
or stab Mr. Saxton. The writer is sup
posed by Mr. Saxton to be a woman who
some time ago sued him for breach of
promise of marriage. Her actions recently
hae made the situation decidedly un
pleasant for Mr. Saxton. She has threat
ened his Avomen friends, and on several
occasions has insulted him in public.
The writer of the letters explains In
detail how she plans to kill the President k
brother 'n-!aw. She tells him that she
carries a revolver, a large knife, and other
weapons. She mingles with her mott
sanguinary threats expressions of sincere
affection for him.
oddurd Objects to Free Speech.
Provlw.ce. "R. I., Aug. 10. Word has
been receded fioin Chancellor Goddard.ot
Brown University, who is no w in Europe,
that he is indignant at the action ot the
twenty-four professors who protested
agaiust the retirement of Prof. Andrews,
and has suggested that all of them be ad
vised or dlfciplined. This is believed to
mean that the whole twenty-four will either
resign or be gradually dismissed.
Methnen Cotton Mills to Resume.
Lawrence, Mas?., Aug. 16. The repairs
ln.progresH at the Methuen Cotton Mills are
being pushed forward rapidly, and it is
bald that operations will be resumed next
Monday. The mills shut down on August
7. The mills employ about 500 hands.
Common Lnniner only 7e. per 100
ft. Frank Llbbey & Co. , 6th and N. Y. ave.
Makes a Hard Figlit, But the
Glencaim Proves Superior.
THE CANADIAN WELL HANDLED
Wind nnd Pea Favorable to the De
fender of the Seuwanatka Cap
She Is the Faster JJeavy-'Weatlier
Bout, While the 3Iomo Is Best In
Montreal, Aug. 16.-lt was Memo's day
on Saturday, but it was-Glencnlrn's day j
The second of the series of the inter
national race- for thcScawanhka Cup for
twenty-footers was "sailed over the tri
angular course or twele miles In all on
Lako St. Louis toditpand Was won by
the Canadian defendoryGlcncairnll, sailed
by Duggan, which crossed ttie finish line
abend, of the American challenger, Momo.
by 4 minutes and 24 cuconds. It was u
splendid race, but tliefCanadlai Lcathnd
the best or it throughout. The vlnd and
sa suited her to pcrcetlon. Duggau
sailed her superbly, and though the Momo
crew did tp'endld work she was outsailed.
Today's race showed conclusively that
the Glencairn is the fastest heavyweight
boat, wlille the Momo lb the best In light
It was in windward work that the Ca
nadian defender made her greatest gains
today, while the Momo had the advantage
in running with the wind.
The Momo came first to thellne. Twenty
mluuces aftct her arrival the Glencairn
arrHed in tow of the Judges' boat- The
course was -given out from the judges'
boat, firt leg to windward, west by south
The second leg north, three-quarters east,
and the third leg east-southeast.
The ilr-t whistle was bounded at 11:20
The- wind was fairly strong and the yachts
heeled omt v. ell to leeward. The Glen
calra's sails appeared to fill better and
draw steadier than they had previously
The second whistle sounded at 11:30,
and the starting whistle at 11:35j The
Glencairn had decidedly the better of It
She clipped over before the whistle had
The Momo. w hich was carrying a much
smaller jib than the Canadian jacht, was
sailing clooe-hauled to leeward of the
starting Jine, and it was fully forty seconds
before nhe tacked and followed the Glen
cairn on the first leg. By this time Glcn.
cairn was w'eirSway on the firstleg, on her
beat 't i windward. The wind apparently
steadily increased and the sea freshened.'
The Momo crew were hanging well out to
windward, anTl she was having a very wet
time of it. So was the Glencairn, but she
was makiug bet'ter weather of it than her
rival. It was quitean exciting bitot racing,
this beat to windward. Glencairn rounded
the boats at the buoy at the end of the,
leg at ll:r3:42, ahd Momo at ll 35.35.
At thi second leg;, Glencalru's time was
12.02-20; MomO, 12:04.04. '
Halt way down the last leg, Momoset a'
larger jib in place ot!the: small one she had'
been carrjing. TIIencarrn was halt way
over the leg of a mile and a third to
the Ftarting pointi when Momo rounded.
Before approaching the line, Glencairn
lowered the peak of lifer mainsail to put
in a reef, preparatory -yfco tlie next thresh
to windward. The ivork was rather
slowly done. ,
Moruo's crew were much more success
ful in reefing than the Glencalrn's, and
she made ar. appreciable reduction in" the
lead. As the yachts approached the buoy
at the starting point.lat the conclusion
of the first round, ItJwas evident that
the Glencalrn's lead bad been greatly re
The Glencairn routfded the mark at
12:12:1 1, and the Momo at 12:13:41.
The wind freshened -;as the boats bore
oft on the second thrcjsh to windward. It
was a bird heat, with lee decks awash
and the vaclits' weathi-r sides exposed al
most to theli center-boards. For a few
seconds the American boat appeared to be
outpointing the defender. Only for a few
minutes though, for befor.- long It was'
clear that Glencairn was increasing her
lead steidlly. At the end of the thresh
to winiVi'nrd the Glencairn turned the buoy
at 12:33:20: Momo, at 12:37:10.
The nextbuoy was rounded by Glencairn
at 12:41:31; Momb ,.2:450.
As" the yaehts"sqiiared away for the
reach to the starting pofnt, the sea ap
peared to be getting-h'gh'ef. The yachts
rounded nre-tnrcrr, Glencairn at 12:50:52;
Momo at 12:54.06 unofficial time.
Momo rounded' with jib, niown. She
heeled over to such an extent as to show
Afcor her second tack, the Glencairn,
which was also having an exciting time,
Frank Llbbey & Co., 6thaml N. Y. avo.
- $ .
GREAT AMERICAN DUEL.
took in her jib and made markedly better
The Giencalrn crossed the line at 1:14:10,
the Memo at 1 :20:11 There was no doubt
that It was an easy race for Glencaim, and
all that could be hoped was that the Mo mo
would reduce the lead, which he succeeded
In doing The Glencairn, however, main
tained a trood lead and crossed the finish
line at 1:31:35, four minutes and twenty
four focond ahead of the Momo, which
crossed c.f 1:35 :50 -
The following Is the official finish:
Glcncaiin-Start, 11:35; finish, 1:31:35;
elapsed1-time, 156 35.
Morno-Stirt, 11-33; finish, 1:35:39;
claimed time, 2-00:59.
Tomorrows race will be over n straight
courne, to windward and return.
SILVEIl REPUBLICAN PARTS.
Mr. Towne Names the Member
the Fxecutlve Committee.
Dulutb, Minn., Aug. 16. Chairman
Towne, of the national committee of the
slUcr Republican party, today gave one
the names of the members of the-executiva
committee ot that party in accordance
with a re-olution passed at the contention,
held in Chicago, in June. The committee
is as follows:
Fred 1. Dsbois, Biackfoot, Idaho, chair
man; Judge J. J. Harper, Wahington Court
House, Ohio; O. M. Stevenson, Denver,
Colo.; B. NT Bean, Jamestown, N. Y.;
Nathan Cole. jr.. Los Angeles, Cal.; James
II. Teller, Chicago; Charles S. Hartman,
Mr. Towne says that the work of organi
zation of the new party will be continued
as rapid'y as pnssible. The work will be
carried on undei his pergonal supervision
from the headcuiarters in this city.
nUJIBEHT FELICITATLS TURIN.
At the Same Time Orders His Sec
onds to Be Imprisoned.
Rome, Aug. 16. -It is stated that the
'Count of Turin upon arriving at Modane,
on the frontier, on ills return from France
after his successful duel, yesterday, with
Prince Henri of Orleans, received a tele
gram front his uncle, King Humbert, wel
coming him and congratulating him upon
In curious contrast to this it is an
nounced that the ccunt and his seconds,
Col. AvoguudodiQutiitoand Col. Francisco
rallavleclno, have been notified that they
will be interned in a lortress for a breach
of the military regulations in going abroad
without obtaining leave or absence.
REVOLT AGAINST BUSHNELL
Thousands of Colored Republicans
Threaten to Revolt
A Confeience to Consider the Situa
tion Prompt Action Necessary to
. P.reveut Serious Defections.
Columbus, Ohio. Aug. 16. A conference
of colored Republican leaders today with1
State Chairman Nash considered the re
volt of rolored Pa publicans against Gov.
Bushncll, on account or the Urbana riot
and his failure to appoint colored men to
W. H. Parham said that the feeling in
Cineinnatlagaliist Bushnell was "very bit
ter, and that it was intensified because
the governor's brother-in-law, Prof. Mor
gan, superintendent of the public schools.
opposed.mixed schools, and would not ap
point any colored teachers.
The situation in Cuyhaga county was
reported almost as bad. Those present
were constituted a committee to look
after the districts represented.
George A. Mejers, ot Cleveland, was
empowered to appoint committeemen from
the districts not represented.
An organized effort will bo made to get
the colored voters In line.
TO HONOR THE DEAD.
Thousands "Will Attend the Funeral
of Senator George.
Jackson, Miss., Aug. 16. A large num
ber of prominent Mississlppians left for
Carrollton at 2 o'clock this afternoon with
the body of Senator J. Z. George. The
funeral will take place tomorrow at 11
o'clock and will be the largest ever seen
In this State. The Capital Light Guards
and hundreds of citizens went from here
Tbe Congressional committee will arrive
at Carrollton at 7 o'clock in the morning.
Women on a Strike.
Geneva, N. Y., Aug. 16. Two hundred
women and gir.lskernployed by the Geneva
Preserving Company, are on strike. The
cause of the trouble w.as the employment
of four Italian womenln the canning-room.-
Death of Actor Compton.
Xondon, Aug. 16.The" death of Charles
Gompton, the well-known actor, is announced.
I hour Frank Llbbey &Co.',6thandN. Y.ave.
INSANE CdluTS CAUGHT
Fugitives From St. Elizabeth's
. Overhauled at Oxon Hill.
FOUGHT WITH THEIR CAPTORS
Fonnd Hiding in the '"Woods Two
Miles From the Asylnni Actions
Aroused the Suspicions of
Farmer, "Who Informed the Or
ficers Sufe io Their Cells.
Edward Marsh and George IVroe, the
insane com lets who escaped from St.
Elizabeth's Asylum on Sunday were cap
tured yesterday at Oxon Hill, about two
miles from the Institution.
After ieavinsr the asvlum th men con
cealed themselves in the bushes of the
grounds and watched an opportunity to
scale the' walls. Once on the outside,
they made haste to put a big stretch
of rcuntry between them and St. Eliza
beth's. They were net in prison dress, but in
ordinary street clothes.and thus proceeded
on their v. ay unmolested. They soughtthe
least-traveled roads and but for their
suspicious tctions would ecntually have
succeeded In getting away.
A farmer near Oxon Hill noticed two
strange nieu in the woods near his house
and notified the asjlum keepers-who Were
in UseUclnityJookingfor the escaped con
.victs. The approach of the asjlim attend
ants alarmed Marsh and Wrceand they
took io their rieels. They were'soon over
hauled, but only captured aftera desperate
struggle They were carried b.ck to the
institution in the afternoon. The Wash
ington rollce, who had been notified to
look out for the men, weie told of the
Marsh Is fortv.-ope years old and came to
St. Elizabeth's from the penitentiary at
Leavenworth, Kans., where he had beeu
sent from a hmall town ia Texas for main
tain'ng an illicit still and engaging in
the unlawful sale ot whisky. His sentence
was for three years, but after af ewmonths
confinement he was adjudged inane.
Wroe was arrested In this city in April
last by Detectives Boardnmn and Helan
for. stciling a bicycle and was tried tn
the charge of grand larceny and sentenced
to eighteen months in the penitentiary at
Trenton, -N J-
Music and dancing at Wilson Talk, Con
gress Heights, from 6 to 10 p. m. Music
by members of the Marine I'-antl. Take
new electric cars from Navy Yard Bridge
via Capital Traction and Anacostfa cars.
Flunk Llbbey & Co.. 6th and N. Y ave.
A REAR COUPLING BREAKS
Twenty-three Curs, Relieved From
All Control, Dash Down a Steep
Incline nnd Jump the Track "With.
Their Daman Freight The Inr
jnred Number Twenty.
Ottumwa, Iowa, Aug. 16. Twenty
miners were hurt by the running awayot
a train In the "Wapello Coal Gompanv'3
mine at Hlteman, near here, this morn
ing, and four ot them will die.
The fatally injured are:
Jaiftes Darby, badly cut aloutJttiehead,
one ear cut off and throat cutSinrtwo
Don Coulson, scalped, right leg andsback,
James Baxter, badly cut about the head?
one eje out, and otherwise bruiselll
Charles Edmunds, hips crushed and
Air. Clark had his hips badly crushed
and one leg mashed.
Eight others were badly injured.
The full force of 200 men were let dotfrn
the main sliaf t this morningrand CTOwdHl
the twenty-five small coal cars In waiting
at the foot of the sliaf t to convey the men.
down a steep incline to their rooms for the
day's work. The train lad hardly reached
Its full speed when a rear coupling broke
aud the forward twenty-three cars dashed
down the steep grade, at the footof which
-was a sharp curve.
As tin train rounded this curve the
cars lumped the track and men and cars
were thrown together in a mass. The
work of retcue commenced at once. As
quickly as the men were extricated, un
conscious aud bleeding, from the debrti
they were placed on cars and sent to the
surface. Anxious and half-crazed women
and children crowded around each new
body sent up.
The injured men were sent to their home3
and physicians irom Hiteman, re-enforced
by a number from Albia, did all in thei
power to relieve their sufferings.
MORE CUBAN VICTORIES.
iGenerul Hego Captures nnd Sack
Sngna Lai Grande.
navana, via ICey West, Aug. 16. -The
Cuban general Alfredo Rego has enter
ed the important town of Saguaia Grande.
Santa Clira Province, with a large in
surgent force. The only details known a
yet are that the town was sacked by
A large Spanish force left Havana two
days 'ago to join other Spanish column
operating near the capital. They-have
orders- from Gen.WeyJeEitqKattack1 tho
Insurgents now encamped near Tupaste,
the place where, as previously reported,
the Spauiards were utterly defeated last
week, their reverse compelling Weyler
to return hurriedly to Havana.
Gen. Quntiu Randeras Is reported, to bo
at Batabano, Havana province, ,wuh a.
strong force ot Cuban soldiers The In
surgents continue to be very active In
Piuar del Rio province.
A Spanish official medical report has
created a sensation htre by the state
ment that If the present rate of sickness
among the soldiers continues it is prob
able that iext winter there will not be
over 10,000 healthy men in the army va.
Friends or Gen. "Weyler arc hopeful than,
in case the present political situation con
tinues hi Spain, the captain general will
remain in office.
PLUNGED OVER THE CHUTE.
Six Men Are Hnrt and Five of
Them Will Die.
Savannah, Ga , Aug. 16. -At 7 o'clock
this mrnlK an engine pushing a fiat car
up an ir aed plane to the ianil chnto
at Tyhet 4nd, whsre the V enable Con
struction cnpiiy, of Atlanta, Is building
a new fortification, could not be stopped
by the engineer In time, and plunged over
the "hute, earning along tt human load.
The several hundred hands who were
worLing upon the chute shouted In dis
tress. Six of the men were precipitated
twenty feet below aud all were hurt,
five of them moitaliy.
The foremin, D. E; Stevens-, had his
knee dislocated. The other five were ne
groes. All ot the Injured workmen were
brouuht to. Savannah and are now m the
The ,ucid?nt was occasioned by the ina
bility ot the engineer to control the throttle
of his locomotive The throttle became
caught by the latch, aud before the engineer
could gecoff his box to stop thcengine.thtf
sand car went over the chute.
TO FORCE THE AMEER'S HAND.
The Uprising In India Frnlt of a
Constantinople, Aug 16. In connection
with tin- reports regarding the incitement
by tbe Ameer ot Afghanistan of the Ma
homiiiedans ot India to revolt against the
rule or the British, It Is stated that the
Pan Islamic synod here, finding lhat the
Ameer hesitates to follow it orders, has
determined to force his hand. A personage
who is connected with the Intrigue In con
ver'ng with a friend, said:
"We have now- Induced -the Brahmins to
join us in working against the British yoke.
The war of the Koran against the Gospel
if- beginning- Nothing .au now prevent
what is wntcn from happening "
PRINCE- HENRYS CONDITION.
Physicians Refuse to Give Out In
formation Concerning It.
Loudon, Aug. 16. A Paris dispatch says
tha the phyiicians who are attending
Prince Henrv have refused to give out any
positive information concerning his con
dition. This h is 3ct on foot a sensational rumor
tonight that the wound Is not healing
satisfactorily, and that the patient is
suffering from high fever.
Telegraph Manager Hall Dead.
Trenton, N J., Aug. 10 -J. Stout nail,
wiio tor the past twelve years has been the
local manager oC the Postal Telegraph
Company, died at his home here-this morn
ing. Mr. nail has been the manager of
every opposition telegraph company the
Western Union Company has had in this
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