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WASniGKTOST, THURSDAY MOKNINGK AitTGrUST 19, 1897-J3IGrHT PAGrES.
4& ' &
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Tha Circalation of THE TIMES Yesterday
NEED 5UGCE55BBEED EM.
Honest Competition Is the Very
Life and Soul of Business. A
COMPLAINT MADE TO THE POLICE
The Great "Providers Are "Warned
Agnlnst Bi caking tlo Lnw, on
Complaint of. Some One "Who Is
The Rnncoroas Individual? Many
Merchunts Are Involved Through
the Xarro-vvness of One.
- "It sewns like the spirit or meanness
Incarnate," ald Mr. rettlt.yestpril.iy, as he
stood In front ot the prcat double stores
nrd annex, 415-117 Seventh street.
"What doe?" queried the reporter.
But tne merchant was too bapy muslngto
answer He was mentally studying Mine
tnuts of human nature.
.Mr. Mayer, however, was more communi
cative. 'We have just had made and placed la
position a very handsome and expensive
plate glns and bronze case. Thlb occu
pies a placeintheentranca or our clothing
-Before spccKying the sie or the case
we carerully measured t!ie distance that
euoJt cases projected iufrontorothfr stores.
In order to be well within the customary
niaigin allowed, andlocated Itaccordlngly
This morning we are informed by the
majesty or the law in brass buttons that
we are transgressing, complaint having
been made by some one -name not given
"We will gie 50 for the name or the
man vv ho made the complaint
"We are really very much interested
In knowing who it was.
"Here we have spent thousands upon
thousands in building up tlie business, and
pay out thousands annually in salaries,
advertising and In other ventures. We
believe we are progressive and public
tpinted; we believe in the city and it-
commercial future, and stand ready to
spend our money in holding up our end
of the city's propsrity
"We do it cheerrully, not niggardly.
"Xow comes soma poor left over creiture
without a pixels of enterprise In his en
tire carcass, whining to the law, be
cause forsooth, our "show case offends
"It makes me sick "
Here the great crowd of customers
seeKtng to be waited on stopped the
merchant's angry tirade against petty
BREST IRCI1 MINERS
One Hundred Taken Info Custody
Under Jackson's Injunction.
THEY SUBMIT PEACEABLY
Operators Are Determined to "Work
xhe Mlnea t All Hazard, and
A. re Likely to II ring on u Con
flict State Milltin Ordered to
lie In Iteadineht..
Parkersburg, W. Ta., Aug. IS. It now
looks as if the crisis of the minera' strike
Inthle district bad been reached. This
morning, as the miners in the Montana
mines were going to work, on the paths
that lead through the woods, they were
met by the striken-, w1k immediately be
gan marching and attempting to induce
the miners to quit work. Great confusion
prevailed, but no serious trouble occurred.
Marshal Thompson, with his deputies, pro
ceeded at once to the scene and arrested
100 of the strikers who were marching
and otherwise attempting to interfere with
the miners, in a manner forbidden by
Judge Jackson's amended injunction of
jesterdo v. The strikers submitted peace
ably to arrest. They will be taken to
Clarksbunj. and tried berore Judge Goff.
Tills Is by far the most extreme istep
taken so far in the strike and the greatest
anxiety Islclt by both operators and strik
ers as to the developments of the next
few dajs. Eveiy precaution possible to
prevent divistcr is being taken. The
operators express their luteatlou of work
ing the initios at all hazards and the strik
ers arc equallj determined to induce the
men now at woi k to stop. It is understood
In this city tonight that the State mili
tia haa been ordered to be In readiness
to move at a moment's notice and the
gravest .fears are entertained that a bat
tle is inevitable.
RATCHFORD CAIXS A BLUFF.
Uc Says the Operntor.fi Cannot
Open Their Mines.
Columbia, Ohio, Aug 18. When shown
the dispatch giving interviews with, opera,
tore in Cleveland, In which they declared
tl at their mines would be opened at
once. President Katchrord said "It's a
bluff. 1 have talked over the 'phone to
day: with Cleveland operators who are said
to have been in the conference yesterday
and thej assure me that they were not
tl ere, and not a dollar will be given by
them in support of such a movement
1 knew that certain Cleveland operators
art anxious to open their mines, and are
not averse to seeing bloodshed to accom
plish it But they will not .succeed.
First, because there Is no unanimity
among them Second, they cannot get a
union man, and ttiird, because public
sentiment Is against them.
"Cuddy, Mullen & Co. are notTiroducers
o- coal, but dealers in it; yet they have
doi.e muei' toward breaking tlown rates
by dictating to the small operators that
supply them. Mi.Zerbhas always fought
an advance in miner' wages, and has never
missed nn opportunity to right for a per
sonal advantage. Zeib predicts a shedding
or blood, bjt says his mine will start.
This means he prefers the shedding or
Wood. They cannot build stockades high
enough or strong enough to hold non-union
laborers In thera in Tcnnsjlvanla."
President ltatchford this morning re
ceived a letter from Alfred II. Love, of
Philadelphia, president or the Universal
Peace Union, orfering the office of the
union to settle the strike, and tendering
the use of the rooms of the union in In
dependence Hall for a conference.
Very Nice Flooring 1.."U per 100 ft.
Frank Libbcy & Co.. 6th and N. JT. T.
ATTEMPT THILL FUE
Infernal Machine Exploded as
He Was Leaving Paris.
TOE PREDICTION OF G0LL1
CunuYuH Shoer Sold When Arrested
That Other Asut5lnntioii Would
Soon Follow -The Rnlers of Eu
rope Filled W.th Dreud, Not Know
Ing Whose Turn Siuy Come Next.
Paris, Aug 18. A bomb was exploded
near tl;etGare du Nord this morning about
the time that President Faure was taking.
a train fiom that station, and Tor a Tew
minutes great excitement prevailed.
The explosion look place at the corner
or the Boulevard dc Magenta and Hue
No one was hurt.
The bomb w exploded five minutes
after the President had passed that point
on his way to the station.
It consisted of a lead tube tew inches
long, filled Willi gunpowder and nails,
and wae placed under a flower stand on
The material damuge was slight.
No arrcKs were made.
It w learned later that the Presi
dent's train had left the station before
the explosion took place.
Great Jnipoitanco is attached to this
bomb explosion here, following Goal's pre
diction after the assassination ot Premier
Canovas del Castillo or Spain.
Golli slid, when he was arrests after
shooting down Canovas, that anarchists
would cause a more sensational murder
before August 30.
Fearc were m pnee expressed for the
EaTety or Senor Sagasta, the Liberal
leader in Spain. Otheis hinted that the
man against whom the threat was made
was President Faure, of France. Golll
intimated as much when he said that
oiliers hid been selected for death.
The plan to assassinate Faure reached
the police of Paris and the usual precau
tions were taken-
Anarchists were ousted by wholesale
and sent to the frontier.
Tiie proposed visit or the President to the
Czar or Russia has caused much acrid com
ment among the extreme socialists.
Reports spread that the anarchists had
determined that Fame should never visit
Russia and complete the alliance between
theFrench republic and th Russian empire.
TheGare du Nord is in theheartor Paris,
the terminus o! the noithern railroads in
The ftue Lafayette and the Boulevard de
Magenta are two of the crowded thorough
fares of Paris.
Tramways, coupes, and foot passengers
are crossing there at all hours of the day
and Tar Into the night.
There was a dense crowd around the
Garedu Nord. The tram ways were blocked;
coupes were swamped, and stood out like
islands in the dense crowd.
A hoarse cry rang out:
"Abas les anarcblsisl" ("Down with
the anarchists" )
The Cuervo police were called out and
began their erforts to disperse the crowds
on the streets, to keep the people moving.
Tlie Cards Kepubllcalne, the crack cav
airy corps of France was called upon to
The guard around the Palais d'Elyseo
The police fear another demonstration
rrom the anarchists.
President Faure was on his way to visit
the Cz,ir at St. Petersburg.
Tt vv as his ofHcial departure from Paris.
The streets were crowded. The Presi
dent received an ovation.
Parisians are intensely enthusiastic over
the friendship between Frunce and Russia.
The route was from the Palais to the
President Faure sat in an open landau,
bow ing right and lert
The President was accompanied by M.
Hanotnux. minister or foreign affairs, and
Admiral Bernard, minister or marine.
The eyes or all Europe arc on the visit
or the French President to the Czar.
A year ago the Czar visited France.
Diplomats, believe that while Faure is
in Russia the alliance between Russia and
France will be cemented.
President Taure will arrive at Crciistadt
August 23, Monday next.
The Czar will receive the President iu
the Cror.sj.adt roads. The President, after
an exchange or official -visits, will be en
turta'r.cd with a banquet at the Peterhof
Palace and a perfcrraauce de gala at the
The Czar and his guest will proceed to
St. Petersburg the sei-ond day, Tuesday.
President Faure has a large number
of carriages at his disposal. The state
carnage is a handsome vehicle with
gilt trappings, drawn by rour horses
The drivers, grooms and outriders wear
powered wigs and attractive light blue
uniforms with gold trimmings, .vhich
are modeled somewhat after the En
President Taure has two work rooms
his official one and his private study.
The rormcr ia a gorgeous apartment,
with richly carved panellngs, mirrors
and all manner of mural decoration.
Here he sits four or five hours of the
day examining and signing documents,
which are thin turned over either to the
gencial secretary ot the presidency, Gen.
Tournier, whose office is on the right,
or to M le Gull, "director of the cabi
net," on the lett.
During these hours the President is
dressed in the black cut-away suit de
rigueur The President is not a lover of
display or eeremonlal,and those who know
him Intimately declare that he is never as
much at his ease, never so much himself,
as during tht momentary respites from the
cares of public life. At the family dinner
table, with Madame Faure seated opposite,
Mile. Lucie to the right, and Madame
Berg. her husband, and boy of seven on
the other side, the President becomes plain
M. Faure again not to say Grandpapa
Taure, as the little one invariably calia
him. He Is good-humor and joviality per
sonified. All thoughts seem banished from
his mind except the pleasurable ones of
The -alarv of a French President is G00,
000 f iauc.peranntim to whichis added an
nother 600,000 fiancs for expenses. Of
the latter sum very little remains after all
the grand banquets, the balls and the gar
den pjmieslmebeen paidfor. SomePres
ldeuts Camotnotably. have often exceeded
that figure and have liad to draw on their
private resources to meet tho expenses o
their sumptuous hospitality. Le pere
Grevy, on tlie other hand, is said to have
The Finest liMncb. Boards $1 per
100 ft- LIbbey & Co. , 6th an d N. 7. are.
neltcd a handsome surplus out of the ex
tra allowance by reason of his thrifty and
rrugal xiietlif.:s of housekeeping. This last
reproach will neer be made against
Pi evident Faure.
Taken all in all, however, the life of
the French President Is not exactly n
round of pleasure. When it is considered
L that t uilclu Paris, out of the sixteen hours
or the day, from the time of rising to
the moment he retires to his simply fur
nMied bedroom at night, hcMius hud less
than tin eo hours to hlmseU, and that noth
ing short or sickness can relieve him or
even the lesser of his manyonerous duties,
one Is inclined to understand whyCasImlr
t'erjer prt-lerrcd to seek the comforts or
private life to continuing in Ills exalted po
fciticr. the slave of ceremonial etiquette
and the national love of le panache.
THE BOMB 3IADE BY AN EXPERT.
A Crack In the Tube Probablj' Saved
Paris, Aug. 18. M. Girard, director or
the municipal laboratory, declares that the
bomb was constructed by an expert. Tlie
tubo was cracked; otherwise the explosion
would most likely have killed or wounded
a number of.peisons.
THE PRESIDENT OF FRANCE.
Something About the Man Whose
Life "Was Attempted.
Frpsldent Faure has a htron dislike to
being photographed, and all efforts to
obtain a plcltue of the ex-tanner or Le
Havie railed until M. Jules Gervals-Courtel
lenionr, the Aiablan explorer,-applied for
permission a month ago to get up a series
of photographic illustrations to be used In
album form ror the occasion or the Russian
trip. This time the president surren
dered rirstly, out or personal regard ror
the applicant, who has earned the Legion
or Ilonoi ror penetrating with a kodak to
the hcarl or Mecca, and bringing back most
valuable data on the holy shrine; secondly,
because the album was primarily Intended
ror circulation among nos amis les Rushes
The absence or pictures of the various
membersof the president's family, Madame
and Mile. Lucie Faure, and Madame Berge,
the morned daughter, and her little boy
Is explained by the fact that M. Faure
specially .stipulated that none should ap
pear in print. The old-fashioned notions
or the rights ot- privacy still prevail in
M Faure is an ardent horseman. Every
dy or his life he is up at G, and, after
partaking of a cup of coffee, he starts
in his brougham, together with an of
ficer, for a point-near the avenue of the
Bois do Boulogne. Here Montjarret, the
presidential croom, is awaiting with the
horses, and for tlie next two hours the
party gnilop through the winding alleys
and the broad avenues of the Bois. This
exercise Is orten repeated In the after
noon, when the president is sometimes
escorted by some high military official,
occasionally the chief of the general staf r.
Bis favorite horse Is a chestnut-brown
HO CLEW TO KIDNAPERS
All Efforts to Recover Johnnie
Conway in Yain.
The Mother Frustrated and the
Father Breaking Down "Under
the Terrible Strnin.
Albany, Aug. IS. The mystery around
the disappearance of IW Johnnie Conway
All tiiporles uf to the cause of his disap
pearance and the method ot his carrying off
run up against the dead wall of fact thai
'absolutely no trace can be found of him.
that although he was taken away In broad
daylight, through busy streets and past
largecrowds, no one remembers bavingseen
Perhaps he was spirited away In a buggy
It is not probable. The boy was a cour
ageous lad. His father says he would
have teen certain to make an outcry had
he been forcibly carried away. The per
son or persons that took him away from
the little yard in fiont ot No. 99 Colony
street must have done so by other means
Great crowds, utterly wearied from the
long search through the woods, came back
to Albany last night. They had beaten
every nook and corner of the ground with
in a radius or ten mlles.ot Albany.
Not so much as a gray squirrel could
have concealed itseir fronrthedharp eyes
of the searchers. Deserted houses were
broken Into and turned upside down. Not
a place that the slightest suspicion could
be attached to was-left untouched.
The parents are almost crazed with
'anxiety. The mother ib prostrated. "She
has been since the reading of that awful
letter. The father, too. is breaking down
under the strain. He has not closed his
eyes' I n sleep for over forty-eight hours.
He will surely collapse unless some en
couraging news is received.
Tbcpnllce aif- nonplussed. The force here
Is an efficient one, and Its energies have
been turned toward the fiuding of Johnnie
Conway to the almost total exclusion of
eveiythmg else. For all their hard work
they are no nearer a solution of the mys
tery ot the recovery of the boy than they
were then Michael Conway came flylnglnto
police headquarteis with the letter signed,
"The Captain ot tne Gang," clenched iu
Rewards, some of them sensational and
offered by people who had never heard of
Conway or his boy until a day ago, have
made their appearance. Acting under
Instructions Conway has thus far made no
public offer of a reward. It is said that
he will do so today, however.
Tlie police are "four flushing" themselves
into the belief that they will soon make
important arrests. To satisfy the im
patience of the large number of people
that have lwm stiried up over the kidnap"
ing they have held out this promise ever
since they wei e put on the hunt.
As a matter of ract they have not a
single clew to work upon that ia not in
the possession of the general public.
Receiver for Insurance Company.
Boston, Aug. 18. In accordance with
the request of Insurance Commissioner
Merrill, Attorney Knowltoa presented
a petition to the supreme court yesterday
asking tor an injunction and receiver
ship in the case 6t the Massachusetts
Benefit Company. This morning Judge
Lathrop appointed as temporary receivers
Alfred Woodworth and Arthur Lord or
Salem. They will give bonds In the sum
ot $25,000 each.
Camp meeting at Randle Park, Congress
Heights, every evening. Take new electric
cars from Navy Yard Bridge. aulO-lt
Common Ln nicer only 7o. per 100
1 ft. Frank Libbey & Co. , 6th andN. Y.ave.
THE LATEST QiBM HDBBOB
Inhabitants of Esperanza Dying
by Hundreds af Hunger.
WEYLERS BARB aI'OUS DECREE
Mothers With ; Children in Their
Arms Kucel Before the Heartless;
Spaniards, nml Beg; for i'ood in
Vain An Epidemics of MaduesH,
Produced byi.Stnrvatiou, Prevail,.
Havana, Aug. 18. The curate or the
town or Esperanza, Santa Clni a province,
has sent the following dispatch to the
blbhoii of Havana;
"I'rom the 1st of July all the stoies and
mnrlets In this Urwn have been closed by
I beg your excellency to hnploie the captain-general
to withdiaw his older. Other
wise all the inhabltants'Wlll die of hunger.
Many ha-ve died already The captalti
generat intends to enforce his decree un
til the fortifications are finished around
the town, and I am Infonncd that the
works will not be finished for twenty
At the same time themajorot the town
of Esperanza wrote to the governor of the
"The whole population le starving. The
resourcf-sor the municipality are exhausted.
Hundreds of women and children ory de
spairingly ror food, and hundreds ho-vo
died of hunger. I do nut know what to
do under these horrible circumstances. The
order t.r Gen. Weyler, Clysing the markets
and forbidding the sale or all victuals, I
cannot disobey. Meanwhile, must I con
temp'ate with indiffftefico the spectacle
or the people or La Esperanza dying or
the direst calamities? 'J beg rrom your
excellency a prompt answer. We have no
time to ppare ir we are unwilling that
everybody should pertbh here."
La Esperanza is u toSfuor about 8,000
inhabitants. It has lieeu raided several
times by the insurgentsr recently, and to
chastibp the Inhabitants foe not defending
that town Gen. Weylerissued hlo barbarous
decree, under the pretext that the stores
and markets attractedthelnsurgents. What
is more cruel still is "the Tact that a
fctiopg Spanish column s encamped around
the town, and the Spanish soldiers are well
provided with food , but stringent orders
are given to them under, the severest pen
nitles not to give any mjlp to the Inhabit
The most terrible tales of misery come
from the town. Mothers kneeling berore
the soldiers, with their children in their
alms, vainly beseech tfj: heaitle,a Span
iards for a little rood. len who attempt
to break through theFratitsVllnes in-order
to get Into the country either to pro
cure food or join the Insurgents are im
mediately hot. In many case they have
tried to force a passage through Instead
or getting awuv by stealth, but being un
fitted for flgl.tlnsr the Spanish tlie Span
ish soldiers easily overpowct and slay
them. The only hope or the population Id
that the Insurgents may-come and rescue
But there is very flight prospect of
Uiis. The insurgents who raided the town
in July have moved tq the west, Invading
the province ot Matau?as, and the Cuhan
Tortefi near La Esperana at this time
are too few to cope with the 5,000 Span
ish soldiers sent to the town by Geu.
The -lurest report from La Esperanza
says that a sort ot epidemic madness
has been produced byhunger among-the
inhabitants, and that;' they kill each
other and commit suicide by scores.
SENOR SAG ASIA.' WATTING.
Is "Willing to Sacrifice Himself by
Accept Inpr the" Premiership.
Madrid, Aug 18. In an interview todav
gpnor Sagasta, the Liberal leader, pre-.
aictcu tnac the dissensions in the cabinet
would compel Gen. Azearruga. the presi
dent ot the counclh to resign. Senor
"I am awaiting events without impa
tience. I am quite ready vVhen the father
land and the crown request my services to
accept the mtesion l am willing to sac
rifice repose, reputatfon. lire, everj thing.
We will carry out our program with encrgy
and will approach the question of Cuba
by introducing the law which has not
been applied there yet Such an experi
ment would enable us to give the reforms
the greatest possible scope."
DIPLOMATS TO CONl'BH.
"Woodford to Have, a Cousrilrnrlon
With AmbnRsador "White.
Berlin, Aug. 18. The Vitslsche Zeitnng
says that the Uou, Andrew White, the
American ambussador to Germany, has
gone to Paris to conrer with en. Stewart
L. Woodford, the American minister to
Spain, who is now en route to isis pose, in
order to give Geu. Wofdlord the benefit
ot his experience in lulf illhig his mis
sion to Madrid.
The Vossische Zeitupg resuscitates the
assertion that Gen. Woodford will de
mand that Spam grautjto Cnba.uto!utiny
similar to that enjoyed by the .'anadiaus
and withdraw her1 troobs from tha island.
In the event of Spain failing o comply
with these demands. President MoKmley,
according to the Zbitung, .vHlfake null er
steps to compel her to 'come to i decision
anent Cuba. i
Snow Storm in South Dnlcotn.
Wllmol. S Dak., AugJ8. Much damage
has been done by a snow storm which
started Saturday noon west ot this town.
A terrific wind accompanied it and by 5
o'clock rally two Inches' or bnow stood on
the leveb and all grain was more or less
blown down This is' the earliest snow
Fatal Electric Shock.
New York, Aug. 18. George Leath
hauser, twenty-eight years old, of 219
Fulton street, Brooklyn while working
in the Bronx -Electrl6 Company's power
house, at Eighth, street and Westchester
Creek, was shocked, to "death at 4:10
this morning. .
$3 Most Popular Saturday Trip $3-
is that to ForrMonroe, Norfolk, Virginia
Beach and Ocean View via Norfolk and
Washington stea'nfers?Secure staterooms
eailyand avoludlsappointment. Tickets?3,
good to return Sunday night. It
Live bull in a china,- shop In Wilson
Park, Congress Hejgbts.tonight. aul9-4t
iHlnds.lv inches;. AnjrUize.Vl a tnlr,
Frank Libbey &Cq., 6tu -and N. T. ave
-r " S iTe JK
RANSACKED BY BURGLARS
Daring Thieves Play Havoc in
the Carroll Residence.
HOUSE LOOTED' AND WRECKED
Fumlly Was Absent "When the
Marauders Entered Lute Lnst
Evening Much Valuable Sllver
wure nnd. Jewelry Tnlteu De
stroy What They Could Not Carry.
A daring burglary was commlttcdjnst?;
evening between 6 and 7 o'clock at the
home oCFlmer Carroll, ??o.70 TTenthstree t
southeast. The thieves carried ofr a
quantity of jewelry and before leaving
wrecked the household effects.
Mr. Uprroll is a cutlery expert and his
duties keep him from home all day. His
wife sgcmls a great deal ot her time at
the home of her mother, who lives In the
neighborhood. The couple have uo chil
dren and have fitted up their home with
all the conveniences and ornaments which
their means would provide.
There were few houses in the Southwest
which were as tidy and as pretty as
the Carroll home when Mr. and Mrs.
Carroll left there about 5 o'clock yesterday
afternoon It was about 10 o'clock when
Mr Carroll returned and as he entered the
doo he noticed tint someone had despoiled
the c-oatents ot his house in his absence.
The carpets were torn rrom the Hours
and piled up in the corner. The furniture
was overturned, and In some Instances
broken into kiudllng wood. The china
and glassware . had been smashed, and
the bedsteads and clothing were strewn
in all directions. He looked over the
place and found that the trunks had
been broken open and a lot of Jewelry,
lucludlng a gold watch and chain, four
diamond rings, a diamond brooch and
several pearl stick plus taken.
He had fortunately put a roll ot money
which had been deposited in a chest In an
upper room Into his pocket before going
out yesteidny, and had thus saved himself
this rurthei loss. He wentoutslde the houe
and Informed his neighbor, George Luckett,
who lives at No. 709 Tenth street.of what
had been done Mr. Luckett had been sit
ting on the front doorstep ot his residence
duung th- greater part of the evening, but
had heard no nol.se from the Carroll resi
dence. The premises were examined and It was
found that tlie burglars had effected aa
entrance from the rear. A number of
window slats had been torn out, and the
window pushed up. It is supposed from
the clrcumitances of the case that the
parties must have got into the house be
tween the hours ot 6 and 7, and worked
at the pillaging and wrecking for several
Mr. Carroll's coming home scared them
away before they had completed their
work, as a large pile of clothing was
found on the stairway, where It had been
probably placed until the burglars were
ready to leave.
The police have hut oneclew to work
upon One of the burglars left his hat
behind him in his haste to get away.
It Is a broad-brimmed felt hat and has
several rents In It. In the rear of Tenth
street is a small thoroughfare thickly popu
lated with colored families. The burglars
evidently expected to be able to carry
off their plunder through this alley, and
possibly use a wagon in so doing. The
persons who planned-the affair were evi
dently familiar with the habits ot the
family. . .
Mr. Carroll Is accustomed to leave his
home soon after taking his evening meal
at 5 o'clock. He meets his wife at her
mother's later in the evening, and they ar-.
rive at home at 11. Mr. Carroll came home
earlier than usual last night and thus de
feated In part the plans ot the burglars.
The Fifth precinct police investigated
the affair last night, but would not state
the result or their labors. Sergt. Mont
gomery, a ramous burglar-catcher, who
has recently come Into the precinct, took
hold of the case, and secured all the
evidence triat could be obtained from the
JjeteetiveR from the police 'headquar
ters will be aislgned to work on the a
fair this morning. So -badly was the,
house stripped, and wrecked that the
Carrolls could not sleep there last night-
They spent the night in the house ot
George Luckett, who lives next door.
Good, Reliable Cnryenter nt Any
hour. Frank Libbey ACo.lCth andN. Y.ave.
Champion in Virginia
GOMEZ IN SANTA CLARA. CITY.
Reported to Have Cnptared That
navana, via Key West, Aug. IS. It is
reported at a late hour that the forces
of Gea. Gomez have entered Santa Clara
The Important town ot Trinidad, Santa
nara province, has been raided by the
Insurgents, who plundered all the principal
stores, securing a large amount of provis
ions and atrimunitlon. The Spanish garri
son made u stubborn but vain resistance.
At Santo, Santiago de Cuba province.
Col. Vara del Rey reports a hard engage
ment between his column and several
Cuban bands. The losses were heavy on
both sides, tlwugh the Spanish, aa usual,
claim a victory.
Near Santa Clara Gity,-at Purlel and
Machita, a large convoy, escorted by the
battalion oi Extreinadura, fell into the
hands of the insurgents after a s-evere
BLAZE OF WAR IN INDIA
Two of the Strongest Tribes on the
Frontier in Rebellion.
One of Them, the Afrldls, Can
Put In tlie Field 100,-
Simla. Aug. IS. The reports ot the
aggre-5alve attitude of the Afridl and
Orakals tiibpsmen is confirmed, and it
Is reared hy British political orrieers
thut there will be a general rising ot the
native aloug the whole frontier The
purpose ot the Afridis is to attack the
town ot Kohat, which has been partly
re-enrorced anu to which point additional
re-caforccments have been spnt. The ob
jective point ot the Orakzaisis the town of
Jamrood and ultimately the city ot Pe
ebawur. The Airidls are a powerful tribe who
occupy the Peshawur frontier between Ko
hat and Khvber passes. They can putin
tlie field fully 100,000 men. The Orakzals
occupy the frontier country near thePrlt
isb .station at Kohatr. They are a hardy
people. Neither tnbe has risen against
British rult- in many years and their up
nsing greatly complicates the dangers
threatening the Indian government.
the Indian frontier is that the rel'gious
fanaticism of the icbels will spread to the
ranks of t 'if native troops, among whom are
As soon as it was shown in Simla that the
Orakzals and Afridis had risen the gov
ernment ordered that a battery or British
horse artillery, two squadrons of British
hupsart and two companies- of Britlsn
intantrv hasten to Peshawur
The seriousness ot the situation is evi
dent rrom the ract that there are now 37,
000 troops on the northwest frontier, 7,
300 in the Tochi Valley, 12,000 at Mala
knml, 3,500 at Itawal Pindi, and a reserve
o 12,000 at Peshavvr and Kotal. Tho
military movements actively continue, and
the railways are very busy carrying trams
FOREBODINGS IN LONDON.
The News From India Causes
London, Aug. IS. The latest Intelligence
received here fiom the Indian rrontler
causes the gravest forebodings in London.
Orders have already been sent to the
military authorities In India to conceu
trate all of the mllitury resources avail
able and push operations against the
rebels with the utmost vigor, a he cii.sU
is regarded as far more serious than any
that has arisen since the Sepoy mutiny in
One Killed, Fivet Seriously Injured.
De Solo, 111., Aug. 18. The boiler at
the shaft of the De Soto Coal mine exploded
early this morning instantly killing the
engineer and seriously scalding five
Ivy Institute Busiucss College, 8th nnd K.
None better; S25 a ear: day or night.
I Joist Heart N. Carolina Straight,
I Pranfc Lttibey & Co., Gth andN.. Y. ave.
Attempt Upon tbe Life of the
P4LACE PARTIALLY WRECKED
A Messenger Killed unci Four Per
son Wonnded Two Other At
tempted ExpIoslon iu Different
" Parts ot ConstnnthioTjle Bnsl
ness Brought to u Standstill.
London, Aug. 18. A dispatch to the
Central News from Constantinople says
that an explosion took place today within
the precincts of the Porte.
The dispatch also says that almost
simultaneously with the explosion an
Armenian was. arrested who was trying
to explode a bomb in the Ottoman Bank.
London, Aug. 18. A later dispatch
from Constantinople says that the ex
plosion occurred in the apartment of the
Grand Vizier. Two roo'ms were com
pletely wrecked, and a Turkish messen
ger was killed. Four others who were
In the rooms were wounded.
When the news ot the outrage became
geueraHy known there was much excitement-
The authorities quickly attempted
to discover the author ot the outrage, but
their efforts were unsuccessful Several
persons have been arrested on suspicion.
The Armenian who attempted to caue
an explosion at the Ottoman Bankis named
Garabet. He would, in all likelihood, have
succeeded in his object had It not been
for tbe vigilance of one of the guards, who
saw him as he was about to throw &
pared, which was afterward found to
contain a bomb. The guard sprang
toward Garabet, and seizing him, pre
vented him from throwing the missile.
Anotiier unsuccessful attempt was inade
during the afternoon to throw a bomb out
side of the central police station in Pera,
known as the GalataSerea, the object ap
parently being to destroy the guard. The
man who made the attempt saw that he
was ob-erved and too to his heels. The
guards started in pursuit of hint, where
upon be drew a revolver and fired four! n
effectual shot-; at them H was finally
urrested, and upon being questioned said
that h- wns an Armenian. -j .
These incidents canned a temporary panlo
throughout the city, it being feared than
there was going to be a renewal of the
recent disorders. The shopkeepers- hur
riedly clod their places of busiuess, bar
nngand barricading thera to guard against
The infantry and cavalry patroU were
immediately Increased, and a military cor
don surrounded Constantinople proper. Thtr
excitement did not last long, however,
the people scon learning the truth, where
upon the shops were reopened and busi
ness was tranactcd a"! usual. The patrols
through the city are continued, though no
disorder Is anticipated.
It is noteworthy that the foregoing re
ports vv ere allowed to leave Constantinople
without being subjected to any delay.
This is probably due to the fact that
the outrages are ascribed to Armenians.
The. greater part ot the news telegrams
from Constantinople occupies forty-eight
hours in transit It is possible that the
inciderts will take on an altogether dif
ferent complexion eventually
A PLOT AGAINST THE CZAn.
Number-of X'olisjh Student. Arrested
and Hurried to Siberia.
London, Aug. IS The panic caused by
the recent doings of anarchists has spread
to St Petersburg. The correspondent In
that city ot the Dally Mail says that a
score ot relish students at the university
were curptUeil by the police while they
vete discussing politics in a private
The young men were all arrested and
hurried to Siberia A number of docu
ments were seized, from which the police
Inferred that the students, were engaged
in a plot to assassinate the Gzar.
THE KAISER TO HUMBERT.
Says. He I Highly Pleased "With,
the Result of His Dnel.
New l'rirk, Aug. 18. According to a
spfio' cable dispatch to the Staats Zei
tuug, in this city, Emperor William haa
sent the following telegram to King Hum
bert, c Italy:
' am no friend of the duello, but an in
sulted officer must defend the honor ot
his army with his last drop of blood. I
a'n highly pleased as the result of your
nephew s duel, since it was fought rortha
honor of my close ally, the Italian army."
1 he tflcgram is said to have had a de
pbrable efrect throughout Germany, as
we!l a- Trance. The Staats Zeltungadds
Its condemnation to that of Its German
con.eniroranes, characterizing the duel a
opera bouffe affair.
"WEDDED ON THE SIDEWALK.
Big Hurry of un Ohio Conp.Ie to
Enter the Marriage Bond.
Delaware, Ohio, Aug- 18.-FinIeyDavid,
or Union county, and Mary Stratum, from
Oslrander, came to the city yesterday and
procured a license to wed. They were in
a big hurry and upon coming out or the
courthouse and meeting a justice ot the
peccc insisted upon having the knot tied
at once, ,ind there on the sidewalk, sur
rounded by a crowd of curious spectators,
the ceremony was performed. No reason
was assigned ror the haste.
Evans to Try for a New Record.
New Brunswick, N. J., Aug. IS. A.
W. W. Evans, the long distance wheel
man, who broke the records Tor 100
milea and Tor a continuous twenty-rout
run last week, will endeavor to make a
new record tomorrow rrom New Turk to
Philadelphia, and return- He will leavo
the city hnll, New-York, at 4:30 o'clock:
tomorrow, and will try to brf-alc tne
record ot 18 hours and 17 minutes tor
the round trip.
acy's pure Toodice cream, none better,
90a per gallon- GO 1-G03 N- M. ave. nw.
Musio and dancing at Wilson Park. Con
giess Heights, from G to 10 p. ra. Muala
by members of the Marine P-ond- Take
new electric cars from Navy Yard Bridge
via Capital Traction and Anacostla cars.
Common Flooring, .-?1.U5 per 100 ft.
Fianfc Libbey & Co., 6th and X. r. av&
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