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WASHIKGTOK, FRIDAY MOKMNG-, AUGUST 2, 1S97 JEIG-HT PAG0R3.
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THE Kile IS
The King of So-Callea Credit That
,lias Oppressed the People
for So Long,
ADIFFERENT ORDER OF THINGS
Ttie Cedit System Is Now n Help
to Humualty Xo Longer a Draw
hucU Ad Entirely Different Sys
tem Has Been Established.
T Tlic Kins "Extortion" Is no longer.
Witn the advent ot Mayer & Pettit, the
rrientls or the people, a new order of things ,
Credit is now a benefit
Mayer & Pettlt's offer of credit means
money m your pocket.
Because they sell at the lowest of cash
prices, and give credit in addition.
The summer Is still here, and the hottest
partis yet to come. How is your ice box?
Does It smell? Does it give the food a
peculiar c bov taste?
Mayer & Pettlt areofferingIc3 boxes and
refrigerators at half price -not half the
irdlnary prices, but half their prices.
That means a saving to you of about
thiee-quarters, because they are always a
quarter lower than other prices.
And the summer Is not half over.
"Unlimited credit at that.
That Is the way they do business at their
great double store and annex, 415-417
U ULTIMATUM TQ PERI
Btate Department Demands Pay
ment of the McCord Claim.
HAT HAVE TO USE WARSHIPS
The XJernvInn Government Has Teat
TMirlzed and Delayed Until It JIns
'I2xhuatcl tbe Patience of the
Ad ministration Ten Years Have
Pa&sed SlDce the Occurrence.
Relations between this Government and
Pero-are badlyjtra!ned, and It is within
the Singe at possibilities, indeed of prob
nbultle?, that it may become necessary
for the United Stxtes to make a demon
btration against this South American re
pulse. If similar conditions existed
between Spain and the United States that
now exM between this country and Peru
ttii .would be in the full enjoyment of a
weil-dcvelnped war scare.
t0 trouble growh out of an attempt
or ijthe United States to collect a claim
against Peru on behalf of Victor II. Mc
Cord, a citizen ot Pennsylvania. llns
is a"tlhlm for $50,000, and as Jt has l-eeu
thoroughly aired In the newspapers, thsre
Is no necessity of entering into a aetaJed
Wstorj of tbe matter at this tine. Suf
fice It to say that the present Adm!u.s
tratlon has assumed the attitude or baik-ing-lt,
and of enforcing its collection.
Secretary Sherman several days ago -ent
an -ultirz-atuin to Pern through jUe repre
sentative of the Peruvian govern:nn; ot
WJa&lriiigtou. No reply has yet been
received to this communication, altho'igh
u sufficient time has elapsed to have heard
The ease is considered by the State
Department as being one of peculiarly
aggravated Injustice against a citizen
oflhe United States, and it Is the purpose
of the Administration, as expressed by
Secretary Sherman, both orally and in
official documents, to compel reparation
The Peruvian government has never of
fered anything but the , filmiest ei.cu.-es
for the wrong committed against 11c
Cord, and the Justice of his claim, which
16 now teu years old, has never oe-n
eerioubly disputed. He was simply held
up and robbed of a large sum of money by
m$n wno were then representing the revo
lutionary government, which was suc
cessful, and is still in power. The dis
position or ttie Peruvians Is to temporize
and to delay, under cover ot pretended
"further negotiations," bus inasmuch
as this sort of thing has been carried on
for several years it Is not likely that ttie
Atliilinlst ration will permit another post
ponement of a payment of the claim.
Under almost similar conditions England
about two years ago seized the custom
house at Corinto and exacted from the re
public of Nicaragua a large Indemnity for
a ditircn of Great Britain who had been
subjected to an Injury by the people of
that country The only difference between
the two cases was that or the United States
claimant was and is the stronger of the
two. Peru is bankrupt, and that is under
Etooa to be the real reason why McCord
was not paid his $50,t)00 long ago, but
in cases or international disputes of this
Bort the poverty of tne country against
which sucr a claim Is being pressed does
not exempt It from payment.
It is not an unusual thing for stronger
nations to emploj force In the colled Ion
ofcIain.s which are being put off by debfor
countries on pica of poverty, and it Is the
Euiimaty measures should be retorted to In
Uiis instance. Thcic has been no ttwat
ot anything or the fort, but the State lie
partment is crinningand showing its teeth
in a most omiuous manner. It Is possible
that the representative of the Peruvian gov
ernment will suggest arbitration or some of
the other numeious methods of delay la
mfliar in diplomatic Intercourse, but iliere
is a strong Indisposition on the part ot ur
Government to agree to an thing lhas does
not carrv with it a rronipt payment.
The status of the case has been fully
explained to Secretary Long, and if oc
casion should arise the Navy will not
be found lenient in spirit and power.
There is no desire on the part of the
Administration to attempt to place the
United States in a position of trying o
l)ully a weaker nation, but there Is a de
termination which runs clear through the
executive branch to protect our citizens
and to enforce tho recognition of just
claims for indemnity for wrongs commuted
Camp meeting at Ran die Parte, Congress
Heights, every evening. Take new electric
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KIGHT IS BOSTON'S JAIL
J. Earl Wagner's Unpleasant Ex
perience Behind the Bars.
A PRINTER'S UNPAID BILL
President Sodea Thought His "Word
"Was us Good as His lioail, and
That lb How It Came to Puas
The Bnseball Mngunte Release!
In the Morning.
Boston. Mass., Aug. 19. Mr. J. Earr
Wagner, president of the "Wnsbingto-i
Baseball Club, has been up against a good
many haid games rincc he undertook to
back the Brotherhood ugainst the Na
tional League In 1800, but never did lie
meet such a complete knockout as he got
last night from Sheriff O'Brien's men.
It was bad enough to have his aggre
gation leave Bosron carrying a goose egg
in their bat bags and without any tickets,
but to be kept in durance vile with over
$.1,800 in his pocket, while a telegram
was waiting for his bondsmen to come
and put up a small part of that as bail,
was an experience Mr. Wagner did noO
foresee when he gayly led his cohorts
into Boston to keep its hard hitters from
fljing the pennant from the pole at the
north end ot the Columbus avenue ground.
The ct.u'-c ol Mr. Wagner's Incarceration
dates back to the starting out of the
untortunate "Tefas Steer" company last
winter. Gus Schmelz, former inamger
ot the vrashington club, was joined in
the management of this enterprise by Tim
Murphy, the actor. When they started
out it was said that the play was backed
by the Wagner brothers, owners ot the
Washington club. They, however, never
admitted the tiuth of such a connection.
The company did not have a startling suc
cess, and got into debt with several
concerns Among these was a printing
house iu New York. The firm sent their
bill to tne Wagner brothers time niter
time, only to get the reply, when one was
sent, thatt'acy werein no way responsible
lor the debti of the "Texas Steer" com
pany. The bill amounted to only $800.
a small sum for a l,aseball magnate, but
a large one in the eyes of a printer, who
has neither a Klondike gold lode nor a
Captain Kidd treaure.
The printers determined to make the
magnates pay the bill, it there was any
law in the countiy that could be brought
to bear on them that was not abrogated
by some clause In a contract. They brought
suit to attach the gate receipts In three
Western States, and paid the costs of the
court with moreor less cheerfulness when
they lost their case. But failure ou!y
piqued them to a stronger determination
to get that money out of the Wagner
Yesten'ay, as Mr Wagner and President
Sodea, of the Pos'on club, were sitting
in the last row of the grand stand, watch
Ing tlip Scuatois longingly cast their eyes
on the first base, a deputy sheriff up
pioached them and broke into the coa
vcisatiou. In the quiet and gentlemanly way pe
culiar to Suffolk county bheriffs he told
the Wnchlncton magnate thathls men would
not on'y be beaten, but he had a request
for a Wagner to remain over In Boston and
show cause why he should not pay that
lit'lo printing bill.
In vain Mr. Wagner denied that he owed
such a bill, and said that three courts li.tl
so decided.. The sheilff's officer only
knew that he wastoldnotto letMr. Wagner
out of his sight until he had pa'd or givm
bond to be on hand to defend himself in
Mr. Soden also tiled to explain the true
state of the case, but his eloquence was
wasted. Tinally seeing Lawyer Thomas
Barry, whose name was on thewritas proa
ecti'inp attorney, in the giand stand, Mr.
Soden called him over and offeiedto gie
londs for Mr. "Wagner's appearance. The
lawjer wassatisried, but the deputy sheriff
said that Mr. Wagner muf-t go with him to
the office and ariange things there.
They started off together, the sheriff
bearing the message thatllr. Soden would
be responsible for the appearance of 'lis
friend. V hen they reached the office they
waited for a lung time for the bondsman
to appear and sign the bail bond. He did
not show up, and when the office closed
theprixuier was taken to the Chnrles-stieet
jail. He was not locked up, but sat with
the turnkeys in the corridor.
He sent a telegram to the Newton home
or Mr. Soden, but, as the family are away
for the summer, Mr. Soden spent the even
ing In town, reaching home at a late
Thinking that his word was as good In
the eye" of the law officers as with base
ball men, tie fondly imagined Mr. Wagner
on his way to New York. This morning
he found in his letter-box a note telling
him that nn important lelegram awaited
him in the Newton office. He found it
was the notice that was sent him last
night, asking him to come to the Jail and
sign the ball bond to release Mt. Wagner.
In the meantime Mr. Wagner had put m
a dKigreeahlc night walking around the
corridor and trying to keep cheerful under
his novel circumstances. He admits that
he was not entirely successful, ami that
at times his mind played dirty ball with
Mr. Soden's good reputation.
All night long he paced up and down,
wondering how his men would reach hom,
as he had their tickets safely in his
pockets, and they did not know where
The turnkeys tried to console him, but
like Kachel weeping for her last chil
dren, he refused, to be consoled.
The hours dragged on, and friend Soden
did not appear The uoiseful breathing
of the prisoners in their cells was like a
mockery to the Impatient man, and seemed
to repeat the cries of derision ot the rooters
for Boston that had greeted the efforts of
his players to make a run in the last
game he saw as a f iee man.
Daylight came, but no ball, and the early
morning hours passed; still he was a
Finally, after Mr. Soden had taken his
momlng Tiath and had his quiet break
fast, with the happy feeling that the
Pittsburgs would drop another ga'me to
help bring that pennant to Eoston, and
the train from Newton had brought him to
thr city, he appeared at the prison gate
and asked for Mr. Wagner.
Sheriff O'Brien and lie soon fixed affairs
so that the Washingtonian could again
breathe the air of freedom and Join his
Mr Wagner will not see the club play
today, nor will he soon forget his night in
the Charles street jail.
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STARTS FOR TROY.
The President LeiueH PInttshurff
to Attoud the Veterans Meeting.
Troy, N Y , Aug. 19. The President and
his party left Plattsburg at 9:40 o'clock
tonight for this city, to attend the meeting
of tbe Society of tho Army of the Potomac,
llip.special car was attached to the Mon
treal and New York night express, which
Is due here at 2:45 a. in. The car will not
reach here, however, until 9 a m. tomor
row. The President did not care to sleep
in hib car while it was sidetracked in the
union station; neither aid he care to go to
one ot the hotels here, when his apcoin
modatiocj aboard the car were entirely
to his convenience and liking. Ho kno-V"
that If nis car were brought within the
city limits it would soon ho surrounded by
well meaning but noisy people, and that
a night's rest would be impossible For
that reason be decided that his car should
be Mdetracked within a short distance of
Much regret Is exprescd tonight because
Mrs. McKlnley will not be in Troy with
According to the best information tonight,
the President will not go to the Svracuse
State fair He goes back to Bluff Toinfc
on Friday night, and Monday he starts for
Buffalo, and then for a crulbe on the Jakes
In Senator II anna's yacht.
DR. GARRIGAN. THE HOST
The Vice Rector's Formal Dinner
to Archbishop Keane.
Officers of the Papal Legation "Were
Present The Courtesy of
The dinner given yesterday at the Cath
olic University was one of those pleasant
occasions which demonstrate that the dig
nitaries of the church Individually and col
lects ely ha-ve a social side, and especially
pexhapsin vacation time. This dinner was
given in honor of Archbishop Keane, and
wasintended as a formal tender otcourtesy
from the university, oer which Dr. Keane
formerly presided with success and dis
tinction. Archbishop Keane had already
dined with Very Kev. D. J. Garrlgan, vice
rector under Dr. Keane, and the present
rector, but that was an informal affair.
Dr. Garrlgan was the host. The guests
were Archbishop Keane, Mgr. Sbarettl,
auditor, and Dr. F. Z. Eooker, secretary
at the Papal legation, Mgr. McMahon.Bev.
D. J. Staffcrd, D. D., of St. Patrick'!.
Father McGee, of St. Patrick's, Father
Lee, of St Matthew's, Father Mae-kin, of
Paul's, Mr. Thomas F. Waggaman, Dr.
LeGrand, of the Marist College, and Father
Hannon, of St. Paul's.
It was stated that the discussion was
altogether of things in the literary and
A lathei curious story was published In
one of the New York papers yesterday to
the following effect:
"In this connection nn interesting piece
ot news reached Washington today that
Monslgnor Joseph Schroeder, the well
known German protessor of the Catholic
University, arrived In Rome about ten
days ago. Dr. Schroeder, knowing the
determination ot seeral members of the
university board of directors to force him
jo resign his position, is now marshaling
all his forces to defeat the plans of his
opponents. Monslgnor Schroeder is at
present at the German College, the guest
of Cardinal Steinhauber, one of the most
powerful members of the iioman court.
"He has also seen Cardinal Satulll and
expects shortly to have anaiidlencewitlithe
Pope. This move of Monslgnor Schroe
dcr's was entliely unexpected by the other
side. On leaving thi- country heannounced
that he would spend the summer quietly
at his hon.e in Germany, and that bejoud
visiting the Brussels exposition he had no
other plans In view."
One of the priests at the dinner was
aked what there was of truth or sem
blance ot truth in the news. He dis
credited the story. It is rather improb
able, for this reason. Dr. Schroeder was
originally ci edited in all these specula
tions with being the force, metaphjsical,
dynamic, hierarchical or otherwise, which
was so powerful thati t removed Dr. Keane
from tlie university. Now, that story has
been dispioved so often it is stated in
the oppoMte direction, that is to say, that
Dr. Schroeder Is about to lose his own
head by the veiy powers whom It was
so absurdly said he had used to have Dr.
It was stated In the same paragraphs
that contained the above seusation.il news
that Archbishop Keane and Archbishop
Ireland had left the city yesterday for
West Virginiaon nvisitto Col. H.C. Kerens,
at his summei home. Neither ot the
gentlemen was out of the city yesterday.
STRATEGY OF STRIKERS.
Execute n Finnic Movement and
Outwit the Deputies.
Pittsburg, Aug, 19. A special to the
Press fiom Plum Creek sajs the strikers
remaining at Camp Illation, at this place,
did march this morning in spite of the
efforts of the deputies to enforce the
court's pcimaneut injunction, and they
succeeded in the end in completely out
wittlug the deputies. The marcn today
was in oucdince to a secret order. At
4 o'cluck 165 men turned out.
There was no band ot music or un
necessary noise, the men maiching with
out leaders The deputies at De Armitt'b
stables, however, got word of the move
ment, and when the marchers leaelir d the
cross roads, about a quaiter of a mile
from their camp, fifty deputies were
lined up across the highway and disputed
the right of way. The strikers, however,
readily yielded to the ciders to return to
While this was being done a small band
of picked men htid been selected, and
in charge ot Samuel Sheppard, were sent
across the woods toClarksvHle and Centre,
which places they succeeded In reaching,
wholly unknown to the deputies, who were
btill guarding the highways at the cross
roads. At Centre the marchers were
given a hearty breakrast at the house
ot De Anrlttmcn. They then marched
back on the public road, greatly to the
surprise of the deputies. The strategists
were alle to do some very effective mis
sionary work In the short time at their
At Turtle Creek a complete stop was
put to the parading on the public roadi by
the strikers from Camp Determination
This was a new and totally unexpected
move, and left the strikers no recourse but
to remain in their camp. The puheme of
yesterday morning ot traveling by twos and
thress, was even denied them,and even men
walking along alone were stopped and for
bidden to proceed. As a result, not astriker
pot within half a mile of the coal mines or
Common Lnmuer only 7e. per 100
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Evangch'na de Cisncros, the niece of the Cuban President, has been
scivitude in a frightful African -prison cohny, although not
SHERMAN HERS H05H1
The Annexation of -Hawaii None
of Japan's Business.
A FIRM AND DIGNIFIED NOTE
The 3Illtdo's Minister Told in Ef
fect That the Incident Must Be
Considered Closed Until After the
Treaty Is Signed The Secretary
Declines to Comment. ,
Secretary Sherman Jias replied to the
note of Mr. Torn Hohi( the Japanese
minister, which protested against the an
nexation ot Hawaii. ,The answer was
beut yesterday, and'Jt is believed con
tained a strong intimation to the minister
that It closed the correspondence between
this Government and that ot Japan rela
tive to Hawaii.
Secretary Sherman Was seen last night
at his home by a representative of The
Times, ard asked It he would discuss hid
note. He reruscd to talk about It, or
to outline Its contents. He said the note
concerned only the State Department, and
that he Intended to follow his well-known
policy or refusing to talk for publication
about State Department affairs. Inas
much us the members' ot the Japanese
legation are out ot the city and could not
be seen last night, no authorized state
ment concerning the note of Secretary
Sherman could be obtained at thelegutlon.
From another sourcelt was learned, how
ever, that the note was brief and dignified,
and Secretary Sherman held that the
annexation treaty was" a matter solely
between the United States and Hawaii, and
that anv further discussion of It with the
Japanese government must be deferred
until after the treaty is ratified and has
gone Into effect.
ADDICKS KLONDIKE COMPANY.
The Goulds Object , to Any Seeming
Connection With Tt.
New York, Aug. 19. The appearance In
advertisements or the Yukon-Cariboo-British
Columbia Gold .Mining and Develop
ing Company, or wiiichJvEdwaid"A.dUicks
Is pi eMdent, of the nam? ot F.. F. J. Gaynor,
auditor of the Manhattan Railroad, has
resulted in some misapprehensions that
have caused Mr. Gaynor to resign rrom
Addicks' company. He had held the plare
of treasurer, hut resigned last Tuesday.
His resignation Is understood to have
been precmltated by a cable dispatch from
Geoige Gould, who isaowiabroad.
Frank Gould sayiB 'Some misappre
hensions had arisen because of the associa
tion of the name" ofpjtnemploye of the
Manhattan Elevated "Rtplroatl Company
with a Klondike conlpofiy: None of the
Goulds is interested in aiw Klondike enter
prise. Because or tliesewnlsapprehenslous
Auditor Gaynor was asked to resign from
the Klondike company, ff which he was
treasurer, and he lias done so ''
SHE WAITED IXO DIE.
A Young Girl's BespSriite nnt Vain
Cleveland, Ohio,t-Augj.19. This noon
two young men noticed a pretty girl,
about eighteen years olll, on the beaca
ot tho lake at Doans street While they
were washing her she suddenly waded,
fully dresspd, out into tie water. When
she had gotten into deep water she sprang
forward and disappeared.
The young men pinnpejQln, and, though
the girl fought desperately, they succeeded
in dragging her ashore- 'The girl pleaded
to be allowed to die. She -was taken to
the nearest police station, and there re
fused to speak a word for some time
Finally Wie said: "Bring, Kev. Noakes
here, and I'll talk: to him."
The Pev. B. F. Noakes is pastor ot the
"Epiphany Episcopal Church, in Euclid
avenue. He was snmrisoned. and had a
talk-- with the girland soon after took
her to hib carriage aiid drove rapid! v
away. He rcfusedtoitell Tvho the girl
is or why she wanted ftrtdie.
Music and dancings at f Wilson Park, Con
gress Heights, from 6 to 10 p. m. Music
by members of the Marine .Band. Take
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via Capital Traction, anel Anacostia cars.
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DIAZ MARKED FOR SLAUGHTER.
An Anarchist Said to Have Orders
to Ivill Him.
San Antonio, Tex., Aug. 19 F. P. Gon
zales, editor of ElGrito del Pueblo, a Span
ish paper published In the-town of Beevllle,
is in receipt of a letter of recent date from
an Influential" friend In Mexico In which It
is said that the authorities have discovered
an Italian anarchist who has Just arrived
In that country with the Intention of taking
the life of President Diaz.
The letter Is from an official in the City
of Mexico, and Mr Gonzales vouches for
It Is believed the anarchist who has
marked President Diaz for his victim, be
longs to tlie bandtwfcows-alm is--toas-
Missinate the rulers of the great nations,
and that his coming to America is in
pursuance of a general plau.
HE USED THE FIRM'S CASH
Speculation iu Stocks Causes Book
keeper Dutrow's Downfall.
Trusted Employe of the Nelson
Morris Beef Cumpnoy "Wrong
in His Accounts.
George Dutrow, a young man em
p'oyed as bookkeeper and cashier at the
local agency ot the Nelson Morris Beet
Company, was arrested last night by De
tectives Hartlgan and Boyd on the
chargn ot embezzlement, pieferred by
Hyniau Powdermaker,,the Washington
representative ot the firm.
Dutrow is a married man, and Uvea
with his family on New Terajy avenue, two
doors from the Sixth precinct station.
He has heen employed by the Nelson Mor
ris Company for the past nine year-,, and
has been considered a most trustworthy
and efficient man. It Is stated that Du
trow became dissatisfied with his com
fortable salary, and taught to get-wealth
suddenly through speculation. He began
to put his spending money into bucket
shop transactions, and finally sent funds
belonging to the firm into the same hole
iu the vain hope of winning back, alia t a
single change of the market.
It is not known how long he has been
speculating, as his position ot cashier and
bookkeeper enabled him to take moneyand
to hide the hhortage by false entries.
Some months ago the suspicions of Man
ager Powdermaber were aroused, and he
sent to Chicago for an expert employed
by the firm to examine the book-,, it
was soon discovered thnt there was a false
entry, which left $0S unaccounted for.
Dutrow is said to have confessed, and to
have promised that the shortage Would be
made good. The Fidelity Trust and De
posit Company of Baltimore had gone on
Dutrow's bond, and arrangements were
made last Monday by which the money
was paid back to the Nelson Morris Com
pany. It was thought that this would
be the end or the matter and that there
would be- no prosecution of the case.
Manager Powdsrmaker was not satisfied
with the result ot the investigation and
had the bcoks examined for some years
bock. Although the examination has not
progressed very Tar, tbe shortage Is stated
to amount to several hundred dollars and
Is still growing. After being luformed of
the btatc ot affairs the manager, acting
under instructions from Chicago, swore
out a warrant for Dutrow's arrest.
Dutrow had left the city eoou after tho
discovery ot the embezzlement, but when
he learned that his friends had secured a
tettlemeut of tee rase he returned home
Detectives Hnrtigan and Boyd, who had
located the man in Baltimore and Phila
delphia, learned of the arrival. Detective
Hartigan arrested him while at supper last
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sentenced to izv nty years' jenal
charged with any crime.
STOLEN BOY HOI ASM
All tlie People of Albany Rejoice
Over His Recovery.
FOUND IN A DESERTED HOUSE
A Worthless Uncle of the Child
Named Hardy Planned the Abduc
tion Hi Pal, for a Promised
' Reward, Reveals the Piuce "VVheic
the Hoy tVus Imprisoned.
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Albany, N. Y., Aug. 19. Johnnie Con
way has been found.
He was discovered by the police and a
searching party at 7 o'clock, this morn
ing in the pine woods, six miles from
Albany, secreted in a deserted house In
the township ot Earners.
Joseph Hardy, the uncle ot the boy.
has bepn arrested.
Hardy is the iustigator of tbe kidnap
ing. Ills right hand man was named
Blake. It wa8 through Blake's cupidity,
his weakness, and finally his growing
enmity against Hardy that the child
If tlie story which, it ia alleged, Hardy
told the chief of police behind closed
dcors today Is true, the Conway child
narrowly pscaped the fate of "Charley
Itosj. When the quarry became hot.Blako
urged that as the boy would rwtniy them
they had better rid themseUes of hint.
Hardy was a trifle timid and aked fur
It was finally agreed that at a late
hour last uight they would take the boy
from the old schoolhouse, where they had
locked him up, and would either drown
him or drop him from a railroad train.
The finger ot suspicion pointed at the
men, and a careful watch sot upon their
movements by the police, and the re
pcrterb gave them no opportunity to carry
out their purpose.
LITTLE JOHN CONWAY.
The men had combined to steal the child
and demand $3,000 for its return.
The plan was followed out. Hardy was
the man who drove the wagon down
Broadway last Monday and induced the
child to get In. He played the traitor
ngnlnst Conway, who had been his best
friend la former days.
Blake had the weak heart. Hardy had
all the nerve. It was his scheme from
start to finish. He had the little house
six miles from Troy. He had men there
to watch the boyaud prevent his slipping
When the reward was not forthcoming
Blake and Hardy quarreled. Blake weak
ened. He waswrilUng to settle for $2,500.
The uncle cursed him and drove him from
Blake came to Albany and made a bar-
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THE LDIIT OF NEUTRALITY
Tryincf to Ascertain "Where It "VToald
He Should This Nutlon Adopt Of
fensive Measures Toward Spain
in Order to Force u Settlement ot
the Cuban "War.
London, Aug. 19. A dispatch to th8
Daily Graphic from Berlin says that Gen.
Stewart L. Woodford, the new American
minister to Spain, was charged by hia
Government to ascertain the limit of
neutrality that would be maintained by
the European powers, Iu the event or tho
United States adopting the offensive to
ward Spain. While he was In London-he
re ehed no encouragement from Ambassa
dor Hy regarding Lord Salisbury's In
tentions. M. Hanotaux, the French foreign min
ister, emphatically declined to dlcusa
the subject wih Gen, Horace Porter,-the
American ambassador to France, and
avoided receiving Gen. Woodford forsonrj
days after his arrival In Paris. As a
last rcouice, Gen. Porter and Gen. Wood
ford summoned the Hon. Andrew D. White,
the American ambassador to Germany,
who Immediately ended his vacation which
he was spending at Heming-idorr.and went
Mr. White, according to the correspond
ent of the Giaphic, know better thaa any
body In Washington the futility of the pro
posal to sound the governments as to their
attitude, and has avoided mentioning the
subject at the German foreign ortice. Ho
has, the dispatch concludes, resolved to dls
spade Gen. Woodfoid from adopting any
course in Spain other thaa one or modera
tion. THE SPANISH CABINET.
Dissensions Among: the Conserva-
tives Likely to Cfttise a CrNis.
San Sebastian, Spain, Aug. 19. Gen.
Azcurraga, president of tlie council of
ministers, arrived here today and had
an audience with the Queen that lasted an
hour. Her majesty wiU again receive
It Is exoected that the Qneen win con
firin Gen Azcarraga and his colleagues ia
their offices, but the indications are
that the dissensions In the Conservative
party are too numerous and too serious
to permit tlie belief that the criaf? will
be smoothly solved. " -
The ministers yesterday placed their
portfolios at the disposal ot Gen- Azcarraga
ia order to facilitate matters It the Queen
desired to make modifications in the
MORE SPANISH OUTRAGES
Women Iniprisonea1 for Refusing to
3Iourn for Canovas.
Brntnl Treatment of Children An
other Raid on a Hospital .Arnu-
gnren "Wins Victory.
Havana, Aug. IS, via Key West, Aug.
19. Last week the Spanish military com
mander nC the town of Sagua, Santu Clara
province, ordered all the inhabitants to
dress in black for nine days, in mourning
for the death of Canovas, aI-o that all
the houses be draped in black and forbade
the singing and placing ot musical In
st rumeuts. in private residfiicss.
A carerul list was taken of the families
that cudnot comply with the order, and
the report was given to the governor by
his agents that many young women had
not dressed in black. There were Imr
mediately placed under arrest, and scut
to the jail in. chains for forty-eight hours,
where they were among the lowest class
of criminals, and were exposed to all soTts
One hundred and fifty orphans of pa
cirioos who were killed by the Spanish
troop- in Tinar del Rio, are njw In slavery
in the province. The governor, Senor
Pedro, has given, them as servants to
the Spanish officers. Tlie girls hae all
been assaulted and terrible tortures are
Inflicted upon the toys by putting them
in the egpo, an old Instrument of torture
used in Cuba years ago upon cat red slave-.
Another report or a barbarous raid upon
a Cuban hospital co-nes from Clenfuegos.
At a hill near Cumanayagua, in the dis
trict of Cienfuegos, Major Moseoot or the
Spanish battalion of Ballen attacked a
hospital of tbe insurgents, a-assinatlng
twenty-sis: wounded Cubans, four women
anil five children. Moscok was at ihe
read of 160 Spanish soldiers The hos
pital was. not pietected by the Cuban
At Armenteros a few miles from Havana,
the Culan forces of Col. A xanguren routed
the Spanish battalion ot Otumba after a,
hard fight which lasted several hours.
This is considered le:e to le eneof Aran
gurcn's most brilliant exploits, as his
cavalrv numbeied lcs than halt as many
men as the Spinish forces.
(Jan Adolfo Castillo also had an impor
tant encounter with the Spanish battalion
of Balleres at Falcon plantation, near
San Anionic- delos Banos, Havana province,
Only the Spanish version otitis yetknown,
and they claim a great victory, but the
column retreated to tbe town ot San An
tonio. One of the Bnnlt Robbers Cnptnred.
Noel, Mo., Aug. 19. Word reached here
today that Mic leader ot th2 Pinevillebank;
robbers was captured in the woods, thirty
miles southwest of here at 0 o'clock last
night. The robber, who is bailly wounded,
refuses to reveal his Identity. A. posse
with bloodhounds is In pursuit of the other
Angrell Arrives In Constantinople.
Constantinople, Aug. 19. James B.
Angell,the new American minister, a rrlveeT
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