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local Ebcwers: east, to fcoutlieust winds.
WASHINGTON, SATUEDAY MORNINGS, AUGUST 21, 1897 EIGHT PAGES.
How Much Longer Are We to BIusli
for the Inaction of Onr Gov
ernment? ALL BUT IKES GIG UP
The Consumer Musi Pay More
for Everything He Buys.
TrHE C1SNEROS HORROR.
DEATH IT MOSSING
Judge Claughton and 3Iiss Cusf is
Killed at Deanwood.
SHOES, CLOTHES, FLOUR, SUGAR
STRUCK BY THE FAST EXPRESS
TIME TO CALL A HALT
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A Prominent lniness Sinn's Views
on the Subject Every HiftUt
" Thinking" American" "Will Agree
'I feel positively ashamed of my own
country," said Mi. TetUt when the re
- porter called on liliu yesterday.
The usually busy and cheerful merchant
was evidently in a very bad huuior.aud, to
me a metaphorical expression, "there was
hlood In his eye "
To think thai such tilings are posfciblc
and right next door to acountrythatmakes
luch a last of freedom! I'm almost
"nshnmed to call inyseir an American clti
rent' And the great merchant, in his
wrath, crumpled up The Time that he
bad been reading and flung It on the floor
"To think that we altow a young and
utterly innocent girl to be condemned in
the horrors or hell and are not men enough
to raise a finger in her bsbalt'
"Am we not the dominant piwer in this
contlnum?"' he fiercelyinquired.
4We can tell England to stop, and arc
We afraid to say a word to Spain?
"Have webecom' a nation or cowards?
"'Must we allow our great women to
write a pitirul appeal to the Tope to ask
tils Intercession, when it is our duty as
men to Urash Spain, as she deserves?
'It seems 10 me we had better substi
tute a turkey buzzard for the American
eagle, we are not fit to have such a noble
hlrd for in. emblem." And the merchant
walked nwaj and refused to say one -word
about how foulness was thriving.
But tbe great doub'e store and annex.
U5--H" Seventh stnM't, was thronged as
isual, and bu-mess was evidently good.
CHEERS FOR DOLLAR WHEAT
Demonstration in New York Prc--Aduce
Exchange Over the Rise.
It Cume in Response to nn Excited
Jump lo the Eugll&U
New York, Aug. 20. For tiie first time
jlnce September, 1891, the wheat future
told this afternoon on tin New York
Produce Exchange at $1 a bushel. It
was also the first time since the spring
of 1892 that any future had sold at that
price. When the big dial that registers
the course of quotations spun around to
the dollar mark, there was a great demon
stration. The brokers cheered and clapped
their hands, and ha UT were thrown Into
Trom the opening the market presented
eensational features. The initial quota
tions for future represented an adance of
4 cents over n'ght. Tlite advance was lu
response to an excited jump in the Eng
llrti grain markets, described from Liver
pool at due to a. panic of the boars, be
cause of advices from America of a re
duction in our spring wheat jield. Under
the rtimulu from abroad there was gen eral
bujing here, with conditions gradually
shaping themselves so as to produce a
runaway bull market. The September
option opened with simultaneous oalea lu
fliffeier.t parts of the pit at all the way
from 97 1-2 to 'JS cents a bushel.
The first transaction at ?1 represented
10,000 bushels sold by Broker Gwath
mey to Broker Day, of the firm ofMcIntyre
Wardwf-11 Up to the official closing
tbe transactions for the day In wheat
futures were estimated to have aggre
gated about S.500,000 bushels. In the
afternoon the leading influence In further
ing advancing quotations was the news
that even at the sensational rise already
recorded, all offerings of cash wheat were
being eagerly snapped up by export nouses.
Tins indicated the urgency of the forelgu
Semand for our wheat and the extent
Jf foreign crop shortages.
Chicago, St. Louis, Duluth and Minneapo
lis announced big advances At Minneapo
lis C. A Pillsbury marched Into the cham
ber of commerce at the head of a bra
band, celebrating one dollar cash wheat
there- The iullsin wheat I n all the markets
lhave made enormous profits
The advices indicated that the previous
tstlmati-sas to the yield of Minnesota and
tbe two Dakotas would have to be de
adedly reduced. Smut and blight are go
ng lo cut down the total. A Minneapolis
irop report who has made a trip through
the thre States estimates their total jield
it 110.700,000 bushels, as compared with
jsthnates in excels of ICO.000,000 bush
ils a month ago.
Further bullish news also came in re
tard to foreign crops. A Budapest dis
patch said that the official report as to
the recant floods in Hungary showed the
most widespread and serious damage to
crops, which this year are among the
poorest within a. decade.
IMPRISONED FOR LIFE.
Sentence Inflicted on the Assailant
of Mifcs Shattuck.
Fitchburg, Mass., Aug.20. Joseph Perry,
Who brutAlly assaulted Miss E. G. Shattuck,
of Harvard, Mass., on June 11, was sen
tenced t.day by Judge Blodgett to im
prisonment for lire. The offeuse was one
of the most shocking ever committed in
thlsseotion. The young girl v. a frightfully
maltreated and abused, and lias not yet
recovered from the i-bock and physical in
juries Pcirj escaped on a bicycle, fol
lowed toy an enraged mob who threatened
to lynch him. He got away afely, but
w asf Inally taken In custody at Prov idenct;,
It. I. In Imposing the sentence Judge Blod
get said it was the intentrou of the court
to deal so harslily with cases of this nature
as to materially less-n the number of tLem.
A Well-Knmvti Jn rist Scud.
RIehmond, Va., Aug. 20.-Judge Walter
B. Staples, ex-member of the supreme
court of appeals, and one of the ablest
Jurists Virginia has had for generations,
cMed Middcnlyat his summer homeiu Chrls-
tlaaburg, this rooming. The funeral will
take place at Roanoko tomorrow afternoon.
Live hull In a china shop In "Wilson
Park. Congress Heights, tonight. au!9-4t
Very Nice FiosrlDjr $1.50 per 100 tU
Trnfc Ubbey &,Co.. 6th aadN. Y. t.
Interviews With Merchants Show
That All the Necessaries of Life
Cost More Without Any Corre
ispondlng: Advance in "Wage-, Thas
MuMoir Life Ilurder for the-Poor?
The condition or higher prices for every
thing that the poor mun uses Is already
in Washington, but the theory that the
tariff will als) advance wages is still
totally undeiuoustrated. Flourls now H-oU
a barr-1 higher than It was two months a go;
baler's bread will soon be a cent a loaf
highTlf wheat continues high, and leady
made suits ure going up every day. The
unskilled laboier still gets a dollar aday
when he works. Five hundredof them ap
plied the other day nttha new sewr, build
lug south of the Capitol, and only fifty got
The fact that prices advance and the
people have lo pay the difference and
more when the tariff is raised is no longer
a theory to any Washington laboring man
or fellow out or a job. Every article that
the poor man uses, almost without ex
ception, is soaring up in price. Whether
thero is additional tariff on articles or
not the prices are rising. The chance Is
a good one, aud the manufacturer:! are
taking advantage of it. More than tlia t, the
tarifr advance lb small compared to the
advauce in the retail price. Every man
in the business, between the raw muterial
and the consumer, adds a little to the ad
eltioual price he lias lo pay. The original
tariff is as dimes to dollars to the differ
ence in price of the goods when they reach
The grocery bill of the poor man every
Saturday night Is now 5U cents to Si more
than 1 1 was for the same goads tv o months
ago. Two months from now It will be
$1 to $2 more His shoes, hats and
clothing and his wire's and children's-will
alsc oe 1 5 to 25 per ceat higher when the
firstof the fall goods come ia.
The following statement is a result ot u
most carcrul canvass among Washington
merchants. It is not complete, by any
means, for nearly everything is advancing
in price, but shows the rise or a feT ar
ticles in everyday u-e simply Thcj are
tiie necessaries of life, which Jt first oc
curred to the Times reporter to ask ques
have already occurred in lea, than a
month, orwilloccursoou. Larger ones will
Flour, per barrel, $1.50; fiour.psr pound,
1 cent; bread, per loaf, l cent, sugar, per
pound, 1 lo 1 1-2 cents, lard, per pound, 1
cent; dried fruits, small advance, canned
gcoJs, small advance, starch, smalladvance,
gelatine, small advance; ginger ale, per
case, 15 cents; stout, 15 cents per case;
ready made suits, $2 to S5; tailor
made suits,S5 to10;vvoolen dressgoodb,
per yard, 10 to 50 cent; cheap cotton
goods, small advance, shoes, per pulr, 25
to 50 cents; hats, 23 cents to SI; station
er j, small advance.
A few of the statements made by dealers
to The Times reporter during his investi
gation will be Interesting. Mr. S. A.
Beeves, the grocer, said. "Flour has
gone up to us, 1.30 a barrel alreadi.
It will certainlj go much higher. Every
rhe in the price of wheat means several
additional cents lu the price to the
grocer ot a barrel of flour. This $1.30
a barrel to us means to the small consumer
who buys from the small corner grocer
at least 1 cent u pound advance in the
price It means also 1 cent advance In
the price of a loaf of bread. Sugar has
gone up 3-4 of a cent to the grocers
To the consumers it Is 1 cent higher than
formeily A month ago we wre charging
4 1-2 cents a pound for sugar and now
we charge 5 1-2. Lard has pone up.
It will be 1 cent a pound higher to the
consumer. Canned goods ot all descrip
tlons are considerably higher to the
grocer, but the dirference ih not yec
sufficient to make It possible for him
to sell the goods by ihe can at a higher
price. Ot course, the small grocer who
sells o poor people will charge a cent
or two more for tomatoes and corn next
fall. Slout and ginger ale are higher.
Gelatine Is higher. Dried fruits are from
1 cent to 2 or 3 cents a pound higher.
Very nearly everything is going up In
price There is every prospect that prices
are gtttlLgback to the old basis.
Mr. Crocker , the shoedealer ,sald: "Every
shoe man In Washington who has been
making purchases in New York has recciv ed
notice from the manufacturers and the
aobbers that on his next bill or goods he
will have to pay 15 and 25 cents moreapalr
roi shoes. This will make the price of
shoes 25 and 50 cents more to the wearer.
One or two things must be done this tall
and winter by every shoe dPaler in Wash
ington Either the price will be raided or
the qual'ty for the same price will be re
duced. Those people w ho were fortunate
enough to make large purchases in June
can hold out at the old prices longest, but
tie goods already in stock will soon be
Mr L W Sorrel, of Decker's book store,
said: "As yet there is no advance In the
price of stationery noticeable. We are
expecting it every week, however, and have
been told that we -ivill be obliged to pay
more for the standard goodslhls fall. We
are expecting, too, that the prices of books
will not be cut to nearly such an extent as
in former years tills holiday season."
Mr. Brodt, the hatter, bald "Every class
of 'lue good? "which is used in the making
of hats has gone up 10 to 20 per cent
The prlct of hats will be raised this fall."
Mr S A Downey, or the rirm or Bennett
x Dowuev, tailors, said "The price of
Imported woolens w HI be 50 to 75 cents a
yard higher from now on. Domestic w ool&
will be higher In proportion This will
make h dlrfercnce of $5 to $10 on tailor
made clothes "
Mr Schneider, the baker, said: "Bread
will continue at the same price for the
present. It Is not possible for the bakerb
to change the price ot a loar of bread w ith
every fluctuation ot the wheat market
When flour goes down temporarily we get
the tncfit, and when It goes up we have
to take the loss Our Hour will cost us $1.50
a barrel more from now on If wheat and
flour go down again bread will stay at Its
pr.wnt price. H wheat remains high, bread
will poupa cent a loaf. It is already high
cnouch for bread to be raised, tout we will
wait & while longer."
Mr. Krafft, the baker said: "If Hour
continues high we will have to charge a
cent more for bread, but we do not con
template doing it at present."
Mr. Pliny Moran, of Boblnson, Chery
The Fiuest JlMncb Hoards 5X per
100 ft libbey J Co,, 6th and N. Y.&tc
Till "fcfcb? $ tgstfrnr y$k, -Pj-4s
& Co., the clothiers nnd men's furnishers,
said "Almost everything that men wear
will be raised lu price. Already some
goods ar going up. The price of woolens
Is already higher to the clothing manu
facturers, and the first suits that are
bough"- for the fall trade will be con
siderabl higher. It will be the same all
through the list. Shoes will be higher,
especially the cheap grades, first. We are
going ba It to the prices of several years
ago, I believe."
It was noticeuble In the conversations
which the Times reporter had with mer
chants that not one of the whole list told
any other story than higher prices. There
was not a single exception to vary the
monotony. Also no large btore, or small
one or them all, -n!d anything about ad
vancing tbe wages ot their clerks or
Innwrj has been made at the IMstrict
building, in the Government departments
here, and among the manufacturers who
employ mechanics and day laborers. It
cannot be discovered that any of these
people, official or private parties, are con
templating the raiMngof wages-also, thre
are no aspects yet of large Increases in
buMnecs which would require more labor.
Thtre are as many unemployed In Wash
ington today as thre were a ;venr ago,
proDably even more.
k BLOCK IN HUNTER'S WAY
Bribery Indictment a Bar to the
Mr. 3rcKIoley "Will Give Him the
Guatemalan Mission If the
Courts Acquit IIlui.
Louisville, Aug. 20. A meetingof promi
nent Republicans was held here tonight
to devif-e ways and means to defeat the
indictments for conspiracy and bribery
against ex-Congressman W. H. Hunter,
who was dere&ted for United States Sen
ator last spring. It developed during the
meeting that President McKinley Had of
fered Dr Hunter the choice of five foreign
missions. Hunter refused to go to any
European point, and so the President asked
him to pick a mission in South or Cen
tral America. He decided on Guatemala,
which pays S10.000 per annum, and Mr.
McKinley Is holding this place for him.
The mission was tendered Dr. Hunter upon
the condition that the indictment was dis
missed or defeated through legal action.
It was to consider the bet means of fight
ing the indictment that the meeting was
Judge Cantrell, of the Scott county
circuit diclrict, has issued the demurrer
filed by Hunter and ordered the case to
trial at the September term.
Et-Cougressman J II. Wilson and Hon
E. T Franks, who was the Republican
Congressional nominee m the Second dis
trict last fall, were indicted jointly with
Hunter. They were at the meeting. A
desperate effort will be made to have
Hunter at Quitted.
Gov. Bradley, Senator Blackburn and
some of the most prominent men in the
State, will be summoned for the defense
in an effort to prove that Hunter was tt e
victim of a political conspiracy and that
theindlctment was the resultof th scheme
to defeat him for United States Senator
Italians Fight n Duel.
Chicago, Aug. 20. Three jears of jeil
ous hatred, which had Its origin In far
away Italj, was the, cause ot a duel be
tween two swarthy foreigners in a Clark
street saloon last night. In the province
of Pteaza, in southwestern Italy, Tony
Del Ray and Joseph Columbio loved the
same dark-ejed girl. She jilted I oth, and
they came to America. Last night they
met for the first time since crossing the
ocean. "Without a word Tony drew a
stiletto and Joe a revolver. Then they
weutatit, and when the ambulance arrived
Tony had a bullet wound in the breast
and Joe's mouth had been extended from
ear to car. Both tvIH recover.
Hlaehley Discharged From Bollevne.
New York, Aug. 20. Robert Hinckley, a
well known artist of Washington, D. C,
who was taken to Bellevue Hospital jes
terday for the treatment of some nervous
trouble, was discharged today as cured.
Ivy Institute Business College, fcth andK.
Kono better, 525 a year: day or night.
Common Lumder only 7ao. per lOO
J ft. FraakLibbey & Co.,CtaandN. Y.ave.
IIxci,T3 Sam: "WILLIAM! iake your gun!"
M'KIILEY li THE PARADE
Marches With His Comrades of
the Army of the Potomac.
THOUSANDS LINE THE STREETS
Thunderous Applimse Greets the
President us the Carriage Con
taluinn Him Movys. Along; the
Line of March Attends the lven
log IJxercJhes ut Musle Hall.
Troy, N Y., Aug 20.-No city if Its
size has evei given a President of the
United States a more enthusiastic wel
come that Troy did President McK(nIey
today. No parade In this citv has been
more imposing and impressive In appear
ance and magnitude thun that witnessed
this afternoon. The jVislt of President
McKluiey aud the twenty eightli annual re
union ot the Society of the Army of the
Potomac were tlte two potent and irre
sistible a! tractions. The Presldeut is a
member of the society, aud fully 125,000
pervin3 greeted him and Ills comradeb
Business In Troy was practically at
a standstill. From hundreds of bouses
fluttered rings and festoons of bunting
Hre aud there was a picture ot some
President oi the United States or ramoub
general or man, and portraits of Presi
dent McKlnlej were everywhere.
Secretary Alger and others of the dis
tinguished party arrived at 930 a. m.
The pprty breakrasted at the New York
At 10 o'clock a ttart "was made for
Cluett, Coon & Company's collar aud
cuff establishment, where the work was
inspected, much to the interest ot the
The street opposite ,the ractory was
Jammed with people who cheered as soon
as the Pres'dent appeared in sight- All
the operatives wore the national eolc.rs,
some or the women having small flags
fljliigfrom their shouldprs and hair; others
wearing white and blue neckties. As the
President entered each department, the em
ployes arose, except where Ironing was
being done. Some of the joung women
lound it impossible to let the President
pass them without sptaklng to him. He
rewarded them by heartily shaking their
After the visit Ihe President and party
started for tiie Waterlict Arsenal. Here
a salute ot twenty-ono guns was fired.
The officers ot tuespost. in full dress uni
form met the PreMuenlat the main en
t ranee. The mode of a'ssemblingthe&eveiul
parts of great guns vvps explained, and
the breech mechanism of the two twelvc
hich guns was operated and explained.
Tho rifling machluesTorsisteen inch guns
and the sevent-five Von electric crane
interested the President very much.
At 11 20 the President and party left
ti.t arsenal on their return to this city. A
parting saluteof twenty-one guus was fired
usfiieMBitora drovedjvmthe main avenue
and through the entrance The party ar
rlve.l at the War House p-t 1145 and dined
In the private dining room.
The big parade startejl without a hitch
Tn the carriage with the President rotle
Jov. Black, Mayor Ml'o, and former
Senator MacArthur. There were nine
teen well drilled companies in line, num
bering at least l.GQO men, with bands
The eort to tre President consisted of
the Trov military companies, with Capt.
Stillman In command. There were about
seventy carnages in line. Following the
President's carriage was a. carriage con
taining Secretary ot War Alger, the execu
tive scr rotary ot the Presldeut, George B.
Cluett, and Lieut. Treadwell.
Gov. Black's staff also'rode in carriages.
Other carriages, contained members of
the society ot theArmy of the Potomac,
rei'iesentative citizens' and disabled Teter
As the Presldentpassed over the line ot
march the great crowed broke Into thun
derous applause-rqd the Chief Alagistrato
smiled and towed repeatedly.
"When Congresstreetavas reached the
President's carriage "was drawn out of
Camp meeting at .Ran die Park, Congress
Heights, every evening Take neweleotrlo
caTs from Navy Yard'Brldge. aul0-14t
UliDds.lK-incnes. Anyiixetfl a r'alr.
J Frank Libbey &,,ov, 6th and N. Y. va.
line and driven rapidly to the city hall,
where he ascended the reviewing stand
anil watcliedthc procession as it iiassed.
At the stand, as elsewhere, he was greeted
with thunderous applause.
The uiietingot the Society of the Armyof
the Potomac vvashald atMusicHall tonight.
The President's arrival at S-15 was the
signal for a tremendous outburst. Governor
Black delivered a short address or wel
come, largely devoted to a strong eulogy
ot the rrMdent. Major Mol'oy delivered
the address oi welcome on behalt of the
city ot Troy
Brevet Brig Gen Henry made the re
sponse in behalf of the Society of the Army
of the Potomac.
Capt. Itavmond read a poem entitled
"Vision and Duty."
Major C. A. WoodruTt delivered the
oratlon-'prefacing it witha few humorous
remarks which were well received.
When the orchestra plajed "Louisiana
Lou," the President's favorite melody,
.Mr, McKinley smiled broadly and kept
time with feet and bunds
Cien Daniel Sickles followed Major
Woodruff, speaking of patriotism In
spired b a gathering such as the reunion
of the Army ol the Potomac.
Gen. Rutterfield followed with a brief
President McKinley did not make a
speech. He felt greatly fatigued and left
the hall hair an hour before the close of
At 10 20 the firemen of Troy and sev
eral State companies escorted the President
to the depot.
The Society of the Army of the Potomac
held a business meeting at the city hall
at 3 o'clock in the afternoon, and elected
officers. President McKinley was elected
an honorary member.
DISASTER OX THE BAIL.
Muny People Reported Killed ou
an Excursion Irain.
Lima, Ohio, Aug. 20. A freight train
collided with nn excursion train tonight
nnd many persons are reported killed.
Xo particulars are obtainable at this
hour (3 a. m.)
MOB WASTED BLAKE'S BLOOD.
The Child Stealer'- Narrow Escape
From a Violent Death.
Albany, Aug. 20. Itwas announced here
about 1 p. m. that Blake, one of the
confederates in the Conway abduction,
was in custodv at Schenectady. An
hour and a half afterwards Blake "was
In the custodj ot the Albany police. The
news soon spread through the city and
from that time until midnight the po
lice headquarters were Mirrouuded by
a frenzied mob Many of ' them w ere
armed with clubs and revolvers
Blake could hear their angry houts,
and trembled into a state of collap&e.
This condition of affairs seriously inter
fered w I tU the in quisition Blake was under-
i going, and he began to wander in his
answers as the excitement outside in
creased. A ruse wo& adopted to lessen the
crowd about the building. Shortly utter
9 o'clock two carriages drove up to the
VMlliam street entrance of the building.
In a li'W moments the detectives rushed
a man out of the building with his head
and shoulders enveloped in a rubber coat
and pu,hed him into the carriace. Ef
forts were made to overturn the vehicle,
but it got avva-v safely. The crowd started
after it on a mad run, as it had been
announced that Blake was to be confined
in the Tourth precinct.
The carriage was driven In a circuitous
route and the crowd soon was lost be
hind. A detective had been substituted
for Blake, and taken away to deceive them
as to his place of confinement for the
night An hour later Blake waslocked up
In thesecond precinct which is in the same
building as police headquarters.
Penry Touches nt Turnaviclc.
Turna-vick, Labrador, July 28, via St.
Johns, N. F., Aug. 20. Lieut. Peary's
steamer Hope lust touched here. She then
sailed for Greenland. Every oue on board
is In good health.
$3 Most Popular Satnrdny Trip $3
Is that to Fort Monroe, Norfolk, Virginia
Beach and Ocean View via Nc-rrolk and
"Washington steamers Secure staterooms
early and avoiddisappolntment. Tickets $3,
good to return Sunday night. It
Music and dancing at Wilson Paik, Con
gress Heights, from 6 to 10 p. ni Music
by members of the Marine land. Take
new electric cars from Navy Yard Bridge
via Capital Traction and Anacostia tars.
Good, Belinble Carpenter at Any
hour f 'Frank Libbey i Co. ,6th andN. Y.ave.
C1PII 11 TIE E1ST
Weyler Announces His Intention
to Begin Another One.
IS UNDISMAYED ET DEFEAT
"Will Issue Another Decree Declar
ing That the "Western Province-
Are Pacified Charged "With Re
sponsibility for the Death of Gen.
Mollne Xevs From Suutu CInru.
Havana, via Key West, Aug. 20 -Gen.
Wcjler has declared his Intention to be
gin another campaign against the insur
gents of the provinces or Puerto Principe
and Santiago de Cuba. To that end
nrenarAtlnns hrce hom. rencl .imnii.-
, . . .1
Till. Qn tt ilII ,..- ifm.ic .T-tli-v nnn ..... r. .,Wt T
"I" --lll;3H UUIIU1IVI "UUULlUiU JU LUC
provinces of Matanzas, Havana and Pinar
del Rio. Each battalion will contribute a
fourth ot its men to the formation of u
big miiitarj expedition to tne East. Ae
exirding to the information given out in
military circles the projected campaign
will begin nest September. It Is added
that a great part ot the Spanish force In
Santa Clara province will be moved to
the provide of Puerto Principe.
Beroie his inarch against the eastern in
surgents the captain general will issuj
another decree, declaring, ror the second
time, that he western provinces are pad
tied. All Impartial observers here are
wondering how Wejler can maintain that
the Insurgent forces in these provinces
are insignificant when the fact is th.it
from Mat.inzasto Pinar del P-io the Cuban
army since July 1 has been 12 000 strong.
Q'he principal Cuban ltaders in that part
ot the island are Gens. Qucntin Eanderas.
Avclino Itnsas, Betancourt, Rodriguez,
L'ucai, Castillo. The colonels areArungo,
Ararigueren and Hermndez.
The plan or Gen. Wejler to Invade the
Fast ugiin. despite his last unsuccessful
j attempt In thabdirection Is severely criti
cised oy many bpamsn military men hsre
They sav that the last failure will be re
peated as the withdrawal of the Spanish
troops ftom the West will only give
strength to the revolution in thi part
of tli island, other and graver criticisms
t ot Wejler are heard lu the army To him
is attributed the responsibility for the
dettli otCJen. Molina, Spanish military com
mander of Alatanzn1' province. It is said
that Wevler left Moline in the heat ot
a big battle and retired ignominiously to
Havana, taking refuge in the Convent of
PiiristsorGuanahacoj,. Moline, as already
reported, died of a wound received ou the
Dlspa'ches from Santa Clara province
say that the war is as active there as in
Havana Santa Trabcl d lap Lajas, an im
rortant town In that province, has been
i aided by the Cubans in spite of its strong
fortifications The garrisons offered little
A large part ot the garrison joined the
insurgents and helped them afterward
In sacking some bh stores
In the same province the town ot Carta
gena has been raided by the Cubans with
out any resistance from the garrison or the
Spanish residents The bousesot Spaniards
aud all the stores in town wen plundered.
GEN. AZCARRAGA PREMIER.
Qneen Regent ConflrnisJim ns Suc
costsor to Cnnovns.
Madrid, Aug. 20. The Queen Hegent
has confirmed the selection of Gen. A-i-carraga
as prime minister, in succession
to the late Senor Canovas. She also
confirmed tbe other members of the cabl
nctin the orf Ices previously held by them.
Her malesty requested her ministers to
continue the policy of Scnor Canovas, and
to endeavor to consolidate the Conservative
This is regarded us a truce until the
Qus?n Regent returns rrom San Sebastian
to the capital and convokes the Cortes
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Gates Were "Cp nnd They Failed to
See the Approaching; Train Car
riage Torn to Pieces nud Its Oc
cupants Cut and Crushed Both
Victims. Very Prominent.
The Hon. Hierorae O. Claughton, the
prominent lawyer of this city, and Miss
Vflla. Custis, daughter ot Dr. G. W. N'.
Custis, Xo 110 East Capitol street, were
struck by train Xo. 68 on the Baltimore
and Potomac railroad at Deanwood cross
ing siiort!y af tr 7 o'tlock last night, and
received Injuries from which they died
in a few minutea.
They were in a e-arriage drawn by two
hores at the time of the accident, both
horses being killed and- the vehicle de
molished. There arc two satety gates
wjitrh are to be put "down when trains
pass here, lut these were up when Mr.
Clmightun attempted to cross the track
Judge Claughton lost his wife about a
yeai ago, and since then has been in bad
health from tne shock caused by her sud
den death He had been advised by hfcf
physician to take long dnves In the country
and for some months past has been a
frequenter of the country roads. In ac
cordance with his usual custom he wai
accompanied by some one, and upon thii
occasion by Miss Villa Custis, whom he
has known since childhood, aud who U
the dautiter or his old rriend, Dr. Custis.
He obtained the team about 530 In the
afternoon from Sellman's stables, situated
in an alley between Seventeenth and
Eighteenth streets, P and Massachusetts
The buggv was a handsome one and
was drawn b two spirited bay horses.
After leaving tiie stables Mr. Claughton
proceeded out Massachusetts aveuue to
Pirst street aud then bj East Capitol
street to the home ot Mus Custis. The
drive was over the Eeunings road and
covered about ten miles. They were
returning, aud as the horses were very
fleet they covered the distance from
Hyattsville to Deanwood in a short time.
The road at Deanwood before crossing
the truck and coming toward the
citj is on a down grade. A few small
houses aud a high embankment shut out
all view of the outbonud tracks.
There Is a signal tower here and one
mau statiot.ed in the box, whose duties
are to receive messages from the oper
ators at Anacostia and at Landover In
regard to the movements of trains- In ad
dition to this he mu3t lower and raise
the eatety gates when trains go by, using
Tor this a lever placed in the signal tower.
At all the stations and crossings in the
vicinity there are two men to perform
these duties, but at Deanwood crossing una
man is expected to do both.
The regulai operator at Deanwood Li
off on his vacation and Levi Baker, a
"supplj" in the employ of the road, liv
ing In the- neighborhood or Deanwood,
was yesterday assigned to the place. He
"Went to Work about neon and performed
the duties satisfactorily until the accident?
Hehad received a message a few seconds
before from the operator at Anacostia,
stating that the New York express had
just passed and would be at Deanwood
in a Tew minutes. Immediately after the
operator at Landover signaled and stated
that an accommodation train, inward
bound, was close at hand. While receiving
this message, Baker heard the rumble of
the outgoing express, and saw that it
w'as eloe at hand. He also looked at the
crossing and saw to his horror that the
two-horsecamage containing Judge Claugh
ton and Miss Custis was about to go over
the crosoing. The occupants of the car
riage could not see the track, and, from,
countenances, l.c could tell that they had
not heard the noise made by the express.
j The express was mating it best time, as
the track at tins point is straight, and
between Deanwood and Landover the
fastest t'me on the road is made. Eefore
Baker could bridge the lever with his trem
ulous hands, the carnage was on the track
and the engine a few feet away.
The operator turned his head away tu
keep lrutn seeing the awful sight. Ho
heard tbe crash and then sank to the floor.
Engineer CocSley immediately put down
brakes when be saw the carriage ahead,
but it was fully fifty yards from the cross
ing before the train cai.ie to a standstill.
The engine struck the carriage near the
dashboaid, and, as it was going at rail
speed, burled the vehicle, ocrupants and
horses into the air. Miss Custis was on
the side nearer the engine, and received
a blow from the engine lamp a tout the
face. Her body was found In the ditch
alongside the track, about 100 feet atove
the craving, and Mr. Claughton lay a
few Teet b;yonJ.
The horses were both instantly killed
and m mgled terribly, while the carriauta
was ground to small atoms beneath the
wheels ot ttu locomotive.
The train crew picked up Mr Claughton
and Mis Custis and carried them bacic
totheplatrormln frontot tholgnal tower.
They were both unconscious, but alive.
The In round train whose approich had
been signaled by the Landover operator,
cam up aVout this time, and Patrolman
Preston of the Ninth preciuct station, who
is on dutj in the neighborhood, superin
tended tie placing of the injured people on
the train. This move was taken as the
mo-t likely means ot procuring speedy
medical attention. Mi-s Custis died about
two minutes after the train started for
the city, and Mr. Claughton a few seconds
Miss Custis tdce was terribly bruised
and cut ou the left side, while her skull
was fractured, but it was shown by the
profuse bleeding Trom the mouth and nose
that she had lecelved internal injuries.
Mr. CiaughUia's head was deeply cut tn
several places, and the blood trlcMeiLIn
rivulets over his r.ice. He also was hurt
Internally and b'cd from the month and
nose Their clothing was badly torn and
disheveled, but th2 bodies were not mangled
to any great degree.
After the nfxident Operator Levi Baker,
whose duty It vvas to lower the gates, was
so affected by the affair that he was In
capacitated ror work. A man was JeuG
from the Sixth street depot to reHevo
him, and he went home
About midnight a message was received
from tho Pennsylvania Railroad office in
Washington ordering him to come to tte
city. Track Foreman Joshua Disney, who
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