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The Oircalation of THE TIMES Yesterday
For the District of Columbia. Maryland,
and Virginia, generally fair; variable winds,
WASHINGTON, TUJ5SDAY MOKNINGr, SEPTEMBER 7, 1897-EIGrHT PAG-ES.
WASHINGTON BULL TEI
The Aggregation's Owner Scored
by a Prominent Merchant.
FANS ARE PATIENT PEOPLE
"Wagner's Fall and Spring Promises
Never Kept The People Seem to
Like This Species of Jolly It
"Wonld JTcver Be Toleruted in Bal
timore or Other Cities.
"What do you think of the "Washington
ball team?" inquired tlie reporter or Mr
Tetelc yesterday afternoon, during a lull
"OU, the Individual members of the team
are all right, and nice, gentlemanly fel
lowfc, every one of tliem, but a a team It
must Ue admitted, that something if. want
ing. It mmws roe every spring and fall
to read in tlie papers Wagner's wonder
f ul statements of what he has dune and
lsgolngfj d j, and to watch tbeder.ouemen!-.
"Sometimes I wonder tlie patient, long
buffering fans, who pay for the game,
dutt rise up in their wratn atsach twaddle
Imlng served up to them. I give tliem
credit for knowing the difference between
a "Wagnerian game of talk and the real
"Jtist about now he will endeaor to
convince us that his next year's team wilt
Burolyend up in the second division, though
he knows himself that it probably won't.
He fcblnfcs "Washington is a good thing:,
desnt he? Yet the papers teem to
digest all his remarks and call for more.'"
'Were you busy yesterday?'' asked the
scribe, to change the painful subject.
""Tos, we were busy as we could be
It sceine our bargains have wings. You
never saw Mick a day for the time of year.
The great double store and annex was
crowded. By the way," added Ilr.
Pettit. "the people are nat slow in catch
ing ou to that 5S cent Hardwood sewing
Rentier. More of them here today. Every
household needs a few of them."
A FIGHT FOR A FORTUNE
Alleged Conspiracy of Which Young
Wilson Was the Victim.
JEuys He "Was Abducted hy the
YVouinu "Who Married Him to
New York, Sept. 6. "Word comes from
Baa Francisco that the United States Su
preme Court has decided favorably U Jacob
"Wilson a sott brought by him to recover
a portion of tlie 200,000 estate of his
fauier, wtio died in Brooklyn in 1SS1.
.Titwfc bertiMnatefe one of the most remark
ablecase ever brought in the ojurtsof this
State, in wMch tales or poisoning, oon
EpirBey, divorce and superfluous wiveu were
wixod like the ingredients of a medieval
The tory strangles aeruss the coatinent
anfl t tlie Australian bush. AH its princi
pal actors, except "Wilson, are dead, and he
is thirty-two yearn old, and has been, by
his; own story, a hard drinker.
jNooh "WiiMrtj, sr.. was a grandnepnew of
Marshal MacMahon, once President of the
Pronch republic, llecameto thiscountry
from Irelcnd in 1S20, and died in 18S4,
worth 25O.W0, most of which was made
lu the -eal estate and wholesale liquor
business. "His office was at No. 179 Front
street, th's city.
The elder Wilson look desperate means
to reform his son in 1SP3, when he prom
ised Mary Kean, a saleswoman in A. T.
Stewart's, and daughter c.f a Front-street
liquor dealer, $15,000 to marry and reform
him llw marriage was brought about,
and, Wilson says, the wife got $S000
of the $15,000 agreed upon.
WbHc this matrimonial reformation was
progressing Wilson, sr.. died, and a new
claimant to Ills tlKHisam s appeared in the
tpecson of Miss Annie Shayne. Site proved
herself tlie common law wife of the elder
"Wilson and was awarded $50,000, "Wilson,
at the tln.e of Ms death, having resided at
Iselln, N. J.
It was during the period when the estate
was tied up by Miss Shayne's bult, "Wilson
eavs, that his wife, the former Mi-h Kean,
began scheming to get his property. She
cucueerted. he says. In getting him to make
ovur $170,000 worth to her.
Not long after this, "Wilson says, he began
to nottre a change in her attitude toward
lihiMeit. lie says he discovered wrong
relations between her and John J. Clancy,
a floorwalker In A. T. Stewart's store.
This drove him to more drink. Clancy and
"Wilson's wife, "Wilson says, then began
conspiring to secure her divorce.
It was the evening of December 19,
18S8, when Wilson met Clancy in the
"sfcreat and began to upbraid him. He
say Cluwcy talked pacifically and asked
hhn to his room to drink. Be remembers
notbuig ror.re he says, till he fo.und hlm
Bcflf abard the ship Creedniore, bound
Captain Kennedy told Wilson that he
had been brought tj the ship's dock in a
cab by a man named Hudson, whom Wil
son afterward discovered to be John P.
Hudson, a lawyer, afterward a. clerk in
the Brooklyn city court.
Wllsor. begged Captain Kennedy to put
him aboard a passing vessel and send
him to New York, but the captain said
Hudson 1ad paid the fare to Melbourne
and ic had to be ridden out.
Aooordi-igly Wilmn was put ashore in
Melbourne "marooned" without a cent.
Even here, he says, he was made to feel
the force of his wife's hatred, since, by
her influence, tlie AmeUcau consul refused
to aid ltfin. He appealed to the British
consul, and was finally sent to London.
Even hev Wilson had wakenedaboard
the Oreedmore, papers liadhecn filed In his
wife's miU for divorce. Wilson did not
learn of tins at once. The divorce Mas
granted anfl his wife married Clancy.
She died June 2, 1603, and willed $5,500
to relatives, the rest to Clancy. She
named Clancy and John P. Hudson as her
Wilson had meanwhile drifted to Oregon.
There he was employed as a clerk by an
old .friend of his father's, a lawyer named
"W. J. McMabon.
In the summer of 1893 Wilson came
East with McMahon, determined to re
cover the $200,000 which his father had
left in trust for him.
During his wanderings he had appealed
for assistance through Gen. Benjamin P.
Traoy to her old schoolmate, now Senator
Thomas C. Flatt, but received no reply.
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0 BLEW TOTHIS HYSTElY
The Human Bones Found Near
Laurel Remain Unidentified.
MANY THEORIES SUGGESTED
The People of Lunrel Think the
liciimius Those of u "Woman, But
Tliero Is Evidence "Which Seems
-to Coiuhut This Theory Murder
or Snielde, Vli!cuV
Thorn Is a murder or suicide mystery tq
A decomposed human body was found
near Laurel, Md., Sunday arternoon. The
body is appaicutly that of a woman, who
was killed with a knife. The facts thus
far developed Indicate that she was mur
dered. There is no tangible clew, Not a shred
of womaa'K clothing has been found, and
no woman is known to be mis.-ing. There
is nothing about the body which give3 hope
of identification, excepting some peculiari
ties about the ttvth.
The peop'e of Laurel and of the sur
rounding rouutry are agog.
Tne body was found in a copse of tlmlwr
Known a Kellogg's woods. This piece
of laid is about an acre in extent. It is
thickly, tlnugli not densely, overgrown
with young maples, gun1 aud pin-oak tree.
The ground is covered w itli dry.djad brush
and fallen leaves. Snake weed makes
bright patches ol urimson blossom here
and there In places there Is a tungle of
fox-grapevines, hop vines, beggar weed
and smart weed. On the north and north
east of ths woodland tract are fields of
corn; ou the cast and southeast are fields
or bettus and oabbage, audou the south and
west there are great, wide stretches of
cleared land, grown up with tall rag weed
and smart weed. Running from east to
west through this plec: of woods Is an old
and broken fence. The body was found
about seventy Tret west of the eastern edge
ot the woo is and ten feet south of this old
One hundred yards from the western
edge cf the woods and across a field of
vreeds there Is a rise of ground, on which
there gmws a tingle hickory tree, and
close by this tLeie is an old pile of brush
and rubbish. According to one theory, the
woman Was killed under this hickory,
stripped naked and drnggvd to the isolated
spot where the body was round. The
Louse nearest to the woods in that of
Mr. irehcgg, and this is about one-half
Three boy-Thomas Keyes.EugeirJ Little
and Ross Baldwin - started from their homes
at Laurel Sunday morning to fccour the
country to the south for foxgrapes and
hops, and. incidentally, to "break in" a
part" of rabbit hounds. On the return
trip they struck through Kellogg's woods
and Thomas Ivcyes nearly stumbled over
the body. The boys then announced their
find, aud .on hair the people of Laurel
were swiped around the uncanny thing
that once was human. They scoured the
woods Ucely. and found in the brush about
thirty feet west of the body a pair of
trousers, with jsnpenders attached, rotted
by rain-. Thoy fell apart as they were
picked up. They held no clew of id'entity.
There was no store or manufacturer's
mark of any kind. The lining of the
waistband was rotted out, and so, too
were the pockets. They were of eoar.-e
brown and gray mixed stuff, and had
been worn ragged around the feet. Near
the brush pile Dr Baldwin found a man's
brown felt hat. This seemed to have been
well worn before it was discarded. The
band was gone and the rhn was torn
away at the front. Tlrere was no mark
or eign to indicate wheiw it came from.
A fragment of a. Washington newspaper
ot July 27 was also found there.
T lody lay near a gumberry sapling.
The head wastoward thesoutheastandthe
feet toward the northwest. The skull
wps apart from the trunk. Both arms
were extended back of the head. The
left leg was drawn up and the right one
was extended its full length. The left
baud and the right foot were missing.
Rux7ards and time had done their work.
There was not a shred of skin or flesh
upon the tkull. Just a few hairs of in
definite color stood In the back of the
skull. The upper jaw contained a set or
fair teth. which appear to have been long
from tne gnms la their edge. The left
ccnti al was sound. The right central was
somev hat decayed on the lingual surface.
Both the upper lateials and cuspid b were
sound. The right second bicuspid was
decayed and the left second molar was
only a shell In the lower jaw all the
teeth w ere missing on the left side from
the first cuspid hack. The first and third
molars were ml 'sing from the right side.
The chest, arms and abdomen were cov
ered with hard, dark skin, like bacon rind.
The skin was drawn from the neck as
though a great semi-circular cut had been
made at the throat. The skin was eaten
away from the leit side so that the ribs
show through. This opening on the heart
side of the body may have been at first
made by a knife. The right hand was
mummified The flesh In tlie palm was
cut as though by a kuife and there was
a wound on tne back of tlie hand which
might also have been made with a knire.
It was a small hand and was delicately
formed. It was black and shrunken, but
tlie nails appeared to have been well kept.
The left bnnd was missing and presumably
had been carried off by thebuzzards. The
bones of the wrist had not been smashed.
The legs wcrt- covered with hard and
greasy skin and had hair on tliem. There
was no hair on the chest. The left foot
was small. The right one was missing.
A human heel bone was found In the
buFhes aDOUt twenty feet from the body.
Its removal was the work of buzzards.
Around the spot where the skull was
there was a matted mass of red-brown
hair about four Inches long.
Justice Jackson Impaneled the follow
ing as a Jury of Inquest: L. A. Rober, fore
man; William E.Scott, William E.Kcyser,
E. W. Xorris.R. W..Kerr, J. S. b Brown,
Ja::csr.nodes Samuel Oldfield.JohnPlialre.
George Curlcy. Jr., William Fahall and
John W. firay.
The inque-t adjourned and reconvened
lat night.. The body was buried late Sun
day afternoon in Ivy Hill Cemetery and
disinterred yesterday that the "newspaper
men irilgh'.. get a description of It. The
remains were wrapped In a white sheet
and bo:ed in a white pine coffin.
Dr. J. R. Hunt, of Laurel, gave it as his
opinion that the body was thatof a woman
thirty oi tliirty-five years old.
Undertaker Milstead gave it as his opin
ion that the liodv had lain out allwinter.
Tlie people of Laurel are positivevthat
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Frank Libbey & Co., Gth and X. r. ave.
no woman is missing from that neighbor
hood. It the body is that of a woman,
she was probably a stranger, and was
very likely from Washington.
A young man, named Fred Duvall, told
T'c Times man that.ou Saturday, August
7, In the afternoon, he saw a man and
woman near the hickory tree on the rise
of ground, lie passed quite close to them,
when the man jumped up and beemed to
push the woman back so as to screen
her. Duvall can give but a very vague
description ot this mun, and hud only a
glimpse ot the woman.
By far the most interesting testimony
comes from Mr. F. II. Knowltoa. This
man is a botanist employed in the Agri
cultural Department. He spends much of
his leisure in prospecting the surrounding
Country for plant specimens. On Suuday
morning, August S, Mr, Knowltou was iu
-IheKellogg woods. He stood on the north
side of the old fence and dug up a plant.
It was raining. He was not more than
fifty feel from where the body Was
found. The Times mun stood where Mr.
Know! ion did, and the spot where the
body was found could be clearly seen.
?.lr. Knowlton '-aw a naked man who was
apparently washing hlnibelf. This man
seamed to Mr. Knowlton to be seated on
his r lotnes. Mr. Knowlton told The Times
man that he thought this stranger was
simply a tramp who was taking a bath,
ami he did not speak to him and tu
Knowlton said he thMK:t the man
weighed about 1G5 puuw&t, and a droop
ing mustJCJieof a reddish brttWn Color, and
nls hair was long and badly "mussed."
The hnir found near the body tall'es
with this. It was flue hair, but may
have beqn a mua's.
The fact that Knowlton saw a naked
man and did not sec a dead body in that
spot on August 8; the fact that a de
composed and unrecognizable body was
found there on September 5; that the
man had reddish brown hair, "badly
mussed," and that matted reddish brown
hair was found near the bodj ; that an
old hat and pair of trousers aud sus
penders were found not far from the
body, seem to warrant the theory that
some poor, unfortunate man sought this
quiet place, destroyed everything ubout
him fii't might IdentlTy ills body, and
then deliberately took his life. The only
theory, though, that The Times man heard
at Laurel was that the body of u mur
dered wcj.iun had been found.
The principal reason why the people
at Laurrl believe tint 1c was the body
or a woman Is that the hand and foot
are small. o critical examination of the
pelvic Ixmes uas been made. If the ques
tion of mk were settled, the problem would
The body had not been in the spot where
It was found more than a month. Ten
feet southwest of the body The Times
mau found a gum sapling, which had
been hacked by Icft-hamled blows from
an ax. Twenty feet away was a maple
tree that had beun chopped by a left
handed axman. The sap was still under
I lie bark wlre the ax had entered. The
cuts west not more than a month old.
and the man who made them must have
seen the body had it been there.
Basil Levi, colored, a farmhand employed
on the Kellogg place, told The Times man
that on Monday, one week ago, he passed
along the eastern edge of the woods. He
noticed an unpleasant odor and saw .a
number of buzzards around the death
spot. He thought there was a dead cow
in thai part of the woods, and did not
Along the old fence there is a mlrey
place where the soil Is clay. The re
porter found there the prints of two small
bare feet. A hard hunt was made for
shirt, collar, shoes, or anything five which
mifeht throw light on the dark mystery,
but without avail.
Dr. Baldwin made measurements of the
body last night, and estimated that Its
height in life was five feet four inches.
A COUNTEHFEITER AKKESTED.
The Header of a Gang of "West Vir
Klngwood, W- Va., Sept. 6. Detective
Parker, ot the Eecret service corps, of
Washington, yesterday arrested James S.
SIsler, the leader of the gang ot counter
feiters who have been carrying on opera
tions in this country for a year. The
counterfeiters had a hiding place in the
rocks In a mountain region, where they had
a complete mint, and were making and
spending counterfeit $5 and $10 gold
pieces- The wife of one of the gang
CHELMSFOHT) AT 3IOXTWEAL.
THh Alleged Objects to Examine
the Frontier Defenses.
Montreal, Sept. 6. Lord Chelmsford, who
commanded the British in the Zulu cam
paign, has arrived here, after visiting
Toronto and othei cities. While the re
port is denied officially, it Is generally
believed in well Informed eircles that the
object of Lord Chelmsford's visit is to
Investlcate the defences of Canada and
the United States. He had a long con
ference today with prominent local militia
officers. Lord Chelmsford will leave for
"New STork in a few days.
TOHTURED BY BOBBERS.
A Flan of Operations. Popular
Anionic Pennsylvania Burglars.
Sharon, Pa., Sept. 6.-Two masked rob
bers entered the Lome of Michael Slater,
a rarmer, near Mercer, at an early hour
this morning, and tortured him to secure
his money. He was awakened by feeling
a hand on his throat. He tried to arise,
but was forced back on liis bed and was
securely bound with ropes. Then the men
gugged him and searched the house. Fall
ing to find money, they returned to their
victim and, removing the "gag from his
mouth, ordered him to tell where he had
bidden the money. He refused to tell
them, and, taking a lamp, they placed
the flame against his feet. Then he told
where his money Was.
The robbery was not made known until
this morning, when Slater was found crawl
ing along the road on his hands and knees,
EX-3ENATOH CAREY INJURED.
Thrown "While a Cnrringe "While
Riding With His Brother.
Cheyenne, Vyo., Sept. C Ex-United
States Senator Joseph M. Carey and his
brother, Davis Carey, a millionaire manu
facturer of Philadelphia, were thrown
from their carriage here this evening by
a runaway horse. Senator Carey received
a severe cut ou the head and was badly
The full extent of his injuries cannot
be determined by his physicians at this
Mr. Davis Carey escaped uninjured.
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The Dreaded Fever Now Raging
PEOPLE FILLED WITH TERROR
Towns Are CuttingfOff Communica
tion "With Each Other and Rail
road Trnius Pnfcs Through the
District Threatened "With, the
Plnguo "Without I Stoppiug.
New Orleans, Sept,'C. The associated
physicians of the United States Marine
Hospital Service and the Louisiana,
Alabama and Mississippi boaids of health,
who for two days have been examining
the suspUous rates of fever prevailing at
Ocean Springs, Mlis., a small town on
Misslss'ppl Sound anil the Louisville aud
Nashville Kailroiil. about eightWUe miles
fuim New Orleans andslxty-three from
Mobile, today pronounced the disease yel
low fever. The examination was complete.
The autopsies were made, assisted by the
mlcroscopl.st and bacteriologist who ac
companied thepaity. Theresultwaa aver
dlct that the Ui'ensc was yellow fever,
although It piestntedseveralcharacterlstlcs
not hfMctofore noticeable in the dlFease.
The announcement of the news caused
an uneasy feeling along the Mississippi
Sound and In the neighboring towns, for
the reason that the verdict of the doctors
came as a surprise. No one was prepared
for it. Some bOO people who have been
In Ocean Springs and exposed to the dis
ease during the last few days have scat
tered in all directions, going to Mobile,
Jackson, Montgomery, New Orleans and
other places. The apprehension is that
some of these refugees may develop the
fever, and the several boards of health
will have hard work to keep track of
Quarantine proclamations flew right and
left todiy, but It was very much like clos
ing the stable door after the horse had
been stolen. Most of the visitors in Oceau
Springs .had left before the quarantine
was proclaimed against that town. Ocean
Springs is a pretty seaside summer re
sort of about 1,200 people. During the
summer Its population Is Increased from
l.OOh to- 2,000 from-New Orleans and
In July an outbreak of fever occurred
In Ocean Springs. It wus pronounced by
the local c-octore to be dengue (breakfconel
"dandy," or bucket fever, a very mild
disease, which does not kill one per-on
in 100,000. It spread rapidly, and there
wer simeOOO persons, oraboutone-quarter
of tlie ppuIatIon, dewn with the disease
at the sumo fine. No one thought ot leav
ing Ocean Springe because ot It, and
visitors continued to come to and leave
All through August the so-galled dengue
prevailed In Ocean Springs. Never once
did a suspicion ttach-tp It until the very
end of the month ThelllseaMj meanwhhe
had become more virulent. Several deaths
occurred. This arou-eju anxiety, and a
comii.iSMon of fever experts from New
Orl-'ans were abked to investigate. The
commission pronounced It dengue.
Ihe experts had no.sooner returned to
New Orleans that the Oceaa Springs fever
Euddculj assumed a virulent type
One ot the examining pUyslcinns him
Eelt, n.-. Bertiiss, died with evidence ot
A second conference was called for and
the United States Marine Hospital service
and the boards of health of Louisiana,
Alabama and Mississippi sent representa
tives, who reported today that it wus
A scare meanwhile EPrevailed in Ocean
Springs and the entire visiting population
left there, ill or well. 'The railroad coaches
came through Mississippi Sound resorts last
night and this morning all packed with
refugees rrora Ocean Springs, Biloxi, Mis
sissippi City, Bay St. Louis, and Fnss
Christnn. The Alabama board of health
proclaimed the disease yellow fever last
night and quarantlpcd Ocean Springs.
Texns followed suit rills morning.
New Orleans quarantined Ocean Springs
and cut off intercourse with the Mississippi
Sound resorts. Pass Christian quarantined
Biloxi. So did Scranton, and nearly all
the smaller towns along the Louisville
and Nashville Railroad between here
and Mobile have quarantined each other,
and are bottled up.
The people In tliem cannot get out. The
Louisville and Nashville road will stop at
none of the station?. Passengers are al
lowed to go llieiv, but.are put off in the
woods. Nobody is taken aboard the trains.
The chief apprehenslbn now felt is as to
the Oceau Springs refugees, who are scat
tered In a dozen different towns. Sus
picious cases are reported from several
Ihe origin ot the -fever still remains a
mystery. Some attribute It to the large
number of Cubans who flocked to the town
in July to arrange for a filibuster expedi
tion; some think the oysters may have
spread it, but the most prevalent belier
is that the disease was brought on from
the quarantine station at Ship Island,
only twenty miles away, and believed to
be thoroughly irolated, but with which,
It is asserted, the fishermen have kept
up a regular intercourse.
Jackson, Mls., Sept, G. Gov. McLaurin
received the following, telegram from the
State health officials at Oceau Springs:
"After a most thorough tnvesttgnrlon, in
every conceivable ligh't, It is the unani
mous opinion of Louisiana, Alabama and
Mississippi boards of health and the Marine
Hospital service thnsthJ fever now prevail
ing In Ocean Spriugsjs yellow fever"
This statement has paused considerable
excitement. To add to the uneasiness it is
uow rrported that the Hon. S.S . Champion,
member of the legislature, of this county,
who died lust night, 'died with yellow
fever, and that he haiL.been waiting on
a sick neighbor who had just returned
from Ocean Springs. ?
Philadelphia, Sept. 6Jf-Dr. Gulteras, in
compliance with therequest which he
received from Dr. Wynmn to proceed for
Ocean Springs, leav'es'for that place from
this city at 6:55 this evening. He will
reach Ocean Springs at 4. a. m. Wednes
day. Dr. Gulteras was seen this arternoon and
asked what the probabilities of the spread
of.the fever was: "The chances are that
itwill not spread," replied the doctor,
"because it makes it appearance so late
in the season." :
"What danger is there of the spread of
the disease next year?"'
"There Is very HttU danger of its reap
pearance nextyearfcitlsconquered now.'"
Dr. Gulteras, expects to return from
Ocean Springs about October 1.
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" Spain -will fight." Prime Minister Azcarraga.
iPUJISH AGAIN 1OTE
Trying Hard to Capture The
Times Correspondent in Cuba.
REYES MORALES ARRESTED
"Who Seuds Xews to This Paper
and the New York Sun-He DTns
.No Connection in Anj "Way "With
Havana, via Key West, Ecpt. G. Senor
G. J. Do Los Reyes Motales has been
arrested again In this city, this time
charged whh political conspiracy and
and with fending to the New York Sun
and Washington Times news unfavorable
to Gen. Weyler and the Spanish govern
ernment. Senor Reyes Morales was Imprisoned
for the flrEt time two months ago, but was
set free, because no proof could be ob
tained by the military authorities against
hurt. Ar that time be was churged with
communicating with tne insurgents in the
field and sending them letters from abroad
us well as introducing and circulating
thelra in the city. A few days ago he was
reurresced, and without even being notified
ot tfie charge against him, he was locked
up in navana jail. A careful search was
made in his house by the SpanWi police.
Now, the military proecuting attorney
says that he is thoroughly convinced that
Reyes Morales is the man who seeds news
to the Sun and The Times, and for whose
capture the Spanishauthorltics are so eager.
Senor Reyes Morales is a member of one
of the best and oldest families iu Cuba.
Some female relatives of his were perte
nutcd by Weyler recently.
As In the case of the arrest of Senor
Garcii In Havana on the same charge the
Spanish authorities are again mistaken.
Senor Garcia sent to The Times merely
official Spanish news, but Senor Reyes
Morales has not done even that. He has
no connection with either the New York
Sun of this paper..
CHARMED "WITH "WOODFORD.
The Dnke of Tetunu's Opinion of
the American Minister.
San Sebastian, Sept. G. The visits thus
far exchanged between Gen. "Woodford,
the American minister, and the Duke ot
Tetuan, minister of foreign affairs, have
been purely personal. In the course ot one
of their interviews, Gen. Woodford stated
that he was fully acquainted with the his
tory ot the illustrious house to which the
Duke belong d, the surname ot which
(O'Douncin was of Irish origin, like that
of President McKInley's. Gen. Woodford
added that he regretted seeing such a
large police force- at the railway station
on his arrival. He wished to go about by
himself here and In Madrid, like Senor de
Lome, the Spanish minister, at Washington.
The Duke of Tetuan says that he was
charmed by the courtesy and agreeable
manner ot the new minister.
CAMPOS OX SPANISH POLICY.
Says the Liberals Jlus,t Be Called
to Office at Once.
Madrid, Sept. 6. A sensation has been
caused here by the publication of a letter
from Gen. Martinez Campos to an Inti
mate friend of his. The friend's name Is
was adiuessed cither to Don Mfg'c! Marti
nez. Campos, the marshal's brother, or to
Col. Alas, the military editor ot lu Cor
respondoncla de Espana.
In this letter Campos says that during
Canovas" lifetime he refrained from at
tacking his palicy, owing to the critical
condition ot things. After Canovas'
death, h& continues:
"I thought it was my duty again to try
to unity the Conservative party, but there
Is somcb-Kty who opposes union for reasons
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which I would consider good if the only
question were to respect the memory ot
the d?ad, but which, before the necessities
of the country, 1 declare bad.
"This opposition has foiled my plans.
Disappointed, I left Madrid after telling
Azcarraga that I would support the party
if union was reached, so as to open the
cortes In September, in order to approve
the budget and thus place the Queen In
a position to act freely, but If the party
continued spilt, I told Azcarraga that I
would side with Silvela, not as a sub
ordinate, but as an ally.
"The Indications are that the party will
continue divided , and, consequently, no new
Conservative rabinet can he formed to deal
with the Cuban question. The present
ministry cannot, out of respect for Canovas
although, in my opinion, the Interest of
the country stands first-do anything ex
cept continue the fatal policy of their
dead president. Such a government should
not rule over the country. The Liberals
must be called to office at once."
All the newspapers here comment upon
Martinez Campos' letter, und all, ex
cepting the organs ot the cabinet, agree
that the days ot the ministry are num
bered, for it lacks authority, and has no
support among prominent men
Wnotcil to See n Bull Fight.
Madrid, Sept. 6. -The Imparcial says
that Gen. Woodford, the new American
minister, desired to witness the bull fight
at San Sebastian yesterday, but refiained
out ot respect for Stanton Sickles, the
secretary of the legation, who Isin mourn
ing ior a relative. The paper adds that
Minister Woodford hascausedto be bought
a number of the caps worn In the Basque
province and that the members of his
family and his staff arc wearing them
with the object of creating a good im
pression on the public.
A CHINESE BICYCLE CRACK.
Lutindrynmn Foo Lee Wins an Ath
letic Carnival Event.
Niles.Mich., Sept-6. Foo Lee, the Niles
Chinese laundryman, is the first of his
countrymen to win a bicycle race In the
l'esterday an athletic carnival was held
here and he entered one of the events.
In tlie race were entered some of the fast
riders, but they were not in it with the
Chinaman, as he beat them handily- The
sports are trying to Induce him to give up
the laundry business and devote himself to
STRL5C SUSPECTS FREE.
Three Prisoners in Mnrdered Sex
ton's Case Prove nn Alibi.
New York, Sept. 6. John Eenzmlller was
released from ths custody ot the police to
day. He Is tlie soa-in-lav. of George Stetz,
and was charged with knowing something
about the death of the old ballringer, who
was choked to death in the church otthe
Most noly Trinity, in Williamsburg, on the
evening of Sunday, August 29.
He proved that he had not been in
Brooklyn since' July 20, aud had lived all
the rime quietly at Lindenhurst, L. I.
Be was taken to the Ewen street court
today, before Justice Lemon, and dis
charged. James Madden and August Schulthors
were aKo discharged on the request ot
Detective Sergeants Becker and Miller, who
found that the prisoners had established a
"Victory for Cuba."
The Woman's Cuban League, who were
invited by Mr. A. E. Randle, or the Capital
Railway Compans", held a successful meet
ing at Congress neights yesterday. Ex
Congressmnn Turner, Col. P. M. Snowdon,
Mrs. Clara Bell Rrown and Mrs Bessie
Bench Lincoln, director general atd vice
director general, respectively, want ed the
blood of between -10,000 aud 50,000 people
who heard their speeches
At 7:15 p. m., Cuba, impersonated by
Miss Lilly Raynionde Brown, was rescued
by Uncle Sam's troops, after a fierce
struggle with the Spanish. Cuba was
elevated oa the general's building iu the
fort inclosed with heavy breastworks.
Uncle Sam's troops, seeing Cuba waving
her flag for aid, advanced on the Spanish
fortifications and se5 fire to th j tort, rescu
ing Cuba. Tlie soldiers had some little
difficulty In advaucing and retreating, ow
ing to the Immense number ot people who
formed a living mass of breastworks. It
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Prosperity of a Nation Comes
From Those Who Toil.
A GOOD CAUSE FOR REJOICING
The Mnsbes Have It "When They
Cuu Succeed ju Keeping Other
People's Hiinds Ont of Their
Pockets" A Denunciation of Gov
crcuieut by Injunction. -
St. Louis, Sept. G.-One of the largest;
crowds ever assembled In Concordia Park,
this city, greeted William J. Bryan this
afternoon Scores ot silver enthusiasts
from the interior of Missouri and Illinois
came to 3f. Louis to hear their ideal.
Mr. Bryan said in part:
"I propose to subti.it certain proposi
tions wnieli are so axiomatic that ttiey
cannot be controverted, although there are
many people who dispute them. In the
first placr-, as the production of wealth
enmes before its distribution, the pros
perity cf a nation must be derived primarily
from its wealth-producers.
"Not only inut any prosperity begia
withthose who toil, but thenatloa'sprogress
toward n tlgber civilization must be meas
ured by the progress made by the pro
ducing classes. It is the average progrea,
not the ptogrcss of the few, that must al
ways be considered.
"Bat itrhas heen trne in the past and la
true today, that the Instrumentalities of
Government nreoftenemployed to give tame
people au advantage over the rest. Those
wIk are nmi.en.-aiiy loo weak or naturally
too indifferent to secure a remedy through
the' ballot, aie Impotent to secure relief
lu any other way.
'The masses, therefore, Instead of try
ing to get trelr hands into other people's
pockets, have surricle.'it reasou for rejoic
ing if they can succeed in keeping other
people's hands out of their pot-Hens.
Touching upon labor and silver, Mr.
"Arbitration ot differences between
large '-orporatlons -employers aud employes
-is one or the political reforms most need
ed by wage-earners. Until arbitration is
secured the strike Is the only weapon
within tne reach or labor, and the strike
not only entails loss upon both sides, but
for ihe time heing interferes with busi
ness and commerce.
"Laboring people have a special in
terest just now in securing relief rrom
what is aptly described as 'Government
by injunction. So Indefenilbie is the
writ of injunction when applied to the
settlement ot labor troubles that the Ren
ate has already passed a bill providing
for a trial by jury where the contempt
Is not committed lu the presence of court.
This bill has as yet failed to pass the
House, but It Is only a question of time
when government by injunction will be
cured by legislation."
Mr. Bryan concluded by ravIewlBg nla
conduct in the late campaign, saying:
1 was subjected to c-ntlcbm bt-eaae I
urgpd employes to exercise tha right given
tbem under the Australian ballot, even
though m a, doing they voted contrary to
the colons worn during the campaign.
"I was accued of advistng men to bo
hypocrites. The advice I gave, and the
criticism which it met, raised an important
political question: Has an employer a po
litical right to evade the Australian ballot
by forcing his employe to announce his In
tention before voting? And. having forced
him to announce bis In tensions, is that an
nouncement, made under duress, binding
upon the employe whin he comas to vote?
If It is proper to thus force aa. expression
from the employe and then hold him to
that expression, the Australian ballot b
comes a useless form."
DEPARTURE FROM CA"TON".
The President anil Mrs. JMciKinlpy
Begin Their Eastward Journey.
Canton, Ohio, Sept. 6. -At 9 o'clock to
night a Pennsylvania special train left
the depot, carrying from their old home
President and Mrs- McKtnley. As thetrain
began to move eastward the President ami
Mrs. McKinley stepped to the rear plat
form, and answered the. salutes ot the
people gathered at the station. As long
as they could be seen they continued to
wave a farewell to friends and the home
The carriages containing a half dozen
Cantonians were whisked to the home ot
Mother McKinley, S:15 o'clock, and the
President, and Mrs. MoKinley were driven
to the private car in waiting. There waa
no for:oal demonstration, but cheers greeted
tne President wherever hj was recognized.
Few Cantonians knew that aspeclal train
would bp taken, as the fact was kept from,
the public in deference to the President's
wish. Thoroughly rested and much bene
fited, tne President left Cnntoa for a short
stay at the summer home of his brother
Abncr, at Somerset, Pa.
FEAR CAUSES MURDER.
Killing of n Negro "Woman Tlioaglit
to Have Smallpox.
New Orleans, Sep.o. A telegram from
Columbus, Miss., announces the murder,
ten miles from here, oC a negro woman
named Ann Ilugtres who was killed Uyother
neirroes because she was suspected. of
haviujr the smallpox.
A smallpox scare has prevailed In the
neighborhood for some timc-v Ann Hughes
was pus under guard by the city health
board several days ago. She escaped the
und made her appearance at the old Zfon
Church, creating a panic among the woc
sbipers. Her body was fonndthia morning.
The skull had been crushed in.
Cretans Accept Autonomy Scheme.
Canca, Sept. G. The Insurgent Christiana
having accepted the scheme ot autonomy
proposed by the powers, and not having
made their acceptance conditional upon the
withdrawal of the Turkish troops from
the island, the admirals commanding the
foreign squadrous in Cretan waters have
decided to raise the blockade which be
gan on March 2G last, on next Friday.
Aged Negro Dona.
Lexington, Ky., Sept. 6. -Jack Fitz
patrlck, a negro, 10G years old, died this
morning at Bowling Green. He went
through tliH war ofldl2 as the servant
ot an officer.
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derful moving pictures atCongress Heights,
arrangements have been made .to give an
exhibition of them tills week. Take new
electric cars from Navy Tard bridge to
Congress Heights to see this marvel of
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