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WASHINGrTOIT, FRIDAY MOKNTNGr, SEPTEMBJEB 17, 1897 EIGHT PAG-JE3.
The Only Line
Without Change of Cars,
Via Delaware Bridge Route
Saturday, September 18,
NO STREET CAR TRANSFERS.
Special Trains will leave Sixth-street Station at 4:00 and 10:45 p.
m. Saturday and 7:oo a. m. Sunday, and tickets valid for return pas
sage on all trains until September 20, inclusive, including special
trains leaving Atlantic City at 6:00 p. m. 011 either Sunday or Monday,
except the New York and Washington limited and the Congressional
SUNDAY, September i9.
Tickets good going only on trains leaving Sixth-street Station
7:00, 8:oo, 9:00 and 11:00 a. m., and returning on special leaving
Philadelphia 7:00 p. m., and all regular trains date of issue, except the
Tickets good on all trains Sunday, September 19, via Pennsylvania
Railroad, except the Congressional Limited.
TIE GOilG SIDE OF LIFE
The Pen Pusher Derives Amuse
meut From Observing People.
STUDIES IN CHARACTER
All .Men HareThelr Little Amnslng
Foibles From "Which " Phil
osopher May Derive Food for Re
flection Traits of Character
Shown in Shopping.
Toe pseat providers were so busy when
-itne reporter called on them yesterday that
It ws some Unse before he could even get
near enough to my good morning; so he
amuHs-i himself by watching the procession
ot people that streamed in the great double
store and annex, and listened to Mraps of
oonverwAon between the purchasers and
Many and varied were the questions
that were asked, and some were to funny
that the reporter wandered how the polite
raloun could preterve their counte
nances. Oaelarcandhandsame woman, who Nome-be-w
retutndedoneof lightning boiled down,
wan very anxious to know what was the
most fasMnaMe style of writing desk this
tall; the reporter vaguely Wondered whether
the changed her writing desks with the
A newly married couple was particnlarly
anxloefi to know whether the arms or a
certain rooking chair were rtrong.
A nervous looking man inquired whether
they Jtad any granite lea sets, and tho
cbfcrvec pictured to himself a largo sized
family find murm broken crockery, but it
w&t only t- lapsus linguae, and it was a tea
kittle that was really wanted.
FIRM STAND AGAINST LOW.
TJnnnirnocs Action of the Republican
"New York, Sept. 1G. At a meeting of
the Republican county committee held to
night a refutation was unanimously adopt
ed doctoring it the duty of Uie Republican
city tXMVentkra to nominate a ticket at
once of Its rwi. Eriictlon, representative
of the sentiment and purpose of the Re
The resolution asserted that "the plat
form of the Citizens' Union denies the rela
tion of the Republican party to municipal
affairs, aafi It is therefore incapable of
accoptaace by a Republican convention.
It was asserted tonight with much
.posttiveness thatoueof the results of the re
ceut conference between Richard Croker,
John C-Shcehan and Senator llurphywaaa
decision to name as the Democratic can
dldatefor mayor ex-Mayor Hugh J.Grant,
Senator Murphy's son-in-law.
Lnmber, mill work, hardware.
Prank Llbbey & Co., 6th and N. Y. ave.
Sunday, September i9.
FAST EXPRESS SERVICE.
GREAT STRIKE AT AN EHD
The Executive Board of the Miners
Bulletin Issued by the Board States
That Existing Conditions Made
the Step Necessary.
Columbus, Ohio, Sept. 10. The execu
tive board of the United Mine Workers has
issued the bulletin declaring the great
miners' strike at an end. Work will be
resumed In all parts of the country and
by Monday morning it Is probable that
every one of the 100,000 striking miners
will be busy digging coal for the country's
The bulletin states that the operators'
terms of settlement were adopted.
"In view ot the facts that the markets
were bclugsiipplied;that the suspension was
not glowing; that the miner? could not
be Induced to respond promptly to the needs
ot the hour, and that thoi who did re
ppond were fast approu.hlng the point of
evbwjfiion and could not continue the fight
inucl. longer, that the supplies weie be
cciniug so limited that pressing waut
a-uld not be appeared, causing a resumption
o work in man,' eaft-K at operator,' terms.
"That organized labor was called upon
to devote their time, men and money to
their own affairs and could not be rea
sonably expected to continue indefinitely to
fight our battles. That the sufferings of
the hungry men, blameless women and
innocent children appealed to us not to
continue a struggle where the result would
only be disastrous, entailing greater mis
eries and mere hardships."
If West Virginia and a portion of Illinois
refuse to abide by the terms of the conven
tion and the fight will have to be con
tinued, the miners' officials have pro
vided that assessments shall be levied on
those working, to maintain the idle miners.
Expel Louise Michel.
Brussels, Sept. 16.-Louiso Michel, the
nged French anarchist, arrived here today
with the Intention of delivering a lecture
on the subject of Spanish anarchists who,
it la alleged, were tortured in the Mont
juicn prison, at Barcelona. She did not
deliver her lecture, however, for tho rea
son that, as soon as the police learned
ot her piesence, she was taken Into cus
tody and later expelled from the country.
English Warships at Bermuda.
Halifax, Sept. 10.-A dispatch from Ber
muda, reports the arrival there from Eng
land of her majesty's ship CharybdLs, the
torpedo-boat destroyers Rocket and Quail
and the observation yacht Columbine.
Norfolk & Wash. Steamboat Co.'s
Personally Conducted Excursion
to Fortress Monroe on Saturday.
Affording an opportunity to see the U.
S. warships now lyiug off Old Point.
Permission has been granted to visit the
ships from 10 a. m. to 5 p. m., Sunday.
Steamer leaves 7th at. wharf 7 p. m.
Round trip, $8. See handbills. It
For reliable builders call on
Frank Llbbey & Co., 6th andN. Y. ave.
SOURCE OF THE OUTBREAK
The Yellow Fever Traced to a
Party of Cubans.
SEVERITY OP QUARANTINES
A Number of Towns Completely Cut
Off- From Communication With
the Outside World Biloxl lie
ports Its First Death From the
Fever Train's Discontinued.
New Orleans, Sept. lG.-Thc doctors aro
getting nearer and nearer to the source
of the present outbreak of yellow fever
and may discover its origin.
The idea Hitherto has been that. It got
into Ocean Springs ubout the middle of
August, whereas it is now shown to have
been ttiere m July, but escaped observa
tion by Its mild character and wrong diag
nosis. It has been impohsible as yet to
get beyond tbe Ocean Springs starting
i-iut, tut the belief Is strong that It
was brought there by the Cubans who
wue at Ocean Springs about the middle
of July, at ranging for a filibustering ex
pedition. As they were desirous ot keep
ing the expedition as secret as possible,
they were very quiet, doing all In their
power to escape observation, and, as they
all left soon after, it is impossible to
know or follow their movements. The
tanitury organization of .New prleans is
now complete. The board ot health directs
the votK, the city supplies the labor and
money, and each neighborhood has a local
committee to look after Its streets, gut
ters and j remises. New Orleans, In con
sequence, has never been as clean as It
Bi. Carter, of the United States Marine
Hospital Corps, will organize a thorough
trail, inspection service. Inspectors are to
bi tent away in each train as far as
Georgia, Tennessee, Florida and Kentucky.
'Ihefci- inspectors are to keep an eye on
all I'ateengers and tee that their health
re.", tins good.
Hay St. Louis, Miss., a town ot 5,000
pei-ple, lying between here and Ocean
Springs, is now completely penned up by
tun various quarantines, although there
has never been a suspiciuus case there.
IU Aialania quarantine is equally sever.-
The Nt-w Orleans and Northeastern
llnilioad is practically tied up, and Is ,
tending out no trains. The health nn
tliontiet of Alabama will not allow Pull
mm cart from New Orleans to enter the
State It is thought that It will be
possibl ' in a few days to remove many
of the rei-trictlons now existing as far
an Louisiana Is concerned, but Texas,
MissirMppi and Alabama still continue
to ketv their States tightly locked against
tve.yiinng from New Orleans, whether
diMnrccted or not. Blloxi reports Its firht
death iron: yellow fever today, although
then are twenty-two cases ot fever re
pottei there and twenty-four suspicious
ones The death occurred on Howard
avei ui , in the center of the town, the
deceased being a fruit dealer. An au
topsy proved conclusively that the death
was o- yellow fever, and has removed the
last hngenug doubt of the people of
BiIo.i that the disease prevailing there
is ellt.w fever.
The Vlcksburg, Shreveport and Pacific
Railroad from Vlcksburg to Shreveport
todaj discontinued all its trains and practi
cally suspended business owing to- the
rigia quarantine. The Missouri Pacific
now runs its trains, freight and passenger,
through Monroe at full speed. That
town, with twcrallroads.isthuscompletely
cut off from the world, it replied today
by quarantining against the entire State
of Mississippi, rhe healthy as well as the
infected sections and turned out 250 armed
mcri as quarantine guards, though there Is
not a case of infectious disease within
several hundred miles of it.
The health authorities of Vlcksburg and
those of Warren county, in which it Is
situated, have become engaged in aquarau
tlue squabble, the result of which is that
Vicksbm g is shut up as far as the county
Meridian, Miss., was seized by the panto
today. All public meetings were pro
hibited and trains stopped running through
the town. The result was to stop a
number of people from Vlcksburg and
Shreveaort, who were refugceing toward
the North and who weie compelled to re
turn to Vlcksburg, as the route at Meridian
is closed These P30pl will go to Memphis,'
which, although quarantined against ln
fected points, is not interfering with
It was hoped that the quarantine panic
would be over today, but it rages worse
than ever. It is thought, however, that
it will soon die from Its very violence.
Tnis city reports two new cases of
yellow fever tonight, one suspicious case
total cases twenty-one.
Mobile reports one death and one new
case, the latter In an entirely new section
of the city, hitheito not affected, and
two suspicions cases. The present cases
Bilosi reports one death and four new
cares, making a total number ot forty
Ocean Springs reports no new cases,
its total being twenty-two.
Nitta Yuma. Miss., reports one death.
Edwards, Miss., reports seventeen cases
of undoubted yellow fever; thirtv-five
cases suspicious or yellow fever, with a
total ot fifty-two.
Mobile, Sept. 10. The exodus from this
city on account of the yellow fever scare,
which has been steadily going on since
Monday, has now taken afresh start, and
at the rate people are now leaving, wltiiin
twenty-lour hours the population of tho
city will be decreased 10,000. The
last case, making five in all, is that of a
carpenter named Taylor. The infection
in this case has been partly traced to the
case of the boiler-maker nagan.
ANOTHER DETENTION CAMP.
It Is to Be Established in the Vicin
ity of Edwards.
Burgeon General "Wyman Is making ar
rangements for the establishment of an
other detention camp near Edwards and
Jackson. Miss., where people may stay
the required time who wish to leave tho
vicinity. Surgeon Geddings, who is an
immune and an authority on yellow fever,
having made much, careful research Into
the nature of the dkease, will be in charge
of tha CAmp. It will be similar in every
way to the camp already established at
Fontalnebleu. except that it will be smaller.
Work Is already begun.
The telegrams received from the fever
Good, reliable carpenters nt any
hour. Llbbey &. Co., 6th and N. Y. ave.
dlFlrlct by Surgeon General Wyman yes
terday developed no foew phases In the
situation, but were corroborative in every
way of tne grave condition detailed pre
viously. Dr. Oulterns telegrpphs from Mobile.
"One new ense reported bricklayer on
Young Men's Christian Association build
ing; taken, sick Sunday, 13th.'
Acting Assistant Burgeon Porter, who
v Is also at Mobile, corroborates this tele
gram from Dr. Ouiteras. The man's name
Is Taylor, and lie lives four blooks from
the nearest other eie. The house and In
mates have been quarantined. Tarts of
the city J n which cases have been found
will be disinfected. t Pne of the Holcomb
children who has the fever is reported
Surgeon White, ot-Fontalnebleii, tele
graphs that two caiscju have been found at
Barkley, wnlch have existed four days.
They are Loth Mispiclous, but not certainly
Surgeon-General Wyrhan telegraphed the
Augusta board of health yesterday re
garding two reported cases or fever. Be
received :in answer from Dr. Eugene Foster,
the pre;jidentof the board, that the reportis
FIGHTING ON THE FRONTIER.
Garrison of Fort Gttllstnn Behaved
With Great Gnllantry.
Lons'on, Sept. 10. Another regiment of
plnfnntiy and GOO cavalry left England for
India todn;, The campaign on the fron
tier will now bo pushed with the greatest
Accounts of tho tjefense of Fort Gulls
tnn, which wns relieved by the army under
Gen. Uiggc yesterday, after a four days'
siege b'' a largo force of Afrldl tribes
men, have just bnn Received here- The.se
reports show the greatest gallantry on the
part of the garrison of the fort, which
was composed of 1G5 Sikhs. Tho enemy
made- repeated a't.u'kn upon the 'ori mid
was as )ften repulsed by the garrison,
which met the assaults with bayonets and
followed up us efforts at resistance with
rushes upon the besiegers. A havlldar a
non-conimiaeiined officer of native sol
diers -with sixteen men, made a Kirtie
into tho midst or a body of 300 of the
enemy ami captured three sUndards-
Another group of ten men went to the
rescue of the pnrty of sixteen, when the
latter became hard presied, and killed a
great number of tho enemy. The garrison
lost two kilkd and thirty-eight wounded.
The other Hibb-h Josses, sustained in the
fighting which resulted In the rel.cf of
the fort, were thirty Sepoys killed and
WILL BE A S1L1ER TICKET
Organizations Friendly to Chicago
Platform to Name One.
Kew York Silver Men Believe Thut
All-Who Voted fqr,3Bryuo Will
Support a Straight Ticket.
New 1'ork, Sept. 17. The free silver or
ganizations or this city and Brooklyn,
who members have formed what they
call a Bemocratic confederacy, are bound
to have candidates iu the field who
will stand squarely on tbe platform j
adopted at Cnicago, anU approved at the '
State convention at Buffalo last fall.
It w.-iH their intention, after belug 'tunr
ed down" by the Democratic State com
tnitteo to nominate a candidate for chief
justice of the court of appeals, but this
program may not be carried out.
The city andcountry sllverltes practically
parted company latt evening after a two
hours' conference. The city men are not
affiliated with the regular Demotratic or
ganization. The out-of-town tilverites aro
for the most part connected with the party
machinery, and an the New York and Brook
lyn men propowj to at once denounce the
action of the State committee, nearly all ot
the uirountry mnut the conference with
drew. The meeting was-continued by the city
men, who elected Henry Nlcol cha.rman in
place ot Rosea H. Rockwell, ot Elmlra,
Mr. Rockwell was chairman of the State
contention at Buffalo last fall and does
not care to be outlawed just yet.
The silverites adopted a resolution
to prepare an address to the People de
nouncing the action of the Bcmocratic
In discussing the program of the silver
confederacy, Mr. Nicol said that the
nomination of Judge Alton B. Parker
for chief Justice ot the court of appeals
and the failure to approve of the national
platform meant that the Democratic State
committee was antagonistic to the 125,
000 voters ot New York city who cast
their ballots for Bryan and the principles
enunciated at Chicago last year.
"We believe that there are more than
100,000 voters within the limits of tho
Greater New York who want to vole as
the: did lost fall, and the so-called Demo
cratic leaders cannot hold them in check,"
said he. "The men whg sulked uut year
or who openly opposed Mr. Bryan are
stealing the machinery of the Democratic
party in this State again.
"They do not care for the issues that
touch the people at large. They want to
hold the party organization so that their
moneyed interests will be protected. They
want to name the candidate for chief Jus
tice of the court or appeals. They want
to hate a hand in naming the candidates
for supreme court, judges In this city. That
is as far as thoirlntercSt goes. There are
only two State3 in the Union in which
such a condition ot affairs exist:; in Demo
cratic politics -the, great State of New
York, and the State of Maryland, where
Gorman has ruled.
"The Democracy of the. nation wants to
change thif. f-tato of things It wants to
see its battles fought under the same prin
ciples everywhere. It wants the national
platform to he tho test ot party loyalty.''
"Would not your organization work in
harmony with the regular State and city
Democratic organizations If you were
given representation on the county and
city tickets?1' he was asked.
"No, sir; we would not consider any of
fer that dirt not. catry with It the indorse
ment of the national platform."
Mr Nicol said that a county convention
would be called-withlu a few days.
Enjlisli Xaval Promotions.
London, Sept. 1G. Among the naval ap
polntmentsjwhlcn have just been made
are those of Vice Admiral Sir Henry Fred
erick Nicholson,-1 'commaiider-ln-chlet at
Sheemess, who tis. raised to the rank ot
admiral, and Lord' Charles Beresford, pro
moted from the rank of captain to that
ot rear admiral.
Ivy Institute rSusincss College, tatn nndK.
None better; $25 a jear.iday or night.
Our carpenters please everybody.
Frank Llbbey & Co., 6th and 2i. Y. ave.
STRUCK DIAZ 01 TRE HEAD
An Assault Made Upon the Presi
dent of Mexico.
HIS ASSAILANT UNARMED
The President Was Tullcing to tho
Seoretury of War "When a Man
Js'ittneil A rroyo Struck Him With
the I'ltlm of His Huud Arroyo at
Mexico Cily, Sept. 1G. An assault was
made upon President Diaz about 9:30
o'clock this morning. Bis assailant, u.
Mexlcan named Arroyo, was at once cap
tuied, and is now' in close confinement.
President Diaz had walked down Calle
San Francisco with Gen. Berrlozabal, the
secretarj ot war, at his side, and at the
bead ot the big military parade. On
rcachlny the Moorish Pavilion In the Ale
madu, the president was standing engaged
in conversation with Gen. Berrlozabal, while
the other officers and gentlemen were col
Arroyo jumped over the dividing fence
and before lie could bi stopped, had struck
the president on the back of the head with
the palm of his hand. Be was at once
seized by the police and soldiers and un
mercifully clubbed, and had not the
mounted gendarmerie interfered, he would
have been torn to pieces by the people, who
were infuriated at the sight. They
Bwarnred about him as If to destroy him
A force of mounted guards and police
then dragged him to the central police sta
tion, where ho was examined in detail by
Col. Velasquez, chief of police. The inde
pendence day exercises continued without
further interruption, save that President
Diaz -was frantically cheered and applaud
ed along the line of parade on his return
to the palace. Gen. Berriozabal did n.t
think the man carried auy arms, or else
would not have struck the President with
his naked hand.
Alt sorts of wild stories are afloat.
Some ar tluit he carried a dynamite
bomb Inside his umbrella, others that he
fired twioe at tlie President. It was,
however, stated at police headquarters
that the man was not intoxicated. He is
a long-haired individual, quite anar
chistic iu appearance, but wliether he
.belongs to that class or not the police
investigation lias not yet established.
The police report that no weapon was
fo-ind upon the man when searched. They
give him a bud record, claiming that
l,e has been guilty of itiiiniuirte It was
stated by a ihtsoii near the government
that the general opinion is that there
watt to have been an attempt at assassi
HATFIELDS MAY SURRENDER.
A Report That They Will Giie
Williamson, Wl Va., Sept. 1G. It was
announced here today by one who is in a
pla to know, tnat Capt. Batfleld and
Ellas Hatfield would come to this place
and Kirrcnder to the authorities tomorrow.
They arj wantt-d on the charge ot killing
one Kinney, ip this county, about two years
ago. It will be remembered that almost
two months ago Captain Hatfield, with
outside assistance, broke jail here, and
despite the most diligent search, evaded
It is said that never since he effected
hie escape has the desperado been more
than fifty miles from the place, he having
been kept hidden among his kinsmen in the
mountains. The case pending here is not
considered serious, as the killing Is said
to have been done by Ellas, a mere boy.
The reason he advances for breaking jail
was the tear that he would be taken to
Kentucky, where he Is wanted. It is
thought by some that he will not come
In. That he is in the neighborhood and
has promised to surrender, however, there
can be no doubt.
THE TREATY OF PEACE.
Formal Signing of the Preliminaries
Will Take Plaee Saturday.
Constantinople, Sept. 1G. It is of
ficially announced that at a meeting today
of the representatives of the powers
and Tewflk Pasha, minister of foreign
affairs, the last articles of the treaty
of peace between Turkey and Greece
wore fiaahy agreed to and that the formal
Mgning of the peace preliminaries will
take placo next Saturday.
Athens, Sept. 16. The Boule will meet
immediately To ratify the treaty of peace
which, It is announced from Constanti
nople, was concluded today. The min
isters of I lie jKiwers iu Athens will cou
.stltiro the international commission' which
will bao control of the indemnity loan
and other state debts.
A. PEACE PATCHED UP.
The Trunk Lines Amicably Settle
New York, Sept. 10. The rush ot busi
ness has restored harmony among tho trunk
lines, and today's meeting ot the board ot
control ot the Joint Traffic Association was
iu many respects the most batihfactory
cne held In sir months. All agreed that tlw
propped for a restoration and maintenance
of rates v. as most promising. Eastbound
rates out of Chicago are now in good con
dition and the situation has improved in
regard to rat-isout or St. Louis, where most
of the trnuole has originate'd. It is expected
that a complete re.-toratlon ot these will
follow a meeting ot the representatives of
the St. Louis initial lines shortly to be
It was agreed today that westbound
rates should be restored next Monday.
W-:NTS AN ARTIFICIAL LEG.
Junnu'3 Premier Orders One of the
Latest Amerlcap Pattern.
New York, Sept. 1G. Consul General
Uchida has received a letter from Count
Okuma, prime minister ot Japan, asking
him to srad him an "artificial leg. Mr.
Uchida today gave a dealer an order for
a leg to cost $100, and it will be shipped
Count Okuma lost one of his legs in
1890. i Japanese fanatic, Huneki Ka
rushima, threw a dynamite bomb into the
building of the foreign office, where Count
Okuma waal work. The Japanescstates
man was badly Injured and lost lu- right
leg. TviaG is how he came to give an
order to the Japanese consul general for a
new le.j according to the newest American
If yon want a reliable carpenter
call Llbbey & Co., 6th andN. Y. ave.
ARRANGE T8 VISIT YOUR FRIENDS.
Atlantic I Baltl- PSilla
City I mors delphia
Trains leave B. &
0. station 3 P. m.
19, trains leave B.
& 0. Station 6:30
Good to return
until Monday nignt
Four and a half
hours to the Shore.
In Both Directions,
B. & O.
T-UETOF.Itr MX-RDER TRIAL.
Defense Mnke a Strong Attack on
Dr. Pierce's Evidence.
Chicago, Sept. 1G- Prof. George A.
Porsey, of the Field Columbian Museum,
took the stand for cro6-uxaminatkin In
the trial of Luelgert this morning
Mr. Vincent naid he intended to take
most of the day in cros-exnmlning Br.
Dorsey, and suggested that Dc Pierce be
put on the stand first, as he esnected to
get through with him in a3tjrtf time.
Tt is declared by the experts forthedefense
that the temporal bone idantifled as human
belongs to one of the lower animals.
Dr. Pierce's knowledge of the com
parative anatomy of the temporal boues
of sheip, hogs and other domestic ani
mals wat strongly attacked.
Dr. Pierce admitted that he could not
identify the temporal bone of a sheep
or a hog unless he had the entire skele
ton. '.Are you still willing to identify this
as human?" asked Dr. Vincent, producing
the bone tn evidence.
After necitating for a few moments
Dr. Pierce said: "To my best knowledge
Trof Dorsey was then called.
Much of the morning and all the after
noon sestlon of the L.uetgert trial was con
sumed in an attempt on the pare of Attor
ney Vincent to shake Prof. Dorsey in his
testimony concerning those bones, which
he had previously declared were human.
Those who listened to the battle between
lawyer and witness were firmly of the
opinion that the attempt was a failure:
that, in fact, the State was strengthened
in its case.
J udge Tutlilll repeatedly uphehlthe State
in its objections to questions put by Mr.
- At 2 o'clock the court adjourned until
NEW YORK GOLD MIXES.
Fair Assays Obtained on Quartz
From Vicinitj- of Saratoga.
Saratoga. N. Y., Sept. lG.-The report
ot the New York assay office on the
specimens of rock submitted by the Sara
toga Springs Gold Mining Company shows
that the poorc;-t assay was $13.75 per
ton, of which $15 ib gold and 75 ceuts
silver. The rock that assays best bears
$03.25 per tG-$G0 in gold and $3.25 in
silver. Oihrr veins yield quantities ranging
between these. Tho miners have reached
a depth ot 2-1 feet in the rock and struck
white quartz in solid form, which Is con
sidered n f avcrable sign. Contractor David
son has found gold-bearing rock on his
farm, a mile noithwosl of here, and .vill
file claims covering ic tomorrow. Farms
all thtoiigh the town of Grcenricld have
risen to fabulous prices, and prospectors
arc as thick as blackberries.
THE GUATEMALAN REVOLUTION.
The Insurgents Capture the Town
San Francisco, Sept. 16. Private ad
vices from Oceos, Guatemala, today, by
telegraph, state that Quezaltenango has
Tallen. After two daysof hard fighting the
little garrison of soldiers succumbed to
superior numbers, and the revolutionists
gained a victory, which has made them mas
ters of tho situation.
According to the dispatches. Prospers
Morales was made chief of the rebel forces
yesterday. He was proclaimed as such
by Fucnics, with the approval of the other
heads of the revolution. This means that
Morales has b?Pu recognized us the leader
ot the opposition, aud that he wiil he
Guatemala's new president.
Barrios day is ended.
Must lie Moderate In Speech.
Chicago, Sept. in.-Utterances similar to
those, ot last Sunday at the Social De
mocracy gathering will be prohibited in
the future, according to Chief ot Police
Kiplcy. He said today: "That kind of
talk caused a groat deal ot trouble in
this city once, and we do not propose
to permit a repetition of the affair."
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ENGAGEMENT NEAR HUH
It Is Reported That the Span
iards Were Badly Defeated.
VEREDA NUBYA ATTACKED
The SpnnisU Garrison Makes a Gal
lant Defense und After a Twenty
ninc-IIour Uombardiuent the In
surceuts Retire An Attempt ti?
AbbUisslnate Gen. Castillo.
Havana, via Key "West, Sept. -16. The
revolution is very strong again in the
provhic of Havana and around the very
capita.'- Within eight ot Managua, which,
is politically a suburb of Havana, a hot
engagement took place yesterday. All
detail aro carprully concealed by the Span
ish authorities, and it Is impossible now
to obtain them. The report in circulation
is that the Spanish troupes were badly de
feated. The battle was fought at a place
A few miles from the city of Mfitanzas a
slK-f. urr fight took place on Tuesday
bevcen the insurgents under Gan. Pedro
Betancourt and a strong body of Spanish
regulars. The Spanish loss was eon
side' ubl: iu comparison with the general
icsul'. of engagements m this war. They
lost se'.enty men killed and 102 wounded.
A difrpatcb from Matanzas suyd that the
pipulation there Is panic stricken. Gen
Betnr-cuurt may attack the city at any
n-ct.ietit One mile from Bejucal, in
Hnvai.a province, another important en
gager, eutroccurred also, th- Spanish troops
being compelled to take refuge in tho
Tho town ot Vercda Nucva, also in
Havana province, was attacked on Tues
day by the insurgents under Brigadier
Hodoiro Verjel. The Spanish garrison te
havet bravely, withstandiag the Insurgents
flr duriug twenty-nine hours without sur
rciidenng. The Cubans did great damage
to tin towns and the forts, but retired
after that time. In the Santa Barbara
hilH, Havana, another hot fight is re
ported between the Spanish battalion ot
Pizarr and the Cuban forces of Gens.
CtHlllo and Del Gado. The Spanish re
pors twL-nty-six killed and sixteen wounded,
declaring that the insurgent Ios.es were
fa superior. The Cubans claim a de
, From trnstwoithy sources it is known
that the insurgent general, Adolfo del Cas
tillo, one of tbe commanders in that bat
tle, narrowly escaped from being assas
sinated on Tuesday last by two traitors,
sent by "Weyler to his camp for that pur
pose. The two mm, feigning to be de
serters from thn Spanish army, were ad
mitted to th' presence of the Cuban gen
eral. Oue ot them suddenly threw him
self on Gen. Castillo, trying to stab him
w'th a machete. Castillo disarmed, him
and shot him vPh his own revolver. Tho
other traitor was arrested, summarily court
martialed and hanged to a tree.
Tho Cuban agent in Havana confirms tho
repoit that the town of FIncetad, Santa
Clara province, has been destroyed by
Ger.s- Maximo Gomex and Chacho Mon
tcngudo, who captured 2,000,000 rounds
of ammunition and u large stock of pro
visions. Many Lives Lost in a Collision.
St. Petersburg. Sept. 10. Two steamers,
the Tsnrevitoh. and the MWpitka.were In
collision today In the river Volga; near
Astrakhnt . Tne former Hank anft her pas
sengers jumped Into the" river. Forty
nersons were drowned-
Atlantic City to Congress Heights.
The same cinematograph, or moving pic
tures, which drew such immense crowds
to Congress Heights and Glen Echo haa
Just returned from Atlantic City, where
the people went wild over itr to Congress
Heights. There it will be exhibited free
for a week, commencing tonight. Take
new Electric Cars at Navy Yard Bridge to
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