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threatening weather, witli little, If any, rain;
variable winds, and cooler.
Circulation yesterday, 23,547 Conies,
Daily averag-e last week, 41,846.
WASHINGTON, MONDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 20, 1S97 EIGHT PAGES.
IE GOLDEN ROLE APPLIED
friends Are Necessary to Suc
cess in Business.
IT PAYS TO HELP OTHERS
Tbe Individual Cannot Hope to Suc
ceed Id Any Undertaking "Without
the Co-aperntion of Hir Fellow
men How to Make and Keep
It wos late Saturday night wheu the
ne-wsgalherer happened iato the big
double store and annex, Nos. 4.15-417 Sev
enth street, and be found Mr. Majer sit
ting In a rocking chair and verily the
great provider looked as If he needed to
But, though It was quite late In the
evening, and the rush had nearly spent
Itself, he explained, half-apologutically,
to the reporter that it was the first time
he had sat down all day. "I was Jest
Drinking.' he mused, reflectively, "upon
the cattfieb of the phenomenal growth or
"Or course, energy and shrewd buying
had something to do with it, but what
I consider is the real secret or our sue
cesfc is that we have always tried to
apply the golden rule.
"Cynical jsooffers may think there is. no
such thing at. honesty in business., and
that everybody is simply on the make,
bntI tell you that we started out with
th determination to treat others us we
would like- to be treated ourselves, and
we have followed that Idea right along.
"Pays! Of course it pays. Every cus
tomer we make a friend, and they bring
their friends -beenuje they know they can
-ifelr recommend us.
"I expert we will be tremendously
busy next week " he presently remarked.
"We have just been preparing a big ad
verUscnient for Monday's paper, and the
bargains mentioned In it are superlative.
T&. we'll be busy, all right "
VELASQUEZ UNDER ARREST
Mexican Chief of Police Charged
With Aiding Lynchers.
ASSISTED IN KILLING ARROYO
Chief of the Secret Service Also
Declared to Have Been an Ae
couipllce of the Mob Eleven
Newsboys und Three Peanut Vei.
dors Among Those Under Arrest.
Cllar of Mexico, Sept. 19. Tbe clUef topie
of OtHiverrf&Uon here today Is the arrest
late last night of the chief of police. Col.
Eduaxdc Velasquez, and Cabera Cabrera,
the chief of the secret? service, cliarged
with being accomplices In the murder of
Arroyo, the would-be assassin of Presl
dent Diaz, who was stabtied to death the
night following his attempted crime iu
the police headquarters Policemen Mli
Inez and Franco, who were guarding
Arroyo at the time of his murder, and
Mauro Sanebez, the adjutant at police
headQiiat tcrs, liave also been arrested.
On top of tJl this congress held a ses
sion last evening and passed a tote to
call Gen. Manuel Gonzales Coslo Into its
presence next Tuesday to give an account
of the asRHKsiiiRtion. The affairs of the
federal district are under the Jurisdiction
of the department of the Interior, of which
Gen. Costo is chief.
Yesterday afternoon the head of the
fifth criminal court was busily occupied
taking the statements of the twenty-one
prisoners who were arrested after the
killing of Arroyo. Up to a late hour
last evening it was found that eleven of
the accused were newsboyc and three were
HODNETT TAKES A STAND.
Ground TJpou "Which He "Will Be u
Candidate for Mayor of New York.
New lurk, Sept. 19. John Pope Hodnett,
a perennial candidate for office of some
kind or another, and who only recently
announced his candidacy for mayor of
Greater New York, publishes a card In
which lie declares that the only ground
upon which he will run upon the platform
adopted by the United Labor League of
America will be that the platform is in
doreed by all tbe labor organizations of
New York and Brooklyn.
"If the workingmen want me to be their
candidate de facto for mayor," says Mr.
Hodnett, "they must all inlte In supporting
me for that position; otherwise I decline to
Disastrous Freight Train "Wreelt.
Bcllalre, Ohio, Sept. 19.-Two sections
of a freight train on the Baltimore and
Ohio Railroad came together In a collision
last night at! Helper Switch, six miles
iwpst or New Concord, Ohio. Engln-er
CaliUI. thirty years of age, and three un
known tramps were killed. The engine
of the second section and eighteen cars
A spic span new stock of Wen's
Suits, Boys' Suits, Men's Top
Coats, Bicycle Clothing. Men's and
Boys' Shoes, Men's Fall Derftys,
Boys' Hats, Fall Neckwear, Un
derwear, Hosier', and all other
furnishings for men and boys in
all qualities from the cheapest "that
is reliable to the finest niade, and
prices are guaranteed to be as low,
or lowery than any other house in
America asks for similar grades.
ROBINSON & CHERY CO.,
12 th and JF Sts. "tf. W.
Lumber, mill worlc, hnrdwnri
Frank Llbbey & Co., 6th and N. Y. aye.
HUG YELLDUy FEVER
Squalid Italian Quarters in New
Orleans Foster tlie Plague.
GENERAL CLEANSING ORDERED
Authorities In New Orleans Dread
n Spread of rhe Disease iu Quar
ters "Where "Many of the Lower
Classes of the Population Are
New Orleans, Sept. 19. -Theyellow fever
detention camp at Fontainebleau was for
mally opened too y with twenty visitors
from Biloxi and ten from Ocean Springs-
It will bo thrown open to all comers to
1 monow. The camp will be under strict
j One of the cuses of yellow fever here
last night was that of Santa Grafanac,
! an Italian woman, found in a house on
I Hospital street, in a djing condition, hav
j ing had the yellow feer for several dajs
j withouc medical attention. She died soon
after entering the chanty hospital. Ex
aminatlon of the house In which she was
taken sick-showed extreme t,qunlor. There
were a doien perso-is sleeping in one room.
As soon as :he case w as announced the
other Italians in that and neighboring
building:, attempted to escape, fearing
ipiarautinc. A number succeeded. The au
thoritlcs are most iu dread or the Italian
Quarter where K..O0O or 15,000 Italians
ate packed like sardines in filthy quar
ters The mayor has insucd a proclamation
calling for a general cleaning up or the
city on Tuesdaj. Man citizens have
volunteered to assist in the work.
The New Orleans board of health ad-
j Journed todav, relegating all of Its power
to its president, Dr. Oliphant.
An unknown person detained in the
quarantine station at Alevandna com
mitted suicide last night by throwing hiia
seir in front of a pasting train. Ills mind
seems to have bsea unhinged by th yellow
fever scare. His papar showed that he
had beea in St. Louis September 8
The people of Madlsjn Point ha e refused
to allow the contractor who has the con
tract for closing the Biggs levee In the
parish to do so, for fear of fever, and the
levee voik along the Mississippi, so neces
srv now as a result of the late high
watr, is being seriously retarded by the
quarantine and the panic.
Vrs. Caiter and Loveangen will hold a
conference In the next few days for the
purpose or M-ill further modifying the
quarantine regulations in the interest of
The theory having been advanced that
the yellow fever germ does not infect
the air but crawls slowly over the earth,
a system of possible pretention of the
spread was adopted today by burning
trees along the allcvways and courtyards
in the Infected district on St. Claude
street, with the idea of getting rid of the
The burning Is done -with a large fur
nace machine. A fire engine follows to
extinguish the flames iu the event of
buildings or fences catching fire.
Today's record is- New Orleans-New
cases, 8: deaths, 2. Mobile New cases 1 1;
deathb, 1. BiloM New cases, 6; deaths, 2.
Edwards-New eases, 12. Scranton New
THE DISEASE REACHES CArRO.
Two Genuine Cuses, Though of
Mild Type, Heported.
Springfield, 111., Sept. 19 -Dr. Egan,
secretary of the State board of health,
today senfr the following telegram to the
office of the board here with regard to
the two suspected cases of yellow fever
"Two caes at Marine Hospital, Cairo,
heretofore reported suspicious, are de
clared by Dr. Guiteras as true jellow
fever. The type of the disease is mild
and there is little danger of it spreading.
The grounds are thoroughly quarantlnei
and guarded under mydirection by a sher
Qnarantlne in Illinois.
Chicago, Sept. 19 By order of the
president of the Illinois board of health.no
one Is al'owed to land in Illinois from the
South without a bill of health. A boat
has been staUc-ned at Cairo, to be used as
a pest house if yellow fever ever gets into
the State- The scare seems to have spread
even to the Pacific coast, where the Cali
fornia bna.d of health has been called
to consider the yellow fever in the South.
CONGRESSMAN BRADLEY ILL.
Youngest Member of the House Suf
fering Front Pnenmoniii.
J. Bradley, of trnVNinth district, is ill
of pneumonia at his home here He was
taken ill a week ago and has been con
fined to bed ever since. On Saturday, it is
said, his condition was so low that a priest
was called in. The family have preserved
secrecy about the young Congressman's
illness and it was known only to a few
intimate friends. The inquiring friends of
the Congressman were told that he was
in Washington on business.
Congressman Bradley is the youngest
member of thelowerhouse. He was twenty-six
years old, just one year beyond
the age limit, when he was elected last
GOMPERS ASKED TO DESIST.
Pittsbnrg Labor Union Defends Al
leged Non-Union Breweries.
Pittsburg, Sept. 19. -The United Labor
League tonight passed resolutions denying
the statement in a circular issued bj Sam
uel Gompers, that three local breweries
are nou-union, and calling on Gompers
to cease the -'useless and unnatural war
fare, as the three breweries belong to the
Knights of Labor."
Resolutions were pasred condemning the
"shooting of defenseless workingmen by
armed deputies at Hazleton under the com
mand of a sheriff as an outrage unraral
leledin the history or the Commonwealth;"
deploring the shooting as deliberate mur
der and assassination and calling on liberty-loving
citizens to aid in bringing the
perpetrators to justice.
M P Carrick, 'the man who recently at
tacked Gompers for his views on the recent
St. Louis convriitiou, -was elected by the
league as a delegate to the labor conven
tion to be held soon In Chicago.
For reliable builders call on
Frank Llbbey & Co., 6th andN. Y. ave.
MADE HER SUICIDE A SHOW.
.Mrs. FricVs Spectacular Self-Murder
Milwautee. Sept. 19. Mrs. Homer M
Frlck, of Molino, Ilk, came to this city
yesterday, asked a patrolman to call u
carriage, and gave orders to be driven to
a drug store. She then sent the diiver to
get her 10 cents' worth of carbolic acid,
which he did. Giving orders to drive hei
to the police station, she waited until the
carriage had reached the Pflster Hotel,
and then in full view or several hundred
persons swallowed the fatal dose while
the hack driver was trying to prevent
fche was taken to the Emergency Hos
pital and died an hour later. Mrs Frlck
was the wife of a liveryman's employe
in Mollnc, and six weeks ago quanelcd
with her husband. She was extremely
jealous and ehaiged that he was paving
attention to other women. In the woman's
pockctbook was found the following note
addressed to "The police officer of the
"Dear Sir- As I am a stranger, take me
to the police statiou. My home is in Mo
Hue, ill. Telcgiaph my mothei, and toll
her I am here if they want me.
"MRS. II. M. FRICK."
"My mother's oddiess is -123 Firth
YOUNG GIRL TRIES TO DIE.
Miss "VI ebb, Mourning for a Dead
Friend, Inhales Gas.
New York, Sept. 19.-Belle W. Webb,
astenographei.of No. 239 West Fourteenth
street, tried to commit suicide this morn
ing by inhaling illuminating gas. A note
she lef asked that her sister, Mrs. J. N.
Webb, of Third and Flower streets, South
Chester, Pa., wheie Miss Webb used to
live, be notified. She also Icrt a note
to Mts. Underbill, superintendent of the
Home for Respectable Girls, saying she
was "going to end It all tonight." It was
said at the hospital that she would die.
Mrs. ruderhlll said Uiit on Labor Day a
Philadelphia newspaper min named Har
ris committed suicide He iiad visited Mlsu
Webb in this city shortly before, and -when
she learned of his death she became ill.
Mrs. Underbill said she believed that Miss
Webb thought a good deal of narrls.and
that it was possible that grief for him
might have prompted to girl to end her
SEABROOKE'S DOMESTIC "WOES.
Comedian's "Wife "Wants a Divorce
So tit, to Murry Again.
San rrancihco. Cal., Sept. 19. Eh la
Croix Seabrooke, who has been enchant
ing audiences at the Tivoli Opera House,
hnb commenced divorce proceedings agalnet
her" husband, Ikomab Q. Seabrooke, the
comedian. As sion as the divorce is
granted she will marry William West, who
is also a member of the Tivoli compauy.
When seen yesterday Mrs. Seabrooke
Bald: "Yes, you can sny that Mr. West
and mysir will be married as sow. as I
can obtain my divorce. I have Instituted
proceedings here and will dj sj in the Ens'
a& well. M- season ends this week and I
will leave for Philadelphia to fulfill an
engagement with the Castle Square Opera
"The only trouble I anticipate is that
Mr. Seabrooke will be stubborn and will
not allow me to get au absolute divorce.
After her maniage with West, Elvla
CroK intends to save her money and go
to Europe and study for grand opera.
A NEW DEADLY TORPEDO.
Cullfornln Man Claims to Have Ex
ceeded Maxim's Invention.
Enn Francisco, Sept. 19. The Invention
of a new torpedo, far ahead of Maims,ls
claimed by R. Helos Noble, of Sausalito
He says tnat dynamite can be used In it
and that, by an arrangementof compressed
air and spiral springs, it Is harmless until
it strikes either water or the object
Noble claims that his torpedo can be
fired with ordinary prlsmal or any lower
grad of "low po wd-r, and can ba shot from
any of the guns now In use, without fear
of a premature explosion, and tliat with
175 to 200 pounds of powder he can
throw a torpedo, with 900 pounds of
dynamite, eleven and a halt miles.
The inventor cairns that his torpedo dif
fers from Maxim's in the trajectory being
flatter, and, as the caliber is smaller, he
can get a greater speed and more accuracy
at less expense In firing and attain fully
one-thhd better results from the use of
dynamite or mtro-gljcerine than from gun
cotton. He says he has tested his inven
tion in an eld" style CO-caliber rifle, with
the best of results.
ARBITRATION TREATY" POINTS.
Difficulties in the Path of Negotia
tions Shown hy the Times.
London, Sept. 19.-The Times asserts
tbit th statement made in American
newspapers regarding the reopening of
negotiations for an arbitration treaty be
tween America and Great Britain
are, at least, premature. It adds that it
Is not improbable, however, that the ne
gotiations, whleh have never been broken,
may bo resumed in October, after the
return to Washington of Sir Julian Pauuce
fote, the British ambassador.
Continuing, it says it is difficult to
sec how a treaty of any practical value
can be concluded so long as the Senate
maintains the hostile, obstructive attl
tude that It displayed when It last dls
oussed the question.
GEORGE MAY BE A CANDIDATE.
Great Single Taxer Talked of for
Mayor of New Yorlc.
New York, Sept. 19. Tbe Silver Demo
crate of Kings County Democratic League
aud the Democratic Alliance of Greater
New York were discussing today the
probability of getting Henry George to
run for mayor as the Chicago platform
They said that the prospects of getting
Mr. George to run are brighter than they
were, and that this is due to the active
interest -which ex-Congressman Tom L.
Johnson, of Cleveland, is taking in the
RYDER LYNCHERS NOT FOUND.
Gratid Jnry of Tulbot County, Gn.f
Fnil-5 to Indict Them.
Columbus, Ga., Sept. 19.-The Talbot
county grand jury has adjourned without
indicting the lynchers of Dr. W. L. Ryder.
At the beginning of the week, vhcn court
was convened at Talbot, Judge Butt gave
the gtand jury a strong charge on the
subject, in which he told them to probe
the matter to the bottom.
The grand jury Investigated the lynch
ing, but said they had not' secured evi
dence enough to indict anyone.
Good, reliable carpenters at any
hour. Llbbey & Co., 6th and N. Y. ave.
CIPI1 WILIER I
Labor in Force at Springfield
SOVEREIGN MAKES A SPEECH
Mnfeter "Workmen of the Knights
of Labor Cautions V"or"cingmeii
of the Country to Stand Together
in Support of the "White Metal
Au Enthusiastic Gathering.
Springfield, Ohio, Sept. 19.-The cold
weather today brought out big crowds to
the national silver camp meeting at the
Tair Grounds. Thin was Labor Day, and
there was a good turnoutLot laboring men
who could not cttend any of the week
day meetings rand .Master Workmaa
Sovereign was the principal .speaker.
When this iiiornlng'u ineetingopened there
were 2,000 people In the tent. Hon. G
vttddie presided over tha meeting. In dis
cussing the money question he said that
probably the onl5 way it would be settled
would bo like the slavery question was In
1861 to 1365.
Hon. J W Chevis, of Omaha, a colored
man of considerable abjllty and a friend
and classm ate of William J Bryan, said he
expected to spe'ak to hhjown. race, but he
found that they had, with the ministers
and churrlieF, been Iwught up by the Re
publican party. He severely criticised
that organization for taking pride in the
Mr. Sovereign spokctoan immense crowd
Which filled the big tent. There were
probably 5,000 present. He delivered a
stirring address on the labor question,
and cautioned the workingmen to stand
together on silver, which he considered
the poor man's money. Mrs. Elizabeth
Egelsford and Hon. J. P, Tarsney, of Du
rano, Colo., also spoke.
Tonight Hon. Walter M. Ramsdcll, of
Lynn, Mass., addressed a large and en
KILLED IN A DRUNKEN BR.VWL.
Member of a Royhterlng Party
t Fatally Stabbed.
Bristol, N. Y., Septl5) -Thomas Col
hns, a young man, thought to live in
Rochester, was stabbed to death yester
day by some boon companions who had
been about with him ijln this neighbor
hood for several days back. James Fhelan,
John Hillsbur, John MaVtin and Thomas
Hart, also thought to be residents of Roch
ester, are under arrest for the murder.
Yesterday afternoon five young men,
each about twenty-five years old, stopped
at the farmhouse qf Charles A. Waldron,
who lives between the towns of Bristol
and Houpoye Falls, Tliey had a jug or
elder and Im Ited Waldron to take a drink.
The men seemed to befvery friendly .and
bade Waldron a cheerful good-by as they
staggered into the road.
Soon afterward, Waldron's attention was
attracted by loud talking and shouts com
ing rroni the direction in which the young
men had gone. He strolled out of the
house, and in the deep grass along the
road came upon the "body of Collins, gasp
lug for breath. The rnau died in the farm
er's arms. Help wasSspeedily summoned
and the authorlth-s ivere notified. Search
was begun for the men. who were In the
dead man's company, and they were all
picked up some distance from the 6cene
of the murder.
HONORING KING OSCAB.
Subjects of Sweden's King Com
memorate HlsJCrowning Day.
Stockholm, Sept. 19J Yesterday was the
twenty-fifth anniversary of the King's
atcensiou of the throne and was a general
holiday. The city was handsomely decor
ated with flags and hunttng.and thestreets
were crowded with resfdnts and visitors
from adjacent places.
A Te Deum was sung in the Castle
chapel m the morning. Afterward King
Oscar received a number of deputations
who called to present congratulatory
addresses and gifts in honor of the occa
sion. One of the deputations presented
his majesty with a popular subscription,
amounting to 220(000 kroner. The
King has decided to utilize this money
Iu combating tuberculosis.
Gunboat Helena at New Yorlc.
New York, Sept 19.-The United States
gunboat Helena, -which has been doing
patrol duty in the neighborhood of Key
West, arrived todav.
Our earnentiM-s nlei-e-everybody.
Frank Llbbey & Co., 6th and N. Y. aye.
SET ON FIRE BY' THEEVES.
Business Pnrt of a New
Town Is Destroyed.
Trenton, N. J., Sept 19. -An explosion
in the general store of D. G. Wildron
awakened the residents of Inlaystown,
Monmouth County, at 3:30 o'clock this
morning. The explosion was caused by
gunpowder. The stoje had been .-et afire,
aud when the residents turned out of
their beds it was almoht destroyed. Mr.
Waldron's residence, adjoining the store,
was In flames and was burned down.
Then followed the grist mill of R. G.
Heudrlxron, and spurks flew acros the
road to the dwelling and shop of Mrs.
Williams The general store of Barclay r.
Malsbury, containing the postofflce.caught
next and then the Lotel and stabtes of !
Johu Hoiu'rlvson. Allwercconsumed. The
loss Is about $30,000.
The fire -was undoubtedly caused by
thieves who attempted to rob Waldron's
pcore. The pofUtiftice safe was dragged
from the ruins this morning. It contained
j valuable papers, but lias nut cooled yet so i
. tnac k can De opened. Tlie mails vera
saved, as were the effects of HcndrK
j Fon'$ hot'l. The property burned comprised
I the entire business part 'of the village.
THE CHURCH EXPELS BEVERTER.
Incident That Threatens to Serious
ly Affect the Spanish Ministry.
Madrid, Sept. 19. -Thelctterof the Bishop
of Palma, excommunicating Senor J. Na
varro Reverter, minister of finance, for, as
the bishop alleges, converting church lands
to the use of tlie government, was read
from tue pulpits of all the churches in
the diocese today.
The incident threatens to seriously com
promise the position of the ministry. The
Ultramontane newspapers violently attack
th cabinet, declaring that several piehites
wholly Indorse the Bishop of Palnn in the
course he has taken.
AN APPEAL TO THE CODE
Prospect of a Duel Between Prom
inent Georgia Gentlemen.
Capfc. Parse aud Col. Massey In
volved in a Quarrel in "Which
Ench Dcmnuds Satisfaction.
Atlanta, Sent. 19. Capt. D. G. Purse, a
well known railroad attorney, of Bnvannaa,
and Col. J. D. Massey, secretary of the
Georgia railroad commission, have be
come in'volved in a controversy in which
each has demanded satisfaction.
It is said they have entcu-ted their dis
pute to friends who will decide whether
or not they are to meet upon the Held
or honor, and that the chances are very
muc'i in favor of such a meeting.
Capt. Purse is commissioner of the
Savannah bureau of freight and transpor
tation, and represented the Savannah Cot
ton Exchange in an appeal to the State
railroad commission for a reduction of 25
per cent in the cotton rates. A Savannah
newspaper printed a dispatch rrom Atlanta
in relation to the mattar, and it -was over
the authorship of the article that the
lively quarrel has arisen.
PUNISHING THE MOHMANDS.
British Troops Again Attach: the
Trihesmeu About Rnwat Pass.
Simla, Sept. 19. Gen. Jeffreys' punitive
expedition against the Mohmands, which
wasdeleatvd bv the tribesmen, a few days
ago, has made another attack upon the
Mohmands' position in the hills about
Eawat Pass. The British forces captured
4.00 mule loads of supplies, after which
Although the attack was successful, the
British do not appear to have dealt a tell
ing blow upon the Mohmands.
The Queen has sent a telegram to the
Earl of Elgin, the viceroy of India, ex
pressing her grief at the lobses sustained
by the-Jeffreys expedition In Its iccent
attack uponthe Mohmands, when at least
thlrty-eiht men were killed and a hun
dred, including Gon. Jeffreys, were wound
ed. Her majesty also commends the sur
vivors for their valor.
Atlantic City io Congress Heights.
Tlie same cinematograph, or moving pic
tures, which drew such immense crowds
to Congress Heights and Glen Echo ha&
just returned fiom Atlantic City, where
the people went wild over it, to Congress
Heights. There it will be exhibited free
for a week, commencing tonight. Take
new Electric Cars at Navy Yard Bridge to
Congress Heights. cl4.-6t
Lacy's pure food ice cream, none betteri
00c. per gallon. 60 1-603 N. Y. ave. n.w.
If yon want a reliable carpenter
call Llbbey & Co., 6th and N. Y. ave.
Mrs. Bittz Swallows Poison and
Jumps Into the River.
FIRST ATTEMPT PROVES FATAL
Despondent "Widow Took r Dose of
Rough-on-Hats, But Fenrifig It
"Won Id Not Suffice, Tried Drowr
iiig Saved From the "Water, She
Dies, at the Hospital.
Caroline Eittz was determined to die.
She first swallowed a dose of rough on
rats, and, fearing that the terrible poison
would not end her existence, and with the
desire Tor water which rough on rats pro
duces, she rushed down to the wharf at
St. Elizabeth's and jumped into the river.
She was rescued, however, and died at
Providence Hospital a few hours later.
Mrs Bittz was a widow aud fifty nine
years old. Her husband has been dead for
a considerable time. She was alone iu
her little home ac Hillsdale yoterday
artermion, and llttl" is known of Ltr first
attempt to end her life.
She had purchased a box of rough on
rats several weeks ago to exterminate the
vermin from her home, and had used a
portion of the contents of the box for that
purpose. In the pantry of her home was
found a- glass in which she had mixed a
dose of the poison and swallowed it with
water. How much she took is not known,
but it was enough to cause her to die in
Few people paid any particular atten
tion to the woman as she hurried from
her home In Hillsdale down the streets to
ward the river. She was well known there
and in Anacostia, and no one suspected
her purpose. She attracted no especial
notice. Several persons saw her standing
on the wharf at St. Elizabeth's and re
membered afterwards that she acted in a
peculiar manner. She seemed to be shud
dering and shaking. It was the poison
throwing her into convulsions. Finally,
after stauding a few moments as if in
meditation, she walked to the end or
the pier, ga-ve a little scream and plunged
into the water.
Philip H. Kraft and his brother. John,
two young men who live in Anacotta,
were fishing off the wharf at the time,
and saw the woman leap. Quickly they
dropped their fishing tackle, and while one
of them shed his outer ganuents and dived
in after the suicide, the other hastened
for a ni-whoat and went to the rescue.
When the woman arose to the surface
young Kraft seized hold of her as she
was floundering about m the "water and
hold on until help arrived and relieved
The excitement soon caused a crowd to
assemble, as It was not then 4 o'clock
in the afternoon, and Dr. R. A. Tyles was
Policeman McMaster, of the Anacostia
substation, was near at hand and sent in
a call for au ambulance. It was some
little time iKjfore the wasn could drive
from No. G station, aud in the meantime
the physician revived tlu woman, and she
was conscious when admitted to Providence
Hospital. It was apparent to the physi
cians, however, that there was no hope
of her recovery.
The stomach pump was applied and
showed that she had swallowed a large
dose of the poison. She lingered until
shortly before 9 o'clock and died in con
vulsions and horrible agony.
So far as could be found last night the
suicide left no letter stating why the had
ended her life, and so far as could be
learned there is no apparent causj for her
suicide, unless it was that she realized
she was growing old and feared that she
would become a burden upon her friends.
Mrs. Bittz was a sister-in-law of Sergt.
Anthony Shilling, of the First precinct,
and he wn- called to Providence Hospital
a short time before she died- Coroner Can
was notified, and will investigate the
NEW TURKISH MINISTER.
All Foruhh Bey to Represeut the
Sultan at "Washington.
Paris, Sept. 19 It is announced here
that Ali Fonrkh Bey has been appointed
Turkish minister to America In succession
to Moustapha Tachain Bey, who was re
A dispatch received from Constantinople
at the beginning of the month stated that
Rifnat Bey, rccentlj councillor of the
Turkish embassy in London, had been ap
pointed to succeed Moustapha Tachsln Bey.
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HUB'S m UPHELD
Spanish Government Declines fo
Accept His Resignation.
INSURGENTS NEARING HAVANA
Mnnngnn, Three Miles From the
Cupltal, Ruided and the Spanish
Garrison Rooted War Paging
Fierce!- in Mntunzus Province--Several
Havana, Sept. 18, via Key West, Sept.
19.-It is learned from a reilabl source
that on Friday Gen. Weyler sent the fol
lowing cable dispatch to Gen. Azcarragar
"The reports received hereof the charge3
nude against me Iu Spain compel me tu
tender my resignation to jour excellency,
which will doubtless he accepted In casa
the government deems my recall necessary.
But I protest agaluit tlie assertion that I
have failed, or that I desire to relinquish
the command of the island on account of
any alleged lack of confidence in ray
ability to quell the re-volution. In case
the government doe not desire my re
call, I think it would produce good ro-'
milts if it should ratify its confidence. iu
The dispatch was immediately answered
by Azrarraga as rnllows:
"The government has teen informed of
your message, and decides that you remain,
While Acarraga is In power it Is very
likely, therefore, that Weyler will continue
to hold the erf Ice of captain general.
Gen. Raldomero Acosta has carried out
one of the most dashing enterprises ever
attempted by the Cubans around Havana.
On last Friday, with 600 men, he at
tacked the town of Managua, which ii
scarcely three miles from the capital, raided
the plare and captured all the arms aud
ammunition in the Spanish forts, after
having routed tbe Spanish garrison.
A detachment or Spanish regulars, which
came from the ward or Jesus del Monte
to the rescue or the town, was dispersed
by the Cubans. Though tills news is not
allowed to he published here, it Is now
well known by the public. The many
Spanish soldiers who were wounded In the
arf ray were brought on Saturday to the
capita!, and many persons saw the ambu
ance carts coming in.
Managua Is on the mala road to Havana,
the w-'wle way being controlled by Gen.
Acosta ac present. The vegetable egjgs
and fowls on the way to market in tho
city are now seized by the insurgents ac
Managuu. Famine is spreadiog rapidly
in the city. Last week twelve persoa
died of hunger, and many are at present
starving to death.
At Jaruco, Havana province, fourteen
paciflcos .vere killed yesterday by the
Spanish troops. They bad all been in
habitants of the town for many years
and were highly esteemed by their neigh
bors. In Santiago de Cuba province the
Cubans are w inning victory after victory.
Two S panish forces at Yareyal wore de
stroyed on September 10, beim? killed to
a man. The garrisons were composed of
guerrilleros, or Spanish Irregulars, and they
were sentenced to death by the Insurgents
on account of their raids upon Cuban hos
pitals. At Guoslmal, in the same province, the
Spanish battalion of Asia was also baiily
dereated on the ame day in a sharp en
gagement lasting four hours. It is re
ported as a great Cuban victory.
The war is waging furiously in Matanzas
province. Yesterday a strong engage
ment took place at Alcaneia, in that prov
ince, between the Spanish under Major
Alden and the Cubans under Col. Fiallo
Thr capture of the town of Plncetas. San
ta Clan, by Gen. Gomez, is confirmed.
Gomez seized all tne supplies in the town,
captured a taluahle Spanish convoy bound
for Pl&cetas and then retired.
WKY'LEU OFFFNDS TWO NATIONS-
Danish and German Consnls Pre
sent Demands for Apologies.
New York. Sept 19. -A dispatch to the
Press from Havana says: "The house of
Fernando Heidrich, the Danish consul at
Matanzas. who is visiting in the United
States, recently was vl-ited by the police
and o revolver and a. number of documents
which were found in his desk seized-
"The Danish consul general at Havana,
upoa learning of the raid, protested to
Captain General Weyler, and demanded
an apology. The German consul at Ma
tanzas, Louis Gerken. also demanded an
apology within twenty-four hours rrom the
civil governor or the province, asserting
that Heidritl: was a German subject.
"The governor denied that he had or
dered the raid and attributed it to the
war department. The German consulthea
notified the military Juuge, Leon Martin,
to return the- revolver and apologize, but
the judge replied that he would consult
with Captain General Weyler before he
took iiny action in the matter.
"The captaia general has not been heard
from as yet. It is said that tho house was
occupied by the Danish consul and that It
conralneO only the property of the con
sulate." NEGROES DEMAND RECOGNITION.
Baltimore Preacher Urges Them to
Hold a Conference.
Baltimore, Sept. 19.-That the negro
voters of this city are determined to de
mand recognition from the white leaders
of the Republican party was shown by
the sermons preached by negro preachers la
all the colored churches today, and at one
in particular the matter was taken up la
a most pointen manner.
At John Wesley Af. E. Church, the Rev.
Dr. Lyon, considered a lead r of his race
in this State, advised the colored leaders
to hold a conte-rence and formulate their
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