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VOLUME LXXVIII.-NO. 42.
SACKED THE CONVENT.
Outrages Upon Ameri-
can Missionaries in
ATTACKED BY REBELS.
Bishop, Priests and Nuns Made
Captive and Probably
FRIAKS STABBED AND BEATEN.
Father Fraser and Three Sisters Es
cape From the Place After Un
dergoing Great Hardships.
NEW YORK, N. V., July 11.— Sisters
of Mercy Genevieve, Josephine and Fran
ces and Father A. M. Feeser, a missionary,
arrived here to-day from Colon on the
Columbian line steamship Allianca. The
sisters proceeded to St. Walburga's con
vert at Elizabeth, N. J., which they left
eisiht years ago to go to Ecuador and
found a mission school under the manage
ment of Bishop Schumaker, who has
established missions at Jipijapa, Bahia,
Decaraguez, Rocafuerte and Calceta.
In the late revolution in Eucador the
Bishop, his priests and the nuns engaged
in missionary work suffered very great
indignities. Sisters Genevieve, Josephine
and Frances and Sister Gertrude, a native of
Eucador, who afterward remained at Bahia,
barely escaped from the country with their
lives, and they greatly fear that Bishop
Schumaker has been assassinated.
Sister Genevieve, who is 30 years old, is
the superior of the mission at Calceta,
which was founded three years ago. Two
months ago the revolution extended to
Calceta and frequent skirmishes occurred
there. Bishop Schumaker, with six
priests, was on his way to Quito and
stopped at the convent on June 20 to call
on the sisters and take dinner. The revo
lutionists, who bitterly hated the Bishop,
determined to capture him and invaded the
town with 400 men, under command of a
brother of Alford. the leader of the revo
lution. They surrounded the convent and
demanded admission, which was refused.
On the next day, June 21, a second de
mand was made for the Bishop's sur
render, and threats were made to burn
the convent if the demand was not com
plied with. Bisnop Schumaker, in order
to protect the lives of the nuns, gave him
self up to the soldiers, and, with three of
his priests, was led away. Three priests
remained in the convent to protect the
nuns, as the demonstrations were still
That afternoon a detachment of 600 Gov
ernment soldiers entered Calceta and gave
battle to the rebels. "When the latter saw
the troops coming part of them rushed
back to the convent and began to batter in
the doors. Sister Genevieve, who had
locked the doors, opened a window, and,
displaying the American flag, called on
the insurgents to desist. A volley of yells
and corses was the reply of the mob.
"I warn you," cried the plucky nun,
"that we are Americans under the protec
tion of the United States flag, and you will
disgrace your country in the eyes of the
civilized world by this violence toward de
fenseless, unoffending women."
"Down with the flag," yelled the crowd,
and it redoubled its efforts to break in the
The sisters, thinking their hour had
come, made their way to the upper part of
the convent, where they fell upon their
knees and began to pray. The doors were
broken and the mob swarmed up the
stairs. The priests were knocked down
and cruelly beaten with the butts of mus
kets, and one, Father Angel, a Capuchine
friar, was stabbed twice in the back and
sank to the floor. He was carried out un
conscious. The other two were bound
with ropes, and one insurgent raised his
machete to bring it down upon a priest's
head, when Sister Genevieve sprang for
ward, and, holding forth hf-r hands to re
ceive the blow, implored the insurgent not
to kill him.
The priests were dragged away and the
nuns were ordered to leave. When they
remonstrated they, too, were dragged
down the stairs to the street, their clothing
being badly torn and cut with knives. All
the furniture and other contents of the
convent were broken up and the building
By this time the fighting had become
sharp in the streets between the insurgents
and the soldiers. The unfortunate sisters
were exposed to a shower of bullets, and
how they escaped being shot was nothing
short of miraculous. They finally obtained
refuge that night in a lady's house. The
routed insurgents set fire to the town in
their retreat, and the four nuns were
obliged with their host to abandon the
house and fly to the country for safety.
Tney got shelter in another house, where
they were concealed for three days, the
insurgents meanwhile searching for them.
When they got a favorable chance they
entered a canoe at 5 o'clock on the morn
ing of June 24 and paddled for twelve
hours until they reached Bahia Docara
guez, where they told their story to the
captain of the British steamer Challa,
which plies between Bahia and Panama.
They had very little money, but the cap
tain agreed to take them to Panama for
what they had.
In boarding the steamer at Bahia in a
rowboat one of the oars broke and they
were swept away by the current. The crew
of the steamer gave them up for lost, but
their boat was blown ashore by the wind,
and they were rescued and taken aboard
in another boat.
When they reached Panama they told
their tale to the American Consul, who ren
dered them all the assistance in his power,
and gave them money enough to reach the
United States. He even wanted to take up
a collection for them in Panama, but they
declined to permit him to do this. They
have nothing but words of praise for the
kind and generous manner in which they
were treated by the officers of the Allianca.
Sister Genevieve expresses the fear that
the Bishop and the six priests who were
with him at Calceta have ail been slain by
The San Francisco Call.
the revolutionists. She added, after telling
"There are twenty-two other nuns in the
three missions of our order in Ecuador,
and we fear for their safety also."
OOVZ.U WAS FROZEN OUT.
Angry Because Be Could Sot Join the
NEW YORK, N. V., July 11.-There
will be some hot work between the De
fender and the Vigilant as soon as they can
be brought together, and the latter will be
pushed to the utmost, says a morning
It is commonly accepted as a fact that
Commodore George Gould wanted to be in
the Defender syndicate. It is in the same
manner commonly accepted as a fact that
he was frozen out. The sequel of the story
is that Commodore Gould has confided in
E. A. Willard and one or two other friends
that he is willing to spend a corner of his
fortune in putting the Vigilant into the
very finest kind of trim, providing her
with the best crew obtainable for the pur
pose of beating the Defender in the trial
races, and wresting from Messrs. Morgan,
Iselin and Vanderbilt the honor of defend
ing the America cup against the Valkyrie
PROVIDENCE. R. 1., July 11. -The
Vigilant and the Defender did not race to
day on account of the absence in New
York of E. A. Willard, manager of the
former. If Willard returns in time the
race between the two yachts will take place
MURDERED WHILE ASLEEP.
John Quigley Killed for His Money by a
DEMING. N.M., July 11.— Intelligence
has just been received that John Quigley,
formerly a resident of Deming, has been
murdered near Corritas ranch, Old Mexico,
wnile asleep. The deed was committed on
the 25th of June, and a piok was used, his
head being nearly split open.
His partner, "Bill" Davis, is strongly
suspected of the crime. Quigley was
known to have $800, a gold watch and
other personal property. Both men were
working the Dos Cabesas mine on a lease.
The mine did not pay.
Robbery was the motive, as the money
and property were gone when the body
was found. Davis had no money when he
left Doming about two months ago, but
iie returned last week with plenty, and
told conflicting stories about his separa
tion from Quigley. Davis left for the
West Tuesday, Before his pursuers reached
here. Officers are now in pursuit, and, the
suspected party being well known, he will
undoubtedly be captured.
.Quigley was highly respected. Davis
had a bad reputation.
SWEPT BY FOREST FIRES
Michigan Towns Wiped Out
by a Raging Torrent of
Hundreds of People Flee for Their
Lives, Leaving- Their Homes
to the Flames.
DETROIT, Mich., July 11.— The upper
part of the lower peninsula of Michigan is
dotted to-night with savage forest fires.
Already the lumber towns of Wallin, up
in Benzie County, and Cleary, another lit
tle town, have been leveled to the ground,
several people have been badly burned
and no one knows how far the damage
has extended. The Thumb has been in
vaded and the town of Kinder is girded
with fire and ashes, and black leaves are
sifting down on the deserts to the north.
Wallin, as far as can be learned, is totally
destroyed. The Sullivan Lumber Com
pany's mills there and 2,000,000 feet of
lumber are burned, together with thirty
houses that made up the little settlement.
The people lost all they had. Most of
them are at Tbompsonville, a neighboring
town. They are said to be in a greatly ex
hausted condition. No deaths are as yet
reported from that point.
Two Chicago and West Michigan trains
are blocked by the fire just below Wallin
and telegraph poles are down.
Late to-night intelligence came that
Cleary, a small lumber town near Wallin,
was burned this evening. The tires which
have been burning for several days sud
denly grew worse, and before the inhabi
tants were aware of it they were nearly
hemmed in. They made a rush from the
burning town, and, as far as is known, left
no one behind. Several people were badly
burned, but it is thought no lives were
From Kindee in the Thumb, where the
great forest rires occurred a few years ago,
came the most alarming reports. The
town is surrounded by flames that every
moment are sweeping nearer the place.
The news as sent from towns near by is
that the people of Kindee are wetting the
roofs of their houses and plastering the
sides with wet blankets ir the hope that
they may save all they have in the world.
It is feared that the town will go, and mes
sages urging the people to flee for their
lives have been sent from several places.
Reports from Traverse City, Charlevoix
and the other towns are all of the same
tenor — that the fires have been burning for
over two weeks, and that a sudden strong
wind has fanned them into alarming ac
tivity. Already a number of farmhouses
have been burned, and the people are com
ing into town, telling that they have lost
all they had on earth.
Later reports from the extreme western
edge of the State are that there is a little
improvement, but it is feared that the hot
cinders have worked havoc among the
famous orchards of that vicinity.
CHINESE IX A. MOT.
Axe; Clubn and Stone* Freely Used in
DENVER, Colo., July 11.-There was a
bloody riot in the Chinese quarter of the
city this morning. The police, when they
arrived on the scene in response to a riot
call, found twenty Chinamen fighting sav
agely with axes, knives, clubs and stones,
but when the wagon came in view they
scattered to hiding places.
Sam Lung Wan, the owner of an opium
den, was wounded in the head and may
die. He was hit with an ax by his rival
in business, May Gow, who has not been
caught. Gow's place had been raided and
he accused his victim of being the instiga
tor. The other rioters were followers'^
Charged With Embezzlement.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, July 11.-M.
J. Clump has been arrested at Boise, Idaho,
on the charge of embezzling funds of Clal
lam County, Wash. He was treasurer of
the county and is said to be $42,000 short.
He was arrested last January, but escaped!
He claims that the failure of the bans in
which the funds were deposited worked
SAN FRANCISCO, FRIDAY MORNING, JULY 12, 1895.
TRINITY'S TEAM WINS.
New College Beaten in
the Challenge Cup
TWO LENGTHS AHEAD.
Cornell's Conquerors Again
Prove Their Staying
ITHACANS NOT DISCOURAGED.
Americans In England Provide
Funds for Two Crews to Com
pete In 1896.
HENLEY -ON -THE -THAMES, Ej?g.,
July 11.— Cornell's conqueror, the Trinity
Hall crew, has won the Grand challenge
cup. The final heat of the series of the
races for that much-prized trophy was
raced this afternoon at 2 o'clock. The
contestants were the Trinity Hall and the
New College eights. The* Trinity Hall
crew won by two lengths.
The Cornell boys replied never a word to
all the taunts and insults which greeted
them, the defeated guests of the Henley
Regatta Association ; but this morning all
the Cornell sympathizers at Henley— and
they amount to 500 in number and $50,
--000,000 in wealth— held a meeting here at
the quarters of the Cornell crew. They
resolved, subject to the approval of the
University of Ithaca, to send two crews to
Henley in 1596. The necessary funds were
arranged for. A number of trustees, pro
fessors and other supporters were present
and the utmost enthusiasm prevailed.
The crowds at Henley to-day were much
smaller than on the two previous days.
And this, too, in spite of the fact that the
winners of the various trophies were to be
decided to-day. The defeat of the Cornell
crew has robbed the ending of the regatta
of much of its attractions. Not only all
Americans were absent, but thousands of
English men and women were not seen in
their accustomed places.
The first event was the final heat of the
Ladies' plate. The Eton College won the
plate easily, defeating the St. John's boat
from Oxford by four lengths. Time, 7:25.
The next event was the final heat for the
S.eward challenge cup. The Thames Row
ing Club's crew was defeated by two
lengths. The Londoners led a little to the
island when they went over to the Thames
side of the river. They did not stay there
long, however, but steered back to their
own water just above the island. At the
Rectory the Londoners' canvas showed a
little in front of the Thames boat. Both
cockswains were steering badly, but des
pite this fault the London crew was draw
ing slowly ahead. At the three-quarters
the Thames boat went over to the Lon
dons' water in the middle of the river, but
this did not do them any good. At the
mile London was a clear length ahead and
going eas}\ The Thames boat stopped at
the press box. Time, 7:45.
The sixth heat of the contest for the
Thames challenge cup was won by the
Molesey crew, which beat the Kingston
The seventh heat of the Thames chal
lenge cup was won by the Nereua Boat
Club of the Amsterdam university, beat
ing St. John's (Oxford) ciew.
In the final of the race for the silver gob
lets Guy and Vivian Nickalls of the Lon
don Rowing Club defeated W. Broughton
and E. D. Muttlebury, the Thames Row
ing Club's team.
In the final heat for the Grand challenge
cup Trinity Hall had the Bucks side and
the New College boat was aeainst the
Berkshire shore. Trinity struck out at a
41 stroke and New College at 42. The lat
ter drew awwy and got its canvas ahead of
the Trinity boat at the foot of the island,
but they barely had that advantage at the
top of the island. At the quarter-mile
mark they had regained the advantage,
and maintained it past the rectory to the
half mile. At the Fawley Court boat
house, which they reached in 3:41, the
boats were almost exactly even.
Trinity now began to draw away, and at
the three-quarters of a mile mark had a
lead of a few feet, which she steadily in
creased. At Bushby Gate Trinity was a
•'THE SLEEPING BEAUTY - SHE MUST BE AROUSED OB HER
GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY WILL. BE CAPTURED BY WIDE-AWAKE
[Reproduced from an engraving in the Lot Angeles Herald.]
quarter of a length ahead, at the mile a
little more than that, and at the Isthmian
clubhouse half a length. The New Col
lege men buckled down to their work, and
the finish was a terrific one, resulting in
Trinitys winning by only a third of a
length. Time. 7:30.
The final heat of the Visitors challenge
cup was won by Trinity College (Oxford),
beating Trinity Hall (Cambridge).
The final heat for the Thames challenge
cup was won by the Nereus Boat Club of
Amsterdam University, beating the
Molesey Rowing Club.
The final heat for the silver goblets be
tween the Nickalls brothers and Muttle
bury and Broughton was unsatisfactory,
and the question of rowing the heat over
The final heat for the Twifold challenge
cup was won by the London Rowing Club,
which beat first Trinity (Cambridge).
In the final heat for the diamond sculls,
the Hon. Rupert Guinness of the London
Rowing Club beat Guy Nickalls of the
London Club, the holder of the trophy, in
the most exciting race of the day.
Guinness' time was 9:11. Nickalls held
the diamond sculls in 1888, 1889, 1890, 1893
and 1894. His best time over the course
was 8:36, made in 1888.
When the regatta closed the course be
came congested with boats and Henley
gave itself up to gayety. In the evening
there were displays of fireworks and many
social gatherings in the town and on many
houseboats that line the river.
FORCED HIM TO RETRACT.
A Pretty Bloomerite Resents a
Remark About Her
The Man Who Insulted Her Apolo
gizes at the Point of a
PALM BEACH, Fla., July 11.— Mrs.
Nelson Young covered A. G. McDonald
with a pistol to-day and forced him to re
tract unpleasant remarks he had made
Mrs. Young is a handsome woman and
an expert bicyclist. Recently she appeared
in a "stunning" bloomer costume, which
was greatly admired by everybody except
McDonald. He said no modest woman
would appear in such a garb. When Mrs.
Young heard of the remark she went to
McDonald's store, thrust a pistol in his
face and demanded an apology. McDon
ald hesitated, but the woman handled the
revolver so carelessly that he soon made
the required apology. She also forced Mc-
Donald to sign a card for publication re
tracting all unpleasant remarks.
Tne parties are prominent and are mem
bers of the same church.
RATE WAR THREAXEXED.
One Texaa Road Starts the Trouble With
a Big Jte&uettot^. .'. 'l^'-j . • •
CHICAGO, 111., July kx.—&s a result of
the recent action of, the Texas ' and J Pacific
in putting in what is practically a one-fare
rate for the round trip to New York I there
is a chance that Texas rates may become
demoralized. Already the Missouri, Kan
sas and Texas has given notice that in or
der to meet this rate it will put in a $15
rate to St. Louis.
Chairman Caldwell of the Western Lines'
Passenger Association has sent out to all
the lines in his jurisdiction copies of letters
received from the Chicago and Great West
ern and the Minneapolis and St. Louis roads
offering evidence that they were not re
sponsible, as has been stated in some
quarters, for the extension of tickets to the
Christian Endeavor convention at Boston.
Copies were also sent to the Soo line, which
is virtually interested in the controversy.
It is not true, as printed in some of the re
ports of the difficulties, that Chairman
Caldwell has fixed the responsibility for
the present entanglement on the Soo line.
Western traffic managers and tne heads
of traffic associations are not worrying
much about the notice which has been
served on them by the Interstate Com
merce Commission, that they must
not form any pooling combinations,
whether with a money-forfeit clause or
not. The notice is merely a reassertion of
the law on the subject, and as most pools
are made in violation of this law the situa
tion ia neither better nor worse than it was
Calif orniana in JVeu» York.
NEW YORK, N. V., July 11.—Califor
nians registering at the hotels to-day were:
Mrs. L. Dearborn of San Francisco at the
Brunswick, 0. L. Poucher of San Francisco
at the Ashland, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Rose
well of San Francisco at the Belvidere, H.
J. Maxwell of San Francisco at the Grand.
New York Bankers Talk
on the Financial
SILVER MEN DENOUNCED.
Abusive Epithets Applied to
Champions of the White
YATES PRONOUNCES A EULOGY.
The Omaha Capitalist Redundant
With Praise for the Gotham
SARATOGA, N. V.. July 11.— The sec
ond day's session of the New York State
Bankers' Association was called to order
this morning by President Cornwall. Hon.
Michael H. Harter of Ohio was introduced
and spoke on "Sound Money."
"The bankers of London," he said, "do
the business of the earth, which the bank
ers of the United States ought to do. We
have had calamity after calamity, while
England has had nothing of this sort be
cause the standard of value there is always
C. W. Yates, president of the Nebraska
National Bank of Omaha, followed Mr.
Harter. After an historical discussion of
the financial history of the world Mr.
Yates paid his respects to the free-silver
men. He then continued as follows:
The result in the recent Democratic State
Convention in Kentucky is a cheering sign for
the sound-money side aud indicates the begin
ning of the end. It foreshadows the principles
which that great party will again promulgate
in the platform to be adopted next year. This
action for sound money on the part of the
Democrats, however, should have been ex
pected from the history and principles of that
organization since its establishment as a dis
tinct political party in the time of Andrew
Jackson. That portion of them who may be
called the old Democrats and who still control
its majority have seldom been misled upon the
money question, and held sound money as a
distinctive feature of their faith. These old
Democrats still rule in the West as well as in
the East. When the demand for flat money
was at its height and was especially strong in
what are called the Granger States the Democ
racy of Nebraska, under the leadership of one
of the ablest editors and writers we have ever
known in the West — a native of New York and
an intimate friend of Horatio Seymour—de
clared for sound money in their State conven
tion of 1875, just two years after the great
panic of 1873.
The free-silver craze, however, is not con
fined in the W«t to Democrats aud Populists.
The latter are largely made up from the Repub
lican party, and where bo many have preceded
them, others may follow. Silver Republican
leagues are being formed and silver talk among
Republicans is widespread, and perhaps more
dangerous from the fact that with them the
discussion on the sound-money side is prac
tically silent, and the insiduous falsehoods
It seems certain that a desperate attempt
will be made to capture the Republican Na
tional convention by the free-silver side. The
politicians, of whom many admit that they are
unable to understand the question, are trim
ming their sails for any breeze. The question
may yet cause more trouble with the Republi
can party than it will with the Democratic.
The campaign of education and discussion
must, therefore, be pressed as never before,
and without regard to party ties. We can have
no return of the prosperity to which this coun
try is entitled until this threatened danger to
all commercial and manufacturing enterprises
is removed from political discussion.
If silver is to be restored to its lost place as
money like gold, it can only be accomplished
by international agreement. In National mat
ters, just as in all public matters of narrower
concern, some active energy must be exerted
to produce effect. The United States has the
power to invoke international action in the
matter, and its interest as a producer of silver,
as well as the fact that it maintains more silver
in circulation than any nation in the world,
demands that it should take the initiative and
formulate some practical plan and press its
The stock of gold is ample to transact the
business of the world and there Is no actual
requirement for the use of any other metallic
or standard money, although no loss and some
benefits would follow the concurrent use of
silver aside from what I have indicated. Free
coinage at this time at any ratio would be im
practicable. No Government could be induced
to open its mints to silver at the old ratio.
Equally impracticable would be coinage at a
So far as our National currency ia concerned
it is not a privilege of sufficient value to be
worth contending for. If the financial basis of
the country is assured we can afford to have
the note-issuing privilege repealed, with the
exception of such limited volume as may be re
quired to continue our National organization
as banks of deposit and discount. These re
sults, if accomplished, it is true, would be
the reverse of the policy of taking the Govern
ment out of the banking business by retiring
the legal-tender notes; but, on the other hand,
it would take the banks out of politics, which
is of greater importance.
This association, here present, represents the
Empire State of the Union— a State, which in
its financial and commercial resources, ia to
the other States what this great country is it
self to the balance of the world— the power,
the lever, which may direct and control the
determination of these great public questions.
You are the leaders of the bankers of the
country. You may not be "Wall street" (the
term so opprobriously applied by the enemies
of sound money), but you own and control
Wall street, and therefore the name may not
be improperly applied to you. The bankers of
the country are not ashamed of this leadership.
We are proud of Wall street; we see nothing
in your record which is faulty. You deal only
with facts accomplished, and you direct and
control the results of these facts as best you
may, and in it all you hold the business ot the
country on the true line of financial safety and
commercial prosperity. With you, and through
you, the Occident and the Orient meet— here
the clash of commercial activity occurs from
which prices are evolved. It is your province
and in your power to give force and direction
by word and example to local opinions which
combine to produce great public results. This
power, which is especially yours, is greater than
you realize. It has been exerted in the past
with judgment and discretion, and it may be
depended upon in the future.
The only criticism that may be offered Is
that, conservative in your actions as bankers
always are, you may go slower than necessary,
and your influence may at times be passively
or indifferently exercised, while the active
propaganda of communism and financial
anarchy works incessantly, molding and form
ing what public opinion it can in favor of its
destructive plans. The delay in final decision
means continued financial doubt and depres
sion, commercial and manufacturing apathy
and decay. In tno end jour views must pre
vail, because they are founded upon the solid
basis of human happiness and prosperity, and
this country is too great and too intelligent to
permit of any other decision being possible ex
cept that which insures these results.
Wnen Mr. Yates had concluded James
Cannon, vice-president of the Fourth
National Bank of New York, delivered the
opening address in the discussion of the
subject of "Losses from bad debts and the
part taken by statements from borrowers
in preventing loss." Following the ad
dress of Mr. Cannon several papers were
discussed. The report of the committee on
sound money was carried.
A resolution was carried favoring the
appointment of a Government commission
under authority of Congress to study and
report a comprehensive currency system.
After the election of officers Niagara Falls
was selected as the next meeting-place and
the convention adjourned.
HELD BY CUBAN REBELS
Attempt by Insurgents to Im
press a Correspondent
Frank Woodward Cialms That
American Consul Beela Refused
NEW YORK, N. V., July 11.— Frank R.
E. Woodward, the Cuban war corre
spondent who was said to have been killed
in Cuba, was a passenger on the steamer
Araaudhu, which arrived at quarantine
early this morning.
Woodward left New York last April as
correspondent of the Morning Journal.
He was twice captured by the Spanish
soldiers, but escaped. While with the in
surgent array under Maceo he lost his
money and papers. He was detained by
the Cubans, who tried to make him serve.
After making his escape from the Cuban
army he managed with difficulty to reach
Banes, near Gibara, where he applied to
Captain Walker of the British steamer
Ardandhu for protection and assistance,
the United States Consul at Gibara refus
ing to recognize him as an American cit
Woodward complains bitterly of his
treatment by the United States Consul at
Gibara, Jose H. Beela, who, he claims,
holds a commission in the Spanish army.
Beela declined to investigate Mr. Wood
ward's story by communicating with San
tiago de Cuba, where, Woodward stated,
his papers had been filed with Consul
Hyatt, and insultingly declared that all
American reporters were hired by the
Cubans to write lies. He strongly recom
mended Mr. Woodward to give himself up
to the Spaniards, which would have meant
close confinement at this time. Captain
Walker then promised Woodward protec
tion under the British flag in the face of
all obstacles and took him away.
PA.LMA. IS HOPEFUL.
Confident That the Cuhana Will Secure
NEWBURGH, N. V., July 11.— Senor
Tomas Estrada Palms, whose election
as Civil Representative in place of Jose
Marti, who was killed in Cuba, \3 an
nounced, conducts a large educational in
stitution for boys in Central Valley, Orange
County, N. Y. He was found seated on
the veranda of his residence with his wife
and three of his five children when a re
porter called tnere last evening. He is a
slightly built man, 60 years old. When
asked if he would say anything regarding
his election, he said:
"I have not yet received the official noti
fication of my election 1 as Civil Represent
ative of Cuba to fill the place of the la
mented Marti. All I know about it is
what is in the newspapers. I shall ac
cept the office, and will do all in my
power to further the interests of Cuban in
"After the death of Senor Marti the rev
olutionary party had no representative and
could not take as active steps in pushing
the movement along as it will soon be en
abled to take. The party is formed offi
cially by the delegates, the treasurer and
the representatives. They appoint a sec
retary. Senor Guerra Quesada has done
his full duty and to the satisfaction of the
party in the office of secretary. We will
be glad if he would accept the same posi
When asked the reason for the present
outbreak of his countrymen he said:
"This is the natural movement of an
American country that has been badly
ruled by a European power. Naturally,
if the country is in condition to improve
its Government we will do all in our power
to afford Cuba that opportunity. We will
not spare any sacrifices to be successful in
"As the United States is an American
country also, it is natural for Cuba to
expect the substantial help of these peo
ple and the Government here. Even
more— l think the United States Govern
ment is bound, for the sake of humanity
and Christianity, to acknowledge the bel
ligerency of the revolutionists, because
in taking such steps this country can
avert the bloodshed of the Cubans, and
of the Spaniards, too. It would also tend
to prevent the destruction of a great
deal of property in the island of Cuba. I
think also that it is to the interest of the
United States to help the cause of the in
dependence of Cuba, because that country
is commercially annexed to this. I think
that with the independence of Cuba the
commercial interests of the two countries
would be greatly benefited.
"I am very firm in the belief that the
Cubans will gain their independence. The
great body of them are determined to win
in the present struggle. They cannot
enter into any negotiations with the
Spanish except to acknowledge their inde
pendence. If this should fail the Cubans
will undertake another and another until
finally they will succeed."
Signor Palma said in conclusion that he
intended to remain in Central Valley for
REB ELS VICTOJtIO US.
Spanish Troops Defeated in a Battle
NEW YORK, N. V.. July 12.— A special
cable dispatch to the Herald from Santiago
de Cuba says: A battle between tne insur
gents and Spanish troops has been fought
near the city of Bayamo. The Govern
ment troops were defeated.
A battle has also been fought near Hol
guin, the result of which is not yet known.
On account of the prevalence of yellow
fever here the United States cruiser Atlanta
is holding no communication with the
shore. After coaling she will go on a cruise
to Salcedo and back.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
CULL ON MR. PLATT.
Candidates Besiege the
Home of the Ex-
FOUR IN A SINGLE DAY.
New Yorkers Wonder What the
Visit of the Politicians
SEXTON MAKES A PREDICTION.
Says Harrison and Morton Will
Again Lead the Republican
Hosts to Victory.
NEW YORK, N. V.. July 11.—Ex-Presi
dent Harrison arrived in this city unex
pectedly this afternoon. He sauntered
quietly into the Fifth-avenue Hotel at 4
o'clock in the afternoon and with a nod of
recognition to the clerk, signed his name
on the register. Then he went upstairs to
his room, parlor 171. It was all done so
quickly and unobtrusively that the poli
ticians who make the hotel corridors their
headquarters had scarcely time to catch
their breaths before the ex-President was
As General Harrison entered the public
dining-room two hours later he ran across
General Alger. After dining the ex-Presi
dent and his secretary went out for a
stroll. On his return he told newspaper
men who called upon him that he had
stopped off for a day or two while on his
way to the Adirondacks. He may leave
for the first chain of lakes to-morrow, and
before departing may call upon Artist
Johnson to take a peep at the portrait that
gentleman has just finished of the ex-
General Harrison will pass nearly a
month, and perhaps longer, in the moun
tains. He says his visit to New York haa
nothing whatever to do with politics, but
the presence here simultaneously of Gen
eral Harrison and General Alger, both
Presidential possibilities, as well of
General James S. Clarkson, the per
sonal representative of Senator William B.
Allison, lowa's favorite son; National
Committeeman Samuel Fessenden of Con
necticut, who is booming Thomas B. Reed,
and other leaders, kept political tongues
wagging this evening at an alarming rate.
General Alger had called on ex-Senator
Platt, and so haa Messrs. Clarkson and
Fessenden. There was a deal of specula
tion as to what was up. General Alger
laughed merrily when questioned about
his visit to Platt.
"Why," said he, "Mr. Platt and I are
the warmest kind of friends. I always
call upon him when I come to the city."
General Clarkson thought it peculiar
that any interest should be attached to his
presence in town just now. He was more
than pleased, however, at the news that
the lowa State convention had given Alli
son's Presidential boom such a magnificent
boost, and told New Yorkers that they
must keep a very sharp lookout, for the
Hawkeye Statesman would run away with
everything worth having at the next
Fessenden, as well as the others, ap
peared to be not a little worried about
what they heard of Governor Morton'a
prodigious strength in the East.
General Clarkson and General Alger
left for Long Branch to-night. Clarkson
has a cottage there and General Alger will
probably be his guest for a few days.
General Clarkson has invited ex-Senator
Flatt to visit him while at the seaside.
Platt may run down while General Alger
"Republicans up the State are ready and
anxious for the next campaign to begin.
They are thoroughly united and will cer
tainly give a splendid account of them
selves," was Lieutenant-Governor Sexton's
reply yesterday to a reporter's query about
alleged factional quarrels in th c interior.
"Yes," he continued, "the ticket which
won so handsomely in 1894 will, I think,
be renominated, and my judgment is that
it will win by a good majority. The out
look for the Legislature is exceedinely en
couraging. I think by hard and effective
work we can gain control of both
NEW ORLEANS-COLON LINE
The Panama Company to Es-
tablish a New Steam-
Vessels From the Gulf to Connect
With Its New York and San
NEW ORLEANS, La., July 11.— The
Panama Railroad Company will establish
a steamship line between here and Colon
to begin operation August 15. The Whole
sale Grocers' Association of New Orleans
started a line to Colon some weeks ago and
the initial trip proved very successful, but
the line was abandoned when the Southern
Pacific surrendered and granted New
Orleans the same rate as New York.
The Panama Railroad Company has
taken up the scheme and will run vessels
to Colon to connect with its line to San
Francisco and New York. The first vessels
will be of 1500 tons burden, and the fleet
will be increased as the business improves.
The railroad company declares that the
line is to be a permanent one.
FRAUD IS ALLEGED.
Sequel to the Recent Failure of a Chicago
CHICAGO, 111., July 11.— Fraud is now
charged in the "Leader' department-store
failure. A capias has been issued for Paul
Dornburg, Lipman Glick and Joseph
Homer, members of the firm, upon affi
davit of J. V. Farwell & Co., charging the
dry-goods firm with having made false
statements in regard to its credit and ob
taining goods on the statement. Glick was
arrested and gave bail in the sum of $12,
--000. The other members are expected to
come in during the day and give bail.