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VOLUME LXXVIII.-NO. 43.
BATTLE IN FORMOSA
Fierce Fighting on the
Island Has Been
ATTACKED BY CHINESE.
Fierce Conflict at Hainchu, in
Which the Japanese
HEAVY LOSS OF ASSAILANTS.
Two Hundred Chinese Killed and
a Large Number Taken
LONDON, Erg., July 12.— A dispatch
from Yokohama to the Pall Mall Gazette
says that a band of 700 Chinese made an
attack on the Japanese at Hainchu, For
mosa, on Wednesday, July 10, and were
repulsed after a short fight with a loss of
200 killed. A large number were taken
prisoners. The Japanese lost but eleven
THE FIGRTISG IN FORMOSA.
J'iUage and Murder Mark the Departure
of the Chinese.
TOKIO, jAPAir, June 29.— The resistance
offered by the Chinese in Formosa to Jap
anese occupation has been perfectly con
sistent with the record of their compatriots
in Manchuria and Shantung. Great things
were expected from an army animated, as
the defenders of Formosa should have
been, by a genuine sentiment of patriot
ism. All the other Chinese forces had gone
to pieces because they were a mere rabble
of needy loafers, caring nothing for coun
try and everything for coin. But in For
mosa a republic had been established, and
its troops would surely fight for country
The Japanese programme was to divide
the task of pacifying the island between
the two brigades of the Division of Guards
constituting the force of occupation. The
north part of the island was to be taken
first, and after its subjugation by the first
brigade the second brigade was to follow
from Port Arthur and direct its attack
against Taiwan and Takao in the south.
Little difficulty attended the performance
of the duty assigned to the first brigade.
Landing on the northeast coast, it marched
first against Kelung, and thence via Tai
peh to Tamsui and Banka on the north
west. The Japanese. 4000 strong, divided
into two columns at a point about 11 miles
from the place, and advanced from the j
north and east. - - - .
As for the Chinese troops, they garri
soned the forts, with the exception of a
body of Cantonese, who encamped outside
the town commanding the southward ap
proaches. Not one of the forts offered any
resistance worthy of the name. The
Japanese marched in, singing their na
tional anthem, and the Chinese ran out as
if the very sound of the song was unen
durable. Had the Japanese advanced in a
more leisurely manner, it is probable that
not a shot need have been fired, for the
Chinamen were making preparations to
decamp when their assailants surprised
The garrison's hottest half hour was
when the crowd of fugitives streamed past
the Cantonese encampment, escaping
southward ; for the Kwantuug men opened
fire on the runaways and compelled many
of them to retrace their steps, leaving
about fifty dead or dying on the ground.
It was altogether the worst parody of
fighting witnessed during the" war. A
dozen killed and twice as many wounded
represented the Japanese loss, and the
casualties on the Chinese side aggregated
about 500. An accidental explosion of
dynamite cost the Japanese more lives
than did the bullets of their foes, and the
cause of their greatest suffering was that
they had to march in.heavy cloth uniforms
throughout the sweltering heat of a June
day in Formosa.
As usual the surgeons and nurses of the
Japanese Red Cross Hospital were ready
' to discharge their errand of mercy even
' before the fighting had ceased. With un
bounded surprise the Chinese found that
absolutely no distinction was made be
tween the wounded of either side in these
On the sth of June, just two days after
the capture of Kelung, the President
of the Formosan Republic, bid fare
well to that ephemeral affair and ab
sconded to rejoin his famifc- in China. He
covered his flight by the usual infallible
expedient, a shower of silver. Fifty thous
and dollars distributed among hi.s body
guard purchased these gentlemen's con
nivance, and at 1 a. m. the President and
ex-Governor was non-inventus. His ex
ample was speedily followed by ali the
oiher high officials of the republic.
Very soon it became known that these
magnates had departed, leaving their fel
low-republicans to shift for themselves.
Immediately the latter rose t<j the occa
sion. They invaded the President's yamen,
looted the treasury, smashed everything
not worth carrying away and Bet fire to
the huildings. These things happened at
Taipeh, the chief town of Northern For
mosa, some seventeen miles by rail from
Kelung, which the Japanese had captured
on the 3d of June. A day's reflection had
sufficed to convince the republicans that
their case was hopeless, an. l at 8 a. m. on
the sth a burning yamen and a turbulent
mob constituted the sole remnants of an
administrative structure that was to have
defied all assaults. The looting of the
arsenal followed, and presently streams of
Chinamen were to be seen carrying par
cels of dollars, bars of lead, tin,"copper or
brass, Catling guns, rifles, packets of car
tridges, field pieces, chairs, tables, pieces
of machinery, and so forth. A 'brand
new Gatling gun could be purchased for
from $5 to $10, and a Winchester
magazine carbine for $1. The streets
were strewn with dollars which had
been dropped by the looters in their mad
haste, for if the yelling mob detected a fugi
tive laden with silver plunder, they made
nothing of kicking him into insensibility
or death to get at his booty. In this way
1.50 tons of copper ingots, several hundreds
o* thousands of dollars, twenty tons of tin,
The San Francisco Call.
100 tons of spelter, vast quantities of cop
per and iron pipes, brass sheetine and
machinery were carried off by the busy
thieves, the monotony of robbery being re
lieved by shooting and clubbing, of wttich
even women and children were sometimes
Presently a powder magazine, situated
about a mile and a half outside the city,
exploded, and the crowd, surging thither,
found fresh diversion— such as only
Chinese can thoroughly enjoy— in watch
ing the death throes of mangled and muti
lated bodies that had been blown hither
and thither by the shock. As the day
grew older the range of looting and de
struction widened, and it became evident
that the whole city was in imminent dan
ger of fire and sack. English and German
marines guarded the foreign hongs, but
their numbers being small, they could do
nothing to save the Chinese residents from
the fate that threatened them.
But the mere intelligence of the Japanese
approach sufficed to scatter the looting
and burning mob and Taipeh was saved.
ATTACK OJV THE ARTHUR.
Over Fifty on Hoard the German Ship
Killed or Wounded.
TOKIO, Japan, June While Taipeh
was passing through its ordeal of plunder
and conflagration, Tamsui, a , town on the
coast at the mouth of the river upon which
Taipeh stands, did not fail to feel the dis
turbance. To get away from Formosa,
the founder of the republic had to take
ship at Tamsui. A German steamer, the
Arthur, had just arrived there, and to her
flocked a crowd of soldiers and civilians,
including General Tcheng and the com
mander of the ex-President's guard, as
well as the military paymaster, carrying
with him a sum of $45,000. The soldiers
on shore had no intention of allowing
either silver or other valuables to leave the
island without paying heavy toll.. They
accordingly set themselves to fusillade and
drive back the boats proceeding to the
ship, and directed toward the steamer
herself such a hail of bullets whenever she
attempted to get away that she had to re
main at her moorings. Meanwhile, two
parties of braves : visited the Arthur and
; carried off the whole of the paymaster's
| treasure, while their comrades robbed the
On the morning of the 6th of June the
Arthur made a final attempt to get away,
but immediately drew upon herself the
fire of a field battery of nine-pounders.
Four shells struck the ship, killing and
wounding over fifty of those on board.
Lying some 600 yards farther out was the
Iltis, a German gunboat of 340 tons. The
captain of the Arthur having signaled to
the Iltis that he was attacked received
orders to drop astern of her, as she was
about to engage the fort. It was a daring
performance for a little gunboat to attack
a fort mounting 45-ton guns. With her
second shell the Iltis got the range and
killed thirteen of the Chinese gunners.
The rest fled incontinently and the Arthur
was able to put to sea without further
She did not carry ex-President Tang.
His efforts to get on board proved unsuc
cessful; but he followed a little later in the
Kwong-wo and picking np the Arthur at
Amoy went on by her to Shanghai. The
Iltis nas demonstrated even more clearly
than the Japanese how little value attaches
to Chinese capacities for defense.
THOUGHT THE ACT JUST
Nephi Blamires Tells of the
Butchery of His Aged
Committed the Crime Because the
Old Man Threatened to Drive
Him From Home.
OGDEN, Utah, July 12.— The prelim
inary examination of Nephi Blamires for
the murder of his stepfather, Thomas
Boynton, came up before Justice John W.
Gailey yesterday at Kaysville. When the
complaint was read to Blamires and the
question was asked, "Guilty or not guilty" 7
the accused said :
"Well, I killed the old man, but I think
1 was justified, because he threatened to
turn me out. I knew that I could not
work and would starve to death, so I
thought I had better kill him than die
myself. I think it would have been a
terrible offense for him to turn me out, and
I think it was better for him to die than
Blamires then narrated the circum
stances of the killing substantially as given
in The Call, omitting none of the horrible
details. In conclusion, he said he thought
he would be acquitted on the ground that
the act was justifiable.
Several other witnesses were examined
and- gave the details of the affair. Two
blows were struck with the back of the ax,
crushing in the right side of the old man's
head, and then three blows were struck
with the blade of the ax, cutting the skull
and face in a shocking manner.
At the conclusion of the testimony
Blamires was held to appear before the
Grand Jury without bonds on the charge
I\ VITED TO HIS WIFE'S WEDMA'G.
Instead of Attf tiding William Jietts Seeks
a Jtirnrce Court.
ROCHESTER, N. V., July 12.— William
I). Betts, a well-known engineer, who tips
the scales at 302 pounds, received an invita
tion by mail a few days ago to attend his
wife's wedding. Mrs. Betts left home
mysteriously in 1892 and her husband
knew nothing of her whereabouts until the
invitation arrived postmarked Santa Clara,
Cal., stating that she was to wed a gentle
man named J. W. Albe of that place. This
was followed by another letter signed,
"Mrs. Albe, not your wife."
Instead of complying with Mrs. Betts'
request, the husband applied for and was
granted yesterday a divorce by Judge
MARK TWA IS f EXSILESB.
Xow Jteing Prosecuted for failure to
Meet an Obligation.
NEW YORK, N. V., July 12.-Samuel
L. Clemens (Mark Twain) returned from
an extended tour of the continent six
weeks ago. He is in poor health.
Yesterday in court, in a suit for $5506 83,
brought in connection with the failure of
the publishing-house of C. C. Webster &
Co., in which he was interested, he testi
fied that he is penniless and unable to
meet his obligations. As he has sacrificed
his fortune already, and as other creditors
are satisfied, the present action is looked
on as little short of persecution.
SAN FKANCISCO, SATURDAY MORNING, JULY 13, 1895.
TO BAND ALL CLIMES
Christians Move for the
Forming of a World's
SCORES OF MEETINGS.
Boston's Guests Hold Praise
Services in All Parts of
MOODY IN FANEUIL HALL.
San Francisco Finally Chosen as the
Place of Holding the 1896
BOSTON, Mass., July 12.— An important
meeting for the formation of a world's
Christian Endeavor was held in Mechanics'
Hall at 4 p. m.. with nearly 1500 present.
Rev. Francis E. Clark, D.P., president of
the United Society of Christian Endeavor,
presided and stated that this was no new
thing, as it had been considered for more
GREAT TENTS OF THE CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOR MEETINGS ON PARADE GROUND, BOSTON COMMON.
[Reproduced from an engraving in the Boston Herald.]
than a year. The idea he said first origi
nated with the Rev. W. J. Close, president
of the New South Wales Christian En
deavor, and Mr. Close then addressed the
gathering. He read a rough draft for a
constitution, which provided that the
World's Christian Endeavor L'nion should
be composed of individuals, not societies
It was unanimously voted to form a
World's Christian Endeavor Union, and a
committee of five was appointed, with Rev.
Mr. Close as chairman, to form a consti
tution on the lines of the one read at the
meeting. Mr. Close then proposed that
the meeting elect Rev. Dr. Clark as presi
dent, and this was done unanimously. Dr.
Clark accepted the office for one year and
suggested that the first general meeting be
held in Washington next year.
It has been finally decided to hold the
1896 convention in San Francisco.
The Christian Endeavorers at 9:30
gathered by thousands in twenty-one
churches of Boston, Cambridge and Somer
ville, where prayer-meetings were held.
All the meetings were upon the same topic :
"Faith, trusting in the Lord Jesus Christ
for strength." These meetings were con
ducted upon lines similar to those of the
regular Endeavor devotional societies.
Mechanics' Hall was filled at 9:30 o'clock
when Rev. Mr. Rhodes of St. Louis called
the meetinc to order. W. T. Ellis of Bos
ton presented a report indicating the re
markable spread of the movement, and
Rev. Mr. Knight, chaplain of London, pre
sented the cardinal principles of the en
deavor. Rev. Wayland Hoyt of Minne
apolis, with a brief address, presented the
State banner for the greatest proportionate
increase in local societies to the British
Territory of Assinaboia. in which fifty new
societies were organized last year.
An open parliament on the topic, "The
Pledge, the Backbone of the Society," was
conducted by 0. W. Stewart of Eureka, 111.
Many expressions of opinion from differ
ent States were given.
The meeting adjourned at noon and
scores of evangelistic meetings followed
throughout the city. At Tent Endeavor
Professor Gross of the University of Chi
cago was the presiding officer. The de
votional exercises were conducted by W.
H. Pennell of Washington and the pres
entation of the junior State banners fol
Another parliament was conducted by
Rev. J. W. Fitield of Chicago, the topic
being "The Heart of the Society ; How to
Make the Most of It." Rev. S. P. Rose,
D.D., of Montreal, spoke on the "Cardinal
Principles of Christian Endeavor."
In Tent Williston, President F. E. Clark
presided. Amos R. Wells, managing edi
tor of the Golden Rule, gave the informal
committee report. Bey. E. B. Uagley of
Washington led in reports from denomina
tional services by an introductory address.
The joint rally of the African M. E. Church
and the African M. E. Zion Church was
represented by Rev. R. Haywoocl Stitt.
The practical methods of Christian En
deavor were discussed in brief speeches by
many delegates. Mrs. Mary A. Livermore
was presented to the audience.
Evangelist Moody spoke in Faneuii Hall
to an audience which packed the building
on "Obstacles to Salvation." Miss Belle
Braine of Springfield, Ohio, presided at a
missionary meeting which crowded Clar
endon-street Baptist Church at 2 p. m.
Edward Marsden, an Alaskan Indian,
spoke of the work of the missionaries in
The accommodation committee at 5 p. m.
had registered 40,362 delegates from all
States and Territories. The evening meet
ing in Mechanics' Hall was in charge of
President Francis E. Clark. After prayer
by Rev. Samuel McNaugher of Boston,
Yong Kee of the Chinese Mission in San
Francisco spoke briefly upon the necessity
and effectiveness of work among the Chi
nese. A banner was presented to the
Philadelphia local union for best work in
promoting fellowship. The last Bpeaker
was Rev. J. T. McCreery, D.D.,of Pitts
burg, president of the Pennsylvania State
Union. His subject was, "Where We
'lent Endeavor was more than three
quarters tilled to listen to this evening's
exercise. Key. E. K. Diile, D. D., trustee
of San Francisco, presided, and a prayer
and praise service began the service. Then
followed "The Parliament of Nations,"
which consisted of four-minute greetings
on "Our Fellowship," from Alaska by Rev.
Marsden ; from Wales by Rev. R. Burgess ;
from India by Mr. Prabala Ramachind
rayyaGaru; from Australia by Rev.W. J. L.
Chose; from Bermuda by Rev. A. Bur
rows; from North American Indians by
Delosk Lonewolf ; from Japan by Rev. K.
J. Sunashima; from Persia by Jesse Maslk
Yohan, and from Africa by Miss Anna M.
Cummins. The principal address of the
evening was by Rev. Edwin Hildeck of
Hagerstown. His topic was the centrality
of Christian fellowship.
At Tent Williston the exercises opened
with a praise service. Rev. Mr. Albright
of the Pilgrim church conducted devotional
The Christian Endeavor banner of the
local union for best work during the year
was presented by Rev. Irrington T. Lord,
D.D., of Brooklyn, N. V., to the First
Church of the Disciples, Philadelphia.
The parliament of nations considered in
brief sketches Christian Endeavor work in
inter-denominational fellowship. A reso
lution was introduced expressing sympa
thy with the suffering Christians of Ar
SUICIDE OF A PMEACHEB.
Jtev. Samuel W. Anderson Ends His Life
With a Bullet.
PEORIA, 111., July 12.— The Rev. Sam
uel W. Anderson, pastor of the Mount
Zion Colored Baptist Church, committed
Anderson came to Peoria a little over a
year ago and had taken quite an active
part in local affairs. At 11 o'clock a gar
dt-ner who lives a mile from the city dis
covered his body in an old farm barn,
which was blown over by the terrible wind
of last Sunday. There was a bullet hole in
the left side, close to the heart, which did
the deadly work. There was also a deep
gash on the right side of the neck inflicted
by a razor, which he still clutched. In his
hat was found the following note:
Those whom 1 have befriended brought me to
this. To my pood wife, sweet little boya and
mother, good-by. Xon,e of you know my
troubles. S. W. AM>eeson.
LAUNDRY GIRLS IN ARMS.
Organize at Washington to
Drive Out Chinese
Their Wages Have Been Reduced
Owing to Competition of
WASHINGTON, P. C, July 12.— The
four or five hundred laundry girls of
Washington are afraid they will be ruined
by Chinese cheap labor and propose to
organize a labor union to drive the
Celestials out of competition with them.
The Chinese population of Washington
is increasing rapidly, and they now have
their Chinatown near the Capitol. Their
opium and gambling joints are frequently
raided by police ana highbinder fights are
Thus the public men of Washington are
given an idea of what the Pacific Coast
people contend with. It is an object
lesson for legislators and executive offi
cers. The Chinese have made a cut of 25
per cent in laundry work, and the sym
pathy of Washinetonians is with the
working girls, who have appealed to the
public to boycott the Chinese. The Chi
nese cut. in price has been met by one of
the laundries. This fact is an indication
that there may be a corresponding cut all
along tLe line of white laundries, which
circumstance would naturally carry with
it a reduction in the wages of laundry em
The girls are perfectly well aware that as
soon as the Chinese can reduce the cost of
labor to the minimum and control a larger
share of the floating business the com
panies cannot really pay them living
wages and their occupation will be gone.
They have however confidence that the
public will not be a party to their "losing
their jobs." They are told that the laun
dry girls of Cleveland, Ohio, after breaking
up a laundry, went in and made the estab
lishment a success, and it is now running
to the satisfaction of the new girl manager
KAJSSAS OFFICIALS XESIGX.
Would Xot Submit to an Investigation of
I'liari/rs Against Them.
TOPEKA, Ka.np., July 12.-Scott, Arm
strong ard Humphrey, directors of the
Hutchinson (Kans.) reformatory, tendered
their resignations to Governor Morrill this
morning rather than submit to an investi
gation of the charges of extravagance and
profligate expenditures of State money
preferred against them.
HE IBS TO THE HEN BY ESTATE.
Three JRelativea Who Will Claim the
MUNCIE, Ind., July 12.— The three only
heirs to the $500,000 Hendy estate in
California have been found. They are J.
T. Hendy, a Muncie stonemason, and his
two sisters in Arkansas, nephew and nieces
of Joshua Hendy, deceased. A claim
has just been hied by James T., who is a
poor and needy man.
Rich Gold Strike.
LACON, 111., July 12.— John H. Thomp
son of ' Lacon '. wires from Cripple " Creek,
Colo., that he to-day refused $500,000 ; for
the Temomj mine, and lie will develop the
field himself. ; At twelve feet the ore as
says $59 per ton. Two years ago Mr.
Thompson paid $1000 • for the ground as a
real estate investment, he being in • that
business*^ r -- v -• - •••• ->,:,-„,. .-. ./
HARRISON AND ELKINS
They Join Forces for the
Struggle in the Con
WAR ON THEIR ENEMIES.
Actively at Work to Secure the
Downfall of Platt and
ALLISON'S STAR IS EISING.
Favored as Second Choice by Fol
lowers of Nearly All the Lead
NEW YORK, N. V., July 12.— New York
and Pennsylvania have suddenly become
Republican Presidential storm centers and
henceforth until the National convention
meets these two States and events in them
are going to be perhaps more interesting
politically than any other two in the
It was developed to-day soon after the
departure of ex-President Benjamin Har
rison for the Adirondacks that his recently
renewed alliance with Senator Stephen B.
Elkins of West Virginia, while ostensibly
for the purpose of getting themselves
placed respectively first and second on tne
National ticket, is now being used, ten
months prior to the Presidential conven
tion, to dethrone ex-Senator Thomas C.
Platt and Senator Matthew Quay from
the leadership of .the Empire and Key
If Quay's opponents come out on top he
is quoted as saying he would expect the
delegation to the National convention to
support him and Elkins, and Wannamaker
is reported to have assured him that he
need have no little anxiety about that.
When General Harrison reached this
city Thursday afternoon his visitors were
all adversaries of Mr. Platt. General Hor
ace Porter, president of the Union League
Club; Cornelius N. Bliss, Elihu Root, Wil
liam Brookfield and others, identified with
the anti-Platt movement, alone associated
Mr. Platt did not go near him. Neither
did General James S. Clarkson, who is here
looking out for the interests of Senator
William B. Allison of lowa. Neither did
Richard Quay, son of the Pennsylvania
Senator, nor, indeed, any of the old Blame
guard who are now in town.
Over in Pennsylvania, according to the
assertions made to-day by opponents of
Harrison and Elkins, this team of shrewd
politicians is backing theHastings-Martin-
Mairee-Warwick combination. Harrison,
i*, was whispered last night, when in Phil
adelphia the day before, had a Ion? talk
with ex-Postmaster-General Wannamaker,
and told him that he was very anxious
that Quay should be defeated.
General Clarkson was a guest at the Hoff
man House, but he did not walk across the
street to call on the Indianian. Dick
Quay was quartered at the Fifth-avenue,
where General Harrison was a guest until
he departed from the city. Quay had no
message for the Hoosier, neither did he
send up his card. Indeed, Harrison seems
to have been studiously avoided while here
by friends of Platt, Quay, Reed, Allison
and Morton, and to have had communica
tions alcne with his own Presidential
boomers or those of McKinley.
Said a Western politician, who has been
watching the acts of the Harrison-Elkins
alliance from the day of its formation, to
a reporter to-day :
"It has become a firmly established fact
that both Harrison and Elkins are doing
all they can through their friends in New
York and Pennsylvania to loosen the hold
of Platt and Quay in their respective
States. Platt knows about it and so does
"The plot was known almost from its in
ception, and arrangements have been made
to circumvent it. My prediction is that
Senator Quay will be victorious in Penn
lvania, and that he will prove more pow
erful in politics than ever after the battle
there next month. As for Platt, his friends
have rallied around him here, and at this
moment the right against the State organi
zation, of which he is the real chief, is on
General Clarkson, whose headquarters
arc in the Postal Telegraph building, is
daily there in consultation with Eastern
and Western and Southern friends of his
favorite for President. To-day he received
a visit from ex-Senator Wilbur Saunders
of Montana, Mayor William B. Eustis
of Minneapolis, and a score more
from the great Northwest. All seemed to
be much interested in the progress of the
Allison Presidential canvass, and General
Clarkson was willing to tell what he knew
"I am not here," said General Clarkson,
"83 the accredited personal representative
of Senator Allison, as some newspapers
try to make it out. lowa is for Allison,
and so am I. "We propose to present his
name to the next National convention,
and we are hopeful that he will be se
lected to head the ticket. A more splen
didly equipped man for the Presidency I
think it will be very difficult to find. On
the tariff he certainly is as able as McKin
ley or Harrison or Reed, while on finance
he is the equal, certainly, of Sherman.
"Do you remember what Blame wrote of
Allison when he asked Garfield to make
him Secretary of the Treasury? Blame
wrote : 'You can find no other man so fit,
with you and John Sherman counted out.'
Sherman said the other day that he
thought Allison better posted in financial
legislation than any man except Garfield
and Blame. This is authentic.
"Allison you have known thoroughly
and long. He is true, kind, reasonable,
fair, honest and good. He is methodical,
industrious and intelligent and would be a
splendid man to sail along with smoothly
and successfully. He would always
hearken to your views. In the whole
United States I do not believe you could
do so well. What Blame said is as true to
day as it was in 1880.
"In speaking as I do of Mr. Allison I
do not wish to be understood as disparag
ing the ability of Morton, Reed, McKinley
or Harrison, but Allison is all right on
all public questions, especially that of
finance. He is neither a gold nor a silver
man. He is a bimetallism and a platform
advocating bimetallism, arrived at by in
ternational agreement, will carry the vic
tory to the Republicans next year.
"From observations I have recently
made throughout the country Allison is
either the second or the third choice of the
followers of all the other candidates. He
is in a splendid position, therefore, in my
judgment to obtain the nomination."
CLASH WITH THE REBELS
Engagement Between Cubans
and Spaniards Near
Captain Lopezand Sergeant Morales
Numbered Among the
NEW YORK, N. V., July 13.— special
cable to the Herald from Havana says
there lias been an important engagement
of the infantry forces of Mafena and Bor
bon at El Seboriucal, one league from
Remedier. Captain Gonzales Lopez and
Sergeant Morales were shot and killed.
The enemy suffered heavy loss.
• CAPTIVES TO BE SHOT.
Campos Will Show So Mercy to Rebel
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., July 12. — A
special to the Times-Union from Tampa
The Mascotte brought over several im-
portant personages yesterday afternoon.
Campos has moved from Pascho to Tunas
de James. Gomez marched as far as the
dividing line between Port-au-Principe,
Remedio Province, and then fell back a
point near Puerto Principe, where he has
fortified his forces. The clash between the
Spanish and insurgent forces has been
averted for the present by this movement,
so far as the two leading armies are con
cerned. A decisive battle is expected at no
The election of Palma to succeed Marti
gives universal satisfaction among the
patriots on the island. The Cuban leaders
believe the Spanish Government intends
to make an aggressive warfare from this on.
A cablegram to the Times-Union from
Key West says:
Late advices to this city from Havana
state that a battle was fought near Manza
nillo on the 3d inst., between 500 fresh
Spanish troops, commanded by Major San
chez, and 200 insurgents, commanded by
Major Rabi, in which the Spanish troops
were routed. The insurgents captured
In the battle fought between Amador
Guerra and Bocres, the Cuban leader was
killed, being the only one lost by the in
surgents. The Spanish troops were almost
annihilated, only two officers and six
soldiers escaping owing to the fact of hav
ing good horses.
The report is confirmed that Martinez
Campos has issued orders that all rebels
captured shall be immediately shot.
Maximo Gomez has issued a manifesta to
the farmers and owners of Cuban planta
From this date all are prohibited from send
ing products to towns occupied by the enemy.
Owners of sugar plantations are warned to
stop all work. The plantations of those ignor
ing this order will be destroyed. Those who
will go against this order show that their
sympathies are with the Spanish authorities
and will be considered as traitors, and, if cap
tured, will be treated as such.
Among the passengers last night on the
Mascotte was Richardo Trujillo Almas,
who took an active part in the last revolu-
ion, being chief of staff of Gomez. He
reports many bands going to the insur
gents from Colon, in the province of
Matanzas, and it is rumored in this city
that he is the Dearer of important mes
' A call has been made for a mass-meeting
at the San Carlos Hall for the purpose of
raising $500,000 to carry on the winter
campaign. • .
BOUT JED BY THE REBELS.
General yavarro'x Army Almost Anni
hilated- After a Fierce Battle.
NEW YORK, N. V., July : 12.-A Re
corder special from Santiago de Cuba says:
General Navarro landed in Grand Piedra,
near this city, with an expedition on July
6. : He hid under his command 1250 Span
ish troops and two guns. The mules har-
nessed to the ammunition carts took fright
at the report of some shots fired by the in
surgents and bolted. The whole column
started in pursuit, but when the Spaniards
reached the open country they found no
trace of the carts.
On their reeurn they were fired on from
all directions by absut forty bands of in
surgents in ambush in the mountains,
under command of Garzon and Uuintano.
The Spaniards hastily formed and started
on the double quick down the road, where
upon the insurgents emergpd and an obsti
nate battle ensued. An incessant fire was
kept up for rive hours. The ammunition
of the insurgents then gave out, but the
Spanish column had been so reduced in
numbers by that time that the Cubans felt
encouraged enough to make another
General Navarro, at the beginning of the
five hours' battle, had sent a detachment
of soldiers to this city for help. As the
forty bands descended" the mountains to
charge with their machetles, they were
warned of the approach of the reinforce
ments. Half their number were promptly
dispatched to meet the Spaniards, who,
after a short, but sharp encounter, re
turned to Santiago de Cuba on the run.
During this time General Xavarro's
forces had been utterly routed, only 400
out of the 1250 men of which it was origin
ally composed being alive to accompany
him to his retreat.
Soon after his arrival here General
Navarro left for Havana to explain his de
feat as best he could at headquarters.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
Results of Nine Months
Under the New
DECREASE OF EXPORTS.
Already There Has Been a
Falling Off of Nearly
LOST TO THE PRODUCERS.
Enormous Increase of Imports of
Manufactured Articles and
XEW YORK, N. V., July 12.-X Wash
ington special to the Press says:
Though it is difficult to get accurate sta
tistics in detail from the present adminis
tration in regard to the workings of our
foreign commerce under the old and the
new tariff laws.it is impossible for those
who are now manipulating the treasury
figures to suppress entirely the official
evidences of the work of the last Demo
cratic Congress. The monthly report of
the Bureau of Statistics, which has just
been issued for May, is on this account a
pamphlet of exceeding interest. From
this report it is possible to get an idea of
the workings of the new tariff law for the
nine months of its existence. The report
affords a comparison not only between
May, 1895, and May, 1894. but between the
eleven months ending May 31 and the
similar period ending May 31 a year ago.
During all the earlier period the Repub
lican tariff law was in operation, although
hampered by the fear of Democratic legis
lation. During all but two months of the
latter period the Wilson-Gorman law has
been in effect. It is possible, therefore, to
draw comparisons which will be instruc
tive, even though they may not be as
complete as would be the case if the
McKinley law had been in operation
during the time it nominally was in effect.
It appears from the report that so far
from opening up the markets of the world
to American products, which the Demo
cratic agitators declared would be the
earliest effect of their proposed revolution,
"tariff reform," as interpreted by the Fifty
third Congress, has resulted in an actual
diminution of exports.
During the eleven months ending May
31, 1894, the exports of domestic merchan
dise amounted to $813,547,866, while for the
eleven months recently closed the figures
were $739,651,865. This is a falling off of
nearly $75,000,000, a sum sufficiently im
pressive to show how utterly fatuous was
the clamor of the professional tariff re
formers for an entrance into the "markets
of the world."
Coincident with the diminution of ex
ports there has been an increase in the
value of imports. From a total of $603 -
201,910 in the McKiniey period there
was a surprising leap to a total of $670,
--302.811, and the figures for May, 1893, show
an increase of $10,000,100 over the figures of
May, 1894. indicating that the tendency is
still in the direction toward which the
passage of the Democratic tariff bill first
gave the impetus.
The value of imports upon which no
duty was paid was larger under the Mc-
Kinley act than under the present law, the
figures for 1894 being $349,391,344 and for
1895 being $332,486,111. This is owing to
the fact that heavy imports of sugar free
of duty were made by the sugar trust to
get the benefit of the new tax. The value
of imports in dutiable merchandise in
creased from $253,819,566 to $337,816,694.
It is interesting to note that one of the
most important items of increased imports
was breadstuffs. The total import of
breadstuffs in the eleven months ending
May 31, 1894, amounted to $2,009,644. In
the eleven months ending May 31, 1895,
the figures are $2,777,278, an increase of
over $7C0.000. At the same time the ex
ports of breadstuffs have shown an extra
ordinary decrease in value. In the eleven
months under the McKiniey law the
amount was $158,394,783. In the eleven
months, during nine of which the Demo
cratic law was in effect, the exports of
breadstuffs amounted to $105,373,357, a de
crease of over $50,000,000.
There are a few other items in which
American producers will be interested to
know that foreign, competition has already
taken advantage of increased opportuni
ties. The value of animals imported in
creased from $2,331,345 to $2,578,609; of dye
wools, from $1,418,894 to $1,651,075 ; of all
chemicals, drugs and dyes, from $34,298,194
to $40,458,178; of cotton, from $2,655,097 to
$4,529,766 ; of manufactures of cotton, from
$21,244,404 to $31,443,561.
There is a striking increase, though, in
the number of eggs imported. The num
ber in the earlier period was 1,757,718, in
the latter period 2,486,043. Glass and glass
ware show an increase from $4,793,633 to
$6,089,683. Not a dollar of grease and tallow
was imported in 1894.
In the first eleven months of the fiscal
year just closed the imports amounted to
$1,080,365. The imports of manufacturers
of iron increased from $19,034,097 to $21,
--213,679. The most striking increase, how
ever, is in the imports of unmanufactured
wool, which leaped from $5,306,922 to $22,
--879,930, while the imports of wool manu
factured increased from $18,432,675 to $32,
In spite of the great decrease in the
value of total exports there were a few
items which showed an increase, but in
every instance this increase was so small
as to be almost insignificant.
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