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NO. 77
Wonldn't Have IJoea Made .Marshal, .Bnt
Had a Soft Berth AiTtlie Samei-
General Oklahoma News.
Guthrie, Aug. 14. (Special.) George
Orput, who claims to have the United
States marshalship in 'his inside pocket,
and Captain C. H. DeFord, who claims
that it is only a question of time when
the commission will be in his hip pocket,
are visitors in the capital.
Orput went direct to the governor's of
fice and had an hour's interview; De
f 3rd, however, struck a bee line for Ed.
Nix's office just as soon as the train
stopped for water. What became of
him afterwards is a -matter that Ed. Nix,
DeFord and the Lord Almighty only
It is only necessary to say that Ed.
Nix, the ex-United States marshal, was
a Democratic supporter of DeFord and
as compensation for that support he had
a right to expect that Johnny Hale, his
former chief deputy, would be provided
with a comfortable place.
DeFord never showed up after his In
terview with Nix, but Orput was more
g5nrou? and gave some facts, from his
standpoint, that threw considerable light
i.pon the Oklahoma situaton.
Orput says that he never made a fight
-r the marshalship; that nis friends, em
bracing a coterie of United States sena
tors and various other influences, whom
h? will not name, were backing him for
the appointment and the only thing he
linked was Governor Barnes' endorse
ment. The president was anxious to
p ase the influences backing Orput, but
j he hesitated in overriding Barnes' en
d r-ement of DeFord.
Finally the president suggested that
t-w might be some other way of taking
car? of DeFord and mentioned the possi
bility of his being taken care of by Hain-c-r.
the future judge.
Cy Leland telephoned Orput to come to
the Normandia hotel, and it was in Ice
land's room that he said to Orput:
"The president desires that you make
.1 place for DeFord and for his son."
Orput replied: "I have nothing to do
win tna judgeship, but if DeFoid'3 son
ir capable I will appoint him to a cierk
rnp in the event that I am appointed
Continuing, Orput said:
"I can only say that Captain DeFord
mutt "have temporarily lost his head.
He was there under a great strain and
his surroundings were such as to mislead
him. I -can say. however, that he was
perfectly satisfied, and even rejoiced,
nit he had been taken care of with the
dis rict clerkship, and some of his friends
c nv to me and congratulated me upon
t -e satisfactory outcome. In conclusion.
I -in only say that Governor Barnes
t 5.1 to protect DeFord and DeFord sim
piy .-si his head."
The governor today appointed Al Bax
. r public weigher for Logan county.
le Perry R. Smitn. resigned. The ap
pointee is a son of Cnief of Police Bax
Corlaln JiixtaioUloiw That Tarnish Tor-
rvife Food too TIioukIit.
lVrry. O. T., Aug. 14. (Special.)
H in. George Orput, possibly the coming
Un.tei States marshal for this territory,
snt part of yesterday in the city ex
t nl.ng his acquaintance and shaking
nan 3 wch prospective deputies.
It may be that Dr. R. W. Southard Is
r. ot .he distributor of local pie. as form
erly announced by ynur correspondent,
but the significant fact of the astute
dv'nr tnking a ride in Guthrie with
the governor on yesterday and imme
diately upon his return beng surround
ed again by the faithful, -including a
clos conference with Mr. Orput while
h-TP. makes some of! the applicants here
suspicious that the doctor intended his
denial to be taken In a Pickwickian
tense. Besides, of the doctor 's not an
aspirant himself for office, what better
or more honorable man could have been
s iected.
A very heavy rain fell here and north
west of here last night. Reports from
he northern part of the county indicate
m tne headed wheat and that left in
the shocks has been injured by the late
noavy rams. The precaution of cover
ing the tops of the beaded stacks with
slough grass has not yet been adopted
in this dry country but it should be.
BlgKcr Whent Acreage Will be Sawn Than
Ever Before.
New kirk. O. T.. Aug. 14rSpecIal.)
Fin local rains which have prevailed
t.11 over Kay county the past few days
terminated in a good general rain last
nicht, which puts the ground in fine con
dition for fall plowing. A heavier acre
age of wheat will be sown in this coun
ty thaa has ever been heretofore,
p strict court is now In session and
wL'l probably continue three wees. At
the spring session it was thought It was
not necessary to call a grand jury this
term, but since the convening the judge
has ordered a grand jury called for next
Rather AMtc.ict Snbjrots Being Handled
by Learr-tl 1'eoplc
Stillwater. O. T.. Aug. 14. A joint dis
cussion is to take place in this city in a
mission tent beg lining August IT, 1S97.
Tne following will be the subjects un--ccfc
"He that believes with ell hist heart
thae Jesus Christ is the Son of God:
tercets of all" h!s sins; confesses Christ
before man, is "baptized (Immersed), con
tinues faithful unt'I death will go to
Heaven." D. Dunkleberger affirms and
J. I). Norman denies.
"The Advent Christian church with
whom I stand Identified, is apostolic in
doctrine and praatice.'M. D. Norman af
firms and D. Dunkleberger denies.
"The Church of Christ with which I
stand identified s apostolic in doctrine
and practice." D. Dunkleberger affirms
and J. D. Norman denies.
Good Haads at Takiuc the Fleecy Staff Out
Can Make BIjr Money 'ow.
Guthrie, O. T., Aug. 14. TheStillwater
Gazette says: Cotton picking will com
mence in earnest about September 1st.
Then there will be a demand for every
available picker that can be found and
a good hand at the business can make
ractling good wages for the next three
months. The late rains insure a most
phenomenal yield.
John Web I) of Payne County Arretted for
Beating His Wire Badly.
Stillwater, O. T., Aug. 14. A warrant
was sworn out for the arrest of John
Webb by his wife, who charges him with
unmercifully beating her l3st Monday.
Tlie defendant gave bond for his appear
"aaeebefore Judge Ellis on August 20th,
4 when the case comes up for trial.
Kansas City Kicks UUguitedly Aboat the
Show's Brevity.
Kansas City, Mo., Aug. 14. A big
crowd was drawn to Palrmount Park
this afternoon to witness a game of "In
dian hasebell" between two nines com
posed of Choctaw bucks from Indian
Territory. The game proved a disap
pointment, lacking excitement, even
though It was played by Indians who
participated in the game In Red Rive?
county, I. T., a few days ago, which re
sulted in the killing of one brave and
the maiming of eighteen others. The
bucks 'today wore no uniforms, and the
contending nines, the "Reds" and the
"Blues," were distinguishable only by
bits of colred cotton cloth wrapped about
the sticks, which were on the order of
"those used by LaCrosse players. Two
of the players discarded all -clothing but
trousers. The game, which proved to be
much on the order of LaCrosse, kas fin
ished in about twenty minutes, and re
sulted in a vlotory of 12 to 8 for the
"Reds." The spectators insisted on more
play, but this they did not get until each
of the eighteen bucks had been paid $1
to go on with the contest.
A -widely-advertised and cleverly "fa
ked" feature of the contest was the par
ticipation of Walla Ton3ga, a young
Choctaw buck Who is under sentence of
death for the murder of Iris uncle, a dep
uty sheriff of Eagle county, who was
shot and killed by one of three young
bucks during a drunken roy last spring.
Tonaka was convicted in the Choctaw
courts and sentenced to be shot on Aug
ust 6, but he finally secured a stay of ex
ecution until August 25 'to allow the low
er court to act upon his application for
an appeal to the supreme tribunal of
the ChocCaws. He is out on bond, three
of his tribesmen having guaranteed his
appearance at Eagletown for execution
snould the decision be against him. It
may be added, however, that one of the
bondsmen "was along today Co see that
Walla Tonaka did not forget his obli
gation to return and be shot should it
be so decreed. None of the Indians
would talk of th case of Tonaka.
The proceeds of today's game go to
ward Kansas City's convention hall
Stronghold of tho Hiitllelris Is No Longer a
Safe Fort reus.
St. Lquis, Mo., Aug. 14. A special to
the Post-Dispatch from Huntington, W.
Va., says:
One of the Devil's Backbone, the rocky
fortress of the Hatfields in the mountains
on Tug River, was shattered by dynamite
today, and Hatfield and his men were
driven from their stronghold by Sheriff
Kead'.e and his posse, after a desperate
battle. Several of the sheriff's men were
'badly wounded, but the Hatfield's are
still free. On'y this has been: accom
plishedthat the rocky crest where the
Hatfields have for years defied the law
and from which they have carried ou:
their bloody plans, it no longer a tenable
It was decided by the besieging force
to dynamite the desperado and his gang.
All day Friday and Friday night the
closest watch was kept. At 9 o'clock
thi3 mornig the dynamite arrived and by
11 o'clock the explosive was placed. The
fuse was laid, the match was applied and
the attacking force began to fall back.
Until now the besieged seemed to not
suspect what was going on, but with the
flash of the train which led to the dyna
mite all realization of their peril came.
Men jumped from cover and rushed
hitner and thither in full view. Hatfield
was seen to start for the path, heedless
of a shower of bullets. A rush was
made down the side of the mountian.
Three men dropped wounded. I: was
useless to try to escape by the we'l
known path and the desperadoes returned
to the top of their rocky fort, Hatfield
directing them.
Great boulders were hurled over the
rocks in hopes of breaking the fuse. Then
came the explosion. Pieces of rocks and
trees flew in every direction. When the
smoke cleared Hatfield and his men
seemed unharmed. Dan Lewis, Steve
Stanley and Jake Monroe, who presumed
in the excitement to leave the shelter
were shot, and are not expected to re
cover. Another charge of dynamite wa3 train
ed, but under cover of the explosion Hat
field and the rest of his men escaped.
The chase was renewed and, hampered
as he was by his wounds. Hatfield's cap
ture within twenty-four hours must fol
Weather Has Not Been .suitable Since
Prevlon Date Set.
Colorado Springs, Colo.. Aug. 14. Sus
pended between two immense areo
planes made by himself, W. B. Fete will
attempt tomorrow to fly from the cower
ing summit of Pike's Peak. At no time
in the past week have the weather con
ditions been favorable to the carrying
out of the bold plan.
London, Aug. 14. Nev.-s has been re
ceived here of the loss of the French
steamer Ville de Malaga. The steamer
which was bound from Rouen, struck
the rocks off Alderney Island, on the
coast of Normandy. France, and her
captain and nineteen members of her
crew ara reported missing.
91 on day Is the Day Which All Concerned
Look Fernrard to, for Then the Argu
ments on the AulI.Marchrr Injunctions
Will be Heard Hatch ford and Other
Leaders Ketarn From West Virginia
Mnch Elated Batch ford Says the Min
ers Will Win, or Uhto Themselves to
Blame The Strike at All Points.
Pittsburg, Pa., Aug. 14. For the next
two days the eye of the industrial world
will be turned towards Pittsburg. The
greatest anxiety will prevail unil Mon
day, when the injunction proceedings
again3t the marching miners will be fin
ally heard. That there is much interest
in the situation, is evidenced by the
presence here of a number of the fore
most labor leaders in the country.
Michael D. Ratchford, national presi
dent of the United Mine Workeis of
America; Samuel Gompers, president of
the American Federation of Labor, and
James R. Sovereign, general master
workman cf the Knights of Labor, arriv
ed here this afternoon and will remain a
few days. They came from West Vir
ginia and were brown and enthusiastic.
Ratchford, in an interview, said:
"The fight is in a better condition to
day than it ever was. The men are
solid as a rock. They are g. -wing
stronger every day, and there are more
organizers among them than they have
been. We have reached the point where
we are very much curtailing the output,
and where we have the courts to fight.
"In this connection I wish to say that
for every man incarcerated there will be
100 friends for the cause. We did not
come here to defy the courts and judges
in the discharge of their plain duty, as
we know and understand it. If it be a
crime to talk to men of the benefits of
trades unionism and call them together
in public assembly, we are willing to
meet the case.
"Fully 90 per cent of the American peo
ple are opposed to oppressing the convic
tions of the public, and If we shrink our
duty -we would be unworthy of the trust
and confidence reposed in us. There
was a feeling among some of the miners
in this state and in West Virginia that
their officers would desert them when in
junctions were encountered. You may
say for me that the officers will stand
by their faith and this great cause until
the last. We have entered into this con
test to win, and if we fail to do so, it will
be because the miners themselves have
not taken our advice. I do not anticipate
this, however, for I am sanguine of a
victory if the miners conduct themselves
as they have in the recent past."
President Samuel Gompers expressed a
hopeful view of the situation In West
Virginia. He maintains that fully 13,000
of the 20.000 diggers of the stateh ave
joined the suspension.
A series of meetings to be addressed
by the labor leaders will be arranged.
Ratchford, Gompers and Sovereign will
address a big meeting at Camp Isolation,
at Plum Creek, tomorrow afternoon. It
is expected to be one of the biggest meet
ings in the history of the strike. It is
hoped .to -have nearly all of the miners
employed by the New York and Cleve
land Gas Coal company at the meeting.
Inactivity prevailed at the camps of
the strikers about the mines of the New
York and Cleveland Gas Cnl company
all day. After the return of the strikers
to camp this morning frjm their unsuc
cessful attempts at manning in small
bodies, they settled down to await the re
sult of the injunction procedings on
(Monday. While a number of strikers,
especially the foreign element, are anx
ious for another march at Oak Hill and
Plum Creek, it is not thought that there
will be any further developments until
Tuesday morning.
If the Injunction is continued, it is al
together probable that some of the men
may march in order to get arrested. The
reason for holding off today, it is said,
is that the men are in hopes the injunc
tion wll be squashed.
In case they win, the strikers say they
will camp right where they are and
camp every mornig until the strike is
The camp commissaries are well stock
ed with provisions and the strikers will
not suffer.
No move will be made by the sheriff
towards raiding the camps until after
the hearing on Monday. If the injunc
tion is continued, he says, the camps will
be broken up in short order. But under
the present circumstances, the men can
remain there so long as they are peace
able and well-behaved.
A secret meeting of the Plum Creek
miners was held on the company property
this afternoon. The situation -was dis
cussed and it was agreed by a majority
to continue work. There was also a
mass meeting of the strikers at Pium
Creek, which served to act as a stimu'us
on the men. who had been chafing under
the inactivity of the day. Addresses
were made by a number of local leaders,
who counselled the men to keep the peace
and obey the law.
It is stated that several men who were
discharged from Oak Hill will be evicted
from the company's houses on Monday.
Such action promises to stir up a good
deal of feeling among the strikers and
their friends.
The Baone mine of the Canonsburg Coal
company was closed today, owing to a
report that another march was contem
plated. The strikers In camp at Mc
Govern are paying no attention to the
sheriff's order prohibiting marching.
The Bunola "mine, near Elizabeth, was
closed dovn again today. Twelve ar
rests of strikers for disorderly conduct
were made, and eght yesierday. The
men were brought to Pittsburg and lodg
ed in jail in default of bail. The strikers
made no resistance when arrested.
Pirtcburg. Pa., Aug. 14. Desp'te the
miners' officials, the campers at Sandy
Creek and Turtle Creek attempted to
march on the mines this morning but
trs deputies were alert and both bodies
were forced to break ranks and retam
to their camps
There sas the same show of resist
ence made by the marchers at Sandy
Crees this morning as was m made at
Plum Creek, the campers began the
search at 3 o'clock, an hour and & half
earlier than usual. ' This 'was done to
outwit the deputies, but it failed. The
sheriff's men were on guard and when
the strikers came up the road they were
met by twenty-six deputies and ordered
to halt. The inujnetion was then read
to them and they were ordered back lo
camp. They resisted at first, but when
the deputies pressed forward Che strik
ers quickly broke ranks and returned to
their quarters. As a result of this,
twenty-two diggers went into the mine.
At Turtle Creek, the men had just
formed on he road when the deputies
appeared. After -a short parley the
strikers withdrew.
The output of the mine shows an n
crease. At Plum Creek the situation i3
a victory for the company, so far as
operation of the mine is concerned- There
was no marching, the strikers have di
vided to discontinue the marching until
after the injunction proceedings nest
The output was twenty-seven cars of
run of mine. The strikers decided to
go out about the pits In groups of from
two o four men, 'but this Sheriff Lowry
would not permit
This morning Chief Deputy Richards,
Superintendent De Armitt an dtwo dep
uties T.ent to Clarksville on a scout'ng
tour. They found sevpral small bodtes
of men on the road. They -were stopped
and, aftPr the injunction had been read,
were ordered to disperse. The men in
variably obeyed the order.
The objeot of the trip to Clarksville
was to secure names for the purpose of
entering proceedings for contempt of
There was a big meeting at Plum
Creek 'this afternoon. President Dolan
said they would succeed in shutt'ng
down the onine.
Distressing word came today from the
Moon Run district, where 300 families
were said to be in want. Much sick
ness was said to prevail. A fund for
the distressed was started.
About forty Italians returned to work
at the Oak Hill mine today under guard
uf deput'e rost of the Italians car.
ried knives and kept close to the depu
ties, but no attempt was made to in
terfere with them.
Notwithstanding the 1niu ctlon secur
ed by the Bunela Coal company, the
strikers continue to march every morn
ing to the pit. This mornkig the depu
ties arrested e'ghteen and brought them
to Pittsburg. They were placed in jail
on a charge o disordely conduct.
The injunction against the Bunola
miners was heard before Judge Collier
of the county court this morning and
the decision reserved. The judge said
he wanted to do justice to both sides
before rendering a decisTon, and to care
fully examine testimony. Pending his
decision the preliminary Injunction
against the miners was continued.
Cleveland, Aug., 14. A special from
Wheeling, W. Va., to the Plain Dealer
The failure of the operators in the
Fairmont district to call the bluff of the
leaders by serving udgeJ Jackson's in
junction, i which was plainly violated yes
terday, throws 'the strike in about the
shape of a week ago, except .that the
strikers are gaining a little daily. The
Monongah union has grown to 770 mem
bers, an increase of 50 this week. Oth
er mine3 are losing and the strike is
slowly gaining proportions. It is argued
that since the injunction was not serv
ed on the leaders the operators will hard
ly try serving ft on the subordinate agi
tators and miners.
"Reports from relCable and disinter
ested sources in the Kanawha valley do
not agree with those given by Fred
Dilcher to the Associated Press although
it is admitted by many that the strikers
are making gains m that region. There
are tall (twenty mines at work and 2,000
miners. It Is reported that the Norfolk
and Western will 'be attacked fty the or
ganizers again Monday. The Wheeling
district is now entirely closed. A masa
meeting was held at Martin's Ferry this
afternoon to discuss the cloriinfl of the
last two mill mines in the eastern Ohio
Hazleton, Pa., Aug. 14. The drivers
and miners employed at the Honey
braok No. 5 colliery struck this morning
for an advance in wages. Some of the
drivers are Hungarians, and others are
.Americana. They have been getting
from 51 to 51.35 per day, according to the
grade of teams. They claim they have
to work one hour per day without pay
and for this they want remuneration.
This morning the drivers left the strik
ers' rank and were going to the strip
pings when about thirty strikers met
them and tried to persuade them to come
back. Superintendent Homer Jones put
in an apearance about this time. A fight
followed, which developed into a small
sized riot in which Jones was knocked
down and kicked. Levi Watts, a carpen
ter, who came to his aid. was struck on
the head (with a rock and was severely
injured. The arrival of a number of
English-speaking miners saved the su
perintendent from serious injuries.
Denver, Colo. Aug. 14. "Heretofore
it has been supposed to be the province
of the courts to punish men for crimes
committed," sasd Senator Telier. in dls
cuss'ng the injunctions against the strik
ing miners, "but now it seems to be the
accepted idea that the court can pun
ish men for crimes which somebody al
leges they may commit."
Santa Fo Official Deny Such Methods of
Pueblo, CoL, Aug. 14. Reports corcu
lated through the country that the Santa
Fe railway has 'oem hauling Colorado
coal and New Mexico coal east from; La
Junta in refrgerator cars to meet the
shortage caused by the coal miners
strike are contradicted at division head
quarters of the road here. Railroad
men laugh at the idea of using refriger
afrs for coal and say such shipments
w.uld rum the cars. Colorado miners
who wuld load the cars if such ship
ments were made, say there Is no truth
hi tne reports.
Okarcae. O. T., Aug. 11. Mrs. Van
Buskirk has recently been to Edmond,
Seward and Guthrie, invtstigac-ng tha
5tjf. durrw and blind Institute question
qusatJon. She had an interview with
Governor Barnes, who said there wooJd
ix. no school at Sdmond, as had been re
ported to Mr. Duncan, but the governor
hhs power to levy tax for adeaf and
dumb institute, but said he could do
nothing until after January 1st. He
promised to attend to the matter ax
soon is he had power.
Bailies and Blasters Aboat Shermaa. aad
If Urotber Jonathan Doeaa't Look Oat
He Will Get That Chip Knocked Off Bis
shoulder That He's Ueea Carrylacso
Lose Turkish Newspapers Show Up the
Dlsaffectloa With British Bale la Jadla,
as a symptom of Xtasslaa Sula la Tar.
key New Scheme for Rapid Telegraphy
(Copyrighted 1SS7 by the Associated Press.)
London, Aug. 14. The Spectator, dis
cussing the "provocative and unfriendly
tone of American politicians of both
parties towards England," says:
"We arc obliged to wnte as we never
dreamed of being forced to write about
a country only less dear to us than our
own. But we should fall in our public
duty if we did not point out In the
strongest manner the grave risks which
are likely to ensue from this attitude.
Unless the United States assumes a
very different tone, the gravest crisis is
certain to enase. Public opinion in Eng
land has greatly changed during the last
few months, and even if Lord Salisbury
is anxious to poirtely ignore such indis
cretions as Secretary Sherman's, the
people would not permit :t. and hereaf
ter, American demands, if urged in un
friendly "language, will be resisted
unanimously by the nation, no matter
what tne risjes may be. If America does
not keep a better watch over her poli
ticians, they will hurry her into a con
flict with th!s country whereof no one -is
able to see the end."
Stirs Vp Mohammedans and Afghans to
Affect Armenian Agitation.
London. Aug. 14. The Turkish news
papers, evidently inspired from the pal
ace, are printing lurid pictures of the
disaffection in India, sa:d to be caused
by British outrages., and, in short, there
Is a regular propaganda upon the part
of Turk&y to create troubles for Great
Britain in Mohammedan circles, as an
offset to London's abetting the Armen
ian agitation.
The officials of the Indian office admit
that Afghan officials have been concern
ed in the recent risings in: India, and the
strong reinforcements of British troops
which are novr being pushed to the front
show that the authorities are fully alive
to the dangers existing. It is strongly
hinted that the long threatened Russian
intr.gue has materialized, but circum
stances hardly warrant this assumption.
Is tne Rata Promised by a New Sche
le In
London. Aug. 14. The postofflce offi
cials here are deeply interested In the
experiments in telegraphy made by Pro
fessor Crehore of Dartmouth college,
and Lieutenant Squire of the military
school at Fortress Monroe, who claim
that their device enables messages to
be transmitted at extraordinary rapid
ity. "The experiments over short circuits
in the United States have been entirely
satisfactory; but we are unable to se
cure facilities for long distance opera
tions and so we came to England and
asked the help of the government. Su
perintendent Prece of the telegraph line
department promptly placed the govern
ment plant at our disposal and directed
his subordinates to g:ve us every possi
ble aid in the trials making over the
London and Birmingham line."
It Is understood that the tests made
have been entirely satisfactory. The In
ventors, however, ore reticent, pending
full demonstration of the -practlcabihty
of their scheme. They seem to fear pos
sible rivalry. It is claimed that their
device will transmit enough matter In
an hour, over a single wire, to fill a
page of a newspaper.
An official of the British1 postofilce sa:d
to the Associated Press:
"There is no doubt the Americans
have a most valuable idea, which may
result in greatly cheapening telegraph
ing. We are not yet quite satisfied of
its practicability, but the experiments of
next week will eettle the uncertain
"I am suprised that more assistance
is not riven to inventors In the United
States. England seems more friendly to
American inventors than their own
The Inventors are thinking of going to
France and Germany to show their
scheme to the telegraph officials of the
government of those countres.
Bnt Will be Permitted to noldonfora'j
IThlle Yet.
New York. Aug. 14. A dispatch to the
Herald from Havana, Cuba, via Key
West. Fla., says:
"Captain General Weyler's summer
campaign came to an inglorious end las:
Wednesday, when he returned to this
city, with rebels firing on his rearguard
all the way from Aguacate to Havana,
The captain general made a public en
V:ry Into the capital, but his reception
was chilly.
"General Weyier cabled his resignation
to Madrid on Thursday. Last night I
saw a copy of the reply he received. He
was told to remain in Cuba so long as
the present ministry holda power. The
suspense here is intense, but no excite
ment appears on the smrface.
The captain general who succeeds
Weyier wil have a hard task. Tae
splendid force of 200.00 men Spain plac
ed in General Wejler'j.jhands La. if the
truth be learned, now only a taaered
remnant. A tropf?al sun has proved
more destructive than battles.
"With fte exception of the fortunate
ones stationed in-and"' about Havana,
Spanish soldiers orp In a bad way. They
have not received their ply for months,
rhey are weak from Illness and poor feed
ing, they are badly clothed and many
have n3 shoes.
"In short, the Spanish army in Cuba
is not inclined and not m a position to
take the offensrve."
Nor has President CUdtrot' NIee Ben
Srat to a Penal Colony.
Havana, Aug. 14. Rumors which bar
recently oeen put in circulation to th
effect that Captain Gr-fcr3i W?y er had
farwardeJ his resignation to Madrid are
crucially dnled here.
The report tsa: EvanCa dsneros. niece
of President Cfsnero. of the Cebau
jrsviccial govtrssaest, wn ststesctd :o-
lje JBidjita HaUu agtc
Wichita, Sunday, Aognst 15. 1897.
Weather for Wichita today:
Fair; warmer: Tarlao.le wlads
Sea-Rises, 5:12; (. :CS.
Moon Waalnc: rls, 8:13.
1. George Orpet Talks for the Eas;i
Crisis la the Coal Strike Tomorrow
British Blaster About Shermaa
Gersaaay Ashamed ef Fool William
ti ralattr Lowers Ills Record
Wlaasbaco Iadhtas oa a Drank
S. Stock Market Teresa Ahead
September Wheat Worth 84 3-4 tMtl
Baltimore Make It Three Stralgkt
4. Fopocratlc Committee Meat
Mr. Stanley Will Conduct Servlc
5. Preparations tor the U A. W. Meet
City Caa Owa Gr Is wold Fark
6. Picnickers at tlawood Tartc
Street Car Fraacblsa Commended
9. With the Wordy Wit
10. Eagle auditorial Page
11. Rock Island Asks Farmers to Divide
13. Way of Woman's Work
day to twenty years at the penal colony
on the cost of Northern Africa, la un
true. The telegram sent out from here
containing this statement is probably
baaed upon the fact hat Evangellna Cos
eio has for some years been Imprisoned
In the Caaa De Recojidas. in Havana.
Senorita Coaslo. however, la no: related
In any way to the president, nor has she
been sentenced to penal servitude.
Havana, via Key West. Fla.. Aug. 14.
At midnight last Wednesday night, a
band of Insurgents entered the town of
Guantanamo, province of Santiago De
Cuba, and proceeded to the jail, where
the Insurgent leader Pericho Perez has
been confined for some time, with the
intention of liberating htm. An attack
wa3 made upon the Jail, but the Insur
gents were competed to retire by the
troops stationed In the prison. There
were losset on both sides. Simultane
ously with the entrance into tho town of
this band, other groups of insurgents en
tered by different routes and joined forces
at the Plaza De Armes. Several stores
were plundered. After an engagement
the garrison of the town succeeded in
compelilng the insurgents to retire.
A large force of insurgents attacked
and entered a village named Flrmosa, in
the mining zone, and plundered several
stores. A detachment of government
troops has been sent from Santiago Do
Cuba to assist the garrison of the town.
Captain George STewton, the Ameri
can who was recently captured by the
government soldiers after having been
wounded In an engagement near Baracoa
Pinar Del Rio province, la said to have
belonged to the band of Ealdomero Acoa
ta, which consisted of 300 armed and 100
unarmed men.
Reports from Sanctl Splritus are to tho
effect hat during the last four weeks 200
persons have died In the town, and sev
eral cases of smallpox have been re
ported. The chairman of the commercial cham
ber, as representative of that body and
of the League of Commerce, bearing that
Captain General Weyier had resigned,
called upon the captain general for the
prpose of expressing to him the senti
ments of these important corporations,
which represents the greater port of the
wealth of the city, of reiterating their
confidence that General Weyier would
succeed in putting down the revolution.
The captain general replied that he had
not resigned nor did he have any inten
tions of resigning.
The report recently publjphd that an
attack had ben made on Mantanzas Is
Genera! Mara to and Molina and Colo
nel Augilar are continuing their attacks
upon the insurgent stronghold on the
heights of Loma Grlllo, In Havana prov
ince. The place Is defended by the Joint
forces of the leaders Alejandro. Rodri
guez and Raoulorango. The mountain
heights extend from Madruga to Piplan
anl west to &vana Robto and La Bat
Hana. The place is called Loma Grlllo
Sow, and it is said to be Inaccessible.
To the top of the mountain there is only
a pth wide enough for a slnx'e file of
6oldiers, and it is impossible that artil
lery can be placed ro as to command tb
mountin top. The Spanish troops are
obliged to advance ekvwly, and ar al
ways exposed to the fire of the in:r
gents. Up to yesterday there had ar
rived at Madruga the bodies of twenty
Spanish soldier who had b-en kitted.
and about seventy woundeJ After th
Insurgents' atrenghoU saa Vn captured,
the Spanish troops will construct fort? ao
as to prevent th Inurgents 2 gal a taking
refuge In that position..
Contnl Geoeral L-e tell What Hat Hern
I)op With Ir.
Washington. Aug. H- Consul General
Lee. in a ra,ort to the side department
says loat rn 310,000 plared to th credit
of ta relief fund on May 22 last wa
eiutvant to 1&.37 Spanish doLarE. Tate
fund, which, he eaya, was expended with
the greatest care sd ecaamy. Is nsarfy
cxhaustM. Wita It aboa: 1.4W destitute
Americans have ben fd dirty and pro
vided with medicines. It cot 3 1-2 cents.
Ursted SUtes mosey, for h pewon
tr day. or even less, for tranrporianJoa
Is taken from the relief fund. Oae hun
dred and eVvea persons have had traas-p-srtatin
porchued for rarioa point
In Uj Unlfi States. Absut C z-r cat
of th 1 W destitaf! prn a-e x
naturalized American citizens. ba bo
hare rsid in Cuba for a. Son1 Usw
and whoc teslnes U ihtre. Many of.
tAeiR, th report say, do cot sp-ik
Epgi.h- A large numter have a-rr
ba in tae x sited swies sa rsesr 'rss
and are ebridren O' cacrH2d cillrezt,
CarilaJ. Ky- Ad?. H. The IxxJy ot
George WH&33. &Ior-i. wxa fond fraag
laz ta a tree- la the -xxmU near My.
JUL. this aftT&xw. Wilson's re?autia
33.5 beJi fcad. nd thl give ri w tfce
up;rien that the hisgtaf -rax dace
ty Saab.
Advice Won't Aid Graeakeras ta sKay tm
Horseback General Mltaa la Usrasaay
Tariff ArbltiatloB Germaa News,
Berlin, Aug. 14. The visit of the em
peror and empress of Germany to Rus
sia and the reception accorded thern
there is received In this country with
divided feelings. Many people blame tho
emperor for humbling himself unneces
sarily before the czar, think hk majes
ty hvis again exceeded his pper lim
its and say the czar phomed muoh le
impressment than his guest In the show
er of German decorationA and favor be
stowed upon the Russian court and oth
er officials. Finally, they also consider It
extravagant that there are now a dozen
Russians who are chiefs of Prussian reg
iments. Thtr fact that Emperor William, upon
several occasions, spoke In Russian,
while the czar ppoke the French lan
guage, id similarly commented upon.
On the ocher hand the results of tha
emperor's visit to St. Petersburg, so far
as possible, are what the emperor wish
ed, and especially as legards Great Brit
ain. Henceforth that country will find
upon all important occasion?. Russia, and
Germany in her way. A general under
standing to that effect has been llnally
reached, not only between the ewo rulers
tiut between Count Muravieff, the Rus
sian minister for foreign affair, and
Prince Hohenlohe. the German Imperial,
chancellor, and Baron Von Bulow.
It is a curious fact that the tone of lh
entire Russian press changed during
Emperor William's stay at St. Peter
burg, and became frankly Anglophobe.
The ncwepipern of Russia, which havo
hlthorto been constantly hostile to Ger
many, like the Novo Vremyu, and tho
Wyodomosti. now wolcomc Emperor
William as a new ally.
From Duke Jyhn Albrecht of MbckJen
burg, who nas Just vMtcd Princo Bl
Marck. the correspondent of the Associ
ated Press learns that the prince disap
proves of Emperor William's visit to th
czar and ltfl 3ccompanyJnk features as
calculated to raise hopea in the Russian
mind which Germany later may be una
ble to fulfill, especially In the matter of
further Asiatic conquests. P.:1ative W.
the state of affairs 1n South Africa, ant
the role played by the British eecreU
ry of state for the colonies, Mr. .Torph
Chamberlain, In recent events. Print
Bismarck eharply condemns the latter
and fears continued British duplicity.
As to advUlng the emperor or Prlnoa
Hohenlohe, the ex-chancellor said:
"Even with the best will in the world,
that is Impracticable, since it Is lmpos
rfble for me to supervise the proper csii
ryliig out of such a duty.
"Politics Is like honMiaek riding. Wlh
the best advince In th world, a cartlefs
and inexpert rider will be thrown."
During the coming week the np;rt
will astcml the naval exercise near Dant
zlg. He will wltm-ss Ui unveiling of a
monument to his grandfather, at Magde
burg, on August 25, and will attend th
dedication of a colossi! monumnt at
Coblontz. at the conference of the Mo
zelle and the Rtolne. on August 30. Tan
lattur ceremony w.n be one of unusual
pplen4nr. Th cHy and tn opyrtte fort
nt the EhrenbMto't'-ln wMI be brJHlunt
ly Illuminated at night. September 30.
tiii Imperial couple will arrive at Heai
berg and wHl witness the army maneu
vers that afternoon. The mme day tba
king and ?uen of Italy will arrive. In
General N'elsen A. Mile, U. fi. A., hat
bn RTuntmi parmlorion to wttno the
maneuvers. Meanwhile he kas gn to
Stockxota ami to Hiwfa.
Sub-frtpOon-fi ;r th rsllf ef Ski vis.
tinwof Ufa recent inundation ir. Germa
ny are pourtag in. ami all of SMe atMga
of the empr ar granting unw of Sidn
ey for Um iwKror. Th tkmatton ef
the mustctoaJKy of IWIn ha tasn In- ,
soaavsd So a xtoillon murk.s Bncafoe fcts
given 1W. tscrks. Cbrtotr'ntwj.tr, $
000 tmr". KfbrftM!. . mxz't. .taV.
cc Th avc9Kip-tr ar owOftlrtg
money everywhere The Vwcbc Zrf
tung cotiectexl 9M49 aatrkx vrltHfei .
7.ek and dpaebl ffc mny H
iunizti. TIM prortAtiftal chajritvtt tUs
itoo xrwiOaff p,'prlatt0. TAe 3sr
ernsaesc bowvrr. TB. not eK a pst3il
son of H&r reigSutUz vr thtr
dit. 4n order v avroprialij money Uic
the rottef worV
Actlcy upon the advlt of Iira Voa
TMfenaan. the Srxavr Grraa astras
sacdor at Wa4agtiu ho hts ,uiri:
cpp'anjwi pflry eouaeifSor and !&, r
rwwsitaave of th- tsipitl cftancHr an
3.H :ae flnaaetal affair ot tot etnsre. th
Cercnxa ifrvrn,t Is JIff Inn s
goUaio&4 ta Uf Ttrvemment of th?
otfaer e t:ntrle injured Xrf the srsr Uat
tl Statea tariff. pe!38y Fran twCL
B4sraxsifor'A nr-e ot 4trx aa
sgreret is 4ttitnJ 2 ftzVetUtten of
ail Hved Jit t-- sport of arSMtrs
ion !a Gf-niusi a :a iMsutcd
f ptmiu art tails?' :ie itUx! n&uhtn o
tixipasg !rs-ft and ttte peytsp; Vk fcr
Up Lnte4 &ait smsy t th m& rt
prtsatsctt pl r Ormaajr.
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