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'; I 2 ' THii SON, MOMDAV, JUKii lii, lbyV. ' "
I SHE SHOUTED OUT DENIAL.
una. warszawiak marts a boexr
IX Jilt. HALL'S ciiuncu.
The Ttin or (he Discredited Jewish missionary
Condly Protested HM Innocence Duriar tho
Service Veeterday Morning at Iks firth
Avenuo rreshyterlaa Church Pnt Out.
Mrs. Wnrszawiak, tbo wife of Herman
Warszawtck, tho converted Hussion Jow who
hm been doing missionary work among his raco i
on the oust side, and who wm suspended from
tho communion of tho Fifth Avcnuo Presby- I
torlan Church recently for gambling, mndo n
scene in tho church yesterday morning when
tho judgment was ttnnouneotl. nnd the wai
forcibly ejected from tho building. Tho ltor.
John Hall, pastor of tho church, who remained
Warszaw lak's Btanc.hcst ndvocuto until thocvl
donco of his Immoral conduct seemed overwhelm
ing, was not present. Ho exchanged pulpits for
tho occasion with tho Her. Hngh Prltchnrd of
the Alexander Chapel in King street. Dr. Hall'
primary reason for doing this was that his
grandchild died on Saturday nnd ho did not feel
cqutrt to conducting tho services In his own
church. It had been arranged, too, that the
Announcement of Wnrsrawiak's suspension
should bo read, nnd It W likely that Dr. Hall did
not wish to bo present on that account. No one,
however, expected such a demonstration as
took place. In tho afternoon Dr. Hall con
ducted tho services In his own church, and thcro
was nothing to indicate that tho church had
been tho geeno of oxcltcment In the morning.
Warszawiak did not go to tho church himself
yesterda). Perhaps his absenco was duo to his
enfeebled condition. When his present troublo
began ho was a stout, vigorous man, but ho has
. ,, since becomo palo and emaciated. His hands
" LM tromblo almost as if with palsy. Ills wlfoin-
f, If elated on being present when the announcement
y i Jf was made. Bho reaohed tho church early, and
V, took a scat In tho front pownt tho ralddloof tho
- church, directly In front tho pulpit.
ir There was another woman with her, nnd a
-J third soatcd herself in tho pew a little later.
I Mr. Prltchard did not know Mrs. Warzawiok by
tf 8 sight, and was not awaro that she was in tho
r ' church. He began tho services, nnd thero was
f SJ no interruption until after tho singing of tho
f , second hymn, and Just before the sermon.
i y Dr. Hall had told him of tho announcement
t?i that was to be made, and upon his arrival at tho
church Mr. Prltchnrd hod arranged with S. D.
r & Brownoll, Clerk of tho session, that after ho
' hndicad tho judgment ho should return to his
ft E seat before tho minister read his t6xt. In this
i X way. Mr. Pritchard thought, the announcement
J .? would pass otf as quietly os possible. When tho
-, timo come Sir. JJrownell, who Is a whltc-
" p bearded and vcuerablo older, rose and mounted
, , slowly to tho pulpit. U hod boon announced that
' tho Judgment w ould be read; and there weru
' & piorothnn 1,000 persons In the church. It is
F known that there is a division of opinion among
f tho parishioners regarding Warszawiuk's guilt
' li andthis brought out n larger attendance than is
t 1 1 usual in tho summer. Somo of thoso who knew
- f ; Mrs, Warszawiak. and had seen hur enter the
i, church, looked pityinglr in her direction, nnd a
t hush fell over tho entire congregation. In a
; J low voice Mr. Brownell road from tho paper in
, !, his hand: ,
"At a meeting of session of tbo Fifth Avenuo
i Presbyterian Church, held June 10, 18D7. on
f motion duly seconded, the following judgment
, : i wo ordered: The session, having deliberately
considered tbo testimony in the case of Iler
1 z maun Warszawiak, a member nf this church,
h charged by the Presbyterian Church in tho
, United States of America with Immoral conduct
4 as sot out in two charges auaported by sundry
f v, Bpeclllcatlons, nnd having listened to the tcstl-
& k mony. arguments, nnd explanations which hao
, p been oCfered. ns well by the accused as by tho
i ' Commlttcoof Prosecution, does Judge and deeldo
that the charges have been proicd and that the
j, said Hcrmunn Wnreznwiakis guilty of humoral
I i conduct charged upon him.
i, "And tho session does furtbor judge and dc-
, tcrmlno that the said Hermann Wnrszawiak
V ought to bo and he hereby la suspended, from tho
t V communion ot tlie Fiftil Aunuo PresbylerlAn
i I Church."
f f Mr. Brownell started to return to his seat,
f ' and at tbo same instant Mr. Pritchard was
f- startled by a low moan. From where he stood,
t ?i behind the pulpit, ho could nofsee Mrs. Wurs-
k '? jaw iuk, and the bound seeined to htmtoeomo
i; 'i, from tho organ lott. Ho u'l.mceit nervously in
:' E"' that direction, nnd in tho mean timo tho woman
W "Thut ia-not true," sho walled in broken Eng-
; C llsb. " It ii false. My husband Ih an Innocent
' if man. It Is all false. I cannot bo, silont any
; S longer. It is a shametul slander. It is not true
J M Eery word was distinctly audible In tho hush
1 ii that hud fallen upon the congregation. 31m.
Worszawiak, who is a short, stocky Jewish wo-
-J man, stood where all savo the minister could seo
f, her. Thcrowasafluttciing of f ans and a crnn-
5t ing ot necks all oyer the church, but no ouo
J f arose.
For n few seconds the tension was unrelieved.
? ft Mr. I'rltchanl whs apparently unperturbed, al
ii h though he said aftorword that ho was taken
s completely by surprise. His first thought was
f tnmuko un announcement, thinking that Mrs.
i fs Wursznw lak would cease her plaint. He started
ijf to say that during Dr. Hall's absence in July
-, 3R aud August he would frequently be cnllcd upon
B-; to toko his place. Ho found that the woman's
' r wail drowned out his own voice.
(flV. "It Is not true," she cried again. "Myhus-iUg-
band Is innocent."
f Tho two other women In tho pew tried to quiet
'., y her and to Indurn her to resume her seat, but in
r A vain. William Culycr, the sexton, and his sh-
, S' Bistant, Richard llurlou. who were at the back
I" of tho church, recognising tho woman and eceing
4 ., tho nature of the disturbance, started quickly
i J and quietly down tho aisle toward her pew. Mr.
I S, Prltchnrd, meanwhile, opened his hymn book nt
j 'A random, and in n steady volco give out the
' S number of a hymn, tho rirst that met his ce.
, W It wasn't tho placo fur another hymn, but the
j 4L organist was on tho alert, and almost ns soon as
J ?' tbo number was out of Mr. Pritchard's mouth
, i the strains of tho prelude sounded from tho
,, I ?' big organ nnd thocongrcgatlon arose losing.
, q Tho efforts of the sextons to quiet Mrs.
, S. 'Wnrszawiak wcro as fruitless as those of tho
' y two women had boen. Hho continued to protest
I ! excitedly even after the music had begun. Col
' h, ycr told her that she would oulj injure her hus-
' jf band by her vehemence, but sho paid no heed.
IS Finally he put his arm about her nnd sought
,- to draw her from tho pew. .She tried to sit
.ti down then, but with tho nsslstaneo of Bur-
ton ho got her into the aisle. After
that she mado no resistance, and the. two men,
l taking each nn arm. iartly led and partly
t dragged her to tho Flfty-tlflh street entrance.
S t Sho was followed by tho two women In tho pew.
, and once outsido the ono who had como with her
quickly took horucross to Hlxthnvcnue, where
1 they boarded n horso cur. Then Mrs. warsza
1 wiolc broke down and wept nnd sobbed. Sho
) h was almost hysterical when the reached her
K home at 80 SU Mark's place. V
J After Mrs. Warszaivlak had Been led out
7 about n dozen women, comprising part of tho
' ' Warszawlak party in tho congregation, gotuu
k and left tho church. Thero wcro up subsequent
J, oTldenccsof excitement on tho nart of thoso
present, and tho congrcgutlon llstoned uttcn
"V Uvery to Mr. Pritchard's sermon.
i. About four months ago. at ono of tho mattings
t of the session when tho charges against Warsza-
wiak wero under investigation, ho mado a slinl-
' V lar "scene. Dr. Hull had advised him to le
i pationt until he was called upon to give bis side
' " ot the case. On this occasion he became excited.
j and, jumping to his feet, derlnred that ho could
( i no longer remain silent. He was soon quieted,
i however, and reserved his defence until n later
t meeting, when he talked vehemently for threo
i , hours and a half.
, i Wnrszawiak came here from Scotland about
. (even years ago, with letters to Dr. Hall, who
I became his friend. He begnn his missionary
' work in tho Jewish quarter, and last December
, i he applied to bo taken under the carooftho
I ft Presbytery. Dr. Hall stood sponbor for him, and
-, i, . itlssaid that becauBO of this ho secured contri-
, ;" buttons from all over tho country. Churges
i ; wero soon mado to tho Presbytery that Warsza-
v wink was untruthful nnd unworthy, nnd tho
,, U) I'resbytery, upon the report of tho lie v.
i fc It, F, Sample of tho Westminster Presbyto-
'., rlan Chureh, Chairman of a commltteo which
B, Investigated tho charges, declined to sanction
"i his admission. This decision was subsequently
j rescinded, and tho mutter was reopened, and
' wa ponding for threo mouths. Within this
time the City Missionary Society, with which
Warszawlak was connected, aniiuiimcd that he
' had 'confessed to wrongdoing, and It was then
made known that Anthony Comstoek and ex-Do-
,m tcctive Sergeant Heidelberg had shudowed him
at tbo suggestion of Morris K. Jcsup of the So
ciety for the (suppression of Vice, 1 heychnrgrd
.- that Warszawlak had visited gambling houses
1 nnd other resorts in Wiehnwkcn mid thii city.
Warszawlak dentod the charges, undulso denied
that ho had confessed their truth. Tbo Invesll-
' nation which ended last week was then tx-gun.
Its result was published in This Sum on Friday.
. Tho judgment of dismissal was said to Imvo
' . been adopted by a voto of 7 to 4. Dr. Hall not
; t voting.
The official report of the session was mado
i ' publlo ysstcrday for the tlrst time. U bIiowm
' that none ot the charges agnlnst Wuiszawtak
was pressed except that of gambling It i bald
S that the evidence against him w as not sullh lent
H' to sustain any other charges. Tho report rchit es
W in detail tho operations of Wnrszawiak as a mis-
H slannry, and ills connection Willi Dr. Hall's
Hr church. It declares that "he ufllrmod
-HiA that be was a lit nnd suitable person
((f to exercise tbo Oospcl ministry in tho
He ' ' Irebyterlan Church,' and that he was a
I person of good moral character, when, In point
' of fact, his moral character wus not good, nnd ho
if was not a fit and suitable person to exorcise tho
-H- Oospel ministry: but had beou, whllo his said np-
iK plication tothePresbytory was pending therein,
,mm engaged in the practice of gambling unit fro-
(w quentinrpubllo gambling resorts, and gambled
nH and concealed theso facts from the i'resbytery,
jHjw, intending thereby to decciro t bo l'resh) tery."
jHSv The specltlcatfons atlcgo that the gambling
IKSBM. wj done sJLthe UoffmAn House in Weebawken
IssVs M '' V' ?"'"'' ft'1 ,ja' wuor won Qd l03t
Bjlgg1),.,. , .:.,....?s
at roulette. It is further stated that." when hs
was asked about the said gambling house and
tho gambling therein carried on, he denied all
knowledge thereof, but subsequently admitted
that he hod gambled." Tho witnesses cited aro
Krnest Itlchter, Anthony Comstoek. Oeorge E.
Oram, Joseph I). McManus, and Lawrence)
In spite of his troubles, Warszawlak has not
ceased his missionary work. Ho addressed a
crowded meeting ut 421 Ornnd streot last Sat
urday, delivering n sermon on "Pauls Persecu
tions and Sufferings," compirlng his own trials
to those of the apostle. '"After being perse
cuted for eight years," bo said, "I have been
driven out by falsn charges. The trial was a
I mockery. Tho jurors wero moro nnxlous to
hang me than to get nt .tho truth, and soveral
jsJtbem bcllovedmo guilty before tho trial, I
nm willing to submit my case to any court, and
donot douGt that the verdict would bo In my
favor."
Yesterday ho said that he should not let the
mailer rest, but would takolt to tho New York
Prosbytery, and If its judgment was ngatnst
him, to the Ucnernl Synod. Ho repented his
statement thnt ho had been spied upon while
gnthoring Information to aid him In his work. " I
am determined," ho said, "If my life Is sparod,
to vlndlcato myself at any cost."
$800,000 OP STOZCX MOKET.
ulBg aeTentyflve flank Stockholders for
Money Paid Them aa Dividend.
Lincoln. Nob., Juno 20. Nearly 100 moneyed
men ot Illinois, scattered over tbo Stato from
Chicago to East St. Lonls, many of whom reside
at Peoria and Qalssburg, havo been mado de
fendants In national bank lltla-atlon. It is an
other chapter in the famous case in which
Charles Mother, President ot the defunct Capi
tal Notional Bonk of this city, figured to the ex
tent of stealing something over 91,000,000, and
served flvoyears In the ponltentlary for It. His
bank closed In 1891.
Ten years prior to that time- the Capital Na
tional had been paying dividends amounting In
tho nggrrgnto to $000,000. Tho stockholders
wero mostly Illinois men. Receiver Hnyden of
tho Moshor Bank has now brought suit against
these stockholders to force them to return tho
dividends paid by Mosher becauso they wcro not
earned, but v ere paid out ot the monoy of tho
depositors. Ha says the books show that the
bank novcr mado a dollar. Mosberpald big
dividends help his other schemes, which con
templated loi rowing heavily of the Illinois In
vestors. i,u floated tbo Western Manufacturing
Company fur $1,000,000 on the strength of tho
reputation ho had established as a sound finan
cier thtough Illinois. Tho thing was a lizzie.
A similar suit has just been decided hero
against a Now York stockholder, Mr. II. Ward
Howard of Now York city, who must return
2tl,000 paid to him In dividends by Mosher.
Itecolvor Haydcn, J. WDeweose, Charles Ma
goon, J. H. Ames, nnd G. M. Lambertson havo
just returned from Chicago, where thoy took
Moshcr's testimony In the cose.
Serenty-flve Illinois stockholders are Involved.
Mosher declares that t he dividends wero earned,
nnd that If the books do not show it they have
been mutilated since be left tho bank. Tho law
Is clenr that If the dividends wero unearned
they must be returned to reimburse the depos
itors for money atolcu. Mosher Is now living in
Chicago.
risiox itizrjtAZs niitjjxy wjsaltji.
Jarue Follows the Directions af an Alleged
aesk aud Din VP BS.OOO In Cold.
Sah Antonio, Tex.. June 20. Orson N. Jayne,
a Swede, has n small farm in Lavaca county,
south ot bore. A night or two ago he had a
vision in his sleep, a woman appearing to him
with a ghastly cut running diagonally across
from her left shoulder to her right side. She
asked him what ha was worrying about. Ho re
plied that hard times and loss of money were
making him nnxlous and fearful ot making a
living for his family. She replied:
"You havo plenty on jour farm, and no use
worrying, and if you will begin nt the west cor
ner of your held and count off fifty rows of cot
ton and then go to unothcr end of the row and
step back thirty steps and dig you will 11 ml
enough to mnko you independent.
In tho morning ho followed directions and
turned up a furrow at tho point Indicated when
he found a Aft) -cent silver coin dated 1801.
Dropping everything, he brought it to town nnd
showed It to arlous persons and was advised to
continue his search. In company with James
Sterryhe went back and found $3.75 more in
silver, and then tho woman appeared and told
him to dig more to the eouthwoxt. He and
Sterry , becoming nl.irmed, left tho place nnd did
nothing more until the next morning, when he
unearthed -$4,000 In gold, all ot San Francisco
mintage of tho titties.
FOnOEJ ItAIXJtOAJ PASSE.
Arrest la Cntbago or tho Altered aVaador of n
Gaar or Swindlers.
Chicago, June 20. Edward Beach with sov
eral aliases, who is said to be the leader ot a
gang of railroad-pass forgers, was arrested last
night at the Palmer House, Beach, it is said,
forged tho names of Chauncey M. Depew, Presi
dent of the New York Central Hallroad, and of
the general superintendent of the Jersey Cen
tral Railway. Ho is credited with having
flooded tho country with passes on nearly every
railroad which enters Chicago. In addition to
the Kastern railroads the Santa T& system has
also suffered extensively. Tho chief capital in
lieach's enterprise was his similarity in appear
ance to tbo general superintendent of the Jer
sey Central Hallway.
By representing himself as that railroad offi
cial ho is said to havo successfully duped manv
passenger agents. It was learned that Beach
was expecting a letter at the Palmer House, and
detectives watched him. He noticed that he
was being shadowed and made a break for lib
erty, but was headed off in tho cigar store.
Beach was taken to the Central Station. He
protested tils Innocence, but tho police say they
havo In him tho roost dangerous member of tho
gang of pass forgers.
GO BACK OVER SEA, 31 it. wuzirr.
Arrival or an Alleged Lunntlr, or Whom Hla
Wire Uad Warned the omclala,
Otto Wolff, a German Jew with an abnor
mally largo head, a short body, and restless gray
eyes, was a steerage posseugor on the Bteatnshlp
Andalusia, which arrived yesterday from Ham
burg, Tho immigration officials were looking
for him. His wife, w ho han been In this city two
years, hod turned over to Commissioner Senner
her hUBbaqd's photograph and papers showing
that he hnd been three times in an insane
asylum ami thnt ho was considered a dangerous
lunatic Mrs. Wolff said that Wolff was a loco
motlvo engineer, and that ho was receiving n
pension of 43 cents a day for twenty-one years'
continuous service. lie was released from his
fourth term lu nn asylum three weeks ngo and
invested a part of his pension money In a ticket
to this port. Ills daughter notified her mother
by cablo that Wolff was coming. Mrs. Wolff
said that she fcarod her husband intended to
kill her. Wolff declared that he did not want to
hurt his wife. Commissioner Sennor decided
not to let him havo tho chance, and ho will be
deported,
GOING TO XE OAZAPAQOa.
An Expedition to Study (lie Dlolory or That
llemarkable Uroup.
San Fkancisco, June 20. To-morrow the ex
pedition under tho charge of Mr. C. M. Harris of
Angusia, Me., will sail from hero on n schooner
for (be South Seas to study tho animal, Insect,
and plant lifo of the Galapngos group, of which
Albemarle Is the largest island. Mr. Darwin
visited tho Islands In 1830, nnd Sir Joseph
Hooker nnd Dr. A. Gucnther havo been thero
since, but no ono hns over explored them care
fully. The theory nf ninny scientific men Is that tho
Islands once formed n part of the mainland, as
their fauna and flora differ radically from thoso
nf any other South Sea Islnnds. This expedition
(shacked by Mr. Walter Itothschlld ot Iiondon,
and the equipment cost 1.000. Mr. Harris's
assistants are Profs. (1. 1). Hall nf Dartmouth,
F. P. Drowlc of Providence, It, I and It, II,
Hock, the well-known California ornithologist.
It will he gonu seven months, nnd the members
expect to classify nil the animals, birds, fishes,
and Insects found on the various islands.
n'JlEllK IS MHS. 1IETTE113IAN?
Her Husband Says Sho I.ert Home Suddenly
He Ulaiues n. Married Man,
Mrs. Loulso Hetterman has been reported to
(ho Brooklyn police by her husband. Paul Het
terman, as missing from their home, 484 Centre
avenuo. He says sho left on last Thursday, tak
ing thclrS-ycnr-nld dnugliter. Ho alleges that a
married man, whoso homo is on Jersey avenue,
disappeared nn the sume day, nnd Hetterman
believes that man knows where Mrs. Hottermun
Is at present.
sno.ooo Mill Fire lu Providence.
PnovinKNCK, It, I Juno 20. Fire was discov
ered in tho stock house on tho Manton Woollen
Mill property late last night. It completely de
stroyed tho structure, und caused hoavy loss In
other parts of the mill. The heat caused au
tomatic sprinklers in tho finishing room to work,
damaging goods to tho extent of if IIO.OOO. The
total loss Is placed by tho owner, Horace M,
Kimball, at ijuO,000, fully covered.
Two xj-hour Limited trains each way, trtrr day In
Ibe yt'sr, between New York aad Chicago, via New
York Central ami In is Hlchigan Central and Lake
bliore conarcthms.-t.41iv,
' -jjasfcjaaJil.l&rtffiffiagg'aaa?wnn-wi
IT MADEGEN.GOMEZ LAUGH
A JtEXATtKAttZE FHOPOSAZ, SUB
UITTED BT HAVANA BPANIAnDS.
Let Spaniards and Cohans ratio to Whip tho
United States and Thorn They Can Bonwa
Their CnpleaMntneee den. (losses Reply
to tho Vnhappy Bearer of tho Mesoag.
Havana, June la After tho last failure of
Wcylcr's agents in Sancti Splrltus to induco
Gen. Gomez to accept peace with Spain on tho
basis of reforms for Cuba, a proposal which was
manfully refused by tho Cuban leader in his
letter to Weyler of May 16, already published
In The SON, another attempt has been mado by
tho Spaniards to secure a moro extraordinary
agreement with the commander-in-chief ot tho
Cuban army.
This timo it was not proposed to Gomez either
to give up Cuba's independence, or to end tho
war by any other kind of treaty, but an Incon
ceivable thing If It did not emanate from Spanish
brains to make nn' armistice with Spain and
join the Spaniards in a war against the United
States. After tho Americans are whipped an
end of the struggle which la accepted without
question by these sanguine Spaniards Gomez
could take the Held again to fight tho mother
country, and tho war would proceed between
the Spaniards nnd Cubans " until a declsl vo set
tlement of their family dispute Is reached."
The authors of this ridiculous scheme were
some Reformists of Havana who belong to the
circle of supporters of the newspaper, the Diario
de la Marina, The idea, it is said, met the
approval of tho Marquis ot Rabell, President of
the Reformist party and the principal share
holders in the Diario de la Marina Company.
While the Marquis, who was merely Don Pru
denclo Rabell. a cigarette manufacturer a few
months ago before the Queen Regent gavo him
his title, was in the United States a few weeks
ago he held several interviews at Washington
with Sefior Dupuy do Lome, and the latter con
vinced him that the policy of the American Gov
ernment was to annex Cuba after Spain should
becomo thoroughly exhausted in her war against
the patriots, and too weak, therefore, to repel
an American attack.
Don Prudonclo, tho Marquis, well-known in
Cuba as a perfect ignoramus, who holds a po
litical position only on account of his money
and tho pecuniary support ho gives his bank
rupt newspaper, felt his Spanish patriotism
aroused by SoQor De Ixime's statement, and
wroto immediately to bis friends in Havana
that something ought to bo done to prevent the
success of America's Machlavolllsm with regard
to Cuba. As soon as this letter was received
the bright idea ot "a raco war" against tho
United States occurred to the friends of the
Marquis and to some other Reformists.
Gen. Gomez was approached early this month
by a commissioner from these Spaniards at his
camp in La Reforma, Santa Clara province
Gen. Gomez's policy, since tho hopeless financial
distress ot Spain began, is to listen to any com
missioners coming from tho Spanish side. After
hearing them he always answers that tho only
possible solution of the war Is the independonco
of Cuba, But ho was extremely surprised when.
Instead ot the old story of homo rulo and re
forms, ho hcanl the commissioner unfold the
great scheme of war against tbo United States.
I translate literally here from a letter received
in this city by a Cuban agent and written by
Gen. Uomoz's privato secretary:
"Tho General has forbidden me to give tho
name of the commissioner. Ho pledged his
word to keep it secret before the man spoke, nnd
you know thnt ho does not like to compromise
any of the Spaniards who havo written him or
came here to speak to him.
" I can tell you that since the General landed
In Cuba Ito lead this war we never saw him
laugh so heartily as when, after the Spaniard
had disclosed his scheme and he had made him
repeat it, ho assured himself that he was not
treating with a madman, but with a gonuine
agent of somo Spaniards of Havana.
"The General called Dr. Hernandez' to his
tent. In tho prcsenco ot the amazed Commis
sioner, and between his roars of laughter, which
surprised tho guards and every one who knows
of bis usual sad aspect, explained to the doctor
the new Spanish proposal.
" ' Don't you know,' said Gomez to the Spaniard,
'thct I myself have-appealed to the United
States in letters thnt I wrote to President
Cleveland and President McKinlev 1'
"Tho main argument that all the Spanish
raco ought to unlto In Cuba against a fpreign in
vasion was seriously answered by tho General:
" ' You forgou' he sald,wthhis usual severity,
" that we wero nf your own race when you en
slaved us and plundered us. Now it is too lato
for such talk. We will be glad only when we
Beeyou out ot Cuba forever!
"The only Importance) which tho General
gives to all this is that It shows the uneasiness
ot tho Spaniards with regard to the United
States. He understands that President Mo
Kinley's policy Is already different from Mr.
Cleveland's, notwithstanding all the official re
ports to the contrary circulated by Spanish dip
lomats. "The General does not care very much for a
war between the United States and Spain. He
says that all wo need Is to be recognized as
belligerents by America. But If such a war
comes tho General believes that it will bo only
n matter of a few days for us to roach Havana.
Tho United States would not need to land a
single man In Cuba. With the support of her
navy we would Immediately take Havana by
land."
Notwithstanding the ridiculous end of tho
"raco war" scheme, the Spanish newspapers
here talk about It as an assured thing. They say
that this is to be a "family war." El Putblo
and Kl Comercio maintain gravely that " In tho
prcsenco of a common enemy fathers and sons
will unite," La.neha albo considers thnt such
will be the case, tho Spaniards being tho fathers
of the Cubans.
A Cuban wag who is ably working here against
Spain has remarked to jour correspondent con
cerning nil this talk thnt It Is a gross mistake for
the Spaniards to consider themselves the fathers
ot the Cubans. The Spaniards of to-day descend
from those contemporaries of the conquerors of
Cuba who remained in Spain. The conquerors
w ere tho real fathers of the Cubans. If tno con
querors wero brothers of the ancestors of the
present Spaniards, tho Cubans and Spaniards of
to-day aro only cousins. This epigram Is very
popular now in Havana as un answer to tho
' race war" campaign.
Gon. Weyler knows about the commissioner
sent to Gomez, but ho protonds to Ignore It. His
most Intimate friends declare that the only so
lution is to exterminate tbo Cubans.
saw aorix murdered.
A Sun Correspondent In Cuba Wltnooood tho
Aseanlnntlon of Charles dovla.
Kbv West, Flo., Juno 20. Gabriel O'Farrlll,
who landed in Cuba a year ago with the Ameri
can newspaper correspondent, Charles Govln,
and who for four months has been a reporter of
The Scn in the Held In Havana province. Is now
hero, recovering from illness contracted in the
war.
O'Farrlll has made here a sworn affidavit as to
the murder by the Spaniards of Govln. O'Far
rlll was a witness of the assassination and he
narrowly escaped the same fate, making a brave
stand against the Spaniards together with the
other mon of his expedition. He says that Go
vln was captured without arms and that he told
the Spaniards his nationality and profession.
Notwithstanding that, the Spaniards killed him
before leaving tho field of buttle.
When tho Spaniards retired O'Farrlll found
tho body of Govln on the field and counted
eighty-four wounds of machetes on it. He dis
covered also that Govln's hands were tlod.
O'Farrlll himself burled Govln In a place watch
he can identify.
ATTACKED A BllITOX IX CUBA.
rerhaps Cnstand Won't stand This Bert or a
Spanish Perrormnuce.
Havana, Juno 10, via Key West, June 20,
Mr. McLoan, a well-known English resident
horr, manager of the railroad between Havana
and Marlanao, was attacked on Sunday in his
owu house at tho latter place, which is not far
from tho capital, by two Spanish soldiers who
Intended to rob hi in ot (2,000. Tho soldiers
used their arms, but Mr. McLean and his ser
vants mado a bravo stand against tho assailants,
compelling them to retire. The shots from both
sides did somo damage to the house Mr, Mi
Lean bos submitted a claim against the Spanish
Government before the British Consul.
J os 6 Fernandez, n Spaniard, was to Ih shot
yesterday, together with Molina, a Cuban. Bomo
Spanish women in Havana besought mercy from
Weyler on behalf ot Fernandoz. Tho result was,
that though both wero sentenced to death as In
surgents, tho Spaniard was pardoned and the
Cuban shot.
The pacitlcosat Gulnes asked Mayor Aldecoa
for arms and ammunition to light against tho
Cubans, forming a guerrilla by themselves. One
hundred paclllcos wore armod by the Mayor and
they immediately joined the Insurgents.
Tho Spanish guerrilla of Cruces has been ex
terminated by the Cubans In an engagement ut
tbo estate Rodriguez, Santa Clara province.
Between Santa Clara and Lomas del "Vlento,
Santa Clara province, the Spaniards wert de
feated after Ave hours' fighting, leaving on the
field forty-eight dead and elghtr-nlno wounded.
The Spanish column retired to Camajnanl.
At Cabo Kscondldo, Plnar del Rio province, a
hard engagement toolc plaro on Friday, between
the Cubans under Chucho Monteagudo and tho
epanish battalion ot Puorto Rico. Both sides
suffered hoavy losses.
At Cacarajioara and Malpaso, In the same
firovlnco. tho Spanish battalion of Balcares re
reatod before the Insurgents, leaving on the
field many guns and ammunition, which fell
into the hands of the Cubans.
Cuban hospitals have been raided by the Span
lards at Nuova Paz and Monto Sogundo, Hnvana
province. The nurses and sis children wero
murdered.
DAVXITjESS successful aoaix.
The Filibuster rands Two Mora Expeditions
on the Shore of Cnha.
Jacksonville, Fla., Juno 20. Tbo filibuster
ing tug Dauntless has two more expeditions to
her credit, having cleverly outwitted tho Span
ish spies nnd American cruisers. Two woeks
ago sho was released by United States Commis
sioner Otto In this city. Sho had boon arrested
nt Miami, on tho east coast, and was charged
with violating tho neutrality laws.
Immediately after her release she sailed for
Port Tampa and took on a largo cargo of arms
and nmmunltlon and satlod for Cuba, Her next
expedition was taken from somo placo on the
east coast railroad near New Smyrna,
Just as she had gotten under good headway
she sighted tho United States cruiser Vosuvtus,
but It being nonr night sho managed to keep out
of her way, and whou morning como she scurried
behind ono of tho koys and escaped.
To-day sho appeared within threo miles of Key
est, sending a small boat ashore with threo
Cubans, who, after paying a visit to the tele
graph office and chatting with mombors of tbo
local Junta, left again nnd went back to the tug.
There is a well-founded rumor that sho will go
to Miami and tako on more arms for Cuba,
The Cubans here are jubllantover the success
ful landlngot the expeditions, and say the Daunt
less will not be captured, as they havo a spot
now that cannot bo found by the splos. While
landing hor last expedition in Cuba sho was
chased away by a Spanish patrol boat Just as
sho was gettiug ready to launch tho last boat
load ot arms; thoy had to bo brought back, but
most of tho cargo was landed.
ZXDEMXIxr ron MltS. ItUIZ.
The Stat Department Preparing Ita Caao to
Bo Submitted to Spain.
WAsnmtrrON, Juno 20. Tho Btate Depart
ment is preparing a statement about the Ruiz
case to submit to Spain with the claim made by
Mrs. Ruiz for (150,000 indemnity for herself
and her children. Consul-General Lee's report,
affidavits from Mrs. Ruiz, records of Dr. Ruiz's
American citizenship, und information obtained
by Commissioner Calhoun will form tho basis
for tho case of the United States. Mrs. Ruiz's
claim will be made directly to tho Spanish Gov
ernment by Gen. Woodford, tho new Minister,
unless there Is a compromise between the
Madrid authorities and tho widow without re
course to diplomatic negotiations. This will bo
the probable outcome of t he question of personal
indemnity and may end tho case, but thero Is a
likelihood that the United States will demand
somo sort ot satisfaction for the Illegal arrest
und killing of nn American citizen and the vio
lation of treaty obligations In keeping Dr. Ruiz
ineomunieado for a longer period than seventy-two
hours.
HOSTEEBS SHOWED FIQUT.
Two or J. Wyman Jones's Employers Cichanso
Shots with Two Constabloo.
Bolton. Mass., Juno 20. An exchange of
shots took placo late thlB evening between two
hostlers at the summer place of Millionaire J.
Wyman Jones of Englowood, N. J., brother-in-law
of Mark A. Hanna, and two constables of
the town. No one was Injured, but the hostlers
were arrested and lodged in the Clinton jail on
the charge of drunkenness.
Mr. Jones recently purchased a place on Wat
toquoddoc Hill, about a mile from tho village,
and has fitted it up sumptuously as a summer
house. He hired William Boyce of Sterling to
tako charge ot it. A few days ago two hostlers
arrived from Englewood, Thomas Bruerton,
head hostler, and James Curr, assistant.
Troublo bciran nt once between Boyce and
Bruerton. Tho latter declined to tako orders
from Ho) co, telling him he had nothing to do
with tho stable and to keep out of It. , At U
o'clock to-night Boyce went Into tho etabio and
Bruerton throw him out. Boyce went to the
vlllago nnd returned with Constables Dow and
Cole. Bruerton and Carr n ere both drunk and
showed tight.
Dow fired a shot from his revolver Into the air
to intimidate tho raen,'but, instead ot giving up,
Bruerton got a shotgun from tho stable and
emptied It at the constables. There was another
rxenango of shots when Louis Archler, tho
butler, took the gun away from Uruerton. Both
hostlers were then arrested. Mr. Jones Is mov
ing his family here from Georgia, und was In
Boston to-day.
KILLED IX A STREET FlOllT.
James Hasall, a Necro, Slabbed by Another
negro. Who Eecnpea.
James Hazel), a negro, 30 years old, who lived
nt 17 Rockwell place, Brooklyn, whllo fighting
early yesterday morning with another negro,
was stabbed over tho heart and died In the sta
ble at 440 Hudson avonue. He was employed
by a piano manufacturer. At midnight of Sat
urday he was put out of the saloon at De Kalb
and Hudson avenues because he was intoxi
cated. He was next seen about 0 o'clock yester
day morning, fighting with nnothor negro, on
De Kalb avenue, near Ashland place. Both men
wore In tho gutter, with the stranger on top.
Some of the neighbors soparated them, and they
walked off in different directions. Thoy met
attain, in a few minutes on De Kalb avenue, near
Hudson, and the tight was continued.
When the stranger walked nwny Hazell stag-
gercd Into Hudson avenue, where he was met
y Alexander Walsh, who took him Into Ter
rell's stable nt 440 Hudson nvenue. Walsh be
lieved Hazell was drunk and let him sloep on
some straw. At 7:30 o'clock Walsh found that
the man was dead. It was then ascertained that
he had been stabbed over the hoart.
Up till n lato hour lost night no arrest had
been mode In the cose.
MRS. BERBER'S IT ILL SET ASIDE.
Hone or the Properly to do to Carl Wendel
loln, with Whom Sho Lived.
Jamaica, L. I.. June 20. The will of Mrs.
Henrietta Kerbcr of Evergreens was set aside
yesterday by Surrogate A. N. Weller. She died
In 1894 leaving a ono-third interest In her estnto
to each of her two daughters, Jennie llohen
steln and Mlna Lawrence. The other one-third
of her estate she left to Carl Wendelsteln, with
whom she had been living for somo time. After
reciting tho circumstances In which the will was
made. Surrogate Weller In his opinion says:
"To sustain this will would bo rewarding a
man for coming Into a household and taking
away tho affections of n mother for her children.
The property was left to her by her husband,
the father of the contestants, and It Is a viola
tion of all senso ot justice that a paramour
should step In und take this property or any
part of it away from the children ot the man
who earned and accumulated it,"
COMrZAIXT AOAIXHT MEXICO.
Mrs. Rosa Plnley Hao a Grievance Against
Our Sloler Republic,
Oaxaca, Stats of Oaxaca, Mex Juns 20.
Mrs. Rosa Flnley, who la now in Washing
ton to enter complaint against the Mexican
Government, came here four years ago and
loaned $8,000 on a coffeo plantation owned by a
German near bore. She also loaned other smaller
sums to different business men here, and It Is
not known that sho lost any money by these
business transactions. She was shrowd In busi
ness matters and made money.
Sho was arrested about a year ngo on some
trivial charge and spent a night in jail. Sho
disappeared n few months ago and nothing had
been heard from her until nows came of her ap
pearance in Washington, It Is said hero that
sho has no grounds for complaint against the
Mexican authorities.
Musletaaa righting for Rarh Others Job.
The old attempt to have the orchestra in the
Fourteenth Street Theatre, which Is composed
of members of tho Mutual Protective Union,
replaced by members of tho Manhattan Musical
Union, was relived at the meotlngof tho Cen
tral Labor Union jestenlay, Tho Manhattan
Musical Union is ufllllatod wllh the C. L, U
nnd thoM. P, U, Is not, therefore tbo Manhat
tan people regard tho M. P. U. as non-union.
The matter was brought up by Delegate John
son of tho Manhattan Musical Union, who said
that last season's orchestra had been reengaged,
and ho asked that tbo C, L. U. demand of Mana
ger Kosonquest that no musicians except thoo
afllllnted with the C. U U, bo employed. This
rcquost was grunted.
Malarial Pever Closes the Clenuon College.
Columbia, S. C, June 20.-Bocause of the epi
demic of malarial fever at Clemiou Agricultural
College, and the fact that parents are withdraw
ing their sons by every train, the authorities
havo decided to close the college on next Friday,
There have beta a hundred cases otf svlx,
TOO MANY COPS AT CONEY.
163 J1EVECOATS COUZD XOT FIND A
RAISES LAW VIOLATOR.
But They Plnehert One Thimblerlsger Tho
Conehen-Coaeb.ee llaneo Uame and a Croat
Moral Show A Sentimental Slnser Hakes
Things Lively on tho Last Train for .Home.
"You can't catch a crook when you hunt for
him with a brass band," was a favorlto expres
sion ot a noted tletocttvo in this city yoars ago,
nnd tho Coney Island policemen learned by ex
perience yesterday that ho was right. They had
announced that in addition to tho regu
lar forco of flfty-thrco mon stationed at
tho island there would bo fifty detec
tives from Capt. James Reynolds' Bureau ot
Criminal Investigation and Information nnd
two men from each ot the thirty precincts in
Brooklyn down there. This mado 103 police
officers in alt, and at tbo end of the day they had
only arrested one poor thlmblorlggor, who
evidently had not heard the announcement.
True, there wero several arrests under section
078 of the Penal Code, which relates
to disorderly conduct on publlo convey
ances and has a provision which enables
the pollco to arrest a person for almost
anything, from throwing a banana peel in
the street to looking cross-eyed at a Conoy
Island cop. These and a few drunks wore all
the malefactors that the big police force was
able to gather in.
Thero was not a single violation ot tho Raines
Liquor Tax law, according to tho reports of tho
103 policemen, and yet every saloon, concert
hall, dancing pavilion, and restaurant where
drinks are sold was running wide open and
serving its customers as usual.
Unless there Is a law passed by the next Legis
lature making it a misdemeanor for any band to
play the couchoo-couchco mora than onco a day
a riot is likely to occur at Coney Island.
Every band, carrousel calliope, and piano
player drones out the Oriental music from morn
ing until night whllo tho shows aro going, and
oven when thry are not tho musicians keep up
their monotonous toolings.
Ir tho pollco did not permit the bunco and
short earn mon to Bhow their faces on the Island
thero were enough bunco side-shows there,
though those who were taken In by the bunco
shows seemed to bo amused ut tho manner In
which It was done, nnd apparently thoy did
not mind tho expense. One of these shows on
tho Bowery did a flourishing business, owing
probably to tho fact that tho bunco cost only a
nlckol. The crowd was attracted around tho
barker's stand by a Fourth ward clown dressed
In a Turkish costume. He caught them by
making grimnccs and beckoning to somo phan
tom visitor In the distance
Tho crowd gathered around, gaping open
mouthed at the antics of tho clown, and when
enough ot them got together, tho barkor began
his work In a low, confidential tone.
" I suppose some of yauso ladies an' gents have
read in the newspapers about our show beln'
immoral; now, I want tor state that It's nothln'
of th' sort, although wo give everything that th'
newspapers says wo does. Now wo claim that
this show is one of the morallstiat on th' Island,
an' ask yer, one en' all, ter step lnsldo an' Judge
f er yerscl ves for th' small sum of n nickel.
Then the barker glanced around as it afraid of
police Intervention, and, raising bis voice, ho
continued:
"Como on everybody, the greatest coucheo
couchee on tbo Island. Th' real ting an' no mis
take, for a nickel a throw."
A group of cappers on the outskirts of the
crowd shoved ana hauled victims toward the
box office, where they unconsciously gnve up a
nickel and passed Inside. When the place was
comfortably filled tho show began. The stage
consisted of two boards.
A piece of calico answered for acurialn. This
was drawn aside and tho barker announced that
living pictures would bo the first show. Two
stout Gorman women dressed in Turkish cos
tumes and the Fourth ward clown posed in the
tlrst. The clown was in the act ot tilling with
beer two glasses which the women held. This was
labelled "A Scene at Coney Island." The next
picture showed ono woman lying prono and
the other standing over her with a drawn ro
olvor. This was labelled "Vengeance," and
concluded the living picture show.
Then the two women went through a Swedish
peasant dance, and the announcer said that the
performance was concluded and the spectators
could tell their friends they had seen a highly
moral show. The victims chuckled with joy
over the bunco and passed along.
The last train borne from the island Is always
Interesting, nnd that of last night was made
particularly so by a young woman who had ap-
fiarently lost her friends. Sho had been enjoy
ng the refreshments on the island but had
her dignity with her, and was determined
not to Bo trifled with a very dangerous mood
for anybody to be in on the last train,' Sbo sat
well up in tho front of the car, with her arms
folded. She was singing a sentimental song, the
chorus ot which ran:
Don't turn her away, John,
Don't turn her away.
She's come homo to comfort us.
Now that we're old and gray.
The voung woman was half asleep as she
warbled, and she was startled when the crowd
applauded and one young fellow shouted:
''Good for you; sing it again an' I'll buy you a
peach when we reach N'ew York."
The young woman's dignity was offended.
" I want you to understand that I'm not to
be Insulted," she exclaimed, with rising indig
nation. " You're all right, sing it again," yelled tho
young man.
"You're a very ungentlemanlyfled person,"
said tho young woman.
A shout ot laughter followed this remark, and
the young woman became, so angry that she
Blappod a fat German, who was snoring, in
tho face. Ho jumped up and began striking out
wildly.
The young woman then sailed through the
car slapping right nnd left, nnd had Just got her
hatpin out prepared to do other damage when
the train rolled. Into the station and everybody
jumped out and r.in for tho boat.
RAILROADS IX THE MOJATE.
nrveylnar a Desert rtouto In tho Iletteet Part
or the Tear.
San Francisco, June 20. The Southern Pa
cific Company has two largo nnd completely
equipped companies of surveyors out on the
Mojave desert surveying the railroad route
through Walker'B Pass. What makes this move
noteworthy is that railroad work of any kind on
the desert Is seldom carried on till the cool
weather In November begins. This Is the hot
test time of tho ) oar on tho Mojave and tho men
will suffer sot erely.
It Is reported that this rush In surveying is to
forestall any other rniltoad from building
through Walker's Pas, which Is tho only good
entrance left from tho desert to Southern Cali
fornia. Itlssald that the Southern I'aclllo will
build n new lino from tho Mojavo to connect
with the Carson nnd Colorado road, thus giving
Ita through line to the Kast, which will be 3o0
miles shorter than any otbor.
POZICEMEX FIOHT WITH XEOROES.
A Mvely naltle. In Which Thirteen Prisoners,
One a Womnn, Aro Taken.
When Policeman McKee of the East 126th
street station arrested a disorderly negro in
122d street, east of First avenue, yesterdny nf
tornoon , the negroes who swarmed tho neigh
borhood got his prisoner nway from him. When
four other policemen went to bis nsslstaneo
there was a battle, in which stones and clubs,
the Inst wielded by police, figured.
The police finally look fourteen prisoners, one
Mary A. Perklnson of 313 Kast 122d streot, who
tried to rescue her lover with n hatchot. Thev
were carted to the station In tho patrol wagon.
To Protest Aralnat the Special Jury Ijw,
It was announced yesterday thnt tho mass
meeting in Cooper Union, got up by the Contral
Labor Union nnd kindred organizations to de
mand the repeal of tho new Special Jury law,
would bo held next Friday evening. In a clrcti
lament out by the Mass Meeting Committee
tho now law Is referred terns "A blow nttbo
froatest safeguard ot personal liberty the
ury system.
Weak and Weary
Describes tho condition of many people tlo
bllltated by tho warm weather or by dls
ease or overwork. Hood's Sarsaparilla Is
just tho medlclno to overcome that tired
feeling, purify, ciiricli, nnd vitalize tho
blood aud Ive a ftood appetite, sound
digestion, refreshing (deep, vigor and vital
lty. Hood'a Sarsaparilla also cures bolls,
pimples, and other manifestations of im
pure blood which mako their appearance in
jvnrm weather. Thousands of testimonials
from people who have token Hood's Sarsn
parllla and who have been permanently
cured of tcrrlblo blood diseased, dyspepsia,
neuralgia, rheumatism, prove that
HOOdi S pariua
Is tho best In fact the One Truo Blood Purlflor.
Sold by all druggists. $1 ; six for $5.
HOOdfe HUB Sae.elofetr7
BAXKER BEXBAM'B TRIAL.
Rs Is Accused or Having Poisoned Hla Tonne
Wire wllh Prusslo Acid.
Batavia. N. Y June 20. Howard C. Bonhara,
a youhg Batnvta banker, will be put on trial
here on Monday on a chargo of having poisoned
his wlfo, Florence Tout Bcnham, with hydro
cynnto acid. Mrs. Bcnham died early on the I
morning ot Jan. -4 at her residence, 38 Klllcott
avonuo, and it was announced that rheumatism
of the honrt was the primary cause.
Sho wan married to Bcnham on Aug. 4, 1802,
against tho wishes of hor parents. Thocoupjo
came to Batavia from Mrs. Bonham's former
homo. In tho vlllago of Byron, on Sept, 1, 1803,
and took up tholr residence on Kast Main streot.
Later they niovod to the houso In Elllcott ave
nuo, whore, It is alleged, tho wlfo was poisoned,
Bonham and his wlfo did not agroo. It Is
charged thnt sho objected to his habits, and on
ono occasion she was on tho point of leaving
him. Sho had $10,000 In hor own right, Whon
she first came to Batavia, Uoldcn T. Miller,
cashier of tho Bank of Batavia, was deposed ns
her guardian, and her husband's fathor, Martin
C. Bcnham. was substituted. Bcnham and his
fnther engajod in the private banking buslnoss
with monoy advanced from his wlfo's estato, it
is alleged. The prosecution allogcs that tho
troublo botwecn husband and wife becomo so
serious that Mrs. Bcnham intended to lcavo her
husband when sho hocame of age and socurcd
possession of her monoy. Benham was bellovcd
to own llttlo property himself.
When tho wlfo's death was announced vnrl
ous rumors caused Coronor Barringcr and Dis
trict Attorney Lo Seur to mako an Investigation.
An Inquest followed, and tho physicians gnvo
out the statement that death was due to atrophy
and degeneration of tho muscular heart tissues.
This 8ccmed to settle the matter, and tho body
was burled In the Byron Cemetery.
Tbo remains hnd been Interred only a short
timo when S. J. Elliott, a pharmacist In tho em
ploy ot K. M. Jewell of Bntnvla, Informed his
employer that on two occasions he had sold to
Bcnham prusslo acid und had not registered tho
Bale. Ho also said that tho sale occurred a fow
days after the reading in the presence of Ben
ham nnd others of nn article in a Canadian papor
which told of tho murder ot a woman by means
of prusslo acid, Bcnham was very Interested nnd
road the account over and asked many questions
os to tho ncllon of tho poison and how long It
took for all traces to pass away. Elliott said
that Bcnham claimed thut ho wanted the poison
for n dog. Tho result nf this Intelligence was
tho Ul3lnterrlng of tho body. Tho organs were
submitted to Dr. F. P. Ynndonbiirgh, city chem
ist of Buffalo, who reported that ho had found
traces of pnislc acid. Bcnham was indicted in
Mnrch for murder in the first degree.
During the examination Mrs. Peter Farrnnt,
tho dead girl's mother, gave dnmnglng testi
mony. Sho was nt tbc Bcnham houso nnd nwnko
at the timo of her daughter's death. She was
awakened by tho crying ot Howard Sidney Bcn
ham, her Infant grandson, and went to his room
to quiet him. As she passed Bcnhnm's room sho
saw that Benham was dressed. This was about
1 o'clock. Her daughter appeared to be in good
health and apoko cheerfully to her. She re
turned to bed and went to sloep. Shortly after
ward she was awakened and heard Benham and
his wlfo disputing. He was attempting to mako
his wlfo tako something which she strenuously
refused to do. Within a few minutes ni
ter the discussion Benham hurried to the
witness's room and said bis wlfo was dy
ing. Sho hurried to the room and found her
daughter lying on the bed in a cramped posi
tion. Mrs. Benham's head was thrown back,
her arms distended, nnd her fingers cramped.
Sho was gasping, and almost Immediately died.
Bcnham In tho mean timo was striding nbout
the room swearing because the servants did not
come.
During his imprisonment Bcnham has in
sisted upon bis innocence Other troubles have
followed closely. Tho Benham baby has been
taken away from the old people, the guardian
ship of tho estate has been placed In other hands,
and charges are mode that tho will of the dead
wife wan forged. The trial will be a battle of
experts.
THE CUSIIIXO IX BAD SHAPE.
Poor Work Raid to nave lleen Done on the
Torpedo Dont nt the Isorrolk linvy Yard.
NEwroRT. June 20. Tho torpedo boat Cush
log is at the torpedo station partially disman
tled. Sbo U, therefore, temporarily out of com
mission, and the cause is alleged by officers of
the station to be carelessness and oversight on
the part of the engineers' force at the Norfolk
Navy Yard, where the craft wan recently over
hauled. The matter, it is understood, has been
reported to tho Vavy Department, nnd nn In
vestigation may follow.
When the Gushing left bore enrlv in the spring
she was considered to be in perfect condition;
but, with Assistant Secretary Roosevelt aboard
threo Tvecks ago, it was noticed that she could
mnko nothing like her regular speed. A hasty
examination failed to reveal the trouble with
the machinery, nnd It was not till this week that
the real causes were discovered.
Ifwas found that in the ovenbruling at Nor
folk the diaphragms of tho plates of the smoke
stack were left off, and consequently tho regular
nmount of forced draught could not be obtained
in tbc engine room. It was also discovered that
the packing of tho pistons had been only about
halt done, nnd this permitted the loss of consid
erable steam. These defocts are now being
remedied.
LAST FIGHTS OF THE CHIXESE.
More Details or Their Attacks on tho Capital
or Pormoam.
Tacoma, Wash.. June 20. Over 200 Chinese
were killed by the Japanese soldiers in Formosa
early In May. In the first attack, on May S, the
Chinese lost 130 men and 100 more wore shot
down a weok later, when thoy again attacked
Thai Pc, the Formosan capital, with the object
of overthrowing tho Government und driving
tbo Japanese out. !
It was part ut their plan to seize an immense I
quantity of silver coin ana bullion stored in tho '
warehouses nt Thul Pe in readiness for tbo tea I
season Just opening.
Nineteen Chinese prisoners were to be exe
cuted us soon ns military trials could be had.
Another prisoner, ngrd 13 years, will bo spared
because ot his years. Ho was tho only one
captured who admitted his guilt.
The Japaneso lost about a doren killed and as
many more wounded. In each battle they were
protected by fortifications and buildings, from
which they mowed tho Chlneso clown with
repeating rifles.
PUT TO FLIGHT BT BEES.
A Party or Men Driven Trout Their Work on
Ibe floor or an Old nnlldlng.
Pout Chester, N. Y., June 20. A party of
workmen were engaged on Saturday in tearing
the roof from nn old buildlngowned by S. Meade
In Quaker RIdgo, East Port Chester. They had
Just begun wurk when thoy were attacked by a
swiirmof wild twos, which came from tho attic.
They attempted to light them off and continue
work, but the bees wore reinforced by others
In such numbers that tho men Jumped from thn
roof nnd ran. still pursued by the bees. A few
ot them did not entirely free themselves from
thn pests until they jumped Into a creek.
The men returned afterward, and by building
n tiro ot green wood, wcro ablo to smoke tbo
bees out of the building. It Is said they found a
great deal of honey.
MRS. PHILLIPS MISSIXO.
Her Unsband Thinks She Has Beeoaso lasano
and Waudered Away.
Trestoh, N. J., June 20. Henry A. Phillips,
a farmer living near Titusville, has reported to
the police that his wlfo has been missing from
her home since Wednesday morning, when she
started to come to Trenton to visit a dentist.
She did not call on tho dentist,
Mr. Phillips thinks shohas become deranged
and wandered off.
Mrs. Phillips Is ItH years old. She wore) a dark
dross nnd light-colored hat. She has a slight
cast in one of her ojes.
Telephone In Alabama.
MoniLE. Ala,, Juno 20. The Western Elect rlo
Company of Chicago hns begun suit In the
United States Circuit Court here agnlnst the
Homo Telephone Company of this city, wllh
connections throughout Alnbama and Missis
sippi, for an alleged Infringement ot the patents
of Charles K. Serlbner on switchboard lmproi e
ments. of which tho Bell Telephone Company
bos sole control. Tho Home Company Is the
only ono In tho United States using Independent
instruments. Tho result of the case will depend
to a great extout un expert testimony.
C'nptlTO.Uorn tlshes.
Fishes born in captivity can be kept In that
stato moro easily than fishes brought Into
captivity from a wild state. There Is a differ
ence, however, evon In captivo-born fishes In
this respect. Trout, for Instance, born and
reared In inclosed spaces In the comparatively
shullow and warmer waters of Long Island, will
stand confinement in aquarium tanks better
than fishes horn in captivity in the colder
waters ot Maine,
Where the Little One Came In.
In a tank at the Aquarium there are three
bluckflsh, one weighing about ten pounds, one
six, and ono about two pounds. When thoy
wore fed the other day they nil made for tho
Bamo piece ot clam, slowly sinking through the
water. The two big ones mot head on nnd
humped their noses, and both missed it. The
Ultlo one carried off tbo prise.
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regularly. The material is of stable A
quality, fast color and the making is as
good as possible. Silk linings. Silk
or pongee vest backs. Single or doubls
breasted coats.
See if you don't admire these Serga I
Suits. A few extra ones made up for
prospective trade 15 and $20. Can't
get better at any place in New York.
Merchant Tailoring up stairs. Com
plete and well equipped. Prices not
high.
EO THOMPSON'S SONS "
24S BROADWAY
Near Park Place.
mrotvnuo tailou and CLorniEns.
A VETERAX IX A POORUOUBE. j
Joseph Deaktn Sayo He Cnt Ofr an Bnemyi
Head with a Rabrs Stroke In India.
STiucrjec, N. Y.. June 20. In tho county
poorhousoat Onondaga Hill Is a man who boosts
ot having performed the same feat attributed in
a recent cablo despatch to Col. Mahmoud Bey ot
the Turkish army, who Is said to havo cutoff
with ono stroko of his sabre tho head ot a Greek
o nicer.
The man Is Jostph Deakln. Hs is 83 years
old, and has been In the poorhouso two yean.
Ho was born In Pontpool, Monmouthshire, South .
Wales, and tho early part of his lite was spent J
in tho coal mines. On June 15, 1812, he enlisted, M,
nnd, after seeing service in various parts of tbs
British empire, served through tho Crimean
war. During one engagement Deakln suddenly
found himself confronted by threo stalwart Rus
sians, who wcro advancing upon him with fixed
bayonets. lie parried their thrusts for a time,
when help came in the form of Martin Haley,
tho funny Irishman of the regiment. Haley
made a rush at one of tho Husslans and pinned
htm slick as a whistlo on tho end of hla
bayonet, and Deakin himself took care of on
of the others. The third man ran away. Deakln
had three front teeth knocked out by ono of tho
fellows, and a little while afterward a bullet
struck him in the chest and kept him at tho,
grave's edge for a couple ot weeks. When
Sebastopol had been taken he went with his I
regiment to Malta, and thence to Gibraltar. I
Then came an order to start for Bengal and join
the thousands ot troops England was sending H
out to quell the Sepoy rebellion. Upon his
arrival in Calcutta a cavalry company was I
wanted, and although Deakin had always fought 1
on foot he offered his services. "
"Wo marchod to Lucknow," sold Deakin.
" and thero we got hold of a lot of old plugs of
horses nnd began to get in shape for tho attack
on the rebels. Wo started up country in a few
days to a town called Caproe and struck a band
of 800 rebels. Wo waded right into them, and
when we got through there wrosn't enough of
them left to tell the story. It was in this fight
that I cut off a native cavalryman's head while
going at full speed.
" In the front rank of the enemy, just as ws
wcro getting into lighting position, two of ihe
enemy came rushing straight at me. one on
ench side. I got rid of tho first all tight, for hs
did not quite reach me. The othor fellow ross
in his saddle end made a swing at my head. I
wasn't very green with my sabre, and I warded
off his blow. His sword took off a piece of my
elbow cap. but I didn't know It at the time. As
ho was passing mo I saw my chance to get la
the great sabre cut. I brought in my arm Back
ward and took bitn on the neck. I sliced his
lie il off as noit at n carrot and It rolled to tho
eround. I swear to you as I am a living man 5
that the horse with his headless rider went for 1
fifty yards before the man's hands let (roths
reins nnd the bodv tumbled to the ground.
At the close nf the rebellion Deakin returned
to Kngland byway of Ihe Cape of Good Hops
nnd was discharged. Ho received two medals
for service in the Crimea, but these he lost one
night when he was out for a high old time
sbortlr after his return home- Deakln says he
lias a medal due him for his service in India,
but he does not expect ever to get it. He shows
seven scars of wounds received while in the
service. The mot serious of these is an in;ury
to his kneecap, which was smashed by a flying
shell, and has brought on rheumatism that has
made him n cripple of late years. Besides this
he hns n bullet mark on his breast, a shortened
funny bone where the sabre of the Indian struck
him on the elbow, three front teeth which are
false, nnd a sear over his eye. tho result of a
premature explosion of a mine near Balaklavo.
Deakin came to this country in 1863 nnd first
lived nt Wntertown. Ho went into what was
probably tho Merccst battle of his life when hs
picked out a prclty llttlo girl of 10 nt Pom
Byron nnd asked her to ho his wife. He was 40
yoars old at that time. Tbcyhad five children,
butoverythlngdid not run smoothly and thev
separated. Deakln rnn nn elevator In tbs
Crouso block until two years ago, when his
rheumatism compelled him to seek the poor
house. Deakln draws 05 a year pension moner
from tho Englijih Government, This he received :(,
tlrt one your ago. He thinks he is entitled to t
back pay.
" If I could get thnt." said ho reflectivelv, "I
w ould ha e nlwut $2,500, nnd I would not havi
to worry the rest of my life and live on other
people's charity."
MR. MILLER'S SAFE WRECKED.
lie nnd Xeslertrd to Warn nnrglar That II
Was l-'nloeked and JCinpty.
Piiovidenck, June 20. Some time ago Tn
Sun recorded tho fnct that storekeepers and
others in the southern part of this Stato had
given up keeping valuables In their safes, owing
to the persistent raids of burglars. Many of the
safes are left unlocked, nnd in many instances
ncard Is left hanging from the door knob call- .v
ing the nttcntton of burglnrs to the fact that ths -V
safe contains nothing of value and Is unlocked.
Grocer J. W. Miller of Mantle neglected this
precaution tho other night, and In consequence
his safe was badly wrecked. Following the ex
ample of his neighbor, Mr. Miller leaves noth
ing ot value in the safe over night and Is always
careful to seo that the snfo Is unlocked. Vol
being aware of these facts, some burglars esme
along, broke into the store, and began drilling
into the safe without any loss of time. When
the hole was deep enough they set off their ei
plosives and blew the snfo door to smithereens.
Then thoy scrambled for tbo contents. They
found some pieces of plugged silver coin nnd a
bundle of mirthless notes, which had taken up
room In tho safe for somo time, and theso tbey
carted away. They wero undoubtedly a much
dltgusted band of burglurs when tbey reckoned
up the profit and tliplo'ii. . , .
As for Grocer Miller. If he has his safe repaired
he will doubtless take tho precaution to put a
copper sign on it hereafter.
Thlnn That Aallnle Kentucky.
Lexisotov, Ky., June 20,-Followlng are a
fow of tho latest Kentucky news items:
Butter Is selling at Hie cents per pound la
Mercer county.
Woodford county farmers are trying to effect
a combine to keep ui tho price of wheat.
Squirrels are ilcslni) Ing young corn in Mercei
county,
In Woo lford count) 7,000 bushels of the grow
ing wheat crop has boen sold at 05 cents per
bushel.
Lee None nf Nlcholasville says be has moro
mucin in his namo In proportion to the number
of letters than any other man in Kentucky.
Marj, (ine-yinr-old daughter of the Itev. Mr.
Chumley nf llarrodsburg, was nearly droiinud
in a tub of BoapsudH.
Turnplko raiders In Nicholas connty captured
threo of the men sent tn guard unoof the toll
gates. They released them after making them
mi cur they would never guard another gate
Fu)cttu county contains morn than lurnly
persons w ho arc o or 80 year old.
Lexington has a negro currlnge painter w)ms
face has turned white within tho last mica
years.
A bolt of lightning struck tho flagstaff ot
Lexington saloon, chipping out a large piece, m
throning It across the street, where it lodged in AJ"
the telegraph wires. The saloon was uninjured.
Bosweil Fox of WInchcblcrgrew l.JIOD bui.li'!;
of Btruwberries this reason un clcien acruMu
ground.
Wood Urcen of Lexington has two Tow. 1
county wildcats 111 n cage, procuring them t r
lights with dogs. ... I
Thu que dluii now ngitntlng thn minds of i
X-ltay naming Club at Iiuiei.i-mlrii c n
whether Muishal county produces morn motor-
men for I'aducah street railw ays thuu Ballua

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