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VOL. 1. JSTO. 38.
WASHffi&TON, D. C. TUESDAY EV38NING, SEPTEMBER 17, 1895.
REFORM ISTHEIR SLOGAN
To Be Spelled With Capital Let
ters in Piatt's Convention.
DO YOU RECOGNIZE
DUnRltfin liSI WORD
No Farther Racing Between the
Valkyrie and Defender.
ACOEPTB THE SITUATION
IN THE PUBLIC EYE.
POLITICAL STAES PfiESENT
Not Much of n Hurrah, ns l'lutl Had
Eterythlng Cut and Dried, and the
.Small Opposition to Him Made Xo
Figure Eiclno Resolution to Bo
(Saratoga, N. Y., Sept. JT. Clear skits
and a bracing atmosphere gladdened the
hearts or Republican statesmen when they
took a look around this morning. The con
fident ones declared that the day was as
bright as the outlook for Republican vic
tory. They shook hinds with party workers
from all over the State, and the sentiment
expressed everywhere was that the grand
old party will have an easy thing in the
Empire State this fall.
The old ticket of '9.1 Is to be named, and
Colora A. Martin, or llinghampton, will
be on the ticket for court or appeals.
"Reform" will be the slogan of the cam
paign. All other Issues will be let alone
ns much as-possible, nnd the battle will
be made on much the same lines as last
year, when the party surprised Itscir and
LEXOW ON DECK.
Clarence Letow, or Investigating fame,
Kill strike the kcjnole in his address as
permanent chairman. II is select ion for that
Important post 1s to give voice to the slo
gan or battle.
lie will point the way for the siher
tongued orators of the fall campaign, and
the party leadership for a tidal wave like
that of last year. They do not expect
150,000 majority, but they do look for
enough to return their men to Albany by
pluralities larger than they obtained In '93.
Mr. Piatt dominates thesltuatlon so com
pletely that there is no fun for the kickers
nnd those who enjoy political scraps. The
men who were working forFassett, Cogges
ball, Milbolland, Bliss, Collls, and others
last year are shouting for the old ticket and
bnrmony thl year.
Behind all the State work, behind the
platform, the speeches of temporary and
permanent chairmen, there Is a quiet
purpose to shape all things for the nomina
tion of Mr. Morton for President In 1896.
The only feature that Is not In line with
this programme Is thepreseneeof Chnuncey
II. Depew. While Mr. Depew Is one or the
most harmonious men here, the delegates,
up-State, leaders, and workers with whom
he shook hands, cannot help but wonder
how Cfiauncey would run in 9G.
J. Bloat Fassett was kept busy all the
forenoon telling his friends that all he ex
pects to do in the convention Is to vote
when his name Is called.
He checked the aspirations of some of
the few anti-riatt nien-whoare here, and
who -wished him to head their forlorn cause,
by telling them that he came here to work
for the party nnd the party nominees and
not to make trouble. Without a leader of
Fassett's calibre to whoop things up, the
hopes of the faction fell.
The Hon. Hamilton Fish and his asso
ciates whoare to be namedastheconimittee
on resolutions, had a long session this fore
noon, putting the final touches on the plat
form. It will be long and comprehensive and
unless it is changed, an excise plank will
appear. It wlllbeofanoii-committalklnd,
but in tho judgment of the colons it will
be better than no plank at all.
Any attempt to spring an excise or home
rule plank on the convention will be headed
off by a motion to refer everything to the
committee on resolutions, where it will be
DEPEW IN EVIDENCE.
To the general surprise Chcuneey Depew
""was one of the busiest of the busy around
Convention HalL Everybody was inter
ested and amazed, for everybody believed
that Piatt and Depew despised each other,
nnd that nothing could ever kindle love be
tween them. Something must have kindled
It, however, for Depew, only Just arrived
from Europe, had come from Albany by
special locomotive, had come straight to
Piatt's room, barely stopping to have his
bat brushed, and had brought his son with
- Now, great Importance was attached by
all to the taking of young Depew Into
theFlatt den, for catli man said to himself:
"Chauncey might go for political .rea
sons, but nothing would make him take his
on, except a firm conviction that Piatt
means to be good." The Platl-Dcpow
reconciliation and hob-nobbing lasted about
two minutes and a half. Then Mr. Depew
went away with his son, and Mr. Flatt
started up his factory again, and went on
wringing the hands of delegates.
FASSETT'S LONESOME QUARTERS.
It was a sad thing to go from the hot,
crowded Plait quarters to the lonely,
freezing rooms of Fassett, the champion
Flatt fighter. Fassett's headquarters at
Congress Hall suggest nothing except
some spot where the sun never shines
and the font of man never treads. In
the long, long halls leading to his rooms
there was no one, and loud knocking on
the door brought no answer- When the
door was opened no living soul -was to
be seen, not even Fassett himself. Man
is essentially a gregarious animal, and
Fassett, finding that he could not be
gregarious all by himself,1 had gone out
to bunt for company. There was a little
gas stove on the floor, -with a pipe running
op to the chandelier. There was no tobacco
smoke in the air. The carpet was not
even muddy, and, caddest of all, an open
box of cigars stood on the table half full.
Bad is the lot of a statesman who, in his
beadquarters at the end of a long day,
finds a box of cigars half full. A barrel of
cigars wouldn't have been enough for
Piatt to-day If be had been given them
away, but be was not..
CttiniKis Thinks It Serious.
London, Sept. 17. A dispatch from
Itadrid to the Pall Mall Gazette saysjhat
General Martinez Campos has written
to Benor Canovas Del CastiUe, the Span
ish premier, in which he declares that 'the
Cuban rebellion Is a great deal more serious
than It was at the time of his last report.
Left All to a Daughter.
" Henrietta Richards' will was filed for
probate to-day. It was made September 4,
1800, Rosalie. Richard, a daughter. Is
named as executrix and is made the sole
beneficiary of the estate, which Includes
the house at No. SOS Q street northwest.
Sn SS -Ws fiaMsssssV-hi mii
It Will Probably Be the First Ex
tended to Cuba.
Recognition ot the Cause by the Diaz
Government Believed to Be a
Thins of the Near Future.
There is a strong Impression prevailing
here, both in official circles and among
those who sympathize with tho Cuban
revolutionists, that Mexico will soon, take
the initiative in the recognition of bellig
rency, Private telegram have beenrecelved here
which indicate such a policy as having been
Jcfinltely determined. It has been pre
viously intimated that this would be done
tt the earliest possible moment, and the
opportunity Is now afforded by the prac
tical formation of a. dc facto government,
which will permit Its official recognition
without necessitating an actual violation
of international comity.
It Is regarded here as eminently fitting
that Mexico, so long under the domination
of Spain, and having at her hands suffered
such hardships and Indignities, should be
the first to formally admit the emancipa
tion of a neighboring nation, peopled by
those having thesamulanguageand common
parentage, ir there is one country more
than another that should appreciate the
benefits or republican Institutions, that
country is Mexico. -
As the foremost republic among the na
tions of the earth, it had lieen hoped by
Cuban sympathizers that the United States
States would be the first to extend a help
ing hand to the struggling patriots fight
ing for freedom within eight of its shores,
but the greater republic can well yield to
the lesser in this respect.
The return of Secretary Olncy is believed
to indicate that the President will sooa
follow him. It is a virtual certainty that
the latter will, upon his retunvproniptly
take up for consideration the question of
recognizing Cuban Independence.
His sentiments are so well known as to
indicate bis favorable action ir the eccen
tricities of diplomatic usage will permit.
In any event it Is believed some steps of
this character cannot be long deferred.
STEEL COMPANY'S TROUBLES.
Firm "Which Attempts to Fight
Against Organized Labor.
Muncle, Ind., Sept. 17. The Union Steel
Company, at Alexandria, Is beginning to
feel its first 'trouble in the war against
It is announced that a couple of hundred
men will arrive from Bfc. Louis to-day to
sign the contracts and go to work at a
reduced price. Lost night fifty Muncle men,
mostly puddlers,iwbo have been at work
in the mill, quit and are coming borne to
The Amalgamated Association has some
representatives In the mill, and they have
organized to meet the St-Lnuislons.
The plant will cover about thirty acres
of ground v. ben completed, employing an
army of hands. It is owned by St. Louis
APOPLEXY OR SUICIDE.
Mem tier ot n Failed Firm Found Dead
Chicago, Sept 17. J. Arnold Brecher
was found dead In bed yesterday morning
In the Groveland, an aristocratic apart
Be was at one time a member of the
Jinn of Nagie & -Brecher, which failedrin
1892 for $sb,000. K&sle "was" arrested
in New Yorlf'last- week on -the "charge'
of swindling saloon, keepers by selling
bogus warehouse! receipts. Some secrecy
has been maintained In Velatlon to the
death of Brecher -
The body was shipped to Milwaukee
last night. In the death certificate the
cause of death is -given as apoplexy. The
theory that It was a case of suicide is held
Rip Van Winkle and His Fat
VEST JILTS WHITE METIL
Said to Have left- the Ranks
of Free Coinage.
HE SEES HS HOPELESSNESS
He Will, It Is Smted, Advocate Its
Larger TJse as Subsidiary Coin, Tint
Will Not Champion the Simon-Pure
Article Ills Desertion u Big Los
to the Movement.
Silver men are worried to day over the
reported desertion of Senator Vest.
That Missouri statesman, who hasallalong
clamored for the white stuff at 16 to 1,
Is now said lo have been converted.
Senator Vest, who Isnb win Carlsbad, has.
In private conversations with persons who
have met him in Europe, declared that, in
his opinion, free coinage at theold ratio was
no longer possible.
Just what position the Missouri Senator
will occupy on the silver question will prob
ably not be known until some occasion
arises for him to express himself In the
Senate, but it Is announced with posi
llveness that he would never again favor the
free coinage of silver at the ratio of 16 to
1. This Is stated on the authority of aMIs
sourian in n position to know.
WHAT VEST FAVORS.
This gentleman said Mr. Vest would prob
ably be found among those who, while ad
mitting the Impossibility of free coinage at
the old ratio, would favor the larger use of
silver as subsidiary money, and would pro
pose to coin as much of the white metal as
the circulation ot the country could absorb
Silver men of this type arc not the most
dangerous, for scarcely any two of them can
agree upon any definite plan of action. As
long ago as the extra session of last Con
gress, when the bill for the repeal of the
silver purchasing clause of the Sherman law
was under consideration In the Senate, Sen
ator Vest bad doubts about tbeabillty of the
United States to maintain independent free
coinage at the ratio of 16 to 1, and brought
forward a bill proposing a cbangeof tliern tio
to 20 to 1. He would probably favor such
a proposition at fhis time.
L08S TO" THE PAETY.
Senator. Vest's defection from the free
coinage men will be a serious loss to them
in the Senate, for he is a member of the Fi
nance Committee, which has charge of an
measures relating to monetary matters.
Even should there be no general reorgani
zation of ihe Senate committees when Con
gress meets, there must be a new ap
pointment to the Finance Committee, be
cause Senator. Mcrheraon, of NeW'Jersey,
who served on that committee, was not re
elected. It the Republicans Bbould not wish to
take the majority ot the committee Senator
Mills, of Texas, would probably be the
Democrat added in place of Senator Mc
pherson; but should the Republicans fill
the vacancy, the probability Is that a sound
money man would be selected. In either
event the composition of the committee
would be such us t make the reporting of
a free coinage bill impracticable.
AGAEfST FREE SILVER.
Illinois Democratic Executive Com
mittee Goes Back on the Convention.
Chicago, Bept 17. The Democratic
State executive committee has issued' an
address to the Illinois Democracy.
It repudiates the June State Democratic
cu rrency or free silver convention at Spring
field, and denies that tliecnnvpntlon vntim
.the sentiments ot th'oiuiaols Democracy.
Theaaaressdeclarea emphatically against
the -free and unlimited coinage of silver.
It states that it is ready to furnish the
voters ot the Democratic party in Illinois
wtw documents on the subject, and will
proceed to do so, this document being the
Ilrstb . ,-
ADDING INSDLT.TO INJURY
Japan Will Use the'CMnese Indem
nity to 'BuyITew Ships.
American Builders Will ProbaDl-f Se
cure the Bulk of tHe Contracts
for the "Big- Vessels.
For reasons which wjll be briefly ex
plained. It Is not believed here that the
Japanee go eminent has placed a large
order for new naval vessels with certain
of the large shipbuilding firms on the
Clyde, as has been reported.
In the first place, Japan has no money
available for this purpose, and secondly,
no such contracts can be given without
the money being rirst voted by the Par
liament. The Japanese Parliament has not
met since last March, when It waB called
together ror a Tew weeks In extraordinary
session to meet the exigencies arising out
of the war with China.
The next Parliament will be prologued in
in November, at which time the reports
of the various cabinet ministers will be
laid before It, including the recommendation
of the minister otmarlocfor an increase in
the naval establishment.
The Japanese minister of marine, it is
said, has no more authority to order new
ships until an appropriation has been made
than has the Secretary ot the American
Navy. It is also claimed for this reason
ibat'all reports that new ships have been
ordered are premature, inasmuch as such
action at this time would be clearly un
constitutional and vigorously resented by
When the regular session of the Parlia
ment begins in November next, the first
installment "of the warMndemnlty from
China ($00,000,000 will-have been paid.
All, or the major part of 'this sum, will be
appropriated for the purchase of a number
of first-class battleships Ot the same dis
placement as those which' this government
is now building.
The native Japanese newspapers have
printed repeated editorials calling upon
the government lo emphasize Its friend
ship for the United States by giving a
few ot these contracts to American ship
builders. If it be true, as has been asserted by
Mr. Cramp, that the battleships and cruis
ing vessels of the highest class can be built
in the United States as 'cheaply as upon
tHe Clyde, therernKlhenr apparently, no
reason to doubt that' At- Americans will
not be overt ookedwheonheJapaneseaward
their next naval contract.
Ills Body Found MotuilM in Rear of,
Fort Wayne, Ind.,'k. 17. Q. M.
Binger, postmaster at BunBe, Ind., a sta
tion a few miles west of j Hart Wayne, on
the Nickel Elate, was foanfl stead this morn
ing In the rear part o t the vostof flee.
The hands' and feet were3iound and the
body mutilated. The nasllipostofflce and
grocery store wereootcd'aad,robbed.
The dead man Was'anrold soldier, a
widower, and lived alone'ln a dilapidated
frame building. Of late lie; has been bother
ed by toughs about the p)ace and tramps
along the railroad. HistpostofTlcc was
robbed three months' ago, and he bad
three Dnnfle toughs arrested.
It is supposed tba't burglars visited the
postort Ice" last night. Binger heard them,
and an encounter followed.-durlng which
the postmaster wis .Morally murdered.
Twenty police andj deputy sheriffs from
F,ort Wayne wereoatheBcene of the mur
der at daylight. '" t;"
Baron Charge4yitb Jorgery.
'London, Sept. .IT.' JL dispatch from
Berlin to the Centra eV fays the public
prosecutor is- abs ttswe a warrant
for the arrest or Baron Vn,Harnmerstein,
late chief editor of-thceux Zeicongon
the charge ot forging bills to 'the amount of
200,000 marks in toe nanc of Count Fln
kersteln, the ctialrman.of tKe Kruez Zeitung
committee. Baron Svon Sammersteln is
.supposed to be iniondoa
Ills Lordship la Coldly Courteous
When lie Declare lie Believed
Defender Wus to Jllame, But That
tho Decision of the Cup Committee
Settled the Matter Forever.
New York, Sept.. 17. James D. Smith,
chairman, and J. Fred Tarns, secretary, ot
ot the America's cup committee, met to
day, and, with the authority of the other
membersot the committee, made public
the letters which pawed between Lord
Dunrnvcn nnd Mr. selin, In regard to
resalllng the America's cup races between
Defender and Valkyrie III. After the meet
ing Commodore Smith said:
"Tho letter first submitted from Mr.
Iselin explains itself. I do not know
where to upply to Lord Dunraven to get
a copy of Mr. Iselln's letter orrerlng to
resail the protested race ot September 10,
but the following correspondenceshows the
facte, as bis (Mr. Isclln's) letter of Sep
tember lOaUosbows the fact of his desire
to Tesail the last two races, September 10
and 12, or failing In this, to sail the whole I
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iiwu.il utur, wiijuii wus sureiy moss
magnanimous and liberal on Mr. Isehn's
September 1C, 1805.
"Dear Mr. Smith: I inclose copies ot
Dunraven's two letters to me. Unfortu
nately, I did not keep a copy of the Btiort
note I cent him about resalllng Tuesday's
race, but as he has my permission to pub-'
lieh it, you can, of course, obtain a copy
"I consider it most unfortunate that we
could not have devised some way whereby
the last two races could have been rcsalled.
I still bold that if Iuinravon and myself had'
both consented to have those racw resalled,
the committee could have eo ordered without
in any way afrecting their poEitiou.
"Now, of course, it Is too late to do any
thing, and all that I ask is that my offers be
fuljy set forth In Hie report of your com
mitteenamely, my balling at the time
ot the start and the finish of the last race;
my asking for a meeting of the committee
tho next day; my offer to resail both races,
and my willingness to begin the whole mat
ter over, under any conditions and at any
place and timer agreeable to Dunraven.
Very truly yours,
C. OLIVER I8ELN,
Sept. 11, 1805.
"Dear Mr. IseJin: I have received yom
note in which you express a wish that yes
terday's race should be resalled. That Is
a proposition to'wbich. of course, I can
not agree. Vou would have not protested
bad you not believed that Valkyrie had
caused a roul by committing a breach of
"It she did, she must take the conse
quences "The regatta committee has decided, for
reasons according to their best Judgment,
but which, I confess, are beyond my com
prehension, that she did break the rules.
"I made no protest, because I thought
the foul was probably accidental, but I
consider that Defender caused It. Tou con
Elder that Valkjrie was to blame. The
committee have decided that you arc right
and I am wrong, and there the matter ends.
Tours, very truly, DUNRAVEN."
"Thursday, Bay Rhhje.
"Dear Mr. Isellni I certainly could not
entertain your susgcAion.
"Had the committee ordered the race to
be resalled that would have been u different
matter, but how could I possibly agree lo
resail a race decided and given against me
by the decision of the committee?
"I wrote you last night to this effect, and
am sorry you did not rcccive'my letter. I
had no opportunity of communicating with
you this morning, but Mr. Duryea will, I
daresay, have Informed you as lo my views".
Thanking you for your suggestion, I remain
yours, very truly,
WATSON'S GOOD LTJCK.
Receives Orders for Two Boats
New Vork, Eept. 17. The Sun says this
morning that If Lord Dunraven has cause
to complain of his treatment on this side
of the Atlantic, Designer G. L. Watson
has not, for since his arrival in this contruy
he has received orders' for two new and
magniricicnt steam yachts for American
While ns yet it Is not known whether
these yachts will be built in America or
not, yachtsmen hope, for the benefit
of yachting on this side of the Atlantic,
that they will be built here. One of Mr.
Watson's new patrons Is Eugene Biggins,
who recently chartered .the Sapphire from
A. L. Barber.
The Sapphire, which is one of Mr. Wat
son's boats, greatly pised Mr. Hfegiw
and Mr. Watson, when not attending to
the Valkyrie's needs,' has practically
been Mr. Higgln's guest on the Bapphire,
since 'his arrival in this country, and It is
stated that Mr. Higgln's new yacht will
be even larger than the Bapphire. As the
Bapphire is 316 feet long and measures
over 341 tons, Mr. Higgin's new yacht
wbcn'complcted will probably be one tf
the largest vessels enrolled In the New York
Yacht Club fleet.
Mr. Watson has also received an order
for a big steam yacht from Ogden Goclet.
ALLEGED UNFOUNDED HUMOR.
The North German Lloyd Company
Knows Nothing ot an Accident.
Bremen, Sept. 17. The rumor that one
ot the steamers of the North German
Lloyd Steamship Company has foundered
Is emphatically denied by the officials of
that company, who declare "that no acci
dent of any kind whatever has happened
to any of the ships of the company.
The officials are very indignant at the
drculatkf i ot ko cruel a rumor, which has
caused the most Intense anxiety among
persons having friends or relatives en
voyage on the ships of the company.
"They are absolutely unable to trafc the
origin of the rumor, which is as mJrjgoant
as it is unfounded.
End; 'of a Ix)ng3attle.
Omaha, Neb., Sept. 17. The supreme,
court has decided the police board conten-'
tlon by seating the A. P. A. board.
' - .. -
Do yon wnntboarders?
"Ada" bring thera-
ISABELLA. QUEEN REGENT OF SPAIN.
Who lo Considerably Bothered Just Now With Cubans Abroad and "a
Growing Republican Sentiment at Home.
THEY ARE PROBABLY LOST
Dr. Nansen's Vessel, the
Sighted Last July.
Xo Information TV hether There Was
Any Slsn ot Life, But Hope Cen
ters in the Stanch Steamer.
London, Sept. 1 ". Adkpatch fromSande
fiord, Norway, says:
"Advices have been received from Ang
magsallk, on the east coast of Greenland,
that about the end of July, a vessel, be
lieved to be the From, which conveyed Dr.
Xansen and his expedition from Norway In
in a drift of Ice off Sermllik Fiord, on the
eastcoatt ot Greenland."
The avices do not state whether any one
was seen on board the ice-bnundshlp.
in the Fram June 24, 1S03. The From,
..though generally classed as a sailing
vessel, being rigged as a three-masted
schooner, is. pnivided with a steam engine
of 160 horse-power. She was expected to
depend principally upon her sails while In
Her displacement is 800 tons and her
sides are so constructed as to force all the
Ice meeting the vessel to pass underneath
her, thus preventing all "pinching" and
"screwing." She was launched October
26, 1892, at Laurwik, near Christians.
The Norwegian parliament gave ffr.Nah
sen a subsidy ot about $32,000 and many
private subscriptions, Including one of.
upwards of $5,000 from King Oscar, were
added to the expedition fund.
Dr. Nansen's plan was to make for the
New Siberian Inlands and then sail di
rectly north until the Fram should be Im
bedded in the ice. then drift along with it,
following the west coast of any land that
might be met.
Nothing has been heard directly from the
expedition since the receipt of a dispatch
written from Vardoe under date of August
23, 1803, stating that Nanseu was about
to sail into the Kara Sea and that so far the
Fram had behaved splendidly, especially In
forcing her way through the ice.
Rumors, however, have been received
from time to time, including one represent
ing that Nansen had found the pole and had
planted Norway's flag there.
NATIONAL LINE TROUBLES.
An Attempt to Transfer the Business
Results In n Row.
Liverpool, Sept. 17. A poll of the
shareholders of the National Line of steam
ships was taken to-day upon the proposals
of the directors to wind up the affairs
of the company and carry out the agree
ment with the Wilson line, by which the
latter takes over the National business.
Seventy-five per cent, of the chares were
voted in favor of the propotal, but the
opposing shareholders called attention
to the fact that a vote of 85 percent, of the
shares was necessary to carry the proposals
of the directors into effect.
The directors, therefore, announced
their attention to communicate with the
shareholders whose shares had not been
voted, whereat the opposition sharehold
ers protested. The meeting finally broke
up in confusion.
VfILL WEAR SABLE GOWNS.
Pennsylvania Supremo Judges Adopt
English Custom and Costume.
Philadelphia, Sept. 17. Following the
example ot the Supreme Court, the judges
ot the common pleas of this city yester
day decided to weargowns while sitting on
For a number ot years the advisability
of adopting the custom and costume of
English Judges has been discussed by the
common pleas Judgcs-here, but they were
slow to break away from the established
custom, and no action was taken until
The gowns will be fashioned something
like those worn by the Judges In the
courts of England.
Contention ot American Mechanics.
Pittsburg, Bept. 17. The Junior Order
of the United States American Mechanics,
of Pennsylvania, began its tbirty-slx an
nual State meeting in McKcesport fo-day.
Great preparations have been made to enter
tain delegates. Thedty has been decorated
with a liberal hand. A gigantic arch in
imitation of marble spans the Fifth avenue
in front of headquarters of State council.
Appointed One of the-Faculty.
Baltimore, Bept. 17. The Rev. Jades H.
O'Neal, o'f Itlddleboro.'Uass.liaa been ap
pointed one ot the faculty ot the theological
seminary ot St. Sulplce and St. Mary's
University, this city, to fill the vacancy
caused by the transfer of theBev. William
1 Fletcher, to the cathedraU,
PHILLIPS W C08RT
Metropolitan Employes Examined
Regarding Elliot Charges.
TAKEN DOWN IN SHOBTHAND
Conductors and Drivers Called in as
They Beached the Office and Their
Grievutices Against the Superior
Heard Conference With the Union
President Phillips, of the Metropolitan
Railway Company, shortly after noon to
day began a formal Inquiry into the charts
preferred against Supt. Elliott, taking tes
timony at tbe power house on Four-and-
ahalt street southwest.
The various conductors and motormen oa
the Ninth street line were in turn examined,
and their evidence taken, in shorthand for
fhlure reference. The preponderance of
testimony is understood to have been ad
verse to Mr. Elliott, but there were some,
chiefly those not members of the Protective
Association, who believed in bis fairness,
The request of the men is that Mr. Elliott
be removed from his position of supervisor
and returned to his car. It is alleged that
by reason of bis overbearing way he made
himself not only extremely unpopular
among his associates, but with the travel
ing public who patronize the road.
Many paesengers, it is said, before his
elevation to the Eupervisorship, persist
ently avoided riding on his car.
WILL TROBE THE CHARGE.
Mr. riiUllps has promised to thoroughly
investigate the charges preferred against
Mr. Elliott, give all thoee desiring It a
Tair hearing and carefully reMew the evi
dence before rendering a decision on the
question of his transference to a car.
The examination of witnesses will prob
ably not be concluded before a late hour
The executive committee of the Street
Railway Protective Union have dererred
thelrconfiTcnce with Mr. Phillips regarding
a ten hour day and no time Is now fixed
for the nut-ting.
An invitation has been extended Mr.
Phillips and his confidential secretary to
attend the regular weekly meeting of the
union 0:1 Thursday night, and l"ue ej2fej
hope that the president will nndTtrpus-'"
siblc u accept the invitation.
They feel that it would afrord him a
practical opportunity or becoming per
sonally acquainted with his employes and
ascertaining their needs and grievances.
It has been determined that on this line
no specific demand will be made for a
ten hourday, butamemDerottheexecutive
committee to-day said to The Times re
porter: "The men now work twelve hours a
day, and cannot stand that pace very long.
It Is a physical impossibility lo perform
the work without breaking down.
"Traffic has materially increased, and
the work of a conductor has become heavier
than that ot a niotorman. It is not a
question of right or wrong, but of human en
"I know one man who has fallen off
twenty pounds in weight since electricity
has been employed as a motive power,
and all have suffered In a greater or
lesser degree. It Is simply a matter of
bo'w long the men can keep up without
SPANISH SIDE OF TT.
Beports of Rebel Defentsand Death of
IS rent Leaders.
Havana, Bept.17., A dispatch fromGuan
ltanamo says that a force of government
troops made an attack .yesterday upon a
camp of rebels 800 strong under com
mandoftheinsurgentleaaerGilatLaPledra, between Fellcldad and Rio Seco.
The rebels fled, leaving eight of their
dead on the field, together with a quan
tity of arms, provisions, bombs, etc. The
government loss was eight wounded.
A dispatch received here this morning
says that In the battles which took place
last week at Purio and In that vicinity
twenty-five rebels were killed and the
rebel leader Banchcz was wounded. The
leader Cantcro, who led the attack upon
the plantation otAltamlra, was killed.
A rumor is prevalent at Santiago deCuba
that Jose Maceo, the general commanding
the rebel forces In the vicinity of Guaa
tanamo, is dead.
Secret Salt for Divorce.
Eugenia A. De Groot has brought suit for
divorce against John W. De Groot.. The
papers lu the case are withheld from pub
lication. Would yon sell anything?
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