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NO. 634.
WASHINGTON, THUBSDAY, AjGrTJST 12, 1897-SIX PAGES.
ONE CENT.
ONLY II BARREL
CROSS WAS VERY CROOKED
AFIER TRAIN 1ECKERS
THE BUTTLE OF ACHATE
TO" A
But a Friend of the People Just
the Same.
Arrested in Cincinnati for Sun
dry Shady Practices.
Baltimore DetectiyesjLooking In
to the iMuirfcirlrAffair.
Two Hundred Spaniards Killed
and Many More Wounded.
Rosa Russel Cruelly Whipped
by Maria Smith.
A JOIE OF GLADNESS TO MANY
MRS. FEDER CHARGES THEFT
HARDLY ANY CLEWS'FOR THEM
HAVANA INTENSELY EXCITED
BLUE RAWHIDE WAS USED
A P H I ly H I 1 ilH 11 11 1
Washington Folks Disdain the
Humble Hugo Who Musics for
Them, Bat Nevertheless the Music
In Like Breath of Fresh Air to
the Son I of the Home-Stayers.
'"Sweet Mnrlc" and similar songs have
aoothed many an aching heart.
The henix that is suffering the torture
it los. or failure must keep its peace, and
oar to higher flights.
Be either fears his fate loo much.
Or his desert is small;
. Wno foam to put It to the touch,
To win or lose it all.
Mayer & Pet tit, with their great double
Core and annex, Nos 415-417 Seventh
plrect, are glad to compare themselves
with the humble street piauo, for they,
too, have a mission in life -a mission or
gladness to the people. They bring Joy
Into their homas, by maklngthcmbeautiriil
lodny thev have atreatforthepeople.in
a genuine Morrlfc chair. A household Is at
sea without a Morris chair. It needs one.
Most certainly. The trifling cost Is
nothing compaied to the comfort gained.
Mayer & Pettlt charge but S4..9S for a
complete Morris Chair; mahogany finish,
with hair-filled cushion.
And they will charge It, too, If you
ay sol
Your word is your bond.
MILL STRIKERS DEFEATED
Iron and'Steel Plants Employing
Non-union Men.
TIN PLATE WORKS STARTED
Virmt, Refntdng to Take Back Old
Employes Evictions Decided Upon
by Companies Factory Owners
"With Plenty of Orders und Metal
Brokers Also Benefited.
TitUburg, Pa , Aug. 12.-Thc Scottda'.e
Iron and Steel Company, Limited, of Scott
nalc, i hlch recently decided to run their
fclioet plant non-union, have now put It In
fcuocessrul operation. The former employes
made quite a fight, but have acknowledged
deTcat by laying plans for a co-operative
mill. A considerable amount or capital
has already been pledged for this venture
by the workmen themselves, and by resl
dents or Scottdale. The company Is put
ting up an additional plant for the mauu
facture of Hayes.' metallic lathing
The riltbburg Tin Tlate Works, at New
Kensington, have completed their improve
ments and now have the three new tlu
mtlls.ns-weliasthreeoldoncsin operation
Zug & Co. bae started their puddling de
partment and bar mills after a shut-down
of pome duration and have now orders on
hand to en sure a steady run for a long time
The J. Painter & Sons Company havj
about won their fight. Their nine mills
are all now running full single turn, and
three mills double turn, with entirely
new men, made up mostly by deertious
from Chirk s Solar Iron Work- None or
Talnter's old men have gone back to work,
and the firm will not take them back now
They will be asked to move out of the
company's dwellings at once. This strike
was inaugurated July 1, on account of a
reduction of 30 per cent on rollers and other
high-priced men. Laborers were not
touched. It Is a hoop iron and cotton tie
mill and they now have more orders than
they can fill.
Lltiswy & McCutcheon, in the same lino
of business, have also (succeeded in start
ing up wih non-union men, and are run
ning their mills on single turns. Some of
Palntcis' men have gone there at the re
duced wages, und but few or Lindsay &
McCutcheon's old men have returned.
The mill owners generally speak or good
times ann plenfy of orders. Metal brok
er also say that they have all they can
ttcud to
Blow Kills od Unborn Child.
Eva Washington, a young colored wom
an, in the police court this morning charged
Charles fluches, an ugly looking brute, with
assaulting her while in a delicate condl
tion. She claimed that as a result or
his violence her unborn child was killed
Owing to insufficient supporting evidence
Judge Mills could only inflict a light pen
airy $2G or sixty days.
W. Hnndnll Roberts Dead.
New York, Aug. 12. Estranged from
his wife and family, forgotten by his
friends, and practically dead to the world
for eight years, William Randall Roberts,
former United States minister to Chile,
died In Bellevuc Hospital on Monday
evening He was Tor years conspicuous
In local and national politics.
Onethird
Less than marked prices
and actual worth buys
choice of hundreds of
Men's Sack Suits,
Youths' Sack Suits,
Woolen Bicycle Suits,
Men's and Boys' Shoes,
all new, nobby styles, the
best of this season's prod
ucts. Make your selec
tion today.
Robinson & Chery Co.,
12th and F Streets N. W.
Clothes, Farn!htnr, Hutu, Shoe.
Very Nice FlouriBg $1.5U per 100 ft.
FfMk Libber M. Co., Cth and N. Y. ave.
Accuses Dim of Having Stolen Her
Watch She Denies Haying Been
In His Company at a Hotel Tho
Man But Little Known-Here Fond
of Women und Horsed.
A man who calls hlmseir A. M. Cross,
but who has seeral aliases, formerly or
this city, was arrested In Cinclnnatt yes
terday Tor "beating" his hotel bllL He
is also charged with stealing a watch and
a check ror $2150, and has recently had
various other adventures or a questionable
nature In that city. Mixed up with Cross
and implicated In some of his escapades.
It Is alleged. Is Mrs. Grace Fcder, the
wife of Barry Fedcr, also or this city, and
well known here.
Cross spent a large amount or money in
Cincinnati, played the race6, met dizzy
women, lert his rirst hotel wcWut pajlng
his bill, and then went to another hotel
with another lady, and registered as A. M.
Lairtlow and wife, of Washington. Thu
CincintmM authorities say that this woman
waB Mrs. Teder. This lady soon left the
hotel, and yesterday the arrest of Cross,
or Laidlow, or Leadley, was made.
Mrs Fedcr returned to this city, and is
now at home with her husband, forgiven, If
she has done any wrong, which bhe stoutly
denies She charges, moreover, that Cross
stole her watch. The full account of this
affair, printed exclusively in The Times
this morning, has caused much comment
and speculation today in the circles where
the Feders are known.
Harry Feder was for years a clerk and
bookkeeper at the National Hotel. He Is
a young fellow of engaging address and
pleasant manners, and Is very much liked
byeverjlody. He hasljeen married to Mr 3.
reder for nine years, and they have been
on the best of terms, apparently very much
In loo with each other. Two jcars ago
Mr. Feder left the hotel, and has since
that time been employed as a bookkeeper
in two or three places. He has kept up
his acquaintance with his hotel friends,
however, and is frequently seen at the
National. The Fedcrs reside at No. 31G
Indiana avenue.
Gloss is not m -nell known here. It is
proven among other thingsacainsthim that
he has very littl eiegard for the truth.
He made the statement in Cincinnati yes
terday that he had been employed at the
National, Willaid's and the Arlington lu
this city He Ie slightly kuown at the
Arlington, where he was the telephone clerk
several months ago, and spent money be
yond his means on theatrical ladles, but
at the other Uo places he has never been
employed and is not known under any of
lilo nan es. He recently had a room at the
same house as the Teders, on Indiana
aveuuc, and knew them as fellow-lodgers,
though it was not suspectcd.thit he was on
Intimate terms with either or them.
The detailed account of the adventures
of Cross in Cincinnati is most interes'ing
He reached that city about a week ago
anl staved at first at the Ilurnett House,
one of the best hotels in the city. He ex
hibited from the first the sporty proclhl
ties that he waB kuown to have here. He
went to the races across the rlxer every
day. seemed to have a run or luck and
spent Ins money freely on expensive win s
and othei luxuries or the bar, and on
handsome and dizry women with whom
he consorted. rinally, after a few days
of this pace, he left the Burnett House
without the formality of paying bis bill.
He next turned up at the Palace Hotel,
where at first he registered as A. M Cross,
of Washington. On Saturday night, how
ever, nc carried a lady to the Palace Hotel
and they registered as "A. M. Laidlow
and wife, of Washington." The Cin
rannuti dispatches assert positively that
this woman was not his wife, but Mrs.
Feder.
Mrs, Fcder had been visiting friends in
Cincinnati. The statement printed In the
Cincinnati papers is that sie had been in
the habit or meeting Cross previous to
going to the hotel with him,;ind going to
the races with him.
The lady left the hotel and the city sud
denly Sunday night and came directly to
Washington. The statement is made that
Mr and Mrs. Davis, formerly of Washing
ton, the friends with whom she was stal
ing In Cincinnati, heard of her escapade
with Cross and told hcrthatthayknewof It
andadvlbed her to return home. Yesterday
after Mrs. Feder's arrival here Cross re
celved a telegram in Cincinnati from Wash
ington signed G. F., and reading: 'They
know all. Walt for letter at postotfice to
morrow."
Meanwhile, though his alleged wife had
passed from the scene of his triumphs and
troubles. Cross' troubles continued. He
was arrested on the charge or obtaining
food and lodging under false pretenses,
ms.de by the Burnett House. The accouut
which Cross gives of lUs leaving the Burnett
Is that he did net want to leave the hotel
and would have been there yet, but that on
his last day there when he aprcared and
called for his key the clerk told him that
his room was locked up and refused to let
him enter tt, and, moreover, would not gi e
him another.
Besides his other statements to the Cin
cinnati authorities as to where he was
employed in Washington, he says that he
Is the son of a prominent man here, who
was formerly a colonel In the Army, and
now has a responsible Government posi
tion One of the first steps Cross took
after his arrest was to telegraph Mrs.
Fcdr of his trouble, and ask her forjnoney.
He has not yet obtained ball.
Mr. Barry Fedcr assertsthathiswifehas
been grossly maligned by the statements
connecting berwllhCrobSin anyother way
tnan ns an acquaintance, and that none
of them has any foundation In truth.
Mrs. Feder left here Sunday, three weeks
ago, for Baytou, 0., to visit her sister,
Mrs. Charles F. Bryant. She and her hus
band parted the best or friends, and he
accompanied her as Tar as Alexandria,
whence bhe proceeded over the Chesa
psakeand Ohio, alone. Crossleftthatsame
nigbt o'ver the Baltimore and Ohio road.
Mrs. Fcder'a version or the story from
this time ou is as follows:
She says she reached Dayton Monday
about non and went at onoe to the home
of her sister. The next day her brother-in-law,
Mr. Charles F. Bryant, met Cross,
whom he- knew well, on the street. Cross
said be Intended stopping la the town a
few days and "was going to atop at tbo
The Finest liWnch Boards Ifl per
100 ft. Libbey & Co., 6th sad N. Y. art.
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my
Jacob S. Coiey, Nominated for Gov
ernor by the Ohio Populists.
Phillips House. Mr. Dryant objected to
this, and told him to como out to his house
and make it his home while he was in
Dayton, and this Invitation, so generously
extended, was accep:ed.
The next day after Cross' arrival, Mrs.
Feder snys, she missed her watch, and at
once accused Cross of having taken it. He
denied It at first, but subsequently admitted
the theft and declared that he had pawned
it. The jwllce were notified to be on the
lookout for the watch, but no effort was
made to arrest Cross, who soon after left
the city The watch was not pawned lu
Dayton.
Mrs. Teder left Dayton the next Sunday
and went to Cincinnati, where she visited
Mr. ami Mrs. II. C. Davis, who wereat one
time roomers in Mr. Feder's house. Mr.
Davis was a ticket broker on PcnnsjlvanU
avenue, and !3 now engaged in the same
business in Cincinnati. During the week,
Mrs. Fedur says, Cross came to Mr. Davis'
house, when she again asked him for tho
pawn ticket for her watch, but which
Cross rerused to give her.
MYSTERY ABOUT QDEEH L1L
Her Secret Visits to a House on G
Street
People In the XelRhbohood Thought
She Went to See u Spiritualist,
Bnt It Wus Onlj- Her Doctor.
Ulluckalnul, late Queen of Hawaii, has
just emerged from a halo of darkne3 and
mystery as deep and impenetrable as ever
surrounded the darkest kind of a Nihilist
or Anarchist plot. For three weeks she
has caused much comment and excitement
in the neighborhood of Eleventh and G
streets.
Prying policemen and, It Is said, mln
Ions or the detective corps, have spied
upon the duskv lady, in order to ntcertam
the objet t or certain numeious visits which
she has paid to an apartment houc at No
1107 G street. But on each oc-aslon
when the Queen, attended by her retinue,
lord cliMmberlaln and ladies In waiting
has descended from the royal carriage and
disappeared Into the hallway or No. 1107
the veil or m creey has been dropped about
her, and her secret remained with her
LiHuokalani's visit have been jald with
such regularity that much Interest has been
aroused. Various theories have been put
forth by the police and others who have
watched No. 1107.
A gentleman with a -vivid imagination
discovered that the queen always viltcd on
the second floor. One of the rooms is
occupied by a spiritualist medium. The
queen has long teen known as a helicer
in the occult and the mystic; ergo, the
must rail on the spiritualist to receive
relfntoiii consolation on the valn-g!ory of
mere earthly possessions, which bya stroke
of the pen, or a mere revolution, pass from
a queen to a republic.
It was thought possible that she might
even visit the spiritualist for the purpose
of communing with her departed husband,
Mr. Lominls on tin1 degenerated state of
affairs In Hawaii Perchanceshe was even
hatching a plot for the invocation ol the
spiritual hosts to restore her to her throne.
All these wild and varied stories passed
rapMly from mouth to mouth, in the neigh
borhood whenever the royal chariot de
posited her sable majesty at No. 1107.
But a thrilling sensation has been throt
tled in Its Infancy. Therj Is no plot to restore
her to her throne. There lb nothing but u
swelling on the neck cf the queen, who Is
being treated bya physician whose office
Is next o the medium. The trutu is out
at last, and the neighborhood has settled
down into its normal state again.
WHEAT'S UPWARD GRADE.
New High Records Established ou
September nd December Options.
New York. Aug. 12. Wheat continued
ls upward climb at the opening of the
produce exchange this morning, Loth the
September and December options estab
lishing new high Sjfords for the season,
with advances on the first sales uf 11
cent and 1-8 cent, respectively. September
opened at 88 3-U cents, the previous high
record having been 88 1-8 cents, yester
day's closing figures. Decemler opened
at 87 1-4 cents, 1-8 of a cent above the
best previous price.
As has been the case since the present
upward movement, the foreign situation
was the influencing factor. Markets
abroad weie all higher.
PHRASKS OF BRITISH REGRET.
Westminster Gazette Hopes Sher
man Will ?Cot Be Retired.
London, Aug. 12. In a leading article
this afternoon the Westminster Gazette ex
presses the opinion that if John Sherman Is
forced out of the Cabinet he will make
"Ohio loo hot for Hanna."
In concluding the article the Gazette
says: "We arc rather sorry if Secretary
ir Secretary Sherman is to be superseded, aa
in his own rough way he expresses a
phase or American feeling which It Is Im
portant Tor us to know."
Ice Ckhiii Flavored With Laudanum
Burlington, N. J.. Aug. 12 -Thomas
Barrkley and some friends made up a lot
of Ice cream, which they flavored, with
what they supposed was an extract of
vanilla, purchasedata nearby grocerystore.
The extract turned out to be laudanum,
and all were made ill, butrecovered under
prompt medical treatment.
Common Lunioer only 7oc. per lOO
ft. Fnak Libbey & Co. ,6th and X. Y.avc J
Little Donbt That the Derailment of
the PlttHburg Express, Which
T7t.nuIIy Carries n I.argo Amount
- of Money t Hua Been Planned by
the Villains.
Railroad detectives from Baltimore are
today Investigating the attempt to wreck
the train on the Baltimore and Ohio road
near Muirklrk last night. The scene of
what was evidently planned to be a hold
up Is outsideof the jurisdiction or the Wash
ington railroad officials, and the matter
is left uitiroly In the hands of the Balti
more people.
As soon ab the matter was reported last
night several detectives were sent to the
place and Immediately began an investiga
tion, which Is being vigorously continued
toda-' It is in probable that any arrests
will be made, us the officers have prac
th'ally noclewsto work upon.
It Is uow confidently believed that the
Intention of those who placed the beam
across the track was to derail and raid the
money caj, which was attached to the
Pittsburg express train, which was fol
lowing close belli nil the excursionists.
The excursion train, drawn by engine
No. 201 , with seven passenger coaches,
carrying four hundred excursionists, left
Bay Itidge at 0:50 last evening, In chargo
of Conductor Gary and Engineer Frank
Chadwlch. A few of the passengers, when
the train left Annapolis Junction, were for
Baltimore, but nearly allof them were Wash
ingtonlans. From the Junction the train
was making forty miles an hour, to keep
ahead of the Pittsburg express, due soon
after 16 , ,
After parsing through Muirklrk, a few
miles out from the Junction, the passengers
felt a sudden violent shock, and werethrown
forward from their seats. A moment after
the train can.e to a standstill, under a
reversed engine. There waslntenre excite
tnent r.nd nl' kinds of fears for a few
moments. Women shrieked and two or
three fainted. Men rushed from the cars
to learn tl-e cause of the trouble.
The train had struck a heavy piece of
timber carefully placed crowiwlse on the
track, it was a beam twenty feet long
and eight inches through. The extent or
the damage was slight, but the evidences
of murdeious intent were very plain. Tlw
timber was rustened between the driving
wheels, but the engine and cars had es
caped injury and the more than probablo
tumble down the steep embankment at thla
point. . " A
Several men at tempted to form a party
to hunt for tne miscreants who had at
tempted the wrecking, but this was not
permitted, as the train was obliged to pull
out immediately to avoid being overtaken
by the Pittsburg express. The theory of
several of ihe passengers who were inter
viewed by a Times icporter when the train
reached Washington, seven minutes late,
was that it h.ul been intended to wieek the
expiess, the vreekcrs evidently forgetting
that the excursion train came through
ahead. The express usually carries a largo
amount of money aboard and runs at a
much greater rateof speed, son.otlmcsslMy
miles an hour. If this1 tialn had struck the
beam the probability is that it would have
been derailed and thrown down the em
bankment The train dispatcher in this city said labt
night en the arrival of the train, when he
beard of the accident, tliat ho did not te
licve an attempt at train wrecking had
been attempted.
TRAMP BERRY'S AMBITIONS.
Millionaire Hobo Anxious to Organ
ize a Syndicate for Klondike.
St. Louts, Aug. 12. -Millionaire I'ramp
Berry, who created a sensation some tlnw
ago by his "Coal Oil Johnny' manner of
bluwing his money, has returned to St.
Louis and is stopping at the St. Nich
olas. He is having his usual good time,
notwithstanding the story that he was
broke. Berry want to organize a Klou
dike syndicate, and says he has the ca.sh
to stock it. He at least shows a generous
sized roll .
COMPLIMENTS OF THE SULTAN.
Swords of Honor Pieh-ented toTnrks
Who Conquered Thessnly.
Constantinople, Aug. 12. TchM Pasha
has arrived in Thcss.il y with thirtj rive
boxes containing medals and eight toxes
rilled with swords or honor to be dis
tributed among the men and officers of
the Ietorious Turkish army in the con
quered province.
The Jeweled sword to be presented to
Edhem Pasha, the commander-in-chief uf
the Turkish army occuplng Thessaly, is
reported to be valued at 4,000.
ASSAULTED A TURNKEY.
Dcspernte Attempt of a Prisoner
to Escape From Jail.
Atlantic City, Aug. 12,-j-J- Anderson, a
prisoner in the city Jail, mada a desperate
attempt to escape lastqfgb't. He attacked
Turnkey Enoeh Shaw iWltt a mop handle,
which It plunged into ithe officer's stom
ach, tearing the flesh bidly. He then
Jumped the fence and ran'out on Atlnnlic
avenue, where he was .recaptured
Shaw was taken to blsjiioine, where It
was found that he was sjorlously injured
Internally
Shot His Neighbor's Horse.
A norse belonging- to John II. Jackson,
who lives at Hyattsville, strayed upon the
premises of a neighboring farmer named
Jacob Fillins. Thelattenprocured a gun.
loaded with No. 8 bird shot, and shot the
horse in the shoulder. Fillins was arrested
and brought berore Justice Carr yesterday
and fined S-i.25 for cruelty to animals.
New Garbage Contract. ,
The new contract with Garbage Con
tractor Warfield, under.the terms of which
he is to remove the surplus city refuse to a
pclnfbeyond- the District line, there to
destroy it, vyus 'completed yesterday and
submitted to 'Attorney Thomas for re
vision. -, -
Well-Known Bibliophile Dead.
Newark. N. J., Aul2.-Frederlck W.
Record, librarian or tho New-Jersey His
torical Society, died today. He wasseventy
elght years old, andjwas one of the most
widely known men laf the State.
Bllods.lj iuciies. Xny-Slaspjtl a Pair.
Frank Libbey &, Co.," 6th aM'N. T. ave.
'Insurgent Victories Almost nt the
City Gates and Uncertainty Re
garding thr New 31 1 tils try in Spain
Cnasiog Many Apprehensions Cit
izens in an Agony of Fear.
New Fork, Aug. 12. The Herald this
morning publishes the following dispatch
from Havana: Every effort of the rebels,
since Captain General Weyler took the
field the last time, seems to have been
directed against his immediate command.
Several attacks have been made upon the
captain general's force by the insurgents
within the last few days.
I have received further details of the
battle near Aguacate, which is near the
Matanzas line. The fighting, it wad first
reported, was in Matanzas province, but
It was just on this side. There Is no doubt
of the re::ulD of the battle, however, and
a conservative estimate places the number
of Spanish killed nt two hundred, while
the rebel loss-was comparatively trifling.
Prepanllons for Gen. Wejler'd arrival
or the palace were made on Monday, but he
only returned from the field today.
Theexcltcmentin Havana Isintense. The
uncertainty regarding the new ministry in
Spaiu Is partly to blame, and on top of thio
there comes news of a big insurgent victory
between Aguacate and Madrugaandalsoof
a pitched battle in trie vicinity of Sagua In
Grande. Thoadvancc guardof Gen. Gomez
has crossed irlo Matanzas. Whether he is
e'ose behind I cannot ascertain with cer
tainty, b-itit fstoportedthathedirected the
fight at Sigua la Grande.
Ihe bloodiest battle tliat has taken plaee
for several months was the one fought at
Aguacate on Monday night and Tuesday
morning.
There is a strong belief here that Gen.
Weyler was in the fight, and it is known
that the battle was the result of an at
tempt to capture Gen. Weyler or kill bin.
The t-iptain general had made preparations
to return on horse from Matanzas to Ha
vana Along the road he had posted three
columns of Spanish soldiers, and he left
Matanzas with only eighty men. Gen.
Castillo learned of his plans and gathered a
Torcc of rully 1.500 rebels.
This force he hurled against the Spanish
lincsnejir Aguacate, whereGen. Weyler was
supposed to lie. Gen. Castillo commanded
the in' hi gouts in person and the Spanish
were under Gen. Molina and Cci.AIdea.
The latter is reported dead, but I saw his
signature to a dispatch at the palace last
night. Colli he and Gen .Molina werc
wounded.
The battlf; began about 4 o'clock In the
afternoon and continued till night set in.
The Spanish were ranked along the opjn
road, and the rebels approached them from
the rear, coming from the hills. The de
tails or the actual fighting are meager, but
many reliable persons who passed near tho
place, which is beside the railroad station,
state that from the carriage windows they
could sec many dead bodies along tho
road.
After making all necessary allowances,
it is slfe to say that rully 200 Spaniards
were killed and a great many more were
bounded. The rebels uicd rapid-fire guns.
Their loss wus comparatively blight.
When darkness came the Spaniards re
tired, to return the next morning with
heavy re enforcements, but the Insurgents
only opened fire for nliout half an hour and
then disappeared. They divided, in to small
bands and subsequent pursuit was futile.
I have also received information of tho
big fight near Sagua la Grande. It is said
the town was attacked, and that a por
tion of it was burned, but I am not able
to verify this. Correspondence from tho
field, however, proves there has been a
battle there. Gen. Gomez In person, Itria
said, directed the insurgent operations.
There Is great excitement in Havana
over Gen. Weyler's Inability to check the
rebels, and everybody who can manage Is
moving into the town from the outskirts,
as they nightly expect an attack.
The Spanish troops In the city are threit
ened with u bread famine. On August G
the military intendaucy addrcsssd a com
munication to the captain general inform
ing hl:u that in the provision department
of the commissariat of warthere are many
requisitions for crackers, but they are not
available, owing to the fact that the mer
enauts who supply the flour refuse to sup
ply mote until their bills are paid. Hardly
93 Most Popnlar Saturday Trip -$3
-Is that to Fort Monroe, NoTTolk, Ve.
Beach and Occau View, Via Nortel k& Wash
ington steamcrs.w Avoid dlsappointnient-by
securing staterooms early as possible. Tick
ets, S3, good to return'Sundaj'iiight. It
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ernor by tho Virginia Democrats.
n night parses now that bands of Insur
gents do not enter one of the suburbs of
Havana and receive from their friends sup
plies of medicine asud clothing.
A train running' from Marianao int.,
Havana was fired upon yesterday evening.
The American ice ronsul. Air. Springer,
was on the train. Bullets struck near hle.i
but he escaped unhurt
FIGHTING IN GRILLO HILLS.
Severe Engagement Going on Be
tween Span nrds and Insurgents.
Havana, Aug. 12. Three Spanish colnmus
have attacked 1,000 rebels, who are
The Cuhttu Position, Threatening Havnnn and Matanzas.
6trongly entrenched in the Grille Hills,
near Madruga in the Province ot Havana
The r.'ghting, which still continues, has
ben fiercely waged.
The Spaniards admit having lost eleven
men killed, Including a major and a lieu
tenant, and forty men wounded
Media Luun, a town near Manzanlllo,
has been seized by the rebels.
TRIAL OF TTIE ASSASSIN.
Angiollllo to Answer for tho Mur
der of Cnnovn. on Saturday.
Madrid, Aus- 12. The trial of Angio
llllo, or "Golll," the murderer of Premier
Le novas, -will take place on Saturday.
Owing to the objections or SenorACano
vns, the admission or the public to the
Chapele Ardente, where the body or her
husband la lyiug, has been stopped.
HONORS FOR SENORA CANOVAS.
Widow of the Luto Premier Made n
Grandee of the Realm.
Mrtdrid.Aug.iy. SenoraCtnovas.widow
of the assassinated premier, has been made
a grandee or the first class, with a pension
or .'0,000 pesetaa (about SJ,000) per an
num.
WATERSPOUTSIH LAKE ERIE
Strange Early Morning Phenomenon
Seen Off Cleveland.
Damages Sustained in the City by
a Whirling Column From
the Clouds.
C'eveland, Ohio, Aug. 12. A remark
able phenomenon occurred here this morn
ing. Shortly after 7 o'clock huge banka
ot black clouds swppt down over Lake
Erie from the northwest. When within a
third ot a mile or land the clouds sud
denly stopped their onward progress and
darted long black columns down toward
tre surrace or the water.
These whirling masses were like ser
pents or the'trunkb ot huge elephants. The
water beneath each whirling column was
churned Into foam, and in four places com
pletewaterspouts were formed. The water
seemed to be drawn right up Into the
clouds .
A dozen other spouts were partially
formed A terrific rushing, hissing sound
accompanied the spouts After lasting
from five to fifteen minutes the column
broke, and then all but one ot the tongue
disappeared This one continued its travel,
striking snore near Wilson avenue.
It proceeded through the city, wrecking
chimneys, tearing down signs, and caus
Ing considerable damage. After proceed
ing half n mile It vanished, and In a few
momei.ts the sun was thining brightly,
with no sign of a cloud In the sky.
Drowned -nt Ocean View.
Norfolk, Va . Afg.l2.-MiRsEstclIcWin-frccolLynchbu
rg.wasacciden tally drown
ed while in bathing at Ocean VJe-w yester
day evening. Her cousin, Mr. Pen Holman,
of Norfolk, was with her at the lime and
narr.iwly escaped drowning in his efforts
to rescuethe young lady
Joist Heart N". Carolina Straight.
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When tho Little Girl's Arms and
Buck Were Shown in Co art It
Sickened the Judge und Specta
tors -The Woman Sent to Jail for
Two Months.
The most terrible case ot cruelty to i
human being ever presented for trial in a
local District court was that of Maria
Smith, charged with wantonly lashing
eight-yea r-old Rosa Russel with a ran hide.
The prisoner Is an intelbgent-lookln;?,
nicely-dressed colored woman. Herhusband
is a huckster and she keeps a stand lu the
marl'et Rosa Is not related to the woman,
but was given byit mother as a companion
to Mrs.Snilth'sown boy.
According to the testimony of the wit
nesses f.r the prosecution, the woman has
made it a practice to chastise little Rosa,
almost daily. The child's screams on theso
occasion could be heard all around the
neigl lxrliood, and bo pitiful was her ap
pearance and her heartrending prayers for
mercy that several persons warned tho
Smith woman if she did not cease from
maltreating the child, they would call In
an officer.
As the whippings continued despite thesa
admonitions, Officer Wilson, of the Hu
mane Society, was sent for. He at onco
crmprelicnded the terrible state ot affairs
and took the child away from the woman,
subsequently placing her under arrest.
When charged with cruelty this morning
in the police court she ple-nded not guilty.
Humane Officer Wilson was the first
wiNieM. He testified that he had received
word from one of the neighbors, Informing
nini o' Mrs Smith's actions. Whenhewenc
to the house and investigated the affair,
he found things In every way as bad as they
had bten represented The child's back,
he stated, was seared and marked with
hundreds of cruel scars. When he asked
her how they came, she said that Mn.
Smith had whipped her ne furthermore
testified to finding a blue rav-hide, which
Rosa claimed wastbelnstrumentwlth whlun
she was beuten.
The whip was then presented In court.
It was a wicked looking affair, heavy at
the handle and tapering to a thin end.
Repeated use had almost worn it out.
Humane Officer Reiplingcr testified that
he had likewise received complaint as to
the actions of the Smith woman and cor
roborated Mr. Wilson's story.
William Robinson, colored, told the court
that he lived next door to the Smith-?.
He and his ramlly could htar the shriefcj
of the poor little victim almost every night.
Although they could not see the whip
ping, nevertheless the sound of the raw 111 d a
lashing through the air was nmi dis
tinct. In answer to a question from Mr.
Smiti.'s attorney, he said:
"I also have children and punish them
when they deserve It, but God In heaven
knows I don't attempt to murder them '
Robinson was followed by Cora Sinclair,
who occupies the house on the other side.
She claimed that almost eery day she
could hear the child's cries of "murderr
and the sickening noise ot the whip. After
ward the little oue could be heard pleading
in ugonized accents: "Oh, Mrs. Smlthl
Nice, kind, dear, Mrs. Smith! Don't whip
rr.c! Oh, please, stop!"
"At last," the witness said, "I could
s'nnd it no longer, and I told the woman if
she persisted in her fiendish conduct I
would call the police. This had no effect,
and the whippings continued."
Rosa Russel, the victim, was then put on
the stand. Ucr little face was terribly
scarred about the forehead, and when tha
sleeves of her dress were slipped back
the writta and forearm could ba seen
coered with rorex and welts. She wai
badly frightened and could hardly b3
heard.
"Did you ever hear or God?" asked the
court.
-'No, sir," was the answer.
"Dou't know who God Is?"
She slowly shook her head.
"It's wrong to tell a story, though."
Rosa said she knew that and said the bad
may would get hsr If she did such a thing.
She then told the court that Mrs. Smith,
had beaten her with the rawhide and thas
two boys, who lived at the same house
used to do the same thing.
The Muepinarore wastheu opencdandthe
child's back exposed to thejndge. The sight
that meet his eyes, was sickening. Every
man standing near the wltue. box-turned
his head away from the awful evidences
of. cruelty that were revealed. From her
neck to net wals.t the girl was one horrible
mass ol scam and the ghastly hue lighter
than the natural skin only acrenntuated
the horror or the sight. There wen? scara
overlapping scars. Not an inch- of sfcla
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