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tF&mammmsm& r 5 &be cftime SUBSCRIBERS to THE TIMES sot all the news of the world and all Washington happenlnss for fifty cents a month. Thl3 Includes Morn ing, Evening, and the Sunday Edition. THE EVENING TIMES has later news, gives fuller accounts, has more local news. Is more up-to-date than any other evening newspaper published In Washington. WASHINGTON, D. C, TUESDAY MORNING,' EPTEaiBEIt 17, 1S95.--EIGIIT PAGES. ONE CENT. VOL. 2. KO. 540. of tjie United Press and Bennett Cables, Supplemented by the -More than twice what other local newspapers have. Telegraphic News Supplied by the Exclusive Service Associated Press and Special Correspondents- H Jlfyy' ll3''flakfl TShBkkMlL T?. cms iTjiusDiGiiin Arrest of Senor Fombona Palacio for Insulting Women. VENEZUELA WILL RESENT IT tenor And rude, the Minister, 1 Intent Upon Upholding; tlie Dignity of Ills Country Attaches protected by ln ternatlonalLnw OtherCuseWhero alley Have Escaped Punishment. Although the present administration, at Iheelevcnli hour, ha-s acquired considerable reputation at home and a little abroad by reason ot p"rosecuting what is stvled a vigorous foreign policy, the fact lias just deeloped that the phjsielans in charge may be compelled totals at least a homeo palhic dose of their own medicine. Senor Jose Andrade, Venezuelan minister to the United States, has declared his in tention of bringing to the attention of the State Department, nt the first opportunity, the fact that the indignity of arrest, Im prisonment and fiiw has been Imposed upon benor Alberto Fombona Palacio by Mag istrate Cornell In the Jefferson market court, New York. The minister will urge that the law be complied with to the letter and that the policeman wh 1 arrested him, the ser geant who detained him, and the magis trate w ho imposed the fine be punished un der its provisions. It will be remembered that on last Sat urday evening Senor Palacio was arrested by Policeman Walsh at the corner of Sev enth avenue and Twe-ntj -third street, New York, and locked up, charged with Insulting women. Notwithstanding the Tact that liedecla red bis identity, he was held until ball was furnished, and Monday onhis appearance in court be was fined three dollars. MUST BE RESPECTED As a rualterof fact Minister And radedoes not care two rape about thedifgrace which ba9 befallen Benor Palacio as an indi vidual, but as an attache of the Vet.c-zuelan legation the matter atsumes a more serious aspect He feels that the dignity of his goermueiit mutt be respected and that some regard for the rights or legation at taches must be shown, and hence lie has de termined to press the matter of punishment Kid apology to the utmost limit. Curiously enough the law in the case Is -very clear and holds equally guilty all those concerned in the dettutlon or even the most bumble employe Sections 40G3 and 4004 of the Revlecd Statutes are as follows Whenever any writ or process is sued tut or prosecuted by any itrson In any court of the United States, or of a State, or by any Judge or justice, whereby the person of any publicminister of any foreign prince or state, authorized and received as such by the rreEident, or any domestic or domestic servant of any such minister. Is arrested or imprisoned, or his goods or chattels are distraii.ed, seized, or attached, such writ or process fchall be deemed void. "Whenever any writ or process Is sued out Jn violation of the preceding teuton every person by whom the same is obtained or prosecuted, whether as parly or as attorney or solicitor, and every officer concerned in executing it shall be deemed a violator of the laws of nations and a disturber of the public repose, and shall be Imprisoned for not more than three years and fined in the discretion of the court." MAKES A CASE Minister Andrade holds that-the arrest, imprisonment, and fining of Senor Palacio constitutes a legal process within the meaning of the statutes. In such an event Policeman Wakb, Magistrate Cornell, Mrs. Amelia Kloche, who made the complaint, and the officers on duty at the station house who held tbe'senor for ball are all liable to three years' imprisonment and an unlimited fine. The mlDister has not as yet taken into consideration the filing of a claim for danages against the United States for the indignities offered Benor Palacio, but this may come later. But he Is determined that all those concerned in the detention of the nttnchealterhehadmadeknownhisldentlty ball be properly punished, and will file a strong appeal to this effect with the Stato Department. In practical operation this la w exempting domestics connected with legations from punishment has several times acted as a boomerang wbenattemptshavebecumadeto punish servants for larceny. The courts have held that they were beneficiaries of the ame immunity as other attaches. A movement is on foot, which has the sanction ot diplomats generally, to have the revised statutes amended by the next Congress so as to make the minister and bis wlfo the only persons exempt from arrest. This would leave a margin by which minor attaches and servants could be punished for the ordinary violations of law. SEVERAL OTHER INSTANCES. In Oils connection there may be cited other cases where attaches have escaped punishment for offenses against our laws. A few days after the shooting of young Earnest Green by Minn Elizabeth Flagler, one of the attaches ot the Japanese legation and an American employed there as a butler, fired several shots from riobert rifles at lys whom they suspected of trj ing to steal peaches. One of the tiny leaden pellets struck the young son of a promi nent physician of that neighborhood on the wrist, but not with sufficient forco to break the skin. The matter was promptly reported to the police, but no action could be taken, the members ot the legation, with the exception of the butler, refusing to offer any explanation. Even had the parent of the boy desired to prosecute the attache, be would have been blocked by the inter national law. Another case showing the protection af forded attaches of legations was that of a member of the Swiss legation here who was arrested at Bay Ridge. The gentleman was accused by a lady of having stolen her pocket book, and immediately arrested by a constable and taken to Annapolis. As soon as communication was had wltb the authorities bere and the case called to Gov Brown's attention the gentleman, was released. Abject and profuse apologies followed, lad it was only the extremely friendly relations existing between tills country and the brtis republic that prevented possi bly grave compilations and a heavy In demnity claim. The robbery of the Chilian legation, which occurred last April, Is one case in point. The robbery was committed by a native ot Chili, Jove Brauer, who was cm. ployed nl the legation as a butler, and, according to the letter of International law, It was necessary for the minister to announce that he was no longer In his employ before any steps couId'belaken ngalnsthim by tho local authorities. As a matter ot fact, these formalities were not Indulged In, the minister being too anxious to recover the stolen jewels, but had the victim been nn American resident the legation butler would have been safe until turned over by his own country. ALL IDENTlFIEFmJRRANT Testimony Given Against Blanche Lamont's Supposed Murderer. ThreoWoiiien Testified to Huv Ins Seen Her Willi Him on tbeDuy of the Murder. San Francisco, Sept. 16. To-day began the ninth week of the Durmnt trial. Miss Lannigan, a fellow-pupil of Blanche La mont at the Normal school, to-day testified that April 3, when school was dismissed, sho left with Alice Pleasant, now Mrs. Dorgan. They noticed Blanche Ijnnwnt in company wlthn nno -whom eholdeutlliedas Durrant. Miss Lament was smiling up at Durmnt, who was carrying her books. They boarded a street car going toward Market streit and she could see the pair in ani mated conversation. Mr. Vogel. a new witness, told how she from her parlor window on the afternoon of April :t. noticed a man who waited about fortv-ftveininutcs outside theNonnalscliOol. Asked who the man was, she pointed her finger toward burrant and dniniatically exclaimed "There he is." The defense was evidently much worried over Mrs. Vogel's testimony. Sho was very positive in her identification and stood cross-examination remarkably well. .Mrs James Crossett, the last witness of tlie da, had known Durrant well for four vcars. The day Blanche Lamont was mur derrd, she said she was riding on a Ya lencia street car when she saw Duirant sitUng on Hie dumni with a young woman whom She did not know. She Identified Durrant with great positiveness. ATTACKED BYTREMENS Peculiarly Sad Death of Capitol Guide Dunn After a Fracas. He War, Struck on tho Head by O. S. Florence Autopsy to Ho Held To-duy. Michael J. Dunn, the Capitol guide, who was struck on the bead with a loaded cane la6t Friday evening, by Oliver S. Florence, anottier guide, during a drunken wrangle, and taken to the Emergency Hospital, died there aliout 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon, ot delirium tremens. Florence,, who was released by the police court Saturday under bonds, was re arrested, and will be held to await the result of the coroner's Investiga tion, which is to take place tills morning. Both ot the men are said to hav c been bard drinkers, and were under the Influence of liciuor when the row occurred. Dunn had been drinking especially hard Tor a couple of weeks previous, and was even then In a very shaky condition. The two were sitting in front ot a saloon on PcnnFylvanla avenue, between Third and Tour and a half streets, and during a discussion in which their relative merits as guides figured conspicuously, Dunn alluded to his companion's southern prejudices in a very profane and uncomplimentary stvle. Florence raised his cane and struck Dunn twice across the head, Inflicting two lacer ated wounds of the scalp, and felling him to the ground, unconscious. He was at once arrested, and Dunn was removed to the hospital, whero seven stitches were taken In the wounds. While on the operating table ho showed symptoms of iheTfTPad malady, and almost Immediately after being put to bed became delirious. His delirium continued until ills death, yesterday afternoon, with short Intervals, during which he was soml conscious, and able to talk disconnectedly. It became cvldentycsterdaythathccouldnotlivemuch longer, and Drs. McDonald, Furlong, and Johnson, ot the hospital staff, were work ing with him constantly. He was worn out by his sufferings, and his death was due as much to exhaustion as to extreme alcoholism . The physicians at tho hospital do not think the Injuries he sustained at the hands of Florence Induced the delirium, or had anything to do with bis death. There were no symptoms of a fracture ot tho skull, and they deem It unlikely that mere scalp wounds would bring on the delirium. An autopsy will be held to-day, however, and Coroner Hatrimelt'will make a thor ough investigation. Florence was very much worried lost night over the turn affairs have 'taken, but did not think be had struck hard enough blows to result in death. AmiHIAb HDSCE'S FLEET. It Will Cruise ns Far ns f ho Virjrlnla Capes. New York. Sept. 16. The White Squad ron ot the United States Navy, which has been cruising along the New England coast since the 7th of August, under Ad miral Dunce, dropped anchor in New York harbor, off Statcn Island, to-day. The squadron consists nt the New York, Minneapolis, Raleigh ond Montgomery, and It was joined by the Columbia, which has been here several days. The fleet will remain in the harbor about three davs to take coal and then will go to sea off the Jersc-y cnast to exercise the fleet tactics- It will probably cruise as far as the Virginia capes. . Qood Times Corner. Philadelphia, Sept. 1C The narrow loom rug weavers employed on piece work in John Bromley &. Sons" mill on Lehigh avenue, an nounce that an Increa.Be ot 10 per cent. In wages has been voluntarily granted them by the firm, to go Into effect on Wednesday. Charlotte, N. C, Sept. 16 The Cranberry Iron mines, in western North Carolina, arc to resume work at once, with a large force. These mines, which have been shut down for three years, produce a grade of magnetic ore which is not surpassed anywhere in this country. It is used principally for line cutlery. But INVITATION 10 miGE New York's Famous Divine Asked to Come to Washington. DR.SUNDERLAiWS C0-PAST0R ConuregntlonoftiieFlrst Presbyterian Church Warmly Admire the Great Tulpit Orator, mid Have Heqtiested Him to Assist Their Pastor Ho Will Probably Come. The Rev. T. DeWitt Talmage, for many years pastor of thegreat Tabernacle Church, Brooklyn, N. Y., will probably come to Wash ington as co pastor with Rev. Byron M. Sunderland at thcFirst PresbytcrianChurch on Four and-a halt street, near D, north west. No one will be surprised at this who wit nessed the marvelously enthusiastic re ception given to Dr. Talmage here laEt tall. He waB surrounded by his admirers after his eloquent sermon In Dr. Sunderland's pulpit and spoke for half an hour to a great audience In theEtrect.raadeupchiefly ot persons who had been unable to get Into the church. Even then he was not allowed to go but hundreds thronged about him toshake hands and ho was nearly another halt hour in going from the church door to his carriage thirty feet away. At tliat time there were frequent cries "Come to Washington, Dr. Talmago." Tho matter has been much discussed by the leading men in tlie First Church ever since and a day or two ago a letter was sent to Dr. Talmage signed by Dr. Sunderland, the deacons, elders and a number of prominent members of the church asking if he would work as associate pastor of Dr. Sunderland. DR. TALMAGE'S ANSWER. No reply has been received as yet. A Times representative called on Dr. Tal mage at bis home. No. 1 South Oxrord street, Brooklyn, la6l night and asked what he would probably do. He said he would give the matter careful considera tion and write an answer to the letter to-day. Should Dr. Sunderland resign he would probably come to the church. Dr. Sunderland, as has been his custom for years, has spent bis summer with hlsj daughter, Mrs. Day, in the Calskills, and could not be seen, but Mr. James L. Norrls, ot No. 831 C street northwest, who is one of bis closest friends, had a latter from him Saturday, In which no mention was made of any change in his relations to the church. Mr. Norrls hnd never heard of any purpose on his part to resign at this time. It Is hardly probable that he will do so. Dr. Sunderland bas been pastor of the First Church over forty-two years. On February o, 1893, he celebrated the fortieth anniversary. When he came here the edifice was in the heart of the fash ionable residence portion of the ci ty. -He has lived through most exciting scenes. The champion of the Union during the civ 11 war, be stood up for the frccdman after It was over, and invited the late Frederick Douglass to deliver in his church his lecture on the assassination of Lincoln. NEARLY LED TO VIOLENCE. There was almost a riot in front of the church that night and a dozen members withdrew to other churches in conre quence. Dr. Sunderland was made chaplain of the Senate In 1801, and preached In ad dition at many camps about the city. He delivered the first sermon here to the New York Seventh Infantry, which after ward won a name throughout the land. He worked so hard that he was obliged to give up in 1863 and bad to go abroad He bad charge of the American chapel in Paris for a year. Among the regular worshipers at his church have been four Presidents, Jackson and Polk before Dr. Sunderland's day, and Pierce and Cleveland since. Other noted men who have worshiped there BONDS IN EMERGENCY. None Needed in Good Times. bavo been Secretary Seward, Charles Sum ner and Zack. Chandler. Dr. Sunderland has been a man ot origi nality and progress. His is one ot the few Protestant churches In this country that are always open. It bears an inscription inviting all to come In and rest and pray. Dr. Talmage has been a iletlme friend of Dr. Sunderland, and it Is. understood tho latter Is very dcslrousto resign his charge to the great pulpit orator's' care. Dr. Talmage Is sixty three years old, was educated at the University ot the City ot New York and Brunswick Theo logical Seminary. After several minor pastorates he went to the Central Pres byterian Church in New York, for which rue Tabernacle was built as a temple of worship. He resigned this about a year ago. His sermons have becu more widely published In newspapers than those of any ithcr preacher. His second wife died recently, leaving blm her fortune ot $160,000. GROWTH OF ODD FELLOWS Interesting Reports Submitted to the Sovereign Grand Lodge. 1J It lias Increased in Membership nnd Wealth in Every Country "Where It Has Been Organized. Atlantic City. N. J., Bcpt,. 16. The Sov ereign. Grand Lodge of Odd Fellows ad journed early this afternoon to attend a clam bake at Longport, glvn by the local committee ot Odd Fellows. Before adjournment' reports were re ceived from the grand secretary and grand treasurer. The grand secrctarv's report shows the following state of the order for the past joar: Total number ot grand lodges, 56, a gain of 1; total number ot;grand encamp ments, BO; total subordinate lodges, 10, G92, a gain of 9r subordinate encamp ments, 2,610, a gain ot 53; Rebekah Lodges, 3,627, a gain of 3:15; lodge in itiations, 63,845; cncamirment initiations, 9,407; total lodge mcchbers, 790,795; encampment members, ' 134,330: Rc bekab members, 225,189; relief paid by lodges InNorth America. $2,993,457.69; relief paid by encampments, $284,540 23; by Rebekab Lodges, $4rj,313 9 4; total relief paid, $3,323,311.06; revenue re ceived by lodges in Nortji America, $7, 474,328.06; by encampments, $615, 932.07; by Rebekah lodges, $337,640; total revenue, $8,427,87p.63. The report then gives ymie interesting statistics ot the order from Its inaugura tion In North America In 1630 up to De cember 31, 189 4, Including Germany, Denmark, Switzerland, -and Australia. The report of Isaae ASleppard, grand treasurer, Bhows receipts I of $90,601.85; paid out from certificate No- G268 a No. 6688. $62,033; balance-la treasury, $28, 601.02. i . . -1 . INVITED TO NASHVILLE. German Catholic Voreln May Meet There Next Ypar. Albany, N. Y.,8ept. 16. At the afternoon session of the GeYraar Roman Catholic Verein an invitation was received Trom the cham ber of commerce and people of Nashville, Tcnn., inviting the Vcrelns to hold their next convention at thatclty. Delegate Spaunhorf t, of St. Louis, secre tary of thc-3encfit Association, reiwrted on the condition of the widows' and orphans' fund as follows: Total receipts $92,872; disbursements $90,637; balance In treasury $2,234; membership 5,569. TEACHEKS TOM ETJHOPE. Eeundor Will Make n Teotnro of Mili tary nnd Naval Instruct Ion. Colon, Sept. 16. Theepidemicofsmallpox Is spreading. Tj- Tho new government ot President Alfaro, of Ecuador, is sendiiST 'to Europe for a professor of political economy and four military Instructors. It will also send for a marine expert for ttie'iiautical school. It Is reported here that tliere has been an extensive fire at Pott LUUQU- FASTENS II UPON ALVtY Lieut. Kelly's Report on B. & 0. Crossings. WAS WRONGLY INFORMED The Lieutenant States That no Went to the Superintendent Having Con fidence That Ho Would Ho Given Correct Information But That Was Not the Cifse, a Was Found Out. Mr. W. Frlzzell, who Is, with other citi-r-ens of tho Northeast section of the city, deeply Interested In the controversy that lias been for years pending over the unpro tected grade crossing1, of his region, was at the District building yesterday to hv spect Lieut. Kelly's recent report to head quarters ot tho discovery that watchmen have not been keptat certain streets where he had been led to believe there was ample protection. Securing the report, Lieut. Kcllj's exact language was obtained, as follows: WHAT LIEUT. KELLY WROTE. "In reference to watchmen at the differ ent crossings, I went to the superintendent ot the railroad, having confidence that he would give me correct Information. "Upon his assurance that the facts we-re correct I made the report. I gave them identically as he gave them to me." In addition to this general statement, Lieut. Kelly is alleged to have said to Mr. Sowerbutts, of the Northeast Wash ington Citizens' Association, that Supt. Alvey had "lied" to him. This Mr. Sow erbutts reported to the association. The Times published it in its report of the association proceedings, and Supt. Alvey boycotted The Times for Its temerity. THE TIMES WAS RIGHT. U was Mr. Frlzzcll's object In seeking the official report to clear up some mis understanding as to who Lieut. Kelly's authority was for his first statement. The quotation from the report settles that point beyond further cavil. In making blsstatement to tbcassoclatlon it wasMr. Sowerbutts' purpose to vindicate tho lieutenant, and was so understood br the members present. There can be no doubt that the language imputed to Lieut. Kelly by Mr. Sowerbutts was substantially glv enin The Times, as a stcnographicreport made ot the proceedings verifies the record kept by The Times reporter. Stein Must Servo UN Time. Berlin. Sept. 16. Mr. Theodore Runyon, United States ambassador to Germany, has made a Eeeond application to the district attorney at Wuerzburg, in behalf of Mr. Louis Stein, of New York, who was recently sentenced to four months' imprisonment at Nuremburjr for insulting BaronThuengen, rojal commissioner of Bath and associate Jurtlco In Kisscngeu. Mr. Runyon has been informed that the sentence ot the court must bo sustained. Washlimtonlniis in New York. New York, Sept. 16. Tho following Washirgloniansare registered here to-night: Wm. H. Dizzs, U. S. Navy, and Mrs.Dlzzs, Hoffman; General Thomas H. Rugcr, U. S. Army, Everett; Justice Henry B. Brown, U. S. Supreme Court, Albemarle; D. B. Bruns made, Normandie; Mrs. A. R. Eddy, Wind sor; Mrs. D. Frazer and J. Kerr, Gllsey; M. F. Gardner, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Carr and Mrs. J. Mcap, Grand; C. A. Hamilton, Mrs. F. J. O'Neill, Mrs. J. A. Clark and E. N. Gray, St. Cloud; A. B. Marse, W. P. Rice and Mrs. T. Seymour, Park Avenue; Mrs. E. S. Ecrnton, Cosmopolitan; J. W. Catlin, E. C. Clark, It. DeSanddlncand C. Engs, Astor; the Misses Chandler, St. Denis; W. II. Easton, Coleman; S. Goldstein, Con tinental; S. M. Haas, Marlborougb;"O.O.S. Hay, Murray Hill; J. H. Hogan, St. Clair; W. S. Hutchinson, E. L. Kane and F. P. White, Albert; F. W. Tower, Grand Union; A. M. Wheeler. Metropole; Miss Wllley. St. Stephens; Chas. E. Wigglntou, ot Wood ward & Lothrop's, Imperial. CHOLERA SPKEAD1NG IN CHINA. Hundreds Dylnjr Dally in Many of the Provinces. San Francisco, Sept. 16. At a meeting of the board ot health to day the ports of Nagasaki and Yokohama were declared In fected, nnd the steamer Rio Janeiro, w hlch arrived from the Orient, was placed in quarantine until the passengers, mall, and cargo could be fumigated. The board also oieV.ed that all mails trom infected or suspected ports be fumi gated at the quarantine station before be ing allowed lo enter the city. The captain says the disease Is fpread lng rapidly In northern China. In many provinces hundreds of deaths occurred daily. SIX KILLED AT ONE TIME Joseph Callahan and Family Anni hilated By a Passenger Train. They Were in n Wagon Crclng the TrnckH, When the Exprejss htruck Them. Lynchburg, Va., Sept. 10. Six persons were killed as a result of a railroad cross ing accident nt Lawjcr's Station, eleven miles below here, this afternoon. A vehicle containing six persons, sup posed to be Joseph Callahan, ot Rustburg, Campbell county, Virginia, two women, a girl ot about sixteen and two small children, was crossing the tracks of the railway, when It was struck by the engine of a southbound passenger train. Five of the occupants it the vehicle were killed outright and the young gulrl was so severely injured that she died shortly af terwards. The parties were unknown In the vicinity of the accident, and it was only with difficulty and some uncer tainty that they were Identified as the fam ily ot Mr. Callahan, ot Rustburg. The railroad officials are at a loss to understand how the accident occurred at the place named, as they say the track Is visible for a distance ot two hundred yards or more and the ticcupants ot the vehicle should have been able to learn ot the ap proach ot the train. w . DUNRAYEN FAILED IN DUTY Unfair to the Royal Yacht Squad ron and to His Supporters. Chairman Smith, ot the Cup Commit tee, Declares the llrltl-h Yachts man Made u Grave Mistake. New York, Sept. 16. Ex-Commodore James D. Smith, chairman ot the cup committee. Issued the following state ment to the press this afternoon: "I have nothing to say In answer to Lord Dunraven's letter ot September 13. My committee is out ot town. Lord Dun ravei bas given his last letter to the public, and our answer will come later. "To strip this yachting question of all side issues and special but unimportant pleadings by Lord Duuravcn about con ditions, old and new. that should not have prevented blm from racing Val kyrie III to the finish ot the match, the glarin;; fact stauds out that he did not do his duty to the Royal Yacht Squadron, who made the challenge for him; to the English people, to his supporters or to himself. He prevented Defender from showing her power and speed in the second and third races, thus giving the svnilicate which built her no opportunity ot displaying her superiority over the challenging vessel. "Lord Dunraven had the personal right to decline to resail the protested race of September 10 in a written or unwritten oifer to him bv Mr. Iseltn and approved by the cup committee, which he did decline. He hoi! also the same personal right to start his yacht across the line on Septem- oer Ji; ancl wiumraw jier irooi uit wa". as he did, leaving Defender to go over the course alone. "I believe It was, to say the least, a mistake in Judgment, and that the great majority ot yachtsmen the world over will so decide. J. D. SMITH." DHOVU THHOUGH FIltE. Thrillins Experience of the Presi dent of ii Collese. Camden, N. J.. Sept. 16. While driving from Medford l. Eerlin to-day Thomas J. Prickett, president ot the Philadelphia Col lege ot Commerce, suddenly found himself hemmed in by forest fires 'hear Indian Mills. Turning n sharp curve in the road the driver was confronted by a mass of fire directly in front ot him, and In attempting fng to retrace the route, found that the fire had eaten In almost to the road, mak ing the heat and smoke suffocating. Mr. Prickett lay In the bottom of the wagon and finally managed to urge his horsi! through the fire, reaching his home in Medford" almost prostrated by bis terrify ing experience. TO CONSIDER HIDS. Board Conv ened on the Proposed New Torpedo Boats. Newport, R. I., Sept. 10. A board com prising Commander Converse, Naval Con structor Clapp and Lieuts. Fletcher and Smith, convened at the torpedo station to-daytopreparcareportonplanssubmitted by the Herreshoffs for torpedo boats and on which these builderssubniitted the lowest bids in the recent contest. It is understood tra t the Herreshof f plar, aside from tlie low bids made, are quite acceptable to the Navy Departmentand that it is for the purposeof determining upon the value of one of two Innovations and minor changes suggested by the Herreschof fs that tlie special board was convened to-day. GOLD FOIl THE THBASTJRY. Quarter ot a Million Shipped by Hoehestor Hank. Rochester. N. Y, Sept. 16. The asso ciated bauks ot Rochester this afternoon shipped to the Assistant Treasurer of the United States at New York city the sum of $250,000 in gold colu, and will accept jn return legal tenders. This action on tho partf the banks was. taken in the hope that the banks In other parts of the country may do likewise, and from their stock of idle gold turn over lo tho national treasury such an amount as will go far to offset the present ship ments abroad. . Women Delcjjntes Admitted. Ann Arbor, Mich., Sept. 16. The .De troit Methodist Episcopal conference to day decided by a vote of 18p to 9 lo adopt the Baltimore plan favorlEg the admission of women delegates lo the general confer ence of the church- CUBANS iiyYNiin They Filled the' Road With it and Blew Up Spanish Soldiers. REPORTED REBEL DEFEA Six Hundred Insurgents Repulsed After a Sharp Fight Unsuccessful Attempt to Fire tho VHlnseofPnnt' Alejrre Spanish Deserter Excated'" in tho Public Square. IP Havana, Sept. 16. A despatch fronj Santa Clara says the Insurgent leader, St rafin Sanchez, tent a squad ot thirteen men with orders to destroy the village of Punta Alcgre by fire. , , The squad attempted to execute the or der, but they were not successful and wers driven away. A force ot 600 rebels made; an attack a day or two ago upon a plantation at Alta mlra, where a force of government troops was stationed. The Insurgents were forced to retire af ter a sharp fight In which many ot their number were killed and wounded. Thegov ernment loss was five killed and three wounded. DYNAMITE MINES FOR TROOPS. Special correspondence of the United rress Santiago de Cuba, Sept. 7, Tla Key West, FI , Sept. 10. In the engage mentsetween Spanish Colonel Cannelas and Jose Maceo Jn Santa Maria Savigne, near Ramon do las Yaguas, on August 31, tha rebels bad prepared more than sixty holes filled with dynamite on the roads over which Uie troops had to pass. When the engagement was over a Span ish regimenc marched past one of the traps nnd the dynamite exploded, blowing to pieces Lieut. Francisco Rulr,Capt.GregorIo Romero and thirteen soldiers. When ths troops saw this they were so filled with terror that an entire company deserted t the rebels and remains wltb them. ESTEREZ A DESERTER. During the engagement between Spanish Gen. Linares and Rebel Leader Rabl, in Descanao del Muerto, near Manganaguas, the Spaniards took a Spanish soldier pris oner who had Joined the Insurgents at tha beginning of the revolation. His name was Pedro Roviro Esterez, and he belonged to the regiment of Havana. Ho was brought to this city, tried by court martial, and sentenced to death. H was shot this morning in front ot tha slaughter bouse in the presence of all ths troops that were in the city. He was so weak he had to be takea to the place of execution In a carriage. This is the first execution of a rebel In this city. He was taken prisoner be cause during the engagement he went into the Spanish ranks to obtain arms, and ha killed a Spanish lieutenant and a Cuban, mulatto. , London, Sept. 10. The Spanish govern ment having heard a report that two war ships are being built In Great Britain In bohalf otagentsof Cuban rebels, the foreign office Is making inquiries into the truth of the report. At the leading sLip yards the report Is discredited. The Armstrongs are building many warrhlps for foreign powers, and also a s wilt cruHer.of the purchaser of which no mention is made. JENTA WAS NO AGENT. Moreno's t. Louis Stntlnn Repudiated liy UitIns it riientN Officials. New York, Sept. 16. Mr. T. Estrada Talma, dele-gate of the Cuban revolutionists to New York, to-day made the following statement: "It is repotted in the newspapers that Senor EuriqueMorem,who, itissaid, repre sents himself as an agent of the New York Cuban Junta, Is at St. Louis, Mo., cnllstlEg men for tcrvice In Cuba. Sucn report has no foundation. In fact. Senor Moreno la not nn agentot the New York Cuban Junta, nor do I know who the gentleman ie. "The Cuban Junta shall run knowingly violate the laws of theUnited States, aad It is known that enlisting men for military service U a violation ot thelaw. Moreover, the Cuban revolution Is In no need of men. "What It needs are arms and ammunition for tliouFands of men wLo.so Tar, are sup plied with no other weapon than machete. Arms ard ammunition the Jurja can buy. within the law and will do so without con cealment." CAMPAIGN IN CUHA. Gen. Campos Says It Will Bo Aj. KresslvoWhenCoId"WeatherComei. New 'York, Sept. 16. In an interview this afternoon with a representative of the United Tress, Senor Dupuy, the Span ish minister, said that he was In rceelpt of a personal letter from GenCampos, In which the campaign for the fall was fully outlined. ,- No active operations would be under taken until the excessive heat was over. To push matters now would cause an unnecessary loss ot life owing to the great heat on the coast and-its many types bf disease. Early In October some aggressive work may be done, but no scrloas battling will be In order before November or December. Then siege trains and assaulting columns will be sent against the rebels. They will be hemmed In and attacked simultaneously on all sides by the best rtgimcnts In tho Island. Meanwhile vigorous organization goes on. Immense quantities of supplies are being received and distributed to bases of supplies all over the Island. Small fortifications have been erected in a num ber ot places. Cholera A'Mtimi in Tanslers. Tangicrs, Sept. 10. There have been twenty-one new cases of cholera reported here. The deaths from the disease number eleven. Later report says the pest Is abating. i i . THE WEATHER TO-D.A.Y. lit the. District ot Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia, the wealhcr will be generally fair during the day, although showers are likely to occur In the early .morning. Bouthcrly to westerly winds;.slightly warmer. ai 41 Aijij.-,, - o. .gs.j:.MJjvT-igaggiaii- Sv 2i$b'tjsa-Z??&.- SSsafffcgj4iss& gC8--ajapj'tiagBfe-$zgij t3y"i ..A. -i, .- thf. ... .