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Investigation to Discover If Spain
Caused His Deatii.
HE LIVED IN THIS CITY
CnnunniHliHl the City ot Ilaierhlll Lot
nt Sen. in .March IjiM-III Widow
Thinks Spanish Official- Suspected
tin- lliat Whs Um.i1 by Flllbuwtei-M
uml Cutisl It to Ilo Blown Till.
Gen Dumont, tlie supervising Inspector
tf Etcam vessels, lias Just completed an
imcsti?.UIon, coloring bcvcral months,
of tlie loss, off Harnegat light, fifty miles
soutli of New York, of the steamer City or
IIa erliill with all on board on the night of
March 2Sth last.
The report of the iuvctiagtlon indicates
tliat the wreck ot the City or llaicrhlll
will go down in marine annals as utie of tlie
uufnlliuuiable mysteries.
The Iniestlg.itlon wa9 of more than
usual ini)ortance because of certain claims
tlut might ha c resulted in an International
complication with Spain.
These arose from the theory, deeply
lodged in the breast of tho widow of the
captain of the City of Haverhill and per
sistently adhered to by her, that the
vessel was under suspicion by the PnanUb
authorities of being intended for tho use
of Cuban filibusters and had been destroyed
by Spanish agencies.
Gen Dunionl from the first scouted this
theory and refused to belief o that the
Epauisli authorities would destroy, either
b dynamite concealed on board or by the
use or a submarine torpedo from a Spanish
cruiser at that time reported to be cruising
along the Atlantic coast, a steamer flying
the American flag almost -within sight of
New York But there were other features
of the wreck -which he agreed to thor
oughly investigate.
HEIt CAPTAIN' LIVED IIERE.
The City of Haverhill -was a stern wheel
steamer, built at Newberoport in 1880.
Bhe was ICO feet long, of very light draft,
4 feet when light, of 171 tons displace
ment, and was valued at $10,000.
She had been purchased in New York
by the Key West Steamship Company for
carrying passengers from the mainland of
Florida along the keys to Key West, and
Capt Warren V. Watrous, formerly of
this city and Key West, Fla., had been sent
to New York to bring her to her destination.
On the morning of March 27 she sailed
from New York, wilb Cnpt. Watrous, his
son, a nephew of Edgar F. Luckenback,
for Norfolk, Va., in tow of the ocean tug
W A. Luckenback, intending to proceed
thence by the Inland passage to Key West
under her own steam.
Shortly before midnight, when orf Bar
negat light, tho tow line was cast off by
the City ot Haverhill, the captain of the
tug claims.
The next day the pilot boat James Gordon
Bennett found some of the wreckage of the
City of Ilaicrhill and the body or Capt.
Watrous, inclrdeil by n life buoy.
The press at the time reported that she
had probabiy foundered In a storm, but It
was subsequently established that the
wreckage was seen by Capt.Frcd Redmond,
of the fishing schooner Itcdmond, before
the storm come up, early the nxt morning.
Capt. Redmond. In a letter to Mrs. Grace
6. Watrous, tlie wHow of the iixwter of ibe
Haverhill, who lire In tbfei rHy. Mated as
Ills opinion that the Trel bad been Miwo
up, as one end of tlie after Mkmn, with
many lirtivy tlmlx. fixated to one klr
ofllltn, nnd tbrplltHbuve dewr wreck
age to the other.
TESTED IIKFOKE 8IIK SAILED.
Mrs Wtrou lutomtocil that the better
could not hare rx)aderi, as I hey had Ivcn
thoroughly IrMwI before the simmer
salkil. and, mereOTrr. the itM not believe
tlie Haverhill ws under her own strain,
ns tlie liody ef Ibe engineer, suuMsturmly
found, was not ilrwl In w;VI8g clothes.
He liad on collar, necktie, and cuffs.
Sue was firm In tier U-Hef that the City
of Haverhill wan Mnpected of being n Culuin
filibuster by the hpanlsli authorities,
and was either sunk by dynamite concealed
In her hold and exploded by a time fu-e.
or else a torpedo from the Spanish war
vessel at that time reported cruising on the
coast.
During tboe days the newspapers were
reporting cached arms at various points
along the South Atlantic coast, which
the Haverhill would have passed In tak
ing the inside passage to Key West.
Her course, Mrs. Watrous maintained,
must have been known to the Spanish
authorities, then on tho lookout Tor filibus
ters. The fact that the vessel was fitted
with cabins and other sleeping accommo
dations at Brooklyn might, the widow
thinks, have strengthened their suspicions
had they been watching her.
THE OFFICIAL REPORT.
Capt. Watrousi- sister has also made
affidavit that she was present on the
Haverhill when the contract was discussed
and she understood the sum to be paid
was $100.
The official report received yesterday
does not deal with any of the theories
advanced by Mrs. Watrous as to the cause
or the steamer's loss, but is confined to
the statements or Capt. William or tho
tug. Captains Wolfe and Nelson or the
barges "San Joquln" and "Coal King,"
respectively, which were in tow of the
Luckenback, and Edgar F. Luckenback, the
owner of the tug.
Captains William, Wolfe and Nelson all
agree In the statement that the City of
Haverhill left the wharf at Brooklyn under
her own steam and did not tnko tlie
tow Hue until ofi Bedloe's Island.
At 1 1 that night, they testify, she cast oK
when northeast of Barnegal light without
warning. The captain of the tug swears
that Capt. Watrous or the Haverhill told
htm Mr. Luckenback had said he could
"hitch on" as far as he desired, but flatly
contradicted the affidavit or Watrous'
sister that any contract was made.
He therefore, he swears, thought noth
ing of It when he found the Haverhill
cast otr, and presumed that she was mak
ing for an inlet.
Edgar Luckenback confirms the state
ment that he told Watrous he could tow
as far as he desired. The letter's nephew
was on board and was lost with tho rest.
Times Wnnt Ads. Hent Bouses.
, Times Want Ads. brine Boarders.
DASHED INTO THE WAGON
Chevy Chase Car Smashed It and
Perhaps Fatally Hurt Ed. Means.
WIUH-M.es Siy It Was Inc to the
Carelessness of tlio Two Men
In tin- Vehicle.
A collision lielween n Chevy Chase elec
tric car and n milk w.igon driven by Messrs
Edward Means, of Hrlghlwood, and Joseph
niley, or College Heights, occurred on Con
necticut avenue exunded, at the Inter
section or the Grant and Fierce Mill roads,
about 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon
The wagon was completely demolished,
and Mr. Means received Injuries that may
result In his deatii Klley and Motorman
Edward Gogol were also slightly Injured.
The two men were driving Into the city
down the Pierce Mill road on the left hand
side The car was going down Connecticut
avenue. In thedirecilonor.-lieSevo.-ith street
terminus, and at tho Intersection of the
streets it slowed up on the near side, as
Is customary, and then started across.
The men In the wagon attempted to drive
across the track tx-fore they saw It, ard
before- the motornian could bring It to a
stop, or cen slacken rnrnl. It had crashed
Into tho wnson,.sniahlng It Into splinters.
Klley wns thrown out, and Means wits
pitched with terrific force clear oer the
tar, Etrlking on his head as lie fell, and
remaining on the ground, motionless. The
baic was badly cut up, and ns sooa as It
wasfreedashedawaj MJd wasuotrccoicred
until late last night.
As soon as the wreck of the wagon could
oe disentangled from the car, the still un
conscious ictlm of the accident was placed
across a seat and brought to the Eighth
precinct station house. From there lie
was couveed In the patrol wagon to the
Garfield Hospital.
Means was terribly mangled about the
head and received several cuts and con
tuslonson tho body. An examinational the
hospital disclosed the fact that ho was
suffering from a slight fracture of the skull
and Internal Injuries.
His Injuries were so serious that lie was
ntfirstexpectedtodlcalmostatanymoment,
but lator in the day ho had lmproed con
slderablynnd he was resting easy last night.
The car that did the damage was No. 20,
of the Chevy Chase road, nlth Conductor
8. 0. Mercer and Motormau Ed ward Gugel.
All who witnessed the accident stated that
it was due entirely to the carelessness of the
driver of tlie wagon, and could not have been
avoided by tlie motorman.
Follceman Hartman, of the Seventh pre
cinct, recovered the horse last night, but
it is so cut and bruised that it willhaieto
bo shot.
Dnngers of Itapltl Tranxlt.
A serious railway accident at the In
tersection at Ninth and E streets north
west, was only averted about 10 o'clock
last night by the presence of mind or
an F street horse car driver.
Horse car No. 33 was crossing the
tracks when electric car No. 24 rushed
up nt terrific speed. The horse car
r-r. seeing the danger, whipped up his
horses awl passed over, the rear end of
his car ticlng within an Inch of the front
of the electric car.
aiONl'MIUCT TO 1'ATHIOTS.
Italy is Mill liaising IlrniizcN to tlie
tin Jlon of '(IT.
Home, Sept 24 The features of to-day's
fetes were the UHvelllns of two monuments,
one in memory of the patriot brothers
Calrntf, who were killed in the lnsurrec
tlxn ft 1G7, and the other In memory ot
Hisuor Marco MlRgbeltL the Italian states
man. The tint rarntlnnril monument was mi
veiled In the prewnc-e of the syndic or
Hon. Gen Mrnottl Gtrihaldl, Gen. Turr.
and other survivors or Garllialdl's cam
paign, tpcettwr with a large rowd of spec
tators. The irremotilps of unveiling the Mlng
bettl monument were conducted In tho
precnev of King Humbert, the cabinet
ministers, and most of the leading poll-Ik-inns
and statesmen.
BEHEADED A CHINAMEN.
He-suit of ii Fight Willi n -Japanese
cm Hoard n &t tinner.
Victoria, B. C, Sept. 24. Tho British
steamer Empress of India, from Chinese
and Japanese ports, arrived here ut an
early hour this morning, and later pro
ceeded for Van Couver. She reports that
while "at Yokohama a Japanese came
aboard and bad a tracas with a couple of
Chinamen.
The outcome was that he cut one Celes
tial's bead off and badly slashed ih other.
The murderer was Immediately placed
under arrest, and bis trial will lake place
at Yokohama.
LEPHOSY IX NEW YORK.
Chinese Lnmidryinaii Found Suffer
ing From tho Lontlisome Disease.
New York, Sept. 24. A case of a Chinese
laundryman affected with leprosy was
discovered tills afternoon by tho officials
InchargeortheGoodSamaritanDispensary.
The patient gave his name as Long Dong,
thirty years old, or No. 735 Lexington
avenue .where ho conducts a laundry.
Ho said that he had been in the city f orfive
years and had been sick for two years.
Wusliliigtonlans in New York.
(Special to Tho Times.)
New York, Sept. 21. L. Vogel, secre
tary of the legation, ha been Joined at
tho Holland House by J. B. Pierda, Swiss
minister. Arrivals scaion x-crry, .miss
Keglna Barbour. andMr.and Mrs. Armlslead
Peter, Jr., riftn Avenue; A. Fombona Pa
laclo, J. C. McKay, and O. II. Butler,
Hoffman House; E. B. Christie, Miss
Willi. W. Whilwell, and Mr. ard Mrs. A
J. Wynlt, Grind Union; W. F. Colwcll, 1L
E. Moi kler, buyer for Woodward & Lo
throp. Miss Hope, J. D. Croissant, J. H
JIai Alpine, and E. W- Parker, St. Dents
0. H. Fowler. II. C. Weaver, J. H. Mann,
and Miss N. Butler, Broadway Central;
J. A. Goldstein. Miss F. Johnston, L. Star
gnrdler, and Dr. Anderson, Continental;
Mr. nnd Mrs. II. Hinckley, Albert: J. A.
Nclll, J. E. Powell, W. II. Splnwall,
Assistant Secretary of State and Mrs. E.
F. Hhl. and the Misses TJhl, Astor; Miss
A. V. Pratt, Park Avenue; S. C. Raub and
W. M. Bellman, Gilsey; Mr. and Mrs. W. E.
Shaffer, G. Roberts, and J. Gallagher,
St. Cloud; Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Taylor, Jr.
A. A. Thomas, G. W. Peason, and A.K.
Tingle. Imperial; E F. Andrews, Miss
lllnncngenade, nnd Mrs. W. Smith, Ever
ett: A. G. Cummlngs, E. W. Marlow, nnd
L L. Drlggs. Coleman; G. E. Emmons
Normandle; J. C. Cbnnd. Barrett, and
Mrs. A. Fool and Miss K. Waters, Grand.
GAVE IN JOJIE TIKES
B. & 0. Places Night Watchmen
at Several Grade Crossings.
MANY PLACES UNPROTECTED
Midnight Iinc-Mljiiitlon by Tho Times
ItcieaW u IluiiKCruiiK Condition of
Affair ESt rift nrol Ma -ii--liuM'lts
Av c-iiuo Are Guarded All Nlfjlit, Hut
Others Only Till 0 o'clock.
The great big UJtO. Railroad, which has
plajed the baby act in bojcottlng The
rimes, has all the same yielded to the at
tacks of that paper ou Its reckless mau.igc
ment of certain grade crossings, within the
city limits.
The two especially dangerous man trap
at E street and Massachusetts.! enue which
formerly ran thcmseUes after 0 o'clock
p. m., nre now guarded throughout the
entire night.
This wal ascertained by a reporter of The
Times, who made the trip last night from
11 until after midnight from the riorida
avenue crossing into the B. & 0. depot
On arriving nt 1- m. at the E street and
Maachusetts aenue crossings, which are
very near together, he round a group or men
there, a tram in progcoss of shifting, and
beeral detached cars lying around loose.
SOMETHING NEW FOR THEJI.
"Why, I notice," said the reporter to one
of tuecmplojes, "that The Tunes said that
these crossings were guarded only till 0
o'clock."
"Well, that wn true when TueTimcisaid
it," replied another otthe group. "This ls
something new. That man hut there, the
guard, has been put-on duty only since the
russ betw een The Times and tl(era!lroad."
This was the fact, but it is submitted
that one man ought not to be expected
to do the work nt both crossings. Tho
guard must attend to both E street
and Massachusetts avenue, and has not e en
advantage or the air-pump machinery.
The gates are eleated and lowered by
hand levers.
"Suppose," said the reporter to the
guard, "whllo jou are attending to thU
one, you should see danger nt the other,
what would jou do?"
"Oh," he said, as ir deposing or the
subject once Tor all time, "I would
holler at him to stop."
And, by the waj, there is very little
chance to hear anything while business is
being rolled and pushed along incessantly
on the B. & O. road.
It can now lie staled that there ls a
rairly good chance to travel the public
thoroughfares from II street as far as the
depot.
AT OTHER PLACES.
But the chances are Just the other way
from Florida avenue down to and Including
Fourth street. With the evceptlnii of the
Seventh street crossing, which ls guarded
only till midnight, the others are open to
decided criticism.
At Florida avenue there was no guard
at 10.30 p. m. While The Times' man was
standing there an engine came along run
ning backwards at a rattling speed to
wards tncdenot.and between that nnd mid
night several train came In and went out
to sa y nothing or two other engines wltnout
trains.
There are really two crossings nt Florida
avenue, one the main thoroughfare and the
other a road a 6hort distance west of the
sentry box. Both gates are worked by the
same jierson, who, by the way,, issald tobea
boy. The iieople in the neighborhood tay
that he goes orf at 9 p. 111.
Mr. Edward Johnson, ot Elcenth and K,
said that last summer he used to help the
former guard or gateman nnd the niachincry
worked badly on the -roadway crossing.
When he was on duty for his friend that
pato wouldn't work at all times bo he used to
have to shout at the waj farers to warn them
of danger. He didn't know whether they
worked any better now.
OUGHT TO BE GUARDED.
Mr. Johnson said that 11 was an ex
tremely dangerous crossing and ought
to be guarded at all times.
The next crossing in the direction or
the city is that at Seventh street. The
gateman there said he had to stay until
midnight, and then he went otr for good.
He could not explain why, ir it was
necessary to guard the place as late as
midnight, it was not equally necessary to
guard it until da light. Several of
the galemen said that there were many
freight trains after midnight, and ns a
matter of fact, the whole track from II
street to the depot is guarded on account
of these late trains.
There ls no provision against them,
consequently from Fourth street to Florida
avenue after midnight.
There ls absolutely no light from Seventh
street to Fifth. At this latter place there
ls a gate, but no gateman after 9 p. m.
The Fourth street crossing is one that
ls much travelled. About 11:30 p. m.
there were several men there. One of
these is Mr. John Gleason, who has lived
at the corner and near the track for
thirty-two years. He has frequently, he
said, complained to the Commissioners
about the unsafe condition of the place
after 9 p. m.
Hcsald that very frequently heand others
who resort to his store sit up late, as he
keeps a bar, and he has had frequent occa
sion to prevent accidents at that crossing.
He or those with him havo time and again
slopped people from crossing right In tho
face of impending danger.
There is a great deal or travel by this
route nrtcr 9 p. m., and he thinks it an
outrage that something ls not done for
protection after that hour.
Mr. Edward O'Brien, one of the party,
personally saved a man's life at this spot
not very long ago. Mr. O'Brien said
that the railroad authorities ought to take
the matter into consideration on account,
at least, of the protest of the citizens
against being left In an unprotected condi
tion. All of tho party agreed that there was
great danger even before the gateman
came on the morning at 5-30 o'clock.
Before that hour many wagons with milk
and produce come in, and there was also
a large travel after 9 o'clock.
Mr. Gleeson called attention to the ln
surriclent lighting ot the crossing. It ls
a large are light, which sometimes goes
out for hours, as It did on Monday night
especially.
Times Want Ads.FlllVncnntllonses.
TIME, A. D. 1895-PLACE, WASHINGTON-
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Cause
ALL IN AGAINST DURRANT
Prosecution Ends Jts Case With
Three Important Witnesses.
Defeno Heady WltU Itn Trout lued
Sc-iiMitloiiri, Hut tho 1'nbllo Has
I.lttlo Fulfil lii.Them.
San rranclsco, Sept. 24 The prosecu
tion In the Durrant cai-o closed this after
noon. Three more ot lis" witnesses will be
recalled for the acconmiodalion of the de
fense to morrow, but they will testify only
to facts connected with the findiug of the
body of Jliss Lamontiu the lower.
The most important qt the final witnesses
In connecting Durrant.wllh the murder was
William Sterling, a gas Titter, whu put sav
ing burneron all thegas cocks in thechurch
the day before the murder.
He to-day corroborated Janitor Ende
man in saying thattherOi.-nsaIeaklnoneof
thechandellers near thfentrancetothe vesti
bule, which Is supposed In have supplied tho
gas smelt by George Klntf when he entered
thechurc'u on tho day of the murder Just be
fore Durtnnt burst on his view, pale, weak,
and agitated.
The day after the murder Sterling said
ho had taken out the sun burners en which
Durrant claimed to hare been working
when overcome by gas. He found nothing
the matter with them and no gas leaking
in that part of thu building.
Wlille trying to reach the calling on the
day after the murder ho tried tlio tower
door, but found the outside knob broken
off. He seized the projecting rod to the
other knob with his pincers and turned it.
but the lock wns broken and be could not
open the duor. Had be done so the murder
would probably have been discot ered.
Three more witnesses were to-day In
troduced to whom Durrant had denied
that he had seen Mis Lamont ou the
afternoon of the murder, thoughhendmlttcd
that he was with her that morning. Tills
testimony to prevent the defense from
explaining Durrani's being In Miss Lamont's
company on that afternoon, even should it
desire todoso, which U not probable.
The defense will open to morrow morn
ing, but it Is not jet known it It will outline
Its enso in a speech. Durrani's attorneys
aro ery sccrctt e, ' f or they allege that
they do not want their witnesses to bo
attacked by the prosecution.
The defense promises sensational de
velopments, but there is a general doubt
of its ability to affect the case of the
prosecution.
DETECTIVES ON THIAL
Focnliontns StrlKei Jlay Lend to Com
plications; With Austria.
(Special to The Times.)
Richmond, Ta.," Sept. 24. Baldwin
brothers, two detectives in the employ of
Pocahontas mine owners during the late
strike are on trial at Tazwell Court House
Tor several misdemeanors.
One creates more than ordinary Interest
A number otnungarianminersmade
complaint to L. Borchern, consul or Austria
Hungary in this city, ot cruel treatment
by the detectives during the strike.
The consul has employed able consul Irom
Richmond, who havegono to Tazwell to con
duct the examination. Tbe case was called
to-day and postponed till Friday to secure
witnesses.
AT FEUD AGAIN.
Famous Family Bow In Kentucky
Breaks Out Orfeo More.
Lexington, Ky., Sept. ,24. Tho famous
Hilton Hownrd feud in .Harland county,
it is believed, ls about to break out again.
Yesterday at Harlan Courthouse Matthew
Behlor, a Hilton man, shot and Instantly
killed a negro who was ldentlHed with
the opposite faction, and great excite
ment followed.
The officers were finally successful In
landing' Bchlcr In jail, which has been
provided with a guard, tt ls icarcci me
nowards will attempt to take Bolder
from the officers.
Hooks nnd Jloney Gone.
Kansas City, Mo., Sept. 24.-Charlcs H.
Vice, treasurer of tho Tlomo Mutual Aid
Association, has disappeared nnd"taken
with him tho books of the association
and, thousands ot dollars which ho secured
by false representations within tlio last
elghtccn'months. He lptt nothing In the
treasury ,withwhlch o pay claims afc-alnst
the association." f
HurglaC);atTtlie Exposition.
Atlanta, Gal, Sept 24-Burglars made
a raid lost night" on the foreign exhibits
In the liberal arts building. Show cases
wero opened with a Jimmy, and goods
valued at $1,000 were stolen from the
Russian nnd Italian exhibits. To-night the
suards have been increased al all buildings
i u i ti n a"-:.
Bloomers.
After the Chicago Record.
Fight the State Democracy
to the Bitter End.
HILL AND SHEEHAN AEE OUT
They Do Not Speak Ju-t Now Tlie
Senior Senator Vn ors Harmony,
Hut the Croker Jlen Won't LNten
to It Thu r.iclso 1'Iauk Will
I'IciibC All.
Syracuse, N. r , Scpt.2l. Barring Tam
many's fight against the admission of
Grace Fairchlld men. tlie Democratic con
vention to-day wns harmonious. The at
tendance was large, the enthusiasm great,
and the long string of candidates made
matters lively bcrore and after the opening
session.
Terry Belmont, who ls said to be in
training for the next gubernatorial nomi
nation, was temporary chairman, and In
his speech he sounded the slogan of battle
and outlined the policy or the party on
the Issues which will be uppermost In the
fall campaign In the Empire State. By
far a better class or men ls in attendance
at Hie convention than has been seen at a
similar Democratic gathering ror years.
The day of the ward ruler In politics
seems to lie passing, and men of standing
In the community arc taking their places.
The new faces are many, and the new blood
Infuses new lire and new ideas Into the
proceedings. The 'big men of the party
from nil over the State are here, but tbe
del gates are running the com cntlon.
TAMMANY FIGHTING.
Tammany Ib fighting tooth and nail
against the recognition of the State Democ
racy, but tliey teem to bae undertaken
too big n contract. Laetyea r they succeeded
in Ehuttlng out the men who set up the
rlal organization in New York city, but
matters are different this year. -
The plank in the platform which will be
most talked about in the coming campaign
that relating to excire and Sunday ob
servance, has been framed Weels ha-e
been spent In this preparation, and the
brainy men of the party Ua e struggled
with hundreds ot suggestions.
The plank is intended to be acceptable
to the German-Americans and other liberal
minded people without offending the more
straight laced Democrats. It is most
cleverly worded. The plank has been sub
mitted to the German Americans and It is
Eatisfactory to them. It is also satisfac
tory to the Tammany Democrats who an
nounced some time ago that they were out
for legislation to do away with Roose eltism
Just how the Democrats of the rural districts
will take it. ls a question which the No
vember election will solve.
The plank is a slight modification ot
the following, which was submitted by
the committee of the German-American
organization of the city of New York:
THE PLANK ITSELF.
"The Democratic party, being, as it
ever has been, strictly in favor or re
spectful observance of Sunday, especially
by abstaining Irom all save necessary
labor and avocations, and yet mindrul
or the right ot every citizen to the enjoy
ment or worship and comforts and recrca-'
tlons according to his own conscience and
wishes, as far as compatible with due
regard to tLe bcliers and desires of others,
we promise to, propose to ,and endeavor
to obtain from this coming legislature a
law which will enable each community
to determine for itself by popular vote
whether tho sale ot food, beverages and
other necessaries shall be permitted on
the first day of the week, during certain
hours, and lu a manner so restricted as
not to interfere with religious observance
to be specified by statute."
Senator David B. Hill did not attend tho
convention to-day, but remained In his
room at tho hotel. Ho was present at the
hearing of the contests before tho com
mittee on credentials this evening and
listened closely to tho arguments of the
Grano Fairchlld people, and also to the
replies of the Tammany orators.
HILLy AND HARMONY.
Senator Hill is throwing all his influence
in favor Qt admitting the contestants, and
so bitter Is tho fight that ex-Lieut. Gov.
Shecbnn, who represents Senator Murphy,
who ls laid up at the hotel here with rheu
matism, and also Boss Croker, who is In
New York, that Shcehan and Hill scarcely
speak to each other.
Tammauy refuses to listen to arguments,
and will fight to tho end against allowing
recognition to be made to the men who
helped defeat their local ticket last year.
Tho general belief Is that Tammany will
be compelled to swallow the bitter pill,
and lhat the Slate Democracy will be
Concluded on Fourth. Face.
CUBANS DESTROY A TOWN
Then Burn tho Hugo Elevators of
the Fruit Exporters.
Spanish Troopn An- TrylnK to Staro
Out InniirKi'jitK.So llouM-holdcrH
Arel'ut on Short Itatloiw.
Philadelphia, Sept 21 The British
steamship Culmore, Capt. JIcLeod. which
arrived here to night from Baracoa, Cuba,
brought into port rome Cuban refugees
and lews of the complete destruction of
the port of Tumuri, Cuba, on the 18th
Instant by the insurgent forces.
The entire place was burned down.
Ilundndj of people were left homeless and
without any place to go. They were sub
sequently driven back over the mountains
and the huge elevators, erected by the
fruit exporters, for carrying the bananas
down from the mountains of Yumuri for
shipment, were then destroyed.
Miguel Arrue.a well knownfrultexporUT,
was anion:; the passengers, accompanied
by his wife and family. He tells pitiful
stories of the manner in which he was
treated and compelled to flee to this coun
try, giving up everything he possessed.
Since the breaking out ot tlie trouble ho
says life in the island has been unbearable.
The Spanish troops prevent householders
from laying In a stock or provisions. From
day to day ttey are compelled to come into
the town and tccure only sufficient pro
visions to last for one day This is done
forfearthe Cubans will feed the insurgents,
whom the Spaniards are attempting to
starve.
TO G17AHD THE CUBAN COAST-
Nine- Aniericiui-Bullt Cutter Com
pleted for theSpaiiNhSerilce.
New York, Sept. 24. Within a month
nine American-built steam cutters under
the Spanish flag will be cruising on the
north coast or Cuba.
Tbe late Admiral JIanuel Dclgado Ta
rcjo sent Lieutenant Commander Triana to
this city on special duty, and the orders
lor these cutters were placed very quietly.
Not until they were completed aid tue
fact of their ownership become known.
The last of the nine were shipped to
Cuba a few days ago Tbe lengths or
the cutters vary trom 60 to 70 rect.
and their speeds from eleven to rourteen
miles an hour. Their average draught is
four reet. Their crews numbering rrom
fifteen to twenty, all men 'from the
Spanish navy will be ofrkcred by men
of known ability.
The posts of the now vessels will be
on the north coast of Cubu. between
Matauzas and Santiago de Cuba. They
are built especially for rapid inshore
work. Their armament will be of a
very destructive type. Including American
gatllng guns and Nordentcldts. Smug
glers ot contraband or war will be their
prey.
ALL FOIt CUBA.
rreihirlnp; for the Hljr Sympathetic
Demonstration at Chicago.
Chicago, Sept. 24. An adjourned meet
ing of the general committee for the mass
meeting of September 30, to express
sympathy with the Cuban revolutionists,
was held at the Union League Club this
evening. Several reports were made, and
the committee on to-operalion, with the
Loval Legion and Grand Army.presented an
address, cordially Inv iting all old soldiers.
and sailors in Chicago and vicinity to at
tend the mass meeting.
A committee Irom the Illinois State
Federation or Trade and Labor Assemblies
reported their action, abandoning the spe
cial meeting of labor unions in order that
the unions might co-operate with this mass
in ectlng.
Mayor Swift will preside over the meet
ing, and an invitation will be extended to
the city council to be present.
FOOD FOIt KAHULULT.
Cholera Hn Left the IMaiidH in
Suffering; Condition.
San Francisco, Sept. 24. Tlie Hawaiian
steamer Kahulull has been chartered to take
a cargoof general nierchandiscand provisions
to Kahululi, In the Hawaiian Islands, and
will sail on Saturday.
The cholera has left the group In a bad
state. Even the other parts of the Island
of Oahua, where Honolulu is located.
aro Short of stores anu provisions, xnej
...am cimt nff f mm nil communication with
Honolulu by the health authorities ot that
place. While the people are not in absolute
want it is said they will soon be unless
relief is sent them.
FItOZEN TO DEATH.
Lost His Way and His Life In n mind
ing Snow Storm.
Livingstone, Mont-, Sept. 24. Wm. T.
Cheeny, was frozen to deatii In the moun
tains of the Natural Bridge mining dis
trict, three miles east or this city, last Fri
day, ne was a gray-haired prospector and
with three companions was overtaken by a
howling blizzard.
The party tried to cross the divide on
loot and reach Camp.riftecn miles distant,
but they.bccame separated in the blinding
snowstorm and Cheeny lost his way. His
body was found In three feet or snow
within 500 yards or the Camp.
ALHEHTA ALL 1UGHT.
Canadian Pacific Steamship Has Ar
rlxed at 1'ort Arthur.
Toronto, Ontario, Sept. 21. A dispatch
irom Port Arthur announces the arrival of
theoicrdue Canadian Pacific steamship Al
erta, regarding whose safetysorae rear has
been relt. She bad been delacd by a severe
storm. The vessel was badly iced upon her
arrival.
English Fugitive Captured.
Philadelphia, Sept. 21. On a warrant
sworn out by British Consul Frazer at
New York Albert E. Dulcy, alias Ford,
alias Sutton, was arrested here to-day on
the charge or being a rugttlve Irom Bir
mingham, England, where he ls wanted
to answer the charge of forgery. Duley is
an expert diamond setter, and Is charged
with having rorged the markings upon
articles of Jewelry .to misrepresent then-value.
SOWING S CUBA
Agents of the Patriots to Be Es
tablished in This City.
WORK-AMONG PUBLIC MEN
They Will Organize an Official Lega
tion, With Que'Mido nt tho Head.
JIUMonary Labor in Congress Jh the
Object Itecognltlon of the Innurg.
viuk Believed to Be Now Assured.
It ls stated on absolutely reliable au
thority, received by The Times from pri--vate
sources, that within a few days
there will arriie in this city commissioners
authorized to represent the newly-organized
Cuban Republic, and take such steps
as may be possible, in an unotficlal way.
toward securing recognition from tbi
United States.
Under the regulations oMiplomatlcusage.
neither the President nor Secretary of
State ran receive these commissioners, and
their present utility will be limited, as
in the case of the late Chilian insur
gents, to a work or education among the
masses.
But the Tact has not been overlooked
that within a very short period there will
be a steady inflow of politicians to Wash
ington, in anticipation of the convening of
Congress, and with Senators and Members
the commissioners can plead their cause
and at the same time not violate prece
dent or custom.
MISSION OF QUESADO.
The almost immediate location of an un
official legation in this city is greatlj
simplified by the fact that Gonzalo de Que
sado, one of the diplomatic agents to thi
United States chosen by the recently rormet
de facto government, is secretary of "De"
Parlldo Itevoluclonario Cubano," whkl
comprise all the organizations of Cubai
sympithlzcrs In this country.
Heis permanently locatcdatNo CCBroad
way. New York. It would be a n easy mattei
Tor him to reach Washington within a fe-n
hours' lime and personally establish hji
representatives here.
Associated with De Quesado In New Yorl
Is Benjamin Gucrra, treasurer of "Del Par
lido Kevolucionarlo Cubano," who has beei
designated as minister or rinance for thi
new Cuban republic.
Manuel Sangullly, chosen to be minlstet
of foreign airairs. is tbe 6arae gentleman
who has been mentioned as commissioner
to Mexico to take whatever (tei may be
possible toward securing recognition from
that country.
THINK THE END IN SIGHT.
Representatives in this city of tbe Cuban
patriots express great delight at the
foundation of a de facto government and
feel that It is the beginning of the end
In their long struggle for independence.
Especial satisfaction ls felt at the selection
of Bartolome Mafso.ns president
Ho Is unanimously pronounced to be a
man of the utmost respectability. Intelligent,
educated and capable. His connection with
tbe insurgent movement trom its incipiency
has done more than all things else to give
It standing and stability .
Those ramlliar with the Cuban situation
here do notnow believe thattherecognltlon
or bellteerenU rights will be accorded by
the President prior to the assembling ot
Congress. The precedent established by Gen.
Grant In 1875 has been carefully consid
ered by the administration, as told ex
clusively in The Times, and can beerrectu
ally utilized In the eient that more speedy
methods cannot be employed.
Before carrylrg into practical operation
President Grant's idea ot intervention, it
would be necessary to again address a
general note to the various European
powers requesting an expression of senti
ment from each regarding the advisability
of intervention in the affairs of Cuba.
TOWERS TO BE CONSULTED.
if. would be necessary to await a reply
rrom each or these powers before evolving
a plan of action.
In carrying out such a policy It would be
Imperative that tbe great powers should be
be consulted. This course is cssenttal in
rder to ascertain whether Spain now
has in force, with any or tlie influential
nations, secret treaties by which she is
guaranteed possession ot Cuba for a cer
tain period ot years.
There have been several Instances in the
past where Euch treaties have existed
and under the provisions ot which each na
tion appearing as a party thereto was
pledged to forcibly resist the establishment
ot Cuba as an Independent government.
Similar treaties may be in twee at the
present moment, and should the United
States decide upon a policy ot Intervention
without tlrst ascertaining to what extent
these alliances are effective, this Gov
ernment might unexpectedly be compelled
to fight not only Spain, but England.
France, Austria, Germany, one or all,
and possibly the combined pojver of Eu
rope. Concert tit the Capitol.
The Jlarinc Band will lo-day at the
Capitol groumU render the following named
numbers, beginning al 4.30 p.m.:
1. March. "The Washington Tunes." Innes
2 0erlurc, "Semlramide" Rossini
(By request )
3. Spanish serenade, "Lolita" -Langey
4. Fantasia, "Songs ot Germany". .Kappev
5. n. Kevcrle "Ycarulnss".... lam full!
b. JIarch. "Morion Cadets" Fanciulll
G. "Comical Contest" Godfrey
Description Band tunes up. principal
performers try their instruments; rules
read out by the manager, Herr Po
Raurne; Judges SIgnori Dipplo, Basso
el Tiibinl prepare their papers; the con
test liegins, the oompct I tors being Messrs
Clarluettl. Cornetti, Plc-olinl. Liipho
nelH Clarlnettetll. Saxapaom. luget
telli, nboctrl, Cornlnl; the Judges tako
notcj and consalt after each solo:
causes Jealousy, unexpected result, a
flight among the drummers; conferring
the prize, aud great rejoicing.
7. Patrol, "Coxey'a Army" -Orth
8. "Hall Columbia" ..Fyles
LaeknwnnnnStcnmerOierdue.
Green Bay, Wis., Sept. 24. The Lack
awanna steamcrGrand Traverse from Bur
falo to Green Bay Is tblrty-sK hoursoverdue
here nnd nothing lias been heard from the
boat since lt-ta3 sighted passing Mackinaw
aboutnoonSunday. Tbeboatlscoinmauded
by Capt. William Kcliey. of Buffalo, and
carries a crew of about twenty.
.
THE WEATHER TO-DAY.
.District or Columbia, ralr Wednesday,
preceded Tuesdav night by very light
rain; no c!ian;e in temperature; winds
shifting to southerly
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