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Tiiw niBPATOit trotl?iDBD UM. J WHOLE NUMBER 17,296. RIGHMOND, YA., SAT?Kt?Y, AUGUST ;25, 1906. PRICE TWO OINTS. COAST SWEPT IT TERRIFICJTORM One Drowned and Seven Others Had Very Najrrow Escape. YACHT FAST ON BAR AT ATLANTIC CITY Two Sons of Congressman Butler, of Pennsylvania, Rescued From Drowning by Gov? ernment Life-Savers. Fisherman Proves a Hero. (By Associated Press.) ATLANTIC CITY, N. J., August 24? During a severe northeast storm which prevailed to-day alonar the coast, ono person was drowned and seven'' others hnd narrow escapes from death In the waves. The drowned man was Louts Blmpklns, formerly of (Philadelphia. He and two companions were on a fishing- trip la a ??unch. Off Brigantine City thoy woro caught In a whirlpool, caused by cross? currents and the storm. In trying to avoid a big wavo, Slmpklns lost his bal? ance and fell Into the sea. Despite their danger, Hlmpklna's companions made a brave effort to pick him tip, but before they were able to do this he sank and wns drowned. As the men were about to leave tho seen* his body came to the sur? face, and thoy managed to drag It Into the launch. ' Yacfit on Bar. Shortly after" this accident, five young men who'came, hare In tho sloop-yacht. Virginia, from Island Heights, left the inlet for tho return trip up the coast. Professional yachtsmen endeavored to persuado thorn not to attempt to go, to sea, but they did riot heed tho warning, and sailed away. In making a long tack toward Brigan? tine' Beach the yacht was carried on the dangerous bar outside the Inlet, Tho captain of a largo yacht saw the acci? dent, but, ; having on board a number of passenger?, he did not care to .endanger; their Uvos. By going-too near the bar. Whllo tho five men wot? clinging to their craft, mprm^ntarily expecting to .bo washed to ..their' doath,. a ftero. in/-'"the' person of John Johnson, a Swedish fish? erman, went to the rescue in afr??lgasQ lene launch. He did riot falter in. the face of tho storm, and, after a' hard struggle. In which his little boat was tossed about by the waves, ho managed to got alongside the Virginia and took tho Ave mon off. Tho rescued men tr?wardfcd Johnson handsomely. ' Sons of Butler Rescued. Later In the afternoon Thomas and Howard . Butler, sons of- Congressman Butler, of Pennsylvania, were rescued from drowning by tho government life saving crew, after their little boat had been overturned In a heavy sea off .Long Port. Both, swam to the capsized craft, but were being carried out to sea In the strong current whon their calls for help were heard by the lite-savors. They were much exhausted when rescued. SAVED FROM DROWNING; KILLED BYSHOWER-B?TH (By Ansoclated Pros?.) CAPE MAY, N. J., August 3i.-Saved from drowning, Joseph V. Clark, of 24 North Anno Streo't, Baltimore, died of heart trouble to-day, undo a shower iprlnkle at a bath house here. Clark, while bathing In tho surf, became ex? hausted and was resoued with difficulty because of high waves. He recovered sufflciontly to walk to tho bath house," but dropped dead immediately after turn? ing on tho shower. Two days ago Clark rescued two women from drowning. He was an employe of tho Chesapeake Steamship Company. Fishermen Drowned. (By Associated Prosa.) Y7ILDWOOD, N. J., August 24.?Two Norwegian fishermen are believed to have lost their lives to-day oft this place, during the northeast gale, Karl Karl sen, accompanied by a helper whose, name Ib unknown, left here this morning for the fishing.banks. Later in the day their dory was washed ashore, and nothing haH been heard of the men. .?? THEATRICAL TROUPES . ?N RAILWAY CRASHS (By ABSoclnted Press.)' ST. THOMAS, ONT,, August 24.?A. "Wa bash special train, carrying two thoatri eal companies to Chicago and one to rie. trolt, and the Canadian Paolflo Railroad regular passenger train from Toronto wero In collision at the crossing just east of this olty to-dayw Tho Canadian Paclflo Railway engineer, McKay, of Toronto Junction, was killed. Plraman Patterson, at this city, was seriously hurt, and Bag gagemaster Alexander Wiley, of this city, was probably fatally injured. None of the pssengers on either train was Injured. i '. . COURT HITS SUNDAY LAW IN LOUISVILLE (By Associated Press.) LOUIBVILLE), KY., August 24,-Judge IdcCann, in the City Cc.rt to-day, djs .missed all tho members of tho "your Corners of the Barth" Company and the staff of the Avenue Theater, all charged With violation of the Sunday closing- laws. In announcing his decision, ' the Judge took Ihe ground, that the arrest consti? tuted disorJmlnaUon, a8 tne pt?t? &n^ city authorities were exempting numerous pther oocupatlons as "works of peces llty" under an utrwarrantedly broad con Itructlon ot th? law. , "BIO TIM" SULLIVAN, . Center of Political Fight Now Being- j '.'Waged', in New ?York; " ,',: CRAZED WOMAN SET FIRE TO HERSELF ?"igipiis .Fanatic Poured , Oil Over Clothing and Them .. Applied i Match, ; (Bpeotal to.Tho.Times-Dlspatch.) CHICAGO, ILL,., August '24.?The-wave of fanaticism which \ has, recently- swept over Southern California, culminated in a horrible attempt' at self-sacrifice to-day;' when~Mrs.' Josephine ? Burton Young-, of San Bernardino, '.saturated -her 'clothing and hu1 r with kerosene oil.and set' Are to >..herself..; Sh'?' cannot recover. .iMrs. Young was.a member, of the 'Holy Roller group, arid had for some .'time'.showed signs of a religious craii. This'morning she complained of sore 'throat,?and"took a lamp, from which she secured some kerosene as a ..remedy.-. -Her:: daughter saw her drink nomo of ; tho;'?ll~?nd .'tl??n turn the-fluid - over. her ? head ? to sa tu rate her hair and'"clothing. ''Hlndor..me not; it's the Lord's will!" oried-Hhe 'insane woman. The daughter ran? lor; help 'and returned with her -father,.: to,' 'see.'. her mother enveloped In. flames. She had lighted the clothing during her daughter's absence.: The woman ran,'screaming..-with pain, through,the yard,'until the husband caught her and smothered ;the flames with a -quilt.'.. ". I.- ?-.--?-rf.?rrrr-?? -, .-? WOMAN ARRESTED FOR HAV1N5 STOLEN POOPS (By Associated Press.) SAVANNAH, GAV, August" 24:--Mrs.'F. F. McDonald, also known as Mabel Drain. was arrested to-day for having' in her possession a trunk marked ? with her name, and containing goods worth more than $1,000- that were, it is alleged, stolen from the docks of the Ocean Steamship Company, The woman; lived In the. house of B. C. Tabb, one of the three policemen ar? rested yesterday on cha r'ges, of pilfering goods from Bhlpping cases. . Tabb, who was out on bond was rearnssted on sup? plementary . charges when the -discovery of the goods in the trunk was.made by the detectives. t -* WILL BE STRUGGLE FOR SOUTHERN TRADE (Special to The Tln.oa-D.spa.tah.) BOSTON, MASS., August 24.?Alvln S Pope, special commissioner for the divls Ion of exhibits of the Jamestown.Exposi? tion, Is In Boston in connection with busi? ness-of the exposition. He says: ' "Jamestown is the battlefield where the large commercial centers of the United States are making a struggle'to see how much of tho Southern trade each will control. This trade will be a.great factor In commercial centers for the next twenty years,- nnd -the amount of-It each will control will be determined by. their ef? forts at, tho exposition. Each,.manufac? turer ' should know definitely what he Intends to do at the time of the meeting, to be held In Setember, of the different organizations."_ ? ? - - Jury* Discharged.''? (By Associated Pre??.) SPR.rNGT'EBIjD, MO., August 24.?The Jury'In the case of Boss Galbralth, the alleged lynch mob leader, this afternoon reported a disagreement, and It was discharged by the court; Baseball Plant Burned. (By Associated Press.) PROVIDENCE, B. I? August 24.?The basebtiir plant of the Providenco Eastern League at Rooky1 Point and a large laundry and bakehouse near by wore buwiod to-day. i i Lexington Department Wins First Prize In Speed TriaK COVINGTON WAS SECOND ON LIST Vast Crowd Witnesses Tests, ; Which Were Highly Interest*-. ing?Brilliant Fireworks ? . at Idlewood Last Night in Honor of Visitors. The. twentieth annual convention of;the Virginia State Firemen's Association closed 4 last "night, after a three days' : session, which, was-highly enjoyable and successful ? In , every respect. ? ? . The'features were the exhibitions and contests, - which- took -place -at-. Rylaiid 'arid-'-Franklln-.Streets-at. noon,- and the /Splendid , display^ of-. fireworks ? at - Idle ' wood -Park ? last -night. ? ? J_s.ny ?. of the visiting flremeri--left 'during-' the day, andas they went they were?sl?glng the 'praises'of their Richmond hosts. The Artillery Band of Old Point stopped on -its way ''to the -station -and 'serenaded Tho Times-Dispatch staff... The bank took the first prise at Idlewood ?Thursday' night, /and was given: much '.attention, while- in the city. ?'. .Great lntereat prevailed In the contests held j yesterday;:' and- the awarding'.of the prixes' gave the best* of satisfaction. The "Committee-on Contests from-the Board of-Fire Commissioners '? of Rich? mond'met at the.-Jefferson Club last night.and made the awards. Mr,. John H. Frischkorn was chairman and Mr. Joseph L. JLevy ' secretary. Prizes Awarded. .7 The . awards follow: ?.: ,'li ? Largest? and best appearing uni- . formed company In parade, 1100; Phoebus Fire Company, No. 1, F. A. Kearney,'chief. . 2. Next' largest - and best appear? ing uniformed company- In ? parad?, $B0; Columbia Fire ?Company; No. 1, Alexandria, J. F. Pettey, captain. 5. Hose race contest,. free -for all, first prise. $160; Lexington Fir? De? partment, H. C. Bbwyer; chief; time, ? 20 3-4 seconds."??''. .'-.* ? 4. Hob? race contest, free for all, ' second" prise,'.: flOO;- Covlngtoh Fire; - Company, No. r,""t'. C. Jesser, cap-'' tain;'time, 82 3-5 seconds. 6. Hose race, association - compa? nies only, first prise, $100 (also cus? tody . of trumpet) ; ? Massanutten Hose 'Company, of Strasburg, Va., J. ? E.'/ Bogers, chief; time, 29 4-5 seconds. ?5. -Hose race, 'association compa? nies only, second prise, $50; Lexing? ton Fire Department, H. C. Bowyer, chiefs time, 30 seconds. 7. Hose race, association compa? nies only, third prise, $25; Shenandoah Fire Company, of Woodstock, Hugh Knelsley, chief; time, 3017-20 seconds. '"- '8. 'Finest uniformed' band ? attend ing any association company, $50, ' Naval ? Gun Factory Band, Jacob G. Moody, leader, Washington. 9, Second best uniformed band at- , tending any association company, $26, Fourth Artillery Corps Band, Ira J. Wharton, drum major, Fortress Monroe, Va. Official Entries. Following were the starters, Judges and official entries: ? Starters?Chief William, of Charlottes vllle; Mr. Jenkins. Pistol shot, time. Not less than ten nor more than fifteen. Cen? ter of reel wheel on line. Dash, one hundred yards to plug. ? Plug?Chief McFall, , of Roanoke; Mr. Lecky. Throe full turns. Hose, fifty yards to taper. Finish?Mr. Hurley, of Suffolk; Mr. Frischkorn. Three full turns. Water, time. Break hose at end of third.sec? tion. Covlhgton Team, No, 1?R. R. Coutts, 3, Arganbright, C. EJ. Ltvesay, W. J. Raid, D. J. Harrington, A. J. Oliver, C. I_ Malal, D. Lintacorn, Hall Long, G. R. Alexandria, R. I_ Bunch, A. Wagner, A. L. Hall, .0. Overttolt, William Mo NaHim.- Substltutes?C. Cohen, R. L. Ben? son. Fred. C. Jesser. chief. Covington Fire Company, No. i?3. W. Humphreys, C. P. Wtekel, ban Paxton, A. W. Knlghton, W, J. Leffel, "C. C. WJeloel, F. M. Lowen, D. T. Humphreys, A. J. Humphreys, W. G. Stover, D. M. Tucker, Ira Wiekel, B. C, Humphreys, Homer Hoke, Tom Howard, Charles Reynes. Bhenandoah Fire Company Reel Team, (Continued on Tenth Page.) LEXINGTON FIRE DEPARTMENT IN ACT OF WINNING SPEED CONTEST FOR PRIZE iOW AT M! OF EEIILS Minnesota Commissioners Adopt Bill to Be Submitted to State Legislature. HOLD OFFICERS ACCOUNTABLE Millions-of -Dollars to Be Held in Reserve ??r the Policy- , holders. . (By Associated Pn*?.) ST. PAUL, August?S4.-rMUllons of dol? lars will be held In'reservo for the policy holders of ' life, insurance companies, and the ? cost ? of - insurance'; wl|l.', be materially lowered If .a bill, approved: by the State insurance commissioners at their, session to-day. meets ;with-the Approval of the various ?St?te!Legislatures next .winter. .The: bill,': which requires an annual ap portlonnient-arid accounting of.surplus,of,, life insurance ;comp?nle8'\ii.flVi|dopted to? day,*.ft 'is* m?lnt?&ed'|'by it^iany of..', tho commissioners, ?trike?. at >Uie root of all the evil of lWe Insurance by.h?ltling ?ffl cers.?of ' su?hi',companies accountable for the enormous surplus fund? accumulated under the" deferred dividend contract's: It? Is, thought that, if ..the bill requiring an'-ao?ountlng and distribution of surplus 1? .'passed .'by? all of ? the'-States, it will' do more : toward securing, the economical" management,.of insurance companies than anything else. ; The -commissioners believe that the com? petition-which exists between the com? panies will make them.eager t? dhow a larger credit of dividends to. tho policy holders than their competitor. This will result, it Is declared, in a substantial de? crease In the expense .of management, arid ' will - also ; prevent the rnan?gem?nt from using the accumulated surplus for speculation or for private emolument The report of the committee on misrepresen? tations, Including'the draft of a bill, was approved.; The .draft as presented to-day Included the following Important section: "No life Insurance corporation, officer, director or agent shall Issue'or circulate any estimate, Illustration, .'circular or statement in any part misrepresenting the terms of any policy issued by it, or the benefits ? or advantages promised, or the dividends of shares of surplus to be re? ceived thereon; nor shall any company use any title or policy or class of poli? cies misrepresenting the true nature thereof." _ SPIRITED CAMPAIGN IN ALABAMA NEARING END (By Associated Prasa) BIRMINGHAM. ALA., August 24.?One of the most spirited campaigns ever waged in-Alabama will close to-morrow night The State primary will "be held Monday. The chief contest-1? that be? tween R. B. Coomer, of -Birmingham, and ^leutenant-aovernorjR.'.M. Cunning? ham,': of Ensley, for Governor. A full ticket of State officers will be elected, including three Justice? of the Supremo Court Looal Interest I? centered In tho race for sheriff of Jefferson county, the moat lucrative public office in Alabama. Can? didates for the offices, have ' been ' making a whiTlwInd ' finish, and moss meetings were held In several parts of the country to-night? '?'?? ih''v'rfc'-;>'".i ??' -'?''. ?;;'." '?'',.?"- ',"?. l-:'' Engine and;Eleven' Coal Cars Go - . Through'the:Bridge,.Into , 1 Moccasin:Creek.' : ' " : ???*?( ';' FIREMAN AND BRAKEMAN DEAD Engineer/Washed Down Stream Against Another Bridge-and Rescued; (Special tor The .Tlmos^Dlspatcih.) . GATE "CITY.? VA.,. August 2-i.?At 1 o'clock tlrls morning an-, east-bound freight train.on the Virginia arid South? western ... plunged Into Moccasin Creok, ?ono mile.oast of Gate. City. A:terriflc rain lust night had raised the water unprepo dontedly high and undorminod the brldgo. which was built, upon trestles. ?Tho on glno and sovoncars plied up in tho .rag? ing stream. . - Fireman ? John Cloek ,nnd Brakoman R. B. Boohor, young unmarried white men, wore burled undor-the-wreck and ?hetr mangled. bodies wero ' recovered' eight hours later. Engineer Robert Burton was severoly cut and bruised about -the'? head nnd fnco. Ho was waBhed down against tlio county bridge, Just below, and - rescued by Brakoman Oliver Cleeks, His homo was six miles from Gnto City. Boohor lived, near Bristol. This 1b the fourth wreok which Engi? neer Burton has experienced. - All avail? able forces aro at work oloarlng tho wreck i and building a now bridge, The structure is ninety ? feot long, and the east .abutment was plowed down by tho engine,. Tho train. carried eleven cars loaded with ooal, and was In charge of Con? ductor Robert Glover. It is hoped trains will he able to pass to-morrow. ?a ^--?? Murdered !Pour Men. (By Associated Pruse,) CANTON, GA., August M.?Henry Greggs, a whlto man, Is held In jn.ll hero waiting the arrival of tho sheriff of Louisiana, Greggs Is said to bo wanted in tlint State for tho murder of four , mon In Now Orleans, CANNED BEEF CAIfE DISEASE ,5ci.eti.tist_I?ii)^ ?'..-:''. tion 'Which ? He"1 Used .for. . Bacilli Culture. LADY MADE ILL WHO ATE IT Will Send the Balance of ? the Can to U. S. Department of; ; Agriculture. (SpoclaJ to Tho Time...Dispatch.) LYNCHBURG, VA., August 24.?That at least ono of the'Chicago pocking house's used diseased cattle-to. make extract o? beef prior to the scandals of several months ago came to light hero yesterday when tho extract was used/as a culture medium In a bacterologlcal examination -of a Bpeclmen of well'water by Superin? tendent R. C. Driver, of the Miller Park. During tho process of the Investigation, Mr. Drlvor discovered tliat the boef ex? tract teemed with, anthrax bacilli, Indi? cation beyond a peradventuro of .a. doubt that cattle ? suffering with, that awful disease had been'slaughtered for the pur post of reducing'It Into beef extract. Mr. Driver recalled to.day that the oxtraut was purchased .some months ago for a .delicate lady, who used a portion of It, , In a short time- sho. was suf? fering with a terrible , carbunclo, ? which Is now traced to .the anthrax In tho beef extract, ' Mr, Driver will send the remainder of the extract-to the Department-of Agri? culture.In "Washington, that _ It may do something under the now pure'food law. Chinese Boycott. (By .Associated FresO HONG KONG. August 21.?Tho Ameri? can Consul-General has sent a dispatch to the Vlcoroy of Cant?n ronues'tlng him to suppress the' boycott association for the hindrance ?f American commorco. The association recently hold several sovaral monster meetings, NEW YORK CENTRAL UND OIL TRUST INDICTED Railroad Charged With; Giving Unlawful and Discriminating Rates to Standard. JAMESTOWN, N. Y? August 24.?The New York Central Railroad Company was indicted by tho Western New York Federal ? grand Jury this afternoon on a charge of giving discriminating and un? lawful freight rates on shipments of oil by the Standard Oil Company, and of unlawfully falling to file a Hchodulo of such rates \ylth the Interstate ?bmmerqe Commission at Washington, The Stand? ard Oil Company ,was again Indlotea on a charge of accepting unlawful and dis? criminai Ing freight rates on shipments of oil over the Pennsylvania, ?ho New York Central-'and the Vermont Central Railroad, companies. The indictments are closely related to those found by the same Jury two weeks i;go against the Standard OH Company, and tho Pennsylvania In the matter of discriminating rates on oil. shipments, Tho indictments were accepted by Judge Haael, and th? Jury, wa? discharged with .the thanks qf the court. Court adjourn? ed to mot In Buffalo to-morrow, LDVE FOR DENVEH GIRL LANDED THIEF IN JAIL Romantic Prisoner Charged With Stealing $5,000 Worth of Diamonds. (By A-eoclwted Preis.) NEW YORK, August 24,-dJocked np at police headquarters to-night 1b a romantic prisoner, Louis Meroberosky, a youth, charged with the larceny of 16,000 worth of diamonds several months ago. Mer cherosky, who Is but seventeen years old, afforded the police of many of the Btot<3_ of this oountry a vain ol?ase, and then went to Europe. It was only love for a girl In Denver, whom ho ventured back to the United Otate? to see, which led to his arrest. The boy was employed by Isaao Wolf, a jeweler in th? Bowery, His failure to report for work the day after the Jewels were missed led the Jew-aler to suspect Win of th theft. Deteotlvai traced youth to Philadelphia, and thence to Chicago and to Denver. In the Colorado capital Mercherosky met the young woman, af? fection for whom eventually led to hi? tfapturt? MORE TROUBLE WITH NEGROES NOW FEARED Battalion of Troops Said to Have Been Sent to Mexican Border, AUSTIN, TEXAS, August 24.?It is re? ported that a battalion of the troops sta? tioned at Camp Mabry will leave In an hour for the Mexican border. While the reason for the Issuance1 of such orders Is not positively known, It Is rumored that there ha? been a recurrence of the trouble at Brownsville, and that tho troops are to go to that point BI?OWNSVIMLJB, TEXAS, August H? tast night Ranger Captain ? MoPonald oaused tho arrest of Beveral mombers of Company C, Twenty-fifth Infantry, on the.charge of being the principals In the recent raid, whlph resulted th the killing of a cltlznn find the wounding of the lieutenant of police. The thruo companies will be held hero, pending the arrival of Gonernl Hell, chief of staff, to make a thorough Investigation. Consequently there Is Borne perturbation. . To-night there |s a renewal of the pre? cautions taken to see that nono of the blacks' enter the town. ? . . CHICAGO POLICEMAN THIED TO SEIZE PURSE Warrant Against Officer Who Held Up 'Armours "Charges At? tempt to Commit Murder. (Special to Tha Tlnics-Jllspotcli.) CHICAGO, August 8-).?Armed with a warrant whloh ohargos assault and at? tempt to commit nourdor, Constable Har? rison Is scouring tho country for Police? man Buxoii, the alleged assailant of Mrs?, J. Ogden Armour and her daughter, Lo? lita, Tlroy wore hold up whllo riding through Roger's park In an automobile by Saxon, it Is alleged, who, after leaping Intq tho machino, attempted to sol.o Kirs. Ar (hour's purse, It is ohargod. Mrs.. Armour, it la ?old, defended her? self by striking Saxon a stinging blow In .the face, which knocked* him off the i machine,' Miss Williams in Paris. , PARIS, August 84.?Mis? Loutso Wil? liams, ' of Richmond, registered at V?Ve Nuw York Herald Oitlcs to-day, TRAINS BLOCKED BY HEAVY WASHOUT Track Damaged and Delay of Five Hours Caused. Thereby, A heavy rainfall yesterday afternoon washed out a culvert and considerable portion of the track of. the Rlohmond, Kroderlcksburg and Potomac double track at a point between Guinea and.Wood's Lunn, In Caroline, and Blocked all trains both ways. A temporary truck was completed at 1 o'clock this morning, and blocked trains on either sido wore moving at that hour. Tho 8 ?20 train from Rlohmond was sent ovor Chesapeake and Ohio lino by way of PoBwell, ?onlonsvllle and Oruiige to Washington. Dry Dock in Use. (By Ass.x-lat .'.I Hreiw.) WASHINGTON, U. C, August 21.? Tho Navy Department has been informed by pable that the (loating dock Dewey was utilized at Olongapq, Manila Bay. for th?'first time, when the army transport , Meado was docked there j-wier?uv. REBEL FORCE GROWS; PALMA IS President of Cuba Afraid to Leave Palace In s Havana. ? -. " GOVERNMENT NOW IN DIRE STRAITS Situation in Island Declared to Be Much Worse Than at First Supposed. ARE AMERICAN TRUSTS BEHIND REVOLUTION? Report Current in Wall StreiBt Yesterday?Lack of Sympathy Among Cubans for Ad? ministration of Palma Rebels Driven From v Town. i (By Associated Press.) TAMPA, Fl_A? Autjust. _4.~Th?x; steamship Quisle,.which arrlvsd here to-day.'-from Savannah, loaded to It?. :' capacity with tobacco, being rushed out of Cuba, brings Information?from -I private sources that President Palm?.' Is virtually a prisoner, In the palac? at Havana,which he has ,not .l?ft'for,?/-' a week. Reports Indicate that th?:-' situation on" the Island Is much wors? than |s known to the outside' world.^!: ,The revolution hss extended to Santa Clara- province and Has also brazen '... ; out In - IMatanias. Cargoes of,' cattle shipped from here have virtually been refused on account of the d?morallx?d ?'?: condition of business. . v HAVANA, August 24-UnomcIal ad? vices received from the'western part-of the province of Pinar del Rip to-night air?' to the effect'that the \ insurgent..- forc? now concentrating west of San Juan.id'a Martinez are far more formidable th?jij had been supposed and also are better supplied;for camping and a-long and ag?. gresslvo campaign. ?.-..,. .. >?? ?. ,?-,????;??/, ". ' "A ' promihenV'resldent'of, Havana" t^W?s?? word Is beyond queiitfon, returned this evening" from ? three 'days,' touring of the vicinity of San Luis arid'". San Juan d? Martinez. .He Informed":the 'Associated Press that Pino Guerra's'?? following -In' Plnaf del Rio now Is. certainly from 1,500 to 3,000 men. He, said that, the-Idea of his not having sufficient ammunition wa'a ridiculous, and that lie Ih abundantly sup? plied with every possible necessity, Th? behavior of his forces Is excellent. J'y ?All th? tobacco plantations: owned by, Americans- and" American properties. ?re; flying.the American flag, this gentleman' declared, and are not being molested. H? said the insurrectionists had eight mules loaded., with, dynamite, and ;that lately^' they had received supplies from' unknown'! sources, jyte positively declared that prao-i tlcally all Cubans' In Western;Cuba w?r?, sympathizers with the movement. ; ;' ; Rabi Coming. ' "Word has been received here from San? tiago that General ' Jes?s Rab?, with two thousand veterans, will come . to the Vuelta Abajo to help put down the In? surrection. This,''however, Is not con-: ?firmed. '' Colonel Joso Estrampez, withiforty-fly? recruits from Havana, was fired .upon by. eighty Insurgents, ambushed behind ajwoll: near Gui?es. The recruits wore routed, nnd throe of them were killed ? and ?l* wounded. The first encounter In Santa Ciar? province occurred this morning. A de? tachment of rural guards attacked an in? surgent band, commanded by Manuel GonziUas, between. Santo. Domingo and Colon. The Insurgents were, scattered and somo of their arms and ; ammunition, tvoro captured. >< ' :-.; The government's oxtra expenses,since August 19th have been ?27O.O0O. The critics of the government privately ridi? culo the plans of the government to bring rnpltl-flre guns to the Island, asserting: that the experiences of the Spaniards with, tljoso guns In Cuba proved their use?, lessnoss In the field. They admit, howV. ever, thoir value for oltles and high- ; ways. The government, it Is understood, ha?? Bent to Texas to buy .,000 horses for th? army. It has already bought BOO horse? here. The government has cabled to. General Ruis Rlvora, minister to Central nnd South American countries, to return Immediately to Cuba, Tho reported arrest of Orestes Ferrera Is denied, ?but It Is admitted that he Is tmilor surveillance. i General .Toso Miguel G-omoz, at his formal "'arraignment, to-day, denied th? ? allegation that he had engaged In con? spiracy against tho government. There Is no foundation. In fact, for the rumor In circulation to-night that tho govern? ment has begun negotiations with Pino Guorra. Moro troops will he forwarded to tho western districts to-morrow. Thore has been no Interruption of, railroad t-oni-.' munlcatlon by Insurgents. There la grave doubt if the foroo of government troops now nt San Juan d? Martinez would be able to withstand mi attack by the forces of Pino Guerra, Securing Arms, Asido from slight encounter? In th? pro, vlnoes of Havana and Santa Clnra, nothing of Importance has trnnsplrod) there to-day. The onllstment of rmi\\) guards and volunteers is going on very slowly In the provinces, but in the cl(y of Havana enlistments are somewhat betr ter. The City Council to-day appropriated ?50,000 for the support of the city militia, of which there aro two divisions, the In-? tcrlor and the oxtertor, under comman, of General Sanche? Agramaonte. The government anounc?. that ? th? ?tourner Mexico, which will ?ail from N?W ; York on Saturday, will bring ?IgbU??. ' rapid flro guns, 10,000,000 cartridge? ajuj IJ.OOt) Uea rifles. Tomas Estrada Palm?, Jr., Joined th? Havana city mlUtl* to-day, The Insurgent? h?ve been ?hwit fro?*.' San Ulis since ?arly thl? mornla*, _??__?