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JOHNSTONS, 729 7th St.
5-11). lot, bright, new Cali
fornia Apricots ut ( und n half
cent 11). suitiller quautltien,
5-lb. lots of sweet, new,
lnig: Oregon Prunes tit 4 und
a half, cents lb. smaller quan
tities, oc. lb.
10-dozcn lots of he.t fresh
Eggc ,lt 10e. per dozen
smaller quantities, 10 and
a half cents per dozen.
Today we mnUe a special
reduction Granulated Siikui,
4 and a half cents pound.
10-lb. lots of either Arbuckle's or
Levering's Large Grain Roasted Best
Package Coffee at eleven and a half
cents lb. Smaller lots, twelve and
a half cents lb.
5 lbs. of Best Granulated Sugar
to be iriven lree witn eacn t-ib
? nurchase of Java aud Mocha Coffee.
K or with each 1-lb. purchase of BOo
Tea, uuc Tea, cue rea or e?i Tea.
5-lb. lots of Best Elgin Butter at
22c lb. Smaller quantities at 23c
lb. Oyster's, half-pound prints, 12c
Graham Wafers today at 10c lb.
Fruit Crackers today at 10c lb.
5-Ib. lots of Best nutterlne at 12c
lb. Smaller quantities at 14c lb.
Today 3,800 cakes of Excellent
Laundry Koap at one and a half
Star and Borax Saaps, 2c
1,400 lbs. of either Stick Candy
or French Mixed at 00 lb.
14 dozen Large Carpet Brooms
with 3 strings aud well made, 10c
Today, 480 cans of Elgin Con
densed Milk at b'c cau. Eery can
10-lb. lots of Bright California
Peaches at 6c lb. Bmaller lots at
six and a half cents lb.
Large canB of Best Maryland Pie
Peaches at 7c can.
Very Large Bright Daitlett Evap
orated Pears at six and a half
JOHNSTONS, T29 Tth St.
THE PBESIBENT WHS
Turned From a Patriotic Course
by Cleveland's Adviser.
LISTENS TO MR. ATKINS' ADVICE
Tho-Looked-for Message to Congress
lias Not llcen "Written and May
Not He Sent in Monday Senate
Foreign Relations Committeemen
Are Vexed by the Delay.
The evelfts ot yesterday lead to the
conclusion, in some minds, that the pre1
enf Administration is still resting with
in the shaduv of the Cleveland foreign
polioy. Members of Congress are asking
themselves the question whether the
McKinley Administration will shake orf
the musty, decayed mantle of Cleveland
mugwumpery and put on a garment in
which the Stars and Stripes will -it
least form a trille ot the ornamenta
tion. ac the Cabinet meeting yesterday the
President failed to -state whether or not
it -was ills intention to respond to the
request of the Senate Committee on Foreign
Relations by bending a message to Con
gress, asking an appropriation for the tup
port of the starving Americans now on the
Island of Cuba. By indirection, 'at least,
the President-gave the committee to uuder
Btand, Wednesday, that lie would take this
step. Early the next morning, at the
urgent appeal of a personal friend of Mr.
Cleveland, he changed his mind and still
fs dubious about his future conduct with
respect to this pressing hubject.
This change of heart is said to be due
to the leprcentatlons of Mr Atkins, of
Boston, one of those American.-) who owns
a large interest In the sugar plantations
of Cuba, and who, by reason of 'his
monetary inteiest, is moved to ndvo'jate
the cause of Spain, lest his investments
depreciate, and he and his associates
suffer financial loss It is said here that
the late Secretary of State, Mr. OIney, now
a practicing- lawyer of Boston, is the
paid attorney of thp interests which Mi.
Atkiiib represents, and that It was thih
ferine Mr. Atkins who was so instrumental
in tying the hands of the Cleveland Ad
ministration and sti'ling. any Incipient
ontlireak of genuine American patriotism
that might have manlfc-fd itself.
At a most Inopportune mement yester
day Mr Atkins appeared upon the t-cenc
and led the President, for the time being,
at least, to doubt the accuracy of the re
ports of his own agents aud place full
credence in the assertions or a man who
is at best a prejudiced witness Accord
ing to the statement, of members of the
committee who have seen the brief of
the correspondence of our consular agents
no oral communication that could have
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Each department represented in
this advertisement brought forth
the best it could possibty give.
Many items are below jobbers'
quotations. We wish to do a rous
ing big trade to end a busy week.
Men's Balbrlggan Shirts and Draw
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Men's Striped Balbrlggau Shirts and Draw
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Men's Bleached Jean Drawers, string
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Men's Laundered Percale Shirts, with two
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quality all sizes 590
Men's Laundered Shirts, with fancy mad
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$1.50 value all sizes So
Men's English Golf Hose.asampleline
of $1.00, $1.25 and $1.50 quality.. 6o
Men's Wool Sweaters, another eample
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Men's Half Hose, black, tau, mode and
balbrlggan, full regular made, double
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Men's Roller End Suspenders, with
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Men's Silk Garters, just as good as
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Men's and Ladies' Silk Gloria Umbrellas,
steel rod, paragon frame and Congo "
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This department" you'll find onen until
10 o'clock tonight. First-floor anaex.
been made to the President should have
dissuaded him for a single moment in
pursuing the policy he had all but definite
ly marked out Wednesday last.
Mr. McKinley's refusal, therefore, to
send the message Thursday, and the of
ficial statement given out after j ester
day's Cabinet meeting that it was not
certain that any would go in Monday,
ha" greatly vexed the members of the
Foreign Relations Committee, who are
inclined to the opinion that the Presi
dent is trifling with them Even jsho'jld
ho transmit a message urging measures
of temporary lcllef it will not stop the
tide of sentiment favorable to definite
and positive action looking to the grant
ing of belligerent rights for the insur
gents. Mr. Morgan will press his resolution again
Monday, for he finds nothing in the pro
posed action of the President that should
cause a change in the avowed purpose ot
the Senate in this lespect. The Senator
Bald yesterday that he has been aware cf
the conditions existing in Cuba for some
time aud sees no reason why lie should
alter his plans. The recent newspaper re
ports, indorsed by official dispatches, enly
tend to induce him to prosecute the matter
with renewed vigor. If what appears to
he a procrastinating policy is maintained
by the President it Is quite certain that his
own party will cease waiting for him und
Join with Mr Morgan and other Democrats
In passing the resolution now pending.
AVhllc the proposition to wnd food and
clothing to the suffering .Americans in
Cuba, meets with hearty approval from a
humanitarian point of view, mi'n who look
at the subject from a. practical standpoint
hae called attention to what seems to
them to be the manifest impossibility of
euirjlng It into effect. They claim that
It a nuld be impossible t; seggregate Ameri
can citizens and feed and clot.ie them, that
in bo doing the "United States would hut
help the Spanish, for much of the material
sent to the island would fall into their
hands, and very little of it reach the
persons for whom it was intended. This
suggestion opens a line of thought .hit
may well be followed to its. conclusion.
The most feasible way, then, of help
ing the Americans and the Cubans as
well, would be to pass a resolution grant
ing them rights, so far an we are con
cerned, equal to those enjoyed by the
men now oppres-ing and opposing thorn.
If the House of Representatives will not
act, the Piesident has sufficient authority
under which to recognize the Insurgent,
and the numerous resolutions heretofore
passed by Congress shows that he would
be cordially sustained in any step he might
Neither the President nor any member
of Jils Cabinet yesterday appeared to 100k
upon the situation as critical. While It
is true that Cuba consumed a very large
portion of the two hours, during which
the Cabinet was in session, there was no
discussion of any political policy with
leference to the island. The question
whether Spain could consistently takf af
front at our dcire in affording till re
lief was touched uion, and the conclusion
reached that bhc could not successfully
maintain any opposition or have .nist
grounds for refusing. The Idea of sending
whatever might be decided 11 pun under
the convoy or a man-of-war, was not
looked upon with favor, on account of the
hostility that might be manifested at '.he
appearance in any Cuban port of one of
The President informed his Cabinet that
he had reached no definite conclusion on
the subject of a message and was not
certain that he should transmit; one to
Congress Monday. This matter was "eft
hanging in the air, it being the intention
to further discuss the subject on the w.iy
It was suggested after the Cabinet
meeting that the mere writing of such a
message would not be a task ot great
proportions, It it was confined to the mere
subject of roller legislation. A few teite
sentences, with an Incidental refeicnce
to certain facts in possession of the State
Department, would suffice, it was said,
to dispose of the matter at this time ai.d
this could be done Monday morning if the
President decided to take such action.
The newspaper reports t- the effect that
the Spanish minister had been linlted to
and had called at the White House to
discuss the matter with the President were
officially denied. All communications on
thl.s-subject have passed through the State
Department, the proper diplomatic channel.
After the Cabinet adjourned and Just r-e-fore
leaving for Philadelphia President
McKinley received a visit from Judge Day,
Fir6t Assistant Secretary of State, who
came to report the result of a talk he had
just had with Dupuy de Lome, the Spanish
minister The latter called to discuss with
the Assistant Secretary the question ef
how food should be distributed in case i.n
appropriation should be made by Congress.
The minister gave assurances that h's,
officials would render all possible cs
sistance, and said further that no protest
had been or would be made against the
fullest investigation of Cuban affairs Ly
the President's special commissioner, W.
Business Men Ahk That the United
States Interfere In Cuhn.
A memorial calling upon the United States
to end the war in Cuba, signed by 100 lead
ing business men of New York, and Lacked
by 000 influential merchants in other cities
of the country, Including Washington, has
It is addressed to John Sherman, Secre
tary of State, and points out that the pearl
of the Antilles has been ravaged by fire in J
sword to the point of famine and that our
great liuslnessintercststhereare threatened
with desti action unless the Government
The Bigners of this memorial for peace
represent, it is said, more than $100,000,
000 invested in the war-racked island, and
those who havebeeninstrumentalin formu
lating and circulating the petition declare
that, aside from sentimental cont-Idera-tione-
it is the duty of the Government
to take action at once to render this invest
It was circulated among merchants who
have large interests in the war-racked
island, and prays the United States Gov
ernment, "in the name ot commerce and
humanity,'' to end the war and prevent
tne utter devastation ot Cuba.
The memorial will probably be forward
ed to Secretary Sherman in a few days
It has been signed by seven hundred
business men who have investments
in Cuba, and copies have been sent to
Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, Washington
and St. Louis, and to all Western cities
as far as Tor'tland, Ore., and as far South
as Jacksonville, Fla.
The St. Louis petition was returned yes
terday with many signatures, and the
copies Rent to Philadelphia and Boston
have, it Is reported, oeen extensively
Among the New jQrk signers are the
banking houses of Lawrence Turnure &
Nice White JPine, dresurd, 2 ft,
a foot Libbey & Co., 6tb and N. 1' . ave.
Co., whoso" interests. iritCnha have always
been -very large. They represent in New
York the Spnnlsh,Eank of Cuba, and the
Havaua municipality in the payment ot
coupons on Havana, water-woiks bonds.
Other signers arc James E. Ward & Co.,
the New York and Cuba Mail Steamship
Company, August Belmont & Co., Muller,
Schall & Co., Mosle Brothers, and more
than 100 others. In all, it Is said about
700 signatures have-been obtained.
The, idea of presenting the. memorial Is"
said to have originated yltfi Mr. Lawrem e
Turnure, but most of the active work
has been done by George&losle, Jr., who
is at present in Chicago.
It was, Impossible yesterday, to obtain the
exact language cf the memorial. Those
.vho had the matter In charge, thought that
it would be discourteous tij the Secretary
of Stat to inal.e-ifc.publlo b"fore the docu
ment had been received by.hlm.
The, document conies with additional
weight rrom the fact that there is not a
word of politics in it. It is simply a oalni
statement or the htate of affairs in Cuba
and ot the threatened financial collapse
there. Noymiiathy is expressed for either
the insurgents" or the Sp.iulsh government,
and no hint as to the meaus to be taken
to end the war is made.
No perbon who has not actual buslmvs
Interest? in the Island lias been asked to
bign. U ad the scope or tae memorial been
more general hundreds or thousands of sig
natures or sympathizers with the Insurgents
could have been obtained.
In supportof their petition the signers cite
figures and facts as to the deplorable con
dition of the island and the enormous de
struction of property and decrease ef trade
which have taken place during the last
frio j ears. For iiibtance, prior to 1S95
our imports from Cuba averaged $75,00iV
000 annually and our .exports to the island
nearly $30,000,000. .In 1696 the imports
were $30,000,000 and the exports $7,000r
The property of American citizens In
Cuba has been devastated and sugar culti
vation and grinding have been almost
entirely stopiied. The financial situation
of Cuba Is also, deplorable, the memorial
6tate.. In order to pay the expenses of the
war Gen Weylcr some time ago issued
$30,000,000- in paper money and decreed
that It should he legal tender for all debts
For a time the Bank of Cuba redeemed
the paper in Spanish silver coin, but last
Monday It stopped such redemption, and
the result Is that the paper mouey is
worth only -48 cents on the dollar It is
pointed'out that SpauiBh silver coin is at
a discount of 20 per cent, and gold is at
a premium of 100. It is pointed out tint
with this condition of affairs it can be
easily seen that the Interests of Ameri
cans doing business in Cuba are sorely
WJIY MR. ATKINS FAVORS SPAIN.
Millionaire Sugiir Planter nud
Friend of Mr. Olney.
Mr. AtvluH, or Boston, millionaire I'ubnn
sucar plunter and refiner, came to Wash
ington on Wednesday, on Thuiday morn
ing had an Interview! with President Mc
Kinley, and on Thursday night went b.fk
to Boston. Immediately after Mr. Atkins
Interview with Mr. McKinley, the l'resi
dent called Senator vForaker up at the
Senate over the telephone, and Informed
him tha' he had changed his mind with
regard to winding Immediately a message
to tho Senate.
In the light or these events the Idea is
beginning strongly to appeal to certain
curious mtnds, that Air. Atkins may be a
key to the President's attitude. It may
not be certainly known, butit I? possible, at
least, that Mr". Atkins nnd Mr. McKin'ey
have similar views as to the Cuban situa
tion These facts with regard to this gentle
man from Boston have been ascertained:
JI Atkins is a near relative of Mrs
Oleey, and thcOlnoy and Atkins families
are on the friendliest and most intimate
terms. Mr. Olney is the attorney for the
MignriutercstB which Mr. Atkins represent
During the lnX Administration thlsBoston
gentleman was the authority on Cuban
mntters,"and the adviser pf the Secretary
of State as to the Cuban, policy, the Olney
Mr Atkins owns and is interested in one
of the lartrest sugar plantations on the
Island of Cuba. It contains thousands of
acres, and runs a sugar mill, also owned
bv the concern. Mr. Atkins has been un
friendly to the Cuban cause from the be
ginning, and Jins acquired for himself the
deadly hatred ot every one connected with
the Cuban struggle on the island. There
is a standing offer of a brigadier general's
commission from the Cuban government
to the man who will put a dynamite bomb
in the Atkins sugar mill. Three thousand
acres of sugar cane has been totally de
stroyed by the Cubans. If the Cuban
cause is successful, Mr. Atkins will be the
least kindly Tegarded of all the pro-Spanish
people on the island. "What measures
might be taken in such an event can only
FAMINE'S DEADLY RAVAGES.
Hrutal Treatment ot Starving Fam
ilies by the Spaniards.
navana, via Key West, May 14. The
Spanish gunboat Diego Velasquez entered
on Wednesday morning the Bay of Cien
fuegos, carrying twenty-four famdies of
paclficos from the province of Santa Clara
The families were Jound near the shore,
starving, and were sent to the outposts
of Cienfuegos, with the other famine
stricken non-combatants, by order of Gen.
At Pozo Lunar, in Santa Clara province,
the Spanish battalion of Zaragoa found
Beenty-four families starving in huts. In
stead ot giving them relief the Spaniards
treated them brutally. Women, old men
and children were brought to a place
near the Spanish fort and obliged to
stay there in right of the guard, without
shelter or food.
In Santa Clara province 500 persons
died of hunger last week The American
consulate is eurrounded by men spying on
those "who bring in news1 about the situa
The war is going on, as usual. The
SpaniFl. forces, under Col. Alfau, on their
woyTiom Corral Neuvo fcbCanasi,Matanns
province, heard the firing of Spaniards and
insurgents in conflict at Vista Hermosa.
Alfau turned off to help the Spaniaids.
His vanguard, led by Lfeut. Guardia, fell
Into a trap, and was destroyed by the
Cubans, Guardia jiitiiselC being killed. The
battalion Tetiied in haste, leaving more
than eighty killeJ on the field.
Near Cobre, Santlago'de Cuba proving,
the Spanish forces or Buena Visla were
routed by the fiistanrenU'undrr Cailos
Garcia, son of Gen. ClLto Garcia. They
lert on the fieU tV, elve klllel and
Fhrirrr . -Q, !tU'i'' wldr, Sl.23
i iw;lC3 r I'J-'yCoiGihaziJY.ave
THE TRIUMPHANT PORTE
Refuses to Consent to an Armis
tice Until Domolio Falls.
TROUBLES OF TOE POWERS
Turkey Grows Great by Feeding on
the Meat of Victory The Powers
"Will Probably Hiivq to Make a
Show of Force to Bring; It to
London, May 14. It is now evident
that the powers do not posses tha con
trol of the Sultan, which, it was as
sumed in many quarters, would speedily
bring an end to hostilities as soon as
Greece sought their mediation. The i'orte
virtually refuses to consent to an ar
mistice until the Turkish troops bhall
hae" taken Domoko, where the Greek
headquarters in Thessaly is now situated.
The Greeks have given a fillip to the
campaign in Eplrus by their spirited ad
vance, which has already led to severe
fighting. The war will probably con
tinue in a-serious fashion for several
days longer, both in Thessaly and Eplrus.
Evidence is lacking, however, of any
general revival of the esprit du corps
of the crown prince's army, and further
easy successes for Edhem Pasha are ex
pected. These successes will further increase tl e
embarrassment of the powers, whicn is
already great. '
The fact is, the Sultan is quite out of
hand His apologists say that he would be
glad to acquiesce in the wishrg of the
powers, but the military party in Con
stantinople is too strong for him. This
is a convenient explanation, but the Torte
is really master of the situation, shortof
actual coercion by the powers, which Las
not yet been thought of.
The latest version of the Torte's de
mands is that Turkey will get Tlu-vsjiy
in exchange for Crete, which the powers
will give to Greece if they chose, fc s
hardly possible that the concert uill con
sent to this, and Greece is not likely to
submit, though she lb almost help!:ss in
her present position.
It is beginning to be realized in Athens
that Greek interests would have been vastly
stronger if the government had nego'iitxl
direct with the Porte instead of calling
on selfish mediators, who will seek only
their own ends
The powers really made the war by pre
venting Greece from settling her own diffi
culties, and are now continuing it when
both belligerents would be glad to come
It is pretty evident now that when a
settlrment is reached it will Include tome
so-called rectification of the Thess llicn
frontier, despite the opposition of Eng
land, and, perhaps, of France. This iiieius,
of eourse, that Greece will lose a slice ot
The government, organs of the English
press are already preparing public opinion
for this fresh demonstration of the 'm
potence of Great Britain in European af
fairs. There is comical amusement in the
fact that those English enemies of Greece
arc now earnestly hoping for a revival of
her arms In orderto break the obstinacy
of the Snltan and preserve the present map
THE PORTE PROCRASTINATES.
Will Nof Consider the Question of
Mediation Until After Sunday.
Constantinople, May 11. In response to
the joint note of the representatives of the
powers, offering to mediate between Tur
key and Greece- Vie porte today informed
the foreign ambassadors that it would
consider the question of mediation after
the festival of Bairant, which ends en
E und ay.
BLOODY BATTLE AT GRIBOVO.
A Desperate Hnnd-to-Hnud Fight
Arta, May 14. The Turks attacked Col.
Baraktaris' brigade of Greek troops from
the heights of Gribovo, in Epirus. at an
early hour this morning, and a desperate
hand to hand fight ensued, and continued
until darkness had set in. It will be
resumed tomorrow. The Greek loss thus
far has been 400 killed, Including twenty
five officers. The Turks have scarcely any
artillery. The Greeks are strong in ar
tillery, but have been prevented from
ucing their guns, owing to the close
.quarters in which the fighting today was
MARCHING ON DOMOKO.
Turkish Army Advances Toward the
Greeks' Last Line of Defense.
Larissa, May 14. The Turkish army,
under Edhem Pasha, is marching upon
Domoko and has already occupied fie
villages en route.
Greeks Hoinburding Two Towns.
Athens, May 14. The town of Preveza
is now being closely besieged by the
Greeks, who are also bombarding Actium,
near the entrance to the Gulf of Arta, from
Turks Threaten Altnyro.
Athens, May 14. Gen. Smolensk! tele
graphs that the Turks are i strong force
near Almyro, and that he expects they
will attack him tomorrow.
Bonus Earned by the Nn&hville.
Bridgeport, Conn., May 14. The new
gniiboat Nashville today earned a )onJs
of something over $40,000 for her builders,
when she raced over the sixty-mile course
at a clip two knots and more In excess ot
the speed for which she had been designed.
i.i,rtl li,.-T-fl 1 Prnt n P"iinf.
' Fiauk Libbey & Co., Gth st. andN. T. ave.
MALLOKY WILL SUCCEED CAX.L.
Tho lEx-CongreHhinnu Elected Sen
ator on the Twenty-fifth Ballot.
Tallahassee, Fla ,May 1J. Ex-Congressman"
S. U. Mallory, of PcnsncoU, vas
elected Senator from Florida this neon
on the twenty-fifth ballot, after an excit
ing fight, the ballot resulting: Mallory, 03;
Chipley, 45; Call, 1.
The Chlplcyltes would not give up at
first, but the official count settled the
matter. Mallory Is a pronounced silver
man Be served in 'the nousc for two
terms and is an able man.
At 2 o'clocit this morning a strong
caucus of antl-Chlpley men was helo.
3tockton came down and Mallory was
unanimously nominated, forty-five mem
bers being pre,ent. The fight was excit
ing and the scene in the House was one
of great disorder. The people went wild
over the result.
ONE HUNDRED KILLED. ..
Terrible Loss of Life on n Russian
St. Petei sburg, May 14. A. military train
on the Valk-Dorjcw Railway was derailed
today. Sixteen cars were wrecked. One
hundred or their occupants were killed and
sixty were injured.
IT MAY END IN A DUEL
A Possible Outcome of the Logan
Military Men Are Already Talking
About the Weapons Likely to
New York, May 14. There can be no
gainsaying the gravity of the dispute be
tween John A. Logan and Gen. Alex
ander McD. McCook, in regard to the uni
forms worn by Mr. Logan and Col. John
J. McCook, the general's brother, at the
recent coronation ceremonies at Moscow.
Mr. Logan has given the general and
his brother, John J. McCook, the lie, and
the friends or all concerned are eagerly
awaiting the outcome of the long letter
Mr. Logan sent to Gen. McCook on May 3
Whea militaiy men Lecome involved in
an altercation, and the He is given, there
is always one thought that crops into the
brains of the friends of each the duel.
So, with this quarrel the thought has
arisen. Army men are not such as brook
insult--, and thcie Is much trembling in
military circles a. to what will be the
outcome ot this affair.
There is much talk, too, ahout possible
weapons, it a duel is fought, and whether
they will .select bwords or pistols.
Mr. Logan hab determined to exact from
Gen. McCook a public denial ot all the
charges of having worn uniform and in
Eignla to hich he was not.entitled, which
he asserts Gen. McCook has inade against
him, or he will hold the general responsible,
and take such action as he sees fit. This
is the gist of the closing sentence of Mr.
"I think the 'fighting McCooks must all
have been killed, for they were brave men
and loyal, and when I find two members ot
that family iasulting the white-haired
-widow and circulating malicious lies and
making cowardly, underhanded newspaper
attacks upon the son of the man who be
friended them times without number, I
know these two members of the McCook
family to be those, onp of whom was
relieved or hi command In the face of the
enemy for disobedience ot orders and the
other resigned and went home upon the
eve of a campaign."
ROBBERS HELD UP A TRAIN.
They Destroy the Exprnt-s Car With
San Antonio, Texas, May 14 The South
ern raeiflc train, westbound, was held up
an robbed at 2 o'clock this morning at
Loier, 2G5 miles west of here.
There were three men in the party, and
while one ot the guards 6tocd over the
engineer and fireman the other two :t
tacked the express car with dynamite.
The car was shattered .and the safes
blown open. The robbers then deliber
ately helped themselves to the contentsof
the safes They took everything of value
and are believed to have secured .several
The robbers held the train neatly one
hour and a half and then mounted their
horses and rode off.
The robbers are from New Mexico and
their names are known to United Mates
Marshal Ware. It is therefore expo-ted
that their capture will be easily eftieted
ANXIETY IN SPAIN.
Fearful of n Change in the Attitmle
of the United States.
London, May 14. A dispatch to the
Standard from Madrid says It is stated
in official circles that the government had
no intimation of any change in the attitude
of the United States with reference 10
The government believed that the grant
ing of reforms to the island and amnesty
to the political prb-oners will conciliate
The press echoes the anxiety that is felt
in political anil financial quarters.
THREE NEGROES LYNCHED.
They Had Attempted nn Outrage
on Miss Lottie Coates.
Ror.ebud, Texas, May 14. Dave Cotton,
Berry Williams, and Sabe Stuart were
hanged by a mob ot infuriated citizens
three miles from here last night.
On Wednesday night the negroes named
entered the residence of William Coates,
living here, and attempted to outrage his
daughter, Miss Lottie Coates.
A. P. A. COUNCIL ADJOURNS.
Work Accomplished In the Clos
ing Day's Se&slon.
The supreme council of the American
Protective Association, which has been in
session since the first of the present
week, was brought to a close last night.
The most Important action of the closing
session was in the change of representation,
which had been foreshadowed by The
Flooring O, 8, 10 Inches wide, S1.25
per 100 ft. Libbey & Co., Gth and N. Y. ave.
Doors,Any Sizc.lK Inches Thick, SI.
Frank Libbey & Co., Gth st. andN. 3,ave.
STATESMENFOR HIS DOPES
Young Texas Swindler Tlionglif
Congressmen Easy Marks.
EIGHT VICTIMS OF MS WILES
G.ithrJght Told a Hard Luck Story
und the Generous Members Read! y
Responded Claimed Relationship
to Constituents Shaved His Mus
tache to Conceal Hit, Identity.
A natty young man who has been living
on ids wits and tae purses of Senator and
Representatives Is locked up at Lieut.
Kelly's police station with eight -harges
of obtaining money under false pretenses
hanging over him and more to follow.
The prisoner is V.'. G. Gath right, twenty
two years of age, a lawyer by profession,
and a resident of Chicago, it is believed,
although he claims Texas, as his home.
He was arrested in the Cencre&sionol
Library yesterday by Capitol Detectives
SInnott and Joyce, who had been looking
tor hinvseveral days.
After being taken Into custody Gath
right was escort d to the Capitol guard
room and examined. Detective Sinnott
Informed the prisoner that he knew ot Ins
game and his .dlasea, and tne young man
eoufesseit It was also learned that he
was a morphine fiend.
Gathright was known variously as U.
C. Howard, J D. William., Harvey Bol
ton, and by other aliases. His victims, so
far as discovered, are Congressmen Suyers,
Burke, and Cooper, of Texas; Adamsoa,
Tate, anil Livingston, of Georgia; Uenry
of Mississippi, and Berry, of Kentucky.
His method of swindling the stateaaien
was to go to a Member, represent himself
as a constituent, and state that he was
here settling up his mother's estate. Being
short of casn temporarily,, he would Uk' a
loin of, say $10. If he could not get
$10, why, as a matter of course, he would
try to make out on $3 Gathright re
ferred to prominent people in the district
of each Member he approached, and in
several instances claimed relationship with
them. He rarely failed to talk a $10-blll
out o the purse of his distinguished victnnB.
For instance, he told Representative
Burke he was a nephew of Jue'geDalton,
of Dallas, one of the most piominent of the
Texan jurists Gathright gave such a
straight sst ry that Mr. Burke believed him
and leheved him to the extent of $10.
After hi- successful Interview with Mr.
Burke the young man shaved off his luxu
riant mustache and called upon Repre
sentative Saeis to give him a "rard-luek
touch" for $10. This required nerve, for
Mr. Sayers was pieseat when Gathright
told his tale of woe and received the
money from Mr Burke. The fellow no dou I
Concluded Uiar the absence of his mustac he
would be a sufficient disguise, and arter
taking an extra large dose of morphine
he called on Mr. Sayers and succeeded in
talking him out of $10. This operation was
repeated with the other seven Congress
men named and otheis who are jet to be
heard from by Detectives Sinnottand Joyce,
who have enlisted Detective Hartigan, of
the Sixth prceinct, in thework with them.
The officers say Gathright ha been
working this scheme for the past sx
weeks, and they have not, as yet, any
idea how much n.oney he has filched
rioni Representatives and Senators The
prisoner was a daily visitor to the Con-gte-sional
Library, and the detectives- be
beve he went there to look over State
and city directories, in order to familiarize
himself with the names and occupations of
persons In the districts of members ne
intended to approach for money Gath
right is married, and hU wife Is said to
be living in Chicago.
When searched at the police .-.tation. a
bot'ic containing morphine cnoueh to kill
a ship's crew was found concealed in his
sock. It was taken from him, and ne aft
erward pleaded so hard for some or it that
Police Surgeon Nevltt was called In and
administered some ot the drug to him.
While iie was in the guardroom at the
Capitol several of his Congressional victims
came down to see and identify him. They
laughed and twitted each other about tins
clever manner in which they had been
taken in and seemed to regard the natter
as a huge Joke.
When asked by Detective Sinnott why
he resorted to such schemes, he replied:
"Oh, it was an easy way to get money,
and the temptation was too great I have
alwavs known that members of Congress
are easy marks. I don't care if you do send
me to Jail About thirty days- will do me
good" and may cure me of the morphine
habit, which is a great curse to me "
It was stated late yesterday afternoon
that the Texas Members ot Congress who
were victimized by Gathright are not in
clined to prosecute him, as he claims to
be a nephew of Judge Gathright, of Pales
tine, Texas, one of the most prominent
men in the State, and they believe hia
statement is true.
Detectives Sinnottand Hartigan will have
the prisoner before the police court this
mornlnsr, they say, and summonses have
been Issued for the Members of Congress
who yielded so readily to the w ell-dressctf
and fluent young man.
A CASE FOR INTERVENTION.
Innocent American? Confined In a
Mexican Prison Without Trial.
Oaxaca. Mexico, May 14. Two months
ago a wreck occurred on the Mexican
Southern Railroad, near here-, in which
three persons were injured. The accident
wns unavoidable, but James Pre-ston, con
ductor, and IT. J. Bradt, engineer, both
Americans, were arrested and placed In
solitary confinement in Jail. They have
been confined In prison ever since without
trial. American friends of the men have
offered hond, but were refused, as they
did not possess land, which is a qualifica
tion of Mexican law in giving bond.
Bradt is said to be sick, and Prestoi's
family is in destitute circumstances.
Several Killed in a Wreck.
Perry, Okla..May 14. There was a fatal
freight train wreck on the M. K. & T.
Railroad yesterday. Five men were killed
or injured. Engineer McCartney and Fire
man Onerly were among the Injured. Fifty
head ot cattle were killed outright.
Blinds, 1 14 Inch thick, any size, $1
a pair. Libbey & Co., Gth andN. 1. ave- tf
Ivy InstltuteBuIness College, 8th andK.
Unexccllcdsummercour.se, $3: day or night
Alnliamn Flooring, all one color, 2p
a foot Libbey &. Co., Gth andTJ. Y.ave
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