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IE SGHEMETO BUI CUBA
A Legacy to McKinley From the
- Cleveland Administration.
ANOTHER SECRET REPORT
It "Was Made by Consul General
Lee and Point, Out That tho
Indemnity Proposition "Would
Probably He Satisfactory to Simla.
McKiuleyV, Interest la It.
Havana, May 22, via Key West, May 23.
The Biiggestioa that the American Ad
ministration should intervene In the Cuban
war, tendering its good offices to obtain
the independence of the islcnd by meaiH
of the payment by Cuba to the Spanish
government of borne millions of dollars,
meets witli the approval of the business
men and proprietor heie who are anx
ious to see peace and prosperity nguin.
Mr Calhoun has received much informa
tion about the real btate of affairs, and
the soheme of the purchase of Cuba Uas
been (suggested to him as a good course for
Fresldent McKinley to take. "What the
business clases in Cuba would prefer is
the intervention of the United States in
their peaceful way, establishing, until the
whole amount of the indemnity Is paid to
Spain, a kind of American protectorate
over the new republic. This plan wjib
also suggested eome months ago, to the
Cleveland Administration by Consul Gen
eral Lee, In a very important report, w hich
is at tie office of the Secretary of State
In Washington. The report has been kept
eecret in Washington.
A letter from Washington, received here
bj a rich merchant, interestedia the speedy
ending of the war, bays that Mr. Sher
man and Mr. McKinley have recently
given a great deal of attention to this
Consul General Lee points out in it that
a monetary indemnity Is the best solution
for Spain herself. The groat difficulty
in the way of Spain and one of the
reasons for her stubborn resistance to the
revolution, is the enormous debt contracted
in Cuba since the war of 1868, and for
which Spain, in case Cuba becomes lime
pendent, is herself responsible.
The iudemuity will solve, in great part,
this perplexing problem. The debt which
amounts now to over $400,000,000, will
not be such a heavy buiden upon Spam,
if $200,000,000 is paid to the mother
country by Cuba. Besides, the indemnity
would relieve Spain of a much larger
monetary sacrifice which the continu
ance of the war imposes upon her
Mr. Lee also gives rigures to show the
total inability of the Island to be a
further source of revenue for Spam, and
the face that Spain must depend upon her
own Impoverished treasury for the means
to continue the war. Recent events have
proved the soundness of the prediction.
Ab for the Cubans, the report says that
uch an uirangement would save further
loss of Cuban biood and property, and pre
vent the total destruction of the island,
which is now near.
"With regard to the United States, the re
port suggests also that to intervene in the
manner proposed would be all that Is de
sired from the Americau Government In
tii; name of humanity and American in
terests Mr. Calhoun has been informed that the
Cubans in arms are ready to enter upon
such negotiations. The home scheme of Mr.
Cleveland and the reforms proclaimed by
Eeuor Canovas are considered here as non
sensical. The great majority of the Americans who
are in distress In Cuba are engineers and
mechanics who were employed on sugar
plantations. The edict of "Wcyler order
ing the country people to concentrate In
the towns drove them out or their places
of work with thousands of paclficos, who
are starving. Many Americans have been
ulaln also In the massacres of non-combatants
ordered by Weyler.
In an engagement near Madruga, Matan
raa Province, the Insurgents, under Gen.
Castillo, routed a Spanish column of 800
men, which 1ert on the field fifty-nine
killed and eighteen wounded.
. The insurgents have hanged seven Span
ish spies near Batabano, Havana Province
LUQUK REFUSED COMMAND.
He Wanted "Weyler to Correct His
Fulse Official Ileports.
Havana, via Key "West, May 23 Gen.
Luquc refused to take command of the
Spanish forces in the province of Santiago
de Cuba. His reason, as told in a com
munication to Gen. Weyler, was that lie
could not assume the responsibility of
commanding a province which is abso
lutely controlled by the insurgents. Should
it be officially declared that the Cubans
hold Orient, then he says he would gladly
go to the front and fight them, but under
the present circumstances he could not
risk Ms name and accept the consequences
of the existing power of Gen. Garcia.
This communication nrousod the anger
of Gen. Weyler, who, in answer, ordered
Luquc to go to Santiago de Cuba or leave
for Spain Gen. Luquc then chose to lea e
the island, and he embarked for the mother
Gen. Jimenez Sandoval, who was com
mander of the forces which killed Entre
Rios, the Cuban leader, and Jose Marti, at
the beginning of the war, has also lert
for Spain, seriously wounded.
Gen. Weyler, in an interview with a re-
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porter of La Lucha at FlacctaR, said that
It was Impoe-sible for Gen. Gomez to pass
the Jucaro-Moron Trocha, to the east He
added that Gomez Is in great distress.
In the hills of Arroyos, Santa Clara prov
Tlnce, Gen. Ruiz has had an engagement
lasting thiee hours with the insurgents
The Spanish column retired, leaving on
tho field twelve billed and nineteen
AX OlITKAGEOUS CRIME.
The Black Deed Committed la
Hnvonn by Governor Porrna.
Havana, via Key West, May 23. A crime
committed here by Gov. Porrua, before
ho left for Spain, Is now the eubjeot of
much talk In Havana. The governor fell
in love with a Cuban girl, fifteen years
old, named Aua Morejon, who lived with
her father in this city
As the jjhrl refused to yield to the dis
honorable proposition of the governor, and
her father prote'sfcedagainst the governor's
the off'ce of the governor aud threatened
with being- shot, or at least deported for
life to Ceuta, If he should make any further
attempt to protect his daughter. The man
was badly frightened and consented to the
crime. The governor then entered the
house and nssaultcd Ana Morejon. Her
outcries and her struggles with the men
who went to the house with the governor
were heard by all the neighbors.
A young man named Raoul nernandez
Caiio, to whom the girl was engaged, ad
vised her to report the case to the Judge
of the district, whasanaiiels FellpePelayo.
Accompauled by Cairo she did this. Pelayo,
on receiving the report, detained the girl
in the court and went to see Gov. Porrua
The governor immediately called his law
yer, who returned with the Judge to the
court, and along conference was held with
the girl and her father, who was brought
to the place by the police. The father re
ceived from the governor $500, but the
gill, who refused to accept anything, was
tlneatened with death and compelled by
force to sign a document renouncing nil her
rights. Cairo was sent to Jail under charge
or re) elliou and Incendiarism, which means
that he may be shot at any time.
SiOXUr l'LAXK MUST HE THERE.
Kentucky Democrat Will Not
Knuckle to the Gold Element.
Louisville, Ky., May 23.-W. H. Hardin,
Joseph lilackburn, Cnairmaa Johnston, and
other Democrats,' have written letters .'e
claring that tiie State convention, on
June 2, must reaffirm the financial plank
of the Chicago placform and bid defiance to
the sound money Democrats. Senator
Henry George says they must rel.v ujxm
the Populists for victory.
In this city and in Lexington, there are
two factions, oac of which wants siher
left out of the platform, while the other
wants it in.
Ex-Mayor Jacobs lias agreed to run for
mayor provided the money issue Is le!t
out. but the State convention will compel
the plank's insertion.
AN JCP1SCOPAL EVANGELIST.
Father Dolling, of the Church of
England, to Visit America.
New York, May 23. Infoimatlon has
been received in this city that the dis
tinguished missiouer of the Church of
England, the Rev. Father Robert Rad
clyffe Dolling, is about to undertake a
preaching tour in the United States. He
ib expected to arrive in the course of the
present month and, it is intimated, may make
his permanent home in America, If he btiall
find the conditions favoiable
Throughout the United Kingdom no one
In the Church of England is better known
than the Rev. Father Dolling. For the
past ten years he has carried on a work
in the slums of Landport, Portsmouth,
England, In connection with the Win
chester College Mission of St. Agatha's,
which has made him famous.
11 lb relations with his work among the
poor and the outcast in that British port
were lately severed, however, oa account
of a difference of opinion which arose be
tween him and the Right Rev. Randall
Thomas Davidson, Lord Bishop of Winches
ter, who condemned the ritualistic prac
tices of Father Dolling and declined to
give him a license to preach or hold ser
vices in the new mission house, which the
latter built to replace the old St. Agatha's
With the decree of the bishop against
him Father Dolling resigned his pabtoi
ate. Since then he has been unable to ie
cure recognition In any diocese in England.
He recently applied for a mission under the
auspices of the Bishop of Durham, but his
services were declined.
Still later he offered to take charge of a
mission among tho worst slums In the East
End of London. Again his offer was re
fused, and he then determined to visit the
United States, an exile from his native
land, as bib friends aver.
The basis of the difficulty, which sub
sequently resulted in the retirement of
the mission priest from his charge, was
his insistence on. the erection of a third
altar in the south aisle of St. Agatha's,
to be used for celebrating masses for the
dead This altar was surrounded by me
morials for the dead, upon which were in
scribed the words: "Pray for the soul
To these masses for the repose of the
souls of the dead, which were said twice
every week, the bishop objected, as he
objected likewise to the celebration of the
rite of holy communion In the absence of
communicants, which was an ordinary
practice in the church, not to mention in
cense at celebrations and at the mag
nificat, the service of compline and ex
tempore prayer, all of which met with
tho disapproval of tiie diocesan.
Father Dolliug is under middle age, of
powerful build and of fine presence. So
far ns can be learned here, no arrange
ments have as yet been completed for
his preaching tour in this countiy.
South Carolina Llllywhites Beaten.
Columbia, S. C, May 23. South Caro
lina's lilywhite Republicans who for
four years have been organizing a
new Republican party, taking in many
and the better educated negroes, have been
whipped by the regulars under E. A.
Webster. Dr. Samson Pope, the lilywhite
leader, tonight announces his surrender
and urges his followcrsto go over to the
Webster ring. The same advice is also
given by a negro leader on that side.
Webster has. seemed control of the post-,
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POSSIBLE CRISIS IN SPAIN
The Liberals Demand the Retire
ment of tho Duhe of Tetnan.
THEIR DETERMINED ATTITUDE
Will Not Iteturn to Parliament Un
til no Huh Resigned Tho Prime
Minister Refuses to Accede and
Will Ask for a VotV of Con
Madrid, May 23. A grave political con
flict has arisen from the quarrel, Friday, in
the lobby of Parllameat, between the Duke
of Tctuan, the minister of foreign nfrairs,
and Scnor Comas, a Liberal senator.
Prime Minister Canovas, the president
of the senate, nud Senor Sagaata, the
Llbpral leader, had a conference today, the
resblt of which was that the Liberal
minority In the senate and chamber of rep
resentatives determined not to leturn to
Parliament until the Duke of Tetuau re
tired trom the Cortes.
The prime minister, after consulting with
Queen Regent Christina, summoned an
extra meeting of the cabinet, which de
cided to meet the chamber and demand a
vote of confidence.
In some quarters it is predicted that this
.vill result in a crisis, which will end In
Senor Sagasta becoming prime minlstar.
A REVOLUTION POSSIBLE
The Stupor TIi.it lias Pervaded
Athens Passing Away.
Battle of Domokos a Sedan That
Failed Territory Comprising
Neutral Zone Determined.
London, May 23. Tho exhausted stupor
that ha" pervaded Athens for several days
is -passing away and a revolution is still
possible. Tiie details of the successive
Greek flights and the charges of coward
ice made by the foreign papers against
the whole nation, have greatly embitttred
the populace against the military leaders.
Refugeeb who have arrived at Athens
from Domokos say that they saw Prince
N'cholas with tears trickling down his
face oa the morning of Wednesday last ad
he viewed the melancholy flight of the
troops. Yet he always headed the flight
Couriers had to follow him to tell him
that a truce had been arranged. He had
disappeared, however, and the couriers
leaned that he had gone to Thermopylae
in a boat from StHda. Thither they
went after him and he returned.
A SEDAN THAT FAILED.
Fdhcm Pnsihn Intended to Capture
the Greek Army.
Athens, May 23 It transpires that the
battle of Domokos was a Sedan that failed.
Edhcm Paha, the Turkish commander-in-chief)
planned to completely ovepower
and capture the Greek army Thcdlvitfona
commanded by Halrl, Nezchnt, and Hamid
Pasha, ought to have converged on Domo
kos, while Mamduh Pasha cut off the re
treat of the Greeks through Fourka Pass,
Halrl Pasha, however, railed to attack the
Greeks, who were thus able to hold Domokos
until nightfall, when they retreated before
Memduh could circumvent them.
TIIE NEUTRAL ZONE.
Both the Armies Will Be Compelled
to Retreat Slightly.
Athens, May 23. The neutial zone de
cided upon yesterday by the Graeco-Turk-ish
commission appointed for the purpose,
under the stipulations of the armistice,
Includes the passes of Mount Othrys. This
compels each army to retreat slightly.
It was decided by the commission that
regular troops would replace the irregu
lars employed as udvance guards on both
THE POWEHS' INSTRUCTIONS.
Diplomats nt Constantinople Ar
range the Terms.
London, May 23. A dispatch to the
Times from Constantinople says that the
powers have instructed the diplomats to
act toward the porte as representathes
of the mediating powers.
This disproves a dispatch from Athens
which said that Edhem Tasha had claimed
to have power to immediately a rrange terms
of peace with Crown Prince Consrantine,
and that the latter had been forbidden to
treat with him.
IRREGULARS AT ATHENS.
They Fill the Qity und It Is Im
possible to Disarm Them.
Athens, May 23. Considerable anxiety
is caused hero by the fact that large
numbers of irregular troops are swarming
into the city, anditis impossible to disarm
A batch of GOO irregulars who had been
serving in the province of'E.rus seized
a train and compelled the officials to con
vey them to tliis city. Special constables
and troops patrol the streets duy and
night to guaid against disorders, and the
prison guards have been doubled, lest an
attempt be made to release the prisoners.
Considerable difficulty Is being experi
enced in getting the Italian volunteers
who were in Eplrus to embark for Italy,
as many of them are deserters from the
RALI.1'3 IMPORTANT STATEMENT.
Says the Terms of Pence Will Not
London, May 23. A statement made by
the Greek prime minister, M. Ralll, is
published. He says that he has received
assurances that the conditions of peace
will not be likely to hinder Greece's
progress and development. This will
lead to disappointment in certain quarters,
for it Is accepted as meaning that there
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will ho a restoration of jthe status quo ante
bellum without the payment of an in
demnity by Greece.
MANOS ATTEMPTS SUICIDE.
His Probnhle Disgrace Makes Life
a Burden to. lllin.
London, May 23. A. dispatch to the
Dally Graphic from Corfu, dated yesterday,
rcportB that Col. Marios, 3ate commander
or the Greeks in Eplrus, attempted on Fri
day to commit sulcldejifihe Jail. He had
been sent, handcurfed with his entire staff
to Athens, where he-will lie tried by a
A FORTUNE THROUGH FOHGERY7
Arrest of a Millionaire Money
Lcnder and Contractor.
Hnvann, via Key West, May 23. A well
known Spanish resldl'iiCiti Havana, named
Don .Manuel Martinez, of' Martlueza, who
for many years had been established heie
as a money lender, and a contractor for
the government, was arrested last week,
accused of one of the largest frauds ever
committed In Cuba He Is ciiarged with
br.lug forged a will In which he was made
heir to the fortune he now possesses, and
estimated at $1,000,000. The case has
attracted as much attention as the war
BANK WRECKER IN JAIL.
Says He Will Plead Guilty to tho
Charges Against Him.
Indianapolis, Ind., May 23. John John
son, the Logansport bunk wrecker, spent
today In thecounty Jail, havingbeen brought
here early this morning upon failuie to
give a $25,000 bond lor his appcaruu. e
before the Federal court to answer chaises
of forgery and embezzlement Tounr
row the books and forged papers in the
bank vill be brought here, and they will
be submitted to the Federal grand Jury.
which will meet on Thursday.
Johnson says he will not put the Govern
ment to the expense of a tiial, but will
plead guilty. -
THE BROSIUS MILLIONS.
Alleged American Heirs Trying to
Establish Their Clniins.
Ilagcrstown, Md.. May 23. A lawyer
employed by the heirs of the Brosius
family, in this section, nailed from New
York on Thursday for Germany to limit
up the recordsof a foitunc, amounting
to $33,000,000, which, it is stated, was
left by Dr. Henry Brosius, a wealthy
wine merchant and physician of tnat coun
try. The fortune lias been the subject
of Investigation for some years.
There were five orlglual htlrs, who
lived in this section and in Pennsjlvania.
Among them were Jacob Brosius, of Han
cock, this county; his brother, Joseph,
and the mother of the late Mrs. Margaret
Enslgner, or this place.' Some or their
descendants still live here William Al
bert, or Ilagcrstown, onu or the heirs, who
has been active iti hunting up the records,
will go to Germany to establish a residence
aud claim the fortune.
MR. QUIGG'S OPPONENTS.
They Plead With Senator Phut,
But He Iss Obdurate.
New York, May 23. Senator Piatt re
turned to Svashington this afternoon
From early in the morning until 3 o'clock
Republican local leaders and others call"d
at the Fifth Avenue notel to discuss with
the Senator the proposition to make Rep
resentative L. E. Qulgg president of the
Republican county committee Superin
tendent of Insurance Lofiis F. Payn and
others were still opposed to Mr Qulgg,
but Senator Piatt declared that, In his
Judgment, Mr. Qulgg was the man for the
The opponents of Mr. Quigg had ap
pealed to Mr. Lauterbach over night and
asked him to remain at' the head of the
committee, but Mr. Lauterbach was oV
Senator Piatt informed the Republicans
opposed to .Mr. Qulgg that Qulgg was the
best organizer In the country and could,
and would, give the time to the arduous
duties or the place; in snort, that he was
the right man for president of the county
Mr. Payn continued to protest, but when
he left the conference. Just before .Mr.
Piatt took the train for Washington, Mr.
Payn grimly said:
"Tho Senator has his eyes set."
It waslearuedaflerward thatMr. Payns
declaration was quite true. Senator Piatt
did have his eyes "set," and It was in the
direction of Mr. Qulgg for president of
the comity committee. Mr. Quigg will cer
tainly be elected, probably on Tuesday
Mr. Qulgg came to the hotel and ascer
tained the fact from Senator Piatt.
A Boy Commits- Suicide.
Camden, N. J., May 23. William Ross,
the riftccn-year-old son of John Ross,
committed suicide today by hanglug him
self with a pair of skate straps to the
roof of his lfome. The lad had been
under medical treatment for impaired
health, due to excessive indulgence in
Murder Follows- u Poker Game.
Pittsburg, May 23. Albert Greer, a negro
coal miner, was shot and killed by George
Douglas, also colored, this morning, in a
fight following a poker game, at Snow
den, a mining village, fourteen miles from
here. Douglas was arrested.
DELIGHTFUL DAY AT MARSHALL
Magnificent Weather und Famous
Planked Shad Dinner Make a
Glorious Day for Thousands.
Planked shad, at Marshall Hall!
The mouth' of the average' human being
waters at the Aery thought'
Nowhere on earth Is a .more toothsome,
daintily prepared dish; nowhere a more
exquisite fish-food can be enjoyed by the
true, gourmet. ",
Yesterday was no exception in point of
planked shad's popularityat that most de
lightful of all resorts around the Capital
The boats were crowded, but not to dis
comfort, at every trip, and the delightful
music or Schroeder's- orchestra helped to
make the sail do wn the lordly Potomac such
a delight as can only be enjoyed berore the
intense hot weather or the summer.
It was Indeed a day to be remembered in
iLc history of Marshall Hall a day or days.
Tho grass on the lawns was greener, the
summer breezes balmier the river more
majestic than on any day this season.
And thf-n the shad', the .sweet, succulent,
delicious Potomac shad, the only shad de
cidedly the only planked shad in the world:
eo everybody said on the famous sail home.
Nice White Pre d jessed, 2 cents
a foot Libbey & Co.; 6tJ and N. Y. ave.
Mr. Bailey to Ask the House to
Consider It Today.
A REPUBLICAN WILL OBJECT1
The Scheme- to Buy Cuba Contem
plates the Assumption of Spain's
War Debt, Together With a Bonus,
tho UnitedySlntes to Guurautee
the Cuban 'Bonds.
The popular desire to Tollow the Morgan
resolution through the House of Represen
tatives will probubly throng the galleries
of the north wing of the Capitol this after
noon. It appears to be a foregone con
clusion that no action will be taken on it,
but the manner in which nothing will be
done, to use a well-known paradox in
House proceedings, will he, all the same,
Mr. MeMillin is not very sanguine of
material result!. The proper coarse would
be to refer the resolution to a committee
but as there is no committee, and the
Republican majority having already shown
its hand, it Is not likely that It will
lend the services of its otherwise userul
Committee on Rules to advance legislation
on this resolution Mr. McMlllin's idea
is that the President Is playing politics
with regard to thin resolution, und that
it need not be expected that thore will
be any change in the attitude of the
Republican House, assuming, as Is fair,
that It Is reflecting the views of ttie
White House. Mr. MeMillin expressed
himself as still Intent oa forcing the fight
on the measure.
What the Republicans will do with the
resolution can be predicted, from what
was said by a member of the House last
night. "There is no committee," he said,
"to consider that resolution, as was pro
rosed to be done with It by the Republi
cans Jn the Senate, and you can rc-t ai
Gined that a matter or this gravity will not
be discursed by the House until after a
reference to a committee. All efrorts to
take it from the table will be met by a
point of order. It may take all duy and sev
eral days to keep It on the desk, but itwill
bo kept there, until either the appropriate
committee isappoin ted or the Committee ou
Rules sees fit to take It up."
Notwithstanding this, a Democratic lead
er said last night that the matter would be
made very interesting Tor the Republicans
today and that tho means to be resorted
to would surprise everybody. He declined
to make Turther sign.
Mr. Pailey intends to ask unanimous con
sent to consider the resolution at once,
and some Republican, probably Mr. Ding
ley, will object It is quite probable that
he will then move to take It tip, und tills
will be voted down, for the gag has been
applied, and Republicans are not per
mitted to vote their own sentiments To
do this, however, Mr. Reed will have to
have a quorum of bis own .pre-ent, and
steps have been taken to bring all Repub
licans to the chamber today.
The day is not far distant when there
will bp a revolt In the House, aud the pa
triotic members of that body will rise
tip in their wrath, seize the reins and run
things themselves One of the prominent
Repulil leans of the House and from Mc
Klnley'sown State, by the way -said last
evening on this quction:
"I am pained to see the President deal
ing with this matter after his present
fashion. Here he has been haggling
away, apparently not knowing his own
mind, and letting the monied interests
take this great question out of his own
hands. I long for Just about twenty-four
hours of the iron will and nerve of Grant.
He would settle this thing In short order.
The idea that we cannot permit the dis
patches of our own consuls to be made
known to the A mcrican people without tho
fear of the assassination of those officials
makes us fit subjects for national ridicule.
Within twenty-four hours after the Prenl
dentknew the condition of affairs in Cuba
he should have sent a man-of-war to every
port of the tslnnd, with instructions to
piotect our officials in the discharge of
their duty and to protect American citizens
who have been mistreated and wronged
by the Spaniard. There has been en
tirely too much sensitiveness for the reel
ings of others and not enough for tho-e
of American citizens.
"I predict that if the President does
not do something positive and decidedly
patriotic within a very short time, the
House will do it for him. Republicans are
anxious to have a chance to meet this ques
tion squarely, and if they get the r ppor
tunity that belligerency resolution will
go through the House by a majority as
one-sided as was the case in the Senate."
This sentiment, which Illustrates the
temper of the House, cannot be long sup
pressed. Several plans for the emancipation of
Cuba from Spanish rale have been sug
gested to the President, but It is a
singular fact that each one of these propo
sitions look to the purchase of the free
dom of the Islund at the expense of the
Cubans and to the profitof the New York
bond syndicate. A gentleman close to
the President, is authority Tor the state
ment that the rollowing plan Is ravorod by
1. A foimal submission by the Cuban
leaders to Spanish authority upon the
guarantee by the United States that this
shall be followed by Spanish recognition
of Cuban independence.
2. That theCuban Republic shall as
sume the indebtedness of Spain incurred
during this and previous rebellions la
Cuba and represented by the Spanish
bonds issued for war loans. Cuban bunds
to be issued in lieu of these. Also that
the Cuban Republic shall issue-additional
bonds as a lxmus to Spain for her aban
donment of Cuba. The sum has not been
agreed upon, but $50,000,000 has been
3 That the UnitedStatesshall guarantee
the bonds Issued by the Cuban republic, and
that, in consideration of this guarantee,
the United States shall have a treaty with
Cuba by which the United States shall
assume a protectorate over the island, and
that annexation shall never be had with
any other power. The question of annexa
tion to the United States Is to be lert open
for future" adjustment, which will, when
accomplished, involve a further Issue of
bonds, the amount to bo then determined.
This scheme originates in the minds of
tho New York bond syndicate. Cuban
revenues are mortgaged to them, but they
now yield nothing because of the Spanish
Cool orr at the Atlantic Summer Garden
tonight. 426 Tenth street. It
Alabama Flooring, all one color, 2o
a foot Libbey & Co., 6th and N Y. aye.
policy and the suspension of all business.
These bond holders regard the guarantee
of the bonds, under a geld Administra
tion, as a safe security aud are anxious to
make the dicker.
Itlsa iremendousdeal, and If indorsed by
the Administration, will wreck it. The
American people will notagree to saddling
this enormous debt, which cannot fall
far short of $300,000,000, upon Cuba, nor
will they agree to becoming security for it
Cuba Is all but free iow, and the passage
of the belligerency resolution will tlo the
rest of the work.
SENATOH EARLE'S FUNEKAL.
Already the Politicians Are Fight
ing Over the Vacant Seat.
Greenville, S. C, May 23 The funeral
of the late United States Senator Jcsepn
11. Earle took place here yesterday.
Already the wires are being pulled by
the politicians with a view to the thoice
of his successor.
Mr. Earle was elected last year after
a bitter fight against Gov. John Cary
Evans, wtio had the active support of
Senator Tillman. His election was re
garded as a triumph for the more lon
servatlve elements or the Tlllmanltes and
anti-Tillmanites in conjunction- Although
he did not oppose Senator Tillman's policy
and declared hlmselr in sympathy with
It, the violent opposition to him by Till
man made his triumph a Tillman dereat
John L. McLaurin.RepresentatlveinCon
gress from the Fifth district, is regarded
as most likely to receive the appointment
irom Gov. Ellerbe, to seive until a suc
cessor to Mr. Earle may be elected. Mc
Laurin, for a time, was out of touch with
Tillman, but it is believed now that the
two are harmonious, and that In the Sen
ate he would act in entire accord with Till
man in all matters Tillman's influence
would be strengthened by the alliance
There is some hint that Gov Ellerbe may
select a weaker man for the unexpired
term, with the purpose later of becoming
a candidate himself
SHOT TO DEATH BY A I0B
Two Hundred Tex.ins Take the Law
Into Their Hands.
Their Victim Wo Charged With
Inciting Murder He- Died Pro
touting UW Innocence.
Tyler, Tex., May 23. William Jones,
white, charged with hiring Effle Jones,
colored, to muder W. R. Stewart, of Ln
dale, this county, was shot to death in
his cell by a mob from Lindale early this
Stewait, a farmer and ex-con.missioner
of Smith county, was calle.l from his home
by a negro last Tuesday night and clubbed
on the head. He died next mominsr.
William Jones, who was well connected,
had an insurance policy for $7,000 on
Stewart's life, and he was arrested and
Jocked up. This morning shortly before 1
o'clock an armed body of 200 citizens of
Lindale rude into town, hitched their
hores to the racks on theptihlic square, and
left three of thair number on guard.
Forming in a line In the courthouse yard,
the men marched rapidly to the county
jail, where the Incarcerate.? Jones ami the
negro, Errie Jones, were. A demand was
made of the sherirr and his deputies fjr
the keys, which were refused. It was
rhen seen that the crowd was prepaied
for suet1 aa emergency, as sledge hammer-,
steel chisels, and other instruments Avere
produced. The officers were then seized
Sherirr John P. Smith endeavored to
get the crowd to disperse, and, on the
railure or the sheriTf and his deputies lo
accom v'sh this, Hon. George Gordon Rus
sell, district Judge, who had Just arrire-d
on the sceae in a carriage, made a speecn
appealing for peace and order and ask
ing the crowd to disperse and allow the
law to take its course. He was given a
respectful hearing, but hi3 remnrks wore
The work of battering down the iron
door of the lower corridor began, and
Judge Russell again made an impassioned
appeal, begging that the name of Smith
county be not besmirched, and promised
that the courts would mete out justice, bat
the crowd remained unmoved.
Gaining an entrance to the lower floor,
the crowd ascended to the head of the iron
stairway on the second floor, and began
to hatter down the riveted double steel
doors. This was very difficult, and it
required forty minutes of hard work to
force an entrance. Led by a masked
leader, who carried a lighted torch, the
crowd began to search for Jones. In their
excitement, they passed his cell andstopped
at the grating of another white prisoner.
Jones called the men and said If it was
he they wanted to see, he was back two
cells. He asked them what they wanted,
and on being told, he said:
"When you kill me, you kill an Inno
cent man. All I ask is an cprortunity to
prove my innocence."
He was told that there was sufficient
evidence of his guilt, and that he must die.
In an instant firing began, and Jcnes Tell
to the rioor The first shot pierced his
heart, and twelve others passed through
his breast. After accomplishing their pur
pose the crowd followed down stair aud
out of the building, leaving unmolested the
negro, Effie Jones, who Is charged with
the actual killing of Stewart. The negro
made a written confcsslpn to County At
torney Walker last Wednesday, and atated
that. Bill Jones had hired her to do the
A SAILBOAT CAPSIZED.
It Is Supposed That Two Men ou
Board Were Drowned.
New York, May 23. John W. Lyons,
of Bath Beach, reported to the police to
day that while fishing off Norton's Point
from an anchored towboat he witnessed
theoverturnlng of a sailboat, with two men
on board- within half a mile of the shore
The boat was laboring hard I u a high wind
and heavy sea.
One or tiie men appeared on the surface
of the water, but when Lyons rowed to
the overturned craft neither of the men
was visible, and It Is supposed that both
A Young Man Drowned.
Baltimore, May 23. As the result of the
capsizing of a sailboat, in which he and
four companions were taking a cniise In
the harbor this af teraooa. William H . Poole,
aged nineteen, a member of D division of
the Naval Reserves, was drowned off Fort
McHcnry. The other men were rescued.
Ivy Institute Business College, 8th and K.
Unexcelled summercourse, $5: day or night
Flooring G, 8, 10 Inches wide, $1.25
per 100 ft. Libbey & Co., 6ta andN. X. ave-
L FIBE li IE
A Woman and Her Child Victims
of the Flames.
ANOTHER MORTALLY INJURED
The Dead Woman With, the Little
One in Her Arms Was Muking
Her Way to Safety When a Coward
Pulled Them Off the JLudde and.
Rushed Up Himself.
New York, May 23. A fire, which re
sulted in the death of mother and child,
the perhaps mortal injury of a woman,
and a number of narrow escapes, occurred
eany this morning in the house at No. 1-10
West Twenty-third street.
The bouse is a four-story and basement
brown stone buildiug. In the basement
is a restaurant kept by Mrs. Annie Os
borne, of 255 West Twenty-nfth street.
.On the first floor vere the piano ware
rooms of Weser Brothers, and the rest of
the house was occupied by Mrs. Minnie
Curtis, who let lodgings
Last night there were thirteen people
sleeping in the house The fire was dis
covered shortly after 4 o'clock. A t that
hour Mr and Mrs. Falbby, who had the
trout room on the third floor, were
awakened by the smell of burning wood.
They went to the hall door, and, looking
out, saw thestalrs a mass of flames. After
shouting to warn thereatof thehouseliold
they shut the door and took to the- win
dows. The Inmates, on being awakeued,
ran to the halls, only to be forced back
into their rooms by the blinding flames
and sufroeatiug smoke The fire had evi
dently originated in a waste-paper barrel
which had been placeiiror the night under
the stairs in the hall oT the first floor.
Thence they had crawled up the stairs
to the second floor, and. gaining headwa7,
had rushed up the hall-s to the roof. It is
likely that when the fire was discovered
it had been bundng for sum? time r
On the top floor, in the rear, lived Mrs.
Mossway and her four-year-old daughter,
Beatrice. Mrs. Mossway was a sister of
Mrs. Curtis aud helped her care for the
house Mrs. Mossway, who was the first on
the fourth fioor to be aroused by the alarm
of fire-, Instead of saving lierself and chdd.
went around awakening the other sleepers.
There wa ouy one way to safety, and
that was to go through the smoke and
names in the hall up tLe scuttle ladder to
TSiere was a wild rush for this ladder.
Onu lodger, named Miss McDonald, got
half way up, and was being followed by
Mrs. Jlossvruv and her child, when one of
the lodgers, whose name the others reruse
to give, pulled them ofr the ladder and
rushed up himeclf Miss .McDonald did
not lose her head, but climbed up after
him, escaprair to the roof with only a few
burns on her arms and hand.1-. Mrs.
Mossway evidently became bewildered In
the heat and smoke, and tcok her child
back to her room. She w-at to the little
rear window and two men who were on
the roof or the extension below saw her
break the glass of her window with her
"Drop the child; drop Beatrice!'" shouted
the two men, but the woman was now
helpless. Outside of the window wero
stout iron bars about four inches apart
Mrs. Mossway tried to force hei baby
through the bars, but faded. Then she
beat on the bars with her fists. The
two men watched her bent the bars that
stood between her and safety, helpless
to give her aid in auy way.
Finally, overcome by the smoke and
heat, she fell back, and when the fire
wa3 over, she was found, face downw-ard,
on the floor at the foot or her bed,
unconscious but still alive. On the bed
lay her little daughter, dead- The flames
had touched neither, but they were badly
scorched and blistered by the heat. Mrs.
Mossway was taken to St. Vincent's
dlospital, where she died at S o'clock.
Mrs. Carrie Bowles, of Boston, jumped
from a third floor window during the ex
citement and was badly injured. She was
taken to the New York Hospital in an
ambulance. She was unconscious for sev
eral hours, and it was found that several
of her ribs and her right arm had been
broken, in addition to the internal in
juries she must have sustained. Her re
covery is not Iikelv.
All the other lodgers escaped, a few of
them receiving slight burns.
It Is supposed that one of the lodgers who
came in late struck a match for a light
and carelessly threw the match into the
barrel under the stairs, thus causing tiie
fire. All the inmates of the houe lost
their clothing. The other los.-es are placed
SEVEN FIREMEN INJURED.
Caught Vnder a Falling "Wall in a
Fire nt Louisville.
Louisville, Ky., May 23. Fire destroyed
the old power house of the Louisville Rail
way Company, now used as a repair shop,
at 3 o'clock this morning, causing a loss
of $60,000 and crippling seven firemen,
two or whom may die. The firemen were
at work In a sited when a wall fell before
they could get out
Capt- Kaggio had both legs broken and
was Internally injured. He was caughc
under a pile of beams.
Capt. Latimer had his arms broken and
was internally hurt.
Pipcman John Jacobs was caught under
railing timr-crs and was tak-n out imcon
bdous. This evening he was a little better,
and the doctors say he has a chance tor
The others injured are Ed Hughes Frank
Hardinn, John Barry and Capt, Lehan.
The loss Is covered by insurance.
A neavy Assignment.
Lexington, Ky., May 23. William Tarr,
the well-known Kentucky rarmer and dis
tiller, assigned here yesterday to R. F. and
James S. Stoil with assets of $000,000.
Tarr & Co. alo assigned to the same men
with assets of $60,000. The failure la
the larccst in the State in recent years.
No schedule or liabilities has been filed,
but William Tarr and Tarr & Co. ara
deeply Involved, William Tarr having in
dorsed paper for many or his friends whe
Will Call n Speelal Session.
Lincoln, Neb., May 23. It i s said that
the governor will at once call a special
session of the legislature to pass a maxi
mum rrelght rate law that will not embody
the defects of the old law, whlch.lt Is re
ported the Supreme Court at Washington
will tomorrow announce to be unconsti
tutional. 12-inch Boards 1 Cent a Foot.
Frank Libbey & Co., 6th st. andN. X uva
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