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-5 - "'"SsSSgSBC tttl -31 Number 191 i. WASHINGTON, SUNDAY. JlMr 16, 1893 -EIGHTEEN PAGES. Price Three Cents. M, Conspirators Against Dreyfus Fas Losing Courage. The Dnncem Thnt Mcnnced the Ite nuhlfc yon Hnoldlj DlKuitpcarlnK; J. Itl- Douht Thnt the I'rlmnicr "Will He At-unltted A Triumph fur JnMice ninl Civil Authorit. (EprcUl Cablc;rram Copyrighted ) Tans, July 15. Yesterday's uneventful celebration of the national holldar seems to mark the- disappearance of serious dan ger to the Republic In connection with the Dreyfus affair. All connected with the Dreyfus conspiracy have completely lost courage, and there Is now small reason to fear opposition to the re-establlshment of Justice In France. Public opinion is sufficiently enlightened, so that It Is no longer possible for the Merclers, Bols deffres, and Zurlindens to appeal success, fully to popular passions. They are chiefly engaged In attempts to save what they can of their ruined reputations. A great deal has been printed during the week about the terrible spsclal tortures of -which Dreyfus was the victim during his Imprisonment. The truth Is bad enough, but undoubtedly there has been consider able exaggeration, the purpose being to in crease the revulsion of feeling which Is proceeding rapidly enough by natural means, now that the eyes of the people have been opened. In fact, these tactics overreach their object and probably will not be persisted in by Dreyfus friends. Their thirst for retribution is Intense, but the Government holds fa moderate opinion of the extent to which they should be gratified. There is no genuine popular resentment against the mild and Just measures which have been taken in the cases of Generals Zurlinden, Pellleux. Denlel, and the like. The result of the trial Is universally re garded as a foregone conclusion, but the drag-net enquir) which the Government has apparently decided to make in order once more to silence such malicious fools as Beaurepalre seems almost unnecessary. It is both hopeless and absurd to Imag ine that any genuine fresh evidence of guilt will be forthcoming against Drejfus after the vindictive conspirators have sought in vain for five years. It seems In evitable, however, that the process of vin dication will be- drawn out for three lon,j weeks before Dreyfus is legally proclaimed the innocent victim of the blackest con spiracy of the age. THE SHAMROCK UNPOPULAR. iVnchlxmcn Hope the Brftnnnln Will Bent Her o CnthuHianni. (Special Cablegram Copyrighted ) London, July 15. There Is an interest ing rumor in circulation in connection with the Cup challenger. It has been noted with some surprise that the Britannia has been most elaborately refitted for next wreck's trial race, although there Is no other contest In which she is entered thl3 season. She has been entirely recoppcred and a new set of lighter steel spars pro vided, the alterations costing fully 7,5uu. There is an evident determination to get the best possible out of her against the Shamrock. There are strong hopes that she will beat Llpton's boat. Should this happen, or If, indeed, the Shamrock should fail to win by nearly a half hour, it would be hopeless for the challenger to sail against the Columbia. There arc a great many yachtsmen on this side who would be j delighted at such a contretemps. In fact, ' It Is useless to disguise the fact tnat th; Shamrock and her owner fail Co command any popular enthusiasm in England. The secrecy with which it has been at tempted to surround everything connected .with the boat, aroused at first some cu riosity, but this has been changing to amusement, even mild contempt. As a re sult the press almost ignores her exis tence and the public naturally has become Indifferent. As for financial backing of the Shamrock's chances. It simply does not exist. The idea of betting even money Is ridiculous, and not a single wager of any considerable sum even at odds has been reported. It is impossible to credit the Prince of "Wales with a malicious, desire to force Llpton to withdraw his challenge by beat ing the Shamrock with the Britannia, but there Is no doubt that the Prince's boat will do her very best against the challenger next Tuesday. BRIGANDS IN SARDINIA. lCinxc lluuihert's Determined Cam paign I'fiKt WeeillnB Them Oat. (Special Cablegram CopyrlRhted ) Rome. July 15 The campaign against brigandage in Sardinia ordered by King Humbert after his last visit to the island continues merrily. Since it was started in earnest two months ago eighty-nine bri gands have been killed or captured and three or four hundred men have been thrown Into prison for complicity. If things proceed at this rate Sardinia will be safe to travel in before long. The last fight was a spirited affair, doing equal credit to both sides. The brigand force was composed of members of several bands who were compelled by -vigorous pursuit to take refuge In the Morgogllal forest, on the slope of a mountain range. There they believed themselves safe, for the hills were almost Impregnable, but the authorities at Sassari have been put on their mettle by prizes from Rome and promises of decora tion as well as monetary reward, and they resolved by a bold attempt to bag the lot. Every available soldier In Sardinia was called Into the district and a military cor don placed around the forest. Then, guided by local peasants. Commandant Gsgllo proceeded with fifty soldiers and thirty gendarmes on a forced march with the object of surprising the band. They were not quite successful, as the brigands had posted videttcs in approved style, and the troops were seen long before they could get to close quarters The fight lasted an hour. In the course of which five brigands were killed and about a dozen wounded Ultimately the survivors fled to the top of Mount Morgogllal, where they are now be ing besieged without the hope of breaking through the cordon. It is proposed to starve them Into surrender. The troops lost one officer and two men killed and several wounded. The Siiatiluli Cahliirt Situation. Madrid, July 13. The Queen. Regent will remain In Madrid until the closing of the Cortez. The position of the Cabinet is critical. Pennsylvania Itullroad. $10. Tour to Majiri FilU. Special train, July 57. THE TRANSVAAL BUSINESS. A CrlxlH 111 !-illli Africa Thoilicht to Hue Been I'OKtiioiied. (Special Cablegram Copyrighted ) London, July 15. The position of affairs in the Transvaal, although neither clear nor settled, shows no signs of immediate danger. England's warlike preparation. In cluding the constant despatch of troops and large quantities of war stores, lends a bellicose air to the situation, which Is, to a considerable extent, misleading The opinion in financial circles is that the crisis is distantly postponed with Improved hopes of a peaceful outcome. Anyway, a lengthy period of further negotiation seems certain before war can be considered inevitable. Sir Alfred Milner's Demands for reforms, which were almost like an ultimatum and were rapturously welcomed as such by the greater portion of the English -press, have not been treated so by the British Gov ernment. President Kruger has definitely refused Milner's demands, and Is now hur rying through the Volksraad his own measure. Its exact significance is very ob scure, but it is1 perfectly clear that it falls considerably short -of Milner's "abso lute minimum," and Outlanders vehement ly oppose It. But It Is significant that Chamberlain has not uttered a word in criticism, merely saying that he does not quite comprehend It, and has therefore cabled a request for a copy with an elucidation of certain clauses. Despite the fact that his sup porters in the press are loudly demanding Milner's bill of war, one may reasonably Infer from Chamberlain's words suggest ing a postponement of the discussion In the Volksraad, "If the law Is meant to effect a settlement of the question," that he-Is willing to accept something less. THE KAISER AND TRANCE. Connictlnic Vlevvn of the Emperor's IonIuIc VlNlt to PiirlN. (Special Cablegram Copyrighted.) Berlin, July 15. The recent exchange of courtesies between the Kaiser and Presi dent Loubet have created a widespread Im pression in Germany that it is preliminary to the Kaiser's going to Paris in 1900. While the greater portion of the Berlin press approves, the "Kreuz Zeitung ' strongly opposes It, saying that the Invi tation ought to be declined if received, "because wc have no guarantee that the population of Paris will observe the atti tude we must require In such an event, and we should regret If a whole nation were forced to pav that penalty for the action of an uncouth mob." But the French Gov ernment is hardly likely to extend the In vitation unless it Is satisfied that .there is no danger of a hostile demonstration. THE HAGUE CONFERENCE. Its Work: 3Iny lie I mpoMingr in Wordn, lint Hnrdls In Vnlne. (Pp-fiat Cablegram Copyrighted.) The Hague, July 15. Some form of agreement with the direct sanction of the Governments, will probably be reached within a. few days by the delegates to the Peace Conference. The arbitration scheme will not go beyond the features already announced and the net result of the Con gress will be more imposing in words than in practical value. Some opposition has developed to the Idea of International commissions of en quiry when mutually agreed to by the disputants as preliminary to or a substi tute for direct arbitration. It is pointed out that the proposed commissions of en quiry will be in no respect judicial in character, their function being similar to that of a master appointed to take testi mony by an English or American equity court. It is not expected that the con gress will adjourn until a fortnight, and its report will probably include a recom mendation for a future conference. THE LATIN-AMERICAN CHURCH. It Ik Severed Trom SipnnlKh Control A Cardinal for Sonth America. (Special Cablegram Copyrighted.) Rome, July 15. The Pope is reported as much pleased at the success of the coun cil of the Blshop3 of the Latin South Amer ican Church, which has Just concluded its deliberations at Rome. Subjects which were expected to show differences of opin ion almost impossible to reconcile were disposed of with a minimum of friction. Perhaps the most important was the scheme for severing the Latin-American Episcopate from the Jurisdiction and con trol of the Spanish primate. This was final ly Imposed, despite the vehement protests from the Spanish Church government, and henceforth the Church of South America will have an American born primate chosen by the Pope himself. In the future, also, there will be an Identical liturgy, ecclesiastical code, etc, for the South American Church, Irrespective of the States wherein they are located. The council's report was submitted to the Tope this week and was formally ap proved. The new primate will be nomi nated at the next consistory and will be immediately raised to the dignity of a Cardinal. In this connection there is a great diplomatic struggle now at the Vat ican by the representatives of the various South American Republics for the honor of having the seat of primacy within Its borders. Chile is furiously jealous at the idea of the Cardinal being Installed at Buenos Ayres. on which Argentine insists by virtue of her wealth and territorial greatness. The Republic of Brazil Joins Issue with Chile on these grounds, and Mexico demands the primacy on account of seniority. A cvv ova Scotia Lorni. Montreal, July 15 The new Nova Sco tia loan of $800,000 at 3 per cent has been successfully floated In London. The stock was offered to the public at a price not less than 95 per cent. The average of the tenders received was 95 3-4 per cent. The amount offered to the Nova Scotia Gov ernment was -C313.C00, or nearly twice as much as rcqulrai. SIlHhnp to the Slinmrnelf. Covres, July 15 The Shamrock, off No man, carried away what is supposed to have been her throat halyards and te turned to Cowes. The accident to the Shamrock was very slight. The latest ac count of the mishap says that while the crew were trying to lighten a set of run ning gear aloft which was unable to stand the strain, the mainsail came down by th run. The Shamrock returned to Cowcs under mainsail, stavsall, and Jib. ' j Doe yat Affeel Amerlen. Berlin, July 15 The firms Interested in the American meat trade declare that the action of the authorities of Rheinish Prussia, Oldenburg, and elsewhere In pro hibiting the Importation of fresh meat from Belgium does not affect America as there is practically no trade In this class of meat. The measure, they say, merely pleases the agrarians. Deuth of Jeanne chvverln. Berlin, July 15 Jeanne Schwerln, the leader of the German women's movement, died today from the effects of a surgical operation. I.nrnr Cnvernn i la II. A O., l.I.r,. Thursday, July 20 Special train from II k O. depot, 8 15 a. m.; $3.50 for the round trip, including admission to the taverns. I"lnn,n IlaHlneHN Colics, Mh and K, Business, shorthand, typewriting $25 a jeir. luiH' S SCHEIE FAILS The Detroit Street- Railway Deal Declared Off. Tom I,. JolniKon GrtM DlNcnistcd and EihIh Further Xcfcotliltlonx Vrnii clilnc ConditloiiM tu lie Henceforth Itlciri!) Enforced :t-Cent Tares and Tranbfern Go Glimmering. Detroit, July 13. Tho Tom L. Johnson Pingree Commission scheme to se.l tte railways of Detroit to the munl;ipalty for $17,500,000, guaranteed by a forty-clght-jear franchise, has gone glimmering. Tom Johnson himself struck the deciding b ov when he ordered Bernard Clark, who fig ures as the President of the Metropolitan Railway Company, which holds the option on all the Johnson and R. T. Wilson lines, to write the following letter to Governor Pingree as president of the municipal CGmpanv: He ore satisfied that it is not feasible to con sumate, under exiting condition, the plans of transferring tho slrcct rallwaj property to vour company. We mut face squarelr the proposition which the opponents of the plan put forward, tliat our franchises are running out and that when the do expire we shall have an expensive plant on our hands which the opponents of the plan say the can compel us to wll at a ruin ous sacrifice unlcs we are willing to accept a new franchiH.- on their terms. A e must to man age the railways In the mean time, if po.-sible, to prevent the loss so threatened Low (ares and short franchises are incompatible if railwais are to be run tor profit as a pnvate enterprise, llrlngmg our negotiations to an end we thank OU heartil for the courtesy and fairness which jou have shown to us throughout. This letter was evidently prepared last night or this morning, when the aldermen who favored the plan began to desert in groups of twos or threes and left no hope for the passage of the franchise over the major's veto. When this was done there was nothing for it but to give up, and Tom Johnson left for New York In no pleasant mood. The covert threat conveyed In the letter that the railway company must so manage its property as to make it pay the most possible Is taken as an indication that the present owners will go back to straight 5-cent fares and no transfers and force to the last every condition of their franchise. Manager Hutchins said he must refuse to discuss the change from the pres ent fare of 3 cents to the new rate, but it will come at no distant day. There are those who believe that this Is only a trick on the part of Tobnson and Pingree to lull the public until they can spring a new scheme to accomplish their end. This does not look feasible. Judge Speed, legal adviser -for Governor Pingree, said tonight: "No further move will be made. Nothing will be done. The whole effort w, be SMKiS "The post I tion of the Governor is just this: He has made an honest effort to give the people three-cent fares, and if that effort is de- feated the responsibility is not his He will give up the effort and let Major May bury bear the brunt of the failure." RELIEF EOR PLOOD SUFFERERS. Governor SajerN Receives Vlnnj Coil trlliutloiiH of Mono. Austin. Tex., July 15 Cash contribu tions from charitable people ot other States poured into Governor Sayers' office today. Most of them were small amounts,, but they aggregated a considerable sum. The relief committee In the several counties ot the State continue the work ot raising focd supplies and clothing, and many carloads were shipped to the destitute people to day. State Health Officer W. F. Blunt is still in the stricken region investigating the sanitary condition. Sickness among the refugees has Increased with alarming rapidity. Governor Sayers issued the fol lowing statement this evening: The impression lias gone abroad that a la-re portion of Texas lias been inundated. This 15 erroneous. The damage from the flood caused Li excessive rains lias hern confined to the valley of the Brazos Itiver, which is a very small part of this great State. Crop-, in other portions of the State arc In excellent condition, and have been benefited bv the ncent rains. Thev promise a most bountiful harvest. FRENCH MARINES IN A RIOT. A Mb lit of Disorder After the l-lrc- works at Cherbourg. Paris, July 15 After the display of fire works at Cherbourg last evening, a dis turbance arose, in the course of which the marine Infantry destroyed the decora tions and handled tho police roughly. Nu merous arrests were made. Early this morning the rioters besieged the police station, demanding the release of their comrades. The rioters tried to provoke the soldiers bv insulting cries, but the military were unmoved by the shouts of the mob. The police and military finally suc ceeded In restoring order. Though a num ber of persons were injured, there were no fatalities. The subprefect and the public prosecutor remained near the scene of the disturbance throughout. The riotous ma rine Infantry seized a woman in the Place de Cbaucon and stripped the clothing from her. It Is expected that severe measures will bo taken against the rioters. TOD SLOAN IN TROUBLE. DlH(ledli-nee at Saiidiivvn Park Mil llctllt in IHh SuMpenMlon. London, July 15 After repeatedly cau tioning Sloan for disobedience at the start ing post In tbe getaway for the Warren Nursery Stakes at Sundown Park today, the starter, Mr. A. Coventry, reported the American Jockey for disobedience. The action of Mr. Coventry, who Is one of the most lenient turf officers, was doubtless well justified and will probably result In Sloan's suspension for the racing term. SOLDIERS FIGHT IN CRETE. I'reueh and Itallnu Tronpn diKnfre in l'li-ree ltlotlnir. Canea, Crete, July 15 Serious conflicts took place jesterday between the French and Italian soldiers stationed here. Five men were wounded, and two, one a French man,and the other an Italian, subsequently died. The Trench and Italian officers and( the Consuls succeeded in restoring order,' and the troops are confined to their quar ters. (iraie Strike Situation In Spnln. Madrid, July 15. In consequence of the gravity of the strike situation at Balboa, where 10,000 workmen will hold a mass meeting tomorrow, the Government has taken most drastic measures to prevent disturbances. A Street Itnllvvio .Sued for (120,0(10, Norfolk, Va., July 15. John Rlxey Smith has brought suit In the court of law and chancery against tho Norfolk Street Railroad Company for J20.000 dam ges. Mr. Smith was struck by a broken trolley wire about two wcks ago nad re ceived a severe shock, which paralyzed his entire left side for a time. Get uur cnnli price in PaintH, Olli, and clss. P. S Vl arren Co . 515 Ninth nw. 9IO to Nincarn PuIIh and Return. Special train, via Pennsylvania Railroad, July BBEWER AIRSJms FEELINGS. He Declare- the" Civil Service Com ininnlnn AVoh Deceived. Boston, July lD.-jChalrman Mark S. Brewer, of the Civil -Service Commission, who has been conducting the recent hear ing of the charges against Senator Gal linger, and who is now in Boston, is very angry over the way Senator Chandler nul lified the work of the Commission through failure to produce the evidence which he promised the board he would have on hand. "You may say tbis for me," said tha Commissioner, "that the Commission was prossly deceived by Senator Chandler's communications, which demanded an of ficial enquiry, for we were led to believe tht he had personal knowledge of the vio lations, or could lay his bands upon men who would appear before us with convict ing testimony, as I might show you by the letters he wrote, and that when we came to Concord witnesses would appear before us and state plain facts, for I may truth fully say that nol a person appeared be fore us who would admit personal knowl edge of transactions connecting Senator Gallinger directly with the issuance of tho circulars." "Am I to Infer from that, Mr. Commis sioner, that no Important results were ob tained by your investigation?" "You will readily understand that I can not commit mvself upon this point. It Is not for me to say what importance thc.full Commission may place upon the evidence recorded. My advice to -Senator Chandler would have been to take his evidence to the district attorney, which, under the cir cumstances, would have been the most sat isfactory course, as we had not the power to .subpoena witnesses or administer an oath." SPANIARDS IN CUBA. The (IncHtlon of the Retention of Na tive Citizenship DiHCimied. Havana, July 15. Senor Segrario, the Spanish Consul General, held a confer ence today with Senor Derpalgne, Assistant Secretary of State, concerning the regis tration of Spaniards in Cuba who desire to retain their Spanish citizenship. As the result of this conference, it was decided to open registries .in Monday all over the island. The registration will be made in the ayuutamlenloc or town halls. Thirty thousand of the blanks to be used for dec larations have alteady been distributed, and it Is the general opinion that not more than this number will be needed. Although It Is estimated that there are 200.00Q Spaniards In Guba, It is expected that a vast majority of them will become! Cuban citizens and participate in the elec tions, which. It Is believed, will not be held until after next April, a year from the time of the ratification of the Treaty at raxls". As most; of the Spaniards are in favor of annexation, there is likely to be disaffection among the uncompromising Wgffi I The Academy ot Science will meet tO- " ss wnse ta terpreters In f ,h,, JtL;.. , , J,...r,J " i TW.. I .nil .n ..A, , r. . t . 1. 1 their examinations to be admitted to prac tice nere. Eom$ sixty Cuban soldiers went to the palace today -to protest U General Brooke against the failure to" make payments to day, which they wif etold would be done. These men .said thit 300 Cuban soldiers were in a staT-ylng1 condition at tho mu nicipal depot for mendicants, where only one scant meal Is given dally,-'Which Is provided by public charity. They further said that if they were not paid at once at least means of transportation should bo given them so thu they might return to their homes. Some of them declared that General Gomez had abandoned them. Gen eral Rodriguez, Gomez's' chief of staff, also called at tho palace today to urge the payment 'of the men on the supplementary lists, which will probably be opened on Julv 20. Ceneral'Sanchez Agramonte also called at the palace to ask that payments to disabled Cuban soldiers bo made in the country as well as In the city, ns the men there are unable to come to Ha vana. BALL PLAYERS IN A RIOT. A Game Between Rnniom Lensriie Clillm Create' n Lively- Scene. Rochester, N. ,, July 15 The culmina tion of the trouble between Roshester and Worcester, which w ere tied day before yes terday fo- the Eastern League champion ship, came this afternoon at the Culver Park Grounds. After n'.ajlng a ten-inning game, ending with a score ot 4 to 3 in favor of Worcester, the visitors were stoned from the grounds, most of the play ers being hit in what was probably the most disgraceful riot ever witnessed on a baseball ground. Spectators received a foretaste of what1 was liable to happen to day In yesterday's game. It was a decid edly scrappy exhibition. Smith, who caught for Rochester, was tho worst of tn.5 lot. The trouble toJa started in the eighth Inning, when the score was 3 to 0 In favor of the home team. Lush, the centre fielder, dropped a fly. Then Becker was touched up for a couple ot singles and a man crossed the plate. Rlckerts smashed a long liner to left field, which the home team said fell foul, but Wise thought differently and the score ,was tied. Lush then started hostilities by throwing the ball out of the field, for which action he was sent to the bench by the umpire. Rochester failed to score In its half of tho ninth and in tho tenth Mc Quald, the visitors' second baseman, sent a hit to third base. Burke threw wild to O'Hagen and as McQuaid came to the base, McQuaid Jumped feet foremost and spiked O'Hagen In the thigh. The two clinched and the respective plajers of both teams started to take a hand In the roiv and it was only when Horton, of the Worcester team pulled McQuaid off of O'Hagen that this particular scrimmage was stopped. A moment later Kuhon, of the Worcesters, started for first base on a ground lilt. He was clearly out, but O'Hagen deliberately banced both hands Into Kuhn's side. knocking him down and rolling him over and over. Kuhn 'Jumped up and started for O'Hagen, but Iwas held by other Wor cester players. t While the Worcester team was leaving the field a crowd pusned mem about and several of them were struck by missiles. Outside the) grounds the crond became furious, and a storm cf stones fell about the visitors' heads. Two outsiders who got Into tho "Worcester carriage were badly cut aDout tne ncau, uuu dccu. m mu plajers were severely bruised. The Wor cesters were getting the worst of it when they all climbed: cut ot their carriage and started Into tho crowd, using their bats freely. The stoning continued, and the players captured Robert Morler, a fourteen-year-old boy who was hurling stones. In response tq a burry call, the police came on the run. The boy was rescued and locked up. Two thousand took part In the riot. Manager Leonard, of the Worcester team, tonight forwarded to President row ers and the managers of the Eastern League charges of rowdyism against Catcher Smjth, Third Baseman Burke, and First Baseman O'Hagen. Worcester and Rochester will play at Ontario Beach to morrow. The.Law Enforcement League, of this city,' threatens to arrest the players If there is h gnmc. tflMH To Baltimore and He- SI. -Jr. tarn slu Pelltix Mania Itnllrond. Tickets on sale Saturday and Sundaj, July 15 and 10, Rood to return until Moml.iv, July 17. All trains except Conarcttional Limited JjllO to Chautanqua Had Return. Pennsylvania Ilailroad, Jul 2. 7.55 a. m train. POLITICS IK OLD VIRGINIA GovernorTyler'sCandidacy Changes the Senatorial Contest. The Element Hoxtlle to Senator Mnr tln'n lie-election Thought to lie Hard at M'ork llnrniony lit the I"art SecniH .on Doulitfnl The Election of Senator l the l'cojile. The announced candidacy of Governor Tvler of Virginia for Mr. Martin's seat in the Senate has given a new and interest ing turn to the Democratic situation In Virginia. As stated in Tho Times last Sunday, It was known that Governor Tyler had aspirations forthe upper chamber In the National Legislature, and that he had been of late frequently in consultation with his political associates in Virginia as to exactly what policy he might best pursue at this immediate time. It Is now thought that Governor Tyler's advisers had coun seled him to wait patiently for the present, as It was generally admitted In Virginia that the political situation wa3 already firmly in the grasp of Senator Martin's friends, and for that reason, if for no oth er, the candidacy not only of Governor Tjler, but rhdeed of anyone else, would bs a hopeless and forlorn fight under exists ing conditions. For those and other considerations it was generally supposed that the election of the coming Legislature would take place with the distinct understanding that Sen ator Martin would be re-elected. There were not wanting Democrats who pointed out the wisdom of united action at the present time. It would be political folly, they argued, to go out and stir up unnec essary friction In the party ranks at this particular moment, when every effort was making throughout the country to bring together and harmonize all contending ele ments In the Democratic party. This argu ment was not without effect among a large majority of Virginia Democrats, and was recognized as reasonable even by those w bn jre not altogether in love vvith tho proposition to re-elect Senator Martin. In uccu, it was tbought that the Virginia Democrats would this jcar burr, or at least obscure, their personal differences, and would take only such action as might most effectively strengthen the Democratic party in the Old Dominion and In the na tion. This expectation, based, though it was, upon what was regarded as sound political wisdom, was, nevertheless, destined to be disappointed- Tho opposition to Mr. Mar tin, radically weak as It is admitted to be, is, nevertheless, bent on making- an open demonstration against his belnff re elected to the Senate. They are persuaded to do this not beeause of, but In cpite of, their evident Inferiority In political or ganization, and their manifest want of any Intelligent leadership. They feel, it ill thought, that their opposition represents an idea, and they are convinced that the only methods by which they can empha size that idea upon the popular mind is by nominating a candidate jor the Senate in opposition to .Mr. Martin, and in that way test the popularity of the princlpls they are supposed to represent. In a gen eral way in the Democratic primaries nqd in tbe county conventions which nominate candidates for the Legislature. It is, of course, known that for several years there has been in Virginia an un disguised and open hostility to Mr. Martin within his own party. This opposition was senslbly'strengthened at the election several years ago when Gen. Fltzhugh Lee wa3 cleverly defeated for the Senatorshlp by Mr. Martin. The sentiment aroused In certain sections and among certain Demo cratic factions ot Virginia by the pecu liarly bold political finesse of Mr. Mar tin's management was of that singular characteristic which refuses to be silenced by the first defeat. In order to check or counterbalance the Martin influence, the ontl-Martln faction hit upon the idea of advocating the election of United States Senators by a direct vote of the people ot each State. The question, wide as it is in Its scope, was nevertheless narrow, it Is thought, in Us inception, and not altogether unprejudiced in it aim. It was hinted that it was being used in. ly as a political device by which Mr. M tin might be defeated In contests yet .0 come In Virginia politics. Indeed, Jo com mon was this opinion that instead or weak ening, tbe Martin influence steadily gained strength throughout the State. The in tensity ot feeling that followed General Leo's defeat seemed to quiet down into a general acceptance of tho situation, and members of the Legislature who had voted for Senator Martin were no longer com pelled to explain or apologize for or ex cuse their action when they happened to meet their constituents at home In view of these facts, the Martin following went quietly, busily on Its way, attending strict ly to the primaries and doing all it could contrive to do to strengthen and discipline the party organization in the State. As a result of their labors, the machinery was placed even more securely In tbe hands of the Martin people than ev er before, so that when the opposition woke up and began to examine Its prospects for defeating Mr. Martin, its leaders found that while they I had been sleeping and wondering, the Mar j tin management bad been active and alert There followed, naturally, a feeling of , chagrin. It seemed, as has already been stated In The Times, that the opposition I to Mr. Martin would acknowledge its In ability to cops with so formidable an ad versary and would wisely vleld gracefullv and accept the situation precisely as they found It It was thought by reasonable I Democrats, even among Mr. Martin's ene j mles, that such would be the wiser thing j to do, from a purely political point of view. It seems, however, that the oppo sition to Mr. Martin is not ruled alto 1 gether by political expediency. They rep i resent, it Is said, an element which re j fuses to recognize that the essence of poll tics Is compromise, and they seem to be I determined. It Is reported, to carry on the war as actively and energetically as their I comparatively weak organization will per I mlt- The rallying cry of this campaign will be tno popular election of United State3 Sen ators. They realize, it is said, that that question can bo llttlo affected this jear bv an expression of Virginia's opinion, even it that opinion should bo favorable to tbe proposition to elect United States Sena tors by popular vote. In spite of this, how over, the anti-Martin faction and the fol lowing represented bv the somewhat active Reform League believe that agitation is the only means by which their purposes can be accomplished. r"or that reason the seem determined to emphasize the question with all possible Intenslt during the com ing campaign. For that reason also the present Governor of Virginia has been nre- 1 vailed upon to enter the race against the astuto political manager whom Mr. Tyler (will endeavor to displace In tbe United States Senate. The attitude of Governor Tjler in an nouncing his candidacy Is thought to be consistently In keeping with his earlier political activities. It Is remembered that he has for years kept In closo touch with what is termed the plain peop'e; and It is remarked that ho would become the natural logical leader against the political regime now typified in tho Martin man agement. Mr. Tler is also thought to be popular with the agricultural classes be cause of his personality and expressed Go to Chaiitamiua Via Pennslanla itailroad excursion, 7.55 a. m. train, Jul) 25; $10 round trip. L and proved sympathy with the farming In terests of the State. It Is generally con ceded that the advantages ot the Imme diate situation rest clearly with Mr. Martin. Whether conditions will change be fore the election of the Legislature is a question that may not easily be determined. The whirligig of politics spins round as rapidly in Virginia as elsewhere, and few, for that reason, may tell what a day may bring forth. The Interesting point in the contest is what will be the Immediate and dtrect effect upon the Democratic party in Virginia on account ot tho agitation ot a question tho ultimate decision ot which rests with both the Federal Congress and tho Legislatures of each State in the Union. For that reason, if for no other, the com ing contest between tho two factions In the Democratic primaries and the Demo cratic conventions in the various counties will bo watched with no little" Interest by many persons outside, as well as Inside, tho limits of the Old Dominion. TO WORK QOEBEL'S DEFEAT. A Widely Circulated Petition for n -New Ticket in KentncUy. Louisville, July 15. While there is very little talk about tbe movement looking to the holding of another Democratic State convention in Kentucky, plans- are being prosecuted which will almost surely re sult In a bolters' ticket. During the past two weeks tbe antl-Goebel sentiment has been ranva3sed in a cursory way in every county In the State, and the leaders In this movement are now convinced that if the cannot put out a ticket that will win-cext November they can at least put out one which will encompass the defeat of Goe bel. There is to be a mo3t Important and significant conference along this line at Mount Sterling, Ky., Monday. It is under stood that some prominent Demo.ratie leaders will either be in attendance upon this meeting or will be under cover to ad vise its movements. A copy ot a peti tion which is now in circulation in every district In the State was seen here this afternoon. It read3 as follows: To Whom It May Concern: Ave, the undersigned "Democrats of Kentucky, opposed to the pulitkal methods of S-emtor "Will iam (loebel, nominee o! the so-called Democratic State Convention held in Louisville, hereby en dorse the proposition ot the Joe Blacltbutn Dem ocratic Club of IiOumtlle. askiog that the goctl Dcmocratls of everv county in the State get to gether and name three Democrats who shall at tcrd a conference to be held at some future time and place to consider the expediency of puttin; another Democratic ticket in the held in the State of Kentucky which all true Democrats con support. From the best sources of information obtainable it is learned that these petitions are to bo sent into every city, town, and county in the State for the purpose of get ting signatures. "Already thousands have signed them, nnd it is believed by those engineering the plans of the bolters, fully 50,000 signatures will have been obtained by the middle ot August. CAMPBELL AND BUTAN. The- Former Governor ;?aln Vctive In Unckeye Stnte Politic. Cleveland, July 15. The anti-Bryan plot In Ohio deepens. ltis now reported, that former Governor Campbell Is one ot the . . . n conspirators. The former Governor an- nounces that he Is In politics again. This Is a surprise in Ohio, for in spite of the rumors that came "West from New York city that he had joined with Tammany Hall, Senator Gorman, Senator Daniel, and others to capture tbe next Democratic Na tional Conveationrthe Democrats of Ohio believed tho Governor was out ot politics Now, however, for some unforeseen rea son, Mr. Campbell has changed his mind and has decided to re-enter politics. What Is more, he has come out for McLean for Governor. Ills mass convention In Butler county the other day endorsed McLean, and again yesterday, at the senatorial con vention In Hamilton, that rart cf the con vention (there was a bolt) In which his delegates sat endorsed John R. McLean's ccntn.ct or even to read It. Mr. MacKIn candidacy for the Democratic nomination, j non gald tne cniy complaint that cojld bs This action has caused a political sensa- ,, . , t(, m. e SI1u,i., an! tlon in Ohio. Campbell's Influence will not help In the nomination of Br an and the reaffirmation of the principles of the Chi cago platform, but quite the contrary. The circumstances surrounding his return to politics make a good basis on which to ar gue inductively of the rumors regarding the conspiracy between Tammany. Gor man, McLean, Harrison, and others to be tray Bryan and the silver issue. COLUMBIA AT NEWPORT. The Date of Her Cup Itaoe AM-.li the Defender .Net set Set. Newport, R. I., July 15. The cup de fender Columbia arrived here short'y after 12 o'clock today, and dropped anchor back of the torpedo station. Sho came In under her own sail, and was preceded by her tender, the St. Michaels. As soon cs the anchor was dropped Mr. C. Oliver Iseltn came ashore formal! and telegrams. She will go to Bristol on Monday. When she will race off her series with the De fender for tbe cup offered by th Newport Yacht Racing Association has not been et decided. The regatta committee is await ing the return of Ralph N. Ellis, probab y on Monday, when all arrangements will be completed. FOR STRANGLING A WOMAN. A SoldlerMn n crlon IMIi-ht at ,cvv- port News. Newport News, July 13. Lewis August, a member ot Battery G, Fourth Artl'.lery, has been arrested charged with the murder of Minnie Fargo, who was suffocated it Phoebus Friday night. It Is charged that I August's Initials appear on the si k hand- ktrchlef with which tne woman was strangled. He belonged to one of the Pennslvania regiments which took part In the late war, and calls Sbamokin his home. When mustered out he enlisted In the artillery branch of the Regular Army, and was assigned to Battery G, Tourth Ar tiller. THE ALASKA BOUNDARY. American Me-lnher of the Joint Cum niiitHtoii Are to Meet Here. John W. Foster, one of the members of the Canadian-American Joint High Com mission, returned to Washington je.ter day, and held a conference with Secretary Hay regarding the postponement of the re assembling of that body, which adjourned to meet at Ottawa on the 2d of August. A meeting of the American membars will be held early next week upon the return of Senator Fairbanks, who has been in Alaska Investigating the subject of the boundary between that territory and Brit ish America. This conference has been called by Secretar Hay to determine upot a line of action to be pursued by the American members upon the bojndary and other questions at Issue between the two Governments, and to agree upon a date fo. the meeting of the Commission early In the autumn. It vvas decided upon some time ago by the American members of the Commission that the date of meeting of the Commission should be postponed from August 2. but 1 no data having been agreed upon Secre tary Hay has not et Informed the lirltish Commissioners when It will be agreeable for the joint conference to reassemble. This data w ill be fixed upon at the confer ence to be held this week between Secre tary Hay and the American members. One l'nrc to liidlniinpollH nail Itetnra In IenUMlnnia Itnllrond. Kor lntcrnatioLAl Convention, Epworth League, at Indianapolis, tickets wdt be sold Jul IS and ID at rate of one fare for the round trip For details, sec ticket agents. BREffllAGilTSTME Complete Tie-Up on Two New England Roads Probable. Labor TrouMe on the Ilostnii auil 31 n I in- and Scvr York, Aevr llnven nnd Hartford Comliipr to n Head Fifteen Tim turn ml Rtuplose L1I.fI to fiult Work-Came of the Inrcit. Boston, July 15. The labor troubles on tho Boston and Maine and New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad systems have reached a stags where a general striko seems probable unless the management ot the roaJa recede from their present posi tion. Tho strike would Involve fiom 12,000 to 13,000 employts, and, if success ful, would result In a, complete tie-up of both systems. The Order of Railway Teleg raphers Is responsible for the present phase of the situation. In seeking the adjustment of what the members consider grievances. But the employes of other departments also have grievances and will probably aid in a general movement to put the railroad employes of New England In a more favor able situation. It is interesting to note that many of tho big roads of other parts ot this country and Canada have already adopted practically the same schedule of jirices that the New England employes are seeking to have adopted. The principal demands of the telegra phers are for a minimum salary of 2 a day for a day's work of a fixed number ot hours, with pay for overtime, tl Is as serted at present that many men who should be classed as telegraphers get as low as J30 to U0 a. month and work from 5 a. m. until late In the evening. The em ployes say they are willing to submit the whole matter to arbitration, provided the railroad companies will agree beforehand to abide by the decision. The management of tho New York, New Haven and Hart ford, and ot the Boston and Maine road3 refuse to recognize the organizations of employes, to sign contracts, or to treat with them In any way, though they say they are willing to take up Individual grievances. The men say the method Is not a success from their standpoint Efforts by the Order of Railway Tele graphers to have grievances adjusted hav ing met with no adequate result, the next step was to get an expression of opinion as to the advisability of a strike from the telegraphers employed on the roads. Those on the Boston and Maine road are practi cally unanimous in favor ot a strike. The. vote has not yet been taken on the Con solidated system. The next step will be to lay the matter before the executive committee ot the American Federation ol Railway Employes. This body will then try to- arrange, a conference with the- roads Involved and, falling- in settling the trou- involved and. falling- In settling the trou- i"- - ."B hDrorau,7M"Vnu1'1u k?ii 1 body will then consider the advlsahUltjr 1 of or(jerng a strike. I Every organization of employes ca the I Boston and Maine road made efforts In the . month of June to have their grievances 1 adjusted, but there was little satisfaction given In any case. The alleged treatment cf the Order o Railway Telegraphers by the olficlals-bf the road will serve cs an example for them alL. A committee ot three froni this order, waited on General Superintendent D. W. Sanborn, ot the Boston and Maine on Juna 20 and presented for his consideration a contract drawn by the order. He de: Ine I to consider any contract or any advance ia wages, and the next day the commutes took the case to T. A. MacKinnon, general iTinn.ippr. who also refused to cors der th3 I ., -. - m!,r ,h rn;ll1 . cnnsld.rln and would adjust In Individual cases as fast as the earnings of the road would permit. Tbe committee put forth the a3seit'on t at telegraphers especially got too little pay, but Mr. MacKinnon said that was a matte -of individual opinion. An appsal to Pjes ident Tuttle was also a tailuie. he practi cally refusing to recognize the order as such. Having exhausted all the usual pre liminaries in such a case, a vote of the members wa3 then taken, with the re3ult In favor of a strike. Even a two-thirds vote in favor would have been sufficient to insure the next step. This is to not fy V. V. Powell, President ot the order, of the result of the vote. President Povell U now at his home in Peoria. 111., and It Is not known Just when he will call the miet ing of the federated board. On the New York, New Haven, and Hartford, after tha order had appealed umuccesjfully to subordinate officials. President Powell wrote to Charles P. Clark, President of the road, nsking for a conference. This ha3 not been granted so far a3 can be learned, and If it is refused that road will also be polled. ATHENS' BUSINESS HOUSES. The tSrecinn Capital Imports Nearly nvcrytlilnir It I Ken. The State Department has been fur nished with the following statement re garding the extent and nature of the busi ness houses of Athens by Consul McGln ley, stationed at that place: There aie in vthtns five dealers in bicycles and bicycle "lutings" and fifteen hopa which repair bicycles. There is ro establishment In the city that keeps printing mathiner in stock or that nukes a specultv of that line; but some filteen indi v-iduah"and firms import such machinery and supplies to order, motl from England and (,er man Athens lus over 135 printing houses, about two-thirds of which do lithographic work, and it has hit booVuinderies. The city contains one large furniture faetorv. which is orated by the inmates of an orphan bovs' asvlum. Ksidcs which there are about l"-0 carpenter and joiner shoH that make or repair office and hou-c furniture, but onl twenty make good furniture. Athens has twenty (rood stationery stores, some of whkh tarry very lanrc stks. all deal in office supplies and some in school supplies. The tit contains about fort five liardware stores that deal in stoves, all of which bun either wood, coal, or coke, and nearly all ut which are imported from other countries if Europe. The coiniiai,y that lias tbe monopoly of the (.-as liglittaE in Athens alone s-lls gas stovel tor cooking cr heaticc p-ioses. Murdered and Itohlieil 1 NenroeH. Joplln, Mo., July 15 A murder and rob bery by two unknown negroes at Shoal Creek across the Kansas line occurred Thursday night. John T Terbln and Moss Locke, prominent Galena mining men, were en route to Vtnita, I. T. on horse back Late last night they were stopped by two negroes near Shoal Creek cl03e to Lov.cU Station who forced them to get oft their horses. The negroes opened fire on the white men Locke escaped In the dark ness and got back to Galena this morning. t Searching parties went out aud found Ter- bln's dead body witn two Dunet noies through it The negroes took the white men's horses and escaped. The I'oree of the 'rhirt-llrt. Lexington, July 15. The Thirty-first Regiment, being recruited at Fort Thom as, for service in the- Philippines, now has 257 men enlisted. It is estimated that the regiment will be complete within three wcks. 1.." to Paltlniore nnd lU-turn via II. A. O. Satunlnr and Sundnj. July 11 and IB, good for return until folh winl Mondij' Good on all trains except Itoja Lira ticu.