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tiff was wanton, malicious and unpiovoked, or that it was wanton, or malicious or un
Said defendant denies that by reason of any matter or thing in said complaint
contained plaintiff was severely injured.
As to the allegation In sai 1 complaint contained that the plaintiff suffered great
and extreme bodily pain, humiliation and mental anguish, the defendant has no in
formation or belief upon the subject sufficient to enable him to answer thereto and
placing his denial upon that ground denies that plaintiff suffered great and ex
treme bodily pain, and denies tnat plaintiff suffered great or extreme or any humilia
tion or mental anguish.
Said defendant denies that said plaintiff has been damaged in the sum of $50,000,
or any other sum, or at all.
For a further and separate answer to plaintiff's alleged cause of action this de
fendant "avers: •
That he is informed and believes, and on such information and belief avers that
prior to the second day of April, 1896, tue said plaintiff, H. F. Marshall, and one Don
ald M. Ross and one D. B. Woodworth, conspired together for the purpose of conceiv
ing, devising, maturing and executing an infamous and criminal scheme to blackmail
said defendant and to exact ar.d extort from him money to the extent of sixty thou
tand (?«0,000) dollars.
As defendant is further informed and believes, and therefore alleges, the said
Plaintiff Marshall and said Ross and said Woodworth, in furtherance of the purposes
of said conspiracy, corruptly agreed together that they would represent to thi3 de
fendant that they would publish certain false and libelous statements concerning
him if he would not yield to their shameless demands to pay them said sum of sixty
thousand ($60,000) dollars, and that they would ast and conceal the infamy of their
acts under a proposition 1b sell to the defendant, or from him borrow money upon
mortgage on, alleged mining property somewhere in the northern part of the State of
California, of which said Woodworth claimed to be the owner, and which said mining
property, aa defendant is informed and believes, and therefore avers, is worthless and
without value.
That on or about the day of March, 1896, said Donald M. Ross sought an in
terview with this defendant at his home in the City and County of San Francisco,
State of California. At said interview, and, as defendant is informed and believes and
therefore avers, as devised by said conspirators, and in furtherance of said scheme and
conspiracy, said Ross made to this defendant a pretended proposition to borrow a large
Eum of money from said defendant and to mortgage the said alleged mining property
us security therefor. Said defendant then and there promptly declined to consider
said proposition or to continue said interview; and said defendant avers that he was
not at said time aware of nor did he until afterward learn what he has since been
informed and believes to have been and therefore avers was the real object and pur
pose of said Ross,; nor did he then know of the relations existing between said Ross
and said Woodworth and the plaintiff Marshall, nor of said or any conspiracy to exact
or extort money from him.
On the 2d day of April, 1896, as defendant is informed and believes and therefore
avers, in furtherance of said scheme and conspiracy, said plaintiff Marshall and said
Ross and said Woodworth concocted a certain statement to which said plaintiff Mar
shall on said day made affidavit and in which the name of , this defendant was used.
At said time said defendant was not acquainted with either said Marshall or said
Woodworth, nor had he ever spoken to or held any communication, either orally or
in writing or by any other means, with eitUer of them, nor with said Ross except
upon the said occasion when he refused to deal with said Ross regarding said pre
tended proposition to borrow money on said alleged mining property. Nor did the
defendant thereafter, or at all, either directly or indirectly, make, or offer to make,
receive, or offer to receive, any proposition to or from said plaintiff Marshall, or said
Ross, or said Woodworth or any other person whomsoever regarding any bargain,
deal or transaction having for its purpose the delivery to said defendant, or the pre
vention of the use against the interests of said defendant, of the political or other
power of what is known as the American Protective Association, or any other asso
ciation or party or order by whatsoever name it might be known.
Defendant is further informed and believes, and therefore avers, that in pursuance
of said dishonest and criminal scheme to extort money from him, and in furtherance
thereof, said Donald M. Ross and said D. B. Woodworth did, on or about the 9th day
of Aprii, 1896, go to those certain premises, 850 Market street, in said City and County
of San Francisco, for the purpose of demanding that defendant should pretend to lend
to them on said alleged mining property said sum of sixty thousand ($60,000) dollars,
but that he should in fact then and theie pay to them said sum as hush money to pro
tect himself from their threatened publication of false and untrue libels upoa him ;
and he is further informed and believes and therefore avers that at said time and
place neither said I^^ nor said Woodworth had any note for said sum of sixty thousand
($60,000) dollars, nwfor any other sum, nor any mortgage ou said alleged mining
property, nor, as defendant is informed ana believes and therefore avers, did they, or.
either of them, then and there, or at all, or ever, intend to give any note or mortgage
to said defendant for the pretended loan of sixty thousand ($60,000) dollars, or for any
other sum.
Neither at said time and place, nor at any other time or place, were said Ross or said
Woodworth together or alone, able to obtain an interview with said defendant, except
the single interview of said Ross with said defendant at his residence as hereinbefore
Eet forth.
Defendant avers that between the said 9th day of April, 1896, and the evening of
the 14th day of April, 1896, he was repeatedly informed and advised that a conspiracy
to blackmail and to extort a large sum of money from him was being matured, and
that the consummation thereof was likely to be atttempted at any time; but was un
aware of the nature and details of said scheme and conspiracy, or of the names or iden
tity, or number of the persons engaged in said criminal transaction.
On the evening of the 14th day of April, 1896, the defendant went to those certain
premises, at No. 710 Market street, in said City and County of San Francisco, to call
upon Charles M. Shortridge, an intimate personal acquaintance of said defendant.
Defendant there found said plaintiff, H. F. Marshall, accompanied by a certain man
who was and is unknown by said defendant, but who, as said defendant has since been
informed and believes, and therefore avers, was the aforesaid D. B. Woodworth.
Said plaintiff, H. F. Marshall, sought and obtained a private interview with said
defendant and said Charles M. Shortridge, leaving said Woodworth in an adjoining
room in said premises. Said H. F. Marshall then and there proceeded to, and did,
unfold to «aid defendant the aforesaid scheme of blackmail and extortion, which he,
the said plaintiff Marshall, together with said Donald M. Ross and said D. B. Wood
worth, had devised, and which he was Jben and there attempting to consummate.
During said interview at said time and place said plaintiff Marshall told said de
fendant that he had made an affidavit, referring thereby to said statement made on
eaid 2d day of Aprii, 1896, which said plaintiff then refused to show to said defendant,
but which he, plaintiff, said was in the possession and control of said Wood worth,
Ross and himself, and which said plaintiff then and there falsely and dishonestly
stated to defendant contained wholly and utterly false, untrue and libelous accusa
tions against the defendant.
Said plaintiff then and there told said defendant that if he, the said defendant,
would pay to himself, said plaintiff, said Ross and said Wood worth, the sum of $60,000
they would deliver to said defendant said statement and would then and there agree
with him not to make false or any libelous or other charges against him.
Said plaintiff then and there mentioned said alleged mining property, but upon
being questioned by said defendant said plaintiff admitted that said mining property
was a very immaterial element in the infamous and shameless proposition which he
was then making to eaid defendant, and that his real object was to induce the de
fendant to pay to said plaintiff, Marshall, and his co-conspirators the sum of $60,000 as
hush money.
Said plaintiff then and there informed said defendant, both by direct statement
and indirect suggestion, that if said money was not paid by said defendant, said
plaintiff and his co-conspirators would publish, or cause to be published, in certain
newspapers in said City ana County of San Francisco, said false, dishonest, perjured
and libelous charges which he then falsely and without truth represented to the de
fendant were contained in said statement, dated on said 2d day of April, 1896;
and said plaintiff then and there further insinuated, suggested, intimated and
threatened, that unless said money was paid, as aforesaid, other false and untrue
statements, slanders and libels of said defendant and of his personal and political as
quaintances and associates, would be maliciously published by said plaintiff and his
co-conspirators and by them spread throughout the State of California and elsewhere.
Said defendant thereupon questioned said plaintiff closely and thereby and from
the statements, suggestions, intimations and innuendoes of said plaintiff ascertained
that said plaintiff and his co-conspirators were engaged in a deliberate, concerted and
determined attempt to commit the crime of extortion upon and to blackmail said de
fendant, and that said Woodworth was then waiting in au adjoining room to assist
Raid plaintiff in the present accomplishment of said crime.
Said defendant is informed and belie ye& and therefore avers that at said time said
Woodworth was armed with a deadly weapon, to wit, a pistol, and that said plaintiff
knew that fact and relied upon it and upon the presence and pnysical strength of said
Woodworth to protect and aid him in the carrying out of said scheme or in the com
mission of any crime which he, the said plaintiff, might then and there attempt to
commit, and that said plaintiff also expected said Ross as his further assistant on said
Said defendant further avers that as soon as he became aware of the infamous pur
pose of said plaintiff and his said associates and co-conspirators and of their presence
and expected presence at said time and place he charged said plaintiff with attempt
ine to commit the crime of extortion, and characterized his proposition to sell to him
said affidavit or to publish the same to be blackmail, denounced each ami all of the
statements which said plaintiff then and there asserted were contained in said affida
vit as utterly and wholly false and untrue, and told said plaintiff that he and each of
bis said co-conspirators was a villain, a blackmailing scoundrel lost to all sense of
shame and a disgrace to humanity.
Thereupon said plaintiff, H. F. Marshall, arose quickly to his feet and placed his
right hand upon or within bis right hip pocket as though to draw a weapon therefrom.
Said defendant belie vine and having cause to believe from said action and movement
of said plaintiff that he was armed with a deadly weapon with which he was then and
there about to attack said defendant, he, the said defendant, in self-defense immedi
ately struck the said plaintiff several times with sufficient force to prevent his threat
ened attack or his using any weapon upon the defendant, or of committing any further
assault or other crime. Said defendant avers that said blow and blows were necessary
fGr bis own defense against the present and probable attempt of said plaintiff to com
mit a crime or to attack or do some great bodily injury to said defendant, and to resist
tbe same, and that each and all of defendant's said acts were justifiable and necessary
to check and restrain and prevent the further prosecution by said plaintiff and his co
conspirators of their criminal scheme and conspiracy to extort money from him, and
from their pursuing and persisting in their and each of their attempts to commit said
As a further and separate defense to plaintiff's alleged cause of action, and ad
dressed particularly to that portion of plaintiff's complaint wherein he alleges that be
Buffered humiliation and mental anguish and that he was damaged in the sum of fifty
thousand- dollars by reason of the defendant's lawful resistance to said plaintiff's
criminal acts and in mitigation of plaintiff's alleged damages, tne defendant avers:
That on said 14th day of April, 1596, when plaintiff exposed to this defendant
plaintiff's own perfidy in bis proposed shameless and criminal scheme and conspiracy
witb said Ross and said Woodworth, and when plaintiff then and there threatened
the defendant that unless he would yield to the demand of said plaintiff and his co
conspirators to pay to them said sum of sixty thousand ($60,000) dollars, said plaintiff
and his said co-conspirators would publish false, libelous and untrue statements con
cerning said defendant, said defendant, well knowing the falsity and utter lack of
truth of the statements which plaintiff threatened to publish, did cxc crate and de
nounce said plaintiff as a villain and blackmailing scoundrel, lost to all sense of
shame, and when said plaintiff arose to his feet and placed his hand in or upon his
right hip pocket, as hereinbefore alleged, said defendant in his just and justifiable
iudignation and in the heat of the moment did strike said plaintiff, but no more
violently than the circumstances as hereinabove set forth fully warranted.
Defendant is informed and believes and on such information and belief avers that
on and since said 14th day of April, 1896, said plaintiff has repeatedly been charged
with having entered into a conspiracy with said Ross and said Woodworth to extort,
and with having attempted to extort the sum of sixty thousand ($60,000) dollars from
said defendant by the blackmailing devices as in this answer set forth; avers further,
that at all of said times and to sundry persons plaintiff has, under oath aud otherwise,
admitted that he had so conspired with said Ros3 and said Woodworth, and had at
tempted to extort said sum from defendant; and avers further that at all of said times
and places and to said persons plaintiff has admitted under oath and otherwise, that
each and every statement, suggestion or innuendo, whether contained in said affidavit
dated on the 2d day of April, 1896, or made elsewhere, or by any other person, or at
any other time to the effect that said defendant had ever directly or indirectly made or
offered to make, received or offered to receive any proposition to or from said Marshall
or said Ross or said Woodworth, or any other person whomsoever regarding any Dar
gain, deal or transaction having for its purpose the delivery to said defendant, or the
prevention of the use against the interests of said defendant of the political or other
power of the American Protective Association, or of any other association or party or
order, is wholly and utterly untrue, and without the least foundation of fact.
And this defendant avers that any statement whether made in said affidavit or
not, and whether made by said plaintiff or by any other person, to the effect that he,
the said defendant, had ever negotiated with a view of making, or had ever made any
deal or bargain with any of the persons mentioned in said affidavit dated on said
2d day of April, 1896, or with any person or persons, whereby it was intended to
deliver over to said defendant or to protect him or any other person from the exercise
of the power of said American Protective Association, or of any other association or
party or order by whatsoever name it might be known, is wholly and utterly false
and untrue and without the least foundation in fact.
Wherefore defendant prays to be hence dismissed with his costs.
DELMAS & SHORTKIDGE, Attorneys for Defendant
Sworn to by John D. Spreckels, on August 10, 1896, before Milton S. Latham.
Fierce Wind and Torren
of Water Swoop Down
on Omaha.
Thoroughfares Blockaded by the
Torn- Up Trees and Other
Great Damage to Windows and Roofs
Everywhere, but No Casualties
Are Reported.
OMAHA, Nebb., Aug. 15.— This city was
to-night treated to a miniature cyclone,
which played havoc with window-lights,
broke down shade trees and demolished
fences, chimneys and outbuildings. Tbe
clouds gathered in tbe northeast a little
before 6 o'clock, and swept down upon the
city with very little warning. Almost
two inches of rain fell in half an an hour,
and the downpour was accompanied by
bail. The wind-gauge at the weather sta
tion showed a velocity of fifty-six miles
an hour.
Every building in the business portion
having a north exposure suffered from
the violence of tne tempest. The Cotton
ice-house at East Omaha was entirely de
stroyed, and fences and the grandstand
at the old fair grounds suffered seriously.
At Debolt station, on the Eikhorn road,
the roof was carried away while the oper
ator was at work. He escaped without in
jury. Lightning struck in several places,
but so far as can be ascertained to-night
no one was killed. The Union Pacific oar
shops suffered severely from the hail. The
large skylights are devoid of glass. But
the greatest damage wa3 in the old resi
dence portion of the city, where the streets
are lined with stately shade trees. Some
of these thoroughfares are well-nigh im
passable, so blockaded are they with limbs
of trees, and in some instances with trees
Terrific Storm Reported in. the Central
Portion of the State.
DES MOINES, lowa, Aug. 15.— Central
lowa, in a territory which included fifty
miles in every direction from this city,
was swept by a territic storm this evening.
To-night wires are down and railroads
under water are washed out in all direc
tions. The damage cannot be estimated.
One and a half inches of rain fell in ten
minutes in this city. At other places it is
reported even heavier. At Stuart, sixty
miles west, a high wind blew trees down
and did considerable property damage;
but there was no cyclone, as at first re
ported. Trees were blown across the rail
roads and all wires are down.
The Coon, Skunk and Beaver rivers are
all out of their banks, the Coon and Skunk
in places being five miles wide. The
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul bridge
across the Coon at Dawson was taken out.
The track is under water for miles, and
there are numerous washouts, some of
them half a mile. Along the Chicago
and Great Western conditions are even
worse. A train from Kansas City came in
during the storm that had run six mile.)
on a track that was submerged. The
Wabash train from the south came in after
the storm with a similar report. The
water has washed away an immense
amount of grain in stacks and shocks, and
will add to the ruin of crops that has been
wrought by previous storms. There has
been no report of loss of iife thus far.
COUNCIL BLUFFS, lowa, Aug. 15.— A
furious windstorm, accompanied by a
deluge of rain and bail, struck here about
6 o'clock this evening. Considerable dam
age was done, outbuildings, trees and
fences being blown down in many parts of
the city. The hailstones were the largest
seen in this part of the country for many
years, some of them measuring six inches
in circumference, breaking many win-
dows in the northern portion of the city.
Paved and unpaved streets were badly
DENISON, lowa, Aug. 15.— 1n a heavy
rain and thunder storm lightning struck
the barn of William Goodrich, killing a
team of horses. Ward Cramer was stand
ing within ten feet of the horses and a
horse was in the next stall, but neither
was stunned. A little hail fell, but did
no damage.
Succeeded by a fierce Gale and Heavy
LINCOLN, Neb., Aug. 15.-This was the
hottest day of the season in Lincoln, the
Government station thermometer regis
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tering 98, while those on the streets went
as high as ID.>. Toward evening ugly look
ing cloud^came up from the northeast and
a fort^Kfave mile an hour gale blew for an
hour. Later in the night there was a
heavy fall of rain. No damage was done
in the city.

One Person Killed and Two Persons Se-
riously Injured.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Aug. 15.— Word
reached here to-day from Berea, Ashley
County, that the Methodist church at that
place was yesterday razed to the ground
by a hurricane when tilled with a congre
gation, instantly killing W. W. Cochran
and dangerously wounding Rev. J. J. Col
son, the pastor, and Rev. J. W. VanTrease
of the Palestine Methodist Episcopal
Church, and indicting painful wounds on
several other people.
Oil Tanks Struck by Lightning.
LIMA, Ohio, Au<r. 15.— Early this
morning lightning struck a 36,000-barrel
oil tank on the Kemper farm, three miles
south of here, owned by the Standard Oil
Company. It was situated in a group of
such tanks, and the fire communicated to
three others. The fire was not under con
trol until uoon. The loss is between
$75,000 and $100,000.
Great lieiult* Accomplished During the
I. nit Six "Sears.
PITTSBURG, Pa., Aug. 15.— An army
of 300,000 has been saved from the evils of
intemperance during the past six years.
This will be one of the statements in the
report to be presented next week to the
Keeley convention in Indianapolis by Na
tional Secretary-Treasurer Thomas E.
Barry. The report will also state that
since the last convention there has been a
steady and healthy growth in Keeley
worit in all parts of thejgountry; that tbe
year has Decn marked b^t tbe accession to
the ranks, both as cured men and as con
verts to the cause, of many prominent
men, organizations and newspapers, and
that there has been a total absence of dis
sensions in the ranks of the State and
local leagues throughout the country.
Correspondence received at National head
quarters indicates tha"t, notwithstanding
the political activity, the convention will
be the largest in the history of the league.
fatal Railroad Wreck.
PARKERSBURG, W. Va., Aug. 15.-
Engineer Romp of the flier going west,
Engineer Johnson of the fast freight com
ing east and Fireman Huff were killed
this morning in a collision at 'lorch, on
the line of the Baltimore and Ohio. The
Southwestern flier was running twenty
five minutes late and was going iifty miles
an hour, and the freight was coming down
Torch Hill when the collision occurred.
Both engines were completely wrecked.
The dead engineers are from Chlllicothe.
Huff lived at Athens. Those fatally hurt
are Jim Overlick and Dick Thompson,
brakemen of tbe freight. Postal Clerk
Organ of Loveland, Ohio, was also seri
ously hurt. The freight crew disobeyed
orders, causing the accident.
A Terrible Tragedy Follows
Family Dissensions in a
Mississippi Town.
D^re Veng?anc3 of a Man Whose
Wifr, He Claims, Had Been Per
suaded to Leave Him
MEMPHIS.Tbnn., Aur. 15.— A deplor
able domestic tragedy took place on
Thursday night near tbe little town of
Clarksdale, Miss., seventy-six miles south
of this city.
• Several years ago a daughter of J. M.
Howard, living near that place, married
W. P. Woods. For a while they lived
harmoniously together, but finally dif
ferences occurred and quarrels became
Woods, who had never been regarded
with favor by the Howard family, felt
very bitterly toward his wife, father and
brothers, whom he accused of poisoning
her mind against him, and finally, when a
few weeks ago she left him, he threatened
to be revenged.
Thursday night he w,ent the house of
the Howards to persuade his wife to re
turn to him. He was ordered away by one
of the Howards, who attempted to enforce
his order, when Woods drew a pistol and
shot him dead. The noise of tbe shot
brought other members of the family to
tbe scene and for a few minutes bullets
flew fast. When the fight was ended it
was found that the father, J. M. Howard,
was mortally wounded. One of the sous,
R. L. Howard, was dead. Another son,
Will, was slightly wounded and Woods
had a bullet in his arm. Woods claims to
have acted in self-defense, but there is
very strong feeling against him in the
Great Britain Demands an Explanation
~ from the Boer*.
LONDON, Enq., Aug. 15.— The \ Sunday
Sun in its ? issue •■ to-morrow -■ will say the
Transvaal ( has \ concluded : a treaty with a
foreign power in contravention of the
Anglo-Boer > convention «of- -: 1884, which
places Great Britain in the control of the
foreign > relations r of : the = Transvaal. ;: The
paper adds that Great Britain has de- i
manded an explanation ! from " the Boer
Government, ', i. -*\ ■ , . V ;\
Hints That a Course of
Vigorous Action Is
Great Britain, France and Rus
sia Seem to Have Reached
an Understanding.
Exhaustive Experiments of the Great
est Importance to Be Made by
the Emperor's Troops.
BERLIN, Germany, Aug. 15.— A note
worthy silence has been observed for sev
eral days past by the semi-official press in
regard to the situation arising out of the
difficulties in the island of Crete, but the
matter, nevertheless, is seriously occupy
ing the attention of the Emperor and his
Cabinet, and it is hinted that a course of
vigorous action is impending, though
what form this procedure i 3 likely to take
it is impossible to say. The position is re
sulting in a sort of dreibund, comprising
Great Britain, France and Russia.
The question oi the blockade of the
island, of Crete has been somewhat modi
fied by the statements madq in the British
House of Commons on Thursday. These
utterances are described by the National
Zeitung as an endeavor on the part of Lord
Salisbury to pour water upon Greek fire.
The Vossische Zeitung, which has all
along been a consistent advocate of the
autonomy of Greece, imagines that the
declarations of Messrs. Curzon and Bal
four indicate the intention of Great Brit
ain to establish the autonomy of Crete,
and expresses the belief that the autonomy
of the island under the guarantee of the
foreign consuls at Canea will be the
eventual outcome of the present situation.
The belief is also growing daily among
the general public that such an outcome
in the Cretan trouble is more lively to be
reached than any other method of settle
ment. Indeed, any other solution seems
fraught with serious risk to all concerned.
A dispatch was received here from
Athens to-day to the effect that the Greek
Government circles are now more sanguine
that a speedy and satisfactory settlement
of the Cretan issue will be reached, and
this dispatch tends to strengthen the
idea of it being settled through the grant
in? of autonomy to the island.
This year's autumn maneuvers in Si
lesia and Saxony will be of special and pe
culiar interest and importance. Exhaus
tive experiments on tactical grounds will
be made. In consequence of the dis
solving tendency of the modern combat,
tactical forms are to be found which will
tend to minimize or counteract the effects
of this dissolving tendency on the troops.
Latter-day inventions in the strategic do
main are to be tested in a practical man
ner by massing numbers of troops, and
new problems in field tactics are to be
Tnese new experiments are of so much
importance, as has been realized by the
army commanders, that Germany, for in
stance, cannot longer rely upon enforcing
successes by overwhelming numbers. We,
therefore, find the German army seeking
to preserve its supremacy by other means.
For instance, the marching tempo will be
accelerated to make the material, the body
of troops, more mobile and easier to han
dle. At present the troops march one
kilometer in eight to ten minutes. This
time is to be reduced.
The bicycle is to be used to a larger ex
tent than formerly, and especially the tel
egraphic field service is to be brought to a
point of nicety and perfection. Tne cav
alry is to be fitted out with telegraphic ap
paratus from the same abundance as was
tried in 1891 during the maneuvers at
Dachen and in Bavaria. Special care will
be taken that tbe cyclists speedily repair
wires cut by the enemy.
Another, and, indeed, very important
innovation, will be established lor this
year's maneuvers — an absolutely independ
ent supreme commander of the maneuv
ers, who willdirectthe operations. Colonel
Schieffen, chief of the grand general
staff, will direct the maneuvers according
to the Kaiser's orders. From the com
mencement of the maneuvers, on Septem
ber 8, to the end of the operations, on
September 12, the opposing armies will be
as though in a state of actual warfare?
Each party will have its own supreme
commander, and there is to be no adjust
ment of positions at the end of the day's
operations. The troops will occupy next
morning exactly the position they
secured on the previous day. There will
be no time fixed when the day's opera
tions must terminate on any day and they
may be continued through the night.
For this purpose the Kaiser has ordered
that no banquets or fetes from the com
mencement of operations to the end be
But the climax of interest will be
reached probably on the last days of the
maneuvers. The operations will com
mence near Gorlitz and terminate neat
Bautzen. Something like two-thirds of
the way from Gorlitz to Bautzen lies
Hochkirch, where Frederick the Great was
so disastrously defeated on October 14,
1751 by the Austrians.
The following royalties will attend the
maneuvers: The King of Saxony, Field
Marshal Prince Regent of Brunswick,
Princes Leopold and Ludwig of Bavaria,
F;eld Marshal Prince George of Saxony,
Prince Nicholas of Wurtemburg, Arch
duke Otto of Austria, Prince Eugene of
Sweden and the Duke of Genoa.
The Emperor has been so much bene
fited by his sojourn at Wilhelmshohe that
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he has resolved to prolong his stay there
as long as possible.
It is alleged that the crisis over the
chancellorship has been removed, in ac
cordance with the dispatches of last week,
which stated that Prince Hohenlohe
womd not retire from the Chancellorship
for some time to come. The National
iieitung, however, learns that the recent
conferences between the Emperor and
Prince Hoheniohe have not resulted in
such a clearing up of political affairs as
would preclude the prospect of a number
of changes in the personnel of the Minis
try after the visit of the Czar to Germany
in September.
The Emperor some time ago commis
sioned Professor Kolitz, director of the Art
Academy at Kasset, to paint the portraits
of his sons, Crown Prince Wilhelm and
Prince Eitel Frederick, in the uniforms of
their Austrian regiments.
The pictures are intended as presents to
Emperor Francis Joseph of Austria upon
the occasion of the monarch's sixty-sixth
birchday, which will occur on August 18.
The German warships Saxsen, Blitz and
Koenip Wilhelm made a successful pas
sage through the Holtenau lock of the
Baltic canal last night on their way to
sea, the object being to test the strategic
value of the new waterway.
The Filibustering Steamer Is Stopped by a
Revenue Cutter as She Is Leaving
Jacksonville, Fla.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Aug. 15.— The
steamer Three Friends left Jacksonville
last night presumably on a filibustering
trip to Cuba. It is said that a great quan
tity of munitions was in the hold of the
vessel covered by coal.
At 3 o'clock this afternoon the Three
Friends reached the mouth of the St.
Johns and tried to cross the bar, but
found the passage barred by the United
States revenue cutter Boutwell. Captain
Kilgore ordered the Three Friends to come
to and order was obeyed. A lieutenant
was then sent on board the Three Friends.
The suspected filibuster has remained
at the bar in charge of the lieutenant, and
it is not known when she will be released.
The revenue cutter Boutwell came ud to
Jacksonville to-night. Captain Kilgore of
the Boutwell and Captain N. B. Broward
were at once brought ashore. Captain
Broward was asked if he was under arrest
and he said he was not.
He was then asked where was the Three
Friends and he said: "Down the river,
with the mate in charge." Captain Brow
ard did not think there would be any
trouble and he emphatically said : "I have
nothing on board except coal and ship
On the steamship Seminole, which ar
rived this morning from New Yorfc and
Charleston, were twenty-five Cubans, who
boarded the vessel at Cnarleston and who
were to have been put off at Mavport,
where, it is presumed, they were to make
connection with the Three Friends this
The stopping of the Three Friends, how
ever, knocked the scheme in the head,
and instead of landing the men the Semi
nole had to bring them up to the city. At
the dock they were met by Dr. Romero
and other Cuban sympathizers and were
taken from the dock to some place in the
Merc Tork't Unparalleled Death 8011.
NEW YORK, N. V., Aug. 15.— Dr. Roger
S. Tracy, Register of Vital Statis
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ending at noon today there were
1810 deaths in the city, 552 be
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age. Of these deaths 651 were due to sun
stroke, swelling the death rate to 48.65—
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