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MAYSVILIiE, KY., MONDAY, NOVEMBER 33, 1896.
No Easy Tasktb Crush the Cu
k-rco that tho Gu-
iis forces into nu-
wis and inflicting
tiacto 1ms given
IS FALLING BACi ON ARTEMISIA.
Hundreds of Ills Ti opg Bointr Sick or
Woundcd-Gcnoral fiopue' Moving Into
Snntn Clara I'rovln v tViHl tlio Inten
tion of Threatening IfoLnii-ltuinors of
nn Arinigtlcc OthtlcuLn Wnr News.
Key "West, Fla., N0f 23. Advices
from Havana by tlL steamer Olivctto
confirm tlio statement hat Captain
General "Weyler hasi tterly failed in his
campaign against J wcojj in Piuar del
Rio proviucos. i
No exact nown is a tamable in regard
to the movements of l'accb, but roports
received in Havana
ban chief has divided
merous bands, wilid
harrassing tho Spanif;
strict orders for his tneii not to engage
in a pitched battio, a the supply of am
munition is short.
Wevler's troops In ivo suffered great
hardships siuco tho campaign was be
gun, owing to tho m weather and con
tinual attacks of thq insurgent bands.
In cousequenco of tlio hardships of tho
campaign 1,700 sici. Spanish soldiers
have been sent to Canilalariu. Over half
tho members of Woylcr's staff aro ill
and have been sent back to Havana.
"Weyler is falling baak, aud will estab
lish headquarters at Artemisia.
Tho feeling is bitteiin Havana against
"Weyler, because of Ms failure to crush
Maceo, and it is opciily stated that ho
will bo succeeded byGem'ral Pando as
soon as tho latter n.-rives with ro-cn-forcements.
Tho outlook for Sppn as considered
most gloomy, and nnpy Havana busi
ness men aro openly saying that tho
mother country ought to let tho island
go. Tlio insurgents aro very activo in
the province east of Havana, and aro
steadily working their way westward.
A train which loft Cardenas was
forced to return becauso of tho great
number of insurgents crossing tho
track. Theso insurgents aro 6aid to bo
the advance guard of General Gomez,
who is now reported in Santa Clara
province with 14,000 men and steadily
marching westward. It is behoved in
Havana that Gomez intends to effect a
concentration of a largo number of in
surgents near Havana.
Roports received in Havana from
Santiago do Cuba stato that tho town of
Victoria do Las Tunis in that province
is beleaguered by a strong force of in
surgents. This is ono of tho most im
portant places in tho province, and tho
Spaniards havo a great quantity of mu
nitions and hospital supplies stored
Undo Sam Slay Offer a Peaceful Solution
of tho Trouble.
New York, Nov. 23. A special to
Tho Herald from "Washington says:
"Appreciating that the return of Gen
eral Weyler from his present campaign
without mailing any headway against
Maceo s forco will greatly aggravate an
already critical situation in Cuba, offi
cials and diplomats in "Washington, have
been earnestly discussing for several
days various plans for relieving tho situ
ation. "Tho question of a Spanish-Cuban
armistice has been widely discussed. If
tho conditions will admit, there is every
reason to believe the administration will
exercise its good offices to bring about
an armistice m tho event that affairs bo
como more critical becauso of an unsuc
cessful campaign against Maceo.
"It is understood that one form of
peaceful intervention which Consul Gen
eral Leo has proposed to the authorities
hero contemplates tho use of tho good
offices of tho United States to bring
about a modus vivendi for a sufficont
time to enable negotiations to bo con
ducted for securing tho independence of
Cuba by purchase, tho United States
guaranteeing tho payment of tlio debt.
General Leo has not advised the immed
iate adoption of this plan, believing
there would havo to bo a cliango in tho
situation boforo it could to put into
Wouldn't Convict Them.
New York, Nov. 23. The jury in
tho caso of Emilio Nunez of tho Cubaii
junta and Captain Dickman of tho
steamer Laurada, who wero accused of
violating tho neutrality in engaging in
a hostilo expedition to Cuba, reported a
disagreement in tho United States dis
trict Court Saturday, and vera dis
charged. It is understood that tho jury,
which was out all night, stood five for
conviction and seven for acquittal.
May Ileturn For Ilia Health.
Madiud, Nov. 2"3. "Wliilo it is offi
cially denied tluat Captain General
"Weyler will shortly roturn to Spain
from Cuba, tho semi-official Epoca ad
mits that ho will possibly return, "ow
iug to tho unhealthy season."
Tlicso Dispatches Conto From Havana and
Are Spanish Censorship Ne.
Havana, Nov. 23. Tho first definite
news from Captain General Weyler
Binco ho has taken tho field in person in
Pinar del Rio was secured by the corre
spondent of El Liberal of Madrid in "
interview with tho captain general at
Joca, near San Cristobal Saturday.
General "Woylor asserted that ho was
highly pleased with tho rosults of his
campaign in Pinar del Rio so far. Hfo
announced that he expected t,o renaain
to conduct activo operations in Pinar
del Rio province for 15 or 20 days longer,
"Wait until Christmas. By that dato
wo shall havo dealt a mortal blow to tho
When asked about tho whereabouts of
Antonio Maceo, Goneral "Woyler replied
that ho was southwest of tho railway
lino and that ho always avoided on en
gagement with tho Spanish troops even
when ho occupied an advantageous posi
tion. In closing tho interview General
Weyler praised tho deportment of tho
troops in his command. Ho also ex
pressed delight with tho success of
Spain's internal loan.
Important news from tho south coast
of Pinar del Rio is now awaited in viow
of General Weylcr's now movements w
FIRST DEGREE MURDER.
William Unas, th Hoy Murderer of Cin
cinnati, Condemned to Die.
Cincinnati, Nov. 23. William Haa:,
tho boy murderer, who killed Mrs. Bra-
der, tho wife of a fanner at Covedalo, a
settlement back of Prico Hill, last July,
has been found guilty of murder in the
first degree, tho .penalty of which is
This decision was handed down by
Judges Evans and Wilson in tho crim
inal court Saturday, they having joint
ly heard tho ovidenco in tho caso, and
fixed tho degreo of Haas' crimo, ho hav
ing entered a plea of guilty to tho in
dictment for murder found against him.
Thero is a statutory provision in tho
criminal codo of this state which pro
vides that in caso of a 'person coming
into open court and pleading guilty to
tho killing of another, tho presiding
judgo shall hear all the ovidenco in tho
case, and decide upon tho degreo of
lioinicido he is guilty of. This provision
places upon tlio presiding judgo a re
sponsibility crashing in its weight as an
uvalanoho, and heavier to a conscienti
ous man than a mountain of granito.
Judgo Evans accordingly called to his
assistant Judgo Moses F. Wilson, and
tho two heard tho evidence and to
gether framed tho verdict which will
lead tho youthful murderer to tho chair
at Columbus whero death will come to
him on tho swift whips of electricity, as
tho result of his tcrriblo crime.
In this Haas will havo the distinction
of being tho first in this stato to bo ox
cuted under tho legislative enactment
doing away with hanging and provid
ing for tho infliction of tho death pen
alty by tho moro modern electric chair.
FEAR ANOTHER BRITISH RAID.
Franco mill Germany Alarmed Over a
llritlsh Expedition ill Went Africa.
London, Nov. 23. A great deal of ex
citement has been aroused in West Af
rican circles by a mysterious expedition,
which is being arranged by tho Royal
Niger company, which has massed
1,000 native troops at Lokoya, on tho
river Niger, and at Ibo, on tho Benuo,
while about 30 British officers havo
sailed to take command of this forco.
Tho trouble in theiEmpiro Sokoloto,
which is tho largest and most populous
in all tho Soudan, and which is under
tho control of tlio Niger company, calls
attention to tho career of tho remark
able negro adventurer Rabah, who,
from being a slave of Zobehr Pasha, has
becomo chieftain of tho Central Soudan,
having conquered snltanabo after sul
tanate. Ho lives in barbaric splendor,
and it is reported that he now intends
to iuvado tho empiro of Kokoto, which,
being within tho British sphere, prob
ably led to tho formation of their expe
dition. THE TOLLGATE RAIDERS.
Flvo More Poles Chopped Down in Ono
Night In Kentucky.
Versailles, Ky., Nov. 23. Five moro
tollgates in Woodford county wero
chopped down shortly after midnight
Saturday morning. At tho gate on Troy
turnpike, near Versailles, Allen Jeff, tho
toll receiver, was called out by tho mob,
which demanded that ho furnish tho
axes for tho lawless work. Jeff was
warned not to put back tho polo under
penalty of death.
Every effort is being mado to captnro
tho raiders. Tho authorities are at
work on several clows, which, it is
thought, will lead to tho arrest of ono
or more of the guilty parties. A reward
of $3,000 has been posted for tho nrrest
of tho raiders. All tho turnpikes havo
resumed the collection of toll, and sev
eral of tho officials aro receiving com
munications in oonsoquonco.
WILL REQUIRE A REQUISITION.
Detectives Clark and Hovlns Not Willing
to Go to Williamson, W. Va.
Williamson, W. Va., Nov. 23. De
tectives Clark and Bovius wero expect
ed hero today to answer for tlio killing
of Anderson and James Mounts last
week while tlio former wero attempt
ing to arrest Anderson Mounts.
Owing to tho fooling against tho offi
cers by tho friends or Mounts, neither
of them would lcavo Pinovillo, Ky., and
crpss tho stato lino. It was decided to
secure requisition papers at Charleston
tomorrow on tho coventor of Kentucky.
when tho officers will bo brought hero
for a preliminary hearing.
Lorcnn, tho 3.ycar-old daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Gcorgo Rogers of Quluoy, Ills.,
whllo playing with nor 5.yoar-old cousin,
Nolllo Roddloh, wns struck by a knlttlug
nocdlo in tho hands of tho lattor, Inflict
ing n wound which caused death. Tho
ueodlo ponctratod tho base of tho brain.
On Island crook, W. Va., Mrs. Cynthia
Dolchor, widow, was awakenod by persona
attempting to ontor hor houso. Sho fired
two balls from a Wlnohostor through tho
frontdoor; and tho robbers made a hasty
retro at. Thojc wore, trashed moro than a
mile by bloodstain1 along tho highway.
BRIDGE IEET DOWN
Hayride Party Meet With Death
A DOZEN YOUNG PEOPLE INJURED
Horses, WiiBou and Occupants Fell Fif
teen Feet Into Six Feet of Water Not
One of tlio 1'arty Fscnped Injury Ono
of tho Victims Dcadand Others May Die.
Names of tho Injured.
Birmingham, Ala., Nov. 23. A party
of a dozen young people who left Ensley
City early Saturday night in a wagon
for a hay rido had their merriment
transformed into death and disaster be
fore they had proceeded a milo on their
Ten days ago a new bridge was com
pleted across Villago creek, near Ensley
City. Whilo crossing this structure it
gavo way, precipitating tho wagon nnd
its load of human freight 15 feet below
into the water. Not a person in tho
veliiclo escaped uninjured.
William Shannon, aged 20, was hurt
about tho head, which caused concus
sion of tho brain, from which ho died
Miss Maggie Hartigan was seriously
injured about tho head, and her back
was sprained. It is feared sho will die.
Charlie Earns had his scalp cut open
for two inches and received internal in
juries which may result seriously.
O. L. Shannon, head badly cut.
G. G. Campbell, horribly bruised
about faco and body.
Ed Blackburn, arm broken.
Samuel Brown, leg and head cut.
Miss Ella Jones, cut and bruised in
head and shoulders.
Miss Lulu Williams, bruised.
Miss Annio Williams, faco badly cut.
Miss Nellio Blackburn, bruised.
Eph Bowie, colored, driver, back
Tho cause of tho accident was that
tho stringers of tho bridgo wero too
short and by constant jarring they grad
ually worked oil' tho sills. Tho jar of
tho wagon caused them to fall, letting
the entire span down.
Tho water in tho creek was six feet
deep, so that but for tho timely work of
those least injured, tho young ladies and
those most seriously hurt would havo
Tho coroner is investigating. Thero
is talk of suits for damages against tho
WELL KNOWN ACTOR DEAD.
W. A. Mestayer Dies in New York After
Several Months' Illness.
New Yokk, Nov. 23. After several
months' illness, W. A. Mestayer, tho
well known actor, died Saturday night
of Bright's disease. Mestayer was a
man widoly respected by tho theatrical
profession of tho United States. After
several years' good work ut tho Cali
fornia theater witJi tho lato John Mc
Cullough he camo to New York under
an engagement with E. E. Rico and
played under his management in all tho
principal burlesques pioduced by that
manager for soveral years.
Mr. Mestayer wroto, in conjunction
with James Barton Key, "Tho Tourists
in a Pullman Palace Car" which made
him quito a fortune. This pieco was
followed by other works including
"Wo, Us & Co.," "Toboganning" and
"Tho Grub Bag."
About 10 years ago Mr. Mestayer
married Theresa Vaughn who has been
fulfilling an engagement at tho Boston
museum. Sho arrived in this city last
Tho funeral services will be held in
tho "Littlo Ciiurch Around tho Corner."
Flvo Children Burned to Death While
Their Parents Wero at a Dance.
Hamilton, Mo., Nov. 23. Five chil
dren of Mr. and Mrs. Snyder Ncal, liv
ing five miles north of tho city, wero
burned to death lato Saturday night.
Tho Neal dwelling was burned while
tho parents wero attending n dauco.
When they reached tho burning build
ing tho fathor saw his 11-year-old girl
lying, burning, in tho front door, clasp
ing her 3-year-old brother in her arms.
Tho flames prevented rescue Tho
father foil in a swoon and has been a
raving nianiao over since.
Nor.i, 9 years old, is tho only survivor
of tho firo. Sho says that tho children
at homo, Callio, 13 ; Hattio, 11 ; Willio,
7 ; Olarcuco, 5 ; Julian, 3, mid herself re
tired at tho usual hour in an upstairs
chamber. Tho next shes know tho firo
was coming through tho floor and tho
building was enveloped in flames. Sho
says that all six wero aroused. Sho
rushed to a second story window nnd
jumped to tho ground, calling to tho
others to iouow, as tlio nro mui cue on
escapo by tho stairway. It is thought
tho firo was caused by an incendiary.
CHURCH FACTIONS FIGHT.
A Filched llattlo lu Which a Score of l'co
plo Aro Injured.
Bay City, Mich., Nov. 23. Tho two
factions which has 'oeon dividing St.
Stanislaus Polish Catholic congregation
for tho past 6ix months camo together
yesterday in a pitched battio, in which
clubs and missiles wero used and near
ly a score injured. Tho church was
crowded at 0 o'clock mass when tho
Fr. Bogacki, successor of Fr. Mat
kowski, tho former priest, whoso actions
had divided tho church and led to hos
tilities originally scored tho anti-Mat-koweki
faction for. purchasing a ceme
tery of their own saying they would; bo.
G. W. a FEB2I9.
out oil" from all the ottlces of tlio church.
After tho services, when Fr. Bogacki
started for his house, ho was forced back
into tho church by tho crowd. A squad
of police tried to rush tho priest from
tho church to tho parsonage. A battle
eusucd, many heads wero broken by tho
officers' clubs. Tho priest was pushed
back and finally toward night was es
corted away from the premises.
GEORGE 'w. G. FERRIS DEAD.
ITo Conceived nnd Ilullt the World's Fair
Famous Ferris Wheel.
Pittsburg, Nov. 23. Gcorgo W. G.
Ferris, who conceived and built tho
w o r 1 d famous
Ferris wheel at
tho world's fair
in Chicago, died
at tho Mercy
hospital in this
city at 11 o'clock
of typhoid fever.
His illness has
been brief and it
was only Friday
that ho was taken
to tho hospital.
his system was
greatly run down
by overwork. His wifo camo hero from
Canton, O., Saturday that sho might bo
with her husband in his dying mo
ments. George Ferris was born at Galesburg,
lis., Feb. 14, 185!). When very young tho
family removed to Carson City, Nov.,
and it was thoro that tho young wheel
builder spent tho years of his early boy
hood. In 1870 ho came east. Ho began
n course nt tho Rensselaer Polytechnic
institute of Now York city in that year.
In 1881 ho graduated with high honors.
In 1883 ho accepted a position with tho
Louisville Bridge company of Louis
It was whilo with that company ho
first visited Pittsburg. Ho camo hero to
superintend tho construction of tho
structural stuff to bo u?cd in tho Louis
ville and Nashville railroad bridgo at
Henderson, Ky. After the completion
of tho contract Mr. Ferris engaged in
tlio inspection of structural work on liis
In 1887, whilo pursuing that vocation
independently, tho firm of G. W. G.
Fems & Company of Pittsbnrg was es
tablished. Tlio concern still exists.
In 1880 ho was married to Miss Beatty
of Canton, O. It was in 1892 that Mr.
Ferris conceived tho idea of tho won
derful Ferris wheel that has attracted
tho attention of all tho people of the
world, and which will go down in his
tory as ono of tho greatest wonders of
tho century. Tho monster passenger
wheel, conceived by Mr. Ferris, was
built under his personal supervision in
Funeral Services Held in New York, but
the llurlnl Will Take Mace In Denver.
New York, Nov. 23. Tho funeral
services over tho ronmins of Frank P.
Arbuckle, tho millionaire mine owner
of Denver, who was found dead last
Thursday morning on Eighth avenue,
took placo yesterday in St. Chrysostoms
Protestant Episcopal chapel.
Rev. Thomas H. Sill, tho rector of
tho chapel officiated, assisted by tho
Row Dr. Rich, pastor of tho church of
which tho deceased was n member in
Tho services wero simple and brief.
Tho moro elaborato services will bo held
in Denver when tho remains reach
Mrs. Arbuckle, who arrived in this
city early in tho morning accompanied
by tho nephew of tho deceased, Robert
I. Porter, was present. Richard Ar
buckle, tho dead man's brother, aud
Colonel and Mrs. Frederick Feigo,
whoso guest Mr. Arbuckle was during
his stay here, wero also in attendance.
After tho services tho remains wero
placed in the receiving vault of tlio
chapel and will bo taken to Denver later
in tho week by tho widow and relatives.
TOWN COMPLETELY WRECKED.
Hamilton, Washington, Fntlroly Destroyed
by tho Itecent Flood.
Seattle, Wash., Nov. 23. Probably
tho town in Skagit county to suffer
most by tho flood of tho Skagit river
was Hamilton. Tho town is a complete
wreck. Tho big brick storo building of
Barker & Fontaine is a heap of ruins
and tho goods aro buried under tho fall
of tho walls.
Everything is in a horriblo shapo.
Tho streets aro washed out, sidewalks
gone and tho town is filled with trees,
stumps and rubbish. No lives wero
Tho water was in every houso in tho
lower part of tho town and somo of tho
people wero prisoners upstairs until
Sunday noon, when they wore taken off
Tlio track of tho Seattle and Northern
railway between Wooloy nnd Hamilton
had been almost completely destroyed
and it will probably bo two weeks before
tho road is in good working condition
ugain. Tho loss to up river ranches
will bo heavy as considerable stock was
liiRersoll Not Dangerously ill.
New York, Nov. 23. Colonel Robert
G. Ingersoll, who suffered from an at
tack of sciatica during a recent trip
through Illinois, reached his homo in
this city yesterday. His doctor informed
him that rest is all that is noeded to
bring him back to perfect health. Li
order to obtain perfect quiet, Colouol
Ingersoll has canceled all of his lecture
A man should never loso his temper,
for tho reason that ho is very apt at
uch a time to toll his friends tho truth;
AN OCEAN DISASTER.
Steamer San Benito Wrecked
Off the Pacific Coast.
FORTY-FOUR MEN ON BOARD.
Flvo Drowned, Thirteen Paved nnd
Twenty-Six Are .Still In the I1IkkIii of
the Wrecked Vessel A IIIbIi Sea ItuK
liiK and a Itcsctio Impossible nt This
Time Names of the Drowned.
Point Arkka, Cal., Nov. 23. Tho
steamer San Benito, bound from Taco
ma to San Francisco, went nshoro seven
miles north of Point Arena Sunday
morning. Tlio steamer struck on a
sandbar and broko in two. Tho San
Benito carried 44 men, and during tho
severe storm Saturday night must havo
lost hor bearings. Tho wind blew ter
rifically and a heavy sea was running.
Tho vessel struck about 1 o'clock in tho
morning and an hour later broke just
aft the smokestack.
Boats wero lowered but ono capsized
immediately with five men in it, four of
whom wero drowned. Another boat
with four of tho crew capsized nino
times, losing two men. Three men, by
heroic means, reached shore. Daylight
found tho rest of tho crow clinging to
iho rigging. Such a heavy sea is run
ning that it is impossible to render as
sistance. The drowned aro :
O. W. Scott, first assistaut engineer.
F. Condon, second engineer.
M. Pcndorgast, fireman.
John Sheridan, messenger boy.
Thirteen saved so far.
Captain Smith and 20 others still in
Tho steamer Point Arena reached tho
sceno at 1 1 o'clock yesterday morning
and sent out a boat and by great bravery
and skilled seamanship rescued seven
men, in making u second trip tho boat
was almost swamped and was com
pelled to abandon all efforts on account
of tho great breakers washing over tho
wreck. A wiilor was washed overboard
and reached shoro almost dead. Ho was
revived by a doctor on tho beach.
At 4 o'clock in tho afternoon a sailor
jumped overboard and attempted to
swim nshoro with a line. Tlio shoulder
straps of his lifo preserver broko and tho
man went down.
Lighthouse Keeper Brown and an In
dian named Larazns, William Comproy
and Al Cunningham manned a boat ami
mado two heroic efforts to connect tho
wreck with the shoro with a line, but
Tho steamers Point Arena and Alcazar
aro off tho wreck bnt can render no as
sistance until tlio sea calms.
Both parts of tho ship aro fast in tho
sand 50 feet apart. Tho sailors claim
tho accident was on account of tlio fog
horn not blowing but tho night was
clear and tho light could bo seen many
LAKE STEAMER BURNED.
After I'lvo ltniim Fighting tho Flames tho
Crew Had to Abandon tho Vessel.
HorairroN-, Mich., Nov. 23. The
steamer B. W. Arnold, on firo and aban
doned by her crew, wont nshoro near
tho Salmon Trout river in Lake Super
ior Sunday morning. Tho Arnold left
Dnluth Thursday with a cargo of 800,000
feet of lumber, bound for Chicago, hav
ing in tow tho schooner Mowatt, also
lumber-laden. When off Ontonagon,
Saturday, about noon, firo was discov
ered in the deck load in tlio forward
part of tho steamer.
Tho crew fought tho firo bravely, and
every possible effort was mado to save
tho vessel. Tho work of tho crow was
ineffectual, however, and after five
hours battling with tho flames, they
wero compelled to flee before tho heat,
whicli became unbearable. Tho crow
then boarded tho schooner, cut tho tow
lino and tho burning steamer was al
lowed to drift away. Sho was owned
by tho Mills Transportation company of
Marysvillo, Mich. Her valuation is
placed at $45,000.
It Is Likely to lie Called lu Kxtra Session
by Governor Uradley.
Frankkokt, Ky., Nov. 23. Promi
nent politicians aro visiting Governor
Bradley daily with reference to calling
an extra session of tho logislaturo. Tho
stato affairs need legislation, but thero
is a division of opinion as to tho effect
of an extra session on tho seuatorship.
If no extra session is held Governor
Bradley will appoint a successor to Sen
ator Blackburn, March 4, to servo till
tho next legislature is olected. As tho
governor is prominently mentioned for
tho sonatorship himself tho situation is
an ombarrasing one to him. Thero aro
a half dozen other prominent Repub
lican candidates and Senator Blackburn
will continue to fight to tho last, whilo
tho friends of Secretary Carlislo aro
watching tho situation. It is tho gen
eral opinion that there will bo an extra
session and that thero will bo another
senatorial fight hero this winter.
Eluvon porsons, momborsof. tho families
of Leo Shawl and J. E. Fowlor, woro poi
soned lu Dickson county, Tcnn., by eating
poisoned souso meat which had boon
cooked In a brass vossol. Physicians had
to work vigorously with tho patients, and
Bovornl of thorn aro yot vory slok and not
out of dangor,
Joromlah Gallatin, nwldowor, who Hvos
near Mossillon, O., loft homo to cngago
somo corn buskers. Whon ho roturnod
he found his domoatlo establishment ab
solutely borof t of furniture, carpets nnd
food, aud tho only remaining vestiges
wore a few docre,olt chain.
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