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BRUTES HANGED. THE COMMERCIAL. 48 PACES day opened with the reading of a paper by George W. Bates of Detroit on the negotiable instrument law, designed to secure a uniform law on the subject of commercial paper throughout the United States It drafted by John J. Cranford of the'New! York bar, at the request of the American Bar Association, and has the recommendation Of the conference of commissioners on uniform state laws.

It has now; been adopted by both houses of Congress and 15 states. The reading was followed by a discussion, borers. After the agrarian riots reported in a dispatch to the Associated Press, under date of June 14. the Aorumney plantation replaced natives wita coolies. Yesterday natives attacked the coolies and a riot ensued, which resulted in a victory for the coolies.

The pohce have secured eight of the ring-leaders, who are held pending further developments, which are feared, owing to the general condition of i ROBBED AND MURDERED. Suspected Fate of Wealthy Man, Found Dead in the East River. Dominicans Banished by President Heureaux Preparing for An- other Struggle. FIERCE CONFLICT COMING The Outbreak Started Thursday Nljht by an Attack on Moca, Where the President Was Killed. Cape Haiti en, July 28.

The funeral ot President Heureaux of Santo DomtafO took place at five o'clock last evening; In Santiago de Los Caballeros. There was no disorder. The news of the death of President Heureaux was hardly credited here bjj the people generally until last evening wnen nndouDted connrmauon was re-t ceived. Then there was great rejoicins among the Dominican exiles, many oc whom live in and around Cape Haitien. These exiles, who were driven out ofl their country by Heureaux are now pre paring to arm themselves and enter Sao Domingo, where they expect their chief Don Juan Isidoro Jimenez, to join them.

The Dominican government- is making; preparations on a large scale to maintain itself. An Attack on Moca. Fort De France; July 28. The funeral services over the remains of President Heureaux, which took place at Santiago de Los Caballeros at- five o'clock last-evening, were attended by a large num-ber of people and wre conducted with great solemnity. The body, which had lain in state throughout the day, was buried in the cathedral.

The governor of the province superintended. the public mourning. Yes terday, throughout the island, cannon were fired honriy and flags were placed at half mast on all public buildings. The government has issued a decree ordering, a period of national mourning for nine, days. The city of Santo Domingo is in a state of great unrest and business is entirely -suspended.

The people fear an outbreak, Last night a band of armed men attacked Moca, where President Heureaux was killed, and fired a number of It is reported that the forces supporting the assassin have been augmented considerably. The government has taken measure to put down the threatened In snrrection. ORDERED TO SAN DOMINGO. i The Maciahi, U. S.

Will Protect American Interests, Needed. Washington, July 28. A navel vessel is to be sent immediately to San Domingo. Secretary Hay has made the request that secretary tpng taKe this action, and the Maciahs, now San Juan, and only a day's, run from San Do land. This is a measure of precaution rather than one of necessity at the pret sent time, for Minister Powell has nof suggested any such' action to the gov ernment; still it is deemed well, in-vie of the press reports indicating the dls tuibed condition of affairs, to have a representative of the United States au thority within reach of the minister te protect American interests should the need arise.

Minister Powell cabled ths -State department this morning from Port an Prince, Hiiyti, simply announcing th assassination of Haureaux by some unknown person between one and two o'clock on the afternoon of Tbe Plot Successful Thus Far. Jamaica, July 28. -Advice from Santo Domingo to a Dominican here describe the existence of a well planned and wide-spread plot by adheo eats'-of Jimenez to depose President Heureaux, which it was thought was sun to succeed. The assassination of Pre eident Heureaux is regarded here as as indication of the success of the plot. POISON KILLED HIM.

Cyanide of Potassium Caused the Death ef Clement R. Sherwood. Rockland, Maine, July 28. Prof. Rob inson of Bowdoin, to whom was sent tne stomach of the late C.

R. Sherwood, hai reported that death was caused by cyan ide of potassium. Coroner Jenkins will hold an inquest on the remains today. "TOUCHED" FOR $7,000. Wealthy Citizen of Colcado the.

Victim in a Panel-Game at Chicage. Chicago, July 28. A wealthy westers merchant, whose identity the police die-. guise behind the fictitious name of "George Edwards," was robbed last night of $7,000 through a "panel game" operated in the hous. of Miller in State street.

The money consisted of seven $1,000 bills. This is the largest amount of money ever secured in a similar robbery in the levee district. The Millet woman has been arrested. "Edwards" is a wealthy merchant whose home is not far from Denver. He came to the city yesterday with $14,000 in currency, checks and drafts, and after a brief stay intended to go east and make fall purchases.

-HANNA FIRM SELLING OUT, Big Purchase of Mining Property and Steamers by a Steel Company. Cleveland, July 28. Tbe big transaction, involving the transfer of property worth several millions of dollars from M. A. Company to the National Steel Company, was consummated yesterday.

The sale, according to the best Information obtainable last night, includes the iron-mining property of M. A. Hanna Company in Michigan as well as it fleet of vessels on the lakes. r. This transaction, which is one of the largest of recent years, means that M.

Hanna Company are to retire from the mining and transportation business. It i also -known that the firm te negotiating for the sale ef its coal-mining property in the Pittsburg district to the reeently-fona. ed soft-coal trust VOUXTEEB Washington, July 28. The number el Agistments for the Philippine servics yesterday was 505, making the Ct 6.C23. hPresence of Troops in Cleveland Having a DeprtssinZ Effect on Disturbers of the Peace.

MORE; CARS IN SERVICE. There Has teen No Serious Trouble the Past Two Days Mayor Farley Aroused and Display His Power. Cleveland, July 28. Nearly 48 hours have now elapsed since any riotous de monstration has occurred in connection with" the street-car strike, and the au thorities as a result, are greatly encouraged over the situation. The Big Consolidated officials stated this morning that cars-were being oper-' ated on every line in the system, or 14 in ail.

Even on the Union street line, which runs through a district thickly populated with iron-workers, and where it has generally been believed trouble would inevitably come when an attempt was made by the company to resume operations, cars were running onv schedule this morning, without any trouble, i It is stated that the detectives who have been hunting for the persons who placed nitro-glycerine on the tracks and blew up a Euclid avenue car last Sunday night, have finally secured evidence bearing on the case and will make at least two arrests before nightfall. A re ward of $1,000 will be paid by the Big-Consolidated Company upon th arrest and conviction of the guilty parties. STRIKERS STILL HOPEFUL. Taking Comfort From Several Sources Talk of "Bus Opp osition. Cleveland, July 28.

Business Agent Pratt of the street car men's union said today that not a single desertion had occurred from the ranks of the strikers. He declared that as a result of this, and the fact that lawlessness on the part of their sympathizers had practically ceased, the men felt much encouraged and believed that their battle would eventually be wen. A report, which cannot be confirmed, was widely circulated today that Tom L. or A. L.

Johnson, the former street-car magnates of this city, had shipped from various points to Cleveland a large number of omnibuses and would immediately start lines in opposition to the Big Consolidated street cars. The strikers themselves have In operation a large number of 'bus lines, parallelling some of the more important lines of "the Big Consolidated company. (Continued on Page 2.) SEAWANHAKA CUP RACE. The Wind-Fvorabla 'Today for the Series ot Contests. Dorval, July 28, 1.15 p.

m. Everything points to a race for the Sea-wanhaka Cup this afternoon. There is A moderate southwest breeze blowing, and Glencairn III. and Constance have started for the starting point. Mr.

Dug-gan sailed; Glencairn while Constance was towed up. Duggan will sail Glencairn and Crance Constance. The course will be two 'miles to windward and return, three times over, sailing 12 miles in all. Glencairn's spinaker is larger than that of Constance, giving her a decided before the The officials vantage before the wind. The officials are the same as yesterday.

2 p. m. The boats got away at 1.55. Constance was over the line first, with Glencairn 28 behind. 2.15 p.

m. Both yachtsnow on port tack. Constance still leading and gaining slightly. Constance sailing better to windward. 2.30 p.

Constance turned first windward buoy- at 2.22. Glencairn at 2.27; Constance showing speedy qualities. 2 45 i). m. Glencairn gained rapidly fr.r thp wind with spinaker set.

Con stance turned home buoy 50 seconds ahead of Glencairn, which has further increased sail. 2.53 p. m. Both boats are making for the third buoy to windward. Constance Lhas a good lead.

TYPHOID FEVER EPIDEMICS. Conclusions ot the State Board of Health on Conditions in This Country. Albany, July 28. The State Board of Health, in view of the recent typhoid fever epidemics in Newark and Philadelphia and the general belief that an unusual number of deaths from the fever occurred throughout the country last year, has been analyzing the figures for New York state to find in what localities the disease was especially prevalent. The deaths from typhoid fever have been, compared with those from all causes.

It is noticed that the death rate from typhoid fever in the states of this country where careful records are kept is higher than in certain countries of west Europe. Typhoid fever is usually more prevalent in rurat districts than in cities. The rate in the small towns and country districts in this state was, in 1897, 149, and in 1898, 174 deaths in 10.000. The cities of the state do not all of them have a lower rate than the rest of the state, and the state boards in a tabulation of the death rate figures, groups them for convenience into three blasses, those having a rate below that of the rural districts, those having abont the same rate, and those having a decidedly higher rate. In the first class cities having a low rate of deaths in each lO.OOO deaths in 1897 are placed New York, Brooklyn, Yonkers, Utica and Auburn; in the second class, Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse and Troy, and in the third, Albany, Elmira and Binghamton.

The board Bays that in most of the cities, as in the state at large, there was in 1898 a decided increase of deaths from typhoid fever and Bi of the 12 cities had a higher rate than the rural districts the same year. Rochester and Yonkers alone had a decrease, but in New York and Auburn the increase was slight, The most remarkable increase was in Tro, which on the basisof last year's returns, should rank with Elmira, Binghamton and Albany as unusually exposed to the disease. LAW I.EASCE IX 8KSSION. New York, July -28. The Commercial Law Le rue's session at As bury park to- Cable Dispatches From Gens.

Otis, Brooke and Davis en Recent Events in Their Commands! THE CALAMBA VICTORY. Namts of the Killed and Wounded Given Santiago's Yellow Fever Epidemic is Over. Washington, July 281 The War department this morning received its first official report of the capture of Calamba in th following cablegram from Gen. Otis: "Hall, 1,000 men, captured Calamba, an important strategic position on Laguna de Bay, yesterday, driving out 300 insurgents. Command composed portions 4th cavalry, 21st infantry, Washington volunteers; transported in launches and cas- nw.

srniiDoai aeconiwniiuK. Privates Charles Gleesupp, 4th, and MtDuffy, H. 21st, kilhd; Corporal 1 nomas Totten, 4th. mortally wounded i n- vates Michael Herbert Tracey, xr ow wound- LU ii- i -17 THnmmp pd- Privates Hindu ana llnmmer, i V. jA.

nun: Ti r-hwtlc and rsanson, tin, umii, and Hollister, and Ashland, 21st, slightly wounded. "Insurgent casualties unknown. Forty Spanish prisoners released; Spanish gunboat in good condition, long sought for In a puntnred. "This town the direct objective of Law-ton when he captured Santa Cruz and launches in April, bnt unable to reach town by boats on account of shoal wa ters." Gen. Otis also tabled tne rouowiug ur rv" home on the I ian ol ui 1 transport Sherman 2rT Sherman with California -Transport Sherman.

n. San infantry ana neJ 'm c00 Francisco 26th infantry. 41 infantry and heavy artillery, enlisted; artillery, officers, 276 enlist- ed "Infantrv left at La Cnrlota, Negros, Privates Claude W. Huff, Co. W.

J. Clark, G. W. Iverson, Co. John M.

Noonan, Gus M. Dubney. James F. Brown, William D. Stewart, Co.

a. G. Collins. Co. I all sick; "Private Benj.

F. Hurd. Co. nurse, Private Ralph Coates, Co. missing in action near Manila, April 6th." From Gens.

Brooke and Davis. Washington, July War department has received the following from Gen. Brooke at Havana regarding the fever situation: "Gen. "Wood reports 26th: No more cases reported among troops or government employes; sanitary condition of city excellent. Intensely hot weather.

1 think we can safely consider the present epidemic over." Gen Brooke also cabled the death at Holguin of Albert D. Ruin, Co. 10th cavalry, of typhoid fever Gen. Davis reports the death at Ponce, Porto Rico, of Commissary Sergeant Martin Fogarty, on the 20th of apop- CONDENSED DESPATCHES. London.

A Paris correspondent Bays that the story of the engagement of M. Paul Deschanel, president of the Chamber of -Deputies, to Miss Terry is emphatically contradicted. Trieste. It is now expected that the Olympia will arrive at New York on September 30. Harleton.

Pa. By an explosion of gas at the colliery of Coxe Bros. at Derringer, yesterday, two men were fatally injured and five were seriously burned. Pretoria. The Raad has referred the dynamite question to a committee of five members for examination in conjunction with the Government, with a view of finding a satisfactory settlement.

New York. Among the passengers who arrived per "White Star line steamer Britannic from Liverpool and Queenstown todav was Archbishop Ireland. Frankfort, Ky. The populist state convention just before adjourning last night nominated G. W.

Reeves of Ballard county for United States senator. Reeves was a probability for the nomination for Governor, but was later entered against Backburn. Albany. A certificate of increase of of the Produce Exchange Trust Company of New York from $500,000 to, $2,500,000 was yesterday filed with, the Secretary of State. Fort Gibson, I.

T. The dead bodies of two white men, supposed to be father and son, were found in the brush by the Tah-lequah road. Officers believe they were murdered and robbed by a young man named Smith, under arrest. Trenton, N. J.

The Virginia-Carolina Chemical Company filed papers with the Secretary of State yesterday, increasing its capital stock from jpiz.wu.uuu to 000,000. Pittsburg, Pa; The new pattern works of the Westinghouse Electric Company, in course of erection at East Pittsburg, collapsed yesterday, burying a number of workmen in the ruins. One man was killed outright and five others were seriously injured. Utica. A.

G. Hopkins, D. Ph. D.t professor of Latin in Hamilton College, died at his home in Clinton yesterday. He was born at Avon Springs on December 5.

1844. Philadelphia. A determined attempt is to be made to have Congress substitute a stone dock for the League Island Navy Yard, instead of the wood one that the plans of the Navy department now con-temtUate. Dublin. A meeting convened by the I-ord Mayor was held at the Mansion" House yesterday to start a fund for the erection.

of a Btaue of Charles Stewart ParnelL New York. Fire in Smith and Me- Nell's restaurant and hotel, Greenwich street, caused about $50,000 loss yesterday. A girl was badly burned. Paris. In view of the excitement rnnspd bv the degradation of Gens.

Pel- lieux and de Negrier and he rumored- resignations of other generals, tne Minister of War," Gen. de Gallifet has issued a communication assuming full respon- sibility for the recent orders. Chester, Pa, The paper warehouse of Edwin Garret, on Welch street, was partially destroyed fire yesterday, loss covered by insurance. (Gardiner. Me.

The South Gardiner pfilp mill has shut down for an indefinite period owing to lack of logs and the inability, of the company to secure more. Tie shnt-down throws 1,300 men oat of employment. Dptroit. Mayor Maybury's plan to make the street-railway companies reduce tbrir fare by the exercise of the city's roijc rower was the subject ot general i Four Negroes 'Met Death Simultaneously in the Prison Yard at Baltimore This Morning. ONE A WIFE MURDERER.

The Other Were Convicted of Criminal Assault on a Colored Girl Three Months Ago. Baltimore, July 28. Upon one scaffold, and simultaneously, four negroes were hanged at 9.48 a. m. today in the Balti-j more city juil yard Three of the men, Cornelius Gardner, John Meyers and Charles Jame, had criminally assaulted Annie Bailey, a 13-year-old colored girl, while Joseph Bryan, the fourth, had killed Marjt Pack, a negress with whom he had lived.

The crime of Gardner, Myers and James was particularly revolting. In passing sentence Judge Wright dwelt at length upon the nature of the charges against the wen. IIe said that he had been disposed to give prisoners the benefit of all doubt, but in this case there was neither doubt nor extenuating circumstances. In7 order to thoroughly satisfy himself befor passing sentence, he said ha had employed a detective to go over the ground independent of the testimony before the court, and to find, if possible, some extenuating circumstances. The detective had failed to find one circumstance tending to lesson the aggravated nature of the offense.

A fifth negro. Daniel convicted of killing his brother-in-law, Charles Lewis, was to have hang-ed'on the same scaffold but his sentence was commuted to life imprisonment by Gov. Lowndes, and he is now in the penitentiary. Crowds thronged the streets leading to the jail, in hope of getting a glimpse of the execution. Sheriff Hoffman been overrun with applicants for passes, all of whom he refused.

His deputies, the jail wardens and 20 witnesses, as the law denuires. the spiritual advisers of the condemned and representatives of the press were the only persons allowed within the inclosure. Gardner, the only Catholic in the quartette, was attended by Father Busche, the others being accompanied to the fallows by Rev. C. W.

Goins, Rev. J. W. Becket and Rev. R.

Parker, evangelists. The prayers and songs of the prisoners were cut short at 9.15 by a-'notice from one of the deputies to get ready for the march to the gallows. The men made their final preparations in their cells with the assistance of the death watch. They seemed particular as to appearance. .1 Then, accompanied Dy tne eiergj iui, they proceeded to the- office of Warden Hall Tn thp warden's omce tne nnaj statements of the men were made and their farewells said.

Then the deputies garbed the men in black robes. 'Again the procesaioa nra the march began out through the Jail mrridnr to the back entrance. xns, black-robed figures moved slowly by the side of the clergymen and the deputies surrounded them, TTnon arrival at the scaffold the men immediately ascended it and the performed the final office of binding the limbs and pulling aown tne dihskb Over the faces. This done deputies and clergymen left the platform. Sheriff Hoffman sprung the trap.

The necks of James, Myers and Bryan were broken and they died almost instantly. 1 Gardner's cap became disarranged in the fall, and his contorted face was visible to the horrified spectators. He slowly strangled. His body was left suspended 44 minutes. The bodies were turned over to undertakers' to be buried at the direction of the families of the dead men.

Another Subject for the Rope. Hagerstown, July 28. A negro assaulted a white girl, Emma Kerroot, in voflrs of ace. last night, tier tatner lockkeeper on the Chesapeake and Ohio canal at Mercersville, tnis county, me assailant escaped. A young negro who apparently answers the description given by the victim was arrested late last night and is in jail here, awaiting identification.

WELCOME TO NEW YORK ST ATE Cordial Greeting Extended to President McKinley by Gov. Reotevelt Albany, July 28. Gov. Roosevelt dispatched his military secretary, Col. Treadwell, to Lake Champlain this morning as a courier bearing to President McKinley a letter of cordial greeting and welcome to the state of New York.

CYCLE RECORDS BROKEN. Fast Time in the Five-Mile Professional and Halt-Mile iSalt Lake. Utah, July 28. Two world's records were broken last night at Salt Palace bicycle track. Results Five mile professional, open Final hpt won bv J.

M. Chapman, Atlanta, Ga. Time 10.45. This breaks the world's record or 11.20 formerly made on the gait Lake track. The final heat in the half-mile handicap professional was won by J.W.

Chapman in 50 3-5, breaking the world's record of 1.00.' 1 kacis at Saratoga; July 28. First race, two year olds, non winners of $600; selling; 400 added; 5 1-2 furlongs Sakhrat, 4 to 5 and out, won; Schnell Lanfer, place 6 to 5, second; JDear Heart third. Time 1.08 1-2. Second race, three year olds and over; special weights; $400 added; 5 1-2 furlongs Midlight, 6 to 5 and 2 to 5, won; Kilt, place even, second; Rideau third. Time 1.08 1-2.

LUETGEBr NOT A 8UICIIHE. Chicago, July 28. Doctors Werner and O'Maliy held a postmorten examination on the body of Adolph Luetgert, who was found dead in his cell yesterday, disclosing the fact that Luetgert died of fatty degeneration of the heart. RACE TKOITBJLK IN JAMAICA. Kingston, Jamaica, July 28, A of strike and race troulue is threatening between native an i In-'a coolie la- PACE DIRECTORY.

SECTION1 1, -j PAGE Telegrapb. PAGE 2. Telegraph. PAGE 8. Financial ud Markets.

PAGE 4. Editorial Table Talk. PAGE 6- News Liners and Neighborhood News. PAGE Sporting News, i PAGE 7. Railroad.

Local and Marine. PAGE 8. Local PAGE News PAGE 10. Social Register! and Selected Matter. SECTION ill.

PAGES 1 to 'Sales. i counsel yesterdayj The consensus of opinion was that there was no chance for the plan to be successful. New York. Gen. Hdbart Ward, 76 years old, of Sloatsburgj; while crossing chambers street yesterday, fell in front -V' of the Courthouse and fractured his left arm.

i i San Diego, Cal. Andrew Carnegie has onerea ro give ior a puoiic norary in this rit-T if a ite presented and the library maintained as at present. ibrary maintained as at present. Uennes. The illness Capt.

Dreyfus was but slight, and he- has recovered. His friends say that is mental and botlily condition is excellent. Detroit. The crops' on the Pingree potato patches, cultivated by the poor, this promise to break all records. There is a total of 182 acres.

I The plants are in a splendid condition, i Washington. Free delivery mail service has been Ordered established at Bath, N. on October 1st. 4 ew lorK. Justice Stover New York.

Justice Stover of the Supreme Court, Brooklyn, has filed the PPers in the application, argued before him in behalf of Frederick D. Kilburn, Superintendent of. Banking, for the Pfwii ffl tho Kaw appointment of a receiver for the New York National Building and Loan Association. The papers were marked "motion granted." Ill Malone. The county; republican, convention In Malone' yesterday nominated Halbert D.

Stevens of Malone for Member of Assembly! HAYTi'S FINANCES. Creditors Aiming tor a Condition ef Bank, ruptcy, to be Followed by an American Protectorate. Port an Prince, July was another meeting yesterday of the ere-' ditors of the government, to consider piopositions made to them last Tuesday for th turns nf thfr intprior dpbt. The creditors will probably accept cer-1 tain of the government's propositions but will refuse The meeting broke up without and definite! decision' being reached.s.The government will now make, new. propositions to- tlu editor.

The Aim of Creditors. Kingston, Jamaica, July 8. Private advices received ljy mail- from Hayti state that at the conference between the Haytian minister of finance and the creditors of the nation on Tuesday latter refused to accept' the proposals for consolidation of the interior debt because they had despaired' of accomplishing a permanent basis of financial prosperity under present conditions. It is added that the creditors have determined to agitate for an American protectorate, to which end they are willing to drive the country into hopeless bankruptcy, and invite the necessary American capital to extricate the country from its embarrassments, JUMPED OVERBOARD. Lawyer Sullivan of Rochester Sought Relief in the Atlantic From Worry Over Financial Troubles.

Rochester, July 28. Josiah Sullivan, the well-known lawyer of this city and at one time a partner ibf William J. Hawkins, the young attorney arrested oi? Saturday night last (on the charge of forgery, has committed suicide. It is surmised he jumped oVerboard from the steamer Furitan, vvhich plies be- tten New York and New Haven, during the evening of July 25. A passenger registering as Josiah Sullivan was missing from the Bteamer'on July 25, and in his state room was al letter stati'ig that he was deeply involved financially nnH that ho tind rpsolvod end his life Another letter was found addressed to C.

Henrv Amsden bf this city, The letter contained cancelled notes, which had been discounted at Amsden bank and a personal note to Mr. Amsden, 1 he letter found in Mr. Sullivan's state room was as follows: I 1 25. '1809. 11.30 p.

This room was occupied' by Mr. Josiah H. Sullivan of Rochester, N. who iuniDed overboard and' Into the deep. deep ocean to end his troubles over business and finsmcial matters, and cannot bear up under his mental strain any longer.

He has cominittod no crime of any kind and is not aj criminal, but takes) this means of putting ani end ma lire which had been a happ and pleasant one until he became identified with a thing which he endeavored to resuscitate and br6ke him physically and financially, in ruin of; his "poor friends, which he feels for more 'than Mr. Sullivan had been a resident of Rochester abont 20 year's. He was a native of Montreal, i The partnership with William J. Hawkins, the forger, was dissolved about three years THE ARGONAUTS IN JtKW YORK, 'r- New York, July 28. The representative oarsmen of the i Argonartt club of Toronto, Canada, who took part in the recent races at Henley.

defeating the Dutch Delft rowing club's! team, arrived here today on the Britannic. They are all in good health and said they had greatly enjoyed the trip, across the ocean. They leave tonight for Til ADVANCE IW COAL. ew July S. ice an companies announce that all wders for cocl at prices prior to July 1 not filled on July 31 will be cancelled, and the advance of 23 cent ton will then go into general effort.

NOT SEEKING ADVERTISING. Gov Roosevelt's Opposition te Rough RidersAppearing inDeweyCelebration. New York, July 28. Gov. Roosevelt's reply to a letter cf the Dewey celebration committee in respect to the Rough Riders parading referred to in the report of the proceedings made public last night, follows: dear Mr.

Whittier: I have at once referred your letter of the 17th inet. to Adjt. Gen. Andrews with a request to communicate with yon at once and to give you the names of the legislative committee which acts for the state. i do not think it will be possible to get any Rough Riders here.

I hardly think it desirable. "I grown a little sensitive abont having the regiment appear in any public function, because cf a tendency to advertise it and make it look as if it was advertising itself. Faithfully yours, "Theodore Roosevelt." CAPTAIN TO BLAME. 1 Decision of the Marine Court on the Portia Disaster His Bravery Taken fnto Consideratioa Halifax, N. July Marine Court which investigated the loss of the Red Cross passenger steamer Portia, on Big Fish Shoal, to the westward of Halifax harbor, on the nijrht of July 10, has found her commander, Capt.

W. j. Farrell; lespohsible for the wreck, and has suspend ed his masters certificate for six montns, but has given him a mate's certificate for that period in consideration of his heroic conduct in saving the fives of those on board, all of whom escaped except a boy. The decision was delivered at noon today by Capt. W.

Smith, R. N. wreck commissioner, with whom Capt. Lewies Anderson, natical assessor, was associated in the inquiry. The court com ments at considerable length on the cir-enmstances leading up to the disaster, and from the evidence draws the conclusion that Capt.

Farrell was guilty of several grave errors in the navigation of his ship, notably running at full throughout thick fog; relying too much on dead reckoning to obtain his position, and not sounding often enough, LYNCHING DECISION. Encouragement cjf Lawlessnoss, by the Supreme Court of Georgia Atlanta, GaT, July 28. It is feared that a decision rendered by the Supreme Court of Georgia will be the result of encouraging lynchings in the state. The case was that of Dorsey vs. the State and came up from Carroll county.

The Supreme Court split Upon the decision, the justices refusing to affirm the sentence of guilt by the lower court for the following First In order to secure a conviction for criminal assault the evidence must show beyond all reasonable doubt an assault; second, the intent; and third, a purpose to carry into effect this intent with force. If cither of these, elements' are lacking the offense is not made out. Justice Lumpkin, who spoke tfof the dissenters, said: "Evidence warranting a jury in finding that a negro, who had concealed himself by the side of a public road, at a lonely point thereon at a late hour in the afternoon, suddenly sprang up, with in his hand and rudely accosted an unprotected white woman who was passing the place with the words, I have got you where I have wanted you for a long whereupon she immed iately turned and ned and ne pursuea ner until she came within reach of aid, was sufficient to support a verdict of criminal assault, and where such a verdict has been returned upon evidence of this character and approved by the trial judge the Supreme Court ought not to set it aside." It will be difficult to secure the performance of the three conditions named, hence the belief that lynchings will increase. MRS. M'KINLEY- IMPROVING." Already Benefited by Her Vacation jThe President as a Golfer.

Phittsburg, N. July 28. The President was- out early today, accompanied by his niece, Miss Duncan, and Private Secretary Cortelyon. He went for a long walk toward the lake. Mrs.

McKinley rested well last night and this morning is feeling better than she has for several days. The President has been invited to try his hand at golf and he may go down to jthe igolf links this afternoon and try the game. The annual regatta of the Lake Cham-plain Yacht Club, which will be held here August is expected to exceed former regattas in interest Dr. W. Seward Webb of Shelbourne Farms, ex-Congressman Wallace T.

Footo. Jr Walter C. Witherbee and others have entered their yachts for the races. The President will probably be asked to officiate as one of the Judges. DISTURBANCES IN SAMOA.

Continual Conflicts Between Natives-: Justice Chambers in San Francisco. San Francisco, July 28. The steamer Mona, has arrived from-: Honolulu and Samoa. At Samoa conditions are in 8 very disturbed rtate and great dissatisfaction Is manifested on all sides. There have been several fights among the natives and more are likely.

.1 Chief Justice Chambers was. a passenger on the Mona. He left Samoa because the" high commission wonld not guarantee- that the decrees of the court would lie enforced. The volcanic eruptions on the island of Hawaii is still in full blast -and seems to be increasing in violence. The entire island is covered with a denRe clond of moke, which, extends hundreds of miles out to sea.

New July body of the unknown man found yesterday in the East river was identified today at the morgue as that of Antonio Casstiga, a wealthy retired silk dealer cf Xew Br tain. formerly of New York. About a week ago Mr. Cassaga came to the city with $1,000 to start his son in business. He stopped si the home of his daughter, Mrs.

Teresa Igina. He left the house Sunday afternoo with more than $800 in his possession tto go to Central Park for a walk He was not seen alive afterwards, i 'f No money was fqund in his possession when the body was discovered, and his daughter, who identified the body, believes he was robbed and murdered. ELI NE'S LITTLE TRICK, The Frenchman Playing a Losing Game in His Fight Against America. London. July 28.

The Paris correspondent of the Times explains that the murmurs against the Franco-American con-vonHnn at which the American press is unnecessarily uneasy, are solely due to the efforts of M. Meline to prevent Tance forming close commercial relations with anv foreign power. M. Meline's whole strength, the corres-nondent savs. rests on a policy of extreme rjrotection.

He is inconsolable at being nt nf office, and he is ready to sacrifice France in order to regain power, but the common sense of a majority of the French Chamber of Deputies, will frustrate his machinations, ARBITRATION DELAYED. Peace Delegates at The Hague Continually- Meeting Obstructions. The, HatrueJ July 28. The committee charged with the duty of drafting the final acts of the peace conference met this morning with all the principal dele-irtP in attendance. The impossibility was admitted of arriving at an immediate understanding regarding the form un which Powers not signing the convention might adhere to the decisions of the conference.

The committee decided to accent the nronosal of M. Bonrgeois, of the French delegation that this question be left to be settled by subsequent negotia tions and that the arbitration convention open pending settlement of the form of adhesion. I The nlenarv conference met this after noon for final acceptance of the arbitra-TPntifin with the preambles. The siinartirea -will be panfed-Jemerrowel- ter the closing of the sitting of the con ference. CROOKED WORK BY OFFICIALS.

Sensational Repoit by a Nebraska Legis lative Committee. Omaha, July 28. At the last session of the Nebraska Legislature a commit tee was appointed by the Senate to in vestigate certain charges relative to irregularities in the recount of the ballots on a constitutional amendment relating to increasing the number of judges of the Supreme Court and other matters in connection with the: official conduct of certain state The rpnort of the committee was com' pleted in this city yesterday and forward- pd to the liovernor. ine commiLiee ue- olnrps that the charges of fraud in con nection with the recount of the constitutional amendment have been sustained by io most conclusive evidence. It finds that former Gov.

Holcomb misappropriat ed at least $773 of the amount drawn Dy him on account of house rent during. his ir? office, i The committee also com ments with some severity on the action or the state officials in refusing to aid its- members in their investigations. Acting under i directions ot tov. T.iont. Gov.

Gilbert yesterday refused to place the report on file in the executive office, but was wining to auuw it to be left in the office to be disposed of when Gov. Poynter returned. HIGH DEATH RATE. Diarrhoeal Diseases the Main Cause New York City the Chief Sufferer. Albany.

July 28. The State Board of Health issued its June bulletin today, which shows that 9,433 deaths have been reported, or about 400 in excess of the ovm-BfP of the past 10 years. Diarrhoeal de are reported as causing bhO deaths. This is nearly double that of June, lHVW, but is below the average for the month. Ihis cause of death has vailed in Its reported June mortality from.

372, in 1898, to 1.112. jn 1889. i -j i. There is customarily a sudden rise from the reported deaths in May of about 600, which is not far from the current increase. The June increase in diarrhoeal mortality is, however, confined to the large cities and almost entirely to New York City, whence all but 130 of the total deaths are reported, its mortality being nearly double that of June lnet.

Small pox caused seven deaths New York City, eight cases having been reported mice Jnne 1st. i The outbreak at C6eymans is suspended, but it appeared extensively under similar conditions (negro brick yard laborers from Virginia) at Athens, but not extending beyond these laborers. At Niagara Falls and also at Weedsport cases at first mistaken for chickenpox have been discovered, the aources of which are not yet clear. I'LAGL'EASDDROUfiBT. Bombay, July 28.

There were lol cases and 121 deaths from the plague at Poona on Wednesday. The cases include four Europeans. The rains still hold off and the crops are withering, OCEAN STEAMERS. New York, July 28. Arrived: Britannic, from LlverpocL Naples, July 27.

Arrived: Ems, from New 1 Rotterdam. July 27. Arrived: Rotter-daSi-J. from New York. at tie ce ct tne -tormina.

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