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II f IN A SPANISH DUNGEON.
H T K zaini: tells of ma arrest and
K '' tjj IMFltlSOXMEXT IX 11 AY AH A.
W,)J W He Had a Cipher nnd the Chlr rPolIrn
t1' ' g Plated Opera lloiitre With It-Thought Ilo
jij Mart (nntiircfl n Mend When Me Found He
V Jj : 8 llmlii'l I.alne 1U Inlltert to Leave ro.
tejf( ' D Ket Wht, l'lo., March lO.-Mr. Itonor6
!,' R Francois I,nliie. n noiMpaper correspondent unci
Wj) fej a French ci'.I.on rxpilleil from Cuba by Gen.
jBj ' ffi Ulanco. arrived hero ymtcrday on board tlio
Si F' iS steamer Olivette, from Havana. Ho said with
Ml , fjl rcft-trd to In- experiences tlicro that on
SflT m last Frlilnj" uuilit, at 11 o'clock, while ho
Mr'' '' W ' WM lcnvlns the Hotel do Jnglatorra In
S5-' ' Havana, ho wan iirtrstrd by Col. .lot Pagllerl.
SSl. gS Chlefof Pollco of Havana, taken to the ".Tcfa-
jK turn," or l'ollco Headquarters, searched, do-
J$T : 6 prlvcd of nil lila papers, nnd locked up In a dirt r
iSr ' cell whorehohad toalcopon tholloor. Ho con-
if!; -. tinuedi
iJc , "Next morning, at 5 o'clock, together with
,11.' f ten other youiiK men whom I did not know nnd
T8' ' J had never seen before, vtlth ono exception, and
c guarded by twcntyllvo soldiers of tho battalion
Mjf J of Ordcn Publico with drawn bayonets, wo wcro
H(J " paraded through the atreots of Havana to tho
I ?' I nharfof Cavellerla, taken acroistho bay In a
h ! Qovernment boat, nnd finally landed In a dirty,
BR , r dingy, and damp dungeon of tho C'ab.irtn Fort-
jjlj ' , "Yesterday, accompanied by a Spanish Cap-
H i ' tain, I was taken on a Government boat to Itio
1 1( steamrtilp Olivette, and hero I otn In Key West.
SH If It had not been for my friends and tho French
Kef J Consul I would not know why I had been do-
jjuj i talned.aslhoSpanlsliotllclalsilldnolsayaword
j3 J to mo about It. Ilutlhavo boon ablo to ascor-
j&ji: I tain that I have hcon accused of heading n groat
I' I political plot which had for Its purpose tho
II j Mowing un of tho Vlzcnyo. thc.klllingof Gen.
E! I Blanco. Gen. l'ando, and Consul-Gonoral le.
ml t All this may seem to many Ilka a hues Joke, but
M 8, the Spaniards really bellevo It all.
H 8 "When I was Bearchod at tho Pollco Head-
fly? jj quarters a cipher code was found on my person.
fljf lj: The Chief of Pollco read on It, 'Death of Manro,
Hi; , I' pando and Leo." und some other possible ovonts
W. I of the kind that might occur; and if the press
BJ!?1 I censor would not allow tho transmission of the
' ' Dews I had my cipher codo ready for writing to
B jj iomo friend at Key West. Then tho Cblof took
', I! thepaper to tho palace and showod it to tho tcr
M ;" t ffi rifled Gen. Blanco ami his staff officers, who
b 3J congratulated him upon his great coup In die
B n covering a plot In which the lives of so many Itn
flj , W portant persons were In dangor. Hewtllproba
1 1- M bly be decorated for this great service.
J Jj "Ihadalsolnmy pockot a notebook In which
J ' ',' 3j Zwrpteall tho Important nows of tho day to
,' & cable it at night. Among the different items
IM were two HncB thnt read: 'On board tho Forn
TH jij they aro cleaning sixty rlflos which havo hcon
m found.' The Chief of l'ollco. In his wild Joy over
pi S theprospect of capturing theslxty ririoswhlch
bo thought wcro Intondod for tho Insurgents, did
cot stop long enough to road tho word Fern,
and mistook It for Teresa.
1 "Four officers wore Immediately dcspitchcd
W It Is needless to and that their search was fruit-
jfr less. The Chief of Police, In order to make It
fjj. certain, took tho noto down onono of his own
3' I cards which, by mistake, ho loft Inside of my
m i note-book, which ho roturncd to mo this morning
and which I Intend to keep as n souvenir of tho
g occasion nnd of .Spanish xtuplcUtv.
J. i "Of tho ten other )Oiing men who wero taken
It . ' prisoners with mu 1 know only one by sight, n
Kr I nowspapor man. Thoy, being Cubans, woro snb-
K i I milled to worse Indignities than I was. Olio of
K; ' ! them, Manuel Pardo y Ipoz was beaten, and
H ' torturod by l'ngllcrl himself to compel him to
t j confess tho secret of tho plot. .Ios6 Valdes and
, - hlo son, 15 years old, hivp been incomuntcniio
t , for ten dav. Tho houses of nil havo b, on
'X "- 3 iearched by tho pollco. and they do not know
i yet of what they aro accused or what will bo
J done with them.
, j- " During Woylcr's reign of terror I had the
'i ' J misfortune to go through similar, experiences.
i T i with tho difference thnt I was keptoneyoar
1" -''"-.- one month six dnys nnd two hours locked In
' the Cabanas fortress before tbo Spaniards found
tboy had no caso against me. I must say to
' X IJIanco'a credit that In thnt respect he la
lt I quicker than Weylcr.
'3 "Wovlcr roturncd to Spain, loavlne behind
f ffl an ocoan of tears and insuperable mountains of
t hate in ovory Cuban henrt. Spain, pretending
yf to have repented of nor war of extermination
KM against tho Cubans, sent Illanco, mild nnd
I 5 xuoek, to replace the ferocious Weylcr. Ho
come offering tho ollvo branch of peaco,
k S with promises of n chango In tho policy
?' of persecution which Weylcr had publicly
ft carried out. Tbo Cubanswcro Invited to return
L from abroad, and promises wero mnde to them
f that they should not again bo molested. Hut
like all tho promises of Spain, they wero not
f made in good fulth. Only a few months have
3 been sufficient to prove that, ns my unfortunato
f companions can testify.
p "It Is truo that CubanB oro no longer publicly
executed, with brass banns playing lively Span-
y lih airs, as in tho days of Wcyler, but prisoners
i ' of war aro nil executed on tho quirt.
lS '? Tho Cubans detained In cities nro not
Jt paraded through tho streets In tho dny
W '. time bandcuffrd and tie I In long strings,
i but they are now seized In their homes In the
jj ' middle of the night nnd dragged to tho Cabafl i
l f- ; Fortress very oarly In tho morning so as to not
),'. allow tbo news to spread and alarm tho city; or
j- elso they mysteriously disappear from tho
f: ' ( Jefatura, as has been tho case with sevoral who
( J i have been detained during those last ton days,
b I 1 and wboso families nro vainly searching for
7 f j them.
I?! ; J "Tho procodure of fnroimoifemfo is still
't J j carried on as In tho palmy days of Weylcr, and
u " the prisoners aro subjected to tho samo tortures
t ' j and Indlguitlus, as Manuel Pardo can testify,
V ( who was beaten by the Chief of Police In person
'ii 1 .; to make him 'confess.' All theso things nro
J i J done to-day, when tho Spaniards nro preaching
Sp f ' that thoy nro carrying out a polltica tie till etc-
'I'i ' cfon (a policy of attraction). If that is to-day
jiff J when they still havo In tho field 30,000 armed
if , -; Cubans to attract, what would It bo If tbo
jit Cubans wero such fools as to believe their
ft.? ? promises and lay down their arms. As long as
avery Spnnlnrd considers every Cuban nn
5b I enemy, nnd ns long as every Cuban has only
Jt; ) erievanccs from cvory Spaniard In official place,
i how can there bo pence In Cuba 1
flj i j "Of autonomy it la useless to say a word. It
t . lsagreattnrco and moans only that the Spnn-
f f lards Intend always to bo mastors in every way
I fj' af tho Cubans."
" I- Scflor I.alno added that tho Havana Chief of
1 Police, Sefinr Pngllcrl, keeps a list of 1, ,100 Cu-
p y ; bans whom be will imprison very soon.
A? xr.cRviTs ron tiiv kataujux.
) fc I nrir ent from tbn Ilroohlyn .Stavy Vnrd
pWs j Irrftiir nnd luo rroin lloaiou.
ppl Fifty m-n, rerently enlisted In the navy,
' K 1 W'r0 l,nt fr01" '''"' rcce'v'n,r '''IP Vermont to
B fj the Pcnnsjlvnnlinlopot in Jersey City yesterday
I, i J moniinirnn hoard the navy ynrd tug N'nrkoetu.
P f I Tn" men 1,Pro I" charge of Muto Wilton. At
I Jf Jersey Cltj tlicy boardsd a Boeclal train that
If I h-il liroiiBlit from tlio Iloston Navy Vnrd loo
', other im.ii. All tlioinen wciehnund for the
?l Lenguo Island xard, where, with detachments
F1 from other jardu, they will ioiititute the crew
i. I of the ram Kntalidln. Ounrtereil with tho ro-
I J emits on tho Vermont nro tho llvo Bailors who
t 1 survived the 'lalne disaster.
IK ; The rum und the monitor Mlantonoiiinh nent
$ hi ''iiulb m nt 1-ciiguo Inland jesterdav.
m Um Th men left .Iitm-5 I'lty shortly after 7 o'clock.
vV n reach'nar I'lillndelplila thr men werelni.ro-
W im ccr.1 H' ,ll0,lr "'''l' ".' ""''" '1'1'0 Kntalidln, it Is
:M ?'' .,1,a', i'V'" ordered In Jnlu tlm Terror ut
f Jl Tompl:Mlle. 1. the JN,lrkreta had Ic
ft' ' JLo t,:ll "linifliirneil to tlicmuy yard to
-! l?w bl,r"'-;ln,l ' o!e trli-tirine, armor-pier-
Si ! S1118 Cr0-'" !' "In-ll- ' tho l'ennylvnnln btallon
t :' f0.r ulH!,,,""l '" ' ' "hillihU and Hie jariU
S , whero thln mo -oun m go Intocuiiuulsiiuii,
I ' "
f. Uailnilnit lVnrL n l lie lllu nr fiuru.
I. M The contract for removing I ho coffer dum In
M frontof tboblc rir doik at the navy jiird In
J M Drooklyn und dredging tlio dock slip to a depth
S IJ of 28feot, mean low water, has been awarded
; W toR.U, und J. 8. Tackard, nbose bid of $lS,4rjO
ft j ( waa the lowest recelred. The work will b be.
.'' S t once, as tbo dtpartnient has given ordon
thaT the dock ready fotuie ai soon ai pot-
xo,ooo niFZXM Ton xna satt.
An Order riaeed with the VTIaekMUr Cow
pany Ability to Da the Tf rU.
Naw ItAVEN, Conn.. March 10. The Win
chester Itepentlng Arms Company Is now work
ing upon nn order of 10,000 rlllcsof the ico
type for the United Htntes Govornmenu Tho
weapon Is ths ttandanl of tho navy and was
ordered by that department. Tho company Is
aleo fiirnlnhlng tho normal amount of ammu
nition for tho navy. Iloth branches of tho
military aorvleo of the United States havo tboir
Inspectors nt tho armory and tho Government
receives a dally report to n slnglogunand a
slnglo cartridge as to the output under normal
and foreod conditions of working.
Tho Winchester Company linson hand now
tho necessary tools and appliances for making
no lets than seven different styles of rifles.
These include carbines nnd muskets of tho
modelsof 1B73. 1870, 1880, 1803. and 1890, and
the I-ee and Hotchklts rifles. Tho 1H00 gun Is tho
ono that came into sharp competition with tho
Savago rlflo In New York State a year ago, Jly
working two gangs of men, or twenty hours, tho
company ran average 1,000 rifles of the types
mentioned a day.
In ammunition It can supply nearly half a mil
lion rounds a day.
Acririrr at irATisitTorrs akskxat,.
The Plant to ITork Elalitren Hoars Oul of
Twenli-four on tttiili Orders
Boston. March 10. Tho arsenal at Water
town this morning was tho scene, of groat ac
tlrlty. Because of Imperntlvo orders rccolvcd
by Major Itellly last night from department
headquarters, the works will be kept In opera
tion eighteen out of the twenty-four hours, ex
cept Sundays, to carry out tho rush orders to
press construction of all kinds, Tho forgo and
machlno shops are especially busy In construct
ing tho carriages for tho teacoast guns and In
making mortar shells. Major ltcilly was pre
pared for the emergenoy, nnd nt once assembled
the mechanics on the civil service list.
About 700 men nro oxpectod to bo at work
within n wook. There aro 250 employed at pres
ent. Tho subordlnato staff of commissioned
ofllcors nnd the force of enlisted men will also
At Charlestoirn this afternoon an order was
received from Washington calling for the en
listment of an Indefinite number of murines.
This order canto from Col. Hoywar.l of tho
United States Marino Corps at Washington,
nnd a bulletin board was at onco placed outside
tho navy ynrd announcing tho need of men.
J.V A IlUItltT FOR THIS BOATS.
I'rffrat Order Kent to tlin Columbian Iron
Works to Finish Torpedo Doats.
Haltimoue, March 10. Tbo torpedo boats
built by the Columbian Iron Works are wanted
by the Government nt once. Mayor Mnlatcr,
who Is Prosidont of the company, received a tol
cgram from tho Navy Department this morning
aylng that tho Rodgers must be turned over
within a week; that the Mctteomtist bo ready
within thirty days, and that work on the sub
marine boat Plunger should be pushed ns rapidly
Klon S. Hobbs of tho Jfcw York bar was In
town on business connected with the Holland
siibmnrino boat Plunger. Ho went to Washing
ton to-dny. Mr. Hobbs Is counsel for the Con
solidated Oil Fuel Company of New York, w lilch
lias imule 8cvcr.il contracts with thu Govern
ment for equlpulng torpedo boats with appara
tus for the generation of gas from i rude potro
loutn, tho fuel svstcm to be used in them. The
Plunger has nucb mi equipment, but n disagree
ment among the contractors has resulted Indo
lay In making the test triD required before the
Government will accept tho boat.
HOKFOT,K KAVT taiid activity.
Torpedo Doat Foote ItrndT for Hervlee Am
munition for the ITrooLlin.
Norfolk. Vn. Marclt 10. Tho torpodo boat
Foote was completed to-day and taken out of
tho dry dock this morning nnd has steam up
ready to leavo for Key West upon orders. Tho
various departments have received orders to
have tho Newark ready for sen at the shortest
tlmo, and tho construction force will now work
until 10 o'clock at night, and, if necessary, nil
night. ThorepalrB to tho Machias will bo hur
ried also, nnd it Is said that she will form one of
the ships of u flying squadron to bo sent out in
thecvenL of trouble.
Thero nro about fortv men ntwork preparing
ammunition at tbo magazine, but none of it has
been removed. Fifty-six tons of nmmunttlou
arrived at the navy yard yo'terday for tho
cruiser Brooklyn, to ho held hero until tho ship
nrrivcB. Tho force in the yard is being In
creased, thlrty-tle men being added to con
struction to-day and as many more In the other
iritALnitACKs i.v tub XArr.
Talk uf I'olnc Hie fleet of the Grrnl IjiLra In
Cleveland, March 10. It is said that Gov
ernment officials aro considering tho plans of
turning tho wbalcback fleet of tho great lakcH
Into lighting vessels. Tho great feature of tho
whnlebacks ns war boats is thnt thoy can ho
submerged almost entirely. There aro thirty
five, of the whnlohnck steamers on thelakis.
They nro ownc I by tlio American Steam llargo
Company, with headqunrtciu in Clevclind.
('apt. John Wllenn, ono of tlio largest vessel
on tiers on tho lakes, said to-dn ;
"Tho vWi.iIobucks now in morchnnt ecrvico on
the Groat Ijikcs would bo valuable auxiliaries
to tin; nnvv in case of war with Spain. A couple
of guns nnd a ram would bo all thu change nee
Lss.iry to make the whnlebaik most dangerous
to the enemy. The' nro cP' dally adapted for
rimming purposes. Their noses aro sottrongiy
built that It would be almost lmponsihlp to In
jure t tiein In ramming. The wli.iloh.icks can
run from Ufteon to twenty miles an hour."
The !w npnnlsh Sllnliter In Ylmtitnaton.
Washington, D. C, March 10. Seftor Luis
Polo y llernnbc tho now Minister of Spain to
the United Stntes, arrived tn Washington this
morning shortly after 7 o'clock. Ho was met at
the Pennsylvania station on his arrival by
Sefior du Hose, the Charg6 d'Affalrea, and tho
Spanish attnehet in Washington, and escorted
to tl e legation ut Massachusetts nvcnuo and
Klghtecnth street. Later in the day Honor
du Hose visited tho Slato Department, and
It was arranged that the new Minister
should ho tueeentcd. to Seeictary Sher
man and Mrst Assistant Secretary Day
nt 11:15 o'clock to-morrow, It was not
decided whether tho formal prisentntlon to the
President should follow Immediately, inasmuch
as tho regular meeting of the Cabinet will bo In
progress. It is likely that tho presentation will
bummlo later In tho day, when the usunl ex
change of formal greetings will bo made. In
view of tbo present relations of the two coun
tries, however, tliciu greetings will bo of un
Tn IlevlTA the tirade or Lleiitennat-Crneral.
Wahhinoton, March 10. Tho bill reviving
tho grndo of Lloutenant-Ocnerul In tho army
was to-day reported to the Senate by tho Com
mittee on Military Affairs with n favorable
recommendation. In Its report tho com
mittee says that tho creation of tho grade
would bo more In keeping with tho dig
nity of tho nation mid calls attention to
tlio fact that tho General commanding the
nrmy of almost every lirst. second, or third
ram power has even a higher rank thun that
Ptopo4i d in tho bill. It is only Just, tho report
Bas, thnt Gen. Miles, tbo present coinmandor
of tho army, ahull havo tlio rank bestunrd on
Hie other great Genorals of tlio war, and his
record as an otllcer is set forth in detail. The
report was ndnptod b n vote of II to il, tho nega
tives being given by three Democratic members.
Committed Sulrldo Iloenuir the nvy Itrrrult
Ilia finii-cr Illjrcteil Ellin,
Wasiiiniito.v, March 10. Michael Daily, 32
years old, committed suicide hist night in his
Btutcronm on n Norfolk and Washington steam
ship. He was returning from Norfolk, wbcro he
failed in being enlisted ns a machinist. Dally
has n sister itoto living in Ilrookhn. and a
lnttor was found in I1I1 hoc. ket from Il.ildyMc
Donough, a jrmiian on board tho Vermont. A
letter was rccrlwd by him sceral ditjs ago
friini his sister, who inclosed tflO tocnwrhls
Miriisia to Norfolk, and tho letter from Mc
Doiiougii gnvo directions to old liim In his ex
amination. It was learned that I lie doctors
failed to pass him and he became vi ry despond
ent. Death us duo to ttrjchnlne pufsoning.
Former Cormier Coomb mi Trlnl In Ilroobltn.
Tlio trial of foniurCoronor Kdnard II. Coombs
for holding bogus Inquests was continued In the
Supremo Court In Brooklyn yeotorday. The
ptosecutlou tailed over forty witnesses, some of
whom testified lint In cases of doath in their
families thu Coroner bad not called at tboir
homes to bold Inquest, although his bills for Iho
tauie are on Hie. The trial will extend oyer the
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RECRUITING F0R,T1IE ARMY
station- nxim Acoispxnn six xnir
OUT OF yiHETI TXSTKHDAT.
rteonlrrmenl That Applleanla Don't loan ta
ITndrrotand An Austrian Kx-ftnldlrr Who
VTataU Bllalhta Two Mora Iteertilllng (na
tions ta Be Opened In Thlo Xetahkorhaod.
Nlnoty men nnd boys applied at iho recruiting
station, 23 nnd 27 Third nventte, yesterday for
enlistment In the United States Army. Of this
number six wcro accepted. Of the remainder
about n dorcn wero too young and ton wcro too
old. Not all tho others were rejected. Many
who might possibly have been received wore
cither foreign-born cltlrens of tho United States
who had forgotten to bring their naturallration
papers or wcro natlvo Americans without a
character reference. All such woro told to
como again to-day proporly equipped,
Tho number of applicants for enlistment yes
terday Is ncout seventy moro than tbo average
number of applications that havo been mado
dally for several years. The Increase Is, of
course, due to tho passago of the Ilawloy bill,
which authorises an Incroaso In the nrmy by
two artillery regiments, or 1,500 men in all. At
present tho station In Third nvenuols tho only
ono In this neighborhood, but within a day or
two two aub-statiqns will bo opened. Oneof
these will bo nt 30 Montgomery street, Jersey
City, to bo In commnnd of Cnpl. II. If. Benhnm,
Second Infnntry. Tho othor will bo In Brook
lyn, nnd will bo In commnnd of Lieut. Francis J.
ICIernan, Twenty-first Infnntry.
The Third nvcnuo station Is In command of
Capt. Folllot A. Whitney, Eighth Infantry.
Many of those who applied for enlistment
vosti rdav evldontlv hnd llttlo knowledro of tho
requirements. For Instance, several of tho ap
plicants nero boys, ID to 18 years of age. It Is
prescribed In tho army regulations thnt minors
shall not b. enlisted, except boys between tho
ngosof It! mid 18, who may bo needed as mu
sician. Hut minors who apply for enlistment
as musicians must present with tboir applica
tion tbe written consent of parent or guardian.
Kxcapt In tho caso of minors referred to, ap
plicants must ho between tho ages of 21 and 30,
unmarried, of good character, able-bodied, free
from disease, ui.d must bu able to speak, read,
nnd write the Knglish language. For tho in
fantry nnd artillery tbe height must not bo less
than.) feet 1 inches, nnd welrtht not less than 128
pounds mid not more than 100 pounds. For tho
cavalry the height must not bolcss than (i fcet-t
Inches normoret ban n feet It) Inches. Tho weight
of a cnvalr.wnan must nut exceed 105 pounds.
Aside from theso requirements there aro others
which make It necessary that a man uf a given
height must havo a specified weight and a speci
fied i best measure, and must bo able to oxpand
his chest at lesst a given number of Inches.
The followlug table shows Just what these re
Height. WtiQM. mint.
At erpira' Jtt(6li-
Ftet. Inchet. Found. tiun : itu :
rTTia i IvS aa i
sr-ia us 1:10 8 ii
Dtt-rj mi las aui-j a
D rj n7 i:n :u s
OH IS IIS 141 34 29
DIM'.' Ill) 14H iHH 'JKl
0 10-12 70 IBS IIS V?
Bll-lil 71 103 tiol U"g
o -a inu S54 ih
0 1 13 TM 170 illlU 51,
As the applicants nppsared yesterday they
wero put through the preliminary examination
bv tho recruiting Serge int. who hns been in
the nrm nearly twentv-nlno je.ars. They wore
asked about their ago nnd nationality und if tboy
inuldrend nnd write Knglish. Thero was only
ono applicant who failed to nnsucr tho latter
question in thciillirmntlve. He. could speak but
a few words of Knglish, enough to make it un
derstood that lie had been bunurably discharged
from the Austrian Army. A lmjo number of tlio
applicants bad boen born in torelgu countries,
bulhndbecumo cltlensor hnd tnken out their
first papers. Nut ono of these brought his
pnpers, and they wcrepromptlv dismissed with
the buggcstlou that they bring their papers to
dny. Kvery applicant must produce a satisfactory
reference in writing as to his character. A rof
ereneo from a liquor seller w 111 not bo accepted.
Few of the applicants had references from any
bodv. Thcr woro told to get somo und come
again. Four of tho applicants were men over
Oil, whneiortl(Icato of character was nn hon
orable discharge from Iho United Stairs Army.
Thoy wcro greatly surprised when told by tho
recruiting sergeant that 'hey wero too old to re
enlist. Those who got through tho preliminary exam
ination ucro turned over to tlio army surgeon.
Tho eyesight was tho first thing tested. Tho
applicant was stationed twenty feet away from
n card, upon which several letters of tlio ulpha
bet wero printed in heavy hlaek typo. Each
candidate wan required tn name theso letters
correctly, first with both eos open, then with
one eyo closed, then with tho othor eje closed.
On failure to pass this test the applicant was
dismissed nt once. If ho passed ho wessuh
Jectclton rigid physical examination. Itoth
erwiso nhvsically sound, tbo applicant was re
jected If he happened to huo a crooked toe. It
Is taken for granted that a man with crooked
toes cannot stand long marches.
The men whouro enlisted aro, at present, sent
to Fort Slociim, Din ids Island, As soon ns tho
enlistment papers ore signed tlio applicant Is
subjict to tho regiilntiniiMof tho nrmy. He is
allowed, If lie desires, to leavo the recruiting of
fice to bay gnnd-by to his family or friends, If
they llvo in this vicinity. Otherwise, ho must
remain at the recruiting station. Tlio six en
listed yesterday will bo sent to Fort Siocum this
nmriiliii.-. They will.likenllolliorrcirultb.hnvo
to pay their own expenses to the post to which
they uro assigned. They will receive l?13 r
month, the regular pay of artillerymen, caval
ry men. and Infantry nun.
nccitriTizo inisii fot.vstef.iis.
There Are .enrly Knnugli .tow tor Two Rest
menlo nnd All Are Iteudy fur Wnr.
Should war with Spain come, the Irish Volun
teers would bo ready to march at tho first call.
Tho war spirit Is fairly boiling within them as
it hesu't had a chance to boll since they were
organized to light England If tho Venezuelan
complication should result In trouble. Nightly
thcnukwnid squnds have been causing the per
spiring corporals to grow blue In tho face with
suppressed language, and twice a week tho
whole First Ueglment, Irish Volunteers, has
been going through Ila paces under Col. James
Moran. oon tho regiment will bo split Into
two reglmtnts aud a third will bo leerulted.
Already there are enough applicants to make
up this third.
At present there are more than 1,700 mon In
the First Ueglment, and Col. Moran wishes to
get enough men of somo experience In drill to
make up this number to 1,800; then tho division
will he made. It in not expected that tho new
regiment will bo enlisted before n fortnight.
'1 he call for men Issued by Col. Mornn concludes
with these words:
"Applicants must be Irish-American citizens
of guodcharaetur. able to rend and write, and
be prepared to defend tho Stars and Stripes
'Ilio Inst six words are In heavy type. A ro
noiter who wns present at the drill last night
heard more eagor and hopeful war talk there
tliuu ho has heard Blnce tho novrs of thoMalno
disaster wiib flist received. Col. .Moran says
tint if war breaks out he can turn out without
dolavlHo regiments of Irish-Americans ready
and tit to light. The preoit regiment will act
ns escort to tho Irish societies In the St. Pat
rick s day parade.
Volunteers Orcanlrlna In Wayne County.
I.T0NB. N. Y March 10,-In the rillago of
Hose, Wayne county, n military organization
has been formed, to be known as tbo Hose Tlrst
"eparate Company, Drilling is going on every
evening, and in case war Is declared tho com
pany, will offer Its aerilros forthwith. Capu
llllam O. Horton, who has charge of tho com
piiv, la.iii old veteran. He enlisted A tiril '.T.
18111, In tho Seventh Vermont Voluuleor In
fantry, was wounded In tho right hand and
rigln fool, nnd discharged Feb. 20,18111. He
Immediately reenllsled in the tamo company
and regiment, nnd was finally discharged July
20, 18U5. J, G, Soulo is first scrgcunt of the
Ml, Louis llneb rrom Nowport .tens.
The American liner St. Louis, which has been
threo weeks at tho yards of the Newport Kens
Shipbuilding Company, undergoing an over
hauling, arrived last night and dropped anchor
outsidotho Hook nt 7:11 o'clock. It waa too
hazy for tho observer at tho Hook to make her
out. but a tug of tho Amorlcun line found her
and reported her nt tlio lino's pier at the foot of
I-niton street. North lllor. Sho mado very
slow time over tho 300 miles between the Vir
ginia espes and the Hook, she was nearly
thill) -four hours on tlio way. having pnssod out
nf tlio Canes nt lir.'l.'i o'clock on Wednesday
morning. Sho was probably detained by fog.
new Haven to Ask Conrroo rer 1'roleellon.
Ni.w Havkn, March lO.-Hcnry C. Howe, Sec
retary of the Now Haven Chambor of Com
inerco, will start for Washington to-morrow
with a petition from tho Chamber to Congress
asking for an appropriation at onco In construct
fortifications nt the mouth of tho New Haven
harbor. Mr. hune believes fhattiUOO.OOO should
bo voted. Mayor rurnsworth will cnd a dele
gate with Mr, Howe representing tbo city, and
tue Harboi Commissioners will aond a third rep
rjseiitlng the water commeroa of this part of
MOXTOoMsnr phobablt saff.
At tast Ik Oeraafea the Aneberaaa Croaa
or tbn Alfonso XII,
Havana, March 10, The bodies of two men
of the Maine were recovered to-day, and Chap
lain Chidwlok declares that In his opinion thoy
are tho remains of Gordon and Johnson, colored
Only reporters having special permission nre
allowed to go on board tho Montgomery. Tho
vlgllanco of Capt, Converso continues to be tire
less. The buoy near which the Montgomery is
now anchored was demanded by Capt, Slgsbro
as an nnchorago place for the Mnlno on the
night of the catastropbo nnd heforo the ex
plosion occurred. It wns granted to him. For
this reason tho Alfonso XII. hns moved from
there, giving placo to tho Montgomery.
Consul-General I,ee visited tho Montgomery
to-day, and It Is announced that the Colonial
Cabinet will do so to-morrow.
ifEir xnipon avxa.
To Be Set I'p en the necks or Vessels Kaeh
Flrra aoo llullrto a Minnie.
The first of some now rnpld-flro guns from the
Colt factory at Hartford, Conn., nrrlved at tho
Brooklyn Navy Yard yesterday. Tholr cnllbro
Is only six millimetres, or n little less than n
quarter of nn inch, but thoy nro very heavy. It
Is quite prolnhlo that tho ordnance officers nt
the yard have not seon a gun In n long whilo In
which they took so much Interest ns In those
Kach gun wns flttod with two mountings, ono
to bo used on land nnd tho othor on shipboard.
Tho latter mounting consists of a steel tripod
with brass fittings. Heady for sea service, the
gun, mountqd on the tripod, is placed near tho
In that position It Is capable of firing 200
shots n minute. In any direction. The mechan
ism of the gun Is such that It may lie pointed
directly down to tho avntor. It is supposed to
bo particularly useful In repelling attacks of
torpedo boats. A few such guns would makii
the men on nn approaching ship think they hnd
run Into a bullot storm.
Tho cnllbro of tho gun Is the same as thnt of
the now Leo rifle, used by tho mnrlnos in tho
unvy. Tho gunner sits in n, bloyclo suddlo fas
tened to one of tho legs of the tripod. All the
runner hns to do Is to aim his piece nnd keep
lis linger on tho trigger and tho gun does tlio
rest. It feeds itself and ejects the empty
shells. Power derlv ed from ono explosion of
tho powder operates tho machinery which
onuses tho noxt explosion. The gun's rnngn Is
2,000 yards. At n, test rundo nt tho yard yester
day a bullet was sent through a three-eighths
of nn inch atecl pinto, through a block nt wood
twentv Inches thick which was behind tho
plate, on through a steam coil and thon through
nnothcr steel mate one-eighth of nn Inch thick.
Tho cartridges for tho gun are strung on a
belt, ouch belt containing 1,000 cartridges. The
bolt Is in a steel box nttuched to one side of tbo
gun near the brcioh und Is unwound ns tho
cartridges drop into tho breech. Tho empty
shells are thrown out through a slot on tho op
posite Bide of tbo gun. The metal of tho barrel
of tho gun la about nn Inchon thickness. This
prevents It from becoming overheated in firing.
Fifty more of tho guns are expected at the navy
yard In a few days.
COVXT XSTEltllAZT OIFXS IT Uf.
De Has Abandoned Hlo latial Action Agalatt
Special Cable Detpatchee to Tm Sc5.
Paths), March 10. Count Esterhazy, acting on
the ndvlce of his counsel, has abandoned his
llbol action against Mnthieu Dreyfus for accus
ing him of being the author of the famous
The fact that Esterhazy asked and recelred
tho authorization of Mlnistor of War Billot and
Gen. Pcllioux to bring tho action adds to the
significance of Its withdrawal.
London; March 10. The Chronicle, referring
to the withdrawal of tho action brought against
Matbieu Dreyfus by Count Esterhaay, says that
there is n mysterious aspect to tho matter which
In a few days may be cleared up In rather a
FlCKElt UP SOME CASTAWAXS.
The Crew or the VTreeked Bark Tfllbelm llaek
Ilfaruod liv Ihe Steamer Clio.
Special Cable liespatch to Tns Stnr.
Marseilles, March 10. The Austrian steam
ship Clio, Capt. Luchetta, at tills port from
New Orleans, rescued the crew of tho German
bark Wilbelm LInck, Capt. Witt, from Pases
goula Dec. 27 for Delfzyi, which waa wrecked
The crew abandoned the rossel, took to the
boats, and were picked up by the Clio.
O.V TUE VPl-r.lt XAXOTSE.
A Steamer Ascends to Chunc-lttna In tiecbuen
Special Cablet Fespatclt to TnE Sen.
SflAKon ai, March 10. Tho steamer Lee Cnuen
has nscended tho Yangtso Klaug rapids to
Chung-King, thus demonstrating that the up
per Yangtso' Is now open to navigation.
Tho Loo Cliuen is a small vessel. Tho pioneer
trip from Ichang occupied twentj-ono days.
Tbo navigation of the rapids was ililllcult. Tho
Chinese nowhero opposod the passago of tho
nonlns One or Ihe llrrald'a Tales.
Special Cable rietnatch to Tnr. Scs.
London. March 10. A newa ngency here
claims to ha,vo authority to deny tlio story pub
lished by tho .Vcic York Herald nbout a British.
rail inlo Brazil. Tho story was based on tho
fact. Ilia t a colonial olllcial of British Guiana
had been sent to tho disputid territory in con
nection with tbo claims of certain British set-ticr8,-but
who returned lest misapprehension
should arise In view of tho boundury nego
tiations. Ilenlierg Jerome.
rpceial Cable Deipaleli to Til Sen.
1.0NPOV, March 10. Sadie Jerome, the Ameri
can actress, was mnrrled nt .Manchester to-day
to Alfred Heizbcrg, a wealthy South Afrlcuu.
IlIO SHELTER EVRS'ED.
Faar Iluadrrd Men Thrown Out or ITork Tho
r,oo to i3iio,ooo.
Diadwood, S. D.,Mnrch 10. Tho large smelt
ing plant of tho Doadnoodnnd Delaware Com
pany, a mllo east of this clly, was destroyed by
lire at 3 o'clock this morning. The fire orig
inated on the first floor from an overturned pot
of molten sing. Four hundred men aro thrown
out of employment. The loss of tho works Is
estimated to bo $-230,000.
So rapid wns tlio spread of the flames that
many of the men employed about the plant wero
compelled to lieu for their lives, somo of them
narrowly escaping death. Although the plant
wns thoroughly equipped to fight lire the oarly
communication of tbo fire with ono engine room
rendered tho powerful pumps of no use what
ever. The Deadwood end Delaware smelter wns ono
of tho largest pyritlo smelting plants in the
world, handling on an nvorogo 000 tons of gold
ore dally, nnd employing from 3.ri0 to BOO men
on every bhlft.
Five Perish la n Fire at Uvea.
Bkattlk, Wash.. March 10,-Passengers on
the steamer Humboldt, which arrived here oarly
this morning from Dyoa and Skngway, brlnj-s
tbe news that on tho night of March 3 a fire oc
curred In Dyea In which it Is thought flvn per
sons perished, Tho flro broke out in tho Kvory
One's Homo Hotel, completely destroying tho
hotel and ndjolnlngsaloou and danco hall. Over
twenty persons were slooplng In the hqjol, The
bodies (if Bert Meek of Portland and Uussollsof
Juneau have been lakon out. Keller waa still
nlive, but ho was not expected to llvo. Tbo body
of an unknown woman had also been recin ercif,
It I; thought that tho bodloj of two men wcro
still In the ruins.
Hushing to tbe Klondike.
Vancouvkii, March lO.-Tho rush for the
Klondlko through Vancouver Is becoming a
crazy crush. Tho Tees, Danube, and Centennial
left to-day with huge outfits. Tlio Centennial
was simply packed with in 1.000 pHseiigors, to
say nothing of the dogs, horses, entile, pigs, and
reindeer. 'Ihe-Danubo nnd Tens were also load
ed from tho btlgo water to the bridge.
Two or threo moro steamers will otart to-mor-
Chance la iho 1'rall-M lillnrjr Preildrnor.
IlAllTrniii), Conn., March 10, -Oivlng to dis
satisfaction on the part of tbo Now York syndi
cate which holds a controlling intorct, Francis
A, Pratt retired from the Presidency of tbo
Iratt and Whitney Company to-day and wns
buccoeded by Amos Whitney. Mr. Pratt was
made consulting engineer and retained as di
rector. Tho directors were all reelected oxtopt
gynuol E. Elmore, who Is replaced by Daniel
an in ., .1 -...y-., ,...r ,...
JUSTICE OF CUBA'S CAUSE.
TJIK PATRIOTS It AYE ONE DC
FFXHEn AT OOT.UXtniA.
W. IOtsrana Shatters Pror. Cohna Rpnnlih
aonhlotrr Mot Dpala lino (lobbied Up Ilin
ttevrnuea ir the lalnnil, I.eavlnc Only
Three rer Cent, for lis Prroilnc Seeds.
An audience that nearly filler! the tomporary
chapel In the Schermerhorn building of Colum
bia University listened attentively to a concleo
statement of tho reasons for Cuba's strugglo for
independence mado by M, Louts Augusto Lot
so iux of the Homancolanguogo department In
reply to Prof. Cobn's advocacy of the Spanish
sldo In tho samo place last week. By far tho
grdater number of those present consisted of
women, among whom wero many bright, foreign
faces strnngo to the usual collrgo ntidionccs,
nnd among the men, too, several Cubans were
noticeable. They were treated to a dtspasslon
ntonnd lucid exposition of facts, tho lecturer
being nrvaro, evidently, thnt a enso so strong
needed no flowers of rhetoric, though occasional
comments botrayed bis decided Cuban sym
pathies. After a short historical summary , In which he
showed that Spain from the beginning of tho
century hnd refused to grant Cuba offcctlvo
political rights thnt where a protonco at con
cessions hnd been mado It had been made void
In practice, that tho agreements mado nt the
treaty of Znnjnn nt thu end of the ten
years' war had not been kept M. Lol
soaux oxplalncd from Spanish stntlstlcs
how tho island wns govorned whon tho
present Insurrection broke out. The revenue
ralsod by taxation waa $20,500,000. Of this
nearly JI13,000.000 wont to pay the Interest on
tho publlo debt. $7,000,000 for war nnd naval
expenses, nnd $5,000,000 for administration and
Justice, sums thnt went to Spain or to Spanish
employees, while only SIlOO.OOO was devoted to
publlo works nnd education. That Is, of tho
total taxation barclv 3 per cent was devoted to
tho needs of tho country. The commercial rela
tions of tbo Island wore arranged with tho solo
object of benefiting Spanish trade-men and man
ufacturers, tho duties boing laid so as to cut off
trade with foi cign countries. Wbrro this existed
it was only through the corrupt practices of tho
Spanish Custom llouso olllclnls.
'I he representation of Cuba in the Cortes Is in
no sonson representation uf the Cuban people.
1 ho electors numbered only 50,000 In n popula
tion of l.uOO.000, and were so arranged In
electoral colleges thnt tho majority consisted
alwuya of SpanishoftlclalsandSDanlsb residents
In tho Island, a few members only being wealthy
Cuban landowners. The representatives elected
woro Spaniards, often men who had never soon
Cuba bavo on tho moD. Sefior Maui a. Minister
of tho Colonics In J80I, foresaw tho danger In
Cuba nnd prepared n bill proposing n semblnnco
of autonomy to the Island. This bill tho Minis
try did not daro to lay boforo tho Cortes, but
another "autonomy" bill, out of which tlio
substanco had been cut, was presented and
voted, with tho result that the Insurrection
broko nut nt onco.
.u. laiiscauxswcpi nsmoiuc fictions mat tho
Insurgents nro outlaws and adventurers, and
that thoy nro chiefly negroes, by tbo statoment
that four-filths of the Cubans In tbo Held aro
wbito man, of all classes of society, nnd by
naming manv college professors, lawyers, mer
chants, and landed proprietors who are now in
arms against Spain. He defended the so-called
regular mndo of warfare In tho Island byn com
parison with tho Spanish methods during tho
war with Napoleon, when 250,000 French
soldiers met their death, not by tho chances of
war alone, but, oa the Spanish academician.
Alarcon, has boasted, by the dagger and by
poison. A guerrilla warfare Is Justified by tho
nature of the country and tho exigencies of the
case. Tho Insurgent urmies Lnvo nlwnys ob
served the rules of war of civilized nations.
Tho question of annexation to tho United
States is one for the peoplo of Cuba to decide
after ihey nro free. The purchnsi) of Cuba,
which wasposslbloat the beginning of tho war.
Is now, after tho island has been ruined, not
to bo thought of. Any measure of autonomy
proposed by npain must bo Judged by Spain's
previous conduit and by the fato of othor simi
lar measures. No matter how woll thev ninv
read they nro Intended only for foreign uso, nnd
w ill depend on tho pleasure of Spanish ollicials.
Spain has proved that her promises cannot bo
In conclusion M. Lolscnux doclarod that thoro
Is n higher law than that of political or material
Interests, or tho indoftiiite bodv called Interna
tional law: a moral law, n law of humanity, that
demands thnt an end be put to tho barbarities
In Cuba. Cnless we deny tho principles of tho
Declaration of Independence, we have no choice
but to uphold republican ideas nnd libcity
against monarchical despotism and oppression.
TO CHECK 3TEAX SMUGGLERS.
ITerearter All Cuban Heller Nnppllno Stmt tie
Addressed to Cnnniil-Genernl I,ee.
Notice having been given by Consul-General
Leo to tho Department of State to tho effect thnt
a box containing dutiable articles, not oxempted
by tbo Spanish Govornuiont nB Cuban relief sup
plies, hnd been shipped with such supplies, nd
drohsod to some porson in care of Consul-Gcncr-ol
Lee, tho Centrnl Cuban Belief Committee is
Instructed bv tho Department of St.ato to give
public notieo that no pickaxe beari.ig any name
or addrc" other than that of the United Stales
Consul-Gmicral hi Ilnvann will be forwarded by
Hie committee. It Is also required that every
pack. ice shall bo nc"ompnniil by h cli a state
ment of tin-contents Hs shall besutllelnnt for tho
purpose of the Custom HouseeMiininaiinn.
1'he Central Cuban Belief Coiiinmu o exceed
ingly regrets the oceurrento complained or. ns
it bad made every overtinii to nvol I the possi
bility nf sue li an Imposition upon its work or tho
privilege of freo entry granted by tho Spanish
EM ST01S3I IX XEERASKA.
Bummer Weather Followed br Snow nnd a
OMATiA.Mnreh 10. Tho most remarkable spell
of weather in Nebraska for years past hns pre
vailed throughout thoStnteslnce noon. Yester
day wns a typical summer day. This forenoon
tho wenther wns plensant, scarcely cold enough
for an o crcoaU Deports of tho great snowstorm
sweeping acros the Stato had preceded
the blizzard, howover. Up to within an hour of
thonrrlvalof tbe storm tbo weather was sum
mer like. Then the sky darkened, nnd a perfect
gale was accompanied by- a snowstorm no donso
that one could scarcely seo ten feet iiway. Tbo
enow fell in groat iliikca and piled up in nio
lusioii. One good feature of tho storm is the absence
of any drifting, To-night the weather Is getting
very cold. On tho whole ihe benefits of the
btorin will bo many. Nodnmago can result ex
cept possibly lo spring lambs, ull othor stock
being bevond danger whilo thomcreury remains
high. On tbe w Sent fields the hencllts will be
enormous. Improving tho cereal prospects of
As the ground is so warm, tlio enow cannot
last many hours. The florco wind that accom
panied the buow Interfered materially with
street und rallnnd trattlc. All trains in and out
of tho city wcro belotcd to-night. The telegraph
service was also dumnged by tbo clinging snow.
The indications nre that tbe storm will race
fiercely all night.
Heports from all over the Interior of tbo State
show a condition similar to thnt in Omaha. At
Lincoln, Norfolk, and Grand Island, so much
sno fell that It was Impossible fo make bond
way on the street. It wns Impossible lo sen a
foot ahead in tbo storm, und tho wind blow with
CARRIED $.1,000 JJf A SATCIIF.T..
Mr. Utaurhamp Kays Iho Money Was Stolen
rrom Illm nt I'nloii Nimion. at, Louts.
Br. Louis, March 10, The police are en
deavoring to ferret nut tho culprits who robbod
K. K. Beauchamp of Illinois of $5,000 on Mon
day. Tbo fnct of the robbery was disclosed to
day by Bcauchamp's published offer of $2,300
reward for the return of tbo satchel containing
? 1.1,000 and valuable papers, which was stolen
rojnblmon a train at tbo Union Station.
He represents a large farm machine factory,
and dime hero on biislnets two weeks ago
After collecting if 5.000 ho started for homo on
Monday with the monev in a hand satchel, the
loss of which wns not observed until he reached
Virginia, HI. Ho returned hern immediately.
Holland Nocletv Truaiero President Vrooman'i
President John W. Vrooman of Iho Holland
Society of New York gave a dinnor to the trus
tees of tlmt society in ono of tho prlvato banquet
rcumsof Iho Union League Club lust evening.
Ills guests were Mayor Van Wyck, Frank Has.
b'oiiek. Dr. I). H. M. John ltooss, Theodore Sf
Bantu, Judge Augustus VnnWyik, John 1.!
Hiker. Hubert II. Itnnsevelt, Kugenn Van
rlfiiuick. Tunis G. Bergon, Warner Van Norden
and J. 11. Van Woert. 'ucii,
SPARKS FROM THE TELEGRAPH,
The Opera Homo at Oil Oily. Pa , was destroyed br
tiro yesterday. I lie lots is i.U.oou. ' '
an Biliousness, sick head-
I IlfQt HI O act":J'":"1lc.liidIgos-
LIVGI I llO ""' constipation aro
n vr cured hy Jlooi,a pjIIfc
Kajy to take, easy to operate. Druggists, 23c,
SARNIXU8 IN AMxnxoAtr PMBOXB.
Keevlta aT the isirme In W far tJIIIUIng the
lot her or the Convicts.
Thero aro approximately 00,000 convicts In
the prisons of tho forlyflvo States of the Union,
In seven of which the loase system still prornlls
-Alabama. Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Ne
braska, South Carolina and Tennossoc In Now
York State thero woro on March 1 tho follow
ing number ofjconvlcts In tho prisons named:
Sing Hlng, 1,325; Auburn, 1,050; Clinton, 030;
Woman's JPrlson, Auburn, 75. Total, 3,380,
exclusive of penitentiaries, county Jails and
local prisons, which brought up the.total num
ber to tf,8SU on that date.
Tho proportion which tho "criminal popula
tion." so inlled (tho Incarcerated criminal poptr
lntlon, boars to the total mmber of Jlnhnbl
tnntslof each country varies considerably. In
tho United Stntos It Is nbout 85 por 100,000, In
England It Is 00; In Franco, 150; In Husstn,
120; In Belgium, 100; In Italy, 230, and In Ire
land, 00. 'Ihn proportion of Inrnrcornted criin
Innls to the i.holo pn illation Is largest In Italy,
where tho number of crimes against llfo or per
son Is, relatively, larger than tho number of
crimes ngalntZproperty, and Is least, among
Kuropoan countries from which thero aro au
thentic figures, in Austria. During, tho ton
) tnrslbotwccti 1H87 and 1SH7 tho nunibor of In
carcerated criminals In tho United Statos In
creased from 45.000 to C0.000; but during that
period tho operations of Aincilcan prisons were
nltered in inunv important particulars, espe
cially ns regards tho adoption of mothods for
preventing competition botween prison-made
goods and factory products made outside of
prison walls. In many of tho States, Now ork
utnong them, tho Constitution prescribes
methods for nvoldlng shell competition nnd as
n result tho proceeds of tho contract system tn
American prisons, which ten years ago amount
ed collocllvcly to uil8,OOO,000 In tho Statos ad
hering to It (New York, Missouri and Illinois
were the chief of theso), foil off last year tn less
than $8,000,000, or less than ono-hnlf. In
thoso States which have us a substitute what Is
known ns "tho plece-prlco system," pnrtlcu
larly New York; nnd Massachusetts, the earn
ings of tho prisons lncroased from $1,500,000
In 1887 to $4,000,000 In 18H7. The leaso sys
torn, whereby convicts nro farmed out to manu
facturers or contractors nt the highest rnto of
fered, and which is found only In such of the
Southern States as have a considerable number
of colored criminals, hns gono out of favor very
much, and where ten years ngo tho Income to
tho States from tho lenso system was $4,000,000
It Is now less than $2,020,000. In somo of tho
States, particularly in tho now Statos of the
Northwest, nnd in Illinois nnd In Toxas, thore is
what is called tho "public, account" system,
whereby tho convicts in prisons are employed
in tho manufacture of articles which, If not re
quired, for tho public service or for public
wards, can, nt least, be utilized In that way.
This system has been accented by many osn
fair solution of tho dispute between those who,
on tho ono hand, desire to sco tho nrlsons self
supporting nnd thoso who, on the other, dcslro
to bavo their competition with ordinary labor
proeiited.T)io cnrningsof tho prisons in
which this system prevails woro $2,000,000 In
1887: they wcro $0,000,000 In 1807. Tho num
ber of idle convicts was Inst yenr greater than
It hns ever boforo been In the history of Amorl
enn prisons, amounting, in fact, to more than
10 por cent, of tho total number Iticarcroated.
KOERXER JURT OUT TITO NIGHTS.
One of Its Members Allowed by Canrc omcera
ta Telephone tn IIlo TTIre.
Recodeer Goff has locked up the Koerner Jury
over nnothcr night. Thoy will have been out
forty-two hours whon the Court of Gcnornl Ses
sions reassembles at 10:30 o'clock this morning.
This boats tho record made on the trial of Wil
liam S. Devory, then police Captain, now Deputy
Chief of Police, when Becorder Smyth kept tho
Jury out thirty-six hours.
Tlio Koorncr Jury went out at 4:30 o'clock on
Wednesday afternoon. None of Its members has
had anv sleep. Yesterday one of them, Charles
Shnln. tho foreman, was permitted by tho court
officers to leave tho Jury room to telephone a
mess.ago to his wife. Although the officers heard
Shaln tell his wifo to have some plumbing done
nt his home, Iho fact that tbey knew what his
mossago was does not rellovo the court officers
Irom the responsibility of having violated sec
tion 77 of the Penal Code, which makes It a mis
demeanor for an officer In chargo of a Jury to
permit any of the Jurors to hold communication
with nny person otiUide of tho Jury room, un
less thnt person is the sitting Magistrate In the
caso under consideration.
Koernor's counsel, Ioiwyer Abe Levy, says
that if Koerner is now found guilty bo will have
the verdict act nsldoon tho ground that the Jury
was permitted to separate.
This is Kocrner's second trial, ne murdered
Hose Alice Hedgato on the sidewalk of Seventh
nvenue on Sept. 23. 1800. He wanted her to
marry him and her rather objected.
IS MR. YORK. TO GET A SETBACK T
Tfe Nny tint Continue at thn Head or tho Hi.
erutlve Committee, tn flrooklyn.
The Democratic mnnagcrs in Brooklyn are
deeply intercstodin tho meetings of tbo twenty
one Assembly committees which will bo held on
next Monday night. Each committee wilt cloct
ten delegates to tho County Committee and also
designate tho two who aro to bo Included in the
Executive Committee. Bernard .1. York,
President of tho Pollco Board, has boon
ono of tho executlvo members from tho
Kieieuth Assembly district for two years
nnd has served as Chairman of the Executive
Committee for thn past year. It is now said
that how-Ill not bo sent back to the Executlio
Committee and may not even bo honored with a
India tlon to the Count j Coiiiiultioe. Thlo set
back for Mr. York is said to hnvo been decreed
In spite of bis high standing with tho Tammany
Hall managers. Senator P. II. McCarrcu is
likely to bo put at tho head of tho Exocutlvo
It issala that the relations botween tho Brook
lyn loaders nnd tho Tammany Hull manngers
havo become quite harinonlous and that all iho
minor appointments In Brooklyn will soon bo
satisfactorily arranged, Mayor Van Wyck and
Mr. Cioker linvn bocome honornrv members of
the Parkway Driving Club, which is composed
In a large part of prominent Kings county Democrats.
HOME OF 1IROOKLTN DEHOORAOT.
Tbe "lloodooed" Thomna Jefferson Outldlna
to De Itrmodelled.
Tho Democratic managers In Brooklyn have
docldod to spend $30,000 in remodelling the
'1 nomas Jefferson bui.,!ing in Court square,
which has been their headquarters for several
years. Tho corner i-tono of the building was
laid by President Clei eland, and Gov. Dill was
tbo ccntrn figure at tho dedication cercmonlos.
A political and pecuniary "hoodoo" sclius to
bavo rested on tho building from the start, but
tho contemplated changes, it is hoped, will ro
move It. 1 ho gorgeous little hall w 111 disappear
altogether, but the corner stone will not be dis
till bod, although somo superstitious stock
holders havo suggested thai it may havo been
tin-cause iif nil tho tribulations. Tbo plans for
tho remodelled structure mako provision for
more light and air.
H'KISSON'S FIGHT ON UAXNA.
ne mil Contest the Senator's Seat for the
Ci.rvxr.AND, O., March 10,-Mayor McKlsson
to-dny gave out his first authorlzod statement
as to his Intontions In the contest for Senator
llunna'sseat. Unsaid that ho Intended to con
test the 'election of Senator Hanna to the long
t,.,I?i'""!'rr,.,tiwlf,l,tl.ln during tho sensational
battle at Colnuil.iis is not a marker to tho ono
Eehi"1 ,"' W uv'',llnt,t tilin whon tbo lime cornea
for blm to take his seat lor tbo long term."
Town ICIiellons In Rnratoaa County.
Saiiatooa, March 10. -The election of a Re
publican for Supervisor in Edinburgh will mako
tho Board of Supervisors of Saratoga county
stand 11 ltxpu illcans to 0 Democrats; U wiJ
first thought that tho bo-ird would bo o tl"
Ilolibors or Canal Hoot Nklpper Go te Jersey
Stephen McKcnna, James Walsh, and Charles
Harris wcro convicted In the General Session
Court In Jersey City yenterday of highway rob
icr:.andwcrobrntenced to seven years and a
half In ntate prison, On Jan. 27 tboy rSbbod
bgatroM.1""1'""1- tha 'k'l'P"'otr.r0canU'
Where Ve.lerrt,i. FrM vr,rBt
A. M-lSilo, Id Comlnlek street. Annie Young
damage slight, IMO.tle-tVO We.t Twenty n,n
street, Charle. Ilanury and others, damage 110 000s
ffi,MT """"" '. Cr?y, dsroag.
MU ties llriili.ers. duma.-e jhl nils S,!',V'''
on sin-rt. no dami.,ie,il.M "J , "wr,t "JwJ. 'h'
.treel, James Ward, uo .lamoge. Hit's, as cl n.i!
piste, bautoro rVaiu.o,daina.-c 350 ", ,u"
JOTTING ,S A ROUT TOITN.
naWKKri-Aif, ,S5 .Vier'KJee"1"'
the eli-clrlelaii. I ,. cunrleie'l and I wic. .,7""!:
lea for the manufacture of glao ana mucUag
Section's Closing Out Sale,
Starting this Morning.
All our WINTER SUITS
J75 or $10
All our WINTER OVERCOATS
$10 ., $15
No Higher Prices.
Bee ear sew editions of Spring Blylat.
We are about completing; our first Fall
and Winter season. While this house li
forty yearn old, tho firm of E O Thompson's
Sons Is not yet a year old.
This storo during its entire history has
never Bold such largo quantities as during
the past five months. We attribute this
entirely to the smaller margins ot profit
Immediately instituted by tho new firm,
coupled with very liberal and modern treat
ment of customers.
Such selling required large supplies of
stock. Now wo want to cut this large and
ample stock down to a minimum. Most
linos are now priced at exactly half rotriihr
prices, which for convenience are grouped
All Sack Suits, $7.50 and $10
All Winter Overcoats, $10 and $15
HO HIOIIKP. PnlCES. NOTni.VQ ttKSEnVEn.
Our uanal rules apply alterations at cost. Roots
may bo returned at any time for prompt refunding
Lota of bright new Spring Overcoats now oo sale.
E O Thompson's Sons
RSJa.0!., 24? Broadway
Clerical Clothing above Pari l'lve
Open Saturdays till 7:80 P. M.
TTJoro Children 7joo $n
Than we had any idea of, before
we advertised the little shoe which
corrects that tendency $2.00 to $2.75.
Have you noticed whether your child
Or it may have ankles that turn easily.
We hive shoes to remedy that also, $1.50.
And for ordinary wear there are
definite reasons why our Children's
Shoes are better than the general run:
special lasts, special sires so that all
can be correctly fitted and special
precautions against anything that
may injure or deform the foot.
Take, for lmtance, ourDonitolaTt!pBhoi!ttiri'l
foiliuc ana a itiJo lolld leather lo,., made en nn
faiyln-t-aii.enMbloailioeatboynrrlN can went
tn rnool. Vie guarantee not only perfect at. but
perfect iatlfiellon. 'r """
OC to to 83.50), accordant to rtio.
The kind you want. Won't como off
till you say so. Xosllpplncor tlpplnir
or bother. Tho Schmidt Clip does
It Attached to any glasses for 0
cents. Circulars FREE.
Oculist' Prescriptions Ailed. Faotory on premliea
Quick repairing-. OPEN EVENINQS. Phono 198b 3S.
P. G, Schmidt,
Optician 1 6 East 42d St. -2nd &i
TALE OF TtrO PRISONERS.
Taey lay I,oto or Counterfeit silver Colo fs
Produoed In Mlaaourl Penltonllarr.
Bt, Lodis, March 10.-John Connor and Fred
Monroe, arrested at Washlnrton. Mo., on a
charero of counterfeiting, yestorday. declured to
Chief of Detectires Desmond here to-day that
their escaped companion, a nritro, wns
the real culprit, and that ho manu
factured the spurloue coin while an Inmate
of the Htate penitentiary. Under oath, they
related that tho neero was released from the
penitentiary two weeks niro, after harlii
served there oa a trusty for nine months. 7 hey
fhlei0!11""""1 ,hem indlinntable evidence tlul
i,rf. !5tfc?ntorfe!t!l,B apparatus In -ue
ShfciS,Vf,tJIIU,?ll,le'"' spurious coin re
tlon ,l18 convicts for illsiriuu-
Tho fugitive uepro has a wife here, and the
S2rr!Jm.cnt "Utnorltles to-nlnht obtained
in?."?"'1.0 """ her homo for a box contain.
tf,iColn,,e,rrelf n'onuy claimed to haie i.ren
ill i g,lll J''" Penitentiary walla. Mian-
?i,l'.lh0J?CD"-,'",l,ar'nu"10rlBI" J'ffrl .n
city havo been informed of the prisoner's ttory.
Drew Bar Hotliar'a Peaalen Two Year, Aftor
Wasbinotox. March lO.-Ellen Jonet, alias
Mary Dutler, a colorod woman, was to-dsy lisid
In m.OOO bonds by United States Commlsilnner
Mills on a charge of defrauding the Penh on "f
flee by means of forgery. Ellen's mother. Mtry
llutier.wasthe widow of on old soldlei ol
SI Si?,na!on,..W llon eno ' Kile." n.'!'Lie1
to notify tho Pension Olllce. and fur the patl
Jil0,!"" b" .I0!1 drawing tho pentlon i y
oittnltig her mothor'a name and represent m
horaelf to be her own mother.
Theodore B. Starr,
206 Fifth Avenue.
Goldsmith, Silversmith niui
Jeweler, Diamond Merchant
and Dealer in Precious Ston',
Solid Silver, Fine Porcelains I
and Bronzes. I
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