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SPOILED A COUP D'ETAT
Dcroulcdc Was Haling Troops
to lhc Elyscc.
The Diic.il'Orlcans and Zurlindcn
Tolicc Search, of Cnunpirntorn'
House, fur Incriminating;
(Special Cablegram Corjnshted.)
Faris, Feb. 15. There is good reason on
the -whole to congratulate France upon the
manner In which she has borne herself
during the test ot her repu'-'can institu
tions in the past ten da-'There is no
longer much doubt th' ,6c sudden death
of President Taure dit.urbed and demor
alized a plot which was not jet fully de
veloped for the overthrow of the republic.
One of its members I hesitate to describe
him as one of its responsible leaders was
Insane enough to attempt to carry it into
execution. The government now possesses
ample documentary proof that urgent ap
peals had been made to prominent generals
at least eight das before M. Faurc's
death to induce them to undertake a mili
tary coup d'etat, to be followed by a plc
bescite. MM. Deroulede and Ilabert freely admit
this. They are onlj anxious to make it
appear that they acted on their own re
sponsibility, without backers from outside
of Franco and without ulterior aims.
There are excellent reasons for refusing
to regard Deroulede as a lunatic, which all
of his friends suddenly declare him to be.
He is a loud-mouthed montebank of ex
citable temperament, but he is by no means
an utter fool. Tet, after listening to the
long eulogies of the dead President, De
roulede suddenly placed himself at the side
of General Roget, who was leading several
regiments back from the cemetery .and be
gan crying "On to the Elysee," and en
couraging the soldiers by telling them they
were going to save France. With no re
pulse or resistance they marched toward
the centre of Paris until at the proper
turning to the barracks General Rogct-gavc
the order, "Left, wheel."
Deroulede seemed amazed. He rushed
forward and seized the bridle of the gen
eral's horse, saying: "This is nt. the way
to the Elysee, general; Keep on straight."
A l.ltme n&plniintlon.
Already there are many contradictory
TerelcnE of the Incident, but the most re
liable witnesses agree upon the foregoing
General Roget. indeed, denies that, he
heard Deroulede say anything about
marching to the Elysee, but his denial is
Incomprehensible. General Roget was M.
Cavalgnac's chief subordinate when the
latter was Minister of War, and his atti
tude in support of his fellow officers cf
the general staff in the pending scandal is
There are proofs also of attempts to in
duce him, with other generals, to Join a
plot which was not yet ripe when M.
Kaure died. I do not pretend to know the
nature cf his response to those overtures,
but the thought which carried the over
whelming majority of the Chamber of
Deputies against Deroulede and Habcrt
yesterday Is the same which has aroused
public opinion in France, namely, that It
Is incredible or Inconceivable that two
deputies at the head of an organization
seeking to overthrow the Republic should
rush suddenly to a strange general In the
itreet with whom they had had no pre
vious understanding, and expect him to
start a revolution on the rpot. It may be
said without hesitation that neither the
government. Parliament, nor the mass of
French public opinion accept for a moment
the mad theory regarding Deroulede's and
Hebert's conduct. There is no doubt that
they acted prematurely or that their pre
parations were made much too hastily,
owing to the unexpected turn of events of
the past week, but that they acted without
any reason, except in response to their
own desires, few will believe.
The evidence which transpires from hour
to hour tends to prove that there wag a
plot. It seems that the registers and other
papers of the League of Patriots were re
mot ed from tho league's headquarters on
Monday. The police today took Ilabert to
the office of tho league and in bis presence
searched his desk and cabinet, removing
his papers. Tbey alto took Deroulede to
his apartments in the Avenue Klebcr and
made another search. The officers natural
ly refuse any information as to the result
of their examinations, not only In Paris,
but In Marseilles and other parts of
The Duke of Orlenua In It.
The "Journal do l'Homme" publishes a
long article tonight connecting the Duke
of Orleans and certain generals with the
League of Patriots plot- It Is also re
ported that General Zurllnden will soon be
rerlaced as Military Governor of Paris "by
raurc-Biguet, commander of the Sixth
Army Corps and a personal friend of Pres
It has not jet been decided whether to
arraign Deroulede and Ilabert upon a
charge of treason before the Senate, sit
ting as a higher court, or before the As
sizes, for attempting to incite insurrection.
In the former case the punishment would
be transportation, like that of Dreyfus, an 1
In the latter from one to three years' im
prisonment. It is naturally denied In be
half of General Roget that he has been
previously approached, by the instigators
News has been received from Brussels
to the effect that the Duke of Orleans has
been expelled by the Belgian government
because be was plotting against the se
curity of a friendly state. It is reported
that he is going to Italy, but Inasmuch as
it has already been Intimated to bim that
his presence there would not be welcome,
it Is more probable that he will take
refuge in Switzerland. I am enabled to
confirm, from information received to
night, my dispatch of Thursday announc
ing that the Trench government was in
possession of Knowledge before Derou
lede's farcical attempt to Induce General
Roget's troops to march to the Elvsoc that
a serious plot to overthrow the Republic
was almost ripe, and that it had the uli
mate object of restoring the monarchy in
the person of the Duke of Orleans. I am
perhaps wrong in saying it was expected
that the attempt would be made that day,
for its complete fizzle itself indicates that
Deroulede's action was premature. It was
suggested today that he was led to act
thus hastily without consulting his co
conspirators by his knowledge of the fact
that the government had been warned and
possessed at least an Inkling of the plot.
Hence his desperate effort to carrj out the
design before the authorities should have
time to prepare to thwart It.
There are insinuations in tonight's Drey
fusard papers that the movements of other
army officers on the. afternoon and evening
of the same dav indicated that there was
some extraordinary plan on foot which
had miscarried, but no facts which would
comprise an adequate basis for such a sug
gestion as treason have been adduced,
rinally. It Is a salutary truth that no soon
er had the public gained Knowledge of
Deroulede's attempt than there wa3 a
prompt rally of patriotic lojalty in sup
port of the President and the government.
Demonstrat'ons of hostility against
Loubet have not been attempted since
Thursday, and republican sentiment finds
constant expression. Copec and Le Mai
tre are endeavoring to explain their alti
tude, and at the same time arc condemn
ing Deroulede, while accounting for his
folly on the ground of his excitability.
The defections from the Fatherland League
are now so numerous that its collapse is
probable. It is too earl to form any
definite idea ot the effect of all these
events upon the Drejfus case, but they
will serve at least to demonstrate to the
public mind that it is not the champions
of justice who threaten the Republic.
The bill referring the Drejfus case to
the full Court of Cassation is almost cer
tain .to paES the Senate on Monday, but
bad as this measure Is in principle, it
cannot longer be said that its republican
supporters Intend to cast any reflections
upon the criminal chamber of the Court of
Cassatior. Most of them are actuated by
a sincere desire to refer the decision to a
body whose decree no honest man can
question, and they fully expect that the
decision will be In favor of the prisoner,
who was illegally and unjustly condemned.
There is a unanimous desire for the
speedy disposal of the whole case, and
the government virtually promises its
decision by March 20.
The election of M. Constans to the presi
dency of the Senate seems well nigh as
sured. There are 'many who say that if
M. Constans had been In Paris a week ago
today he would now be the president of
I.ctutM Philippe Cnttt Dun n.
London, Feb. 25 A "Central News"
dispatch from Brussels says that the Duke
of Orleans started this evening for Turin,
where he will remain for some time, going
thence to the Riviera before returning to
England with the Duchess. The dispatch
says that the Duke has abandoned all hope
of an immediate movement in Trance to
overthrow the Republic.
A DARING MOUNTAIN CLIMB.
The Ilelld Willi of '1'ueu riiuiii'n Rap
ine .Se'nlcil lij Women.
Intervale, N. II., Teh 23 A snonshoe
party of the Appalachian Mountain Club,
of Boston, scaled the head wall of Tucar
man's Ravine. Nine men and three women
performed the feat, A gale, with the ther
mometer at zero, prevented them from
reaching tho summit of Mount Washing
ton. The snow shoe party, which started
out from Boston last Saturday bound for
the mountain regions in New Hampshire,
was the largest ever arranged by the Ap
palachian Mountain Club.
Twenty members of the club, men and
women, set out to pass a week on the
snow-capped ridges in the Granite State.
When it came to braving Tucarman's
Ravine in midwinter Just a dozen developed
courage enough to make the attempt. Tbey
were pretty well fagged out after the
climb, but none the worse for the arduous
exercise. The three women stood it even
better than some of their male companions
SHOT BY CONSTABLES.
John Stuart null Wife -ell While
I'rotcetfnsc Their Home,
Columbia, S. C, Feb 23. A man and his
wire were Bhot tonight as the result of
the dispensary law. Tour liquor consta
bles attempted to search the residence cf
John Stuart, who for jears had been a
trusted clerk in a dry goods establishment
here. As a result, Mr. Stuart is lying
wounded with the lower portion of his
face shot away and his wife Is in a critical
condition with a bullet from a cdTistablc's
pistol through her body.
I Mr. Stuart told the constables that If
mey would search his house they must
do it over his dead body. The constables
claim that they had reason to suspect Mr.
Stuart of being at the back ot blind tigers
In tho city, and had a warrant to search
The constables say Stuart fired at them
twice. Constable Crawford was wounded.
After the shooting the constables went to
their hoarding house, where the sheriff
and a squad of policemen arrested them.
rinn' IIUHlnean ColIeR-e, bill ami K.
limine, ihortland, I ypewriting- SJ23 a car.
THE SIRDAR BLAMED
Opinion Doubtful Regarding
His Eastern Methods.
England Still Seems Sentimental as
to Treatment of Harbnrians.
A Scrlonh (Itiettton Coliecrnilli; the.
Monroe Doctrine Applied ti
(Special Cablegram Copyrighted )
London, Feb 25. What promises to bo
a strictly domestic session of Parliament
was Illuminated last Thursday by an in
structive debate on the British Egvptian
policy. It was instructive because Mr.
Morley, the most honest and consistent
opponent of imperialism, found only forty
four Liberals to support a vote of censure
for the government. The remainder of tho
minority, all Irish, voted with the gov
ernment. Messrs. Asqulth and Fowler
walked out before the division. The hope
lessness of Morley's attitude Is made clear
er by the fact that the first blots on tho
Sirdar's escutcheon were made visible this
week. The Khalifa, with 12,000 men. Is
victoriously moving north, and General
Kitchener's brother, the colonel, with an
Anglo-Egyptian force. Is retreating north.
It Is possible that another campaign, when
the Nile rises in April, will bo necessary.
The other blot is the displeasure felt over
the Sirdar's casting the Mahdl's remains
into the Nile. He defends this action as
being necessary to destroy the barbarous
fanatical superstition, as otherwise the
dervishes would believe the British feared
the Mahdi's shade.
LZnNtern Methods Quetlnned.
The matter will be debated when a vote
to grant the Sirdar 30,000 comC3 up in
Parliament. It Is thought that the Sirdar,
in growing to understand the sentiments ot
the East, lost touch of the sentiments of
the West. It is recalled that after the
restoration Charles II exhumed the bodies
of Cromwell, Ireton, and Bradshaw, and
bad them dragged to Tjburu. The leading
London paper of that da adds:
"These three carcasses were then pulled
out of their coffins and hanged to a trip'o
tree until sunset; then they were taken
down, the heads cut off and the loathsome
trunks thrown Into a deep hole under the
Allowing for the point of view, there
does not seem to be much difference in the
two treatments. Nevertheless, Mr. Mor
ley's general argument is sweepingly re
futed by his own former colleague. Grey,
and will likely not bo heard again In Parliament-
Mr. Morle) contended that im
perial rule abroad would react to destroy
free institutions at home. Grey In reply
said: "I cannot believe that our civiliza
tion is so tender that virtue runs in danger
of being deteriorated in the attempt to
govern uncivilized races. If the character
of a great nation runs in danger of being
deteriorated it is by taking too narrow a
view of obligations and In losing confidence
in Its own power to be just."
The other event of the debate was Mor
ley's prediction that the next election In
England would be fought out on the issue
of public expenditure. He said that the
Jingo at the next election would be the
statesman whose policy cannot be carried
out under a cost of 30,000,000 sterling
jcarlj for the military service of the coun
try In a time of profound European peace.
It is significant that Sir William Vernon
Harcourt announces that be will return to
tho House of Commons In April to take
an active part in the debate over Sir
Michael Hicks-Beach's budget and to ad
The Monroe Doetrllle.
Does the Monroe Doctrine cover South
America? Will the United States take up
the cause of her sister Republic, Argentina,
agalnbt a European monarch? These are
questions which arise in an Interesting
case of territorial possession which Is like
ly to cause International complications be
tween Great Britain and Argentina, and
which is at present under consideration by
the British Foreign Office authorities.
The disputed land consists of a small
colony called Chubut, in the Chubut Val
ley of Patagonia, ami was founded by
Welshmen In 1SC3. The jiopulation now is
about 0,000, mostly descended from the
pioneers, who were Welsh miners The
colony, which was of a semi-religious na
ture originally, round the greatest diffi
culty in maintaining its existence, but the
men were of sturdy stock and obtained the
friendship of the aborigines They devoted
themselves subsequently to agriculture,
which proved extremely nrduous until the"
natives taught them the value of irriga
tion The colony continued to thrive,
through hard work, and Is now a self-sup
porting Industrial community, with four
At the time of settlement the governments
of Argentina and Chile were looking upon
Patagonia, which the regarded as no
man's land, as a possible territory for an
nexation, but no advances were made by
either government until the Chile-Peru
war, when Argentina, taking advantage of
her neighbors' attention being engaged
elsewhere, assumed direct pretensions of
sovereignty. These pretensions were short
ly afterward ratified by a treaty with Chile.
Tho Buenos Ayres government then de
manded tbat the colonists register their
settlement at tho Argentine capital. The
Welshmen, having no laver and not de
tecting any results In the act of registra
tion bejond the pajment of a few dollars,
registered In order to avoid trouble.
On this fact Argentina will probably
base her claim to sovereignty. Recently
the Argentine authorities have been in
terfering, with the self-governing methojs
ot the colonists and enforcing Argentine
governing methods. It wants to replnce
the Welsh by Argentine schoolmasters,
and wishes to enforce conscription. This
last Is the sorest point with the colonists,
whose religion forbids them to drill on
Sundays. The settlers decided to send a
deputation to enlist the assistance of the
British Foreign Office. The delegates,
Messrs. Phillips and Swan, are now in
London, and have already p'aced the case
before the Welsh parliamentary party.
The delegates stated that Argentina gave
no assistance (o the colony in times of ad
versity, but that when the colony pros
pered, began to Interfere with its self-government
and to exercise sovereignty, which
the colonists have determined to rcsUt at
all costs. They claim that they have not
lost their natlouallt ; that they are British
subjects, and that the colony is pract'cjlly
British territory by virtue of its discovery
by a Britisher in the time Charles II, and
the fact that there had been no effective
occupation until their arrival. The diffi
culty anticipated Jn connection with tlje
pending Argento-Chili arbitration, a We sh
commoner characterizes as a case of pos
sible repetition of tho Transvaal question.
Custom limine Yiuiilnl lm An A-tm-U.
on Dr. -ton ilnllehen.
(Special Cablegram-Copyrighted )
Berlin, Feb. 25. Washington's Birthday
celebration brought out a flagrant case of
the roughness of the German customs offi
cials. Consul General Mason's colleagues
presented him with an artistic silver loving
cup. It was ordered by Consul Hughes, at
coDurg, irom nis native town, and was
sent to him in a handsome locked oak
cabinet, enclosed In a packing case. When
it reached Consul Hughes last Wednesday
It was found that the lock on the cabinet
had been forced and that the gift had
been literally flattened out. The enameled
stars and stripes were smashed to atoms
and the eagle perched on the base of the
goblet was broken off. Fortunately Consul
Hughes secured a man who had worked
fifteen years at TIffan's to remove most
traces of the damages and was thus en
abled to have the cup presented at the sur
prise banquet last Thursday.
There Is no redress. Many people In
Pittsburg are airead) familiar with the
was of the custom house here. When it
was decided to send to Bismarck's grave
an artistic wreath worked in iron there
was some anxiety as to its fate, but I am
glad to say that the government decided
to admit it duty free and without exami
nation. The anti-American organs are attacking
Hen- von Holloben for his conciliatory
statements at the Washington Birthday
dinner. His remark that a German
American conflict would be little short
of civil war is declared to be damaging
to German Interests, as it will give the
Americans the Impression that it Is Im
possible for Germany to resort to strong
measures. The anil-American papers de
clare that It Is unheard of that an Imperial
official should make the remarks attributed
to Holleben regarding the meat Inspection
THEY LOVE THEIR OJVN.
Cnrl Sell u it I'nloclxed nt n Banquet
Berlin, Feb. 25. Nearly 1,000 persons
were present tonight nt the banquet given
under the auspices ot the Berlin Economic
Society in honor or Carl Schurz's seven
tieth birthday. Among the guests were
United States Ambassador White, the
Prince' of Schonach-Carolath, Prof. Theo
Mcmmson, the historian; Louis Bamberg
er, and many members of the Reichstag
Dr. Theodore Both wns the principal
speaker, and Ills eulogy of Mr. Schurz con
tained sjmpathetic References to America,
which were warmly applauded. A letter
was read from the mayor of Berlin regret
ting his Inability to be present, in which
he said that he greatly honored and es
teemed Mr. Schurz and was certain that
these sentiments were shared b) a large
majority of the people of Berlin.
THE BULGARIA'S INSURANCE.
SliKpiclouN Comment Itcc-nrdlllt-; the
Mllli'M Reported I.os.
London, Feb 23 The greatest dissatis
faction is expressed, at Llods over the
circumstances connected with the reinsur
ing of the Bulgaria In the absence of news
of her. The rumors' received naturally led
to the conclusion that she had foundered,
and a great deal of suspicious comment Is
now prevalent. There Is even talk of an
official enquiry. Skeptics recall that sim
ilar circumstances were connected with the
fate of the steamship China, of the Penin
sular and Oriental Line, which went ashore
near the entrance to the Red Sea about a
year ago, the result being a general un
willingness to pa' high rates on ships tem
porarily reported missing.
THE POPE'S APPEAL.
Catholic. Government! Ankeil If The
Side AVI til Itnl.
London, Feb. 25. A dispatch to the
"Central News" from Rome says it is an
nounced from the Vatican that the Pope
has addressed a note to the Catholic gov
ernments, including Austria, France, and
Belgium, asking whether the opposition of
Italy to tho presence of papal representa
tives at the peace conference has their as
sent, and also whether they will intervene
in behalf of the Holy See.
'1 lie Itevolntlon landed.
New Orleans, Feb. 25. A delajed mes
sage from Managua, Nicaragua, says the
Blueflelds revolution has been virtually
terminated b the capture of Aguas Ca
Ilentes and CIll Mountain by President Za
The "Vevv Minlntr; Continued.
London, Feb 23. A "Central News"
dispatch from Vienna sas that the Em
peror today signed the appointments of the
new Hungarian ministry The names of
the new ministers will be published on
February 27 and the Hungarian Parliament
will be reopened on March 1. It is be
lieved that tho dissident members of the
National party will bo merged into the
l"nte of the Crew llukuuvv n.
London, Teb. 25. A dispatch from St.
Michaels, Azores, to Lloyd's sajs the Brit
ish steamer Toklo, from New Orleans Feb
ruary 4, for Hull, reports that on February
18, latitude S north, longitude 50 west, she
passed the British bark,Gallaten, from Bue
nos A) res for Boston, abandoned, dismast
ed and waterlogged. The falu of her crew
?.-, (, (or ('hnrltj.
Athens, Feb. 25. 1L Is announced that
Andre Sngros, the millionaire banker, who
died recently, left his entire estate, valued
at $3,000,000, to charitable Institutions.
'1 ht Sirdar fulled to London.
London, Feb. 25. The report Is pub
lished here tbat General Lord Kitchener Is
returning to England in obedience to a spe
cial order from headquarters.
SupplIeM for Devve-t.
Norfolk, Va, Feb. 23 The auxiliary
cruiser Yosemlto Is under orders to sail
for Manila, and every effort Is being made
to get her avvay at the earliest possible
moment. Tons of ammunition and stores
for Dewey's ships are already aboard her.
She will alsocarry sailors and marines
for the squadron, jjand men for tho gar
rison .it Guam. ""
$l.-. ' Ilulllmore unci Itetnrn tin
II. A. (. Miturdti) mid Mindii,
l'cbrear 2. and 20, kood for return until fol
lorelne UoniLii TliVctj eped en all trains ex
cept lio-al Limited. tt.afit,ii e fe21,"a,20-ara
THE ISLAND OF GEBD
TAKEN BY A GUNBOAT
Troops Sent From Manila to
IiC-cnforco tho Petrel.
No Explanation of Admiral Dewey's
Call for Hie Oregon.
Various Opinion of llirf Message-
IteiiNxurlw- Acvtri From
Admiral Dewey cabled the Navy Departs
ment yesterday that the gunboat. Petrel,
Commander C. C. Cornwell, had gone to
Cebu to take possession of tbat Island in
the name of tho United States. Later In
the day this dispatch came to tho War
Department from General Otis:
Manila, Kcb. 23 Condition ot affair quiet.
ProgriSHina; favoraM. .Vnxicti need not be felt
in regard lo the situation. Will send small body
of troopa to Cebu, where navv took quiet pows
The fact that thero was no conflict in
the assumption of American authority over
the Island did not surprise the officials
here, as General Otis had cabled recently
that everything -was favorable to peaceable
possession there. According to military
notes on the Philippines, published by the
military Information division, the province
of Cebu embraces the island of that name
and Is the most Important province of the
VIsayas on account of its central position,
the nature ot Its soil, and the industry of
its inhabitants. Its area is 2,002 square
miles, and the population 501,076. It is
crossed by mountain chains.
The coasts are rather high and the
rivers of little Importance. Tho capital
is Cebu, where the Petrel assumed control,
and where the troops sent by General Otis
will be landed. It has a population of
35,243. It is the mercantile centre of the
Visayan group, and Is situated 460 miles
from Manila. There is telegraphic com
munication between Manila and the town
of 'Cebu. It Is an Episcopal See, has a
good cathedral. Episcopal palace, and
General Otis did not say In his dispatch
what troops he would send, to Cebu. but
it is supposed here that a few- companies
of the First Tennessee Infantry, now at
Hollo, will go, as that was. the intention,
when the regiment was sent to join the
No message has been sent to Admiral
Dewey asking him what he meant by his
dispatch of Triday, saying that for polit
ical reasons the Oregon should be sent to
Manila at once. Secretary Long reaffirmed
jesterday that the Administration and the
Navy Department were satisfied that Ad
miral Dewey did not refer to an foreign
Interference when he used the term "po
litical reasons," and that tha department
had not cabled him any enquiry about the
It is probable, however, In view of the
wide public interest tbat has been awak
ened by the text of Admiral Devve's dis
patch, that he will be asked to tell what
were the "political reasons" to which he
referred. Some officials claim to find an
explanation of the expression in the meet
ing in Manila of the foreign Consuls to
take measures for tho protection of their
interests, and In the return to Manila of
tho German flagship Kalserln Augusta, but
their opinions are worth no more than
those of people outside oluclalrcirclcs.
One explanation suggested by a naval of
ficer, whose experience and knowledge of
affairs at Manila, gleaned through Admiral
Dewey's official dispatch and mail reports,
make his views worth printing, is that Ad
miral Dewey, having read in the newspa
pers that the Oregon might not go to Ma
nila, had sent the dispatch to insure her
joining his Meet.
THE OREGON NOT NEEDED.
A German Opinion of Admlrnl
Brlin, Feb. 23. The "Cologne Gazette"
declares that Admiral Dcwe's telegram to
Washington, asking that tho Oregon be
sent to him nt once, is a prearranged ma
neuver to Influence Congress in the pas
sage of the army- bills, since further war
ships are needless against the Philippines
and international complications are Im
probable. The paper says:
"If the commanders of the European
warships should decide to interfere for the
protection of their respective countrymen,
it could not be regarded as an unfriendly
act toward America. On the contrary,
such interference would lighten the posi
tion of the Americans, whose task Is not
progr-ssing toward a solution. There is
not the slightest ground for mistrust trat
noni --oiitaiy interference permanent oc
cupation could develop."
'I he KulNerln Ani-riiHtn nt Iimiln.
London, Feb. 23 A dispatch from Ma
nila to a London news agency sas the
German cruiser Kaiscrln Augusta arrived
Ills Itelntiven .Notllled.
JLondon. Feb 23. A telegram an
nouncing that C. Frederick Simpson had
been mortally wounded at Tondo by the
fire of the American troops reached bis
relatives at Burnle toda from a Man
chester tirm b whom Simpson was cm
ploed He was twenty-five ears old and
went to the Philippines a car ago to act
as overseer of a mill.
Generiil It Ion rompIiiliiN.
Madrid. Feb 25 General Itios, the
Spanish commander in the Philippines,
telegraphs that the position of the Span
iard;, remaining in Manila Is difficult,
owing to the movement upon the town by
The Sewer Pipe Coinhllle.
Akron, Ohio, Feb. 23 Rumors are afloat
again that the sewer pipe combination is
about completed. Ml that remains to be
done is to equalize the distribution of
capital stock. Between fifteen and tv.enty
companlts will make up the combination
when completed, and moat. of these will be
Ohio concerns. Tho , new company will
have an aggregatecap!talizatlon of be
tween )flO,COO.()0O!'J!dJ'?13,00O,CC0, and will
control "10 per ccitt,"ot the sewer pipe, out
put of the UnitediStathT- A
A!e-;!tiiiler Ginhirm VAlliflt I'e'.Kl.
Philadelphia, Feb. 25. Alexander Gra
ham Elliott, a nclI-kno,vn paper manufac
turer, died at his borne In Germantown
ACTION AGAIN POSTPONED.
failure of the Sclilcj -Snmpou Com
promise In I'xeentlvc S-Ini.
The nominations of Schley and Sampson
to be rear admirals, together with those of
tho other naval officers promoted for con
spicuous services, were taken up In the
cxecutlvo session of the Senate late yes
terday afternoon. It was agreed by the
friends of both the principal officers that
tho nominations should be confirmed, and
It was Intended to take this action with
An objection to tho request for unani
mous consent for that purpose came from
an unexpected quarter, and it was impos
sible to secure action In the few minutes
devoted to executive business. The ob
jection was raised by Senator Butler of
North Carolina and the nominations again
went over without a vote.
KIPLING'S CONDITION GRAVE.
Hope for the AuthnrN Itecoi ery Still
New York, Teb. 23. Rudard Kipling's
condition was reported as very grave to
night at the Hotel Grenoble. He was much
weaker and the Inflammation was greater
than on any previous day of his lllnes3.
This was clearly shown when the bulletin
was issued at 8:43 o'clock tonight. It told'
that the physicians were not as sanguine
of Mr. Kipling's recovery as they had been
on the previous evening. The bulletin
S.tj p. m. Mr. Kiplin; has Icen in a enoi
condition during the afternoon and evemnsr; one
which occasions anxietv , but is not withoct hope
k. a. j ih w.
Both physicians left the hotel soon after
the bulletin was Issued, but Dr. Dunham
soon returned. He refused to discuss the
case. It was expected that another bulle
tin would be Issued later, but shortly be
fore midnight a hotel clerk announced tbat
there would be no more bulletins. A friend
of Mr. Kipling, who called yesterday and
was with him all night, said:
I believe Mr. kiplinj- is dome; as well as eould
be exK-cied of a man who has pneumonia He
is resting tpnetlv and lias not been delirious lie
fJion. of course, tliat lie h a very nk man. but
lie doe- not look as bad as one would anticipate,
lie realize that his condition Is enous. but lis ls
cheerful and confident that he will pull through.
He has aaked about current news, and was espec
ially anxious to hear about Mime belated steam
tliiia. At 9 o'clock tomglit he ate with a rcli-h
a quantity of Wef extract made ! a wonuu
friend, and renuiteil afuiward that it was very
good, and that it had made htm feet mucu bet
ter. Ve all have strong hopes of Jiis recorrrj;
Mr. Dunham, whose wife is Mrs. Kip
ling's sister, and who moved from Ms
homo with Mrs. Kipling's mother, Mrs.
Wolcott, Balestier, at 303 West Seventy
sixth Street, to the hotel four days ago,
was with the 'Sick man almost constantly
during the early morning yesterday. After
Dr. Janeway's visit the following bulletin
0 a. m Mr. Kipling; was at times during the
night in a serious condition, but has rallied this
niornilic. The disease still continues.
E. O. JAiEWAY.
THFODOHL lit. MUM.
This afternoon's bulletin, issued after
Dr. Janeway's second visit, was essen
tially the same:
3 p. m - Mr. Kipling was tin-, inoinirc for a
time in u -erions condition, but las .iidin rallied.
The difceu-e eontiiiut.
Friends who called during the dty found
little comfort in these two statements and
many decided to return to the hotel to sec
the evening bulletins. It was generally
felt this afternoon that the crisis of the
disease might be reached earl tomorrow
morning. Dr. Janewa left Mr. Kipling for the
night at 1 30 o'clock. At that time Mr.
Kipling was resting easily and all the
members of his family had gone to bed.
The crisis is now approaching and the
phsicians believe that If Mr. Kipling sur
vives until tomorrow- night his chances for
recovery will be very good. They are
anxiously awaiting the turning point.
THE MYSTERY CLEARING.
l. Denouement Kxpeeted In the
AUnniH I'nlioiiln-- Clte.
New York, Feb. 23. In all probability
a most startling denouement will occur
In the Adams poisoning mystery within
the present week, which will lead to the
arrest of one of the suspected men.
One of the men who rented letter boxes
to one ot which various chemical com
pounds were addressed is now prepared to
swear to the identity of the man who
rented the box. This man Is one ot the
suspected persons who has figured con
spicuously from the start. In addition to
these facts it was learned last night that
handwriting experts from various parts
of the country have been called into the
case and a majority have decided that the
address was written by the man whom the
letter box man professes to have Identi
fied. SPURNED A S5.000 VOTE.
VleCnne's Testlmonj Ilefore the
lltnh llrllierj lin eMtlKriitor.
Salt Lake, Feb. 23. There was no change
in the vote for United States Senator to
day. McCune received 23 votes a3 herc.o
fore. and the vote for the other Candida es
stood practically the same as yesterday.
McCune was evamined before the bribery
investigating committee, and denied that
he had ever given Representative La v
mone, or had bargained for his vote. He
claimed that 1-aw liad offered to sell hU
vote for $3,000, but the offer was spurned.
Additional charges against McCune which
have not ct been made public, have been
handed to the committee.
A SMALLPOX SCARE.
Onl One Case of the Iett in the
Savannah, Feb. 23 The solitary case of
smallpox which developed in the Sixth Ini
munes has been carefully iro'ated, and
there Is no danger of the disease spread
ing either among the troups or citizens.
The soldier who is suffering from smallpox
Is Corporal Baker, of Company E. He
became Infected while in Porto Rico with
his regiment. There is abiolutel) no dan
ger of the disease spreading, as the cor
poral is now confined in the pzst hiuse
four miles from the city, and several miles
from his regiment. The disease made it3
appearance on the 22d, and no cne else has
John seott or Citpiiiiu ftrird.
New York. Teb 23. John Scott, who
was caught last night in the rcorcs of Mr',
and viisi lii-mhcrger, of Philadelphia, in
the W alJorf was arraigned before Magis
trate Meadi today, charged with bur
glar Police Captain Pnc3 a-ked the
ccurt that the prisoner be remanded Into
his eu toJ for forty-eitht hours so that
the IK)!' lil-rht hava a cianc" lo identify
the prisoner , ml to look cp the oivners of
some of tae articles found in hli poises
slon. The rolice believe that Scott is
really Captain Hardy, a notorious Western
CBHSD1.ES its envoys
Indignation Over Their Work
False Representations JIade to
The Attempt ia Kxtnrt Money From
the American Government
Havana, Feb. 2a. The Cuban Assembly
met today at Marlanao to read the reports
presented by the Commission which went
to Washington under Gen. Calixto Garcia.
The Assembly showed great indignation
against the Commission, for the reason that
when General Garcia was alive the first re
port presented to President McKlnley rep-,
resented that the Cuban army comprlsM
only 30,000 men. who should receive JluO
each. After General Garcla'x death a sec
ond report was presented saying the army
numbered -15.000 men and $100 each would
not be enough.
After a long debate the Assembly de
cided to adjourn to attend the banquet
given in honor of General Gomez tonight.
A majority of the members declared that
tho Commission did not act In Washington
strictly in the Interests of the Cuban army.
General Gomez went to Vedado at noon
today to confer with General Brooke, ac
companied by General Rodriguez, his chief
of staff, and Colonel Curtis, his Interpre
ter. General Gom"z desired to confer with
General Brooke In private, which was done,
except for the presence of Captain Pago
and Colonel Curtis. After an hour's talk
General Brooke Invited General Gomez to
luncheon, but the latter was compelled to
decline the invitation. The Interview
seemed to be very cordial, and at Its ter
mination General Brooke promised to at
tend the banquet In honor of General Go
mez. On Monday or Tuesday Gomez will
dine with General Brooke at the Salon Tro
cha. General Brooke today signed a decree
suppressing provincial deputations. Secre- ,
tary of State Capote presented to General
Brooke building statistics showing the
wealth of the Island and conferring certain
powers on the municipalities.
Mr. McLean, manager ot the Marianao
Railway, submitted to General Brooke a
written complaint against the Cuban sol
diers traveling on the line without paying
fares. General Brooke answered that he
could do nothing in the matter, but would
advise the manager to treat the Cubans
A man carrying a suspicious looking box.
was arrested by the Cuban police to'day.
The boc was found to contain fifty pounds
of dynamite. The man who gave the name
of Jose Leon Hernandez and described him
self as a Spanish boatman, said he found
the dynamite in the harbor, where, he
added. It was plentiful. The discovery an I
the man's statement caused a sensation,
as It is believed the Spaniards left quanti
ties of dynamite in the harbor.
Hoping to secure an American guarantee
for Cuban bonds for many millions, and
under conditions which will mean some
thing less than an actual protccto.a e over
the island. General Gomez will visit Wash
ington and confer with President McKin
ley before the last of April. To an Inti
mate friend last night Gomez expressed
unbounded admiration for the President of
the great Republic.
In the President's hands Gomez believes
Cuba's future to be secure, and he has a -ready
mapped out in his mind' a plan
which he believes Mr. McKlnley will en
dorse, enabling the Cuban army to secure
Its pay and give to the Island a fair start
RUSSELL SAGE'S NEW VENTURE.
A evt Telephone Compnnj- to lie
Mnrted in Vevv Ytirk.
New York, Feb. 23. A Wall Street
news agency publishes the statement to
day that Russell Sage and two associates
have completed the purchase of the Ameri
can District Telegraph Company. The
new owners intend to use the company
for a new telephone company. The value
ot the old company In this connection is
that it has subway rights which would be
very troublesome for a new corporation
to obtain. The purchase price Is not et
known, but it is understood that it will
include a payment of 3 1-2 or 4 per cent
annual interest on the stock of the Ameri
can District Telegraph Company.
Russell Sage, when the statement was
taken to him, read it over and said "I
have nothing to say." Representatives ot
the American District Telegraph Company
aHo refused to make any statement. The
company has been for several years con
trolled by interests identified with the
Western Union Telegraph Company
A STORY OF THE KLONDIKE.
'Vle'Xiihh Demurred Allien III" Com
panions xtnnted to Hat Hlni.
Yancouver. B. C. Feb. 23. A story
reaches here from the Klondike that at a
point 130 miles north ot Edmonton, the
provisions of the J. A. McNabb party of
gold seekers gave out, and after great pri
vations the little party of six held a death
council and drew lots to see who should
be sacrificed to a cannibal feast. Me-Nabb
drew the shortest slip of paper, the smbol
of death, but claimed the party had
trapped him. Seizing an axe he defied
them and a desperate struggle followed,
in which all were knocked senseless but
McNabb, who escaped. Next day the test
of the party fell In with Indians, who pro
vided them with food. McNabb probably
TOBACCO CONCERNS COMBINE.
The Vinerienn Aliiorh the t.lKlillt
.v. -il-tern mill t nion Compmiie.
New York. Feb. 23. Houses that are
associated with the management of the
American Tobacco Company said today
positively that the Union Company has
bought the Llggltt & Mjers plant, and
that the American Tobacco Company has
acquired control of the Union Company.
A rerort was current that It Is Intended
to I'oub'e the capital of the American To
$!.2I 'lo Itnltlinore mid He- St."
turn i f.t IV-iui lviiniu ltnllroad.
Tute s ii rfle Jlunby and SnuLir, t'ebnta
Sj anil Ci. troo 1 lo return until Morula, lebru
ary -7 Ml iratcs execet the Conn-wlonal lam