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THE DOG DlIM
THE CHIEF PLOTTER
Ilis Messenger From Brussels
Arrested With Letters.
Eslerlinzy and Oilier.". Implicated iu
I'licr Irctntfr llfrlnrrs "Ilint I)irou.
Icelc spoiled 111m Oiiiiiccn for
Ihe Time" IleliiKT.
Tarl". Feb. Ifi. The gov ernraent's ener
getic policy in hunting down the conspira
tcrs against the Republic has been pursued
with great vigor, ami today it was re
warded by the discover of a mass of im
portant evidence, exposing a widespread
plot, of which the Duke of Orleans is the
head. Early this morning seventeen
squads of officers, acting under instruc
tions from the prefect of police, appeared
simultaneously at as man addresses iu
Paris and searched the quarters of sus
pected individuals and organizations.
At one place, tic house of M. Dc Moni
cour, in Rue de Constantinople, the detec
ties surprised a messenger from the Duke
of Orleans, who bad just at the moment
arrived from Brussels with a valise filled
with papers, including a number of letters
from the Duke giving instructions to his
followers. These and other documents
were, of course, feized by the police, who
also raided the headquarters of the anti
Semitic League, in the latter place were
found many packages of documents in the
hall ready for removal. All were taken
to the prefecture of police. The documents
seized include letters from that precious
patriot, former Major Estcrhazy. and other
Individuals, which disclose a seditious plan
The houses of the officers of the Anti
Semitic League were searched, as were also
the editorial offices of the "Journal Anti
Juif." The result of these and other
searches have not been made known. The
searching parties visited, among others
the residences of Jules Guerin, Raoul de
Vaux, Georges Thiebaud, editor of the
-'Gauloi8;" Eugene Godfrey, President of
the Jeunessc Royalc. and the Count de
Ludre. a member of the royalist committee
end of the Anti-Semitic League.
CommisEary Marion presented himself at
the bouse of M. Buffet, chief representa
tive of the Duke of Orleans, at G a ra.
M. Buffet, when aroused, greeted the officer
in a manner which showed that his visitor
was not unexpected.
"So you have come to find if I am ton
spiring?" he said. "Certainly, sir, I sm
conspiring against your Republic. It Is
my right and I exercise It. I have nothing
to do with M. Deroulede. I am not a
member of the League of Patriots. I have
no connection with 4hc Anti-Semitic
League. My action Is opart from theirs.
I repeat that I am conspiring for the
Duke of Orleans. I am conspiring today,
I shall conspire tomorrow, and nlwajs,
and If you wish to stop me you will have
to put me In prison." The police took a
quantity of papers from M. Bufet's apart
ments. The central imperialist committee jes
terday placarded Paris with an Invitation
for its adherents to assemble In the Place
Vcndomc, at 3 o'clock this morning to
place flowers on the column as a "public
manifestation of their love of the army."
There was quite a numerous response, but
a, large force of police forbade the people
to approach the column and ordered them
to move on. The order was obeved, but
tome of the Imperialists threw flowers
over the fence enclosing the monument.
These and some others were arrested.
Some of the persons taken into custody
were evidently only messengers. One man
In the hands of the police was much
frightened and asked.
"Where are you taking me?"
"To Brussels," sarcastically responded
"But that Is very far," replied the pris
oner with all seriousness.
.Most of the manlfcstants were released
after the taking of their names and ad
dresses at the police station. With the
exception of the foregoing incidents, the
streets of Paris today were absolutely nor
mal. The prefect, who yesterday canceled the
concessions allowing the great cafes on
the Boulevard Montmartre to place tables
and chairs on the sidewalk", restored the
privilege today on condition that the tables
and chairs should be immediately removed
In case of fresh disorder. Many manl
fcstants established themselves there this
Dcroulcdc's craving now Is for martyi
dom and the general public desire sterna
to be not to gratify this latest form of his
inordinate vanity. It is urged that the
v.orst punishment that could possibly be
inflicted upon him would be to hold him
up to public pity and ridicule. He will be
arraigned as a common malefactor in the
correctional court, and It is suggested that
the greatest humiliation for him would be
to appoint a medical commission to en
quire Into his sanity
Dispatches from Brussels state that the
Duke of Orleans has left that city. Before
his departure be announced that he had
.Landoned for the moment his Intention to
tnter France. He declared that Derou
lede destroved for the time being the op
jiortunity for the restoration of the mon
trcby. CilrllHln mill III lviiulal Allied.
Madrid, Feb. 26. Senor Leon y Castillo,
the Spanish Ambassador to France, will
return to Paris as soon as the bill cedlug
the Philippines to the United Slates is
voted upon. His presence In the French
capital Is necessary an account of the
(.filiation cf the Orleanlsts, which is close,
ly connected with the Carllst movement In
Tlic Klinllfn 1111 11 Itnlil.
Cairo, Feb. 2C The War Office has Is
lssued a statement indicating that the
Khalifa's recent movements have been
made for the purpose of raiding cattle
end. grain. It is believed that the der
Tltli forces are still In the country south
west of Abbas Island, ICO miles from Om
durman. It Is not proposed to send re-enforcements
to Khartoum at present.
REBELLION IN CHINA.
1 lit IVUI11 Gov friimt!it UlNltirlicil
liv Dr. imj utsiiii'N iic.esH.
Tacoma, Wash . Teb 26 Oriental ad
vices received today contain the news that
a rebel government has succeeded the reg
ular Chinese authority over the vast area
of Kwang, Tung, and Kuengsl provinces.
The rebels are wonderfully well organized
for Chinese and their progress is marked
with none of the atrocities usually asso
ciated with such internecine strife. The
rebellion Is directed by the noted rebel,
Dr Sunvatsun. Many Chinese mandarins
have acquiesced In Smij atsun's plans,
thereb) saving their heads.
The mandarins are no longer left in su
preme authoritj. As fast as the towns are
captured head men are put in charge to
see that affairs arc conducted as the rebels
want them. Several bodies of soldiers sent
against the rebels by the provincial au
thorities have been rapidly absorbed Into
the rebel ranks. The rebels here are fight
ing for a more progressive regime in China,
and it Is believed that they will be soon a
serious menace to the present Pekin gov
ernment. Pekin advices state that a bloodj battle
occurred in Szechuan, between govern
ment troops and the rebels, under Yu
mantse. The crisis there has brought
about a Eecret edict sent by the Dowager
Empress to the Vicerov of Sechuan, com
manding him to lead all his available
troops against Yumantsc. Heavy penal
ties were threatened for failure to crush
In the subsequent battle scores were
killed. The rebels were so completely
routed that Yumantse surrendered. Father
rieurv, the captive French missionary,
whom the rebels were supposed to have
killed, was handed over to the French
LI Hung Chang is returning to Pekin
from an inspection of the Yellow River
flooded districts. He reports last ear's
overflow as the worst in recent vca."s.
Thousands of natives are djing of star
vation. WIND WASTED ON YANKEES.
A L0111I1111 Criticism of l.nrtl Charles
London, Feb 27 The "Financial New s"
this morning sajs.
"There was a lot of wind talk the
other night at the dinner to Lord Charles
Beresford, in New York. Sir Charles
trotted out his now well-worn plan fur
an Impossible alliance between England
and the United States, Germany and
Japan, to crush France and Russia in the
Far East, to bolster up the crurab'ing
Chinese Empire and to keep the doer wide
"Then, in discreet post-prandial, candor
overtook the gallant admiral. By the aid
of some rather loose statistics he showed
what is not jet a fact, but still he showed
it, "that American trade with China at pres
ent really overtopped the British trade,
and he likewise deduced that the Yankees
would get the biggest pull out of the open
market, but the Yankees did not rise even
to that bait Not even the astounding as
sertion that the Pacific Ocean is an Ameri
can ocean was potent to draw them, and
Lord Charles will have to pipe another
tune on this side if he is to convince Eng
lishmen that the open door in China is
worth the expenditure of much treasure
HEROISM OF SAILORS.
How Sonic uf the Ilulcnria' Pasivcii
Kvrn Wcru llt'srued.
Hull, Feb. 26. Captain Casey, of the
steamer Weehawken, who took off some
of the Bulgaria's passengers, arrived here
Saturday night He sajs he found no diffi
culty in securing volunteers from among
his officers and crew to man the boats to
attempt the hazardous work of rescue.
He praises highly the braver' of his
men Even after he thought it imprudent,
owing to the increasing severit of the
storm, to launch a third boat, the men
persisted and herolcall strove to get the
boat away. The Weehawken had 110 pas
senger accommodations, so the men from
the Bulgaria were made as comfortable as
possible forward, while the women and
children were placed in the captain's
CERVERA DEMANDS A SEAT.
Ill Cri'ileiilliilN iim n "senntor l'rt
Hriitnl fir Approval.
Madrid, Feb. 2C. Admiral Ccrvera ap
peared before the Senate Committee es
terday to have his credentials as a Senator
examined He contended that he was en
titled to his scat since criminal proceed
ings had not been taken against him
He said that If the loss of the Spanish
squadron was a crime it must be attributed
to the government, which sent him to the
Antilles against his will
It Is stated that the government has con
sented to the holding of a parliamentary
enquiry into the alleged malpractices dur
ing the war with the United States.
Tin- Cxiir Mild In !! 111.
London, Feb 27 A dispatch to tho
"Chronicle" from Stockholm sas It is
rumored there that the Czar is III, snd
that the Grand Duke Michael is presiding
over the Russian government.
NO EIGHT-CLUB LEAGUE.
Advance (.'os-ilp of I he Magnates'
ev 11rk foufei iiif.
New York, Feb. 2G. The advance gu-ird
of the National League baseball magnates
arrived here tonight prepared for the an
nual spring schedule meeting, which will
begin at the Fifth Avenue Hotel Tuesday
H. R. von dcr Horst, of the Baltimore
and IlrooMjn clubs, as the first to arrive,
followed by John T Brush, of Cincinnati,
and Frank Del! RobiEOn, of Cleveland,
which club may be transferred to St Louis
Von der Horst met Brush and Roblson
by appointment, and they kept up a quiet
conference until long after midnight
Whether they discussed the circuit ques
tion could not be learned, and all three
expressed the belief that no riductlmi to
eight clubs could be made this season
Brush said Von der Alio would not be rec
ognized as the legal representative of the
St Louis club, as be had lost his suit
over the ownership of the club He hint
ed strongly that Roblson would in the
end secure control and receive the
league's support. Whoever bought the
club the League would have the final say
as to who should get the franchise. When
asked about the talk of reducing the
League circuit to eight clubs Von der Ahe
From prracnt Indtcatlors 1 think it would U
iinpofeiMr. It is too complicited an alfalr and
ri-cjuirM considerable capital lo lirinit it about.
In order to get rid ol lultimore, Washington.
Cleveland, and Louisville, the league clubi would
1 asked to put up what miKht be termed blic
monc. Personal!, 1 am in favor ol continuing
the present circuit of tuthe dubs as it appeals
to ine as tLe ben method of protectine the in
terests of professional baseball In this counlr).
He said the Baltimore-Brooklyn deal
would be formally closed at a meeting be
tween the Interested parties tomorrow.
BI THE IKSHEuEITS
American Troops Hurrying
From -Manila to Gcbu.
The Toreh May 15c Applied Before
They Arrive There.
Cc-m-rnl Otis 'IIiIiiLn tin- Petrel Ai'U'il
1'rciiinttirel? Trouble VI Ik lit
llnve Ilecu Avoided.
Manila, Feb. 2C, 4-40 p m. A batta'ion
of the Tvvenl -third Infantrv. under com
mand of Major Goodale, started today on
the transport Pennslvania for C2bu,
which was occupied a few davs ago by
fitty sailors from the gunboat Petrel.
When the bluejackets went ashore the
native government vigorousl protested,
claiming that their allegiance had been
given to Agulnaldo, but the authorities
made no forcible resistance, the bring
practically without mears cf defence. The
only fear now is that they will burn the
town before the troops arrive
General Otis is confident that there
would have been no trouble had the IV
trel ilelajed sending men ashore until tha
commissioners could have gone ba-k aad
paved the way for the Americans Gen
eral Otis dined with the commissioners at
the palace tonight.
The village of Mariquma has been burned
by the Insurgents. Marlqulna Is located
seven miles from Manila. It communi
cates with Caloocan by a good road. The
village had a population of about 10,y00.
There was the usual skirmishing last
night. Two men belonging to the Penn
sjlvanla Regiment and one each to the
Minnesota and Idaho Regiments were
wounded A private of the Kansas Regi
ment was killed.
AWAITING OFFICIAL NEWS.
Humors of rorelgn Compllcatloui
Luelc C'oiittrmntlou Here.
The repeated rumors of serious danger
of foreign complications at Manila do not
find confirmation in official circles Sec
retaries Alger and Long said last night
that the knew of no change of the situa
tion No explanation of the words "for
political reasons" have been received from
Admiral Dewey and the naval authorities
adhere to the belief expressed when the
dispatch first came that Admiral Dewey
did not mean that any immediate danger
of foreign complications existed.
There Is no doubt, however, that deep
anxiety is felt in Administration circles
over the conditions prevailing at Manila.
This not due to the militarv aspects of the
Filipino outbreak alone, but to the politi
cal dangers which n) arise from the fact
that the lives and property of Europeans
living in the city are imperiled. What
the Administration apparentl fears most
is that Germany or some other government
having interests at Manila will endeavor
to assert an alleged right to land marines
to protect the lives and property of its
While under some conditions this might
be permitted, it is contrar to the present
disposition of the Administration to allow
anything of the kind to be done Admiral
Dewey would not, it is said, take action to
prevent the landing of marines from a for
eign warship without consulting General
Otis, who Is the senior representative of
the United States at Manila, but it Is cer
tain, according to the belief here, that
Dewc or Otis would cable to Washington
for instructions before undertaking a
course that might result in war with a
powerful nation. Both Dewey and Otis
have ample authorit to act iu any emer
gency, and it Is the opinion in official cir
cles that as the navy would be most con
cerned in frustrating any attempt to land
foreign marines Otis would sanction what
ever Dewey thinks b"st.
The report from Madrid that a message
had been received from Manila, faing
that foreign warship hod landed seamen,
Is not credited here. Secretary Alger,
who would, of course, be notified imme
diately by General Otis is an thing of the
sort had occurred, said last night when
told of the report that he knew rotbing of
it. The officials are Mispicious of news
coming b wa of Madrid, as most le
ports about Philippine affairs ccming from
there have been untrue.
A press dispatch dated Co'oinbe. Cc'on,
published esterday. said that Maj Gen
Henry M. Law tan, who arrived there Sat
urda on the transport Grant with the
Fourth Infantry and part of the Seven
teenth, had received a dispatch from Ad
jutant General Corbln urging him to
hurry the Grant to Manila. When the
attention of Secretary Alger was ca'b 1 to
the dispatch last night lie snld if General
Corbln had sent the message It was no.
by his orders General Corbln denied
that he had sent any such message to Gen
eral Law ton This telegram fro-n General
Law ton was made public yesterdaj
to!ouilo, 1 eh 20
situatl'ii llliehaiitd hiic labt cahh ,i k
iiouh lllms hick improving aii tonight
The words "situation unchanged since
last cable ' are supposed to refer to the
health of those on the Grant "Singapore
Stli" means that the Grant is due lo airHc
there o:i March a.
WHY THE OREGON IS NEEDED.
A. Ueliirjuil OIIU-i-r'N Opinion of Ad
miral Ilrvve'M MeMiiifrt".
Norfolk, Va., Feb 2G Lieut. Charles
Stanworth, of the cruiser Baltimore, ex
pressed the opinion today that Admiral
Dewey's dispatch to the Navy Department
asking that the battleship Oregon be sent
to Manila "for political reasons" is very
significant. Lieutenant Stanworth, whose
home Is here, was on the Baltimore during
the famous naval engagement In Manila
Harbor, and for some time afterward. He
Is naturally familiar with the conditions
existing in the Philippines. He is home
on sick leave
In his opinion Admiral Dewey antici
pates that should our array meet with a re
verse or the fighting 1)3- prolonged some
other nation maj seize the occneion as a
pretext for interference. and he wants the
Oregon in the event ol some Fuch crisis
arising Mr Stanworth believes that Ad
miral Dewey expects the presence of the
Oregon will prove a deterrent to possible
meddlers and wants her for that reason,
and not because her gjtns are needed to
overawe the Filipinos, i,.
FOREIGN SEAMEN LANDED.
vjmlrltl ClnliiiM to llitse Olllclnl cvvm
London, Feb 26. A dispatch to the
Central News from Madrid sas that an
official message has been received from
Manila stating that the foreign warships
there have landed seamen to protect the
WOUNDED IN THE TRENCHES.
'llrnl Otln I'nrvutrilfc xi 1, 1st of
General Otis sent to the War Depart
ment tst;rday a list cf nine casualties
among the United State troops at Manila.
All of these, said General Otis In his mes
sage, occurred on Friday and Saturda in
the trenches near Caloocan. It is sup
posed that they were the result of the de
sultory tiring between the opposing forces.
There are no fatalities in the list.whlch
follows ' '
Second Orecon Company (V Corporal William
I'onath, chet, biviri. -
Third Vrlillerj battery II. Private John V.
t'ordrr, thieh. hchl. Hatter 1, Private "fkliael
J ("row lev, lef, t-bpht.
flpl Idaho ompany F Private Claries
lannh, IIiIkIi. sntre; I'mate John Anderson,
fractured ankle V
rumticth Kama Conipafcj I), Privates ljrry
Jones head, -eriou; Cam; bell Scott, arm, se
vere I irst Montana Compan . Private Framis J.
Vu'pac-h, ann, severe; Private Albert X llieks,
NO DESIRE TO-MEDDLE.
tnerther lew of (f"rmnit) "k Attitude
London, Feb. 27. The' "Telegraph's"
Berlin correspondent says.
"I am In a position to state positively
that the dispatch about the American bat
tleship Oregon being ordered to Manila
has nothing whntever to do with Germany's
or an body else's alleged contemplated In
terference in the Philippines. There is
no probability whatever of interference
there on the part of Germany, nor. Indeed,
on the part of any other power. The re
port above referred to Is a willful invention.
It is assumed Lere that Admiral Dewey
wants to send one or more of his ships
away for some purpose or other and that
he has applied for another vessel to replace
them in the mean time.".
General Otln Nrtiln More Tlinn Ton
'1 lioiisnml TriMiiN.
London, Feb. 26. A dispatch to the
Central News from Madrid says that in
an interview today Prime Minister Sa
gasta declared that the four thousand men
which it is announced tho United States
will send to re-enforce General Otis, at
Manila, will be quite Insufficient. A nu
merous arm, he thinks, will be required
to merely protect the co-ists. Any attempt
to maintain order or a stab'e government
In the interior would be hopeless.
General Rios, the Spanish Military Com
mander in the Philippines, cables from Ma
nila commenting on the extremely difficult
position of the Americans. He sas he con
siders it necessary for the Americans to
have lOn.OOO men to suppress the rebellion
among the natives.
OFF FOR MANILA.
The." JtoitiioU)- Sails 'With .supplies
Pan Francisco, Feb. 50'. The supply
steamer Roanoke sailed for Manila this
afternoon. Besides the general cargo ol
supplies for troops in the Philippines, the
Roanoke carried about one hundred recruits
for tho Fourteenth, the Twentieth, and
Third Infantry. Lieutenant Colonel Miley
also sailed. The expedition is in command
of Second Lieut Robert M. Brambclla, of
the Twcnt -third Infantry.
RODE IN AN ELECTRIC CAB.
Lord CharlcH IlereafordN A lslt to
llrool.lv u Jav Vard.
New York, Feb 20. -Rear Admiral Lord
Charles Heresford called ipon Commodoie
Philip, at the Urookln navy ard this
morning His visit was without cerc
inon Commodore Philip, follow iug the
usual procedure, sent a lieutenant to Lord
Charles Beresford on the day of his ar
rival to present his compliments and ask
him to visit the yard Tte English admiral
had no opportunity until today. He made
the trip to Brookln In tin electric tab
He told Commodore Philip that he
would never ride behind a horse again If
he could help It
Lord Charles Ueresfoiel twas accompan
ied by one of former Mavor Hewitt's sons.
After a little talk with Copimodore Philip
the admiral said he would like ver murh
to see the battleship Massachusetts Com
modore Philip, Commander Swift, and
Lord Charles Heresford rolled up their
trousers nnd walked throigh the mud to
the dry dock on which ttie) Masqat huscllH
lav The rein lied the ship Just at the
mess hour The1 wero greeted by Com
mander Schroedi r, the executive officer, in
the absence of Captain Ludlow
The admiral walked over the spar deck
looked at the big guns lu the forward tur
rets, and examined the mechanism b
which they worked The "party then re
turned to Commodore Phlilp't. hoinr, the
electric cub was summoned and Lord
Charles Beresford returned over the biidge
Last night Lord Charles as entertained
at dinner by General LIuvil ilrce He
was the guest of Whltclaw Ueld at lunch
eon A STEAMER LONG OVERDUE.
Anxlrtv for a VIlHslup: German is
hi"I. tilt 31ornv in.
Boston, Feb 2C. There Is great anxlety
In local steamship circles concerning the
German steamship Mdravla. now a full
month out from ralmouth', England She
left Hamburg, Germany January IS, in
command of Captain Witt, and replenished
her bunkers at Falmouth, leaving ther2 on
Since that time nothing has been heard
from her, although hr course would lake
her In the track of hundreds of steamers.
She generally makes the passage in fifteen
rivuii'K lliislncsa CoIK-Bt', Mill nml K.
business, shorthand, ticilling 2j a ear.
TALK AMIIG CUBANS
Secret Preparations for a lto
volt Against Americans.
The Native Troops Maintain Their
('amps in the Interior.
Gloomv Condition"! Iu anil Around
lllltlllKO No Aliprrliraslon of
Santiago de Cuba, Feb. 26. The result
of Governor General Brooke's limitation of
public works In this province is shown in
the gloom pervading business and govern
ment circles. The Cubans throughout the
province are now more outspoken In their
antagonism to the Americans. It was re
ported today to General Wood that a prom
inent Cuban official had said that if the
Americans do not turn over the govern
ment by June the Cubans would declare
war against them.
Army men, while not apprehensive of im
mediate trouble, feel that the attitude of
the people of the province has changed to
covert revolt. The Cubans in the Guan
tanamo district are refusing to work.
Colonel Ray, the commander In that dis
trict, reports that the Cuban troops are
still keeping their camps, and your corre
spondent has been told by two command
ers of Important garrisons In the province
that the people are undoubtedly making
secret preparations In the event that an
insurrection seems necessary to them.
The paper "Cuba Libre" yesterday print
ed an article demanding that the Ameri
cans retire. It said there would be no oc
casion for their preserce after Spain signs
the Peace Treaty. The same paper called
upon the people to resist the intrusion of
American monopolists, who would insti
tute industries. and improvements for their
own selfish ends.
GOMEZ IN BAD ODOR.
A Conflict lletvv"-n lllm nml the
Cub. -in Ansemlil Uipi-deil.
Havana, Feb. 2fi General Gomez met
the Assembly this afternoon in the house
of Trjyrc Andrade: He 'was asked If he
was ready to obey the Assembly's orders.
General Gomez replied that If the orders
of tbo Assembly were for the good of the
people he was ready to co-operate In
tarryluG them out, but he would not sur
render unconditionally. A conflict be
tween General Gomez and the Assembly
General Gomez will report in writing to
General Brooke tomorrow, giving his opin
ion concerning the problems which con
front the Administration. The report wi 1
be sent to Washington.
A letter from Puerto Principe says that
on February 19 n group of Cubans parad
ed the streets shouting, "Death to the
Americans nnd Spaniards." The officials
here doubt the correctness of this informa
tion. READY TO TRY QUAY.
What i:iToet IIIk Trial Maj llnvr on
Harrisburg, Feb. 26 The result of the
Quay trial, which begins tomorrow will
have an all-important bearing upon the
senatorial deadlock, but nobody will ven
ture a prediction as to the outcome. Those
who said at the outset of the balloting
that Senator Quay's acquittal would result
In his immediate rc-eiection are not so
ready to concede that a favorable issue
of the trial would now be followed by a
breaking of the deadlock In the interest
of the Beaver statesman.
At the beginning Senator Tlinn, the
leader of the Insurgent Republicans, was
among those who said that if Senator Quay
were acquitted it would mean his re-election,
but this sort of talk is no longer
heard. Instead, the anti-Quay men declare
that the conditions have entirel changed
and that now, trial or no trial, conviction
or no conviction, they are against Senator
Qua to the end, even to the day of final
They hint at things to come in the trial
which will eliminate Quay from further
rorsideratioii, and which will make the
selection of another tandlilate an easy
matter. The Quay men, on the contrary,
are quite well satisfied that the trial will
result in Senator Qua's acquittal and his
Speaker Farr will announce the com
mittee of bribery investigators tomorrow
It is believed that an effort will be made
to postpone the investigation until after
the Quay trial, but de!?y will be opposeJ
and the probing may begin at once
Philadelphia. Feb. 2C All arraugEincnts
have been completed for the Quay trial
The proceedings will begin before Judge
Pettier at 10 o'clo-k tomorrow morning
and will probabl continue throaghout
the week It is estimated that about five
hours will lie taken up in selecting a jurj
out of the panel of fort -tin ee. Assistant
District Attornev Fiulttler will open for
the prosecution, which Ins subpoenaed
between fifty and slty witnesses The
defence has summoned aIarge number of
witnesses The corridor outs.de of tho
courtroom will be kept clear by a laige
detail of police, end only newspaper men,
witnesses, and jurors will be admitted
Ono indictment of tlic live has bcn
dropped on account of the death of former
Stale Treasurer Haywood, one of the de
fendants. The other indictments em
brace seven counts, Jhe principal charge
again Senator Quay and his ton bemg con
splrac to gain profit, benefit, or advan
tage out of deposits of Slate funds The
prosecution has a surprise to spring, but
no intimation of its nature has got out
TO REGULATE MARRIAGES.
'tin- Ci. 1 lllll Fiiksi-iI li (lie- Ninth
Bismarck, N. D , l'eb. 26. The Senate
esterday passed the Cieel bill to regulate
marriages. The bill provides for the ap
pointment of a commission of three phsl
clans In each county town for tho exami
nation of applicants for marriage licenses.
No license to marry can bo granted un
der tho bill unless applicants present a
certificate from the board of examiners
that they are free from diseases and ail
ments. Including dipsomania, hereditary
insanity, and tuberculosis. The examiners
are to be appointed by the count judge,
and of applicants for entrance Into the
matrimonial stale a fee of 52 SO is to be
exacted for this medical examination.
KlI'IiLN'ti'S BATTLE TOR LIFE.
The Kncllsh Viitln.r's Life Aot lei
New York, Feb. 23. Unless a resistance
to the disease so long continued may now
be taken for a favorable Indication, no
signs of Improvement were reported today
in the condition of Rudyard Kipling, who
is ill with pneumonia at the Holel Gren
oble. The last bulletin issued by his phy
sicians was the following:
10:15 p. m Mr. Kip ing i in the tame cordi
tion as at He 7 p in reitort.
Oigen wa3 administered to the patient
for the first time todsy. and a physician
was alwas with him. As nearly as could
be learned his disease, if it had not
already reached the critical point, was
close upon it. Dr. Janeway left the hotel
at 10:25 o'clock and returned at midnight.
After he had visited the patient's room
he engaged a room for himself, having
decided to stay all night. The family re
tired for the night at that hour, leaving
Dr. Dunham, Dr. Janeway, and the two
nurses watching Mr. Kipling.
After Dr. Janeway's departure early
Sunday morning his son. Dr. Theodore
Janeway, shared the protracted vigil of
ur. uunnain. At snort Intervals during the
night the physicians visited the bedside
cf Mr. Kipling. F. N. Doubleday. the
publisher, and Mrs. Dunham were also
with the Kipling family. At 7-30 Mr.
Doubleday came do.vn to the office and
'".Mr. Kipling has passed as easy a night
as could be expected undet the circum
stances. He has slept some, I think. He
is no worse than last evening. He has not
had a sinking spell since last night."
Dr. E. G. anew ay arived at the hotel
at 8:30 and went directly to the Kipling
apartment. At 9:30 the following bulletin
was sent to the office:
9 SO a. in. Sir. Kiplins remains in a critical
condition. The di-ease continues.
K. C. JAXEWAY.
Dr. Janeway spent the entire morning
with his patient, except for occasional trips
to his office. Dr. Dunham at 11 o'clock
said": "We are now awaiting for an im
provement in Mr. Kipling's condition upon
which all depends. Thus far there has been
no such improvement. If he lives out ths
day the chances of his recovery will be
"Has Mr. Kipling retained consciousness
all alcng2" asked the reporter.
"He has," was the reply.
While refusing to discuss temperatures
end heart action. Dr. Dunham said that
Mr. Kipling was able to recognize those
at his bedside. It was nearly noon when
the first ox gen tank was taken to
the Kipling apartment. Snortly aft'rward
the members of the household began to
dispatch and receive telegrams. Ths next
S.3D p m Mr. Kipling still remain? in a very
1 C. JANEWAV.
s TilhO. Ill MIA VI.
At 7 p. ra. the following bulletin was
Ir. luplinjc's condition has lieen very eriou
during this, the Mlth da of the diras?, givinjr
ri-e to the gravest aiprchtn4icLs fur the out
come. At C o'clock two more tanks of oxygen
were takcnlo Mr. Kipling's room. Mr.
Kipling, up to today, had been compara
tively free from delirium, but today he
became delirous. Dr. Janeway did sot be
lieve the crisis of the disease had been
reached at 6 o'clock and said that it
might not be reached until some time to
morrow. During the day there was a constant
stream of visitors to the Grenoble. The
number of callers averaged, it was Eaid,
ten a minute up to 1 o'clock. Mr. Haw ells,
who had been a, dally caller sinco Mr.
Kipling's illness,-was 'among those who
left their carols Hfery two hours the
cards were sent to the Kipling apartments.
The afternoon was remarkable for the large
number of women who called. An cm
ploe of the house was constantly engaged
In telephoning the news In response to
many enquiries by wire.
ENGLAND IN SUSPENSE.
Illiiljnril KIpIliiK's Heath Would He
ll Aatloual Calamity.
London, Feb. 26 Serious developments
in Mr. Kipling's illness have caused wide
spread anxiety and pain In England. Ex
traordinary interest Is manifested on even
side, in fact, the entire nation secm3 to
be placed in suspense by the alarming news
that reaches here from New York.
The "Daily Telegraph" savs that Mr.
Kipling's death would be a national
calamity Only in his thirty-fourth year,
he has done what has been permitted to
very few voung men to do in this or any
other ago He has relnv Igorated the close of
the century with a fresh and masculine
note and has given back to his contempor
aries faith in their old ideals. In the
midst of much effeminate and decadent
literature Kipling has been vigorous,
hopeful, and alert.
The "'Dally News" sa.vs that the serious
news from Kipling's bedside will be read
with anxious concern in every part of the
Empire, for whatever else he may have
done or failed to do, he is himself the great
imperial federationist. He has dene more
than any living writer to bring home a
knowledge of England and what she stands
for to the world The "Daily Mull" says
that during the last few ears Kipling has
come to hold the glorious position of lau
reate of the Anglo-Saxon race
TO PURIFY COLLEGE RACING.
"I;iiilieiiiUM- of tlu New Hicvrlc- As
siieiiit Ioii'n l)ti'lIim.
New York, Feb 26 The decision of the
Intercollegiate lilt vile Racing Association,
which was organized Saturda. to pursue
tho independent policy of the Intercol
legiate Athietic Association and not recog
nize cither the L A W or anv other or
ganization pretending to govern Ccliug.
promises to make some interesting com
putations during the se.uon
The delegates from Georgetown Vni
versity stated that the only track on which
the men In that localltv could train v.a3
outlawed bv the L. A. W and under the
control of the N C A and inquired if
men who trained on that track could com
pete in the intercollegiate championships
It was decided that they could, find that
it would make no difference whether they
were tuspended by the L. A. W. or any
Of course the men who train and ra"e
on N C A tracks will bo suspended by
the L. A . On the other hand those
who ride In meets sanctioned by the L. A.
W will be suspended bv the N C. A In
this way some of the likeliest men in the
colleges are apt before the season is over
lo be .shut out of both the U W and
N C . and when this happens open
meets will be minus some of the star
It is thot'ght by some that this Is ex
actly what the Intercollegiate -issociatlan
desires. It wants to bs not onl Independ
cent but exclusive, and would gladly get
rid of some of the men who compete in
open meets, whim- amateur standing has
more than once been open to question.
! College riders, during the coming summer.
I will be forced lo make a choice in many
! cases whether tbey go in for the assocla
I tion championships or for prizes at open
.V Sea Captain Iloiinrt-il.
PIinouth. Feb 26 A deputation from
the Hebrew congregation has presented a
gift to Captain Kerlown. of the Hamburg
American Line steamer lretoria, which
recently returned here disabled, in recog
nition of his kindness to his Jewish passengers.
THE GOM BAHQDET
General Lee's Speech (ireetcd
With Wild Applause.
Flowers Showered Upon Him by
Main Cuban Admirers.
Tho naj rrrreillni; Hie War He-.
rnllr-il to Mriuur The- Cuban,
Lender I liable to Spenk.
Havana. Feb. 26. The banquet given
last night In the Tacon Theatre In honor
of General Gome: was a great success.
Three hundred guests sat at the tables.
General Gomez sat at the head, with
Major Lacoste and the members of tho
Cuban Assembly on his right, and Generals
Brooke. Ludlow, and Lee on his left. There
were 8,000 persons In tho theatre, and tho
boxes were occupied by members of tho
best families in Havana.
At Id o'clock Mayor Lacoste proposed a
toast in honor of General Comez. ami thUs
was followed by toasts to General Brooke,
the United States, and the ladles in tho
boxes. Scnores Lanuza. Secretary of Jus
tice; Gonzales Llorente. Garcia Rami:, the
latter an officer on General Gomez's staff;
Alderman Estrada, and Freyre Andrade,
President of the Cuban Assembly, deliv
ered speeches. All expressed gratitude to
the United States, but all expressed tho
desire for complete Independence.
There was a universal demand for a
speech from General Lee, even the ladies
present Joining in the request. General
Lee refused to speak at first, but finally
consented to make a few remarks. Senor
Deservernene, Secretary of Finance, acted
as Interpreter, translating the speech para
graph by paragraph. Such enthusiasm as
the address evoked was never before seen
General Lee said he hardly recognized
the Tacon Theatre since the last feast he
had attended there under the Spanish gov
ernment. He added that three months
after his arrival in Cuba he made his firat
report to his Government. In it he said
that if the Cubans could not win alone
neither could the Spaniards put down th
revolution. Intervention on the part ot
the United States was, therefore, the logi
cal sequence of the awful state ot the Isl
and. As Consul he had always acted cor
rectly and he failed to understand why
tho Spaniards hated him so cordially for
only doing his duty.
During the war General Gomez had writ
ten him several letters, but as he was lhe
American Consul he did not answer them.
He had confined himself strictly to tho
performance of bis duties. He. as well as
all other Americans, sympathized deeply
with a people struggling for their liberty.
He did not fleo from the island, as tho
Spaniards said, but went In obedience to
orders from Washington. He was not
afraid of the Spanish army. No American
was. As to the future of Cuba. General
Lee said it was not his business to talk
about It, but no man, after the declaration
of the President and Congress, had tho
right to say that tho United States would
annex Cuba without the consent of its peo
ple. The military occupation would guar
antee life, liberty, and property until a
strong, stable government Is established.
Upcn the conclusion of General Lee's
speech the audience rose and gave him an
ovation that was beyond description, and
when he left the theatre the ladles threw
Powers in his path. Even Gomez himself
did not receive a more enthusiatic recep
tion. General llrooke also spoke. He praised
the heroism of General Gomez, as did
General Lee. and spoke highly of his
policy ot concord and his offer of co-operation
until a strong, independent govern
ment should be established.
General Gomez could not speak, nwins
to the fact that he was suffering with a
sore throat. Senor Andrade. In his name,
thanked the Cubans and Americans for
the reception given him. A reception In
honor of General Gomez was given tonight
at the Union Club.
A mass meeting was held in the Central
Park this afternoon. There was no dis
order. The merchants of Havana will of
fer to Colonel Illiss a new building for a
custom house. They are ready to pay an
increase of one-half of 1 par cent in duties
in order to raise money for the construc
tion of the building. The merchants held
a meeting at the Chamber of Commerce)
today and adopted a resolution appoint
ing a committee, presided over by Dr.
Gener, to try to collect from the Spanish
Bank the bills the bank issued by order
of the Spanish government.
NEW YORK LTFE IN THE LEAD.
u ISxri'llriit llrnnrl to He- Followed
j n Nivv l"oli-.
Alban, Feb. 2C The insurance reports
filed with Superintendent Payne are b'
mg tabulated for reference to the- legis
lature. The car ISM. for the first n.o
t and marine companies, shows an improve
ment over lS'iT. The total preou-m re
ceipts were ;12S.4j2,223.10, paid for losses.
jio.lJS.sGl 13. paid for taxes. 53.DMViH.t6:
total disbursements, J132.333.57S.3J.
The life companies" statements shjw
i that there has been a large increase over
IS'jT The New York Life leads n nev
business paid for during the ear. with
7J.471 policies. Insuring ?1J2.093,CC3 and
new- premiums ot G.034.4"O. The Mutaal
Life reports M.7S3 ro'.icies, insuring
J12S,7S0.(iSS. and new premiums of $' MC
oi'j. The Kquitabla Life 12.03J policies, in
suring $121.2G7.51t;, and new premium, ot
Ji.lsG.tjal The war stamp tax to the Gov
ernment on the new busin?ss of thes
three great companies will excsetl .CO.000.
The New York Life has tiled with Super
intendent Pan a ntvv form of po icy,
which Is male absolutely noa-forfcitable
end incontestable from date of issue. It
Is based on a three per cent Interest earn
ing assumption, and the department ex
perts state that It Is the most liberal po'.Icy
contract ever Issued by any compauy. It
is expected to create an upheaval In In
Illast l'urunees Advance Unften.
Sharon. la. I'eb. 2G. The Bessemer Fur
nace Association, of which all b!ast fur
naces in the Shenango and -Mahoning Val
leys aro members, hos advanced the wagej
of all employes 10 per cent, to take efTecl
March 1. About 4.000 men are affected.
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