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VOLUME LXXIX.-NO. 132.
IN THE NIGHT
Spaniards Are Adopting New
Tactics in Fighting
INSURGENTS IN A TRAP.
An Ambush by an Overwhelm
ing Force Results in Nine
AGAIN THE TORCH IS USED.
Patriots Burn Sixty-two Houses at
La S.lud, Province of
HAVANA, Cuba, April 9.— Maeeo is now
at Le Chuza. (ieneral Arolas reports from
the trocha, the fortified line across the
isiand. that while reconnoitering on the
Carlotta, Neptuno and Jobo estates he met
a rebel party under Carillo, who intended
to pass the line near San Bob. In the
fighting that followed the rebels lost one
killed, five wounded and six prisoners.
The insurgents have burned sixty-two
ises and huts at La Salad," province of
General Ochando, chief of staff, recently
anncmnced that the Spanish columns
would operate at night. The lirst report
under this order comes from the com
mandant of the town of Aguacate, who
arranged an. ambush of 100 troops. A
rebel party marched into the trap and it is
known that nine were killed. It is sup
posed that their losses were heavier than
this. The troops lost one killed and live
Tie official news received here of the
movements of the rebels shows that they
I to cross f lie Spanish trocha between
Mania and .Majar.a in the Havana prov
- all parties of rebel? are reported to be
reconnoitering the line near Artemosia
and General Arolaa with a column of
Bpamsh troops is pursuing them.
■ Calebrara Rogue, a member of
Gomez's band, who waa bo have been shot
in the Cabanas fortres> this morning, has
bad >iis sentence com muted to imprison
ment fur life.
sr.u.y rß eta Hi:s for war.
l>cftn*r* Stvnuthened and Torpetloet
Placed In J'onirton.
LONDON, Em©., April 0. — A dispatch
from Madrid to the Central News says that
for a month past the work of Btrenicthen
ing the defenses of the various ports has
been carried on. Torpedoes have been laid
at the entrances to the harbors and else
where and heavy guns have been mounted
in the forts.
WASHINGTON, D. C, April 0.-The
President has not given any intimation as
to what his ac-ti'in will be in re.ard to the
-. Cuban resolutions. The many rumors on
the subject Beem to be unfounded.
-\O LAW AGAINST 1 ILIIIUSTERS.
An Argunftit in .-,./#« of JUen Con-
nrctril U.t.i ).<■ 1,. , iii ud a.
NEW YORK, N. V., April P.— The ex
amination of witnesses was resumed to
day at the conclusion of the trial of John
D. Hart. < aptain Samuel Hughes, Captain
Lawrence Brabazon, Benjamin Guerrero
and Bernardo J. Bueno, who are accused
of bavins been concerned in the alleged
. expedition on board the steamship
Bermuda. The Government rested its case
■\Vhen the jury went out at recess Mr.
]1 :iriian a*ked the court that the state
ments of Buenu and Captain Brabazon, as
to their connection with the Bermuda
affair, he binding as against the other de
;'• : iants. Upon the reopening of court
Brown denied the motion.
Mr. Ivins then addressed the court, as
serting that there was no Jaw to prevent
any citizen of the United States from going
to another country and lighting in any
cause. He had not concluded when the
court adjourned until to-morrow.
SEUIor.S RATTLE FOUGHT.
It 1b Rrportrd That the Insurgent Lobs
NEW YORK, N. V., April 9. -A Herald
special from Havana says: Reports have
reached here of a serious battle between
Spanish troops and a strong body of in-
Dts, who made an assault upon the
strategic Government Hup in Havana
province, with the intention of crossing it.
It l- rumored that the rebel loss was very
A" Ah S .-, t, A MA F FA LL.
Serinu* Jtnpnrt of the Defeat of the
Italians at Juertiff'.
NEW YORK, N. V., April 9.— A special
cable to tbe Herald from Rome says: The
defeat of the Italian- at Tucruf, the real
»xtpiit of which si ill remains concealed,
!-'-<:iis likely to be the preface to the tak
inp of Ftiniwln.
This place has been vigorously attacked
since yesterday. The Fanfulla advocates
the abandonment of Africa, anticipating
other senoaa disasters. The Capitale as
■ " hat the Ne?us has cut off the legs of
» thonsand <>f bis prisoners.
Baldisaera is preparing to send
l;< • !• to A.ii^r»t to prevent the place from
i.tKin. Tbe diplomatic attempt of
LuKJan I to obtain the co-ODerution of
ita ' i:' tbe Soudan has com
lti<:ehaded With lee.
ST. JOHNS, N. f., April a— The east
ern coast of The island is as:ain blockaded
with ice, npon which are hundreds of
seals. A large number of men along the
centured on the ice to-day, going out
several hundred miles. A severe snow
storm -[.rang up in the afternoon render
ing their progress toward the land impos
sible and it It feared that many of them
will fio adrift. It is difficult to ascertain
the number endangered.
A« Promise to tkm Power*.
LONDON, Eng., Aprils.— ln the House
The San Francisco Call
of Commons to-day Under Foreign Secre
tary Curzon, in reply to questions, stated
that the Government had not promised
any foreign power that the Egyptian
forces should not advance upon the valiey
of the Nile beyond Dongola. Mr. Chamber
lain, Secretary of State for the Colonies,
stated that President Kruger of the Trans
vaal republic has made no reply to his
(Chamberlain's) invitation to visit Eng
I'TjEJOS for uxmsiinAL PEACE.
Cardinal Hatnpolla State* the Views of
LONDON, Exg., April 9.— The Pope,
through Cardinal Rampolla, Papal Secre
tary of State, has addressed to the Chron
icle a letter, of which the following is a
"Among the most precious gifts the
Divine Redeemer bestowed upon the
world was that of peace, and no better
desire ran exist than that peace should
reign on earth.
"Justly, therefore, the sovereign Pontiff.
as vicar of the ethereal I'rince of Peace,
desires and co-operates with every effort
toward the maintenance of concord and a
union of hearts among the nations. On
this account his Holiness, being informed
by me of the earnestness with which you
are promoting the institution of a per
manent tribunal for the purpose of decid
ing international controversies and safe
guarding the people from the perils of war,
cannoi but show his satisfaction and ex
press the wish that God will happily crown
your praiseworthy efforts with success.
KILLED DAUGHTER AND LOVER.
After Committing a Double Murder John
Brooks Blows Himself Into
BRENHAM, Tex., April 9.— News has
been received from Millican of a dreadful
tragedy at that place this morning. John
Brooks, hearing that his daughter Mollie
was on her way to Bryan with A. C. Wor
rells, a sweetheart, for the purpose of get
ting married, hurried after them to pre
vent it. He found them at the railroad
station just on the point of boarding a
He drew out a pistol and fired several
shots at the couple, both of whom was
killed. Then before anything could be
done to stop him he dashed away and
made his escape. He hurried to a stone
quarry near Millican, where he seated him
self on a box of dynamite. Then explod
ing the dynamite he was torn to pieces.
PLOTS AT A PENITENTIARY.
Prisoners Conspired to Blow Up the Walls
With Dynamite Next
FRANKFORT. Ky., April 9.— Warden
Nell to-day discovered a daring plot to
blow up the penitentiary walls with dyna
mite and allow the prisoners to escape.
The plot was laid by Will Clark and a
prisoner named bweeney, both life men
from Louisville, who planned to secure
dynamite and nitro-plycerine, which was
to he used next Sunday in blowing up the
In the excitement they hoped to make
their escape. Tiieir plot was foiled by the
interception of a letter which Clark had
written to his sweetheart in Louisville di
recting her to secure the dynamite. The
letter was given to a trusty named Butler,
wlio, in attempting to post it, was discov
ered by a guard.
FIRE HAS BEEN PUT OUT
But the Seven Imprisoned Men
Perished in the Hope
The Shaft Filled With Burned Tim
bers and Bodies of the Victims
Cannot Be Reached.
BUTTE, MOST., April 9.— Dispatches
from Basin to-day are to the effect that
the fire in the Hope mine has been extin
guished, but that the seven imprisoned
miners are dead without doubt, as nothing
could be heard from them. They are:
John Buckley, shift boss; Pat Buckley,
Martin Sullivan, Hugh McKeown, Barney
Wall, Will Belden and Ed McArthur.
The snaft is filled with burned timbers,
but that would not prevent the voices of
the men being heard if they were alive,
and therefore it is believed positively that
they are dead.
It wiil be several days before the bodies
can be rescued. The origin of the tire ia
still unknown. Snift Boss Buckley was
the only married man among the victims.
WILL TAKE THE CREES.
Canada Ready to Look After Oiirasr-
HELENA, Moxt., April 9.— Governor
Rickards has received a letter from the
Commissioner of Indian Affairs for the
Northwest Territories of Canada, notifying
him the Dominion Government was will
ing to take charge of all Cree Indians and
requesting that they be delivered to him
not later than May 1 next. The letter was
sent to Secretary Olney, because the mat
ter is international, with the request that
the offer be accepted in final settlement of
the vexatious question. Several thousand
of the disease-breeding Crees from Canada
roam over the northwestern border States,
Montana having been especially attlicted
I>IEI> OA A TRAIN.
Bernard Frankfield, a San Francisco
Jeweler, Succumbs to Apoplexy.
CLINTON, lowa, April 9.-When the
Chicago and Northwestern train, due here
at 1:30 p.m., arrived to-d,iy, it brought
the remains of a passenger found dead on
He was last seen alive about two hours
before reaching here. The remains were
taken from the train and an inquest
was held. His identity was disclosed
as Bernard Frankrield, conducting
a San Francisco branch house of
Frankfield & Co., jewelers of New York.
He carried among other valuable papers
on his person a note from his firm for
$8000, payable on demand. The remains
will be sent East. He died of apoplexy.
Superintendent at West I'oint.
EL PASO, Tex., April 9.— Captain Jacob
Auger of Troop A, Fifth United States
Cavalry, stationed at Fort Bliss, has re
ceived official notice from Washington of
his appointment as superintendent at
West Point Mil'tary Academy for four
years beginning July 1 next. He succeeds
Captain Mills of the Third United States
Artillery, whose detail has expired.
SAN FRANCISCO, FRIDAY MORNING, APRIL 10, 1896.
•M've got the push and I've got the pull."
YET IN TERROR.
Suffering of a Persecuted
People Increased by the
DEATHS FROM EXPOSURE
Other Unfortunates Killed for Not
Surrendering Their Faith to
PROGRESS OF RELIEF WORK
Now the Porte Gives Assurances That
Missionaries Will Not Be
BOSTON, Mass., April 9.— Letters re
ceived in Boston state that there is much
suffering in all the regions about as well as
in Bitlis, Eastern Turkey, some having
died from hunger and exposure in the
provinces, while others have been killed if
they did not surrender their faith. Fifteen
hundred dollars has been sent on from
England, but it is nearly all expended and
more relief funds are needed.
The relief work in Erzeroum, Eastern
Turkey, grows. Assistance is given to be
tween 20,000 and 25,000 people. More than
half of the Armenian population of this
province is in extreme destitution. There
must be at least 70,000 people in the
province in distress. The emigration to
The need will not pass for a long time.
This relief must be kept up for a month at
least. The outlook is still very cloudy.
The attitude of the Turks ke^ps the Ar
rrenianß in terror, and everybody is wait
ing for spring in the deepest anxiety.
In Harpoot, Eastern Turkey, relief work
has reached 60,000 people. New villages
crop up almost every day —villages never
heard of before. Great caution is used to
keep people off the list who can possibly
get other means to lire.
The past ten days— the letter is dated
March 7 — has witnessed quite an increase
in the fear and anxiety of the people. The
Armenians, of course, are extremely timid,
and the attitude of the Turks has been
such as to increase their alarm.
Notwithstanding rumors to the con
trary, Clara Barton cables the New Eng
land Armeniun Relief Committee of
Boston of her successful work aB follows:
"News from expeditions jvist received
«hows our relief work firmly established.
In no manner do authorities endeavor to
control our actions. The latest reports re
ceived by the committee state that the
suffering is intense and that many in their
despondency are diiven to suicide."
ASSURANCES OJT THE PORTE.
Missionaries Will JS'ot Be Jurthr r
CONSTANTINOPLE. Turkey, April 9.—
The Porte, in reply to the representa
tions made to it by John W. Riddle,
American Charge d' Affaires, and Sir
Philip Currie, the British Embassador, has
given positive assurances to them that the
missionaries will in no wise be molested
while they conform to the laws of the
The high-handed action of the authori
ties at Bitlis in expelling the American
missionary, Rev. Mr. Knapp, is regarded
here as a serious menace to all charitable
work in Anatolia. The action of the Gov
ernment was probably taken in obedience
to orders from the palace — not from the
Porte. Dispatches from Diarbekir state
that Knapp is the guest of the Vali of that
place, being treated with every possible
SiSFOUB BJSZECT COMPAJSY.
Baptism of the HuHjUttr of the Grand
CANNES, France, April 9.— An ex
tremely select company assembled in the
Russian church this morning to witness
the baptism of a daughter born to the
Grand Duke Michael, son of the Grand
Duke Michael-Nicolaevitch of Russia and
wife Sotia, formerly the Countess of Mer
enberg. The Prince of Wales and the
Grand Duchess of -Mecklenburg-Schwerin
were the sponsors for the infant. The
child is the fruit of a morganatic marriage
which took place at San Remo in 1891 and
resulted in putting the Grand Duke in
disfavor at the St. Petersburg court.
Czar Alexander 111 dismissed him from
the army, in which he was reinstated by
the present Emperor, who restored him to
OLYMPIC GAMES AT ATHENS.
Athletic Contests in the S tad ion Followed by
Beautiful Illuminations at
ATHENS, Greece, April 9.— This was
the fourth day of the Olympic games.
The weather, which had hitherto been
mild, changed to-day ;ind was excessively
cold. This had a marked effect upon the
attendance, which showed a material fall
ing off. None of the American athletes
were entered in to-day's events. It is ex
pected that a large crowd will he present
to-morrovr to witness the finals in several
of the running races.
The first event to-day was a shooting
contest at 200 meters, it was won by M.
Karaszvdas. a Greek, who with forty shots
scored 588 points. M. Pa vl ides, another
Greek, was second with 41*4. Third and
fourth places were also won by Greeks, the
foreign competitors following after them.
The Austrian, Flack, •.'in the SCO meters
race. His time was 2 minutes, 11 seconds.
A Dane was second. A saber contest be
iween Georgiades and Karacales was won
by the former. There were several g3'm
nastic contests in which Greeks carried off
The city continuf-s thronged with visit
ors, the places of those who have left be
ing filled by newcomers. Among the
strangers present are many who have come
from the Riviera. King Alexander, the
young ruler of Servia, was again to-day an
interested spectator of the games. A ban
quet in his honor will be given at the pal
ace to-night and there will be a repetition
of the illumination of the Acropolis and
the city, which for beauty exceeds any
thing of the kind ever seen here.
COMMITTED FOR TRIAL.
Gardiner Williams Held on a
Charge of Supplying Arms
The Accused Mining Engineer Makes
an Explanation of His
CAPE TOWN, Sot-th Africa, April 9.—
Gardiner Williams, an American, general
manager of the De Beers Mining Com
pany, who was arrested at Kimberley on
March 5, charged with having supplied
arms to the Uitlanders of the Rand to be
used in their threatened revolt against the
Transvaal Government, has been com
mitted for trial.
Mr. Williams stated that the arms and
ammunition were consigned to him at
Kimberley by the British South Africa
Company with instructions* to store them.
He had done so and had not removed
them or caused them to be removed. He
was, however, aware that an official of the
British South Africa Company had or
dered that a portion of the military sup
plies he forwarded to Johannesburg. The
Government hah seized the De Beers mine,
the sole owner of which is the British
South Africa Company.
RETREAT Of THE DERVISHES.
Follower* of the Khali fa Have Withdrawn
ROME, Itat-y, April 9.— A dispatch from
Massowah says thai Colonel Stephani re
ports that in consequence of the attacks
made by him upon the dervish entrench
ments in the vicinity of Kassnla and other
Italian attacks, the followers of the
Khalifa have quitted their camp at Tucruf
and withdrawn to Ozobri. The dervishes,
he adds, abandoned their wounded, their
supplies and a number of mules.
Cholera at Alexandria.
LONDON, KM.) April 9.— The Daily
News will to-morrow publish a dispatch
from Cairo saying that cholera has ap
peared at Alexandria. Several natives and
an English merchant have died of the
yo Progress With the Hill.
OTTAWA, Ontario, April 9.— No prog
ress in the House of Commons is being
made with the remedial bill. The House
has been in session since Monday after
Heath of a Xoterf Aclretm.
PARIS, France, April 9.— Mile. Anais
Fargneil, formerly a well-known beautiful
French actress, is dead. She was born in
Toulouse Marcn 21. 1819.
WAS URGED ON
BY THE DEVIL
Peculiar Story of the Lad
Who Murdered a
YOUNG COTTEL'S CRIME.
With a Baseball Bat He Went
Out 'in the Night and Killed
FLORA STONE WAS SPARED.
Did Not Slay On? cf the Inmates
of the House Because He
AKRON, Ohio, April 9.— "The devil
told me to do it," exclaimed John Smith,
the murderer of the Stone family at Tall
madge, when taxed with the crime to-day.
"I went to bed at 8 o'clock on the night
the Stones were murdered, and after 1 had
laid there a little while the devil got hold
of me and told me to go and kill the Stone
family. 1 got up, dressed, and went down
stairs. I took an old pair of pants, and
tearing two holes in them for my eyes
made a mask that covered my face and
hung down below my knees.
"Then I took the baseball bat that was
In the woodshed and started for the Stone
house. I got there, and taking the ladder
from the barn placed it against the house
and climbed up and looked into the room
where Flora and Hattie were in bed. They
were both asleep. I looked through the
window a moment, then went down the
ladder and walked around to the side
door. Through this I entered Mr. and
Mrs. Stone's bedroom. I hit the old man
on the head twice with the bat. Then I
hit Mrs. Stone.
"When they were dead, I went up to Ira
Stillson's room and knocked him in the
head. Then I took Stillson's jackknife
from his pocket and went back to the old
people's room. I cut them up because the
devil urged me to do it. Then I went
nack upstairs and knocked Emma and
Hattie in the head. I didn't try to kill
Flora, but don't know why unless it was
because I loved her."
John Smith is the assumed name of a
seventeen-year-old Slav boy. His real
name is Romulus Cottel.
AN INDIAN ELOPEMENT.
Red Hand Overtakes His Runaway Squaw,
but Finally Surrenders Her to
WICHITA, Kans., April 9.— Near Wa
tonga, O. T., Black Bear, an Arapahoe,
stole the pretty wife of Red Hand, and on
spirited horses hurried her away toward
the Indian Territory. Red Hand, on
learning what had happened, picked out
three of the best horses in his corral, and
with two friends started in hot pursuit.
The chase was kept up day and night for
two days, and Wednesday evening Black
Bear and his captive fell into the hands of
the pursuing party. It then came out
that BlacK Bear had stolen the affections
of his captive. She begged her husband
not to compel her to return, saying that
she did not love him. After a long parley
it was decided that the squaw should get a
divorce an' 4 marry her captor. Black Bear
giving Red Hand ten ponies as a peace
STARVED TO itKATH IX A. CKLKAJt.
Miserable I''nte of a Miner Worth Over a
NEW YORK, N. V., April 9.— John ±>u
gelsey was found dead in the back cellar
room of a tenement bouse at 206 East
Tenth street Tuesday morning. Despite
his apparent poverty he owned more than
$1,500,000 in real estate in Brooklyn, Balti
more and Florida. He was about seventy
five years of age and had been living for
the last rive months in the miserable tene
ment cellar, which he rented for $3 a
The body of the old man was in a fear
fully emaciated condition. He had evi
dently died of starvation. He was buried
to-day in the potter's field. During the
war he owned a ship, which was sunk by
the Government for carrying contraband.
The ship was worth $40,000 and be has
been suing the Government ever since,
for restitution. His body will be resur
rected and given a burial more in keeping
with his wealth.
FATAL SIEGE OF HICCOUGH.
All Remedies Fail to Relieve a Young Woman
and She Dies From Ex
ASBURY PARK, N. J., April 9.— Miss
Emma Fennelly, an estimable young lady
residing on First avenue, died yesterday
of exhaustion following a prolonged siege
of hiccough. Miss Fennelly was seized
with hiccoughs on Thursday last. All
efforts to stop them proved unavailing.
On Friday morning they were so violent
that they interfered with her eating and a
physician was sent for.
He prescribed the remedies that as a
rule are efficient and pave her narcotics.
While they gave her some rest the hic
coughs continued and Sunday she was in
in exhausted state. The constant hic
coughing with but slight intermission
caused a soreness of the abdomen, making
every hiccough painfu! to the extreme.
Sunday, Monday and Tuesday Miss Fen
nelly continued to hiccough in spite of all
the remedies given her. She was unable
to retain food upon her stomach and was
in an exhausted condition.
Hypodermic injections of stimulants
were given her along with remedies calcu
lated to cause a partial paralysis of the
diaphragm without any result. Her death
occurred after a particularly severe attack.
DEBS' OFFICIAL CIRCULAR.
Asks That Peace and Harmony, Good Will
and Brotherly Love Prevail in
the A. R. U.
TERRE HAUTE, Ixd., April 9.—Presi
dent ])ebs of the American Railway Union
has i.ssued an official circular. In it he
states that at the end of the biij strike of
1893 many members were admitted with
out the payment of the $1 membership
fee and that this sum must be paid by all
members this year. It further states that
all telegraph operators, whether railroad
or commercial, are eligible to member
ship; also female railroad employes and
ex-railroad employes upon receiving a
two-thirds vote of a union. He concludes:
"Let peace and harmony, good will and
brotherly love prevail everywhere. We
must rise far above the dissensions, bick
erings and petty jealousies of petty men,
and with a realizing .sense of the responsi
bility that rests upon us, the importance
of the work there is before us and the
gravity of the industrial situation that
confronts us, we must press forward in
one solid phalanx to fight for the noble
mission of our order."
To Exchange the Honda.
NEW YORK, N. V., April 9.-It is
learned that the holders of about $5,000,000
of the general first mortgage bond? of the
Northern Pacific Railroad Company have
agreed to exchange their bonds for the 4
per cent prior lien mortgage bonds of the
reorganized company on the terms offered
in the plan of reorganization, namely, 135
per cent in new bonds and cash for the
coupons of the 3 per cent due July 1, 1896.
It is understood that the proposition to ex
change the general mortgage firsts upon
the terms named in the plan will not be
held open indefinitely.
BILL RAIDLER IS GUILTY.
Conviction of the Notorious
Outlaw for Attempted
Murder Among the Crimes Committed
by the Desperado and
WICHITA, Kans., April 9.— 8i1l Raidler,
the notorious outlaw whose trial on the
charge of attempted mail robbery at
Dover, 0. T., on the night of April 3, 1895,
has been in progress in the United States
District Court, at Kingfisher, since the Ist
inst., was found guilty to-day. The pen
alty has not yet been lixed. There was no
evidence is defense, Raidler's attorneys
making their fight on the fact that the
desperadoes did not enter the mailcar
and that the mails were not touched. The
defense practically admitted that Raidler
participated in the train robbery. Notice
of an appeal to the Supreme Court was
given. At the Dover robbery the robbers
made only a small haul, and to add to
their ill luck was the fact thai United
States Marshals were near by, and the
Rock Island Railway on which the robbery
occurred furnished the oilicers almost im
mediate transportation to a point near
which it was supposed that the outlaws
would ride after leaving the train.
Concerned in the perpetration of this
robbery was BUI Raidler, Tulsa Jack,
Bitter Creek, Charles Pearce and Red
Buck. Others may have engaged in it, but
their names are not known. Almost im
mediately after the robbery the Rock
Island Railway furnished transportation
to deputies in special cars together with
their horses, from El Reno, where they
were stationed, to a point near Dover. At
Dover the deputies took up the chase on
horse back and trailed the outlaws to a
point about forty miles west of Dover.
There they surprised the robbers and in
the light that ensued Tulsa Jack was killed
and Pearce was badly wounded. The
other outlaws escaped and Hed toward
Payne County. On their way one of them,
supposed to be Raidler, shot and killed an
aged preacher without any provocation
The following August Raidler was lo
cated in the Cherokee Nation and shot by
Marshals, but not fatally. In September,
18O.">. Deputy United Stat s Mars.iaL Bill
Tilghman, who afterward captured Biil
Doolin, shot Raidler in the head and arm
and captured him. Among the robberies
which Doolin and Raidler are charged
with is a $10,C00 bank robbery at Long
view, Tex. ; the Santa Fe train robbery at
i'ryor Creek in Indian Territory ; the
bank robbery at Mound Valley, Kans. ;
the Dover and Cimarron train robberies;
the Caneyville (Kans.) robbery, and num
erous others. Besides these Raidler and
Bitter Creek are charged with a f 10,000
robbery at Woodward, O. T., the money
being intercepted on its way from the
United States paymaster to Government
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
Beautiful Displays Made<
in the Big Street
SOCIETY PEOPLE PARADE »
Floats and Carriages Tastefully.
Decorated in Flowers of
BLUEJACKETS IN THE LINE.
Men From the Warships in Gorgeous
Array Increase the Splendor
of tbe Scenes.
VALLEJO, Cai... April 9.— Mare Island's
rose carnival will long be remembered as
one of the bright epochs in the history of
tne naval station. Most beautiful were
the displays in the procession.
For the past few wi'eks arrangements
have been made under the direction of
Mrs. Captain H. L. Howison and Mrs. Pay
master H. T. Bkelding and Otbei ladies at
the station to have at the close of the
Lenten season a rose carnival. The one
to-day was the final culmination of much,
labor and many day dreams. All day long
the sky was threatening and interspersed
with heavy showers of rain, but nothing
stands in the way of those inured to mili
tary or naval life, and an order once pro
mulgated is seldom countermanded.
Promptly at 2 o'clock the line of march
\va3 taken up from the commandant's
quarters, and proceeded on out toward
the Naval Hospital. The Independence
band led the march, followed by a platoon
of marines clad as the first Roman soldiers,
their costume being green waistcoats,
scarlet breech and white leggings reach
ing from the hips down. Each gladiator
bore a myrtle-trimmed, round shield in
one hand, and a long spear in the other.
Their heads were bound in wreaths of
myrtle; two little tots acted as standard
bearers. The leader rode a black charger.
Following came a platoon of Roman
guards, clad in blue with scarlet shoulder
scarfs. They hauled a Gatling gun
trimmed in flowers of various hues. The
American flag in each of the platoons
formed a conspicuous part in the display,
as it did in the various squads of footmen.
The gunboat Uennington sent a detach
ment of bluejackets, dragging a large
float, representing a gig, trimmed in white
md green. They made a creditable ap
pearance in the line of march.
The monitor Monadnock, just from the
lower coast, arrived in ample time to tit
up a float, representing the monitor, with
her long guns pointing fore and aft. The
representation was a good one, even to the
arrangement of heavy smoke issuing
from the stack. This float was drawn by
fifty stalwart bluejackets. •■
The receiving ship Independence sent
three detachments, each one dragging
howitzers appropriately decorated with,
flowers. The lirst detachment was manned
by marines clad in red, the trimmings of
the gun carriage being composed of rich,
red roses. The next division was comp
osed of sailors in white uniforms, the
trimmings of the guns being of white
roses. The third division was clothed in
blue, with trimmings of the carriages and
guns in violets.
Following the footmen and led by Pay
master Stanton as field marshal astride of
a coal-black charger with a wreath of red
roses about the horse's neck tne carriages
came. The commandant's barouche was
completely enveloped in myriads of snow
balls. The white harness and the black
horses were in marked contrast. The oc
cupants of this carriage, clothed in white,
were: Mrs. Captain Howison, Mis*
Genevieve English, Miss Hostwick, Mi^9
Sewell and Miss Carmen. Each lady car
ried a white parasol enveloped in snow
balls. Baskets of flowers were carried,
from which they were freely scattered to
the host of admirers. Mr^. Lieutenant
Perkins followe.l, her horse ar.d cart being
beautifully trimmed with roses and yel
low flowers and ribbons. The fair occu
pant was accompanied by an orderly. A
canopj- of the flowers added to the beauty
of the exhibit. Mrs. Perkins wore a wrap
of yellow silk.
Paymaster Rkelciing's carriage was
trimmed in calla lilies and received un
bounded praise for its beauty, and was oc
cupied by Miss Skelding and Miss La
Count, dressed in white, which added
much beauty to the floral display.
The surry occupied by Chaplain and
Mrs. McAlister and the Misses McCalla
was trimmed in white and trreen ami
looked rich in its decorations.
Mrs. Major Pope and Miss iicCalla oc<
rupied seats in the cart of the former,
elaborately trimmed with white roses.
Mrs. Lieutenant-Commander Symonda
and Miss Barker rode in a carriage beauti
fully trimmed in appropriate colors.
The phaeton occupied by Miss Maud
Burnap and Miss Isabell Pignian was
driven by a. tandem team, the cart being
trimmed in pink, with a canopy of the
Miss Paity Palmer, Miss Macrae and
Miss Decker rode in a prettily decorated
carriage, the colors vicing with each otner
in their floral embclishnients.
Miss Cassie Clark and Miss McDougal
were greatly admired along tha route for
the tasteful display of flowers in the deco
rations on the horse and cart.
Mrs. S. S. Robinson drove a tandem of
three cream-colored horses led by two
bluejacsets. The lady is an expert horse
woman and the horses were appropriately
festooned with yellow flowers.
The carriage of Medical Inspector Woods
was lavishly decorated and occupied by
Miss Woods and Miss Ashbury.
Mrs. Chief Engineer Kutz and daughter
drove in a phaeton trinied in green and
Lieutenant and Mrs. Lefavor had their
carriage completely enveloped in flowera
and green trimings.
The white horse and white harness at