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YOL. III?2STO. 9.
NORFOLK, VA? TUESDAY, APKIL 11, 1899?TWELVE
LATEST NEWS OF THE WORLD BY TELEGRAPH AND CABLE.) t^^Z
THE FALL OF
Lawton Wins His First Victory in
FIGHTS FRONTIER STYLE
One of the Most Important Battles
of the War,
ILLNESS OF GENERAL KING
A Dosurlptlou In Detnll of tlio Shorn,
?lulclc Flulit lit;; find tlie Comploti?
Itout of llio Filipinos ? I.nwloii
I,ends Clmrtn In Indian FlfflttlnS"
Tnetlca ? Employ* MmrpMinotFrn
to A?lviinta?e-tlur Troops Di>moN
lid n Ilnrrlciule With Tliolr IlniMl?
In tho Fncc of n Gulling Fire?l.nir?
ton Fi I n h IJjUigSL_llp w dg im r t c r ? in
tho E'oitnnt l'nlnoc of tlm Govern
or- W "milled Filipino* Siiccorcil -
Kotvft From .II1111II1? nml Miilolos.
(By Toiagraph to Vlrgianlan-Pllot.)
Manila, April 10.-6:50 p. m.?General
Lnwton hu? captured Santa Cruz, at
the extreme end of the Lake. He drove
the rebels, who were commanded by a
Chinaman named Pao \Vah, Into the
mountains. The Americans had six
men wounded. The rebels lost elxty
elght men killed and had forty men
An expedition consisting of about
1,500 men, commanded by General Law
tan, left Snn Pedro Macati, on the.river
Faslg, on Saturday night, with the pur?
pose of crossing Laguna de Bay, and
capturing the town of Santa Cruz, on
the eastern shore on the lake. The
American troops were then, aa planned,
n> sweep the country to the South.
The force consisted of 200 picked sharp?
shooters from the various regiments,
Hawthorne's Mountain Battery, Gale's
Btpiadron and three troops of the
Fourth Cavalry, unmounted; Bronk's
and Tappen's battalions of the Four?
teenth Infantry: Linek's battalion of
the First Idaho Infantry, und Frame's
battalion of the First North Dakota
Infantry, under General King.
Tile flotilla of twenty canoes, towed
by tugs and convoyed by the gunboats
Laguna de Bay. Oeato and Napldan,
and preceded by the launch containing
General Lawton und General King,
moved toward the Like Just as evening
was selling In. It was a truly pic?
The men carried rations for ten days
with the lightest marching equipment.
Genera! Law ton's plan was to reach
Santa Cruz on Sunday morning at day?
break, to capture or destroy any rebel"
gunboats or shipping, to take the town,
.-urn then to scourge the country to the
eouth of the lake, n district not yet ex
pi red by the Americans.
OFFICIAL NOTICE OF CAPTURE.
Washington, D. C, April 10.?The fol?
lowing dispatches were received from
General Utls this morning:
Manila. April 9, 1S0D.
Adjutant General, Washington:
Lawton now opposite Laguna do Bay
with fifteen hundred men. Condition of
troops excellent, sickness slight.
Manila, April 10, 1S99.
Adjutant General, Washington:
Lawton's command captured Santa
Cruz, chief city of Laguna de Bay, this
morning; casualties six wounded; in?
surgent troops driven, leaving sixty
eight dead on the field rind large num?
ber of wounded; a considerable number
captured. Lawton will pursue west?
PARTICULARS OF RATTLE.
Manila, April 10.?7 p. m.- -Santa Cruz
was the Filipinos stronghold on Lake
Laguna de Buy. and It fell Into the
hands of General Lawton's expedition
after some sharp, quick fighting, foi ic?
ing one of the most interesting and im?
portant battles of the war.
The plans of the American comman?
ders worked perfectly, with the excep?
tion that the progress of the expedi?
tion was delayed by the difficult navi?
gation of the river- About fifteen hun?
dred picked men. composed the expedi?
tion, which was under the pers 'n.il
command of General Lawton. on ac?
count of the Illness of General King.
These troops partly surrounded the
city while the gunboats Laguna de Bay.
Nnpldan and Oes:o, under the f^mmiinil
of captain Grant, of the Utah Battery,
shelled the city and outlying trenches.
General Lawton and his staff accom?
panied the troops, sometimes leading
charges in Indian fighting tactics,
which eventuplly resulted In the com?
plete rout of the rebels, with the small?
est amount of damage to the city and
slight loss to the Americans.
The expedition started from San Pe?
dro Macati at dusk on Saturday. In?
tending to capture Santa Cruz by as?
sault at daybreak. But in navigating
the shallow, tortuous Paslg river, per?
haps through the cunning of the native
pilots, who were not anxious to see the
Americans successful, several boats
grounded, and it was nearly dawn when
the troops reached the lake. The expe?
dition then steamed cautiously forward,
I the Napldan and the Oesto a mile
I uhead, and the Laguna de Bay bringing
up the rear.
SIGNAL. FIRES LIGHTED.
Rebel signal llrcs. however, were
lighted on the mountain tops, giving
warning of the approach of the troops.
It was noon before the white church
towers of the city appeared in the
shadow of the great volcanic mountain
on a marshy plain dotted with occasion?
al palm groves.
At Casco a force of two hundred
picked sharpshooters, under Major
Weisenberger, mostly belonging to the
First Washington Regiment, was run
Into n shallow inlet about five miles
south of the city,
i A few shells were then sent toward
the entrenchments of the rebels at the
edge of the woods, sending the enemy
Then a number of Americans jumped
Into the water, and wading for about
a hundred yards, crept forward and
formed In line, covering the landing of
the remainder, which was finished
about 5 o'clock. The three troops of
the Fourth Cavalry, unmounted, were
sent ashore on a dangerous marshy
point, directly south of the city under
fire from the enemy's trenches, while
In the town itself there was utter si?
lence and not a sign of life. General
Lawton, desiring to make an inspec?
tion and to give the inhabitants an op?
portunity to surrender, went on board
the Laguna do Bay and accompanied by
the Associated Press launch, steamed
slowly to the dock, the whole fleet
watching anxiously. When it was dis?
covered by the glasses that the trneches
and* stone buildings were swarming
with white clad soldiers, the two boats
withdr-ew-. receiving volleys from the
trenches thrown up on the marshy
plain north of the city.
ENEMY'S TRENCHES SHELLED.
The llotilla anchored in compact for?
mation for the night, ready to resist
any surprises from the rebel gunboats
supposed to be In the lake. At sunrise
to-day (Monday) the assault commenc?
ed. The American line south of the
city stretched two miles inland and
with Its left sweeping the shore. It
moved north, while the Fourth Caval?
rymen on the point advanced toward
the city, pouring volleys Into the
trenches. Simultaneously the guub?ats
hovered along the shore, shelling the
wc ods ahead of the troops and driving
the Filipinos Inland. The Gatlings
cleared several trenches.
IN FRONTIER FASHION.
The whole brigade was divided Into
squads of twelve, and the lighting was
carried on in the old time frontier fash?
ion, from behind trees, crawling
through bushes, nr rushing across the
open. The trenches that were not
cleared by the gunboals gave consider?
able resistance: when the line was hear?
ing the city, and the Laguna de Bay
and Oesto bombarded for an hour in
the hope of making them too warm for
occupancy, but did not succeed in clear?
ing them entirely.
A GALLING FIRE.
General Lawton. with the Fourteenth
Infantry Battalions, approached a nar
row Iron bridge across a creek, on the
south border of the town. Here a com?
pany t.f Filipinos was Intrenched across
the stream and behind a stone barri?
cade at the entrance to the bridge.
The Americans rushed forward hi sln
glo file, in the face of n galling fire,
demolished the barricade with their
hands and drove the enemy from the
trenches, killing a dozen.
AN INTERESTING HOLIR.
The Filipino soldiers in the town,
secreted in various buildings and firing
from thf windows, gave the invaders
i.n Interesting hour. There was a regu?
lar nest of them in tho stone Jail, which
Is hedged in by a wall. This was a
veritable pepper pot. The Americans
singly or In pairs entered the houses
and many warriors were taken pris?
A considerable body of Filipinos fled
northward, crossing the open marshes,
but the Gatlings poured upon them a
deadly hail until they disappeared in
the woods, playing dozens.
Major Weisenberger deployed the
sharpshooters along the shore nnd they
creot steadily forward, aiding the Gat?
Finally ti large body was sent against
the enemy in the woods, driving them
toward the mountains. '
IN THE GOVERNOR'S PALACE.
General Lawton established head?
quarters at the elegant palace of the
governor nnd a guard was inimediatcly
placed in the church, as the sacred
edifices are always the first objective
point of 'ooters. Within an hour tho
town was patrolled and ull looting rig
Almost all the Inhabitants had fled
during tho two preceding nights, ami
only a few Chinese shop-keepers have
1 emerged from hiding and resumed bus?
On the marshes north of the city were
found -10 dead Filipinos?some terribly
torn by shells?and many others
wounded, to wh im the Americans offer?
ed their canteens, as though they were
I comrade?. A surgeon who traversed
the field counted eighty killed, and
General Lawton will report at least CS.
One Filipino, attempting to make his
j escape, .slashed viciously at Major
Weisenberger, who ah >. and killed him.
Yesterday the insurgents captured
two men of the Fourteenth Infantry,
while unarmed, but the Americans stole
the guns of their captjns, clubbed
them, hid In the trees over night and
returned this morning.
The gunboats th.s afternoon have
been searching the Santa Cruz river for
To-morrow the expedition will ptu-h
forward, the Americans having de
I stroyed miles of telegraph lines, out
ting off insurgent communication east
SCOUTING PARTY FIRED UPON.
Manila, April 10.-4:55 p. m.?The
rebels along the railroad llred at a
scouting party near Malolos to-day,
wounding two members of the Kansas
The United States gunboat Bennlng
ton has gone to Baler, on the east
coast. In order to relieve a Spanish
garrison of 47 men, which has been be?
leaguered there since May.
It is considered significant that the
Oceanic Espanola, formerly rabidly In
favor of the Filipino government, is
now counselling disarmament, advising
the Filipinos to accept the Inevitable. It
has carefully analyzed the proclama?
tion of the - United States-Philippine
Commission, pointing out the advanta?
ges of the delinite policy determined
WAR PAR FROM ENDED.
Manila, April 7, via Hong Kong. April
10.?Though hundreds of Flllnlpos are
dally returning to their homes and are
desirous of resuming peaceful pursuits,
and though the proclamation Issued by
the United States-Philippine Commis?
sion has given an impetus , to this
movement, the war Is far from ended.
One of the foremost American generals
"We will see a hundred thousand sol?
diers in the Philippines before tho
Americans control the islands," and a
majority of the army are of hi3 opin?
GREAT REINFORCEMENTS NFC
ESS A RY.
It Is generally considered that great,
reinforcements are necessary, there j
not being a sufficient number of Amer?
ican troops In the archipelago to make
conquest of the island of Luzon and
hold the posts occupied, anil it Is '
thought that It would be cheaper in the
leng run and have a better effect upon
the natives to establish American su?
premacy effectually and quickly than
to temporize with a score of rebellions.
All the stories told by prisoners and I
friendly natives agree that a majority
of the insurgents would be glad to quit,
but that there are enough profession?
al revolutionists left to infest the coun?
try with bands of hundreds of men and
to demoralize business for years to
come. Some high Americans believe
that the government would wisely ex?
pend money In buying off Agulnaldo
and his clique of Influential Filipinos.
AMERICANS TOO OPTIMISTIC.
Foreigners In Manila think the Amer?
icans are too optimistic as to the effects
of the proclamation. They say that
the weakness of the proclamation lies
In the fact that the natives have so
long dealt with the Spaniards that they
are tinable to realize what Its words
mean and that tho purport of Its prom?
ises Is anything but a snare.
EAGER TO RETURN HOME.
A majority of the United States vol?
unteers are eager to return home; and
"we did not enlist to fight niggers" Is
a remnrk that Is constantly heard.
While braver work than they are doing
Is Impossible to find, they consider that
there Is small glory In guerilla warfare,
the dangers and hardships of which
cannot be appreciated at home- The
volunteers construe their enlistment,
"to the close of the war," to apply to
the war with Spain, and wish to be re?
lieved by regulars.
SPANISH DEFENSE OF MANILA.
The Spanish system of defending
Manila by a line of blockhouses may be
adopted by the American authorities
hero during the wet season, ns it re?
quires fewer men than the trenches de?
fences and lessens the chances of sick?
ness among the defenders.
Lieutenant Steubenberg, of the Idaho
Regiment, a brother of the Governor of
Idaho, has been placed on trial by
court-martial for calling Major Figgins
a coward in the nresence of his com?
pany. It is expected that he will be
dismissed from the service.
President Names Bartlett Tripp as
United States Representative,
Ambn?*ador niilto IIa* Conference
Wieb <3erinnn oflielals and Cable*
WnNhinifion ?A Deadlock Predial*
(By Telegraph to Vlrglnlan-Pllot.)
Berlin, April 10.?Since his Interview
with Emperor William, the United
States Ambassador, Mr. White, has met
the Gerninn Minister of Foreign Affairs,
Baron Von Bu"!ow, and the British Am?
bassador here, Sir Frank Lascelles, and
has cabled the result at considerable
length In cipher to Washington. It Is
understood on good authority that there
Is nothing Indicative of belligerence In
the dispatch, but that It related to the
desire of the German government to
stand by the Berlin treaty and return to
the provisional arrangement made by
the three consuls and hastening the ap?
pointment and work of the commission
as much as possible.
A high Foreign Oilice official, speak?
ing for Baron Von Buelow, said to the
correspondent here of the Associated
"We have not received a dlsoatch
from the commander of the Falke and
do not believe the story about the
strained relations between the com?
mander of the German warship and Ad?
miral Kautz. Wo would have heard of
It officially if it had been true.
KAUTZ CHARGED WITH FALSIFY?
"We have not received any advices
confirming the proclamation of General
: e. At any rate, the argument of the
Ann :!ean press that Herr Rose is re?
sponsible for the new trouble Is wrong,
ns such a proclamation, if Issued, came
after Admiral Kautz'l action, which Is
here considered to be a violation of the
Samoa net. Admiral Knutz stated in his
proclamation that all the three consults
had expressed willingness to annul the
provisional government. He stated an
untruth .and Herr Rose could not be
blamed for Issuing a counter proclama?
"However, the German government
is thus far insufficiently Informed as
to all of Herr Rose's doings, and there?
fore will not assume at the outset that
Herr Rose Is right throughout- In any
case, we must await further news. The
German commissioner will be appointed
within a day or two. He will be thor?
The'appointment of C. N. E. Eliot, of
the British embassy at Washington, as
the British member Of the Samoan
Commission, 13 deemed satisfactory
The National Zeitung reiterating the
alleged Illegality of the action of Ad?
miral Kautz in Samoa says:
GERMANY WANTS. SATISFACTION.
"Germany will have to strive by eve?
ry diplomatic means to secure satlsfac
tion for thia behavior of Admiral
Kautz in contravention of the treaty."
Referring to the statement that the
State Department at Washington re?
gards the enthronement of Tunus as
fully in accordance with the treaty,
which provides that the decision of the
Chief Justice shall be final, the Nation?
al Zeitung says:
"This view is altogether opposed to
the provisions of the treaty, according
to which the unanmity of the repre?
sentatives of the powers is essential.
S A MOAN COMMISSIONER NAMED.
Washington. April 10.?The President
has selected Barllett Trlpp, of South
Dakota, formerly Minister to Austria,
as the United States representative on
the Samoan joint commission.
Mr. Trlpp is at present in Yankton,
S. D. The olllclals of the Slate De?
partment say that he is as well lit ted
for the mission as any person who
could have been named outside of the
State Department proper. Mr. Trlpp i
will be called to Washington immedt- j
ately to receive his instructions, for
our government is disposed to assent to
the desire of the German government
that the commission shall proceed to
the scene uf activity at the earliest pos?
The commissioners will not go to Sa?
moa equipped with identical instruc?
tions. This Is a matter of regret here,
but It is felt to be inevitable If the par?
ties to the pending negotiations persist
in the present attitude. In such cases
the proceedings of the commission will
be all ad referendum; the body hav?
ing little power Itself, but all of its
acts being subject to the approval of
the principals. The German proposi?
tion is to authorize lite commissioners
to deal with the situation as they find
It. but under the limitation that they
must bo unanimous in ordering action.
A DEADLOCK LOOKED FOR.
But It is apprehended that arriving at
Apia, the commissioners will instantly
take positions in support of their re?
spective consuls, and thus lead to a
The State Department hns been noti?
fied that the German Government
raises the question of legality of nil
that has been done at Apia since tlu
middle of March. This is an Intimation
that it wishes to restore the status at
that date, when, according to the State
Departments reports, the provisional
government erected through the efforts
of the German olllclals. Rose and Unf
fel, controlled everything. This slate
of affairs Admiral Kautz considered to
be In absolute violation of ihe Berlin
treaty. If there Is any attempt to re?
vert to the preceding conditions, tho i
United States Government will Insist
that it be to a period anterior to this
date, and that the only status to be
recognized be that existing at the be?
ginning of February, tit tho moment
when Chief Justice Chambers, In the
exorcise, it is asserted, of his function
under the treaty of passing upon all
questions ns to the succession to tho
throne of Samoa, declared Mataafa in?
eligible and Mallctoa Tunus to be king.
QUAY'S TRIAL BEGINS
Pennsylvania Senator and His Son
Faced the Jury Yesterday.
Counsel < Inxli Over tlao Firm WttltVHN
Introduced nmi There i* Indien*
Mom of i? Detortulitod I.ok'iI Haiti?
-Judge I'rnlg Iliildle Prestdlue*
(By Telegraph fo Vlrginlan-Pilot.)
Philadelphia. Pa., April 10.?Ex
United States Senator Matthew S.
Quay nnd his son, Richard It. Quav,
were called to the bar of ihe Court of
Quarter Session to-day, and after many
months of vexatious delay, the trial of
the two defendants was begun.
Judge Cralg Biddle, one of the oldest
and most respected members of the
bench, was "the trial ju,dge. District At?
torney Kothermel, alter two hours had
been spent in selecting a jury, elected
to try the ex-Senator first on that um
of the live indictments (in which he and
his son are variously named), which
charges Mr. Quay and the late State
Treasurer Benjamin J. Haywood with
conspiracy In using the State funds tor
their personal benelit and profit and In
a manner unauthorized by law,
This action practically leaves the cx
Sciiutor alone on trial.
The only witness examined to-day,
Mr. Barlow, receiver of the People's
Bank, led to the first clash between
counsel, und apparently indicated that
a determined legal battle, replete with
knotty points of law. will be fought.
The District Attorney culled Mr. Bar?
low to identify books and papers found
by him when he assumed the receiver?
ship. Mr. Shapley, of counsel for the de?
fense, undertook to cross-examine the
witn< as with respect to his knowledge
of whether certain books, which the de?
fense, it is understood, claims are miss?
ing, are Included In those testified to
by the witness. This was objected to,
and after repeated consultations among
the counsel for the defense and several
other efforts to obtain an answer to
the question in answer form, It was
abandoned and Mr. Shapley said he
would begin his cross-examination in
THE PEACE TREATY.
UNITED STATES AND SPAIN WILL
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
Washington, April 10.?The final cer?
emony in the re-establishment of peace?
ful relations between the United States
and Spain will occur at the White
House at 2 o'clock to-morrow after?
noon, when tho President and Ambas?
sador Cambon, tho latter acting for
Spain, will exchange ratifications of
the treaty of peace. The Spanish copy
of the treaty, signed by the Queen Re?
gent and Premier Sllvela, arrived at
the French embassy to-day. The ofll
clals of the embassy called on Secre?
tary Hay iluring tho afternoon and the
necessary arrangements for to-mor
n w'a ceremony were made.
The treaty forwarded by Spain Is
handsomely engrossed on parchment,
In old English script, with wide double
columns, one In Spanish and the other
In English. Its binding of red morocco,
heavily embossed In gold, which' give
the effect of the yellow and red colors
Tho United States copy of the peace
treaty was llnished to-day ami placed In
the possession of the President at the
White House. Eike other treaties to
which the I'nlted States is a party, the
document is a model of simplicity and
neatness. The text is reproduced. In j
parallel columns, the left In English
and the right in Spanish, surrounded
with n narrow border of the national
colors. The document is enclosed In a
cover of dark blue morocco with the
groat seal of tho United States uuou
the face, and a decorative design in
When the exchange of rat ideations
occurs, the Spanish copy of the treaty
will be handed to President McKinley,
to become the permanent property of
the United States, and preserved in the
State Department along with other
At the Bame time the President will
hand to Ambassador Cambon, for
Spain, the American copy of the trea- j
ty. which will become the property of
THE Mi CONVENTION,
Congressman Jor.es Will Open
Headquarters in Richmond,
SI'- ItellevPN Lurscit llnll In Itlrh
monil villi lie Itoqutrcil-IMntln
gtilMlieit S|?<Mi|icr* Will Ho Ilcnril
(Special to Vlrglnian-Pilot.) ]
Richmond, Va., April 10.?Congress?
man William A. Jones, of the First Dis?
trict, reached here to-night- Ho ernes
to Richmond for the purpose of select?
ing a hall for the Senatorial conference
to be held May 11. He says that his
coriespondence from every section of
the Statv: uud from other States shows
that, a deep and wide interest Is being
taken In the movement, and that tho
larRest hall possible must be secured.
He will at once. establish headquar?
ters with a secretary and stenographer
in charge. He stales that many of the
best public speakers in Virginia will
be heard In the conference
Mr. Jones refeusod to discuss candi?
dates or measures likely to be adopted.
TELES WHAT Iii: KNOWS AP.OUT
GOTHAM POLICE CORRUPTION.
(By Telegraph to Vlrglnlan-Pllot.)
New York. April 10.?Only two wit?
nesses of importance were put on the
stand before the Mazot Legislative In
vestlgatlng Commit lee to-day. and al?
though the Investigation continued for
a number of bouts Into the afternoon,
no particularly convicting evidence was
brought out. The Investigating Com?
mittee adj in: lied Its sessions until next
Friday, when the chief witness Will be
YOUNG CHOICER TESTIFIES,
Frank Croker. son of Richard Croker,
was on the stand all morning, lie tea
idled that he had pald~$17.lj0ii to enter
the Roebllng Fire Proof Company, and
was drawing a salary of $'.'.?uo trom It
"to learn the business," Young Croker
first said he had given for Ins 170
shares of stock a check for the amount
mentioned, but when asked if he would
produce the cancelled check he grace?
fully worked Into an admission that the
stock was paid for in cash furnished
by his father. He told of having been
presented with $6,000-worth of stock In
the United Company "because,'-' iic said,
'.'they knew we had lots of friends In
railroads and such places."
Chief of Police William S. Devcry
was again put upon the rack, after
Frank Cn leer had given ins testimony,
Much <>( the questioning of the police
captain was similar to that of Satur?
day, when he was usked to explain the
existence of many disorderly resorts In
tho city ihat lloUrlSh ut all hours ot the
r.ight. Dove; y said that the polled de
purtmi nt had done all it could do, with
the evidence that It had before it, to
dose such pinccs.
Devcry denied that he knew of anv
high ofiioial of the city who was in?
terested In pool rooms.
During the progress of the session Dr
O'Sulllvan said to the committee: "Mr.
Richard Croker desires me to say that
he will be at the disposal of this in?
vestigating committee ut any llmi up t i
April 1<. when he is lo sail for Eui ; ???."
Mr. Moss evidently took this for a
challenge and he promptly Inf rmod
Dr. O'Sulllvan that Mr. Croker's pre?
sence wns desired nt the very next
meeting of the committee, which would
be on the coming Friday morning at Id
?tneluK ?t %V?*til?nrt??t.
(By Telegraph to virgin nji riot.i
Washington. April 10.?Results at
First race?eleven sixteenths of a
mile?Dr. Parker (3 to J) w in, Boney
Hoy u to "> ar.d out) Becond, Sauger (50
to 1) third. Time. 1:10.
Second race?Half mile?Frelinghuzer
(4 to 1) won, The Amazon o to 5 and
1 to 2) second. Dorcas Lathrop (50 to 1)
third. Time, &0->i.
Third race?Thlrteen-sixtcentha of a
mile?Lady Karle (I. to ."?> won. Tyran (?
to 1 and 1 to 2) second. Dec Mitchell (10
to 1) third. Time, 1:33%.
Fourth rare?Seven furlongs-Gene?
ral Maeeo (."> to 1) won, U.intarfa (5 to
1 and 2 to l) second. Plantain (10 to 1)
third. Time, 1:31.
Fifth race?One mile? Roysterer (1 to
1) won, Alice Parley (10 to 1 and 3 to
1) second. Decanter (S to 5) third. Time,
1:45 l-\ ........
Five Persons Killed and Eight
OR1CIN OF THE TROUBLE
Xesroea,Armed with Rifle* End?H>
or to rrrvrnl Families From|Be<
moving Ilon.rltold Effects and Re?
moving to I own nsid Precipitate
Fltfbtluar?An Armed Negro** Des?
pernio Deed-Governor Orders Ort*
(By Telegraph to Virginia-Pilot.)
Tana, III., April 10.?In a riot which
broke out at 10:30 a. m. on tho main
I streets in front of the telegraph office
j between white and black miners,
in which deputy sheriffs took
part. five men 'and one wo?
man were killed. Eight persona
were wounded, several so curiously that
they will probably die. The killed are;
Kavier Li. Roog, Frenchman, union
Frank Coburn, white, son of ex-Sher
Three unknown negro miners and one
negro woman, \
"Wiiliam Kuhn, proprietor of the
Klondike Steam Laundry, shot through
Albert Vlckers, white miner, shot In
Cyrus Stricklee, groccrymnn.
.George Qlllen, farmer uf Kosemund,
left arm shot off.
Clara Felix, servant at the Harrison
Hotel, shot In back, condition serious.
Mrs. lien net, wife of a union miner,
right arm shot off.
Frank Handsworth, . delivery boy,
tii it in head, will die.
Henry Stephens, negro miner, shot
through body six times, likely to die.
ORIGIN OF THE RIOT.
The trouble resulting. In to-day's riot
began last night when one hundred dep?
uty marshals were called out Into tho
Flatham and Penwoll mining district to
protect several families of negroes who
were endeavoring to load household ef?
fects, preparatory to leaving for Iowa,
and were being prevented by negro
guards armed with rifles furnished by
the Pana Coal Company, who claimed
the goods the negroes were moving
were company properly. The deputies
guarded the negroes while they loadd
their goods in wagons, conveyed them
to the railroad cars and packed them
for shipment. The negroes, their wives
nnd children were then inarched to
Union Miners' Hall, where they were
fed and cared for by white union min?
ers, and given protection by a guard of
50 deputy sheriffs, It being feared that
negroes who did not wish them to leave
Pnna would interfere nnd attempt for?
cibly to prevent their departure.
THE FIRST FIGHTING.
During the night, while deputies were
guarding tho negroes In the Penwell
district, they were tired upon hy un?
known persons, supposed to have been'
negroes nnd private guards at the Pen
well mine, nnd fully 200 shots were ex?
changed. The firing greatly terrorized
the repidents of thnt section of the city
who appealed to Chief Deputy Cheny
for protection. Deputy Cheney there?
upon sent a special detail of deputies
armed with Springfield rifles, who pa?
trolled nil the streets and succeeded in
restoring quiet before daybreak.
Several netrroes were arrested, charg?
ed with Inciting riot and to-day's riot?
ing began while thev were on trial.
ATTEMPT TO KILL SHERIFF.
The attempted arrest of Henry Steph?
ens, a negro miner, precipitated the riot
this morning. Stephens in a leader
among the negro non-union miners. He
had been parading the streets armed
with revolvers defying arrest and
claiming that no deputy sheriff could
arrest hin. Sheriff D.iwney. Chief Dep?
uty Cherov and a number of special
deputies were walking Locust
street, when Stephens espied Downey,
and drawing n revolver, approached
from the rear and fired1 directly at the
sheriff, but the hall missed its Intended
victim. The officers Immediately drew
the'r revolvers and opened Are on
Stephens, who ran down Locust street
shooting at evrrv person h?? met.
DESPERADO CAUGHT AT LAST.
The fleeing negro having emptied his
revolver, closely pursued bv a large
force of deputies, ran Into a department
store. The officers pursued him the en?
tire length of the store up tho rear
?talrs of the building where he only
surrendered nf: ?r six bullets had pierc?
ed his body. He was no? kilted, how?
ever, nnd was tnken to Jail. Several
shooting affrays followed the Stephen
arrest, but at 3 o'clock tho trouble
seemed to b over.
TROOPS ORDERED OUT.
Springfield. III., April 10.?Three
companies of the Fifth Illinois Infant?
ry have b*?n ordered to Pana by Gov?
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