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Commanding the Spanish Fleet Now on the Way to a Cuban Port of I fuse.
DOSES OE STEEL.
Sampson's "Warships Hurlod Thorn
at San Juan's Forts.
The Spaniards Were Plucky anil Replied
with Vigor to the Cannonade-Two
American Seamen Killed Defend
er! of Porto Itlco's Capital Suf
fered Severe Louses.
On board flagship Iowa. off San
J can, Porto Uico, via St. Thorans, May
11. The forts of San Juan, Porto
Kico, were bombarded by part of Ucar
Admiral Sampson's fleet Thursday
morning1. The enemy's loss is believed
to be heavy. The American loss is two
men killed and seven injured.
After three hours' firing' the admiral
withdrew the fleet and, heading for
Key West, ho said: "I am satisfied
with the morning's work. I could have
taken San Juan, but I have no force to
hold it. I only wanted to administer
punishment. This has been done. I
came for the Spanish fleet and not for
The men killed were Seaman Wide
mark, of the New York, and the gun
ner's mate of the Amphltrite. The lat
ter died from the effect of the extreme
heat. Of the injured men three were
on board the Iowa and four on board
the New York. All those hurt on the
New Yorlc were injured by the burst
ing of a shell. The American ships
The engagement began at 5:15 a. m.
and ended at 8:15 a. m. The enemy's
batteries were not silenced. The town
In the rear of the fortifications prob
ably suffered. The ships taking part
in the action were the Iowa, Indiana,
New York, Terror, Amphitrite, De
troit, Montgomery, Wnmpatuck and
Porter. The enemy's firing was heavy
but wild, and tho Iowa and New York
were probably the only ships hit.
They went right up under the guns in
column, delivered broadsides and then
returned. The line passed thrice in
front of the forts, pouring tons of
steel on shore. It is impossblo to judge
the amount of damage done to the
buildings and forts. They appeared to
be riddled with shot, but the Spaniards
were plucky. The after turret of the
Amphitrite got out of order temporarily
during the engagement, but she banged
away with her forward guns.
After the first passage before the
forts the Detroit and Montgomery re
tired, their guns being too small to do
much damage. The Porter and Wam
patuck also stayed out of range. The
smoke hung over everything, spoiling
the aim of the gunners and making it
impossible to tell where our shots
struck. The officers and men of nil the
ship3 behuved with coolness and brav
ery. The shots flew thick and fast
over all our ships. The men of the
Iowa who were hurt during the action
were injured by splinters thrown by an
8-inch shell which came through a
boat into the superstructure and scut
tared fragments in all directions.
Morro battery, on the eastward arm
of the harbor, was tho principal point
of attack. Rear Admiral Sampson and
Capt. Evans were on the lower bridge
of the Iowa and had a narrow escape
from flvlhir splinters, which injured
three nrfn. The Iowa was hit eight
times,lvrtl tho shells made no 1m
presstononher nrmor. Tho weather
was fiticbut'tlie heavy swells made ac
curate aim difficult. The broadsides
from thcjllowa and Indiana rumbled in
the hills ashore for live minutes after
they woro delivered. Clouds of dust
showed where tho shells struck, but
tho smoke hung over everything.
Demands an Indemnity.
Port au Prince, Haiti, May 10. Mr.
Powell, the United States minister,
has demanded of the Hultieu govern
ment that it pay an indemnity to cover
losses sustained by the owners of the
American steamer Nuvahoe, which ves
sel was Illegally fined 5400 for un al
leged attempt at smuggling. Mr.
Powell declares that if a forcible at
tempt Is made to collect the fine he
will send for an American man-of-war
and teach the Haltlensan object lesson.
The Concord Sinks u Spanish Qunuoat.
Now York, May 18. A Hong Kong
special says that u trading vessel from
tho Philippines roports having wit
nessed tho destruction of a Spanish
warship by the United States gunboat
Concord lit Hollo. Tho fight is said to
have lasted two hours, at tho end bf
which time tho Spuniurd went down
with colors flying.
Alleged Spy Arrested.
""St. Louis, May 18. An unidentified
inun, Buspeeted of being a Spanish spy,
is'undor arrest at Jefferson barruclcs.
A lot of Spanish correspondence was
fouud on him. He spqnds his time
STIRS UP THEIR WRATH.
Spaniards Uo Wild Over the Suggestions
Contained In Chamberlain's Speech.
London, May 14. Tho Rt. Hon.
Joseph Chamberlain, secretary of state
for the colonics, made an important
speech on public affairs at Birmingham
Mr. Chamberlain, nftcr deprecating
the constant assertions in certain quar
ters that Lord Salisbury was "dis
credited" and the government "weak
and vacillating," said: "If foreign
countries believe and act upon those
statements, they will find themselves
much mistaken and that courteous
diplomacy and graceful concessions
are not incompatible with a firm main
tenance of the country's honor and in
terests." Then declaring that he intended to
make a plain statement of facts, unfet
tered by the mysteries of the diplo
macy of half a century ago, Mr. Cham
berlain said he would accept the judg
ment of the people as willingly as that
of the wisest diplomatist in the world.
Referring to the policy of strict isola
tion that England has pursued since
tho Crimean war, he remarked that
this had been "perfectly justifiable,"
but ho added: "The time has arrived
when Great Britain may be confronted
by a combination of powers, and our
first duty therefore is to draw all parts
of the empire into close unity, and our
next to maintain the bonds of per
manent unity with our kinsmen across
the Atlantic. t
"There is a powerful and generous
nation," said Mr. Chamberlain, "speak
ing our lnnguage, bred of our race, and
having interests identical witli ours.
I would go so far as to say that, terrible
as war may be, even war itself would
be cheaply purchased if in a great and
noble cause the stars and stripes and
the union jack should wave together
over an Anglo-Saxon alliance."
Madrid, May 10. Spain is not pleased
with the possibility of an alliance be
tween the United States and Great
Britain, and will draw the atten
tion of the powers to the transcend
ency of the suggested Anglo-American
alliance with respect to European in
terests. The Spanish newspapers
and politicians discuss Chamberlain's
speech most angrily.
AN EXCITING CHASE.
A Meisenger from Come Is Pursued by a
Spanish Uunboat lleforo Ilelng ltescucd
by an American Ship.
Key West, May IS. Another com
missioner from Uen. Gomez, tho insur
gent commander-in-chief, arrived here
Tuesday. John P. Jova, the former
United States vice, consul at Sagua La
Grande, who was landed by an Ameri
can gunboat on the coast of Cuba about
ten days ago, was picked uo Monday
afternoon after an exciting experience
with a Spanish gunboat which the
American gunboat chased into her
harbor. Mr. Jova succeeded in reach
ing the camp of Gomez and has brought
back dispatches from Gomez to Com
modore Watson. He reports that Go
mez and his troops are in the best of
Mr. Jova reports that Spanish troops
nre moving westward, keeping in th
cities. Ho made part of the journey
along the coast in a small boat and
was being cliascu by a bpanisu gun
boat when the American gunboat hove
in bight. Tho Spaniard fired a num
ber of shots at tho American vessel.
Tho latter picked up Mr. Jova and his
two companions, and then chased the
Spanish gunboat Into port.
Heard Heavy Cannonading.
Port au Prince, May 18. A great
sensation was caused here by the ar
rival Tuesday of tho military com
mandant of the isle of Tortuga, off the
northwest coast of Hayti and due north
of Port Pnix, near tho entrance to the
Windward passage, who brought word
of what is believed to have been a
naval engagement on Sunday. The
commandant reached Port Paix from
Tortuga In a canoe. Ho reported that
throughout the whole of buntlay u
persistent cannonading had been
heard east of the island and that from
its duration and intensity there was a
strong presumption that a very serious
action was in progress.
Ordered to a Place of Safety.
Boston, May 14. Orders were re
ceived Friday at Fort Warren from the
war department to remove all women
and children from the fort ut once to a
place of safety in case of bombard
ment. Officials at the Charlustown
navy yard place considerable credence
in the rumor that n part ut least of the
enemy's fleet is not fur distant
Murderer 11111 Executed.
Pittsburg, May 14. Philip Hill, col
ored, who shot and killed George Law
rence, a labor boss on tho Plttsburjf,
Bessemer & Luke Erie railroad, on
April 10, 181)7, was hanged In the coun
ty jail nere riuay.
A DECISIVE BLOW.
to Strlko Ono.
lis Hopm to Meet tho Cnpo Verdo Fleet
NrnrClenfucRos, Cuba, and Compel tho
lionstoOlve llattlo lllanco's Am-
munition Supply Is Said to
be Almost Exhausted.
Washington, May 17. It is said at
the navy department that Admiral
Sampson reported at the navy depart
ment Monday by cable from Capo Hay
tlcn. It Is understood that tho admi
ral by reason of Information just re
ceived by him has changed his plans of
operations and instead of going to Key
West has directed his vessels towards
Intimations have been received here
that Gen. Blanco is very short of am
munition, In which caso the powerful
batteries at tho entrance of Hnvana
harbor of course would be deprived of
a large part of their dofonslve strength.
This state of affairs may lead to some
desperate attempts at blockade run
ning on the part of tho Spaniards, in
tho hope of getting more ammunition
into Havana. It is believed that the
supplies so frequently referred to as
being on the Spanish flying squadron
are of this character, rather than food
supplies, which make it all the more
important that Sampson and Schley
should succeed in keeping Admiral
Cervera from reaching Havana, Cien
fuegos, or any port in Cuba connected
with Havana by rail.
Commodore Schley probably is well
down on the Florida coast now and
should be able to guard the Florida
straits. Ills appearance on that side
of Cuba would enable Sampson to bring
his ironclads with perfect safety into
Cienfuegos on the south side, and with
this disposition of our naval force and
the free use of a considerable number
of our scouting vessels, It is hard to
see how the Spanish fleet can escape
from the Gulf of Mexico or the Carib
The navy department takes with
great allowance the report that the
Spanish have succeeded In sending a
second squadron, under Admiral Villa
mil, to tho West Indies, and that it is
also off Martinique. Even if the al
leged information did not bear the sus
picious earmark of a Madrid date, the
department would not be surprised to
hear that Admiral Villamil, as well as
Admiral Cervera, was witli the Spanish
force in the Caribbean sea. The fact
that the report eame from Madrid sat
isfies the officials here that this is an
other Spanish ruse to center our atten
tion on Martinique while their ships
have passed westward.
The report has it that Admiral Villa
mil has with him the cruisers Cisneros,
Cataluna and Princess do Asturias. It
is known, however, that Villamil is
not the admiral of these ships, and
that at least ono of them, the Cisneros,
is on the other side of the water.
It is also known that Admiral Villamil
is a subordinate to Admiral Cervera,
his duties bemg to command the tor
pedo destroyers attached to the first
Spanish squadron. There is little
doubt, therefore, that the report is true
so far as stating that Villamil has ar
rived with his fleet at Martinique, but
it is merely the torpedo adjunct to the
main fleet and was reported when the
fleet first appeared.
New York, May 17. The Post's Key
West special says: "The blockades
on the south co.ist of Cuba have been
warned that the Spanish squadron is
reported off Venezuela, bound north
west, and to double their vigilance.
'Powerful vessels will be ready to aid
the ships stationed there in resisting
the progress of tho enemy, and there
is small chance that the Spanish will
be able to enter Cienfuegos."
Curacoa, May 17. The Spanish
squadron under Admiral Cervera,
which left Sunday evening after the
cruisers Vizcaya and Infanta Mariu
Teresa had taken on about 700 tons oi
com and a great quantity of provisions,
was not sighted yesterday. When the
squadron disappeared it was goin;
London, May 17. The Mail says: Ac
cording to the most trustworthy infor
mation the Spanish cruisers Cardinal
Cisneros, Princess Asturias and Cata
luna are not yet ready for sea and
therefore cannot have arrived at Mar
tinique. IT MEANS ANNEXATION.
Hawaiian Senate Will Consent to the Use of
the Islaiiiis by Uncle Sum as a liase of
Honolulu, via San Francisco. May
17. The Hawaiian government will
not proclaim neutrality. This stand
is taken on account of the existing re
lations between the United States and
Hawaii. The exectitive considers that
a proclamation of neutrality would bo
a breach of good faith. The govern
ment made known its position at a ses
sion of the senate. The senators fa
vored the stand taken by President
Another important matter consid
ered at tho session was the occupation
bill, which, if ratified by tho senate,
will allow tho United States to raise
the American flag over the islands and
use tho same as a base of supplies.
This meusuru is suld to have been pro
ared with tho knowledge of the mem
bers of the United States senate com
mittee on foreign affairs and has the
approval of President McKlnley. The
Hawaiian senate will undoubtedly rat
ify this bill.
Wado Establishes u New Camp.
Savaunah, Ga., May 17. By order of
Gen. Wado another camp for the ren
dezvous of troops has been established
ut Lakeland, Flu., 85 miles east of
Tampa, on tho lino of tho Plunt sys
tem of railways. All tho troops arriv
ing there are going into camp at that
olacc. Lakclaud is one of tho highest
points in Florida, well wooded, and is
supplied with water by artesian wells.
It Is situated in what is known as the
vegetable belt, where tho troops can
be supplied witli vegetables of nearly
ill varieties. It is supposed that from
10,000 to 16,000 troops will bo located at
QREELY'S TIMELY EDICT.
Chief of tho Signal Service Forbids thq
Trannmlslnn by Cabin of Information Be-,
lallng to tho Movements of Our Warshlpf.
Washington, May 18. Rrig. Gen.
Grccly, chief of the signal service, and
in charge of all strategic control of
telegraph nnd cable lines, has adopted
energetic measures to prevent tho ad-
mlral of the Spanish squadron, now In
Caribbean wnters, from keeping posted
on tho whereabouts and movements of
United States squadrons and of our
prospective naval and military opera
tions. Monday night ho telegraphed
to the New York manager of tho Hay
tien Cable Co., forbidding the sending
or receipt of any messnges except offi
cial messajres to or from tho United
States frovernment disclosing tho
movements of our fleets and our ships.
The manager answered yesterday that
the inhibition would bo strictly ob
served. If Admiral Sampson is in
Haytien waters this cable restriction
makes it impossible for his movements
to become known except to the govern
ment, or if known, it is impossible to
sqnd out the information except
through tho government.
Gen. Grcely yesterday telegraphed
the Anglo-American Cable Co. renew
ing their attention to tho prohibition
against any messages inimical to the
interests of the government, and In
particular forbidding the receipt or
bending of messages disclosing the
movements of our ships or prospective
military movements. This latter step
was taken in view of the notice of the
Anglo-American Telegraph Co. that
"pending further decision by the chief
signal officer, we will accept press
messages without restrictions." Gen.
Greely's order appears to cover the fur
ther decision referred to in the com
pany's notice. The orders to these two
companies were sent because the chan
nels of communication under their
control seems to he, for the moment,
the ones through which the Spanish
admiral and the Spanish authorities
at Madrid and navana are most likely
to secure information as to our vessels'
While it was not suspected that spies
were sending direct information, yet
the transmission of the press dis
patches on vessel movements was
looked upon as likely to indicate to
tho Spanish with sufficient certainty
the general whereabouts and purposes
of our fleets. The precautions taken,
it is believed, will so restrict this char
acter of cable information to the gov
ernment and the fleet commanders
that the Spanish authorities from now
on will be cut off from all knowledge
of our naval and military plans.
PLANS OF THE WAR BOARD.
Self-Appointed Critics Growl llecanse the
Spanish Fleet Has Not Ilccn Annihilated
by Sampson nnd Schley.
Washington, May 18. The official
bulletin boards yesterday failed to
yield any news of the movements of
either of the three fleets, Sampson's,
Schley's or the Spanish flying squad
ron, and there is reasqn to believe that
the department itself has received no
information on that point. Tho de
partment officials are beginning to
show a little sensitiveness to criticism
in tho matter of delay in bringing the
Spanish licet into action, conscious as
they are that they have made all speed
compatible with due regard for the
safety of our own ports as well as of
the lives of the crews of our warships.
Every day there is talk of a change in
the naval plans, brought about by
some movement of the Spanish squad
ron, but what the latest phase of cam
paign is, nobody outside of the mem
bers of the war board is competent to
The department professes to feel no
apprehension that Admiral Dewey or
his men are endangered by their occu
pation of Manila harbor on the present
basis, but this cannot be said of the in
habitants of Manila if the present sit
uation is protracted unduly. It is no
small matter to organize and transport
an expedition of 12,000 or 13,000 sol
diers 0,000 miles across the sea at short
notice, and the indications are that
within a week some of tho soldiers at
least will be on their way from San
There are indications that the war
department has been brought to see
the wisdom of Gen. Merritt's suggestion
that his expedition should consist of
not less than 13,000 men and that at
least a third of them should be sea
soned troops from the regular army.
To endeavor to overcome the Spanish
force with less than half their number
it troops would seem to be a senseless
SANK A DERELICT.
The Wllml'igtun Does Away with Another
Piece of Spanish Trickery.
Key West, May 18. The United
States cruiser Wilmington, when about
!10 miles east of Havana Monday, fired
four shells Into a Spanish trap in the
shape of a derelict, sinking it and thus
doing away with another piece of Span
ish trickery. The commander of the
Wilmington had beeu warned by dis
patch boats that some dangerous
wreckage was drifting about the spot
and the cruiser steamed in that direc
tion to investigate tho reports. An old
Spanish schooner, with her deck load
ed to tho rails with rusty iron, car
wheels, etc., was found floating in the
track of torpedo boats and dispatch
boats. The schoouer had evidently
been sent out of Havana harbor in the
hope that a torpedo boat of tho block
ading force would crash into it and be
so damaged as to cuuse her to sink.
Envelope Makers Combine.
Worcester, Muss., May 18. Tho con
solidation of ten of the most promi
nent envelope companies in tho coun
try, representing 00 per cent, of the
output of commercial envelopes, hus
been effected. The name of the con
solidated company is the United States
Envelope Co. The total capital is
SU Men Klllrd In un ISIevutor.
Boston, May IS. By tho falling' of
an elevator used for hoisting building
matoriul at the uncompleted ware
house of the Boston Wharf Co. yester-
Il4l&y OkA MJWU 1,WV 4.V MUM tW
IS AT HIS MERCY,
Dowcy Cnys Ho Can Taka Manila
at Any Timo.
Ininrgrnls Tlnvo tho City Hcmmort fn or
the Land Side Tho Admiral Captures
the Spanish Gunboat Callao
Scarcity of rood In the
Washington, May 10. A dispatch
from Uong Kong brought welcome
news yesterday from Admiral Dewey
to tho president, Secretary Long and
the naval officials who are watching
the admiral's movements with so much
Interest. Tho telegram indicates that
Dewey has lost none of the prestige
gnincd in his memorable fight two
weeks ago and that while ho refrains
from taking the city of Manila he has
it practically at his mercy.
Tho best evidence of the effective
ness of the blockade maintained by the
American admiral and also of the work
of the insurgents in surrounding the
city is shown in tho statements in the
dispatch that provisions are scarce
In Manila, which seems to indicate to
Admiral Dewey an early surrender by
the Spanish authorities. Another pub
lished roport seems also to be refuted
by the admiral's advices and that Is
that the rebels had raided Cavite,
where the Spanish naval station was
located, and where presumably large
bupplics of arms and ammunition were
kept. If the rebels have been supply
ing themselves with arms it must have
been with the admiral's consent, as hii
dispatch is originally dated from Cavite,
indicating that ho is still in possession.
The dispatch is as follows:
Cavite, May 11 Malntalnlnu strict blockade.
Eeason to believe that tho rebels are hemmmj
In the city by land, but have made no demon
stration. Scarcity of provisions In Manila.
Probable that the Spanish governor will be
obliged to surrender soon. Can tako Manila
at any moment. Climate hot and moist. On
May 12 captured gunboat Callao while attempt
ing to run blockade. Have plenty coal. Ono
Hrltlsh. ono French, two German and ono Jap
anese vessel here observing. Dewey.
Tho officials are making all possible
haste to rush troops to supplement Ad
miral Dewey's forces, so that If tho
Spanish governor docs surrender the
former will not be dependent upon tho
bmall number of marines which he-can
illy spare from his ships, but will nave
the assistance of soldiers in holding
his position. About 12,000 men will bo
sent to Dewey.
MENACED BY A MOB.
Interesting Slory of the Attempt Made by
au American nval Ofllcur to Secure au
Exchange of Prisoners.
New York, May 17. A dispatch from
Key West to the World says: Tho
World correspondents imprisoned in
Fort Cabanas, in Cuba, are saved. Gen.
Blanco has acceded to representations
made to him Sunday by Lieut. Brain
ard, U. S. N. As quickly as two Span
ish officers can reach Key West they
will be taken to Havana under a white
flag to be exchanged, and the World
correspondents will bo brought back
to Key West by the same steamer. The
London Times' war correspondent,
Knight, and the British consul, Gollan,
in Havana, acted vigorously in the
matter. It is believed that had Lieut.
Urainaru's Instructions been more
sweeping' he could have brought tho
men back on the Unca. Lieut. Brain
ard reports that tho docks of Havana
were lined Sunday with angry people.
Mr. Knight was advised by Consul Gol
lan not to land for fear of mob vio
lence, because he was brought over by
a United States man-of-war.
Key West, May 17. The Uncas after
leaving here Sunday morning1 headed
for Havana and spoke the Mayflower,
which was acting' as flagship of tho
blockade fleet. Lieut. Brainard board
ed her and handed scaled orders to the
captain, who thereupon instructed the
Uncas to hoist a White flag1 and pro
ceed Into Havana harbor. The Uncas
steamed toward Havana and when
within signalling distance of Morro
castle she signalled, asking for an an
chorage. The castle signalled back
that its commander was waiting for
instructions and that the Uncas must
not anchor. After an interval a launch
with the harbor authorities on board
put out from the shore and took on
board Lieut. Brainard and Mr. Knight,
the correspondent of the London
Times, who had been chosen to negoti
ate the exchange of prisoners.
As the launch was returning to the
horo she was met by Gen. Blanco's
launch coming out with Gen. Blanco's
aide de camp and Mr. Gollan, British
consul general. The boats drew to
gether and a conference was had.
Lieut. Brainard and Mr. Knight were
assured that Messrs. Thrall and Jones
were absolutely safe uud were being
treated with every consideration. It
was added that Gen. Blunco would bo
willing to release them the momintthe
United States authorities send him two
Spanish prisoners in exchange. Mr.
Knight was told he could not land at
Havana from an American boat, in
spite of tho flag1 of truce, and it was
explained to him that if ho desired to
reach Havana he must go there on u
ship belonging to some neutral power.
The Uncus then returned to Key West
and delivered this information to the
department. It is understood that two
Spanish captives now in Fort MePher
son, Atlanta, will be promptly sent
down and tho exchange of prisoners
will be consummated without further
Volunteers Assigned to Various Camps.
Washington, May 10. Slxty-ilve
thousand troops have been mustered
in. Orders were issued Sunday direct
ing 53 regiments of infantry, 12. light
batteries of artilley and :!0 tiOms of
volunteer cavalry to go to Chicitamau
ga; nine regiments aud five battalions
of infantry and four batteries of ur
tillery to San Francisco; one regiment
of infantry to Key West; four regi
ments of infantry and nine tr.Mjps of
cavalry to New Orleans; one regiment
of infantry to Mobile; 14 regiments of
infantry aud seven battalions of in
fantry lo Washington; 13 regiments of
Infantry to, Tampa.
CRISP OHIO MEWS
Gathorod. by Tolograph From All
Parts of tho Stato.
The Prohibition State Convention.
Columbus, May 18. Tho prohibition
state convention In session In this city
has decided to refuse to join with tho
other minority parties on a common
platform In the interests of reform.
A note was sent to tho con
vention by the other parties ask
ing them to join In tho movement nnd
make a common party, each acting as
an organization of its own, but for tho
interest of tho whole. They claim it
Is it scheme of tho liberal party to ad
vance its direct legislation plank. They
will hold to their single principle of
absolute prohibition and universal suf
frage. Ohio. in Made Ilnppy.
Washington, May 18. Tho president
yesterday sent tho following nomina
tions of Ohio men to tho senate:
George P. Waldorf, collector of Inter
nal revenue, Tenth Ohio district. Post
masters: Robert M. Rownd, Columbus;
C. A. McKim, Cclina; W. S. Fornshell.
Camden; W. A. Dickie, Dcnnison; .7. W.
Ammerman, Eaton; Robert S. Fulton,
Germantown; S. L Leffer. DeGraff; A.
L. Jones, Greenville; Jnmes B. Fisher.
Marion; A. J. Eminger, Miaralsburg;
Robert F. Dent, Newcomerstown; Har
ry E. Taylor, Orrvlllo; Charles A.
Lehrer, Sandusky; Kobert V. Jones,
A IIuiirIIiir Electrocution.
Columbus, May 14.-Frank Earley, tho
Cincinnati wife murderer, was electro
cuted in the annex of the Ohio peni
tentiary at 13:15 this morning. Tho
electrocution was not as successful as
previous ones. Six applications of tho
current were required and seven min
utes elapsed before life was extinct.
After the third application of the cur
rent Earley was pronounced dead, but a
groan and a convulsion of tho body
showed there was still life. A second
groan was emitted by Earley before ho
was finally pronounced dead. Earley
was a mulatto, about 150 years of age.
Leaves l'lvo Ilcglmcnts In Camp. '
Columbus, May 17. Monday after
noon the Second Ohio infantry, headed
by Col. Kuert, of Kenton, left the city,
their destination being Chickamauga.
While they were passing out of tho
city they were given an ovation. This
leaves in the camp five regiments of
infantry and the signal corps. Three
of the former ure expected to movo
within the next two days. The first to
go will be the Eighth, to Washington.
The Third will follow to Chickamauga,
and the Fifth will also go to Washing
ton. All the troops will have left tho
city by Saturday.
Ran Into a Switch Unglne.
Middlctown, May 14. The Pioneer
limited, a new 8250,000 train for tho
Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul rail
way, ten cars fresh and new from tho
shops at Dayton, traveling on an ex
hibition tour from Columbus to Cincin
nati on the Big Four, collided with a
switch engine with freight cars hero
last night. Both locomotives wore in
jured, the baggage car was smashed
and two passenger cars were derailed.
Harry Claypool, of Chicago, fireman,
suffered dangerous concussion of tho
SI 00,000 Fire Loss.
East Liverpool, May 17. The largo
flint mill of the Mining & Milling Co.
in the East End, burned early Monday
morning. A spark from a workman's
torch ignited a large oil pan in the en
gine room. The engine continued run
ning, and when the belt burne,d tho
fly wheel burst, throwing heavy seg
ments hundreds of yards. Several
workmen narrowly escaped death. Tho
loss is 8100,000: insurance $43,000. Tho
plant is owned by a stock company,
composed of manufacturing potters. It
will bo rebuilt.
A bmal'.-Pox Case In Camp Hushnell.
Columbus, May 18. A case of small
pox has been discovered in Camp Bush
nell. A private in the Third regiment
is suffering from it and has been placed
in the quarantine hospital. Dr. YV'e.
terfelt, in charge of the quarantine
hospital, refuses to make any state
ment upon the case. The name of tho
private will not be given out ut pres
ent. It is believed he is from Dayton,
however, as sporadic cases of small-pox
have been frequent there during tho
High Honor for Young.
Columbus, May 18. First Lieut.
Charles Young, of the Ninth cavalry,
has been relieved from duty at Wilber
force university, in order that he may
accept tho position of major of tho
Ninth battalion, colored Ohio volun
teer infantry. Lieut. Young is tho
only colored officer in the line of tho
army. This is said to be the first In
stance in which a colored officer has
been given command of a battalion of
troops in the army.
Murder Trial Ileum.
Warren, May 17. The trial of An
gelo del Hello, charged with first de
gree murder, began here Monday be
fore Judge Gilmer. Del Bello bhot four
persons at Coalburg, one of whom,
Joseph Ferrando, a little hoy, died.
Ncir Chaplain for the fifth.
Columbus, May 18. Rev. Samuel Mo
Connell, pustor of the Methodist church
at Clyde, was yesterday appointed
chaplain of the Fifth regiment, In pluco
of Chaplain John Mitchell, of Cleve
Wants Naial Keservet for Active Service.
Cleveland, May 17. Lieut. Command
er Hawley. U. S. N., arrived here Mon
day afternoon. Ho said that he wanted
100 members of the Cleveland naval
reserves at once for uctive service with
Admiral Sampson. The reserves will
not go as a body. Each man will bo
sent south as soon as enlisted.
Privates Seut Hume.
Youngstown, May 14. Seven pri
vates have returned homo from Camp
Bushuoll. Thoy ure members of tho
Logan Rifles and wore sent home on
account of tho number in camp bolmf
nviir the quota.