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It. II. AH A MS, I'ulUher.
The reported conclusion of a treaty
between Russia and China was con
firmed by news from Pekin on the 13th.
Eighteen inches of snow fell in east
ern New York, on the 12th, interfering
to some extent with the railroads and
general business traffic
THE alleged filibustering1 steamer
Commodore, loaded with arms and mu
nitions of war, went to sea from
Charleston, S. C, on the 12th.
The Massachusetts senate, on the
13th, by a vote of sixteen to nine,
adopted resolutions affirming the prin
ciples of the Monroe doctrine.
Ex-Senator Abbott, of Morgan
county, O., was found guilty by a jury
at Columbus, on the 10th, of bribery
in connection with the pharmacy legis
Lexows greater New York bill
passed the state senate at Albany, on
the 11th, without amendment, by a
vote of 38 to 8, and was sent to the as
sembly for concurrence.
Concerning the visit to Berlin of
Count Golnckowski, Austrian minister
of foreign affairs, the Paris Figaro
suggests that Austria may wish the
kaiser to explain his Russophile leanings-
The emperor and empress of Ger
many with the two eldest of the im
perial princes, will spend the Easter
holidays in Rome incognito. Prince
Henry of Prussia and his wife. Princess
Irene, will also be of the party.
Mr. James 15. Pace, the millionaire
president of the Planters' national
bank of Richmond, Va., w ho made an
assignment several months ago, will
i iff everv dollar of Ins debt, anu
have a comtortaoie lonuuc
Failures throughout the United
States for the week ended on the 12th,
as reported by R. G. Dun & Co., were
3(H), against 2G6 for the corresponding
week last. year. For Canada the fail
ures were 0, against 57 last year.
Secretary Lamoxt, on the 13th,
sent to the house the report of the
corps of engineers on a survey of
Manitowoc harbor, with a view to es
tablishing a channel 20 feet deep. The
cost of this work is estimated at $44,-
n th.n 1?th. Geo. Sweet, a well-
known citizen of Indianapolis, Ind.t
took a big dose of morphine, wrote
his will and then laid down to de.
He was a corpse in three hours. He
had been gambling, and had lost much
The Ohio state senate, on the 12th
by a vote of 17 to 16, defeated the bill
appropriating 830,000 to pay the per
sonal expenses of Col. A. B. Coit and
his attorneys' fees, in his recent trial
for alleged murder in suppressing the
Washington Courthouse riot with the
The Spanish cabinet, in the face of
Gen. Weyler's recent dispatch that no
more troops were needed in Lima, de
cided, on the 10th, to call to the colors
00.(KX) more reserves, so that they may
be in readiness for dispatch to the is
land or elsewhere if their services
should be required.
The funeral of the late Archbishop
Kenrick took place in St. Louis on the
11th. The ceremonies in the old Wal
nut street cathedral were very beau
tif ul and impressive. Archbishop Ryan
of Philadelphia, formerly coadjutor to
the archbishop of of St. J-ouis, preacnea
the funeral sermon.
The official reports, made public on
the ftth. of the battle fought on the
1st. between the Italians and Abyssin.
ians at Adowa, confirm the previous re
ports of heavy losses on both sides.
those of the Abyssinians having been
enormous. Gen. Arimondi was wound
ed and taken prisoner.
TnE bureau of statistics states that
the amount of breadstuffs exported
durintr February was 813,017,408, an in
crease over February, 1895. of nearly
inn wr cent. For the eight months
ended February 29, the exports
breadstuffs amounted to 871,270,283 for
the same period of last year.
Later and more definite statistics
about the losses in the late battle at
Adowa, in Abyssinia, show that the
Italians lost about twelve thousand
five hundred killed and wounded and
in prisoners, while the Abyssinians
had from ten to fifteen thousand men
nlaced hors du combat. It took three
days to bury the dead.
Miss Xf.li.ie M. Reei, who holds the
Cornell traveling scholarship at the
American classical school in Athens,
Greece, writes thatE. P. Andrews, also
an American student there, has suc
ceeded in interpreting the inscription
on the architrave of the east front of
Ihe Purthenon, which hitherto has
been an unsolved problem.
By a decision in the United States
circuit court of appeals for New Y'ork
Harriet Monroe was, on the 12th,
awarded $5,000 damages against
the New York World, for unlawfully
publishing a poem written by the
plaintiff to be delivered on the occa
sion of the dedication of the Colum
bian exposition or World's fair in Chi
cago. The navy department will discon
tinue the practice of admitting repre
sentatives of other nations to the tests
which ai conducted at the Indian
Head proving grounds, and the war
depattuient is likely to follow suit as
the result of certain publications in
newspapers indicating a suspicious de
pree of activity on the part of the rep
resentatires of some of the European
TEE HEWS EJ ERLEF.
Iwthe senate, on the 9th. the Cuban bel
ligerency resolution, as reported from the con
ference committee, was antagonized bv Mr.
Hale (Me.) In a two hours' speech of great
force and earnstness. and then ifave way to
tho reoort of the committee on privileges anu
elections to the effect that Mr. Dupont Is en
titled to the vacant seat in the senate irom tne
state of Delaware In the house a numner
of bills of minor Importance were passed by
nanimous consent, when, under the rules.
nistrict of Columbia business was taken up.
and several local measures were disposed of.
The remainder of the session was devoted to
consideration, in committee of the whole, of
the post office appropriation bill.
Is the senate, on the 10th. Spanish Minister
De Lome was severely criticised for his at
tacks upon the United States senate through
the public press. Mr. Hoar offered a resolu
tion to postpone the further consideration of
the conference report on the Cuban resolution
until the 6th of April, and to direct the com
mittee on foreign relations to report in the
meantime the facts on which the resolution
was justified. The rest of the day's session
was given to the Delaware election case In
the house consideration of the post office ap
propriation bill occupied almost the entire
session. Only two or three miscellaneous mat
ters were disposed of, mostly bills for the re
lief of individuals.
Is the senate, on the 11th, Mr. Hoar"s reso
lution to postpone the conference report on the
Cuban concurrent resolutions until April 6, was
taken up, and after a speech by Mr. Hoar in
support of it, lost its place in the morning
hour ana went to the calendar. Mr. lurpie
concluded his three-days speech against the
claim of Mr. Dupont to a seat in the senate
from the state of Delaware In the house
the post office appropriation bill was finally
disposed of and sent to the senate.
Is the senate, on the lith. two speeches were
made against the adoption of the conference
report on the Cuban resolutions, the principal
one bv Mr. Hill Worn.. -N. v.). wnne me action
of the foreign reliiionscommittee and the sen
ate conferees was defended by Senator Sher
man. Mr. Pritchar.l (N. C.) spoke in support
of Mr. Dupont's claim to a seat in the senate.
A number of bills were taken from the calen
dar and passed In the house the entire
day's session was spent in consideration of
contested-election rases. That of Dudley H.
Coleman against Charles F. Hurk. from the
Second Louisiana district, was. without de
bate, decided in favor of the sitting member.
Seven hours' debate was devoted to the Al-drich-Kobbins
case, from the Fourth Alabama
district, without action being taken thereon.
Is the senate, on the 13th, the financial con
dition of the government was presented by
Mr. Cockrell (Mo.) in a four hours' speech, in
which he charged cx-Secietary Charles Foster
with voluntarily, meekly and submissively
surrendering the right of the government to
redeem United States notes or greenbacks in
silver as woll as in cold, thus paving the way
for all the financial ills that had fallen upon
the country In the house (iaston A. Rob
bing (dem.) was unseated and Wm. T. Aldrich
(rep.) was declared elected to represent the
Fourth Alabama district. A night session
was held for the consideration of private pen
sion bills, after which the house adjourned un
til the 16th.
PERSONAL AND GENERAL.
Gold has been discovered in the City
Creek canyon, within the city limits of
Salt Lake, Utah. Assays are reported
running as high as $500 gold and $40 in
silver per ton.
The remains of Gov. Greenhalge
were interred at Lowell, Mass., on the
9th. After a private service for mem
bers of the family and immediate
friends, public services were held in
the First Congregational church.
A dispatch from Lincoln, Neb., on
the 10th, said: "Gen. John M. Thayer
is dying at his home here, and his end
is expected at any moment. He as
sumed active charge of the McKinley
campaign a few weeks ago, and by
overwork was taken ill and can not re
cover. He is about seventy years of
age, and has received more honors than
any man in the state."
The Massachusetts legislative com
mittee on constitutional amendments,
on the 10th, reported reference tc the
next legislature of a petition for an
amendment giving women the right
Gen. Booth of the Salvation army
arrived in London unexpectedly, on
the 9th, overland from Brindisi, in re
sponse to urgent appeals from head-
quarters for his advice regarding the
A fa von able report was made, on
the 10th, by the house commerce com
mittee on the bill for a third bridge
across the Mississippi river at St.
The Raines liquor tax bill passed
the New York senate, on the loth, by
a vote of 31 to Is.
Sib Augustus W. L. Hemming, the
newly-appointed governor of British
Guiana, sailed from Southampton for
New York, on the 11th, on board the
steamer Havel, en route for his new
Cardix al Satolli arrived in Chicago,
on the 11th. from Omaha.
Samuel Russell, a coachman, and
two children, Carlos H. Blackman,
eight years old, and Willis T. Black
man, Jr., 16 years old, were killed, and
Marguerite Blackman, ten years old,
was seriously injured, her right leg
being broken and her body bruised, by
their carriage being struck by a train
at Hinsdale, a Chicago suburb, on the
night of the 10th.
Charles C. Hats, a boy, died of
smallpox, on the night of the loth, at
the Eruptive hospital in Louisville, Ky.
Two other children in the house in
which he lived on Frankfort avenue,
were reported down with the dis
ease. Mr. Glapstoxe crrived in London,
on the 10th. from his trip to '.he Ri
viera, in excellent health.
I Senator David u. hill ana iwnja-
fmin Dos Passos, of New York, acting
as attorneys for the state, have filed an
appeal in the matter of the Jay Gould
estate. They make four separate counts
of S3,000,000 each, and say that to ex
empt those moneys from the transfer
tax affords every descendant an easy
method for evading the statute, and
that it is expressly a fraud.
One of the most disastrous accidents
in the history of the Delaware, Susque
hanna i Schuj-lkill railroad happened
at Gum Run, Pa., on the 11th, when the
boiler of an engine attached to a coal
train exploded, killing four men and
fatally injuring one other.
William Wehrli, residing in Woods
county, Okla., was found dead in his
house on the 11th. He was sitting up
right in his chair with a bullet in his
head, the work of some assassin. There
is no clew to the murderer.
I A gaso of Mexican desperadoes
crossed the river, on the 11th, neai
Fort Hancock, Tex., and captured 2,501
sheep, belonging to a Mr. Pitchery.
They drove the sheep to the Mexlcar
side and into the plains. The Mexi
can frontier guards started in hot pur
suit of the thieves.
R. II. McDonald, Jr., president o:
the defunct Pacific bank of San Fran
cisco, was, on the 11th, acquitted of th
charge of falsifying the records of th
concern. McDonald was arrested tw
years ago, after the failure, and has
been in prison ever since. The jurj
disagreed in a former trial.
As attempt was made to rob tin
First national bank at Germantown
O., early on the morning of the 11th.
The robbers were evidently green at
the business, and used so much giant
powder that the bank was wrecked.
The town was aroused and the robbers
The small British schooner Queer
Mistley was sunk off Beachy Head, or
the south coast of England, on tht
12th. bv a collision with a steai&ct
supposed to be the British
Sa.yn. The captath and three of th
crew of the schooner were drowned.
The mate and one seaman were res
Is the recent attack made by the in
surgents on Sagua Tanamo the presi
dent of the Cuban government, th
marquis of Santa Lucia, fell from his
horse and was seriously injured. IU
is 70 years of age.
While Dr. Henry I!, lk-rghill was
experimenting with some chemicals al
323 Center street, Chicago, on the 12th.
an explosion occurred, blowing oil j
both his hands and destroying the
sight of both eyes, besides injuring
him about the head and face. Tht
house in which the explosion ocenrrec j
was damaged considerably.
Tip-: Canadian government has noti
fiedwthe government of the United
States that licenses will be issued tc
American vessels as usual this coming
season, with the additional provisc
that any licensed vessel supplying anj
unlicensed vessel with supplies wiiich
can only be had by a licensed vessel
shall forfeit her license.
The house committee on territories
decided, on the 12th. to recommend the
passage of a bill creating a territorial
form of government for Alaska and
giving the territory a delegate in con
Os the 13th, while workmen wer
boring for water in the boiler room ol
Rheinstrom Pros.' distillery at 2745
Parsons street, Cincinnati, natural gas
was struck at a depth of 200 feet. The
room was soon filled with the vapor,
which ignited from the furnace, caus
ing an explosion which wrecked th
The Cannes regatta opened on the
13th. The principal event was the rac
for the Prix d"Honeur. The Ailsa
crossed the line a winner; the Britan
nia was second, and the Satanita a
very bad third, she be'in? a long dis
tance astern at the finish.
The Robesonia furnace at Reading,
Pa., which had been in blast the past
18 months, was blown out on the 13th.
This stack produced nearly one thou
sand tons of iron weekly and about
one hundred men were employed.
The house committee on publU
buildings and grounds, on the 13th.
favorably reported a bill opening tc
competition the plans for government
The house commerce committee, on
the 13th. ordered a favorable report on
the bill authorizing the constructiol
of a wagon bridge over the Missouri
river at St. Charles, Mo.
LATE NEWS ITEMS.
The South Chicago post office was
destroyed by fire on the 13th. The
fixtures, belonging to the government,
were vulued at 514,000. No value has
lieen nlaced on the stamps, books and
ma;i raatter, none of which was recov
ered. Living in appartments over the
post ofiice were three families, who
lost their household effects. An ad
joining building occupied by four
families, was also destroyed. lotai
lois, S".' 4.000: mostly uninsured.
A dispatch from Altooua, Pa., on
the 1.1th, said: '-With 20 inches of
snow on the ground in this section, a
high wind in the mountain districts
and the snow still falling heavily, the
Pennsylvania Railroad Co. apprehends
trouble in getting trains over the
mountains. If the snow and winds
continue all night tniilie will surely be
United States Minister Terrell
is en route for America on board the
steamer Fuerst Bismarck on leave of
absence. The porte has assured Mr.
Terrell that Americans shall not be
molested nor their work interfered
with during his absence. Mr. J. W,
Riddle, secretary of legation, will act
as charge d'affaires while Mr. TerreL.
Frank MAfES, postmaster at Kansas
City, Kas., committed suicide, on the
15th. by blowing his brains out with
a revolver, just as some menus wnom
he had sent for arrived at his door.
Inspectors Sutton and Reed had just
i-nmnleted an examination of his ac
counts, and found a deficiency amount
The feature of the all-day rally of
the Salvation army, held at their head
miarters. Me morial hall. New York
i . .
city, on the 1.1th, was the conversion
of 20 persons and the accession to the
army of Francis E. Clark, president
of the united societies of the Christian
Endeavor union, who resides in Boston
A telegram from Port Royal, S. C,
on the 1.1th, said: "There seems to be
no good foundation for the report that
the test of the 13-mch guns of the bat
tleship Indiana was unsatisfactory.
On the contrary, it is said thit Capt.
Evans is delighted with the test."
A dispatch to the Corriero della
Sya, in Rome, from Massowah. on the
15th, said: "In consequence of the
peace negotiations with Emperor
Menelik. the campaign against the
Abyssinians is ended for the present."
The transportation from Cairo of
troops who will take part in the Anglo
Egyptian expedition to Dongola will
! begin on the 20tb
MISSOURI STATE NEWS.
Death of Si. C. I. Filley.
Mrs. Chauncey I. Filley died in St
Louis on the morning of the 9th, aged
Death resulted from a cold which developed
into pleurisy and pneumonia. Mr. Filley re
mained devoted at her bedside dtirina her brief
Illness, always hoping for the best. Hut when .
loath came the man of iron gave way. and the
parting from her who had been a tender wife
nd helpmate for more than forty years seemed
jo be more than he could bear.
Mrs. Filley was a woman of many excellent
jualities. She was dignified in appearance,
with wavy, snow-white hair and a face full of
Intelligence. In a quiet way she was a re
former and a philanthropist, and many of the
lharities she dispensed will never be known to
the public. She never permitted wine or in
toxicating liquors to lie served to her hus
band's guests, but whatever the time, or how
ever great the number of callers might be.
she was alwavs ready with coffee and other
She read widely, and was a charming con
versationalist. A little story which she wrote
for her Sunday-school class at Christ Church
ratheJral. St. Louis, has recently been pub
lished. It is entitled "The Chapel of the In
fant Jesus: or. What Nobody Ever Told Me."
Mrs. Filley was horn in Lansingburg. X. Y..
1,1 139- an'' was a Mls'i Anna b"z,lt'e"1 Adams.
Stte was OI COtcn aim rviliceruwnci iunu
I ancestry, and was connected with the Adams
i family, so prominently identified with the po
j iltical and educational affairs of New England
and of the nation.
I The Missouri National Guard,
j The war department has issued a
I publication showing the condition of
j the militia during 1S9.1. Of the Mis
j souri national guard it says:
I Concerning mobilization, the report sfites
that sl per cent, of the First regiment c.in
I probably concentrate at their armory in St.
! Louis within two hours during business hours.
and at night in three hours: Ki per cent, could
he concentrated at live hours' notice.
The Second regiment would
In rs for concentration at
10 per cent, to be depended upon.
cent, of the Third regiment could be cnci n
t rated at Kansas City within three hours, and
! US per cent, in live hours. The rourth regi
I ment requires 12 hours to concentrate at
Itrooktiehl. 1 per cent, to be depende t upon,
i The whole force could be ropcentiated for
short service in St- Louis in -4 hour .
j .s to armament, the report states that it is
! generally in poor condition, although it is cvi
I tk'iif that the s'-veral commands have attempt
ed to take care of their arm
eti m Lane ;irr vi uii-i mws , int .- ,
tiliery. the carriages are old. prol m-e r.ipes i
chains rusted, and neither the
guns, carriages nor caisson n-ne oetn
painted for months. It is doubtful if
i the carriages could stand any consid
! erable amount of Bring with solid shot. There
j are few rifles in the infantry army in rood con
i dition. most of the guns being very rusty, and
Is per cent, are unserviceable, 'lhe cavalry
has no equipment, and the artillery's equip
ment is in very bad condition, especially the
harness. The equipments of the infantry are
in good condition, but show no Indication of
Alleged Gold Discovery.
Excitement prevails in the north
west corner of Ray county over the
discovery of what is said to be rich
Tho find was made on Rocky Ford creek.
Samples of the ore taken from a prospect hole
were sent to an assayer at Salt Lake City,
Utah, and his report has been received, show
ing that the ore would ran 1120 in free gold to
the ton. A company was at once organized,
with am nle capital to operate a mine
and a 10-stamp mill, and operations
will be commenced at once. Quite a
numner of experienced miners from Colorado
are on the ground, and pronounce the ore
taken from a number of prospect holes as be
ing rich in both gold and silver. Zinc has also
been round in the new diggings. Kooky fork
is in a wild and almost inaccessible section. VI
miles from Kicbmond and four miles from the
St. Joseph branch of the Santa Fe railway.
Old settlers say that the Indians always
claimed that gold existed in the hills along the
creek, and frequently showed samples taken
Dr. A. Small, who was medical di
rector of the confederacy, at his home
Martin Van Brocklin. who was eon
consulting engineer with Eads on the
St. Louis bridge.
D. S. Wilcox, a merchant of Long
wood, Pettis county, after a week's ill
ness with pneumonia, aged 50.
Rev. Franklin Jenkins, aged HI, died
at the home of his son, near Columbia.
Rev. Jenkins was the oldest primitive
Baptist preacher in Missouri.
Mrs. Augusta Hohl. aged SI. mother
of Supt. Hohl, of the Burlington lines,
at St. Joseph, at the residence of her
3on, G. M. Hohl.
Two Children Terrlhly Burned.
Two children of William Fortny. a
Boone county farmer, were terribly
burned the other day.
One of them has since died, but It is believed
the other will recover. Fortny and his wife.
who live four miles southeast of Columbia, left
the children in the house in charge of a half
grown boy while they were attending to some
work on the premises. The boy went into an
adjoining room, and while gone on - of the chil
dren fell into the tire. The other cnild endeav
ored to pull her from the flames, and the cloth
ing of both became ignited. When their par
ent, attracted by their screams, reached them
they were both terribly burned.
Bitten by a Kahld Dos.
Ira Harrin, who lives ten miles
southeast of Nevada, iook his ten-year-old
son to that city for treatment by a
madstone. The boy was bitten several
days before by a dog, which has since
died of hydrophobia. Sam Beasley. of
the same neighborhood, was bitten on
the hand by the dog.
The Sedalia Kevival.
Rev. H. O. Breden. of Des Moines. Ia.,
pastor of the largest Christian church
in the world, assisted Kev. .1. S. .Myers
several nights in conducting the re
markable revival services at the First
Christian church at Sedalia.
The protracted mt?ting ai the Meth
odist Episcopal church at Marshall,
conducted by the Misses RoMaek and
McCulloch, of Cameron, lady evangel
ists, closed with 14'. conversions and 79
additions to the church.
Criminal Come High.
A S2.10.000 deficiency will be found by
the next Missouri legislature when th;
question of an appropriation for crira
ir.al costs comes up for consideration.
The Iloraa Kan A?r-y.
While Miss Dora Woxls. daughter of
Judge J. C. Woods, of Dade county.
was driving to Golden CP.y the hors
ran away, injuring her severely.
Sandbagged and Robbed In His Dooryard.
Two men sandbagged and robbed
Robbert Miller, of Nevada, of a gold
watch and a small sum of money in
The Success of Coant Goluehowskl's Via it
to Berlin Seen in the Radical Change or
Tone of the Entire German Fres To
wards England and the British Policy in
the Transvaal, Italy and the Drlebnnd.
Berlin, March 10. Count Goluch-
owski, Austrian minister of foreign af-
, fairs, has returned to Vienna from his
i visit to Berlin. He took the route by
the way of Dresden, where he held a
brief conversation with Dr. Schurig,
president of the council of ministers
! of Saxony, and Herr Von Seydewitz,
I Saxony's minister of public instruc
tion, who awaited his arrival at the
station. The results of the Austrian
foreign minister's visit have become
distinctly visible in the changed tone
of the semi-official press in regard to
the relations between Germany and
England. The cue seems to have been
I given to Germany to settle any differ
ences that have existed oetween Ber
lin and London or else to ignore the
fact of their having been a strain iu
relations which threatened a definite
estrangments of the two countries.
The North German Gazette, which,
as recently as last Tuesday, accused
Kngland of encouraging the French de
sire for revenge upon Germany, and
the English newspapers of rejoicing
at the prospect of a rupture of the
dreibund, referred Saturday to En
gland's active sympathy with Italy,
treating the matter from the stand
point of approval of Ecgland's course.
Still more significant is the fact that
the Gazette has not a single word to
say suggesting the existence now or
heretofore of any strain in the rela
tions between England and Germany.
Another example of Germany's
change of front is shown in the Weser
Zeitung of Bremen, which publishes a
Berlin-inspired note upon the theme:
England Wishes to Maintain Egypt."
It is in the interest of Germany," the
note observes, "to preserve the bal
ance of power in the Mediterranean,
and this can best be done by maintain
ing the status quo in Egypt. The se-
I L-uritv of the driebund would be in-
creased if the naval power ot Lnglanu
should reinforce the Italo-Austrian
position." Finally the article argues
that the interest of the driebund and
England are so interdependent that no
quarrel over the Transvaal ought to be
buffered to imperil these interests.
As regards the prosecution of the
Abyssinian campaign by Italy, the
Austro-German official view of the
matter has undergone a change. In
stead of advising the continuance of ac
tive operati'ns in Africa until a signal
victory shall vindicate the prowess of
Italy, it is now held that it wouia oe
best to limit the scope of Italian occu
pation in Africa to the triangle formed
by Asmara, Keren and Massowah;
hold the line to Kassala, and make
peace with King Menelek. This plan.
iris expected here, will oe tne suo-
stance of the opening communication
of the Marquis di Rudini, the new
Italian premier, to the Italian cnarn
bers upon their assembling this week.
HON. THOMAS H. NELSON.
Death of the Well Known Indiana Politi
cian at Terre Hante.
Terre Haute, lnd., March 15. Hon.
Thomas II. Nelson died in this city at
the age of 70 years. He was minister
to Chili from 1361 to 1S66, and President
Grant appointed him minister to Mex
ico. He was always prominent in
presidential campaigns as a public
speaker, and several times headed the
,i? -1 4n.l :.lj-t in nia
repuuiicau cu-uwiai v.....
state. He was a brotner oi tne cele
brated "Bull" Nelson, who was killed
by Gen. Jeff Davis in Louisville, Ky.,
early in the late war.
Of Specie and General Merchandise at the
l'ort of New ork.
New York. March 15. The imports
of specie at New York for the week
were 5141,690, of which $42,985 were
gold and $98,703 silver. For the
same week of 1895 the imports were
Bl. 376,639. The imports exclusive of
specie were $9,435,8.13, of which $2,877,
582 were dry goods and $6,558,271 gen
eral merchandise. Last year during
the- same week the imports were 512,-
1.549 of which $3,867,116 were dry
goods and $8,363,669 general merchan
HE WAS BLIND.
Death of Ex-Gov. Flanders of Louisiana,
New Orleans, March 15. Ex-Gov. B.
Flanders of Louisiana died near this
city Friday, aged 8a He was a native
of Bristol, N. H., and came to New Or
leans in 1845. He was appointed mayor
of New Orleans in 1870, and elected in
1872, and was appointed assistant
United States treasurer by Gen. Grant
in 1873. Mr. Flanders became blind
some years ago, and gave up politics
entirely, retiring to his larm wnere no
Admit Liability to Taxation on 2,500,
OOO In New York City.
New Y'ork, March 15. The supreme
court having decided that the Gould
family are not residents of this city,
the $10,000,000 tax levied on them has
been taken from the tax books
They have informed the tax commis
sioners, however, that they are will
ing to pay a tax on $2,500,000 which,
they allege, through their lawyers, is
just, and they will be taxed according-
Aacon County (Mo.) Farmers Are Indig
nant at the Pest.
MACOS, Mo., March 15. There is .
great deal of indignation felt among
the sheep raisers near Vienna, this
county, over the great number of their
muttons that have been killed by
worthless dogs. They have lost nearly
iM snecp in this manner recently.
Charles N. Moody has lost 63. ten
beai of which were brought from Ohio,
iud valued at 17.5 ) apiece. In a circu
lar the sheep raisers have protested
against the keeping of dogs.
Lead One Spanish Column to Attek An
other and Fierce Encasement Ensues.
In Which Many are Killed and Wounded.
Before the Mistake la Discovered-Losses,
ltelleved to be ti reater than Keported.
Havaxa, March 16. An untoward
military accident that occurred Satur
day night, growing out of a misunder
standing of the reply to a challenge,
resulted in the killing of 12 soldiers
and the wounding of a number of
A small band of insurgents had-set
fire to the cane and buildings on a
sugar estate near Mariano, province of
Havana. The smoke attracted the at
tention of two column; of Spanish,
troops y.ho were advancing in search
.if the rebels. The column which first
arrived on the estate intrenched them
selves as a precaution against any sud
den attack from the insurgents, who
were supposed to be near.
The second column, consisting of the
San Quintin battalion, arrived on the
scene after dark. As they approached
the entrenchment of the first column
they were hailed by the usual "Alerta"
from a picket, and responded by call
ing out the name of their battalion
San Quintin. The picket, confused by
the sudden approach of the column,
misunderstood the reply, taking it,
from the similiarity of the sound, to be
Quintin Bandara, the name of oru; of
the rebel leaders. He at once con
cluded that the insurgents were mov
ing to attack the column to which he
belonged, and without further parley
discharged his piece and fell back to
the intrcu chnients. where the report
of his rifle had caused all the troops to
seize their guns and prepare to repel
The second column had in the mean
time continued to advance, supposing
that they hail come upon the rebels for
whom they were looking. They had
not gone far before the first column
poured a volley into their ranks. The
second column, returned Cue fire and
then, in response to an order, fixed
i bayonets and rushed forward to talie
the intreiiclnnents by storm, .-vs taey
went over the intrenchiuents, the first
column poured another volley into
them. When the troops came into
close quarters, it was discovered, from
the uniforms and flags, that a fatal
blunder had been made.
It is reported that the losses on both
sides in killed and wounded, was oyer
thirty, but there is a strong sus picion
that they were much larger.
All the circumstances tended to the
making of the mistake, ltesides the
darkness the smoke from the burning
cane fields, prevented the combatants
from recognizing each other. The
mistake is greatly deplored, and,
though it is generally held to have
been unavoidable, it is pretty certain
that the officers in command of the
columns will be court-martialed.
THE STEAMER BERMUDA
Headed South, Laden with Arms and Am
munition. Doubtless for the Cubans.
New Yobk, March 16. The steamer
Bermuda, laden with arms and ammu
nition, left her anchorage, about two
miles south of Liberty Island, at 8:15
o'clock yesterday morning, and passed
Sandy Hook at ten o'clock. She
cleared Saturday for Vera Cruz, ud
no attempt was made to detain her as
she left the harbor.
It was said that groups of men were
on shore, ready to go out to her, but
only three men were observed on deck,
besides the officers in charge when she
The munitions of war are undoubt
edly for the Cuban insurgents. A tug
boat followed the Bermuda, and it is
understood was in the employ of the
Spanish consul. Dispatches from
points along the Jersey coast say that
the tug followed her out past Asbury
Park, but how far or for what purpose
is not known, but she was far behind
The Bermuda when last seen, had a
full head of steam on and was headed
south. If, as was rumored, a steamer
is to meet and transfer men to the
Bermuda, it will undoubtedly be Lome
way down the coast.
Capt. O'Brien, an old Hell Gate pi
lot, who is in command of the Bermu
da, has taken out filibustering expedi
tions in years gone by.
THE BATTLESHIP INDIANA
Failed to 3sUke the Dock and Waiting
for a High Tide.
Port Royal, S. C, March 16. The
battleship Indiana went to the dock
yesterday morning but found only 2
feet of water in the dock. Acting on
the impression that the docking would
certainly take place yesterday morning
a United Press reporter came to this
port. The Indiana steamed up to
within a short distance of the.
dock, but could not go in un
less there was 25 feet registered in
the dock. The strong westerly winds
that prevEiiled up to Saturday were
against a high tide. Another effort
will be made to go into dock to-day.
and if there is a good easterly wind
there is likely to be sufficient water.
If there be no good docking to-day, it
is likely to be delayed until the 2Sth,
when there will be a full moon and
The understanding is that the crew
of the Indiana will go through an ex
tensive drilling exercise here, as there
are fine ranges for the guns and ex
cellent opportunities for target prac
tice. There seems to be no good foun
dation for the report that the test of
the 13-inch guns was unsatisfactory.
On the contrary, it is said that Capt.
Evans is delighted with the test.
Four Men Killed and Two Injured at
Kossland, B. C.
Rosslasd, B. C, March 16. The
most disastrous accident yet to be re
corded in the annals of British Colum
bia mining occurred at the Center Star
mine here Saturday afternoon from
the explosion of two boxes of No. 1
giant powder. As a result fou: men
are dead and two more fatally in
jured. The mouth of the tunnel was com
pletely closed by debris and the air
pipes were wrecked.