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VOL. XX.— NO. 60.
THE BT. PflrUl^ Gl^Oß^.
MONDAY, MARCH 1, 1897.
"Weather for Today —
Fnir and Warmer.
JVew Record on Appropriations.
I'rt'pa riiiloiiN for the I iiauKnration.
Snnjciiniy Cirateful to Gen. Lee.
Greeks and Turks Called Off.
Trio of Street Railway Accidents.
Cnick Bhota of the Array.
Rules for Lent.
Venezuela Committee's Report.
Henry Clews' Weekly Review.
Senate Revert<e« Cleveland's Order.
Engineers on Zelch'N Trail.
Corfcett Floors an Ambitions Athlete.
Queer Fakes at Washington.
Cadis, Spain, lleautlful in Decay.
World's Markets Reviewed.
A\ .-nits of the Peo»ple.
Bicycle for War.
Borden'a 111k Deal.
Children o* the White House.
Met— John B. Henthaw, 8.15.
Grand— War of Weultli, 8.15.
MOVEMENTS OF STEAMSHIPS.
NEW YORK. Feb. 28.— Arrived: New York,
Southampton; Umbris, Liverpool; Phoenicia,
Hamburg. Tailed: Mohawk, London; Norge,
MOVlLLE— Arrived: Scotsman, Portland,
Via Halifax, for Liverpool.
LIVERPOOL— Arrived: Servia, New York.
HAVRE— Arrived: La Bourgogne, New
QUEEXSTOWN— SaiIed: Aurania, New
For the next four months it Is feared
McKinley will have some difficulty In
hearing tho officeseekers.
The plague is abating at Bombay. It
may be because it hasn't much of any
thing to feed on any more.
The Fifty-fifth congress hasn't much
of a mark to shoot at. Any congress
could beat the Fifty-fourth.
The summer holiday season this year
\\4ll be quiet. Both Decoration day and
the 4th of July come on Sunday.
I>r. Phillips, pive Maj. McKinley a
gocd flose of "nerve" tonic. He may
need it In this Cuban controversy.
The New York dog show has demon
strated that the small dog has quite as
excruciating a bark as the large dog.
After showing the world that she was
ready to fight at the drop of the hat,
Greece takes off her hat to the powers.
Excitement is on the Increase at Car
son City. Fitzslmmons has referred to
Corbett us "that dude with the pompa
The Pouth Dakotan who killed a man
in older to get his clothes to wear to
a dance was plainly looking for "ghoul
Greater New York wants a coat of
arms. Why not make one showing Tom
]'latt and Dick Croker walking off with
The slices which Mrs. McKinley will
w«ar inauguration day were made in
Wisconsin. They are not badger leath
v - The man who came Into this office
and said that Crete was a crete-ure
of circumstances has been placed in a
It is now stated that the McKinley
administration will not give Cuba any
attention until the tariff is out of the
■way. Poor Cuba!
Who is Senator "Woloott's advance
agent? It is stated in the London dis
patches about twice a week that the
senator did splendid work in Europe.
Another vast canal project has been
launched at Albany. Under the Raines
law as much water as is wanted can
bo run through the state of New York.
Now it is stated in some quarters
that Cisneros Is not dead It is getting
bo that a man can't die in Cuba with
out making an affidavit that he is
Tt probably won't be many days be
fore there will be some real war right
in Havana. Gen. Palmercla has re
ferred to Gen. Lee as "a liar, imposter
What a lot of good the Chicago wom
an could have done with the $50,000 she
paid for a dress t<> wear to the opera.
She could have made hundreds of Chi
cago poor families happy.
John L. Sullivan is going to write
stories at Carson City and wire tht m to
a New York newspaper. They will be
literary gems— after the telegraph edi
tor gets through with them.
A Kentucky young man's head burst
open the other day. This is an indica
tion of overproduction of brain in that
locality. Such a state of thing's would
probably never come about in Minne
It is now said Mark Hanna wants to
be president of tho United States. It
wouldn't bo a bad idea to let Hanna
run, and then the people of this coun
try would be in a position to tell him
what they think of him.
A Frenchman goes into ecstasies over
the possibilities of a brigade of soldiers
on bicycles. What a lot of punctured
tires there would be around after the
# opposing bicycle brigade had fired a
couple of volleys from shot guns.
THE SAINT PAUL GLOBE.
BROKE THE RECORD
"Billion-Dollar" Wholly Inadequate as an Appellation for
the Fifty-Fourth Congress.
Host of Private Pension Bills,
Many of Which Were Vetoed- Noteworthy Bills Which
Have Been Passed and Others Which May
Reach the President for His
WASHINGTON, Feb. 28.— Speaker
Reed and the other Republican leaders
of the house entered upon the final
session of the Fifty-fourth congress with
the avowed determination that no legis
lation which compelled great expendi
tures of public money should be enact
ed during the session. They felt com
pelled to adopt this policy because of
the condition of the treasury, and they
have generally adhered to it, although
the regular appropriation bills for the
support of the government have
brought the total appropriations of
this congress far beyond the billion-dol
lar mark, breaking the record of for
mer congresses. Many of the appro
priations were necessary to continue
works authorized by other congresses.
No public buildings have been started
by this congress and no new battle
ships or vessels of any description, al
though the creation of a new navy,
begun several years ago, has by no
means been abandoned.
The intention of the leaders was to
confine the work so far as possible to
the appropriation bills, and they have
been successful in living up to their
THE LAST WEEK
of the session begins with several of
the appropriation bills not yet passed
by the senate. Much of the time of that
body has been consumed in the discus
sion of the Cuban question, which the
house has dealt with only incidental
ly. Necessarily the policy of the house
to avoid new legislation which involv
ed expenditures has been enforced
upon the senate. The Nicaragua canal
bill, which was discussed at great
length in the senate, but not voted on,
was not taken up in the house, nor has
the free home bill which the senate
passed had a hearing at the other end
of the oapitol.
The Pacific railroad funding bill met
a decisive defeat in the house, so the
Washington Is Very Gay.
Decoration of the City Has Begun in Earnest— Crowds
Begin to Arrive.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 28.— Inaugural
preparations come on apace. Within
the past twenty-four hours the crowds
have begun to show themselves notice
ably on the streets; the depot plat
forms and hotel lobbies are becoming
more and more congested with each
In-coming train. Decorations begin to
flaunt along the avenues.
The grand arena of the inaugural dis
play will be the short section of Penn
sylvania avenue between Fifteenth and
Seventeenth streets, flanked on the
south by the White house and on the
north by Lafayette square. Here, both
sides of the street are a solid front
of covered stands. The stand from
which the president will review the pa
rade, with its white front. Corinthian
columns and severely classical outlines,
is not unlike a miniature of the White
The other stands are covered in imi
tation of stone work, roofed over
against the possibility of bad weather.
With their wreaths, garlands and bris
tling flag staffs, from which will soon
flutter countless bannerets, they easily
suggest the embattled lists of Ashbey
or the Florentine Piazza, where the
pageants of the Agona wound their
way at carnival time.
After nightfall, too, there are already
to be seen garlands and clusters of in
candescent lights, but these are only
an earnest of somewhat better thing::,
The inaugural committee has practi
cally wound up its work, but the head
quarters are still open for the recep
tion of visitors.
So far as the launching of the new ad
ministration can be provided for in
advance, there seems nothing left un
done to assure success.
Practically all of the southwest cor
ner of the Ebbitt house, on the third
floor, has been reserved for the Mc-
Kinley party. The suite of three rooms
that has been set apart for the presi
dent-elect has been arranged with ex
cellent taste. Blue and gray are the
prevailing tones. Tropical plants are
grouped In the corners of the apart
j ments, and connected with the suite
is a marble-lined bath. The whole 13
not too large to be homelike, and may
be aptly described as cosy. The loca
tion Is such as to have the best of the
sunlight all day, and Maj. McKinlty
could hardly be more comfortably lodg
ed before getting finally settled in his
There has been a special dining hall
sot apart for the McKinley party. It
is a small banquet hall in the rear of
the main dining hall, capable of ac
commodating about seventy-five per
sons, and is the only thing needed 10
assure the complete privacy of the Can
The general police arrangements * n
Washington have also been perfected
Four hundred special officers have been
sworn in. Details of detectives from the
big cities will be sent to Washington
to keep watch on whatever members
of their own criminal population drift
THE INCREASING CROWD
of arrivals contained many prominent j
MONDAY MORNING, MARCH 1, 1897.
senate found it useless to discuss that
proposition. One feature of the ses
sion's record worthy otf note is the
great number of private pension bills
passed, many of them placing the
widows of officers on the pension rolls
at ratings ranging from $30 to $75 a
nwmth. Private claims and war claims,
on the other hand, have been few. Sev
eral of the pension bills were vetoed
by President Cleveland, but congress
enacted some of these despite the veto
by the necessary two-thirds majority.
Several important bills are in the hands
of the president, awaiting his action,
foremost among them the immigration
bill, which establishes an educational
test for immigrants and bars out
laborers who maintain their homes in
other countries. The amti-scalping bill
may be submitted to the executive for
his action within two or three days,
and since Senator Chandler has given
notice that he will move that the sen
ate accept the house amendments to
the bill authorizing the president to
cal! an international monetary con
ference, it is likely that President
Cleveland will be given an opportunity
to sign his name to that. The bill for
the reorganization of the Atlantic &
Pacific railroad company is also on the
One act written upon the statute
bcoks this session is noteworthy as be
ing the work practically of one man.
That is the act to reduce the cases in
which the penalty of death may be in
flicted, a movement to which Gen. Cur
tis, of New York, has devoted the best
efforts of his congressional career. The
abolition of the death penalty has been
a long cherished enthusiasm with Gen.
Curtis; now, after years of agitation of
the Bubject, he has succeeded in eras
ing from the statute books all United
States laws Imposing the death penalty
for other crimes than murder, rape,
treason or piracy, and endowed juries
with the power to stipulate whether or
not capital punishment shall be inflict
ed for these crimes. An agitation by
dramatists, composers and theatrical
managers has resulted in securing a
law fixing heavy penalties for public
performances of copyrighted dramatic
or musical compositions and empower
ing all United States circuit courts to
persons, and the lobby of the Arling
ton hotel presented such an appearance
as it usually does preceding some im
portant public event. Mark Hanna
was probably the most sought-for per
sonage In the group of politicians. Oth
ers who figured In the throng were
Gen. Russell A. Alger, Gov. Bushnell,
of Ohio, and staff, Senator-elect T. C.
Platt, of New York, and Senator-elect
Spooner. of Wisconsin. Today Mr.
Hanna paid a visit to inaugural head
quarters and later, in company with
Hon. Bemjamln Butterworth, went on a
tour of inspection of the various re
viewing stands, which are now about
Gov. Tanner, of Illinois, and his staff
reached the city about 6 o'clock this
evening. A portion of the party, in
cluding Mr. and Mrs. Tanner, are stay
ing at the Shoreham. while the remain
der are making their home in the cars
at the station.
Tuesday afternoon ex-Representative
Abner Taylor is to give them a recep
tion, and the night of the same day
the Illinois delegation in congress wiil
tender the party a reception at Ma
Hon. TV. J. Bryan returned to the
city during the day. With Mrs. Bryan
and his daughter he attended divine
Bervics&ftf the New York Avenue Pres
byterian church, and in the afternoon
received a number of politicians.
The National League of Republican
Clubs has opened headquarters at No.
1319 F street, and committees of re
ception and Information have be^n or
ganized. All members of Rerubllcan
clubs are desired to re-port and register
at the headquarters on arriving here.
JUDGE SEARS, REPUBLICAN XOMIXEE FX>R MAYOR OF CHICAGO.
enforce the orders of aay such court
regarding these performances.
INTERSTATE COMMERCE LAWS
have been ex "ended to prevent traffic
in obscene literature or articles design
ed for Immoral uses.
The shipping- laws rcve been am^ni
'•d to enable yachts btOunging to Amer
ican or foreign clubs to enter or clear
from the custom houses without ton
nage taxes, also to require naphtha or
electric boats of more than fifteen tons
burden to be subjected .to all require
ments for Inspection and for pilots and
engineers;. A new l*tw compels the
name and draft of every registered ves
sel to be marked on tht stern ax i bow.
New regulations have been mt 3e for
the compensation of inspec' jrs of
steam vessels for their trave'ing ex
penses. All persons w«ho mrite signal
exertions in rescuing: a wrecked sihlp
or a drowning person are under a law
of this session eligible for the life
saving: medals which were formerly
given only to the life saving crew men.
One of the most Important pieces of
public land legislation permits the pat
enting of lands containing petroleum
or other mineral oils under the mineral
land laws. Another extends to Jan.
1, 1899. the time in wijich purchases
may be made of the railroad grant
lands forfeited to the rovemment un
der the act of 1890. an-i another con
leave their Washington addresses and
make full use of the committee rooms.
President Cleveland's last Sunday in
the executive mansion was a rather
busy one. There are a large number of
bills which have parsed congress on
his table awaiting his. action and he
spent some time in an examination of
their provisions. He remained in doors
all day. There are a number of bills,
all of them said to be of minor- im
portance, which have become laws
without his signature. But four days
more remain for the Fifty-fourth con
gress to wind up its business and make
way for its successor. The close of the
session promises no sensational inci
dents, for only routine business is pos
As usual, the house awaits the end
with a clean slate. It has finished
its work on the big appropriation bills
with which the senate 1b now strug
In the upper house these four days
will be full of work. Indeed, It Is still
uncertain whether the senate will be
able to dispose of the bills by noon on
Thursday next. There are four of the
big appropriation measures to be voted
on. Of these, the naval bill . and that
making appropriations for the District
of Columbia may cause prolonged de
bate. The other two, fortifications and
general deficiency bills, will go through
without trouble. Meanwhile, the house
will sit merely to receive and act upon
conference reports, with probably night
sessions Tuesday and Wednesday. It
will take skillful generalship, but the
senate leaders believe they will have
the slate clear on Thursday.
HIS GflOD-BVE TO CAXTOX.
McKinley Will Start for the Capita]
CANTON, 0., Feb. tg.— Today was
spent by Maj. and Sirs. McKinley
much the same as have been the other
Sundays of their residence here since
leaving the state capital fourteen
months ago. The major attended ser
vices at the First Methodist Episcopal
church accompanied by Mr. George B.
Moore, of San Francisco, the husband
of the daughter of his deceased broth-
firms cash entries which have been de
clared invalid because the lands en
tered weie never offered for sale.
Among the acts of the session relat
ing to the courts were these:
Fixing the fees In the current court of ap
peals; withdrawing from the supreme court
Jurisdiction of criminal cases not capital,
and giving it to the circuit court of appeals.
An act was passed providing heavy penalties
for selling Intoxicants to Indians.
were passed authorizing the conferring
on officers of the regular army of the
highest brevet rank held by them in
the volunteer service, to authorize offi
cers who served in the regular army
during the rebellion to bear the offi
cial title and on ceremonial occasions
wear the uniform of their rank; for
Issuing certificates of service to mem
bers of the military telegraph corps;
to permit the appointment as medical
officers of soldiers' homes of others than
those who have been disabled In the
The time for completing the East
river bridge between New York city
and Long Island has been extended to
Jan. 1, 1900.
This session has passed sixteen bridge
bills and granted American registers
to five vessels. There have been sev
eral bills enacted for the government of
the District of Columbia, a few of them
applying to the inaugural ceremonies.
er, and Capt. H. O. S. Helstand, who
has been engaged at the McKink-y
hcme since the return from Columbus.
Rev. Dr. Manchester, the major's
pastor, conducted the services and
made only slight reference to the pres
ident-elect and the position he is
about to assume. In the prayer he in
voked divine guidance in the cares
soon to be thrust upon an illustrious
Cantonlan, and prayed that strength
might be vouchsafed him in the dis
charge of all of his duties.
An effort was made by some of the
congregation that crowded the big
church to the aisles to arrange an im
promptu reception after service, but
the president-elect has been cautiond
by his physician against indulging in
the pleasure of shaking hands with
large numbers of people now that he
has just regained his strength. The
benediction pronounced, he walked
briskly down the aisle and grasping
the minister by the hand speedily
pasted out and walked to his home.
In the afternoon, the major and Mrs.
McKinley sought the refreshing in
fluences of a short drive. For the re
mainder of the day they remained
quietly at home, almost free from
such cares as have thrust themselves
upon them nearly every day in the past
year. There was none of the bustle
and excitement that might be expected
in view of the early departure, and the
day was such as might be noted in any
modest American home. A few close
friends dropped in to inquire about the
health of the major and his wife and
some of the relatives from out of the
city, who are to join the party for the
trip to Washington, were at the house
during part of the day.
The inquiries as to the health of Maj.
and Mrs. McKinley brought very grati
fying answers. "Mrs. McKinley is in
her accustomed health," said Capt.
Heistand this evening, "and well able
to undertake the journey tomorrow
evening. The major shows improve
ment every day and undoubtedly is in
better condition physically now than he
has been for some time."
Dr. T. H. Phillips, whe is the Mc-
Kinley family physician and who at
tended the major during his recent ill
ness, said to an Associated Press rep
resentative this evening: "Maj. Mc-
Kinley is well. He is in his usual
health and well able to undertake the
trip tomorrow evening and withstand
the important events of the week."
In all the arrangements for the leave
taking tomorrow night the committee
in charge have first considered Maj.
McKinley's personal comfort, and the
arrangements call for nothing that will
fatigue him. There will be no hand
shaking and no farewell address if it
seems likely to tire him. There will
be no demonstration at the McKinley
house. The Canton troop, bandt;,
marching clubs, old soldiers and citi
zens generally have been instructed to
meet at the city hall, and there or
ganize and march to the McKinley
home to escort the president-elect and
party to the train. Whatever demon
stration is made will be at the station.
Streets will be illuminated and many
buildings decorated. This informality
and simplicity is in keeping with Maj.
McKinley's wishes. He. desires no
pompous demonstration fo usher in the
important mission he goes to Wash
ington to fulfill.
The packing for the trip at the frame
cottage was well finished last night.
Private Secretary Boyle has stored the
applications for office in huge wooden
cases, state by state, which will be ex
pressed to Washington.
At 9:30 tonight the president and Mr:,.
McKinJey said good-bye to a few
neighbors and friends who had called
to say farewell. Dr. Phillips did not
make his usual evening call, as boih
husband and wife were feeling so much
better. Maj. McKinley joined a few
friends in the library after supper for
a cigar and a social chat. There is
great rejoicing over Maj. McKinley's
evident returning to robust health.
The presidential train will be mad"
up at Alliance yards, east of here to
morrow, and inspected before coming
to the Canton station of tl c Pennsyl
vania lines. As arranged tonight, there
.will be seven cars, including MatJ. Me-
PRICE TWO CENTS-) .gjffS&Sa
TURKS AND GREEKS
TO BE CALLED OFF.
Powers Set a Limit of Four Days in Which Hostile Forces
Cretans Will Not Lay Down Arms.
Declare They Will Accept No Solution of the Question
Which Does Not Provide for Union With
Greece— Fighting: on the Island
LONDON, Fe<b. 28.— 1t is stated here
tonight that there is good authority
for believing that the result of the con
ferences between the representatives
of the great powers at Constantinople
and Athens will be the presentation of
collective notes to Turkey and Greece
Greece will be allowed four days to
recall her land and sea forces from
Crete. It is reported from Canea that
several insurgent leaders have senit to
Vice Admiral Canevaro, of the Italian
fleet, a signed declaration that the
Cretans will accept no solution of the
pending question but political union
with Greece. Fighting continues be
tween the Insurgents and Mussulmans
near Retimo and elsewhere. The Chris
tians besieged the Turkish garrison in
the blockhouse at Malata for several
days. Today a body of Turkish regu
lars and irregulars left Canea with a
convoy to revictual the blockhouse.
The insurgents attacked the column
and killed several of the escort, where
upon the Turkish battleship Fuad
opened fire upon the insurgents with
shells and continued the firing until
stopped by order of the foreign ad
mirals. The convoy was finally com
pelled to retire.
The latest advices from Canea report
that fighting between the besieged
garrison and the Cretans continues.
The villages of Trikalaria and Nero
kouro, in the same district, have been
it is reported, burned by the Bashiba^
zouks. Fighting continues also outside
Candia. The Christians have repulsed
Dispatches from Athens state that a
number of Cretan deputies, headed by
the bishop of Retimo, have presented
King George with a memorial, which
states in effect that autonomy, instead
of pacifying the island, will only pave
the way for another revolution later on,
and still further endanger the peace of
Europe; and that, therefore the Cre
tans are resolved to continue the stius-
Kinley's private car and four other
private or Pullman cars for passengers,
a dining car and a baggage car. Chair
man Garrettson, of the escort commit
tee, will reach Canton from Cleveland
in the morning to conclude arrange
ments. It is not expected, that theiv
will be any public speaking on the trip
GEX, MKRUITT O\ DUTY.
Depart* for \Yut«liing-ton— Twin City
CHICAGO, Feb. 28.— Maj. Gen. Mer
ritt, commander of the Department nf
the Missouri, U. S. A., with his aides,
Lieuts. Strother, Hale and Mott, left
this afternoon in a private car for
Sanguilly Grateful to Lee.
On His Way to Washington to Take a Place of Honor in
the Inaugural Parade.
KEY WEST, Fla., 28.— Gen. Julio
Sanguilly has arrived from Havana
by the steamship Mascotte. He was
at first indisposed to say anything
further than what would express his
lasting gratitude to Consul General
Fitzhugh Lee, whom he described as
a truly noble American, and a man who
should long ago have been in Cuba.
"Had he been there three years ago,"
Gen. Sanguilly exclaimed, "there would
have been less shedding of American
He was V'-iy much agitated as he ex
pressed his feeling toward Consul Gen
eral Lee. Asked how he was treated
during his confinement, he begged
earnestly not to be compelled to detail
his experience during the last two
years. "Why," said he, "I have not
been allowed to read one solitary news
paper, except those published on the
island. When I heard of the death
of brave Gen. Macco, it almost made
me collapse, not because I thought tne
death of any one man would check the
progress of the Cuban cause, but be
cause I knew that the butcher Weyler
would not be recalled as Spain would
try to pacify the people by pointing
to Maceo's death as a great victory
for the government.
Speaking of his plans for the future
Gen. Sanguilly said: "1 do not know
them myself, but I am now going to
Washington to attend the inaugural
parade, having been invited by the old
veteran boys to parade with them. I
have been given a place of honor in
rhe parade. After that, I shall go to
New York to see my brother who ha,s
worked so faithfully for my release."
Gen. Sanguilly's wife was equally
loud in her praise of Consul General
Lee. "He is the best of men," she
said. "Also noble and firm in his con
victions, and true. To him we owe the
final release of my dear husband, who
has been confined In a damp dungeon
for the past two years on trumped-up
charges, entirely unsupported by any
proofs. To Consul General Lee and to
the people of this glorious nation,
whose noble representative he is, we
shall be eternally grateful for my dear
Senor Morote, correspondent of. El
Liberal of Madrid, on being interview
ed, stated that he had been a prisoner
of Maximo Gomez, and that while in
the camp of the insurgent leader he
was treated with marked courtesy. He
learned that the reforms proposed by
Spain would never be accepted by the
Cubans, and that nothing short of the
Independence of the island would bring
about a cession of hostilities. Senor
Morote said that his study of the Cv-
gle until political union with Greece,
their long cherished hope, is realized
It is reported that 300 more volun
teers have evaded the blockade estab
lished by the powers and landed safe
ly on the southeast coast of Crete,
NO DATE FIXED.
LONDON, March I.— The Athens cor
respondent of the Chronicle states thai
a conference of the representatives ol
the powers this (Sunday) evening, it
was decided to withdraw the collective
note inviting Greece to retire her fleet
and troops from Crete. He learns on
good authority that no date was fixed
for the recall, the insructions of th«
representatives of the powers on this
point being at variance. A collective
note will be presented Tuesday.
LONDON, March I.— The Athens cor
respondent of the Daily Mail says that
a war tax is about to be proclaimed in
the provinces of Thessaly and Arta.
The Mail's advices from Canea report
serious news from Candia. Col. Cora-,
cas, with 15,000 insurgents and thred
guns, threatens to attack Hierapetra,
where the garrison is ill supplied with
arms and ammunition, and the forts are
weak. It is feared that this may seri
ously complicate the situation. A fam
ine is imminent in Candia, and it is ap
prehended that the troops there may
pillage the district. Fighting is In
progress at Malata today. The Bashi
bazouks lost three killed and flvo
wounded. The regulars lost eight kill
ed and five wounded.
The Daily Mail's correspondent at
Canea reports that the insurgents bit
terly denounce British Consul Bileottl
as the chief instrument in thwarting
for many years the attempt to liberate
Crete. The Mohammedans looted the
British vice consul's house at Halepn
Friday night; yet only on the previous
day he had vehemently denied any act
of incendiarism or looting on the part
of Moslems. •
The Mail's Constantinople corre
spondent reports that 15,000 troops have
already been removed from Asia into
Europe. The railway officials cannot
provide for forwarding these soldiers
towards Salontea at the re*e of mora
than 3,000 daily.
Washington. Accompanying- the parly
*rere Capt. Charles King-, the author;
It. }i. C. Bement, of St. Paul, and G.
W. Montgomery. Gen. Merritt goes
East on orders from the war ilepari
inent. In the inaugural parade and
during all the ceremonies he wlii be in
command of the regular amjy contin
sent. On arriving In Wa»hln^tcn Gen.
Merritt will be met by Col. Babcock.
adjutant general of the v/ar depart
ment, who will be his adjijtar* :'n Uiu
Qov. Drake and staff, of lov/a, arrlva
from Dcs Moines Tuesday morning and
ltave immediately on the Rig B*OUT for
Wasihington. The Flambeau clqb, oi
Minneapolis, will arrive here tomorrow
morning and leave in the afternoon
over the Big Four.
ban cause had convinced him that 11
was a just one. Referring to Gen.
Weyler, he said: "We have a general
thf re who is causing devastation and
ruin to the whole island, simply be
onuse he now sees that it is lost to
Spain, and that the Cuban.s will win in
spite of all opposition Spain can offer."
With Senor Brina«, Senor MoroU 1
gave three ringing cheers for Cuba
A deputation met Cren. Sanguilly at
the wharf and escorted him with his
family to El Polaco restaurant, wher.3
he dined. The restaurant was crowded
with his friends. When questioned by
a friend as to the Competitor's crew,
he replied earnestly that if the United
States government did not take prompt
and energetic action to secure their
re If ase, he feared the worst would be
SIWIVS SIDE OP THE CASKS,
800 am en tn Regarding Ruls and
Scott Forwarded to Wn s!i i n -(,,„.
HAVANA, Feb. 28 (via Key West,
Fla.).— lt Is understood that documents
have been forwarded to the state de
partment at Washington for examina
tion with respect to the cases of Ruiz,
Scott and other Americans similarly
maltreated by the Spanish authorities.
The palace at Pinar del Rio has been
fired upon by the insurgents.
Gen. Rodriguez will succeed the late
Gen. Aguirre in command of the in
surgent forces in the province of Ha
Gen. Rafael de Cardenas and Judge
Gonzalo Jorrin, well known citizens of
Havana, are now in the San Cristobal
hills, Pirar del Rio, at the camp of
Gen. Ruiz Rivera, offering ttrms of
peace. The guide who took them there
has returned and reports that the in
terviews were of a friendly character.
Gen. Pancho Carillo is reported mov
ing towards Matanz&s In order to make
a combination with the forces of
Gomez. Hot fighting is exr> .--t: <l in
thf- Remedios district. The insurgents
«ar, xeinforcing their stronghold at
Palo Prieto, in the Platero hills near
Sieira Mcnesea. Over 2,000 nrinf<>rcc
r : : nts have arrived there ready to
make a joint attack with Gen. Gomez.
llroiviiM Get Enin*r.
BALTIMORE, Md., Feb. 28.— Charlie Esper
will sign with the St. Louis club for tho
coming season. Yon der Ahe asserted that
he had never waived his claim to En*r'a
services, and Manager Hanlon released* the
b!g left hander to St. Louis, Tommy Dowd
going to Philadelphia tonight to close tha
contract. Hanlon had already received Con
nie Mack's check on behalf of the Milwaukeo
team for Esper, but this la now off as the
priority of the St. Loula claim wad ea'aD-