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.ANS &
To-DAY the Convention-of
the Protestant Episcopal diocese
of Massachusetts will assemble
in the City of Boston for the
purpose of choosing a successor
to the late Bishop Phillips
Some ten candidates includ-'
ing several bishops and a num-'
ber of clergymen from Newt
York and Massachusetts have
been suggested for the vacant
Episcopate, but it seems prob-I
able that Dr. E. H. Greer of
New York will be chosen./
* IS
That the season so far has been
very backward and has affected
the demand for Light Weight
On our goods to dispose of them,
and our assortment being vir
tually unbroken we can guar
antee a choice from our large
stock of Suits, Spring Overcoats,
Trousers, Shoes and Furnishings
Are the severest test of a one
price standard, and our goods
are marked in Plain Figures.
*** ONLY
for all our customers, and that
is a reasonable price.
We are Sole Agents for Dr.
Jaeger's Sanitary Wear.
Close of a Remarkably Strong Ad
dress Before the Bering
Sea Court.
Mr. Carter Is Publioly Congratu
lated by the President of
the Court.
Forcefal Presentation of the Case on Be
half of the United States-The
Closing Portion.
PAISA. May 2.-The Bering sea tribunal
of arbitration resumed its session to-day,
Lord Hannen, the British arbitrator who
has been ill, being suffloiently recovered to
be present. J. C. Carter, counsel for the
United States, maintained that the rights
of the United Stetee in Bering eon wera ab
solute and unqualified. He argued over
again that the government of the United
States was justified in p otecting its right
in those waters in time of peace as well as
any other time. He claimed that the
United States bad a right to seize vessels
caught in pelagic sealing. Assuming, ar
gued Carter, that the rights of property of
the United States were admitted, as claimed,
should the government of the United States
follow vessels found in pelaio sealing
home in order to claim redress for trespass
against a municipal law? This, he con
tinued, would not only be ineffectual but
would not comport with the dignity
of the United States. No nation
had ever deigned to resort to another
nation for the enforoaement of municipal
laws. The only method open for the proper
enforcement of such a law was the method
of force, as that was justifiable in the case
of the Boring sea, as in the cases of revenue
and quarantine laws.
Carter proceded to argue on the subject of
regulation, but was interrupted by Sir
Charles Russell, of counsel for Great
Britain, who said Great Britain would not
recede from the position that the question
of rights should be argued apart from the
question of regulation. Sir Charles stated,
however, that he would not object to Carter
presenting a statement of his views on the
subjeet. An animated discussion followed
in whioh the president of the tribunal,
American Arbitrator Harlan. British Arbi
trator Lord Hannen, Sir Char:es Russell
and Hon. E. J. Phelps took part. It was
finally decided that counsel for Great
Britain should argue the question of rights
aend the question of regulation separately,
but that the tribunal would not give sepa
rate decisions. Carter then proceded with
the argument.
In the peroration, Carter described the
slaughter of female seals, heavy with un
born young, and other horrors of pelagic
sealing. To prevent these horrors and pro
tect the seal herds, the United tStates.has
taken the position which he had explained
to the best of his ability. The United
States had taken this position at the risk
of war with Great Britain, and they had
been ready to maintain the position, and
thus discharge their duties to humanity,
even if they were obliged to face half the
world in arms. History would recognize
their rights and the justice of their cause.
The duty of the United States was not ex
tinguished by the reference of the dispute
to this tribunal, but that had been merely
transferred. The United States had with
drawn and left to the arbitrators the sacred
duty of forbidding pelagic sealing and con
fining seal killing to the islands. If the
tribunal should decline to assume this
duty, it would only leave for posterity a
new source of contention.
From beginning to end Carter had
spoken forty hours. As he sat down, Baron
de Courcel, president of the court, said: "I
cannot refrain from thanking you, sir, for
this magnifiAent speech, which has been
characterized by a loftiness of view well
worthy this high court."
The Iowa Temperance Talker Warned to
stay at Home.
LoaWoN. May 2.--I an interview Lady
Biddulph, the leader of the British Woman's
Temperance association, said in regard to
a visit to this country of Mrs. J. Ellen Fos
ter, the noted American temperance advo
cate, that she was not aware of Mrs. Fos
ter's Intention to come to Great Britain,
and warmly declared that she would not be
allowed to speak in the convention of the
British Woman's Temperance association.
The convention would be private, and the
chief topic of discussion would be whether
Lady Henry Somerset should be allowed to
introduce tiolitics into the work of the as
sociation, and the association would con
sider whether it would re-affiliate with the
nssociation of Miss Frances Willard. It
was intended to o:-pose the re-election of
Lady Homerset to the presidency. The
ladies of the association are said to be ex
cited over the prospects of the appearance
of Mrs. Foster's delegation in the conven
Results as Usual in a Tragedy, With Loss
of Life.
GnraFonD, Wales, May 2.-Mrs. Whittle,
of this place, ha] in her employ a groom
named Shellard. He took a holiday yester
day, returned in the evening, entered his
mistress' bedroom and shot her. After
kneeling down and delivering a prayer he
blew out his own brains, and threatened to
kill a sewing maid who appeared during
the progress of the tragedy.
It appears there was a liason between
Shellard and Mrs. Whittle. liHer husband
is a town counsellor of Charlton, a suburb
of Manchester. The relations between
Shellard. aged 40, and Mrs. Whittle, aged
28, bgan when he was in the service of her
parents before her marriage. She per
suaded her husband to hire him, but he
discovered their relationship and sent his
wife to Gresford, whither bhellard fol.
Rebuff for the Ministry.
PAnRS. May 2.-The ministry received a
rebuff in the deputies to-day. Yves-Gnyot
moved urgency for the motion in favor of
the abolition of octroi duties, and notwith
standiug the fact that Dupuvy, premier, op
posed the motion, it carried by a vote of
252 to 246. Before the deputies assembled
it was known the government would be
interpellated as to the arrest of Deputy
Eugene Baudin at the Place de a itepub.
Ilque yesterday. The debate which fol
lowed the interpellation was exceptionally
animated. Premier Dupuy said the gov
ernment accepted full lsarsnsibillty for the
arrest and the ministers had determined to
maintain order and punish inciters of dis
order, whouevr they might be. l1e de
manded thb order of the day, which ear
ried by a vote of 319 to 1310.
Incendiary Fire Ia HuIl.
LonoN, May 2.-Fire started early this
evenion in the timber yard of Bimpson,
Hendon & Road, Hull. The flames spread
rapidly to the dwellings op osite. Eight
houses were burning simultaneously and
many more were in danger, and several
blocks of business buildings were threat
sened. The whole distriot was thrown into
panic whlch required the united ecorts of
two aqutds of police and a company of
militia to subdue. Marines landed and
helped the el:men. After three hours the
fire was brought under control. Most of
the timber yard was destroyed, four houses
burned and several others partly destroyed.
There is little doubt that the fire was in
A Qualified Vietory.
Baawc, May 2.-The Berliner Tageblatt
announces that negotiations between Chan
cellor von Caprlvi and the progressive
members of the center party, regarding
clerical support for the army bill, have
ended. Von Hueno will, it is understood,
propose a motion to reduce the government
demand to 80,000 men for the first year and
the government will not object to the mo
tion. The Tageblatt states that a majority
is thereby assured for the measare as
Royalty Cheered In a Republio.
LUnonNu, May 2.-The emperor and em
press of Germany received a royal recep
tion on arrival here to-day on their return
from the silver wedding festivities of the
king and queen of Italy. The city was
profusely decorated in honor of the im
perial visitors who were received with
salvos of artillery and shouts of the as
sembled multitudes.
Winners of Events Contested by Horses
and Ball Clubs.
BrNNrw.s, May 2.-Track good. Six fur
longs-Naptha won, Radiator second. Fan
nie Beverly third. Time, 1:16%.
Five furlongs-Charley Wilson won, Hip.
pons second, Benjamin third. Time, 1:04.
Five furlongs-Black Child won, High C.
second, Charon third. Time, 1:04Y.
Handicap, mile-ftrathmeath won, Ar
nold second, Bess McDuff third. Time.
Four and a half furlonge-B'iar Gelding
won, talvia second, Minnie Brown third.
Time, :58.
Mix furlongs-Captain Brown won, Beau
tiful Bell second, El Demonio third. Time,
ST. LomUs, May 2.-Track good. Six fur
longs-Edgar Johnson won, Mollie Bawn
second. Locklock third. 'I 1me, 1:19.
Four and a half fuorlongs-Pop Gray won,
Nat Goodwin second, Keen third, Time,
teven furlongs-Orriok won, New Castle
second, L. H. third. Time, 1:32%.
Six furlongs-Pennyroyal won, Tim Mur
phy second, Blaze Duke third. Time,' 1:17%.
Six and a half furlongs-Zoolin won,
Bort Jordan second. Midway third. Time.
SAN FRANczeao, May 2.-The Jockey
club meet began to-day at the Bay District
Eleven-sixteenths of a mile-Mackey
won, Little Touah second, St. Patriek
third. Time: 1:093.
Five-eighths of a mile-Jim Leewon, The
Lark second, Happy Band third. Time,
Mile and three-eighths-Elrno won,
Almont second, Martinet third. Time,
Thirteen-sixteenths of a mile-Regal
won, Joe Cotton second, Nellie G. third.
Time, 1:22.
Half a mile-Claire won, Tillie S. second.
Warrago third. Time, :50%.
Five and a half furlongs-Rena won, Joe
D. second, North Wind third. Time, 1:10X.
NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 2.-Track fair.
Seven furlongs-Helen N. won, Lord Wil
lowbrook second, Roslyn third. Time,
Half a mile-Miss Mamie won, Ethel W.
second, Calumet third. Time, :52.
Handicap, seven farlongs-Chimes won,
Servitor second, Dolly McCone third.
Time, 1:33.
Mile and one sixteenth-Tenny Jr. won,
Parapet second, Red Cap third. Time,
Mix furlongs-Elpaso won, Freinge see
ondd, Reuben Payne third. Time, 120g.
Babe Ball.
ST. Lours, May 2.-To-day's game was
featureless. St. Louis 6. Louisville 4.
CINCINNATI, May 2.-To-day's game was
featureless. Cincinnati 2, Cleveland 3.
PITTsauno, May 2.-Sharp fielding by
both sides were features. Plttsburg 8,
Chicago 6.
Naw Youx, May 2.-The visitors were
easily defeated by the home team. New
York 5, Baltimore L
WASHINoTow, May 2.-The visitors ex
celled the home team in all respects.
Washington 1, Brooklyn 9.
PHrILADELPHIA. May 2.-The Phillies de
veloped a batting streak, pounding three
Boston pitchers for seventeen hits and
twenty-four bases. Boston 7, Philadel
phia 13.
Delivered in Boston by United States Seon
tor Flrve.
BosToN, May 2.-Music hall was com.
fortably filled to-night apon the occasion
of a eulogy of the late James G. Blaine,
which was delivered by Hon. Win. P. Frye,
United States senator from Maine. Of the
late republican convention the speaker
said: "Blaiae's name was presented to the
convention, whether with his assent or not
it is not for me to say; I do not know. I do
know that two months before the conven
tion I spent a pleasant and agreeable two
hours at his bedside. I told him I had
come as an envoy from the people asking
him to be a candidate.
"He replied to me that he knew any parti
cipation on his part in a political campaign
would kill hint before the contest was over;
that if. as I suggested, he should remove
himself from its excitements he sould not
live and rerfo-m the duties of president of
the United States three months. He said
his course was mapped out, and when the
weather became warm enough for him to
take up his rosidenoe at liar Harbor, he
should resign the ofillc of sesretery
of state, go to his summer home,
and never more have anything whatever to
do with any political oillooe; that he would
devote the remainder of his life to his fam
ily and to himself."
Hlebrews Cannot Travel In liunsla.
NeW YORlt, May 2.-An afternoon paper
says Russian Consul General Olarovsky
yesterday declined to place his silnature
upon a passport issued by the state depart
oent and presentest by Mrs. Sadie `chwa tz,
of this city, wile, of a citizen of the United
itates, on the ground that she is a Hebrew
and that the laws of his country forbid him
signing such passports. The lsper sent a
reporter to the ofice of the consul general
this morning with a passport to be signed.
It is stated that the consul refused to put
his signature to it when, in reply to a ques
tion, the reporter said be was a Hebrew.
Five Workmen Drowned.
SBr.Acv. Ark.. May 2.--Five men lost their
lives in the rising eurrent of the Little
river near here to-day. Allen Brown, Itob
inson CUarutI, Joe ecott. Sandy Cooks.y and
Allen Booth, ensployed at the government
rook qaarry, attettded to orou the river nt
a small boat and go to dinner. When they
aenahed the middle of the streamn the cur
rent earried their boat against a rook,
w:eekina it. 'the men were thrown into
the river and soon carried down with the
current. The bodies were not recovered.
Spfin and Brazil Promptly Devised
Effsotive Ways and Means
to Nullify It.
Thq United States Reaped No Ad
Vantage From the Arrange
ment With Them.
Driven Into It by the Dlplomney of Blaine,
Against Their Bletter Judgment
Capital News.
WASIamNTOI. May 2.-An evening paper
has thise: "Abundant reason for the aban
donment of the polley of reciprocity under
the McKinley bill exists in the complaints
received by the state department regarding
evasions of the treaty by Spanish officials
in Cube. The Spanish government was
forced into the treaty by the diplomacy of
Blaine, because of fear that if Cuban
sugar growers were deprived of their mar
ket in the United States through reciproc
ity arrangements with other sugar growing
countries they would raise up in revolt
against Spain. The government intends to
make the treaty so unpopular that it will
fall to the ground of its own weight, and
has imposed an exoise tax nearly equal to
the duties remitted by the McKinley bill.
Our government will either protest strongly
against the tax or wipe out the whole treaty
and leave Cuban growers to face a possible
import duty under our new tariff. The
Spanih government has also shown an In
clination to make trouble by action re.
garding the schedules of articles on which
duties were reduced by the treaty.
"The Brazilian government is also mak
ing trouble over the reciprocity treaty, but
not apparently violating it so flagrantly as
the government of Spain. It was under
stood that when the schedules of discrimi
nations in favor of the United States were
made that the general scale of Brazilian
import duties might be raised. Brazil took
advantage of this arrangement to raise the
dutiable schedules as soon as the reci
procity arrangement was made and said she
was obliged to do so in order to obtain saf
floent revenue for carrying on the federal
government. The result has been a very
small net gain to American merchants,
while the people of Brazil are complaining
of increased schedules against other coun
"The reciprocity arrangeuents with both
Spain and Brazil would probably be wiped
out at once but for the desire of the adniin
istration to proceed with deliberation and
make our policy toward the southern coun
tries dependent upon the revision of our
entire flscai system."
In a .oeolelon Soon to Be Made by the
Supreme Court.
WABmRNOTow, May 2.-The lives of two
men convicted of murder in the state of
California, and sentenced to be hanged,
are depending upon the fate of a motion
made to-day in the United States supreme
court by Attorney General Hart, of that
state. After these men were sentenced in
the county courts to be hanged in the
county jail by the county sheriff, and while
their cases were pending appeal in the
supreme court of the state, the legislature
passed a law directing that executions for
capital offenses should be in the state
prison, by the warden thereof.
The judgment of the lower courts being
affirmed by the supreme court of the state,
counsel for the condemned appeal to the
United States supreme court on the ground
that the law directing the ex-cution to be
held in the county jails being repealed, and
the new law not applying to judgments
rendered before its passage, the sentence of
aecused could not be carried out, except in
violation of the fourteenth amendment of
the constitution. The court received the
appeal, and counsel was given until the
18th inst. in whichb to file briefs of or in
opposition thereto.
The question of the liabilities of a rail
road corporation to an employs for dam
ages received while in the service of the
company is one to be settled not by local
law in the state wherein the cauose of action
arose, but by the general law upon the sub
ject. This was the substance of a deeision
by the supreme court of the United States
to-day in the case of John Bauoh, fireman,
against the Brltimore & Ohio Railroad
company, appealed by respondent from the
United States circuit court. Justice Brewer
reviewed the principles applicable to the
case at great length and said:
"The opinion considers that the injury
to Baugh is simply one of the risks assumed
by him when entering the company's ser
vice. The judgment of the circuit court is
reversed and the ease remanded for new
trial." Justice Field dissented.
Duty eo Third-class Wool,
WAemRINTON, May 2.-An important rul
in. affecting the duties on wool, is em
bodied in instructions addressed by Acting
Secretary Hamlin, of the treasury depart
ment, to the collector of customs at New
To k. to-day. 'the collector is directed to
refund to certain importers on excess of
duty exacted on third-class wool, in accord
ance with the decision of the circuit court
of aprpeals at New York. The result will be
that one-half of the duty exnoted will be
refunded. The instructions will be applied
generally to all pending cases, and will
form the rule for the future guidance of
old Conilng In.
WASHINOTON, May 2.-The gold in the
treasury is increasing slowly and the situs
tion is regarded as satisfactory. It wils
hoped by department oiloials that Secre
tary Carlisle had made arrangerenets with
Chicago bankers for a ilrrge a.dition to the
treasury gold. There has been sunrlr criti
cim of the statement that thie Chicago
national banks held more gold coin than
those of New York. The last official report
on the subject showed tuhat Chicago na
tional banks held over $2,0tK,000 more gold
coin than the New York national banks.
Agata at the telrin.
WAentNorON, May 2.-At h:lr this after
noon the presidential special steamed into
the Pennsylvania station, bringing in
Cleveland and those of his cabinet who
returned with him from Chicago. (Car
rlages were in waiting and the travelanr
were at once driven to their respective
homes. Secretary Gresham said the jour
ney home was devoid of any special inter
eat, bat Cleveland and cabinet were well
pleased with the trip.
Unole Jerry Leaves the Capital.
WasaTmoroN, May 2.-Ex--eeretary Rlust
and family left for the west on the Penn
sylvania railroad this afternoon. A large
number of effiers and employee of the de
partment of agrioslture went to the station
to bid their former chief gusal-bye. A large
box of choice flowers was presented to Mre.
Rusk by oficlals connected with the de
pertinent. Gen. Rusk and family will stay
in OChiago a few days before proceeding to
their Wisconsin home.
Roosevelt Will Remain.
WAlnrxmoroN, May 2.-Theodore Roose
velt will continue to serve as a member of
the clvil servlcacommission. Immediately
after Cleveland's inauguration Roosevelt
sent his resignation, but the president has
asked Roosevelt to withdraw it and continue
in his place on the commission, which he
will do.
Danger From Further Flnoods Thought
to Have PJassed
NCNCINNATI, May 2.--The heavy rains
have ceased and cooler weither prevails.
The danger of a disastroos flood in the
Ohio river is not imminent. It now stands
fifty feet and is rising only half an inch
per hour. The greatest damage is along
the smaller rivers of Ohio. The Miami Is
higher than since 1884. The paper mills at
Franklin and Middleton have been com
I ailed to stop work. Along the Little Mi
ami thousands of acres of planted ground
are snbmerged. Along the Molotu the same
state of affairs exists. The city park at
Chillicothe, and the bottom lands are all
under water. Only the absence of a grent
rise from the headwaters prevents an on
usuanl flood in the Ohio river.
ST. Louij, May 2.-Advice. from south
ern Missouri and northeastern Arkansas
are to the effect that the third flood this
year in the White and B]lack rivers is poor
ing down doing great damage to all kinds
of property. A large part of Poplar Bluff
on both sides of the river is submerged.
People are obliged to abandon their homes.
Bottom lands on both White and Black
rivers are flooded for scores of miles. All
crops are damaged or wholly destroyed.
At hteelville, Mo., the water poured through
the streets four feet deep, flooding the
houses. Many bridges are washed away.
jT. Louis, May 2.-For the present at
least the danger of further damage from
high water seems to be past. This evening
the river is stationary, at thi:ty-one and a
half feet, and no further rise is imme
diately anticipated. On this side of the
river further serious damage is reported
and on the other side the situation is about
the same as last night. The new levee
south of east St. Louis is in imminent dan
ger. Men and teams worked steadily to
save it for forty-eight hours, but to-night
it looks as if their efforts would be fruit
Great Falls Aid rmen SRored By the Local
Republican Newspaper.
Special to The Independent.
GREAT FALLS, May 2.-The action of the
city council last night in refusing to con
firm Mayor Gelethrope's appointments has
created no end of comment. The republican
aldermen are being severely criticised and
their action is condemned by a great many
republicans. The Republican Leader comes
out to-night with a strong editorial in favor
of confrming the mayor's appointments.
It scores the republican aldermen for stulti
tying themselves by attempting to retain
old city officials.
"We believe the republican aldermen are
good men," says the leader. "Their eyes
will not be shut to the iniqaitonsanna
which has brought shame upon our city's
fair name. Let them watch the gang."
Mayor Gelsthorpe'says he does not pro
pose to be balked by obstructionists, and
will continue to make appointments until
they are confirmed. The main fight is said
to concentrate on the city engineer.
Wanted in Illinois.
Special to The Independent.
GREAT FALLS, May 2.-John Harrington.
wanted in Morris, Ill, for alleged assault
on an offioer, was arrested at Sand Coulee
two days ago and is lying in the county jail
pending the arrival of instructions from
the Grandy county authorities. His attor
neys have tried to have him released on a
writ of dabease corpus, but so far have been
unsuccessful. To-day they received a tele
gram from Illinois that Gov. Aligeld had
wired Gov. Rickards to withhold requisi
tion papers until the matter could be thor
oughly investigated. Harrington claims
the whole thing is due to spite work on the
part of certain people in Morris.
E. H. Cooley Killed.
Spenial to The Independent.
BILLINGS, May 2.-E. H. Cooley, a prom
inent sheep man of this county wee shot at
his ranch on Hawk creekeighty miles north
of here. this morning by B. E. Barney, an
other sheep man. No particulars have
been receiued here, but it is thought they
had a dispute over a range. The sheriff
went to-night to the scene of the trouble to
arrest Barney, and the coroner will hold an
inquest. The decased was 40 years old
and leaves a widow and two children.
The Soldier Gets Ten Years.
Special to The Independent.
MILES CITY, May 2.--lhe case of Baker,
the soldier tried for the murder of Sergt.
McDonald, of the Twenty-eighth infantry,
while on duty at Rosebud last 1-eptember,
went to the jury yesterday at 4:15. The
jury cnme in at 10:10 with a verdict of man
slaughter, fixing his sentence at ten years.
Fell From the Train.
Special to the Independent.
MissoUr A, May 2.-Julius Krohn. a sec
tion hand, was brought to this city to-day
fromn near Horse Plains and placed in the
Northern Pacific hospital. While riding
on the rear end of a caboose he was taken
with a fit and fell off, breaking the left leg.
Thei (Company Exonerated.
SpecIal to The ludopendent.
UrrTTE, May 2.-the inquest into the
death of the minere killed in the Silver ]ow
mine was concluded to-day. The verdict
exonerated the company from blame.
Will Transceribe the Records.
Special to the Indpeondiont.
MInsOULA, May 2.-James Burke. clerk
and recorder for Mlssoula county, has re
ceived the contract to transcribe the rec
ords for Itavalli county.
Entertaining thie IDuke and lDuhees.
ClmuAoo. May 2.--The duke of Veragua
this morning paid an oftlcial visit to Mayor
Harrison and this evening was the guest of
l'resident Palmer, of the National World's
Fair coumission, at dinner. A large com
pany Iof distiluruiehed guests was present.
I he duchess of Vernaua was this afternoon
tendered a reception at IHotel Metrovole by
Madamse Dpuy de Lows, wife of the S an
sla royal commissioner general. Many
foreign dignitaries were present.
A i',ounor tepublican Dead.
ItLOOMiNtTIO. Ill., May 2.-K. H. Fell, a
member ,f the first republican convention
held in Illinois in this city in '0il is dead.
H4o was an intimate friend of Abraham
launoln and to him was largely due Lan
coIn's first nomination to the presideney of
the United States.
Forces of the Revolutionists Re.
ported to Be Very Rapidly
Spanish Officials Pretend to Be
lieve It an Uprising of
ANe Offileal News o Itevolution Hflae eens
Given Out by the Legatlon at
Nvw YoRu, May 2.-The Herald'. Key
West special gives further advioes iu re
gard to the Cuban revolution. From all
sources it is learned that twenty men took
up arms April 24 in Hurnio, province of
Santiago, led by two brothers named Bar
toeas, sons of a brave Spanish general.
Marching to Volasco they were reinfo-oed
by eighty men, having a few arms. They
took provisions from a store and proceeded
to the coast, gaining reinforcements along
the way. The civil guards of Holgoin noti
fied the captain general in Havana that
the uprising was of a political character.
It was said to be due to dissatisfaetion over
the election of representatives to the Span
ish cortes in March, and to excessive taxa
tion. The foc'e of the irinurrection lists,
April 28, amounted to 1,00 men, unusually
well armed.
The captain general called a council of
war Thursday night in Havana and issued
a manifesto declaring the province of
Snntiago under martial law, offering a par
don to all who would lay down
their ainms in eight days. all
others to be punished as traltors. He o:
eared the battalion at Tarragona to leave
on the steamer Villaveiole for Jibira, but
at the hour of sailing Friday directed them
to Puerto Prinoipe. where they were to join
another battalion. Three companies of
cavalry, ordered to Jibira, received later
orders to go direct to Manzanillo, indioat
ing that the insurrectionists were marehing
rapidly north, or that the outbreak was
The Spanish government was in arrears
with its troops, but the captain gen
eral at once ordered payment for three
months in advance to troops sent against
the insurrectionists. This amounted to
S$53,000. He and some prominent generals
boarded the steamer at the last moment and
urged the troops to do their duty. He prom
imed a reward to all who aided in quelling
I the rebellion. The Insorreotloni.ts passeo
through the districts Holguin and Tunas and
took the road to Canto river, which they
passed Friday without opposition, with a
force of 2,000.
The schooner Lille arrived to-day from
Jibira, Cuba, and reports the Cuban flag is
floating over the fortress. The revolution
ists number 1.100 and are in possession of
the city. The schooner arrived there from
San Domingo on April 29 with men and
ammunition for the revolutionists. Expe
ditions are being fitted out in Jamaica and
ean Domingo, under the direction of Gen.
Quezede, for the southern provinces. Gen.
liuloff is here and it is believed he will di
rect the expeditions from the Florida ports
for the northern provinces. The Cubans at
Key West are enthusiastic over the news
and it is believed that many of them are
anxiously awaiting an opportunity to get
to the island. Spanish papers endeavor to
suppress the magnitude of the revolution.
One Havana paper admits that there are
1,50) men in the revolutionary army in the
province of Vuelta Abajo and 2000 in the
Santiago province. A counnocil of war was
called by the captain general yesterday.
Manifestoes promising pardon to all who
lay down their arms within ten days were
published. Ihe Spanish t:oops are mov
ing actively enough to indicate that
the Spanish government believes that
strong measures ale necessary to suppress
the uprising. Troops which left Havana
for Puerto Principe received their month's
pay in advance. The Cubans here believe
that every province will join the revolution
in a few weeks.. The fade at officials here
are using every precaution to prevent any
expedition leaving here. The cutter Mo
Lane is the only government vessel here at
About fifty refugees from Havana arrived
here Saturday and report that many othe a
will reach the insurrectionists without
danger of arrest. Havana is closely guarded
and gunboats have been dispatched to the
southern coast to prevent aid from the out
side. Farm laborers in Cuba are all idle.
The tobacco and sugnar crops are deserted.
Thousands are probably ready for adven
MA.Inum, May 2.-A deputation of Cuban
senators and deputies, including several
autonomists, waited upon Maura, minister
of colonies, to-day, to protest against the
Cuban revolt. The minister, replying, as
sured them that the government would not
hesitate to mnake an sacrifiee to maintain
Spanish rule in Cuba. but that unless the
situation became worse he considered the
colonial army strong enough to conquer the
rebels. Relnforcements, however, are in
readiness to depart on the first intimation
from the captain-general of Cuba that
their assistance is required.
Madrid newspapers advise urgent action
to ut down the revolt and declare that
national sentiment demands that the last
remnant of the Spanish colonial empire in
America be kept at any cost.
WAsrl.NoTOr, May 2.--The state depart
ment is ignorant offiioally of the reported
insurreotionary movement in Cuba. Noth
ing bearing on the subject has been received
by the department from the Spanish lega
tion in Washington for several months,
and no recent coumunlcation concerning
the matter has corme from United States
diplomatic officers. Assistant Secretary
Adee believes the movement nothing mole
than a renewal of the banditti system
whtich offers malny opportunities in wild
ann unsettled portions of the island.
ItAVANA May 2.--ILatest news in regard to
tile insurreotion is that the bandits are now
between Puerto tie Parde. a harbor on the
northeast coast of Cuba, and Manati. Seven
columns of troops are in pursuit, the
ltoops being supported by two Spanish
ships of war off the coast. Up to date not
a single encounter has taken place between
the troops and rebels. It is rumored that
the isbels prouose to surrender if they
can be guaranteed that their lives will be
Jaunt of the Oflcers.
NEw YorlL, May 2.-The programme for
the trip of admirals and senior ofticers of
the fleets lying in Borth river to the World's
fair is about complete. A special train
will leave via the New York Central rail
road on Thursday, May 4. A stop will be
made at Niagara falls and the party will
remain in Chicago two days, returling by
the Pennsylvania railroad.
New York to Vblogeo to the Coast.
NEw Yoae. May .--The trunk line rate
commission met to-day for the purpose of
figuring rates to California points, as well
as rates to Chicago. The Mssoaouri rives
lines have named $45.0 as the rate from all
points on the Missouri river. A rate of
$10.'0 from Ohieago to Kanusas City, *

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