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I M I BrV iiSSOliKWWiWiS vwr!&B LJ II Cloudy and probably rain lo-chy; 1 I T- MXjzS5SS!SEj . '' 4 fresh easterly winds, r I VOL. lXVI.-NO. 183. NEW YORK, THURSDAY, MARCH 2, IS 90. -COPYRIGHT, 1899, BY THE SUN PRINTING AND PUBLISHING ASSOCIATION. PRICE) TWO CENTS.' f I SLME ARMY BILL PASSED. I un. caxsos's skitjtul srAXAasaiESx SA YES IX IS TUB HOUSE. Iho OpDiisltlon So Demoralized That It Could Not Secure a Vote by Teas nnd Knys-The House rum the lllll With nut Amendment by a Vote at 03 to 38 (irnernl Deficiency Dill and mil Creat ine thn Ofllce of Admiral Alio Passed. YfAsniNOTON, March 1. The Sonata Army jl,ri:atilzatlon bill wns snatched from tlio Jaws '( temporary defeat Id thn House thli afternoon by tl.e skilful management of Mr. Cannon. Chairman of thoOoramtttco on Appro priations, who scouted no extra session of Concrcs l the failure of the measure to bo come 1 1nn' At nn enrlr mooting tills morning cf tho ltouo Commltteo on Military Affairs, winch lacked a full attendance) of mombsrs.lt kh determined to report It to tho Homo favor abli without nmondmont. Later. somo of the members of tho coimnlttoo who had not baen rrfscat nt tho meeting suggested that tho Hull bill bo substituted for It find tho auction thrown Into conforenoo. A sea ion' n Mvework followed on behnlf of this prn ni Ion but It could not command tho sup port of n majority of tho commlttoa and, this bewimini: apparent, tho effort was abandoned. Liter In tho day Mr Hull. Chairman of the Cunniitiee on Military Affairs, moved to sus pend tho rules and pass tho Senate bill. Under tliern'o forty minutes' dobate followed, halt of hi -h was occupied by Mr. Hull In a scion title job if knifing tho bill by a comparison of It t rov W10H4 with thoso of tho Hall bill, to tho di'-ajv.mtago of the pending measure The other twenty inlnutos woro occupied by Demo cratic opponents of tho bill. At this stage of the proooodlngs. In tho gen eral i pinion of tho House, a two-thirds vote in It support could uot hnvo boon secured. So Mr Cannon tinted and obtained consont for an additional forty minutes' debate. In that prlnd the situation was reversed. Under tho e'Tcct of tho flro of tho ltepubllcan leaders. Cannon. Orosvonor, Henderson nnd others, and of Bailey of Toxas. Jott of Illinois and William of Mississippi on the Democratio (I le. tho opposition was demoralized to such anottent that It could not evon secure a voto Ly yeas and nays. The rolos wero suspended and the bill rissed-203 to 32. Tho bill now goes to the 1'rosldcnt for bis signature. Tho General Deficiency bill reported yester day was passed undor suspension of tho rules; also tho Sonato bill creating tho olllco of Ad- Imlralof the navy for the benefit of Hear Ad miral Dowor. The conforenoo reports upon the Census bill, tho Omnibus Claims bill and the bill to relmburso the States forezpendltures Incurred In fitting out volunteers for tho war with Spain wero agreed to. The River' and Harbor bill and Sundry Civil bill were sent to conference. The Sonato Army Reorganization bill was rerorted byMr.IIulKItep.. la.), who moved that tho rules bo suspended and It be passed. Mr. Har (Dcm . Va ). lender of tho minority In the Commltteo on Military Affairs, manifested from the first his Intention to fight the bill by Insist ing upon a vote by tollors to support a second for Hull's motion. Mr. Hull, discussing the motion, said that tho Committee on Military Affairs was constrained to the action it had taken by thb condition In which It was placed. As an original proposi tion. If the committee could vote upon It as their judgment dictated, not a single one would glvo It their support. Tho commltteo. how evor. did not foel Justified In following a course which would result In an oxtra session. If any nrmy legislation were to be enacted this fiscal year. Mr. Tawney (Rep., Minn,) Inquired If It was Mr null's opinion that should the House Insist upon its formor bill and send thomattertooon ference. It could not get a better bill than that already'sent by tho Senate. Mr. Hull said ho did not think he was called on to answer that question. Every member of tho House could tell as to that as well as him self. It had been stated on the floor of tho Senate and In thn lobby, when tho bill was pro posed thcro. "tnVo this, or you get nothing." Mr. Hull reviewed the bill at length and showed soma of Its Inconsistencies, but said th it it would provide tho President a sufficient force to mnlntuln tho authority of the United Mates nt homo and abroad for the noxt two years, and ho believed It to bo the best that the House could obtain now. "If tho bill sh mid not pass." Inquired Mr. Hepburn (Hep., In.), "what would bo the effect upon tho nrmy?" Vt. null replied that tho volunteers ought to be mustered i ut upon tho proclamation of rnace, and one of the strongest reasons why be had conscntod to bring the bill before the w House was that If It wero not passed the vol unteers might he kept In tho service after peooe with Spain had beon declared. Mr. Hay(I)em.,Vn lopposod'hoblllbecau-io it gave moro men tbnn tho Administration asked lor. 100,000 enlisted men and 5.000 officers, am bccnuHo it hud n conscript feature. The redeemln feature of tho bill was the limita tion attached to the existence of tho Army. Tho bib was further opposed by Messrs. Henry (Dem., Tex.), Sparkmnn (Dem.. Fla.) and 'J'albort (Dom.. 3. C ). This exhausted tho time for dobati undor tho rules, and Mr. Can non aikod unanimous consent that tho time be extended in order that something might bo laid fur the bill. It was conceded, and tho bill as advocated by Messrs. Matsh (Hop., III.), Henderson (Rep, lit.). Cannon (Rep., Ill,), Orosvcnor (Hop., 0.1, fiulzer (Dem., N. V ). Bailey (Dem.. Ter.). Shafroth (Pop.. I Col ), Jett. (Dem.. 111.) and Williams ' (Deui , Miss.), foi tho reason, not that ltw.13 tho host or tho most desirable, but be i caiico it was tho best that could bo obtained j under existing conditions. If changes wero v ik cessary thoy could be made at tho session to , be hel' next Doenm bur. For tho presont the ' hill provided n HtiflloiHiit foreo for tho Fresl J oeiit.ntid th. House must choose between It . and on extra session, ; further opposition wis expressed by Messrs. ilromwell (Hop. O.). Hwanson (I)era.. Va.). 0 Hepburn (Hep . la. I and Htcolo (Hop . Ind.). Mr llromwcll said ho was tired of being held 1 up by n minority In tho Honnte with a threat 1 that tin-Congress must take tho ponding bill or have nothing. Much an he would regret an extrn session, he would :ladly corao back hore and pasn such a bill as ought to bo passed for j" the reorganization of the army. This bill t ought not to ho passed, 1 Mr lejilnirn wild that Itwould be a mistake , lorttinliousn topasso bill of such Importance l without consideration until ovory dnvloe had li iweii exhausted In an effort to secure a better u bill 1 Mr Ualley (Pern.. Tex.) said the bill did not S if 't his npprowil. but ho would nocept It If u the tenlleinnn In charge of tho moasuro would 1 fismin him that ono of the provisions In It U would not warrant the conscription of troops. S '' II II responded that, telling moro of a It rritateerii,vfrHatlnn than bo ought, he would If sj that the President hnd told him lie did r.ot Mr "truc it us giving him any such power, and "at i ho found It necesssry to uso that power Lf lie would eiui Congress fethor and ask it to ( frut it to hlni 'Applause.) Mr HMiley-Very well . ll"'.ri',' wero then suspended and the bill J I ased. 'JO t to U'i. S I horn nro a number of provisions In tho Aiy llenrgunlration bill as It passed Con B unn nh'cU aro exceedingly distasteful to r artnj onieer. and they have been working all W, "."V without effw't to bring alout some j juariges The principal trouble arises from IT ;'" ii -nan amendment, which will oprrato to Ik J '!,". ? '"' ,'ienily !I(K) officers out of the ami) In a' Ji'i'l unlf s, of enurs., befc re that tlmo relief !T rifi'"',r' " hapoot another law Tho fo ' car ii , omproinlso mensure provides, it Is ? !-',' ' r-d. for "i: ndditfor.il offlcsrs. ''is. urn, ii the tjrud of Major, Captain unci f r I leiitenaiit Twerty-flvo Majors (ire "led i' th Infantry by the provision for a 16' '""'-'nttalinn formation, and two Captains S? ' si?.0"'1''',1 M "ich reglmentof Infantry, making l Pr ii nil that arm Tho inoeasa of 11 ret m." tii', c'ViJ,' M) in tll Infantry. Thin Is a AU ,DN vacuuclcB mutt bo ailed by promotion I. by seniority, there will bo 175 commis sions of Second Lleutonnnt of Infan try to bo . filled from tho West J'olut classes .and, .from, olvll life. In tho cavalry the additional o Ulcers are two Captnlns and two First Lieutenants In oaoh regiment, or twenty In each grade In the nrm, In the artillery there are tour additional Captains In each regiment, or twenty-eight for iho nrm. On the other hand there nro ton Second Lieu tenants less In eaoli artillery regiment than at present, so that sovonty Second Lieutenants will bo transferred to corresponding grades In othor arms. Gorman's amendment oompols the discharge of all the officers advanced and the. abandonment, of the now organization in favor of tho old. Tho 243 orttcors now In the service, who will be promoted or who accept tho advancement, will run a great risk of losing their commissions unless Congress provides that the organization shall continue. All tno officers who talked on tho subject to day Insisted that they do not earo to accept promotions under such circumstances. Thoy find that they ennnot return to tho commu nions thoy vaoate. slneo tho latter places will have been filled, and they will lapse Into the status of the civilian. The provision for continuing on tho register a small number of volunteer staff officers will necessitate the making of new nominations In nearly all Instances, since tho oftloers now in the service who are likely to remain havo higher rank. Anothor curious feature of the bill Is that Bergeant-Mnjora nnd Qunrtormastor-Sorgeants of cavalry are permitted a higher rato of pay than thoso of tno other arms. It has beon ono of tho Injustices of tho service thnt these non commissioned offlcors have boon paid nn moro than othor Sergeants, and nn attempt was made to place them on the financial footing of others of tholr grade In the service This has been accomplished only In part by tho slipshod bill. Still another dofoct Is the failure of the moasuro to provldo an enlisted force for tho Military Academy, excepting n band. It had beon usual to hnve cavalry and engineers nt West l'olnt. This will not be permitted under tho aareless wording of the bill. A provision which every army officer regrets sincerely, nnrt one which will prove a positive hardship to the soldiers. Is tho prohibition of a post exchange. IS rA SI OS AMttT DIS HANDS. Tarty of 300 Filibusters Goal to Pieces Id New Orleans. Nkw Oblbins. March 1 Tho army of Inva sion, consisting of three of the companies of filibusters organized In Kansas City for tho In vasion of ono of the Central American repub lics, arrivod hero to-day about 800 strong, but wont to pleses this evening. The man are a rough-looking lot. Most of them sorvod In tho volunteer nrmy ond nearly two thirds of them still wear tho leggings or parts of tholr old uniforms. They refused to talk and were kopt housed In a saloon on Rampart street. The news from Kansas City was to the effect that tho men havo been hired by Vasquoz for the purpose of making a descent on Honduras, but many seemed to beltevo that tho aim of the expedition was Dluefletds In Nicaragua. Thn "army" broke up here to-night and a majority of the men returned homo. Tho af fair Is a mystery, and even the men them selves cannot explain It. It looks as though the publicity the expedition attained had ruined it. Tho filibusters had reoelvod notice that tholr commander, Copt. Hardy, would visit them at 0 P. M.. at the Rampart street saloon, whore the,y were, and take command. All tho men wero on hand at 0, but no leader appeared. At 8 o'clock a boy appeared and announced that the expedition to Central America had been abandoned, that tho men would receive money for their meals, and with a ticket back to Kansas City, or If they preferred it the equiva lent in cash. About two-thirds of the men took thotlccets. The other third m-eferred the cash and said that thpr were ashamed to return home as ther knew they would be guyed there. When It be came known that the expedition was a rauure. the men talked moro freely. It was developed that only a few of the party, were hoboos. the majoritf belne men . holding good S laces at JODlIn and other towds In Issourl. Among them were several news paper men and one lawyer. Most of them hnd given up good places to loin the filibusters, having the promise of. pillaging the country they were to Invade and rich concessions from the republic they wero to establish. At no time were the men ever told where they wero Xoing. except that it was to ono of the Central merlcan States which they wore to conquer. It beenmo known that a contract had been made wlthoneof the loading Central Ameri can lines to transport the men to Puerto Bar rios. Guatemala, but whether the men were intended for Guatemala. Honduras or Nica ragua could not bo learned. Tho steamship Una became frightened over the rubllolty given to the affair, and to-day refused to carry out Its contract, which explains tho failure of the ex pedition. This publicity has played havoc with the fili busters from tho start. Thoy left Kansas City under tho command of UapU. VYhltnet and Thomrson. butthese officers eawthat the affair could not succeed, as the Unltd States know of their mirpose, and left at Msmohls. Tenn., as did also tho surgeon of tho regiment and a few others. Tho mon came on to New Orleans, being told that the Central American Junta whlon was engineering tho expedition would provldo arms and ammunition hero and the necessary .teumer. Tho steamer had been provided but tho own ers baaUed out, and It is not Improbable that the arms wero also here, but could not be dis tributed. No one can give any hint of who furnished tho money o: tor what place the ex pedition was destined. There Is no reason, however, to doubt that It was seriously en gineered by some of tho Central American con spirators, but was badly managed. Too muoh talk about It proved fatal. nojinnnr at mis Nevada. Hands Worth 820,000 and Other FInmler Stolen Thieves Cnught by Arcldent. The apartments of Judge Thomns R. Womack, In tho Nevada apartment house at Seventieth street and the Boulevard, wero robbodon Tuesday afternoon. A dress suitcase, a 570 overcoat, $7,000 In negotiable bonds of the Araorlcan TobaccoCompany.somedeedsto property In Rnlolgh. N. 0 Bnd a lot of silver ware were stolon. Almost nil of this property was recovered, and the thieves wore arrested through an accident. Ex-Judgo Womaok had planned to leave New York for Rnlolgh, N. C, on Tuesday night. In the afternoon he went out. ao companled by Mrs. Womnok, to pay some calls before his departure. Whon he returned ho found that his apartmonts had beon looted. Ho wanted no notoriety, howovor, and not realizing the extent of tho robbery, as he was In a hurry to get awny, ho did not report It to tho police. Had it not been for a fortui tous circumstance tho thieves would not have been caught. , , ,, ..... Detectives Hughea and McDermott of tho West Forty-soventh streot station wore walk ing up Tenth avenue yosterdav afternoon when they saw a young man etitor a Pawn shop with n bundle under his arm. The detectives watched the shop, and In a few min utes they saw the man como out, still carrying the bundle. Thoy arrested him on suspicion and tools him to the autlon house. On examining the contents of tho bundlo the deteotlves found a silver cream pitcher with the name "Gussle Womaok " engraved upon It. a silver bowl with the Initials G, W.. and a lot of table napkins on which was tho word " Nevada." Then the detectives concluded that thf re had been a robbery at the Nevada npartrnont house, and upon Investiga tion they found that tholr surmises wore cor- Tlie young man who was arrested said nt first that his name was Goorge Harry, and that lie livid at the Mills Hotel A letter was found in his pocket dated nt 10 Knst Twenty-llrst streot, however, and tho dotoctlvns there learned from the. youn,t man's aunt tlint his real nnme was George heeley, When con fronted with this Information he confessed. Together with Jnmes Doran of '.'.) Lighth ave nue. ho said, ho had entered Judgo Vtoraack'e apartments by menus of it false key. Th deteetfvvs went to Dolan s home. Ho was not there, but they vent to his room and waited for hlra. Ho came In about I) o clock last night and way covered with i the detec tives' revolvers. When he learned that heeley had "squealed" ho swore that liu would kill him A se-irchol the room disclosed the bonds nnd deeds nlddo.i iiw.iy A lot of pawn tickets And the koy to tho Womacks' apartments were also found, . . , A, ,. . . Both men were lockod uinndthe police to e graphed to Judge Womack. asking him to return to Vw York Immediately and prosecute the thieves. . Ho Ijt said to be one of the attorneys of the American 'lobneco Com pany. , neerfoot Farm Sausages ilsde of tus tender meat of little pigs and choice, spices. You have never uttd usti:e In perfection onleu you bate tried them. Beware of fultatluus. A: , MK. KIPLING IS IMPROVING. xte ciiAxcns soir smosazT is FATOIt OF JtIS ItECOTEItT. He Is Conscious and Using All the Tores ot Ills Strong Will to Conquer the Ills ease Crowds Continue to Flock to the Hotel to Learn About Ills Condition. Rudyard Kipling's condition was much more satisfactory to his physicians nnd his family last night. Dr Theodore Dunham nud Mr. F. N. Doubledny loft tho hotol for a walk at 8 o'clock. The haggard faces und reddened oyos of both mon showed clearly tho strain under which thov had boon working tho past three days. Thoy did not return to tho hotel until nearly 10 o'clock and both mon declared that tholr airing had benellted them greatly. Dr. Dunham went straight to bed, but Mr. Double day, after n visit to tho sickroom, roturnod for n talk with tho reporters. "We are all feeling bolter," said ho, "as there Is a most hopeful outlook. Mr. Kipling has como out of his delirium and Is fully con scious. He realizes tho situation, nnd has his own shouldor to the wheel. Ho Is going to light for his llfo. Ho will now recover slowly, unless some complications entirely unexpocted by the physicians should occur. Wo nro so confident that nil Is well that Mrs. Kipling, for the first tlmo In nearly a week, will remove her street clothing and goto bed to-night. I also shall get soino sleep, and It will bo tho first tlmo In four days that I will havo undressed" At 11 o'clock last night this bulletin was put up: "Mr. Klnllne has continued to Imnrove " Dr. Janeway callod nt 10:30 o'clock and re mained a half hour. When he came down from the sickroom he shook hands rather jubilantly with Dr. Conlnnd. who was sitting In the cor ridor. Roth men were evidently In high spirits over tholr patient's Improvement Dr. Jans wavlett the hotel after his talk with Dr. Con lnnd, expecting not to return until this morning. It was rumored about the hotol last night that Mr. Kipling's second child. Elsie, had become suddenly very 111. Tho oxnet nature of hor ill ness could not bo learned, nor could the report bo verified, owing to tho lateness of tho hour. The name nuthorlty also said that Mr. Kip ling's oldest child. Josephine, who has beon 111 for tamo days uptown, was suffering from pneumonia, and was In noarly as critical a con dition us hor father had been. Those who hnvo learnod to judgo of. Rud yard Kipling's condition with a fair degreoof accuraoy from tho general atmosphere per vading tho Hotel Grenoblo nt a given tlmo. sutfplemontod by the degree ct activity mani fest In those living In his apartments camo to an early conclusion yesterday that the dis tinguished author was steadily Improving. At 5 o'clock In the afternoon, when Dr. Dun ham appeared In the ofRco hestld: ' "I am fairly well pleased with the condition of Mr. Klnling. He Is resting auletly " Mr. Doubleday. too, spoke most encourag ingly of Mr. Kipling's condition. While not speaking for the physicians, he said ho thought there was an Improvement. Mr. Kip ling hnd been at times delirious and had talked Incoherently. All three physicians had spent the night at the hotel. "I am reoelflng." added he. "a great many telegraphlo requests for personal state ments regarding Mr. Kipling's condition. As my whole time and attention must bo de voted to .".Mr. KlDlIne. I desire to state to th publto that I cannot snare the tlme'to answer such' requests. We. are taking great oare. In the preparation of the bulletins, wblen are in tended for the publlo. and the pabllo must be content, with authorized nersDaper publicity. Mr. Kipling Is still alive, a I said yesterday, and If I were to add anything to that statement it would le that he Is this morning a little more alive. A more enoouraglng bulletin will bo Issued shortly." At 8 A. M. the first bulletin of 'trie day was Issued. It was: "Mr. Kipling had abetter night and the symptoms have Improved. The delirium was replaced by natural sleep. Ho is still seriously 111 and fever, though leas, still continues. "E. G. JlNEWAI. "TitKononE Dunham." This Intelllgeaoe was taken as very favor able by tho urowd of Interested observers. When It was recalled that at porlods of the ill ness, ascertained from other sources to have been vory critical, tho bulletins merely stated that Mr. Kipling was very 111. the Issue of a hopeful bulletin was taken at more than Its surface value. , At noon It was announced bv one who has devoted his entire attention to Mr. Kipling that the Improvement continued. "Mr Klpllne Is conscious." said he. and la making a light for llfo with all the will force denoted by his powerful jaws." That the surface observers In tho hotel were not mistaken In their conclusion was demon strated In the early afternoon whon tho seo ond bulletin was sent to the ofllce. There was an Instant rush msdo for tho desk by every ono In tho room when the little bluo pnperwas placed there. The bulletin was as follows: "2:15 P.M Mr. Klpllne tins gained since morning. The temperature and pulse nro lower .and In every direction Improvement Is noted. R. O. Janeway. "TllEODOnK Dunjiam " This bulletin opparenrly pleased tho orowd of watchers In tho ofOco groatlv. and to them it seemed Uxo a sure omen of Mr. Klpllna's rapid 'and complete recovery. So satisfied was the crowd that there was no Immediate dan ger that thoy cleared out of the hotel almost to n man, and for tho first tlmo since Mr. Kip ling's Illness was announced tho office of tho Grenoble Bssumed Its normal asnnr. Dr Janoway arrived at the hotel at 0:30 o'clock In the evening nnd went to Mr. Kip ling's room. He returned to the offloe half nn hour later, and after declining to bo Inter viewed he left the hotel. Ills face did not wear the worried look that had bien notlces ble during tho mo'e critical moments of Mr. Klpllnn"s Illness. The verbal reporti from tho sickroom were merely to tho effect that there had been no diminution of the favorable symp toms. Publlo Interest In Rudyard Kipling's illness has been more widespread thun most people hnvo any idea of. Ono of the reporters was stnndlng In front of the hotol lone before dawn when a cab dashed up "How's Kipling?" demanded the driver. He was told that Kipling was better. "Kveryhodv In our stable," ho said, "Is very anxious, especially aflor that bulletin yester day afternoon, Vi hen the drivers come in the night men on duty want to known just how he is" On tho way downtown a Kt'v reporter wits questioned about Kipling's condition by ele vated employees, luislneps men. clerks, and all sorts and conditions of peonle From 7 In the .rnlng until midnight wo men and met, m through the corridor rf tho Grenoble and' read the bulletins. Some, after reading tho bulletins, turn and leave tho hotel as rapidly as thev entered. Some wait to question the clerks, or to leave enrds ur flowers In he sent up to the Kipdng apart ments Mo".t of those who send their names nre not acquaintances of the K'''lli.z'e. nor do thoy pretend to be. They seem to feel that the sending of cards Is th h t way In which their desire "to do sometlib " mny be ex pressed. Resides thoso who come tbemselvos to the hotel, hundred" make their Inquiries th' ouch their servants and over the telephone. While tho greater number of those who call r.t tho hotel are women during the early hours the callers aro men for the most part It Is easily apparent that most, of them have turned nsld- on their wai downtown to their dnlly toll Not all of them have tho look of professional or business men While one or two tuny come to the door In carriages, there nro roimy mon who ' are rouehlr nnd shabbily dreased nmong the I Inqulret Tho womon, too. are of all sort". I Some enter with an absolutely confident swish of skirts and rend iho bulletin through I lorgnette- 'Hhere advance timidly toward the desk and after reading the doctors' statement slip quietly out of the side entrance, '1 hey are of all nces. from snlioclclrls in short bklrtsto white-haired old womn, who help themselvos along with umbre.llu or cane. Men and women, lich und poor, old and young, fchow the same feeling If tho pencil- written words on'lhe bulletin are a mossaee of , bad news thoy turn away mournfully. If. as l was the euso yestejdav aftornoon. the mossign 1 Is good news, tho taeeof the Inquirer shows appreciation of It at once. 1 ver one seems to want to tell nun juody nt mien, how.glad he is The tlmld'ht woman will turn to a stranger and smile w h Die utmost confldonco that he understand her feeling. "I hopo It doe not annoy yon." said n wo. man V' tbu chub vestord.iy. "to have loopla ;otne hore Of course, where I live, over In lire-Vim. 1 can got the bulletins from the niiwapaners more quickly than by coming ovor here. Rut I feel more comfortablo. moro as It I had done my dutv somehuw. when I come over nnd seo them myself " Yeslertls- nn old. white-bearded, man. with a gray ulstor, frayed nboul.tho skirt nd l- bows, stayed about tbo bote) all dity. Th ! a-B olerks questioned him after n lime. He told them.that ho was a Scotchman and hnd known Mr. Kipling sovoral year nco In F.ueland. An Englishman, who I known to be an ac uualntnnce of tho KIpllngs. recognized him, and they had some little talk together. Tbo old fellows' rejoicing over the fnvorablo news of tbo 2:lf o'clock bulletin warmed the heart ot ovory body about the hotel toward him. The number of cards that aro left for Mr. Kipling Is so ,;reat that n silver tray full Is sent up every two hours. Telegraph messengers, who com constnntlv, never bring less than two telegrams. The number of cablegrams; received each day Is greater than the number received from tho time the hotel was opened until Mr. Kipling became 111. . Tho boy who sits nt the telephone In a side room loams each bulletin by heart as soon us It appears. Almost mechanically, when fhe telephone hell rings ho begins to rattio It off. ondlng oneh time with the names of the phy sicians, the hour nt which the bulletin was dated and n "You're welcome," ns he harms up tho receiver. He has llttlo elso to do than to answer Inquiries about Mr. Kipling, i Ltternrr celobrttles. great nnd small, nro frequent callers. Hut the constant succession of plain, overy-day people shows how genuine Is tin public desire that nil ahnll bo well with Rudyard Kipling. Abrca rnATr.i.s ron inn nr.covr.nr or kipmno. Acffal fntil, l)t ip rWi to Tint Htm I.onpon. March 1. 1'., Nosblt (Mrs. Hubert Rlnndl. tbo poetnml novelist, has addresseda letter to tho 7Vj(( Mall (latettr ask-lug that pray ers be offered In all ot tbo churches for tho re covery of Rudyard Kipling. exodus of rnrxvETOS studkxts ,i Nevertheless No New Cnse nt Vnrlolold Has lleen Iteported ritiNCRT0!O'kT Mnrchll.-rThephysloIana In charge of the varioloid ease at tho university Infirmary reported to-ulght that R. B. Staen. the patient who was taken 111 on Monday, Is In nn Improved condition to-day and that no r.'jw CS.S0S havo been reported. It Is believed by the authorities that tho prompt measures taken nt tho outset hajo prevented any furher Infection nnd that there Is now absolutely no danger of nn enldemio. Notwithstanding tho reassuring accounts given out from tho Innrmary thore has been a stoady exodus of studonti from Princeton for Now York nnd'Phlladelphla all day. Many of the young man received telegrams from their parents ordering them to lonvo town at onco and to remain away while there Is the slight est symptom of the disease In the university. Others have taken advanage of the temporary embarrassment of the faculty to get a short vacation from tstudles. and this number has been augmented by an order from tho sani tary commltteo of the faoulty which compels all students who havo frequented the town restaurant at which the Vandal Eating Club, of which Steen Is amomber. baa rooms, to do nart for their homes. In till probability 300 students have left town and more who havo sent for money will leave to-morrow. Recitations and lectures wero hold to-day as usual, with nil tho professors at tnalr posts, but the attendance In aomo courses was re duced to ono-half tho usual number. It was learned to-nlaht that unless some now cases of varioloid a linear, which Is entirely improb able, the university will not be dosed. BWOItE AT THE COVRT. An Intoxicated Man Makes n Scene Before Kcconler Golf Promptly Arrested. A sensational Inoldont occurred yesterday In Fart I. of the Court of General Sosslons when the trial of Henry Seldnor. a lawyer, ended In his conviction for grand larcony In the first degree. Seldncr was on trial on a charge ot aiding and shotting a scheme by which Christian Englsch was swindled out of $10,000 worth ot real estate. He testified la his own behalf and produced Mioh&el Duffy of boodle Alderman fame to testify to hts'good character. The ca went to the Jury at noon and when tho verdict was announced Thomas J. Duffy, the formor Alderman'son. Jumped uji and shouted: "Seldner Is Innocent." It's a lis to say thqt ho Is guilty. I drew the papers myself I drew tho papers he was charged with drawing. The District Attorney and the Grand Jury are all damned liars I The Judge was wrong 1 I'm Tom Duffy, and I'll"-- . Duffy had thrown his hat upon the floor and was attempting to ollmb over the railing to at tack Assistant District Attorney Le ltnrbler when the court officers grasped him. Tho members of the Jury were badly frightened, and some of them stood up as If about to run from the jury box. Not at all Derturbed, Re corder Goff ordered tho man taken to the prison pen. Duffy was dragged away, and when he had quieted down he said that he had been drink ing nnd did not know what he wus doing when he made the scone in the courtroom. The Recorder committed Duffy to the Tombs on s charge of criminal contempt. Uo will prob ably be Indicted and arraigned to-day. IIOXOR FOR SESATOR ORAT. To Tie Appointed United States Jndge for the Third Judicial Circuit. WAsnisoTON. March 1. Senator George Orny of Delaware, lately amomber of the Spanish American Teace Commission, will beappolnted United States Judgo for the Third Judicial Circuit. Tho date ot his aupolntraent has not yet beon fixed, but It will not bo made until after tho oxplratlon of bis present term In tho Senate. Tho Third Circuit lnoludes the States of Now Jersey, Pennsylvania nnd Delaware, nnd tho vacancy was created by a rocont net of Congress authorizing nn additional Judgo for that bench, owing to a gradual Increaso of its Mr.' Gray was born In New Castle. Del.. In 1840. and was eraduatod from Princeton and tho Harvard Law School. Ho was Attorney Genornl of Dolnware from 1M70 until IHM.'i, when ho was elected United Btntes Senntor to fill the vacancy caused by the appointment of Thomns F Bnyiird as Secretary of Htnto. He was reelected In 1K87 and again In 1I13. the lattor term expiring next Saturday. As n mem ber of thn Foreign Relations Committee. Sunn tor Gray has. during bis term of ofllce, taken a prominentpart in tho oxtemal affairs of the country Ho was Inst summer nnpolnted a member of tho Canadian Joint High Commis sion, but lator relinquished that offlco to be come a member of tho eommlHHion to arrange a treaty of peace betweon Spain and the United Btntes. so noLi.isa stock ron the line. One Switch Knginn the Soln Possession of a Writern Railroad. TznnE Haute. Ind., March 1. Receiver Melntt of tno Vnndnlla Railroad this morning turned over tho forty miles of road from South Rend to St. Joseph, Mich.. U tho new owners, composed of New York and Connecticut capi talists, whose bid of $100,000 for tho property to protect themselves when It was sold by order of court was the only one mado. much to their Mirprlse and elutgrln. It hnd beon supposed the Pennsylvania people, who had Iwught the othor part of tho Michigan division from South Rend to Term Haute, would bid on the north ern exwntiou. which is tho lako connection. Tho bondholders, not bolnc able to dlsposo of the rosd satisfactorily, organized a company to operate with M L. Seudderof New York Presi dent and Colgato Hoyt Vice-President i Then tin attempt was mndn to rent or buy I rolling stock everything on wheels, even to linndunrs which bad been In use, having been I owned by tho Yandalla. Rolling stock was hard to pick up In these busy railroad days I and the result to-dny was that the company had I ono switch engine ns th sum total of Its roll ing stock All Vimdalln train changed their terminal from St Joseph to South llnnd Ono train enmedown from St. Joh"ph liaulod by a Vnnd.illnt" gino " I don't know how Ibey nre going to get buck," said Superintendent Hatch of tho Van-dulla. Detectives I'un't Find Martin Sluhon. Martin Mahon, tbo proprietor of the Now Amsterdam Hotel, who lost himself some T.dioro just about tho time ho was wanted in the criminal branch of tho Supremo Court to back up the complaint ho had made against Mrs. Fayno Moore, whose arrest he bnd caused on a charga of badgering him, Is still missing. Detectives have searched for him without success In Philudolphla Washington, Atlantis City nnd Montreal When Justice I urtuuan went on the bench in the criminal branch of the Supremo Court )e"teiday bo wis Informed that Mahon had not beon found und that the prosecution could, not go, on with tin trial. '"Well," ho talrt, "I'll ndjourn the case from day to day until the complaining witness ap- Mrs. Moore smiled when Bhe heard that Ma hon was still missing. As she was being led baok tothoTombsehusald: . . .. -' X Jou't care if he i.ever comes baokZ POPE BRAVELY RALLIES. VSVEROOnS AN OFERATIOS ASD IS I said xo he i sir nor ed. A Cyst Successfully Itemoved by Dr. Max I xonl The Pone Would Not Take nn Antithetic His Physician Hopeful. Though He Says "at Ninety One May Die Even Without Dlsease"-8,000 Tele grnnis of Sympathy and Inquiry lie eclved nt the Vatican Prnyers Asked. Sprcial Ctblt DtivakStt to Tax Her. Rome. March 1. A cyst which had formed In the Popo's thigh, causing groat pain, was suc cessfully operated upon by Dr. Mazzonl this morning. Tho Pope desired that tho ont be simply lanced. Instead of bolng removed by nn operation. Tho dootors. however. Insisted upon nn oporatlon, nnd the Popa finally con sented. Ho bore tho operation admirably, tnklngno anrcsthetlo. This aftornoon his Iloll noss partook ot somo eggs and biscuit and drank somo Marsala wine. Tho following official bulletin of tho Pope's condition was Issued at 0:50 o'clock this ovoulng: "Fcver37.5: pulse excellent: general condi tion satisfactory. Tho region ot tho opomtlon progresses porfoctly. " Mazzoni. " Lippont." After tho operation was performed tho Popo received Mgrs. Angell and Merry del Val, whom be ordered to thank all of tho personagos who had telegraphed messages Inquiring as to his condition. He afterward ate moderately and rested for two hours. At tho conclusion ot his rest he said he felt hotter. Tho dootors say they cannot pronounce judg ment In the case until tho expiration ot four days. Tho Pope la weak, but his gonoral con dition Is satisfactory. Other Italian author ities, however, say they havo received leBS on ttmlstlo nows. According to them tho doctors fear blood poisoning. London. March 2. The Romo correspondent of tbo Daily iWvj quotes Dr. Mazzonl ns say ing to htm thnt tho Pope's Illness was caused principally by a hoamatlc cyst, which, whon It wns removed, was found to be larger than an ordlnaryorange. HisHollnoss refused to allow chloroform to bo administered to him, so the doctors only rendered his hip insenslttvo. He showed sufficient strength to walk from his bed to the operating table, and he stood with flrmneBS tho shook of the operation, which lusted halt an hour. He was much relieved whon tho cyst was removed, but at once ox pressed a desire to rest. As was natural, he was prostrated by the oporatlon. This having been In all respeota successful, thoro should bo no apprehensions were It not for the Pope's age. In conclusion. Dr. Mazzonl said: "At 00 one may die even without disease." At midnight Dr. Lapponl assured the corre spondent that the condition of hlB Holinoss was satisfactory, adding that he was not so 111 as the nowspapers represented. Tho correspondent says he learns that aftor the operation the Popo turned to Dr. Mazzoni and said: "It requires great courage to oper ate on a man of my age." Tho loss ot blood by the operation occasioned extreme weakness and his nollnoss appeared to be semi-conscious, muttering unintelligible words. Cor dials, broth and champagne were administered to him.' , ., ;W x - ' It Is a characteristic, fact that tbo Pope al ways Qosoaalod, even from those most In tip ate with him. the extatehod ot the oysV Ills at tendants, while tying his sash, had felt the lump on his hip, but had never Inquired what It was. It Is stated that It hod been forming for thirty years. Mgr. Marzollnl. the Pope's Chamberlain, having Informed him that 28.000 telegrams of sympathy and Inquiry had been received, ho directed him to thank the senders, and to ask Catholics to pray for him nnd especially tholr holy religion. Tho Pope's Illness has consldornbly stirred Rome. Tho newspapers Issued many editions purporting to giro the latest dot-alls. Fre quently thoso woro either guesses or In ventions. Somo of the papers were seized by order of tho Government for an nouncing tho death of the Pope. The exaggeration partly caused tho taking of extreme measures of precaution. Tho bronzo doors of the Vatican, which are usually wido open, wero half closed, and access to tho Popo's apartment was abiolutely forbidden even to the members of bis family and the Cardinals. His private suite comprises seven rooms, and hero Dr. Lapponl Is now supreme. P The Pope's lifelong attendant. Chevalier Plo Contra, who la one of the greatest personages at the Vatican, Is co-operating as Channellor. Dr. Lapponl occupies a room abovo the Popo's bodohambnr, communication between the two being had by means of a spiral staircase. Chevalier Ho Centra's room adjoins that of the Popo, from which he commands a viow of tho patient and his attendants, who, by Dr. Lao ponl's directions, are watching In turn. A'OJtr uvsdasd at .r, niood In Ills Eye I Over Ills Disobedient Wife Klderly Couple Itemoved Illm. During tho Interval between tho third and fourth acts of "Tho Gieat Ruby" at Daly's Theatre last night u well-dresBed man of mid dle ago rushod into tho theatre lobby and fraught a gonoral admission tloket. He seemed to bo laboring under great ex cltomont. Five mlnutoa later 'an elderly man and woman, equally oxclted, rnn Into thn lobby and demanded to see Mr. Daly. Mr. Dorney, Mr. Daly's business representative, went to see tho couple. Both talking at onco. they asked him If ho had aeon the excited Individual of a few moments be fore. Mr. Dorney recognized him from tholr dctci it tl in end said so "Oh. cet him out of tho theatre I" cried tho man. " He's gone In thore to kill his wife, who came hore with u gentleman a friend of hers. Ho had forbidden her to go. and when he camo home to-night and fv.nd that she had gone any way he rushed out of the house, threaten ing he would comelhere and kill hor. Bend for a policeman I" shouted Mr. Dornoy to his assistants in tho ticket oftloo. "No. don't do It. i) want no uniformed ofllcers In Mr Daly's theatre Think of the scandal Tele phone to tho station to send two men here In plnln clothes " ltd the elderly couple Mr. Dorney then en tered the theatre. Tho obiect of tholr search was standing nt the bnokof the house scanning the nudlence. He was so excited that he did not notice that he was rubbing his silk hat the wrong way He walked nervously down the centre nlslo and looked over the houne care, fully. Then he returned, and going down the right aisle looked over the boxes on the left-hand aide of tho housn. HtlH unantlsflod. he returned and was walking toward the left alslo, when Mr Dorney. the elderly couple, and the two de tectives, who had by this tlmo arrived, seized him and pushed him Into the lobby before he realized what they were doing. An nrgument of live minutes' durntlon en sued It ended In the angry husband's being induced to enter u cab with the elderly couplo ond the three driving nway. Nobody learned their names. Four Killed In a Ilrad-On Collision. Oopen, Utah, March 1. In a head-on collision to-day between pnssengor train No, 1, east bound, nnd u doublc-heador freight, west bound, near While Plains. Nov., four people were killed outright and oiip seriously liuunil Tho dead are Engineer F J. Yenrgin. Fireinun Hendershot of Ogdcn. Ilreinan Dillon of Brown's Sag. and engineer, nnmo unknown. The head brakeman of the freight train was Injured. Mississippi Itlvrr Steamer Iluroeil, Quincv, III., March 1. Tho stoamor Vanmo tre, which bus been running hotweun Burling ton and Keokuk, burned at her mooring here to-day. A bargo and sovoral houseboats were nlso destroyed The loss on tho steamer is S7.000 Churles Hack burn atidlieorgo Moepa. a loy, who escaped by jumping from the upper deck, were sertoiuly Injured, BHI jrilr TO UK AS ADMIRAL The House Passes the Sennte Hill Creating That Offlcn. Washington. Maroh 1. Mr. Boutellc In tho Ilouso to-day moved the passngo of the Sonate bill creating the offlco of Admiral of tho Navy, as he explained, for tbo purposo of enabling tho Prcsldont to prnmoto Rear Admiral Dewey. It was agreed to unanimously and without debate. SRRV.V CURE FOR PSEV.VOSIA. Prof. Wnssertnnnn, One of Prof, Koch's Pupils, Mnkns n Discovery, .Vjwnol Cat's Dtipateh to Tsi Sex. Hrnt.iN. March 1. Prof. Wassermann, ono of the most diligent and most capable of Prof. Koch's pupils, hopes thnt ho has discovered a serum euro for pneumonia. Ho docs not com mit himself to n definite statomont, bolng mindful of former disappointments, but pro longed experiments with rabbits and mlco hnTO convinced htm that an nntttoxln Is pro duced In tho rod mnrrow of tholr bones and In the marrow of a human bolng who has died from pneumonia. CVBAS WAST XO 11 OLD ELECXIOSS. Gen, Ilroolte line Forbidden Thetn ntSanctl Splrltus, Katnedloa and Other Places. fpteiul Cablt DeivotcK to Tax Rax. Havana. Maroh 1. Gen. Drooko has In structed Soflor Mendez Capote, Secretary ot State and tho Interior, to prevont elections which somo Cubans proposo to hold nt Bauctt Splrltus, Remedlos and other places In the In terior. Tbo Secretary will publish n decreo stating thnt no elections can tako placo until the civil administration Is organlzod, statistics ot tho population prepared, and all tho con ditions required by tho United States are ful filled, Gen. Brooko also instructed the Secretary to treat with tho foreign Consuls, and to decide all casos that may ntlso with them. Soflor Capote to-day Informed Ramon Arguelles. a Bpanlsh millionaire, that an exequatur could not be grantod to him as the representative ot Spain In Cuba. Bettor Arguelles presented as credentials a prlvuto lottor addressed to him by tho late Captaln-Gonoral Jimenez Castellanoa. which was not enough to glvn him dlplomatlo privileges. Secretary of Justloe Lnnuza will Issue a de cree forbidding tho Institution of criminal proceedings for crimes committed during tho war or for political reasons. This order will atop proceedings against many Bpanlsh guer rillas who are accused ot outrages against Cubans. Gen. Loo has visited Gen. Gomez and de livered to htm a letter from Gen. Brooko con corntbg tho dlsbandment of tho Cuban Army. Subsequently Oon. Gomoz called on Gen. Brooke nnd promised him that to-morrow the Cuban Assembly would decide the question of the payment of the troops. Gen. Gomez will be present at the meeting ot the Assembly and a lively session Is expectod. Mgr. Chapello ot Now Orleans, the Papal Delegate to the Church In Cuba, has arrived at Mantanzas. Tho police of Havana, numbering 1,000 men, wero reviewed to-day by Gen. Ludlow, Mayor Lacoate, and Civil Governor Mora, Tho police carried a Cuban flag. Suporlntondont Mc Cullagh was highly complimented for his work In organizing the forco. jxr's cnisBSE dbstasdx Will Send Warships to Kruphaslso Her Be quest for flammun Hay, StHtiol Ctblt DetpaMet to Tnx But. Pxxin. March 1. Italy has formally de manded of tho Tsung-ll-Yaraen a lease of Sammun Bay, provlnco of Che-Klang, for a coaling station and naval base, on tho same conditions nnd with a similar land radius as In the concession mado to thn Germans at Kiao Gbou Bay. She also demands tho railway and mining rights within the loaaed sphere, which covers the "southorn two-thirds of tho province, besides threo Islands off tho coast. An Italian cruiser is off Sammun Bay. It Is bolleved In diplomatic circles that Great Britain approves the demand. Belgium has also appllod for n concession In nnukqwfor the terminus of thoLuhun Rail way. Rome, March 1. It Is nnnouncod that throe Italian warships will shortly proceed to China In connection with Italy's demand for a con cession at Sammun Bay. TES TIIOVSASI) COAT. MISERS STRIKE. Advance In Pny Demanded nt thn Mines In Arkansas nnd Intllnn Territory. Fort Smith. Ark. March 1. Tho long threat ened general strike of minors In Arkansas and tho Indian Territory took place thiit morning. Every mine In the Territory nnd western part of tho State Is shut down. Hetween 8.000 and 10,000 men nro out. The strikers demand an advanco In wagos both for tho minor and the mlno laborer. 1 be formor wants an advance from 47K cents to 50 cents per ton. nnd the lattor from 10 con h to 25 cents per day. They also demand pay ovory two weeks, and that all coal shall be vvnlghod before being screened. The operators say that they cannot and will rot comply with the de mands, as they would lose money by so doing. Advices to-night from Texas indicates that the miners of that Htnto will make common cause with those ot Arkansas nnd the Indian Territory. In that event thn number of Idla mon will be largely Incrensod.aud a coal famine Is Inevitable. The stock on hand has been pretty well exhausted ns a result of thn unpre cedented cold weather In the Southwestdurlng January and February. Hurry orders aro being sent to the coal fields ot Colorado. 1'ISBllEE SAXS HE IS OSTRACIZED. Makes n Speech In Toledo's City Campaign and CrllUdees Senntor Ilunnn. Toledo, 0 March 1. Gov. Plngren of Michi gan mado a political spoech to-night for Mayor Jones, candidate for renomlnationat the hands ot Republicans. Gov Plngreo said that since he bad stood for tho rights of the people and hnd opposed the granting of valuable fran chises he and his family had been ostracised politically, soolally, religiously, and commer cially. Hn continued- "I hnve nn hesitation In saying that tho leaderHhlp of the Republican party Is now within the control of tbo bondholders. This does not mean that the Republican party Is tho paityof monopolists, by any means it simply moans Unit thn course ot tho party Is dictated too much by commercial greed Men like jour Ohio boss-he rules from Cleveland havo wielded n sceptre which does not belong to tho Renubllesn parly It Is foreign to Its dilatory nnd Its iirlnclples. I hope you will tear that sceptre from his grasp nnd dash It to plocos." J, St. AUIHIEY TAKES TO MlhWAVKKE. Former Son-ln-I.nw of Chief Justtr Fuller Kilrmlllril on Forgery Charges. Chicago, March 1. After endi avnrlng to tho last to avoid extradition, J Mutt Aubrey was takon from the county jail to Mllwnukeo this morning. When the former son-ln-lnw of Chief Justice Fuller was discharged from the custody of Jailer Whitman detectives from Mllwaukeo armed with requisition paiiors were waiting to arrest him on forgery charges Aubrey at llrat refused to accompany tho officers and pro tested against going to Milwaukee "Ifvou refusnlo go quietly I shall handcuff you." said the detective, presenting theGover por warrant Aubrey slowly rolled uelgaiette between the palms of his hand Then, button ing hU overcoat up to tho chin, he said: " I'll go, You need not handcuff mo." Dr. Taylor Undines Ilrnwn's 1'rcsldenry, FnovwkNCE, It. I.. March 1 Dr Toylorof Vaasar has declined the Presidency of Brown University While thankful for tho honor con ferred upon him, he finds that he would be no more useful ut Brown than at Yasser, and thn attractions at Brown do not overwelgh those of Vaasar. V i hos AGOHCILLO SHIPWRECKED. j E LABRADOR ASHORE AT SKBRRT' - rORE ROCK-ALT. ABOARD SAVED. Agttlnnldn'e Ilepresnntnlive Was Going ta England from Hnllfivx-Doniliilon Una Agents In Halifax and Montreal Hear That the Steamer Will lie a Total Loss Special CalU Dupalth to Tnx Bon. 1 London, March 1. Tho Dominion Una steamer Labrador, from Canadian ports. Is S ashore nt Skorryvore Rock, No dotalls of the 'Ji accident havo yot beon rocolvod. K llALirAx, N. S.. SInrch 1. Tho Hallfnx agents a of the Dominion lino stoamor Labrador, which - called from this port for Liverpool early on t Tuesday morning of last wook, rocolved a de- ' spatch to-night announcing that tho steamer was a total loss on the Fngllsh coast, but that all t llvss had beon saved. Tho Labrador sailed from i hore with flfty-atx passongers. One ot thoso wn ' F. Agonolllo. agent of tho Philippine Junta. i The othor saloon passengers woro W. R. Cuth 4 bertson, Nathan Morcor. O. I). Bowles. Charles ' j Brlen. W. W. Hanloy. W. A. Heustls. Charles ' ) Leigh. Jr.. 8. A McLood. L. H. Prowse. II. Tet- 1 ley. J. W. Mel ren. M. P. Ohlsholm. K.F. WIN ';' klnson, A. J. Gorric, Lieut. Ilardman, A. V V.. Holm. Gllbort Wlntlo. Mrs. J. Greonshlolda, I and F. Peers. L. A. Prowso Is a member of th J' Prlnco Edward Island Legislature, nnd 8. A, J' McLood Is n merchant of Charlottetown. Tho :. othor passengers woro booked from Montreal. Tho Labrador's cargo from this port consist- V ed of 250 tons ot wood pulp, shipped by ths i Arcadia Company, and 1,300 barrels of apples, I shipped by Nova Scotia producors. A large J quantity ot cargo was taken on nt St. John, N. J B. Tho Labrador was built at Belfast In 1801. f and her ngont stated to-night. In speak j Ing of tho loss, that for her size there) was no hotter steamer on tho Atlantic j She held thn record for tho fastest voyago bo- ' twoen Liverpool and Hallfnx. Tho steamer ' was 401 feet In longth and was of 2.008 net i tonnngo. She wns In command of Capt Er- i sktno nnd was tho commodore ship of the Do- minion lino. Tho Labrndor was due on 'the) f Irish coast yesterday to call at Movtllo. J Montreal. March 1. Tho Dominion eteam- ship line's agent In this city recolved to-night j the following cnblo from Liverpool: "Fear j Labrndor total loss, but everybody saved." Later on the following message was rooelved I from tholr St. John. N. B.. agents: "Cable com- pany report Labrador ashore on Bkerryvoro Rock, twelve miles southwest of Tlreo Island." J No further particulars are forthcoming, but there Is no doubt that tho vessel will be a total loss. The Labrador left Halifax on Feb. 2L I Among the passengers wero Agonolllo. the j Filipino representative and his Eocretanr. J Soflor Marti. J 4 1'RISCE LVDUia-KARn AT 3TASILAP J One London Paper Hnya He la a German ' ' I Spy. Another Says Hn Is In Our Army. Jt Svteial Collt Dtipateh to The Bck. London, March 1. A London weekly publl- cation callod tho Wnl End Review publishes an "i article asserting (bat Prince Ludwtg-Kati ot J Loewensteln-Wortheim. who was reported to havo been last scon in England In October, and has recently been advertised for by a London law firm. Is now acting as n Gorman spy In tho V Philippines. Thonrticlo denloa the.J;,:nment t that lio was last' soeri In EbgHhd'rfr October. '; and declares that ho has really beon In Mata. . since July. 1897. Tho Germans at that time' ' foreseeing tho downfall of Spain, wero secretly "" trying to obtain Influence with the Filipinos. f and Gorman offlcors wore helping thc-tn, while f Prlnco Ludwlg-Karl wob acting as a spyiflilds I' the Spanish linos. , 5 Tbo iferietc publishes tho following alleged I. cablo despatch from Manila, dated Feb. 23: "Prlnco IiOewonsteln still hero and Is well," To this tho Jlcvian adds that these seven words f wore recelvod "at groat expense as we goto f, press." For tbo sako of tho truth of the story f It Is to be hoped that tho Jlniew detective has moro gullo than Its journalist. J Tho Daily Mail cay n It has Information that Prince Ludwlg Carl was In Hollo In January. J It says ho was thon serving ns an nldo to Gen. '. Miller. He enlisted In tho Unltod States Army J early In tho war. JIOMBARDMEXX OF UUADALOUPB. I t Fifty Insurgents Killed by thn Fire of O Gunboat and n Hnttnry. 1 Special Cable Dtipateh to Tnx Smf. i Manila. Murch 13 P. M. Fully fifty insur- J gonta wore killed In tho bombardment ot , Guadeloupe this morning by tho captured j'tj Spanish gunboat Lagunn do Bay and Lieut. "S Scott's battery of tbo Blxth Artillery. Private 'j Harold Parks of Company K, First California Infantry, wns wounded in tho picket firing I which continues along tho line. - Advlcos just received from Hollo say that ',t Chaplain Lewis W. Lelnnd of tho First Ten- nesseo Infantry has died there of smallpox. ' A buttallon of tho First California Infantry. 1 under command of Col. Smith, embarked to- dny on board the transport St. Paul for Negros ; Island. Tho St. Paul also has on board the Ns- i gros Commissioners, who nre returning home. f f, DEHTASD $7,000,000 FROM SPATS. Filipinos Itetiise nn Offer of 8800,000 for , the Ilelnnse of Spanish Prisoners. Sveetal Cable DetutttS to Tux 8ns. m MAPmp. Maroh 1. Gen, Rlos has cabled to si, tho Government that tho TngalOB have refused ih tho $500,000 offered as a ransom for ths 4 Spanish prUoners In tho Philippines, demand- f Ing $7,000,000 for their releaso. I DUKE OF ORLEANS LKAVES OBSOA. i The French Pretender's Intention Said to f He to Go to Palermo. ,' .'p.eial Cable Deipaten to Tile Sow. ! Genoa, March 1. Tho Duke of Orleans, the V French pretender, embarked-nn a yacht here nt noon to-day. Intending to go to Palermo. . ,H Czar's Representative nt the Disarmament Confernnoe. 5 s Svtrtal Cable Deepatdt foTlIK Sov. St. PKTzr.HiiuiMi, March 1. Tho Czar has appointed M. do Btnal. Russian Ambassador to Great Britain, as Plenipotentiary to the dls- ' armamont conference to bo held at Ths Hnguo He will bo accompanied by Prof. Martens and other special delegates. t i Mrs. Vermeil I n Acquitted. , Mrs Loulso Vermeulo, who has been nn trial I In tho General Sessions for several days on a ) chnige of forgery, was aoqultted late yesterday ( afternoon, but was immediately rearrested and , committed to the Tombs for trial on another i Indictment charging her with forgery. The i jury on tho 11 rst ballot votod six for conviction and six tor iicqulttul, but after wrangling over the case for moro than an hour arrived at the conclusion that she was not guilty. When tho vordlut wax brought In the defendant fainted. l'lre Alarm to Put a Lamppost Out, Hook and Ladder Company No, 21 was called out last evening to extinguish a lamppost '. which was spouting flames at Thirty-ninth ' street and Tenth avenue. Boon aftor being lighted tho post cracked and a stream of burn- ' Ing gas shot up five feet, scaring somo ono Into turning In an alarm The gau was turned ofr at tho main Gold Shipped to Philadelphia for Coining. A shipment of $10,000,000 In gold bars was made yeateidny from the United States Assay Office to tho Philadelphia Mint, where It will bs coined Into eagles and double eagles. Ths gold represented tho accumulation ot ship ments from Europe during the latter part rf last year. BBSiEBaMMeatr