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I ' VLll M?s SBiNMM!& HlO W ll Probably rain lo.day j brisk wSt
I " J gJPPQHg y'" V easterly winds. WJ
I1 cir.r.s ron a coxfebkxce to aobee
I os spheres of ixfi.vbxoe.
I KumIa Reported to Have Withdrawn Her
I rrotest at England's l)tmnnil-l)nn-
II crr nt n General War If nn Agreement
I j, Snl Beached by tils Kuropenn
I l'oorn-Ai to the Open Poor -China
offends Itnly With a lied Knvelope.
Spmil Cablt Pnralchn la Tin Son.
I PieiilN. March 10 The Tsung-ll-Yamon has
I rerched a telegram from tho Chinese Minister
! at St I'ctorsburg saying thnt ns tho roault of
I" negotiations hotwoon tho Russian nml British
Ij Governments. M do Glors. Russian Minister to
I China, will withdraw his protost against tho
If northern extension loan and the contract with
I' the Hone Koue and Shanghai Bank.
I' flut.la, wlillo withdrawing her opposition,
I ' puts on record hor contention that tho contract
I' nth the bank disregards tho provisions ot hor
I' pre-existing engngcmoijfrwlth China.
I Tho nolo of tho Tsung-ll-Ynmen to Bignor
I de Martlno. the Italian Minister, profess
I Ins to explain that no discourtesy was
I Intended in returning Italy's demand for
I a lease of San Muii Day. is regarded
as aggravating tho first offence. Inasmuch
as tho note was Inclosed in n red envolope,
nhlch en elopes are used in the case of trivial
communications. Sending the noto In this
manner was a bioach of diplomatio otiauotto.
Lospox. Blarch 10. In the IIouso of Com
mons to-day, Mr. Brodrlck, l'arllamontary
Foreign Secretary, said, in replying to Sir Ellis
Ashmead flartlett. that tho Oovornmont had
no information that tho protost on tho part of
Russia ag.iinst tho Newchwong loan had ac
tually been withdrawn, but ho had reason to
believe that It would not bo renowod.
The weakly papers that nro Issuod on Satur
day !" treat China as the cardinal question.
The ijwoifoi" will sy: "It Is coming rapidly
" to this, that Europo must ruako a serious
icrocment respecting spheres of Influence in
China, with well defined boundaries, or the
effort to provont a Eoneral war will be a failure.
We regret tho necessity deeply, for wo can
forceo the terrible strain on the resources of
Great Britain, which aro already somewhat
overtaxed, but wo can percalvo no other way
out ot tho impasse. Lord Charles Dorosford's
roller of keeping an opon door by reviving
China, and so obtaining a dominant influenco
at I'ekln. is impossible. Corpses never revive."
Tho Speaker says: "Wo aro primarily com
mitted to the opon door and the malntonanco
of the inteerity of China. Wo are also par
tlallr committed to approval ot the system of
spheres of influence which may dlslntoerate
China. Must wo not insist that Uio policy ot
partition co no further until the matter has
been discussed by a European conference?
Meanwhile It Is our duty to civilization to de
fend free trade by every means."
The Outlook, regarding partition ot some
kind as Inevitable, urges, before tho trouble
becomes irretriovablo, tho convening ot a con
ference of tho powers to agree to broad princi
ples on which tho partition ot China may be
pacifically effected. It suggests that The
Hacuo conference put aside academlo points
and deal with tho greatest menace to peaco,
namely, the international scramble In China,
Connecting the Muscat Incident with tho Far
Eastern question, tho Outlook romarks:
"Ot the five powers who havo established
themselves territorially in China only one.
England, has safeguarded hor seaway thereto
br strong places for supply and repair. Until
the others aro similarly equipped they must
be more or less at the mercy of England in tho
evenVof war." i
The Saturday Review will say that It Is glad
to recognize what might be called hesitating
firmness In the British Government's attitudo
toward Russia at Fekin. It adds that tho past
teaohea that Muscovite opposition is apt to
vanish when confronted with resolution, and.
once the Pokln authorities nro convinced that
England Is capablo of upholding her rights, tho
recognition of the Yang-tse-Klang Vnllqy as a
British sphore and the guaranteeing of tho In
teerity of a considerable proportion of the em
pire become objects capable ot easy attainment.
The newspaiiors horo are satisfied with Rus
sia's attitude. A majority of thorn congratulate
Lord Salisbury and say they boliovo that tho
British position in I'ekln must bo materially
strengthened tlieroby. At tho same time they
Ideprecato the disposition in certain quarters
to crow blatantly over Ilussla's supposed
The. Timet profers to regard whr; has haD
pened as a triumph for the paclflo and concili
atory elements of Russian statesmanship, and
above all as a practical expression of tho Czar's
personal determination to remove tho misun
derstandings which havo hitherto kept Russia
snd Great Britain apart.
The Standard says that tho amicable adjust
' ment justifies tho hope that a clear understand
ing can be reached in every other probablo dif
lerenee. The Daily Keirs says It Is as Idlo as offonslvo
totalkof Russia's climbing down. The Issuo
is a compromise, showing that tho Govern
ments aro actuated by a friendly desire to meet
halt way. It hopes that a similar understand
ing will be reached on other questions.
The Morniiw ist is among those inclined to
triumph over Russia's discomfiture. It says It
would not bo surprlsod If M. do Glors, the Rus
sian HlnlMer to China, was withdrawn llkoM.
I'abih. March 10. Tho Temps regards the
Chinese situation as being grave. It remarks
that tho word "partition." which has long
been carefully avoided, la now for tho first
time pronouncod by statesmen and diploma
tists. 11 ',car" that in tho present state of tho rotten
empire the least shook will produco a collapse,
not to say terrible ruin, causing a crisis which
tiovernraents and peoples have for years been
trying to avert.
Their Helen Bald to Be to Seise a City on
the Border of Afghanistan,
Spmtl Cable Dttpatch to Tub Bust.
London. March 10. A despatch to tho Ex
change Telegraph Company from Allahabad
that news has been received there from
Ysrkand. via Gllglt. that Russian troops have
Rived In the Tarl Tamlr with the design of
eking Slrlkul.
Blrlkul is on tho border of Afghanistan. It
"J announced sometime ago that tho Hub
in?Jw?rB B'flC to build a railroad from Klllf,
if a the Ainou Darla. to Herat, in Afghanistan.
J' !' the retoro posslblo that the troops referred
J!B tno despatch belong to a surveying party.
Whose mission is to lay out tho line of tho rail
foart in the neighborhood of Blrlkul.
3ioitK riaiirxxa in reaie.v,
AUaltle nt bhalll Iletneen Turkish Troops
and 4,000 Itebel Arabs.
Jprtial Cablt Dtmatch to Thi Boh.
BoMDiT, March lO.-The fighting In tho Ye
roen district of Arabia has been reuowed. Tho
TtitUbh troops attacked tho town of Bhalil,
wlilcli wnsbtubbornly defendod by 4,000 rebel
Arabs. The Turks lost ItJO men and the Arabs
Auitrla Not Heeklng Chinese Trnllory.
Srtctal Cablt DtmalcS to Tub Bun,
VinsNa, March 10,-Tho VW(ient)fa(( do
'hues that the report that Austrln Is seeking
' n-rjulre Chinese lerrltory Is absolutely un-'umied
Ilzcrss Fare
"!? whV wohpeiial, lesOngNew York every .lay
l or Ail1 J?1 New J?1 Centndaud Michigan 0utrnl
Trice Italy Is Knld to OHor (or British Sup
port In Clilnn.
Special Cable lUtpaUh to The Box,
Rome, March 10. Tho Gaietta. del I'opolo says
that tho accord between Italy and Great
Britain Is complete. Italy Is prepared to oede
Erythren to England, nnd tho latter will vigor
ously support Italy's action In China.
Tho Coiriere delta sra says that Blcnor de
Martlno. Italian Minister to China, will present
nn ultimatum to tho Chinese Government de
manding a reply to Italy's demand for a
Chinese port. In the event of a refusal Italy
will adopt bold nnd doclslve action for tho pro
tection other Interests.
London. March 11. A despatch to tho rimes
from Homo confirms tho report that Italy will
proAontan ultimatum (o China. It says that
tho Gnvornment will bo satlauod with nothing
lees than the withdrawal ot the refusal to ro
cclvo Hignor de Martlno's despatch and l an
expression ot readiness to negottato for tho
cession of San Mun Bay.
Italy does not contemplate the forcible occu
pation ot Ban Mun Bay except ns a final re
course should Chlim persist In refusing to give
satisfaction for tho affront to Italy.
CECIL ntlODES IX JtEltr.lS'.
It Is to Have nn Audience with the Em
peror Begnrdlng the Cnpe-Cnlro Itnllwny.
flittial Cable fJrinnlcA to The 8ck.
Behlis. March lO.-Mr. Cecil Rhodos. the
South African politician and financier, is the
guest In this city ot Herr Hausemauu. a
wealthy merchant. It is understood that
wlillo Mr. Rhodes was lately In Egypt, Sir
Frank Jjiscollos, tho British Ambassador to
Gormnny, successfully submitted his request
for an audtenco w.rii Emperor William in
referenco to carrying the Cape-Cairo Railway
through German East Africa.
The newspapers nnnounco that the audlenco
has bcon nrranged to take place to-morrow.
They remark thut It is strango howclrcum
Btnnces hno brought tho man who was tho
oul ot tho Jameson raid to Berlin to Interest
the Emperor In African schemes, but they dis
play no hostility toward him. On tho con
trary, thoy aro rather inclined to regard his
proposal as at loast worth attention.
Doubt About tho Congressman's Becoming
United States General ApnrnUer.
The Hon. Benjamin B. Odell. Jr.. Chairman
of the Republican Stnte Committee, and tho
Hon. Lemuel Ely Quite, Tresldent ot the Now
York Republican County Committee, had a
lone talk at Dclmonlco's last nlcht concerning
tho situation nt Albany. There Is no doubt
that there is friction at Albany concerning the
police and other bills, but In tho estimation ot
Mr. Odell and Mr. Qulcc things nlll come
arouncLriKht before the Legislature adjourns.
Over at the l'lfth Avenue Hotel Mr. Odell had
talks with National Committeeman Frederick
S. Gibbs and Police Commissioner Hess. Gov.
Roosevelt and Chairman Odell aro to dine to
night early, with a personal friend, and later
on In the evening they are toattend.wlth David
B. II11I. the dinner ot the Lotos Club to Senator
Chauncey M. Depow.
It was reported lost night that there is grave
doubt it the Hon. James H. Bherman. Repub
lican Congressman for the Twentr-flfth dis
trict of the Htate of New York. Is to accept the
place of United titates General Appraiser, to
which he was nominated by President McKln
ley. The nomination was confirmed by the
tyenatc. It was ascertained that (Senator Piatt
and other warm friends of Representative
Hbernian are In doubt as to whether he should
resign his place In Congress, to which he was
re-elected last fall, forithe reason that Benator
Piatt, Mr. Udell and other eminent Republi
cans from the Btato of New York bellevo that
Representative Bherman 1 too valuable a man
to lose In the halls of Congress.
A story has been started that in December
next, on the assembling of the Fifty-sixth Con
gress, a light will be made against Thomas B.
Reed for re-election for Hpealcer.'nnd that Rep
resentative Bherman will be the candidate of
the New Yorkers and ot other States against
Mr. Roed. Chairman Odell said last night that
there was no truth in the story. Bneaxer Reed,
according to the testimony of soven or eight
New York Congressmen. Is very much be
loved in Washington, notwithstanding his al
leged stern and drastic methods and cauatlo
wit. It would not be truthful, however, to
dlsguiso the fact that other New York Con
gressmen boliovo that Speaker Reed has ucted
strangely ever slnre tho St. Louis Convention
of IMHl. in a word, these Congressmen seem
to bellovo that Speaker Reed has been out of
kilter with the McKlnley Adm'lstratlon and
that he has allowed personal feeling i '.z'.?--forewlth
matters of crmo national Importance.
Still, nothing sorlous hascomo up at this
time. It was said, nnd all the friends of Speaker
Reed talked with last night sincerely hoped
that the pwcuedlngs ot the Fifty-sixth Con-
?:ress. which marks the first chapter in the
lepublican national fight next year, will give
solid evldencos ot unitv with which to confront
the Bryanlzed Democracy next year.
Merclmnt's Ilemnrkable Arrest In a Car
Signed n nelnnst) from Damages.
Frederick Snyder ot;:i:i(l Canal street, a man
ufacturer ol smokers' articles, was a prisoner
in tho Yorkvlllo Police Court yesterday on a
charge of trying to ride on a Lexington avenuo
cable car on a worthloss transfer ticket,
Wlientlie was'arralcned Burdette Orsor, a Met
ropolitan Railway Inspector, told Magistrate
Pool that he wanted to withdraw tho complaint.
"Wo have eonio to an nirangementand I do
not wish to make a complaint," said Orsor.
Tho Magistrate remarked that he would not
permit tho Inspector to charge a man with a
orlmo and withdraw the charge. When the
court ndhered to this decision Orsor declared
that Snyder gave to Conductor Carl Brunner
ot the Lexington avenue line on Thursday a
transfer ticket frsm the Flftv-nlnth street line
that had been iBsued on Fob. 21. After his
arrest he produced tho proper transfer ticket
from his overcoat pocket. ...
Snyder said that he was in tho habit of rid
ing on tho Metropolitan Street Railway lines
about twenty times a day nnd did not always
use the transfer tickets that were given to
him. He wan reading a newspaper Thursday
in the car and took a ticket from his pocket
and gave It to tho conductor without looking
at U carefully, thinking that ho had given the
transfer he had just received. Ho was arrest
ed before ho could muUo nny explanation or
hand over the proper ticket.
"This sort of nrrest is a most outrageous
treatment of reputnhle business men." said
the Magistrate. "It is a wrong without quail
llcatlou and I honorably discharge the pris
oner." , ,
Snyder was going awny when tho Magis
trate asked him what arrangement he had
made with the inspector ot the company.
"I havo signed n release of all claims for
damages for mv arrest against thocompanr."
replied Snyder. "My brother-U-law. ex
Judge Dlttcnhoofor. told mo I was a rool to
sign the release, but 1 havo already lost more
time than I can afford and I don't want to lose
any more," . , , , .
"You had good grounds for nn action against
the company," was the Magistrate's only comment,
Tho Mnnhnttnu Company Tnlies Another
btrp Toward InslnlliiiK ICIrvtrlclty.
Tho Manhattan Railway Company has defi
nitely decided to pqulp its railroads with the
electric third rail system. It will bo many
weeks, however, bofore the motive power will
bo changed from utoam to oloctrlcltr. but now
that tho third-rail system has been decided
upon, work will bo beguti soon on a power
house and on motorcars, and will bo pushed
BBruphlly as posslblo.
Electrical Superintendent linker of the Man
hattnn Company, who recently returned fiom
Chicago, admitted yesterdiiy that the third
rail system had been ndoplcd. but wild that tho
plaiiH Tor putting it In wero so Indefinite as vet
that ho did not care to talk about them The
system is to b very much llko that In usii in
Chicago, which Mr. Baker has been studying,
but the current. Instead of bolng overhead. Is
to be conducted ulong the sldos of the super
structure. .
A New sleeping Cur I.lne
Will b icauauratod to-moirow. via PsDasylranU
Ilallrnail and ilia HUonaudoah Valley Boute. Iav
Hrv York dallr between New Yort J Knniylllo,
Ive Mew York dally 8.00 P., M.. ValUaelphU
J 11:201'. M, Ilanlsburg 0.00 A. M, Adv.
jrxsTEitr deepexed jjv a fiiiexd's
Albert I). Smith Takes Poison Soon After
lie la Questioned About the Cllrl-Pollca
Belters lie Knows More Than He Will
Tell, and That the Girl TlnsKltletl Herself.
No certain trace was found yosterday of tho
whereabouts of Miss Henrietta Weehsler. who
disappeared from the homo ot her father,
HamuelWeohslerot 113 Sixth avenue, Brook
lyn, on last Wednesday, and to further compli
cate tho mystery surrounding hor unaccount
nblo absonce, Albert D. Smith, a letter carrior
for the navy yard, with whom tho girl was well
acquainted, attempted to commit suicido yes
torday shortly after learning that his name was
to bo publicly connected with tho caso.
When ho was questioned nt 10 o'clock In tho
morning by a reporter concerning his rota
tions with tho missing young woman ho de
nied positively that ho knew anything ot hor
present whereabouts, and also that ho had mis
conducted himself in any way with her. Two
hours later ho drank carbollo acid and was
taken to a hospital in a precarious condition.
The polico and some otthe members of tho
Wechslor family bellove that his attempt upon
his lltfe is connected with Miss Wcchslor's dis
appearance. One of tho girl's brothers. Harry
Wechslor, believes that Smith knows whore she
is now or nt least why sho left her home. He
said yesterday tha his plater was altogether
too fond of Smt'.'r. aud that ho had chlded
her for showing hor affection to him. It
is also known that lor months Smith and
Miss Weehsler hnvo bcon mooting each
other two or three tlmos a woek at
tho Brooklyn Post Office. Smith Is n married
man. The Woohslers are Jews. Smith is not.
An attempt was mado last night to question
him concerning his act, but his eonditlon was
such that nothing definite could be obtained
from him. He tried to kill himsolf at Sands
and Hudson strcots, only a block from tho
Sands street gateot the navy yard. At 12:30
o'clock ho went Into a saloon on tho northwest
comer. No one noticed anything wrong In his
appearance. Ho went back to the lava
tory, where ho stayed but n moment. Then
ho came out and leanod on the luncheon coun
ter. Several pettr officers from tho ships were
in tho saloon. Smith know them. He started
to speak with thorn, but suddenly his legs gave
way and he foil to the floor. When the bnr
tendor reached him ho was unconscious. An
ambulance was called from tho. Homoeopathic
Hospital and he was taken thero. It was soon
found that carbolic acid was the poison usod.
Whether ho drank it bofore entering the sa
loon or in tho lavatory Is not know n.
Smith is 'M years old. He has bcon letter
carrier for the navy yard for twelve years. His
father held the post before him. Ho lives with
his wife and two children at ) North Elliott
place. He met Miss Weehsler three or four
years ago at her father's house. Thero was an
entertainment there. Ho and his wife wero on
terms of intimacy with the Wcehslors. Thoy
called occasionally nnd members of both fam
ilies went out together to the theatre, to
parties and on blcvclo rides. Mr. Weehsler
said yesterday that ho considered Smith a fit
associate for his daughtor. So far as ho know
they had nevorbeon out togothor unless with
a third person. He did not boliovo that his
daughtor loved Smith,. He did not boliove that
sho had misconducted herself with Smith. Ho
.did not boliovo that Smith's attempt at suicido
had any connection with his daughter's disap
pearance. "Mr. Smith was a gentleman," ho said.
"Although he was not a Jew ho went out
socially with a lot of our Jewish friends. He
always conducted himself properly so far aa I
know. For a tlmo ho won largo sums of money
on the racetrack, but recently he has been
losing heavily. Mr. Charles Rothschilds, a
friend of mlno, told me only last week that
Smith had threatened to kill himself on ac
count of his losses. He had mado this threat
so many times that no one believed him. but
I now think that his remorse over hie losses
has caused him to do this. Certainly I do not
think It had anything todo with my daughter."
Mr. Weehsler was asked by Capt. White of
the Sixth avenue polico station If he knew that
his daughter had been In the habit of meeting
Smith several times a woek nt the Post Office.
He said that she sometimes told the family
that she had met Smith while walking down
town, but this was not often. Before
Smith s "mpt nt suicido was known
by the Wecij!cr. Mrs. Weehsler told
Capt. White that her daughter often walked to
the Brooklyn Bridge on nlco nftemuoss. pass
ing through Washington street. Her explana
tion of these excursions was that they wero
for the young woman's health. No meutfon of
Smith was mado by hernt that tlmo.and It was
Insisted by the family that she had no intimato
mala friends.
Harry Weohsler. the oldest of Mr. Weehsler s
four sons, was the only member of tho family
who talked freely about the girl and Smith.
He said that two years ago ho noticed that his
sister was getting fond of Smith. At their
little parties sho showed him a strong prefer
ence, being always anxious to sit next to him
and in other ways Indicating her partiality for
him. Ho told hor that sho ought not to act so,
because Bmlth was married, but her fondness
for him oontlnued. She kept his photograph in
her room. Harry, however, declares thut his
sister never met Smith alono tohls knowlodgo.
When sho disappeared the four brothers
started out to try to find her among their
friends. They telegraphed to those whom
they could not visit. Walter, tho youngest
son, went to see Smith on Thursday. Smith
had npparontty heard ot Miss Wechsler's dis
appearance, for his first Question was, " Hare
you heard anything from Uttn?"
"That's what 1 came to ask you." Walter
says he answered.
Smith then told hlra. according to Waltor,
that he had not seen tho girl for two weeks.
If he said this ho told an untruth, for he ad
mitted yesterday that ho had seen her slnoo
that time. He told this ttrst to a reporter, who
learned from Chief Clerk Thornton of tho
Brooklyn Post Office that Smith and Miss
Weohsler had been In the habit of mooting at
the Post Office. Aooprdlug to Thornton they mot
thre so ofton as to causo comment among the
clorks. Miss Weehsler was known and surprise
was expressed that a girl ot such well-to-do
finrontugo should choose n lettor carrier for so
ntlmste a friend. They ofton, said Thornton,
walked up and down Inside tho Dulldlng talk
ing In a familiar way, Thornton told tun re
porter that ho Inst saw them together about
II o'clock on Wednesday morning. This Is
tho day Miss Weehsler disappeared. She came
in first and watted a few minutes: then Bmlth
came in. They had u long confidential talk
and then went out. ,
With this Information In his possession tho
reporter looked uii Smith, who denied that he
had mot tho girl on Wednesday. First ho said
that ho had last seen her on Monday. Thon ho
changed his mind and said that It was Satur
day. Ho admitted that he was her friend, ns ho
was a friend ot tho fain jly. and that ho had met
her as often as twice n week. Ho suid
ho did not know whoro the girl was
nnd that as soon as he lenrnod thnt she was
missing he went to her family and offered his
borvlces In trying to 11 nd hor This the fnmlly
denies. Ho also said that he Intended doing
all In his power to trace the girl. Two hours
later ho foil on the Uoor of tho Sands street
Smith's wife told Harry Wechslor yesterday,
after the attempt at suicido by her husband,
that he had been out of sorts for n day or two.
When ho loft homo In the morning ho scorned
very nervous and was qultn pale. Later, she
told a reporter that sho belloved In her hus
band, Sho know nothing of any undue Inti
macy on his part with Miss Wechslor Sho had
known the girl and liked her. She said he did
not gamble more than the average man
and could assign no reason for his trying to
tako his II to Some of Smith's acquaintances
around tho navv ard said, howover, that he
was willing to bet on anything Ho bousted
once that Tie had "run n shoestring" up to
tl.000 and showed the money. Lately, they
said, ho had boon losing hoovily Ills pay as
lettor carrier was J 15 a weok
Last night Harry Wechslor went to tho Homoe
opathic HoHpltnl, bent on asking Smith where
his sister was, Ho said he thought Bmlth
knew. Ho was also going to ask him to ex
plain tho discrepancy In his stntomonts as to
when ho had last seen hor, but the hospital au
thorities would not allow him to talk with tho
patient. Cnpt White was ndmittod. howover.
and tried to got Smith to tell Smith
was then able to talk, and ho reaffirmed
Ws denial that he know the girl' wheroabout.
e also declared again that ho last saw her
on Saturday. Owing to his condition tho hos
pital authorities advised against his being ton
closely Questloued at that time. Capt. White
thinks thnt Smith knows moro than .ho has
told, and Intimated last night thnt hotnlght bo
shamming n part of his apparent Illness to
avoid severe examination.
, The polico bollov o now that the young woman
has done away with herself, Dotoctlveg from
tho proclnct In which sho lives nnd from Capt.
Reynolds's oflleo spont the daychnslng dues
without learning much. They learned this
much, howover, that Miss Weohsler, when
sho returned from her walk on Wednosday
morning, during which she Is supposed
to havo met Smith at tho Post Office,
desplto his dental, told her mother that
she had been down to the bridge over
tho cable car tracks on Montague street. She
had lived as a child In that neighborhood.
Sho went out again at 2 o'clock thatnfternoon,
saying thnt sho would try to walk off n severe
pain In hor head which had been troubling her
lor a day or two. Sho nevor came back nnd
tho detectives say they learned that n young
woman answering hor description was seen
walking on tho brtdgo thnt night nt 7 o'clock.
Miss Weehsler was rather strikingly dressed,
nnd might easily be Identified by doscrlpt on.
She worn a plaid check skirt and a greon velvet
waist. Sho had diamond screws In hor ears
andlrlngs on hor fingers amounting In value to
nboutl$500. She had a little change In her
pocket. She left hor wntch mid a $10 bill In her
room. 8ho took nothing with her that sho was
not lu tho habit ot taking on her walks.
The girl' father Inclines to tho theory that
her mind has become unbalanced. The pain
in her head ho takes to bo an Indication ot
mental trouble. Mrs. Weehsler Is broken
down. Sho held up until Inst night whan she
learned of Smith's act nnd the suspicions aris
ing therefrom. Thon she fainted.
Mr. Wochslcr was at one tlmo very wealthy.
He was a member of the old firm of Wechslor
i. Ahrnhnm. Ho Is now in tho cloak business
at OSU Fulton street.
The Court StispemU Sentence on the Jury's
Ilecommendutlnu of Mercy,
Ai.niNV, March 10 Mrs. Margaret E.Cody,
who was yesterday declared guilty of tho
charge of blackmail preferred by the Gould
holrs, was discharged this afternoon by tho
Court on her own recognizance. Tho court
met nt 'I o'clock, and a tow minutes afterward
Mrs. Cody wasarralgnedforscntonco. District
Attorney Dyer said tho jury had Instructod
him to recommend to tho Court that the sen
tonco of Mrs. Cody bo suspended and thnt sho
be allowed to go frco. Tho District Attorney
jolnod In tho request. Judge Gregory said
that, in view other ago and the recommenda
tion ot tho j'ury. and on account of tho fact that
she had already spent nearly a year in jail
awaiting trial, hn felt justllled in acceding to
tho roquostof tho jury, nnd would discharge
heron her own recognizance. Tho Judge re
minded Mrs Cody that If she cvorncalti mado
horself amenable to tho law she could bo
brought back hero anil sentenced under tho
vordlct of tho jury rendered vestorday.
Ut tho Gould party l)r Munn was the only
one present In court. Tho largo crowd In the
courtroom applauded tho announcement of a
suspension of sentence. Mrs. Cody was too
overcome to say anything.
Mrs Cody was to havo been sentenced nt 10
o'clock this mornlng.and sho was brought Into
court nt that hour. Sho erfterod the court
room slowly. leaning for support upon the nrm
of Court Officer Fuldor. Her eyes were blood
shot and filled with tears For fully ten min
utes she sat sobbing before Judge Gregory an
nounced thnt ho would not sentence hor until
afternoon. Thero was a murmur of disap
pointment, and tho crowd soon passed out of
the building.
Mrs. Cody lett for hor homo In Denver at 8:r0
to-night. Hor counsel procured n ticket for
her with money sent on by herdaughter.
The Army Board of Inquiry Sprnds An
other Dny in the Stock Yards.
CnicAno. March 10. Most of the work of
the War Department Board of Inquiry here
to-day was dono In watching tho canning pro
ocss In tho plant of Llbby. SfcNelll A Llbby.
Tho entire process was explained by C. II.
Emory, foreman of thadepartment. The real
results of tho Inquiry will not be known until
Dr. Blgelow. the chemist of tne board, brings
In his report on his analysis of tho bcof after
th first boiling preparatory to canning it nnd
of tho water In which It was boiled. A sample
of each was taken by Dr. Blgelow nnd placed
in sterilized bottles. These analyses will be
offered as ovldonce In the Investigation.
TheCparty left the canning room bv Invita
tion of George F. Bwlft to Inspect his whole
sale department. Mr. Swift porsonnlly ex
plained the system followed In selling the
product and called attention to what he callod
" whiskered beef." A long row of quarters
haDglng from hooks was beginning to mold.
This beef thoy were keening. Mr. Swift said,
for butchers, by whom it wns boucht. who
wanted it aged before selling it.
Lleut.-Col. Davis said:
"We will begin taking tostlmonv to-morrow
at 10 o'clock, and we will hold sessions from
10 to 12 o'clock In thn morning nnd from '-"to
5 o'clock In tho afternoon every day until the
work Is finished." Major Lee. who Is repre
senting Gen. Miles, will probably offor several
witnesses to tho board.
They Bind nnd Gnr Illiii nnd Ills Wife nnd
Ransark tho Ilouae.
BlxanAiiTON, March 10. Early this morn
ing tho Rov. II. M. Crydonwiso. a Meth
odist minister .residing in Lostershiro. a
suburb of this city, was awakened by somo one
bonding over his bed. Ho nroso nnd grasped
the Intruder, to And that It was a masked man
that pressed a revolver against his tomple.
Quick ns a flash another masked man sprnng
from tho shadow and threw Mr. C'rydenwlso on
his book, gagging him vvltji a blanket. Mrs.
Crydonwiso, who had been nroused, was hasti
ly thrust back and gagged. Tho men then
bound their victims and one of them
announced that a movement or sound
would oost them tholr lives, Tho men
rnnsneked the house nnd secured n quantity
of valuables nnd a small sum of money. They
made their escape by a window, through which
thoy had foreod an entrance Mr, Crydenwlso
at last succeeded in loosening his bonds and
then freed his wife. It was ascertained that a
third burglar kept guard outsldo tho liousn
while his pals were at work. The polico wore
notified as soon as Mr Crydonwiso recovered
sufUoiontly to give the alarm, but no traco ot
tho men could be found.
Bonner to Show That Water Can Bo forced
to the Itoof of the St. Fnul Building.
Tho Fire Department, under tho direction of
Chief Bonnor, is going to hold n novel test
cnrlr on Bunday morning of Its nbllltv to fight
fires In the downtown skyscrapers. Tho build
Ing selected is the St. Paul building, at Ann
street and Broadway. One ot tho first size en
gines of the department will alterant to force
wnter through tho six-Inch standptnes In tho
building to the roof. The test Is to be held nt
the request of anumberof proralnentarclilteets
snd Insurance men, to whom Chief Bonner has
mode declaration of the ability of the Fire De
partment to force water to tho ton ot build,
lugs over 1100 feet high whore tho Proper pio
vision has been muite for tho pipe system to
bo utilized. t'hlefMloimor says that In many
buildings the Fire Department ban never been
eonsultodns to the v roper construction of such
rlpo systems. The St. Paul building Is :U7
feet high and was provided at tho suggestion
of thn Fire Department with sK main six-Inch
htniidnlpes. All the pipes havo the neeessnrv
facilities for the quick attachment to them of
the Fire Department's apparatus. Chief Bon
ner says that n good serviceable stream will
bo maintained fiom tho root over 1100 feci
nbovo tho pavement.
Makers of Gin, Blllinnl Tnblrs, and Writ
ing l'apor Form Combinations,
Wall street hoard yesterday that combina
tions wero being organized by the distillers of
gin, tho manufacturers of bllllaid and pool
tables nnd bowling alleys, the producers of
fertilizers In thoNurthernBtates.thn makers ot
lino wilting papor, and tho manufacturers of
muii'h lino woollens Despatches from Cleve
land said that soilous obstacles had been met
In the uttempt to form a cast-Iron plpo com
bination Boston advices stated that a calf
skin combination was assured should the
attempt to form u general combination ot thn
shoe inuuutacturiiig and upper leather In
dustries in Now England fail.
There was anothei advance of 2; centsa box
In llu plnte yesterday, which makes the net
price S4ubox.au advance of $1.J: since the
tin plate combination went into operation.
AaatiESBtrE Kortaii:xT.
lie and Ills Officers Believe That a Sharp,
Bnpld Cnmpnlgn In the Interior Will
Soon End tho Insurrection Hut for the
Leaders tho Filipinos Would Give Up
The Grnnt.wllh I.awton'aMen, at Manila
WARntNCTON. Mnroli 10. A long despatch
was received to-night from Gen. Oils setting
foith In detail the present situation lu
tho Island of Luron. Tho American les
son, ho pays, lias been very effoctlvo
on tho rank nnd file of the insurgent
army and helms no doubt thnt tho great ma
jority ot the rebels would surrender but for tho
Influenco of (he Filipino leaders, who are using
cverv endeavor to bolster uu tho Insurrection.
Tho attitudo of tho Filipinos gonornlly. with
tho exception of tholr leaders, had changed
In favor of a peaceful sottlemcnt of tho
troubles. In tho opinion of tho Ainorlcan
officers, ho said, tho tlmo was now rlpo for an
aggressive movement, nnd It was thought a
sharp, rapid campaign In the Interior would
end tho rebellion.
The arrival at Manila to-day of 1.700 regu
lars under Gen. Lnwton makes offensive op
erations possible, and the opinion is expressed
horo to-night that a forward movement will at
once bo begun by Gen. Otis,
The War Department Is making excellent
progress in securing transports for sending re
inforcements ot regular troops to the Philip
pines. Arrangements were complotcd to-day
for the transportation of threo ot tho six regi
ments recently ordered to hold themsolves In
rcadlnoss to proceed to Manila, and tho nocos
snry directions were Issued for the movement.
All three of Iho regiments that will sail soon
are stationed In tho Department of the East
and two of them must leave for San Tranclsco
within n week, as tho tranBiorts to which they
nro assigned will bo ready to depart in two
Notlco was sent by the War Department this
afternoon to Major Gen Merrltt, commanding
the Department ot the East, that tho Ninth In
fantry should Icavo Its present station not lator
than March 17, in order to get to San Fran
cisco a day or two before tho sailing date.
March 24. Tho transports City of Pueblo, with
a capacity ot BOO men. nnd tho Zealandia, car
rying tlOO men. will convey the Ninth, now at
Madison B.irracks. New York It Is intonded
that theso vessels shall proceed across
tho Pacific together. Tho transports Ari
zona and Senator will carry tho Sixth
Artillery, a few batteries of which will bo left
at Honolulu Theso vessel will not bo ready
until next month, and April 15 has been set as
the sailing date. The Sixth Is stationed at
coast defence ports along tho Atlantic. The
third regiment to leave will bo the Twenty
first Infnntrv.statlonod at Plattsburg Barracks.
New York. It has been assigned to tho trans
ports Scaudla and Morgan City, which will bo
ready to sail on April 187
Interest In thn campaign In tho Philippines
has revived with tho arrival of Major-Gen.
Lavvton at Munlln to-day. Gen. Luwton Is
known as nn aggressive man, and when ho
takes tho Held m immediate command of all
tho L'nlted Stntos troops something will hap
pen, according to his friends in tho War Department.
Arrlvnl of the Kelnforcemonts on the Grant
A Philippine Village Burned.
Xr'ttal Cablt DilitalcK to Tnr. Sox.
Manila. March 10. .r:.r5 P. M. The transport
Grant, with Gpn. Lawton. the Fourth Infantry
and part ot the Seventeenth Infantry on board,
arrived here flits' morning. Gen. Lawton hns
reported to Major-Gen. Otis for duty, and the
troops aro being disembarked.
The vlllago of Tandakan was burnod to-day.
Cnpt. Smith of the First Idaho Infantry was
woundod and Prlvuto Hortlngton of the Fourth
Cavalry was accidentally killed In the firing
Tho Spanisli Commissioners aro visiting
Malolos to nogotlato with tho insurgents for
tho liberation of the Spanish prisoners in their
A guard of tho Second Oregon Infantry to
day oscorted tho bodies of Col. Smith of the
First Tennessee Infantry, Major McConville of
the First Idaho Infantry. Capt. Elliott ot tho
Twentieth Kansas Infantry, nnd Lieut. French
of tho First Montana Infantry on board the
transport Scandia, to be convoyed to the Unitod
For 87,000,000 or Iterogultlon by Spain He
Will Tree Ills Spanish Prisoners.
upeaal Cable llrtvaleh lo Tbk Son.
Madiud, March 10 Agulnaldo. tho Filipino
ieidr. demands of Spain as ransom for tho
Spanish pilsners held by him the sum ot
57,000.000 or tho su.r""dor of all tha Spanish
nrmaments in tho Philippines r.' the recogni
tion by the Spanish Government of the i-nillp
pine republic.
The Administration Decides to Try the Kx
perlment In Cuba nnd the Philippines.
Washington, March 10.-As an experiment
the Administration has decided to enlist somo
native troops in Cuba and the Philippines, and
perhaps In Porto Rico. To ascertain hownatlvo
troops will conform to tho restrictions of an
American soldier's life. Secretary Algor has
authorized Oen. Otis at Manila and Gen.
Brooke at Ilav ana to each organize a battalion,
one of Cubans and tho other of Filipinos.
He has sent also n lolegram to Gen. Henry,
commanding tho Deportment of Porto Rico,
requesting his views on tho subject of enlist
ing natives of that Island. Gen. Otis and Gen.
Brooke Imvonot Informod Boeretary Alger of
their views on the subject. The matter la left
entirely within their discretion, and If thoy so
decide the battalions will not bo formed,
pitixae jotix is oiwaixed.
Thereby Ho Forfeits Ills Jtlghts ns a Mem
ber of the Itoynl Family of .uluUnrl.
To gnln a place In the Christian ministry
John L. Dube gave up his rights as a member
of the rov tU family ot Zululaud, South Africa,
yesterday in the Lewis Avenue Congregational
Church, Brooklyn. There was no formality
about thercnuuolutlon ltsolf, all tho formal ex
orcises being his examination for and ordina
tion into tho Congregational Church, but by
this act ho forevor shuts himself off from be
coming a chief of his tribe, as only those who
practice tho ancient tribal religion can be
come chiefs, Ho cornea ot n family which has
furnished many converts to the Christian re
ligion, nmoiii them his father and grand
mother, but his tribal rights still continued
until he formally took up the practice and
preaching of the new religion, Illslwlfe, who Is
n'.so a convert. Is with him.
An alternnon session of the council was held
for the examination of Mr. Dube. at whlcn he
related his experiences. He told of his native
standing as u member of the head family of
Natal, and said that Ids uncle. Umquame, Is
now a powerful chief of the tribe and nutlon.
He had himself, ho said, been a student atone
of the South African missions since early boy
hood, and had come to this country several
vearH ago with Mr Ulcox, a missionary.
Ho Is now here, he said, not only to be
ordained, but also to purchase books,
instruments and Implements of various
kinds and to rslso money to tench his
count n men how to look alter themselves nnd
become prosperous tillers of the soil. Mr,
Dube Is a gentleman of very practical ideas.
Tho New Nlcnrngun Canal Commission.
Wasiiinhto. March 10. It was assotod to
day that tho President had decided to appoint
on tho Nicaragua ('until Commission Admiral
Wnlkur, Piof. llaiipt, Peter C Haines. Allied
Noble and (Icorgu S. Morrison. Three and
probably four out of the live are said to bo
committed to tho Nicaragua Canal route. The
President may add two engineers, who have
never examined either or any route for a canal.
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I'ooil, nn Klectrle I.lcht nnd the News
papers Sent to Them bv n Tulip.
Lr.ArjviixE. Col., March 10. Two minors In
tho employ of tho Penrose Mining Company
were at work nt the bottom or a 400-foot shaft
when ncavo-ln occurred at the 300-foot lovol.
When within n few feet ot the men tho falling
debris wns held by a huge boulder of grantto
which find boon loosened and which blockod
the passage with tno exception ot a ten-Inch
An effort was mado to reach the miners
when tho cavo-ln occurred. The rescuing
party, much to Its surprise, found tho two men
alive and unhurt. A tube ton Inches in diame
ter was placed In the a port tiro nnd through It
the men were fuinishod with food, clothing
and later an electric light and the dally papers.
It will tako nt least threo weeks to get tho
nion out of tho shaft, and tho rescue must bo
accomplished by tunnolllng near tho rock,
sinking a second shaft and then again tunnel
Hug to tho point whoro tho men are Impris
oned. Tho rock of granite, it disturbed, would
crush tho moti
The Kansns Superintendent of Insurance to
Bo Removed Tv-Uny,
Topjcka, Kan. , March 10. Gov. Stanley will
remove Superintendent of Insurance McNall
to-morrow. Charges wero filed with him re
cently alleging thnt McNall has been oppressive
and corrupt In offlco. nnd the nflldnvits mado
In the many suits bogun in tho courts against
MoNnll In the last two years wero usod as a
basis for nn Investigation of the Superintend
ent's conduct.
Tho Superintendent wns died to npponrto
defend his course, but Intend ot doing so he
sent tho Oovernora soventecn-pago typewrit
ten letter charging that tho "Iusuranco Com
bine's" support ot Stanley In the recent cam
paign was to bo rewarded by his removal,
This greatly Incensed tho Governor and ho will
remove McNall from offlco,
McNall to-night told Gov. Stanley to do his
worst, saying ho would pay no attention to his
star-chamber hearing.
KiPLixa Kxotrs ins child is dead.
No ltelnpse Cuused by the Shock the News
Gave Him.
Rudyard Kipling wns imformod yosterday of
tho death of his daughter Josephine In spite
of tho shock ho received from this intelligence,
ho has suffered no relapse
John, Mr. Kipling's 2-) car-old son. was
brought Into tho sick chamber for a tow mo
ments yesterday. Elsie, who is now out of
bed. will bo allowed to see her father In a fow
Tho statement was mado last evening at tho
hotel that Mr. Kipling wns entirely out of dan
ger, and that tho most tedious period of con
valescence had boen entered upon.
Court Orders Merges to lleturn 87,410.73
Taken from the Mnnhnttan Elevuted.
On April 29. 1800. City Marshal Francis
Merges went to tho oflleo ot tho Manhattan
Railway Company with a warrant from
tho Receiver of Taxes to collect tuxos for
1805 amounting to $200,500.23. Ho had pre
viously notified the company that ho would
claim his fee as marshal, amounting to $7.
410.73. Tho auditor ot tho company showed
him u dosk on which wore two Piles of cash.
In ono pile was $200,500.23 nnd in the other
$7,410.73. The Secretory ot the company thon
Informed hlm-thaUthoso two piles ot money
were personal property; and that "tho com
pany protested against the seizure of cither
Pile as unlawful." Tho marshal reached over
and took both plies.
Yesterday tho Appellato Division ot tho Su
premo Court directed him to return the pile
taken for marshal's foes. The court cites the
law prior to the charter to show that while a
marshal got certain fees for certain sorts ot
work, ho was obliged todo all other sorts; for
nothing This work, tho court says, comes
under tho nothing branch The court says
that under the present law ho would bo en
titled to receive tho oxact fees which he took,
that Is, G pel cent, on tho first S10U and 2 per
cent, on all above $100 collectod.
Attachment for 02.1,000 and Served on nn
Official of Stock Kxclinnge.
The Shorlff roeolved an attachment yester
day for $20,000 against Julian A. Dlmock. An
thony W. Dlmock and Holon W. Dlmock. In
favor of Frank E. Simpson ot Framingham,
Mass. Tho attachment was obtained on the
ground that tho defendants aro residents of
Elizabeth. N. J. Tho claim, it is stated, is on a
demand note for $25.0110, made by Dlmock .t
Co. of 00 Broadway, which tlrm was then com
posed of Julian A. Dimock nnd Lewis K. How
ard, and the noto was Indorsed by Anthony W.
and Helen W Dlmock. The attachment was
served on on official of tho Now York Stock
Julian A. Dlmock has been a member of the
Exchange since January. IBIO. He Is a son of
Anthony W. Dlmock. who is well known in
7,'.l ;fot The Stock Exchange directory
glvos the onrim..? In the firm of Dimock A. Co .
stock brokers, at (Mi Broadway, ns Julian 'A.
Dlmock and 11. W. E. Swinii.'' At tho ufflco
of Dlmock .t Co. It was said lut yosterday
afternoon that thor know nothing of the at
tachment. It was added that Julian A. Du,:ock
Is sick In Ulster county, and thnt ho is not
resident of Now Jersey, but Is a resident of
Now York.
Tom Cirny of St. I.ouls About to Be Burled
lu the Place He Prepared for Himself.
St, Louis. March 10. Tom Gray, statistician
in Dun's Mercantile Agency, Is dead, having
succumbed to pneumonia. Ho prepared for
death years ngo by purchasing a lot In Hollo
fontolne Cemetery nnd having a brick tomb
built. A caretaker was emplojed to look after
tho flowers and shrubbery, mid there ho will be
burlod to-morrow, On his tombstone, prepared
under his direction. Is engraved his favorite
expression, " Hither w-o glide." Ho numbered
among his personal friends many old-school
Gov. Brudley to Leave Kentucky.
FnANKKonr. Ky Mnroh 10. Within the next
ten days Gov. Bradley will leavo for a tour of
several of the larger cities, Including Bt Louis,
Chicago. Son Francisco, and possibly Now
York, He plans tosettlo in one ot tho large
cities to practice law nfter his term expires.
He mar settle In Bun Francisco, owing to tho
climate. Ho will retire from Klltlcs entirely.
Court-Marttnl for Officers of the Ninth.
Major-Gen. Charles P. Ron decided yesterday
that tho general court-martial ordered to try
Capt. II P. Withortitine of tlio Thirty-first Sep
arate Company of Mohawk, should also try
Capt. B. S. O'Connor mid Lieut II. M Graff of
the Ninth Regimen; TheseofllcorHaro charged
with conduct prejudicial to good order and
military discipline.
Yale's Tresldenc) Not Ottered to Dr. Ilnrprr.
New Iiavfn, Conn., Mnrch 10 -Emphntlo
denials onmo from mombors ot tho Yulo
corporation this evening ot the story from
Chicago that tho Presidency of Yale f'nlver
sltv had been offered to President William it.
Harper of the Chicago Unlvursit) .
ItesldruceotMrs. J. B. Tlbbetts Burned.
Dknninoton, Vt , March 10. Tho summer
residence of Mrs, John B, Tlbbetts of Now
York was partly destrovod by lire vestorday
The house cost M 00.000. hovoral oil paintings
wero saved.
Wunl a Battleship Named New ,!rrey.
The Hudson County, N. J , Board of Free
holders passed a resolution unanimously on
Thursday night requesting Secretary Ixnig to
nanio one of the proiusod new battleships Now
I'eiiusyl vii ula IliillronilCompuuy Announces
anew train to the South and S milium KlththmuKli
ulerpiiu cats to New Orltnn ud Msmptili, vU
VV'aih ntfton, Southern lUilwav and Norfolk aud
Western llailwar: also to Aiken and Tsiupa via
Southern Hallway and V O. aud 1'. It l( . li-iving
hew York at 2.60 t, U, daily, commencing- March
" - "
lis Members Alarmed by American Inter- Vfflvf
ference-rians for Paying Off Cuba's 3,K 'K
Army Sampson's Squadron Snlla-lln- VlJ I
Tana Tramway Indictments Suatnlneda lYj i
Svteial Cable DttpalcK It Tnc Son, i
II a v tNA.Maroh 10. Gov ornor-Gonoral Brooke j 1 8
and Oen. Gomez hold another conforonce to- j 1
day. It was dectdod that Gen. Roloff. Inspector- . j 3
General ot tho Cuban Army, should mako out 1 1
lists of tho Cuban soldiers, and that those lists 1
should be used by 1'aymnMor Cory In disbursing a
tho $3.000,000 glvon bythobnlted States for IJ ts
the paymont of tho troops. a IB
Tho Cuban Assembly met to-day, and m ' vjfl
messngo was read from Onn. Brooke, saying S M
that the Unitod States would not recognize H ifH
atiyof tho acts of tho Assembly, and would not I vffl
guarantee nny loan or other flnnnclal oblige- B ($
Hon that might bo incurred by that body. B WsM
The members of tho Assembly almost '"?
unanimously confessed their Inability to I !jfl
raise a loan, and said that tho fault 1 H
rested with Gen. Gomez. Somo ot them J efl
proposod that Gun. Gomez should be tried br ijjfl
court-martial, but others declared that tha 3l
most Bcnslble course to pursue, would be to l
dissolve the Assembly. Another session, !;
which will bo public, will be hold to-morrow. fifl
Tho members nro frlghtoiiod on account of tha
American Interference with their debates. nl
The North Atlantic squadron sailed henco to H
day for Cienfucgos. Gen. Lee accompanied tho . l
squadron on board tho Toxas. fl
Capt. Jnmos B. Hlckey has been commls- l
sloped to proceed to Santiago and Investigate jffl
and report upon tho conditions prevailing thero. jflM
It was said late to-night thut tho disband- I I
ment of tho Cuban Army would surely begin ' 1 (El
shortly. Tho first troops to lay down their - I jw
arms will be those In the Province of Plnar del M
Bettor Lanuza. Secretary ot Justlae, has Sj
Issued n decree ordering that from March 15 9
the Police Judges nnd tholr omployeos shall re- 3
celvo regular salarlos, nnd shall collect nomore) 9
foes, which heretofore they have boon allowed jf
to keep In lieu of salaries. Secretary Lanuza
will soon make somo Important changes in tha 3
Code of Civil Procedure, which now favora i a
debtors as against creditors. j
Gen. Brooke will issuo an order for the free) If
transportation of Cuban rofugoes who are as ft
present in Mexico and aro desirous of return- JL .
Ing to Cuba, ' j
Tho High Court of Justlco of Puerto Principe. i !$
will, according to a decree just issued, havo K
jurisdiction in tho Provlnco of Santa Clara. W
Judge Alfredo Bolt of tho Court of the Cerro f ft
district has decided in tho Havana Tramway I .4
caso that Directors Alvarez, Pondas, Cerra, and ij
Sanvedra, Seftor Castanoda, who bought tha ,1 jf.
tramway, and F. Cuosta, a stockholder, must I'M
answor tho ludlctmont charging thorn with J j v.
forgory nnd with swindling In connection with 2 S3
the salo of the line. This Is the third decision I jL
in the mattor nnd practically ends Judge Belt's i Si
connection with tho case, which now goes to a f j S;
higher court. S St
Six Bobbers Captured nnd Gendarmes on .3 ft?
the Trnok of Other Outlaws. j Sj
Svteial Cable Deipatch to Tnr. Sun. Jj j Ml
Santiaoo de Cuba. March 10. Six brigands 9 S
who participated In a robbery two wooks ago. 4 j Jp
at Concepuion. near San Luis, wero brought ta j j J 18
Santiago to-day and lodgod In jail by mombors j I jr!
of tho rural polico force, commanded by Col, M J ,
Ynllonte. Tho robbers wore captured twenty ffl j
miles north ot tho city. The gondonnos are on. flj (81
tho track of other brigands. B j Ml
Tho prisoners havo mado confessions, la S I lijj
which thoy Impliento a Inrgenumborof persons t i
in the vicinity of San Luis, most of whom are J 't
Cuban soldiers. The outlaws aro growing K j jgi
moro daring and other depredations were re- S a '
nortod to-day. The rural polico have killed a 3 Kb
notorious guerrilla who resisted arrest near f H
Holguln. i. i'jj ;
Gon. Wood to-day recoived a message from ! i
Governor-General Brooko Instructing him to t! if
alleviate, so far as possible, tho situation of tha I : jg
men who havo been thrown out of employment! If
by the restriction of public work. ' 8
The Queen Itrcnnt Likely to llatlfr tho til
Treaty Before thn New Cortes Meets. K ! &
Apectal Cable Drpateh toTlllBC. f ' if I
Madrid, March 10. Prlmo Minister Sllvela I ! IjM
has nnnounccd that ho has no objection to tha I. j it
Socialists being represented in tho next Tar J , J , B j
liament. rl f.
The Queen Regent will probably ratify tha r .Kg
treaty of peaco with tho Unitod States botoro ; K
tho now Cortes nssombles. . IB
Dentin from IHscnae Outnumbered AU '(Mi
Others Ten to One. (it f '
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Washington, March 10. Adjt.-Gen. Corbla MMi H
has .-"ued a statement giving the number ot . 5s
deaths of eoldler.s enlisted for the Spanish war iftfi ft
nnd the causes thereof from May 1.1808. to f5 51
Fob.2H.lWHl J' shows: Killed In notion. 320; .ffl
illodof wounds, J.2V. died of disease 5,277. ,' J;
Total. 5.731. M S
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Baa Surd the Metropolitan Street Bnllway (& sf
Compauy and tho Trial Is Iun, ' t,f
Mrs. Mary A. Engolhardt, 00 yeurs old. of : tf ..
1802 Lexington nvonuo, has been missing;
from hor homo stnuo 0 o'clock on Thursday iIjLit
morning. She loft her house at that hour In a fi
cab. On Thursday a suit brought by her to ,Q( Sf
recovor$25,000damages from tho Metropolitan '( 'X
Streot Railway Company for injuries sustained J x
In an accident on a Lexington avenuo car. was ;',5
on tlin calendar of tho Supremo Court, but was ? 3
postponed on aeeount of her absence. Her it (
relatives havo now nsked tho polico to assist la 'If V
locating her. ilK
g ,.,
The President's Vacation Trip South. &l X
WASiHNOToy. March 10. Prosldont MoKIn
ley hns nrrangod the details of his vacation it y
trip to the South. Ho will leave Washington ? W
ou Monday evening next at 0 o'clock, accompa- III $'
nledbyMrs.MoKlnley, Yico-PresideutandMrs. U jg)'
Hobnrt and Benator and Mrs. Hanna. Tho f lit J
party will go over tho Southorn Railway to Ir'sHira!
Thomasvllle, Oa , thn winter homo of Senator Iff $
Hanna, and will remain thoro two or threo 41 I
weeks, unless the President should be called !!I if I
back to Washington by some emergency. Mr. si f J
McKlnlevwill transact us little jmbllo business S 'iki
as posslblo while In tho South, I Mu
Oil Boom Drives Out a College. i ,' j j
Scio, 0.. March 10. Tho trustees and faculty , ' 9
of hclo College havo decided to remove tho i'f'll
college becauso of Inability to get hoarding: v Y ' tl
for male students nnd thn bad condition J IE'' r
of morals in the town since the oil boom. f )'
CndU. New Philadelphia. Cambridge and , Jj ' j S
Barneaville aro muklnt fluttering Inducements i V. i f
for tho Institution 1 ' Si ' '
Thunder and Lightning with n Snowstorm, it , , !
Chippewa J'aixh, Wis. March 10 This citr i ' :
was visited this morning by a thunder and f
snow storm. Snow fell from 0:30 to fl:30 J ' I
nVlock at the rate of uii Inch an hour, accom- I ' ' '
panled by flashes of lightning and roaring j t
thunder. i. j - 1
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hmnllpoi Ipldemlc In Texas, 'i i
Austin. Tox .Mnrch 10 -Tliesmullpoxsltua- S. ( J
tlon in Texas Is very serious Thoro ure over ' i !
21X1 cases nt Laredo Tho epidemic has spread J I (' '
to nearly all tlco tovMis In central Texas. S l
Pluli Falls to lMevt n Senator. i A ',
8ii.r Lake. Utah, March lO.-The Joint As. J L
sombly adjourned slue die at 12:10 A. M. to- 5 !
day without electing a United States Senator. j !
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