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V.eiUlini? Was fit nnra mr.,1.. n...i . WEEKLY COURIER,
C. UOAXK, l'ubl inner.
Euikkt KAtTiavr., the Cuban eorre
Kpondcut for the Now York Mail nnd
Kxpress. who wus expelled by onlcr of
lien. Weyler, arrived at Now York, on
the 30th, per steamer Yucatan fron-lluvaua.
A Cut: Town- dispatch says thai
lohn Hays Hammond, the American
under indictment at Pretoria, has ob
In !n i'il li:iv to vl.it funrt Town on nr.
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count of his health, but his bail has
been increased to XL'O.OOQ.
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Tm: Newark (N. J.) Methodist con
ferenee, on the 31st, favored absolut
prohibition and decided against tha
riding of bicycles on Sundaj. The sale
or printing of Sunday papers was ulse
denounced by the conference.
AN amendment to the sundry civil
appropriations bill providing for the
purchase and repair of the house in
which Abraham Lincoln died in Wash
ington city, was adopted by the house
of representatives on the 1st.
Ox the Sd the president approved
the joint resolution authorizing (Jen.
Ilenjatnln Harrison to necept eertaiu
medals presented to him by the gov
ernment of brazil and Spain during
his term of service ns president.
Thk new Chinese Anglo-German loan j
of 16.000,000 was closed, on the 1st, j
kIx hours before the time advertised
for the cessation of bids. The loan i
was over-subscribed in London alone. I
It bears interest at live per cent.
AnvtcES from the Transvaal show
that the work of preparing for war if
belüg continued there uight and day.
Gangs of men relieve each other at in
tervals in the work upon the armored
forts designed to protect Pretoria.
A niPPA toi, on the 2d, from Cairo,
said that the dervishes under Osman
Azrak were advancing upon Suarda,
and another force of dervishes was ad
vancing upon Abu Fatmeh. Osman
Digna was encamped 30 miles from
The speaker laid before the house,
on the 1st. a communication from the
secretary of state recommending an
appropriation of S3 i.000 to enable the
government to take otlicial nart in tin.
International exhibition to be held at
Hrussels in 16U7.
The Saratoga (S. Y.1 standing com.
mittet on Historie day, consisting ol
Mrs. E. Walworth. Mrs. Donald Mrs.
Lean. Miss Kate Patchcller and Miss
Ivhoda Thompson, have invited 1,C0C
5Mins and Daughters of tlie American
revolution to celebrate July 4 in tha'
Thk city of Iiesririo di Calabria, in
the Italian province of that name, was
visual uya snoek of earthquake on
me isu inc innaoitants of the city
were panic-striokeu and vacated their
houses with all possible speed, many
refusing to return for some hours. Nc
damage was done.
SKcnnTAnr Moiitox has let the con
tract for the 10,125,000 packets of vege
table seeds to be distributed to the
public under the recent act of congress,
to D. Landredth fc Sons, of Philadel
phia. The contract for 1,000.000 packets
of llower seeds was let to L. L. May fc
Co., of St. Paul, Minn.
M. Hknm RocHF.ror.T says: "There
are two things to which England will
never consent the construction of a
bridge over the channel and the evac
uation of Egypt. The English will let
the powers continue to protest against
the continual delays in evacuation, but
they are daily growing more deter
mined not to quit."
THE NEWS IN BEIEF.
I! the senate, on the 3Jth, the bill to ap
rroTe a compromise between the l'nlte!
Mates nnt the state of Arkansas was passed.
Some bills on the calendar, unobjected to.
were passed, including one forti public build
Ins at Indianapolis to cost f:.0.XO .... In the
house resolutions appointing Hernard H. Green
successor to tho late lien. Cnspy in the con
struction of tho new c ncressional library and
authorizing ex-President Harrison to accept
medals irlven him bv iiii
adopted. Tho sundry civil appropriations bill
was then taken un ami tnr n,n.n,m.n,u
13 paces bcinjr disposed of with but one amend
ment being suggested.
IN the senate, on the 31st. Mr. George (Miss.)
occupied nearly the entire session in nn ar
gument ngnlnst the claim of Mr. Dupont to the
vacant seat in the senate from the state of
Delaware. About half nn hour was giren to
the consideration of the post onice appropria
tion bill In the house, in committee of
the whole, attempts- were made to amend
tho sundry appropriations bill In several par
ticulars, among which to strike out the ap
propriation of 19..VM for fuel, food and clothing
for the Indians r.f the Prib.vloff islands in
Alaska, nil of which failed. Over tlfty pages
mun- man nan o; its content were passed.
l.v the senate, on the 1st. Mr. George (Miss.)
continued his speech against the claim of Mr.
Dupont to tho vacant seat in tho
the state of Delaware. Mr. Call Fla.) offered
a Joint resolution directing that aa adequate
naval force be sent to Cuba to secure the ob.
servanceof the rules of war by the Spanish
and for forcible intervention la caso of a re
currence of murder, outrage or the putting to
death of prisoners of war. The post office bill
was disposed of save the question of Increased
compensation for carrying the oriental mails.
....In the house. In committee of the whole,
consideratiot of the sundry civil appropria
tions bill was almost completed. The discus
sion of the bill was interrupted several tunes
bv pollticat interjections.
Is the senate, on the Cd, Mr. George (Miss.)
concluded hi speech against the report of the
committee on privileges and elections declar
ing that Mr. Dupont was duly and legally elected
as a senator from the state of Delaware.
The remainder of the day's session was taken
up in a diseussi.jn of an amendment to the post
osiee appropriation bill In the house, la
committee of the whole, after a three hours"
debate, an amendment to the District of Col
umbia bill giving Howard university In Wash
ington 3?,0m. was agreed to liv to ia"i after
which the bill was reported to the house and
Ox the 30th, Secretary Laraont sent
to the senate the report of Ma j. Sears,
corps of engineers, on the examination
and survey for the location of a ship ca
nal connecting Lake Superior and the
Mississippi river. Only two routes were
recommended for survev. Thf en.it. be
one is estimated at 87,050,000, and bj
the other Sl0,r.7.'.,715.
In the Ilritish house of commons, on
the 30th, KL Hon. Joseph Chamber
lain, secretary of state for the col
onics, stated, in reply to a question
upon the subject by Mr. John Red
mond, that there was not an atom
truth in the report that the govern
ment was negotiating for the purchase
of Delagoa bay from Portugal.
A caulk dispatch was received it,
New York at the Salvation army head
quarters, on the 30th, announcing the
death, in Loudon, of the aix-wccks-old
infant of Mr. and Mrs. Hooth-Tucker,
who have been detailed to the com
mand of the h'alvation army in this
country. Mrs. Hooth-Tucker was
greatly affected by the news of her
In the Ilritish house of common.!, on
the 31&t. Rt. lion. George X. Curzon.
parliamentary secretary to the foreign
oflice, said that consular reports which
had been received indicated that there
would probably be a renewal of the
recent disorders in part of Asia Minor,
Mr. Curzon stated also that repre.
mentations had been made to the portr
in regard to the matter.
Dilatouv tactics on the pnrt of the
opponents of the hi granting state
hood to Arizona prevented a vote being
taken, on the 2d, in the house commit
tee on territories, on a motion to re
port that bill favorably. A motion ti
postpone consideration for a week- was
defeated by 11 vote of five to six, but
the session of thu committee expired
nder the rules ut Boon without di
jaosltiL' of the bill.
PERSONAL AND GENERAL.
Accoum.vo to advices received at
Cape Town, on the UOth, the ridng
among the Matabek-s is not so serious
as the first dispatches portended, but
there is, nevertheless much anxiety as
to what the final outcome will be.
Thk comptroller of the currency, on
the 30th, declared dividends as fol
lows: First dividend of ten per cent..
itii.- ucrman national hank of Lincoln,
-Neb.; second dividend, ten per cent..
rirsi national uanic of Johnson City
Tenn.: fourth dividend ton f
I'irat national bank of Middlr. Iiiirrt
Cor E. A. Emyot. mernlr r M,
iominion parliament for 1 toll Hi sc
was found dead at his residence in
Quebec, on the .30th. He had licon 111
with la L'ripne for some tin, but. ivn
uoi considered dangerously sick.
x he Dirsi national bank of Morris,
num., closed its doors on tho anth
The bank had a capital of S.C,000, and
its liabilities are estimated at S100.000.
Fivk nassenrrer steamers, .irrin.il t
the port of ew York on the 30th,
"ringing tue large number of 3,0.10 m-
A pi'kcial to the Xew York Herald
from Madrid says: A violent attack
upon Senator Sherman is published in
the Impareial. The newspaper calls
him a former slave trader and asserts
that he wants the Cuban rebclliou to
succeed in order to establish shivery in
J. Milto.v Tvjinkb, of St. Louis, one
of the counsel of the freed men of the
Cherokee nation, says that all the ar
rangements are now completed pre
paratory to making the long-delayed
government payment to the freed men.
The work of revising the roll will re
quire about 30 lays, when the pay
ment, amounting to about S2.10 to each
person, will be made.
Haih-ku's Wr.KKi.v, ofXew York, has
been permanently prohibited from en
ICauol Em max pel Jan Moimcski,
grandson of Modje.ska, the Polish act
ress, was christened, on the "."Jth, in
.lariath's church in Chicago, with .lean
de Keszke as godfather and Emma
Calve as godmother.
Mifs F. Jd'Nik Di'tv, formerly gen
eral secretary of the Xational Xon
partisan V. C. T. f., and widely known
throughout the country as intemper
ance worker, died at her home in Cleve
land, 0., on the 3()th. Miss Duty had
been nilintr for a venr as th r.liil ..r
a paralytic stroice. She was 1.1 years
(iitKAT distress is reported in the Ar
gentine Republic as a result of the fail
ure of the wheat crop. Scarcely any
wheat will be raised in Argentina this
year. The yield of corn, howorer,
promises to equal that of last year.
The government is taking steps to re
lieve the suffering among the farmers
in the interior.
On the 31st, Minister Haentjens of
thu Haytian legation received the fol
lowing cablegram from thu secretary
of foreign affairs at Port-au-Prince:
"Perfect tranquillity prevails. The
chambers have met. Election of presi
dent will take place this week."
Gov. iti-Hii.vKi.i. of Ohio, on the 31st,
respited Murderer Paul, the reason s
signed being the large number of ap
plications from members of the legisla
ture who wished to see the execution,
ail of whom could not be gratified.
A brnn.vi. from Wnshliigton, on th
ist, said: "1 nereis excellent author
ity for stating that very soon after tho
Cuban resolutions are passed by con
gress the president will send in a spe
cial message recognizing the belliger
ent right. of the insurgents.."
A cLot'tinruoT laid waste a strip of
country about live miles wide along
Little Sexton creek and the South Fork
of the Kentucky river in Owslev and
t lay counties. Ivy., on the 31st. The
residence of Wade Marders was washed
down and his wife and little girl
Tin: news, from the seat of the out
break in Matabeleland increases in
gravity, and details are coming to hand
of the failure of forces dispatched
against the natives to gain any Mil
htantial advantages over them,
Co.NnitMATioN has been received of
the news from Suakim that Ostium
Oignn, with a large force, is threaten
ing Sinkat, which is only a little over
.'.0 miles from Suakim. Tho Dervishes
are advancing northward in force.
A WATKitsrocT in Turkey Cove, Va.,
drowned four children and three other
persons were rescued from the tide. In
ltussell county, Va., Charles Holt and
child and Capt. Jenkins and two chil
dren were drowned.
SKOitKTAitv Caüi.iplk lias accepted an
invitation from the principal labor or
ganization of Chicago to deliver nn ad
dress on the money question at a mass
meeting to be held in the Auditorium
in that city April 15.
Tin: Xegtis Menelik has ordered the
massacre of a number of prisoners and
sick persons who have fallen into th.
hands of his forces during the present
campaign in Abyssinia.
Tin: trial at Philadelphia of James
S. Gentry, the actor, for the murder of
Margaret V. Drysdale (Madge York),
tho actress, which had already been
postponed several times, was again
continued, on the 1st, because the wit
nesses in tho ease are mostly in the
theatrical professsion nnd are at pres
ent, scattered all over the country. Xo
time for the trial has been set.
O.vthelst tien. William Shakespeare,
of Kalamazoo, Mich., was elected com
mander of the Grand Armv depart
ment of Michigan, on the second ballot.
nnaKt'speare is a prominent democrat
of the state and distinguished himself
ut the last democratic state convention
by severely criticising thu pension pol
icy of the present administration.
It was learned from several sources,
on the 1st, that King Menelik and all
of his chiefs except the ras of Tigrc,
had retreated, their provisions having
Thk debt statement, issued on the
1st. showed a net increase in tln nnl.
lie debt, less cash in the treasurv, dur
ing March, of S.V.'74.950. Tota'l cash
in the treasury, S74 .'.G9:7.
A dispatch from Colon, on the 2d,
.said the American schooner Y. Whit
ford, of Xew York, had Wen seized by
the gunboat Cordova, six miles oil
Manzanillo, The schooner was with
out cargo, but the captain of the gun
boat threatened to sink her, and put
ting an ofiieer on board convoyed her
to Colon, accusing her of having con
travened the customs law.
E. Mantel Xixoki: was arrested in
Xew York, on the night of the 1st, and
confined in Ludlow Street jail in de
fault of S2U.000 bail. In his arrest t l.n
secret service agents of the federal
government believe that they have a
counterfeiter who has balUed all their
efforts for 17 years.
Tub Ohio senate passed the Fosdick
anti-theater hat bill, on the L'd, and it
Is now a law.
INDIANA STATE NEWS.
LATE NEWS ITEMS.
Tin: senate was not in session on the
3d... .In thchoiHe consideration iif t in
conference report recommending thu
.uiopison 01 uie senate resolutions, re
lating to Cuba was bc'-un. Mr. Hit
speaking for and Mr. ISoutelle against
nie adoption ot the resolutions. Thirtv
eight private pension bills, which had
oeen previously favorably acted upon,
were passed. .Mr. Hooker reported tlu
river ami narin-r annrotir at ion b . t.
be called up on the Ith. A bill author
lzinc- the c ji struction of n lirM.n.
across the Mississinni river at St. I.nuU
was passed. An evening session was
nein lor tlie consid . ati m of nr vt.
I i K 1 ' I KN TATI V E He.VXKTT. of W.tt.
York, laid before the hou
committee at their meeting, on the 3d.
a substitute for tlie various Hawaiian
cable bills alrcadv introdti
ing that the cable shall
San Francisco to Honolulu, thence to
tae .Midwav lr-'ands and tofbinn ..n.i
Japan. The uovernment is- tn m
subsidy of SHJO.0O0 for 20 years, for
ujcu government business is to be
carried tree of cj.st for all time.
Tub senate committee
on the 3d, ordered a lavoraule report
tobe made on the nominal im f !....
jamin Franklin to be gurernor of tn.
territory 1 Arizona. Tho eommitte,
also favorably reported tin?
viously passed by the house, atnendiu"
the divorce laws of the territories so
as to require a legal re&idmce of at
least one year before proceedings ii
Jivorce cm be commenced.
- Thk president has further amended
the civil service rules by placing- under
uie ciassiucci service lb assistant at
torneys and law clerks of the depirt
mentof the interior. Thu order in
cludes about thirty persons, whose
salaries range from W.nr to S ',7.10 p.-i
A 1'itivATi: cable dispatcli from Capt
O Jlrieu of the steamer Permuda. re
fc'.vcd in Philadelphia, on the 3d,
said that the Bermuda' landul tiar
ias, rtvand most of the ammuni
tion taken from Xew York hefon s,t.
was chased away by the Spanish imiu
Tin: house comm i ice on buildings
and grounds, on the n.l
onlmul a mvornbk rn ir? a r.
"Prosen tativeJiiiggs bill to bll!I(,
a t4,üM).(KK) CUStoiribmis.. ... v.... .. ...
city, on the site of the presen 1 1, Uding.
1 in: shaft of the monument to mar!
tue o rtnpiace of George Washington
was placed in nnsitb.i. , o 1
Wakefield, Westmoreland county, Va.
Tub fl'Jth wedding anniversary of Mr
Mid Mrs. I,. U, Noble was ceU'bratcu
iu Goshen. Both are in excellent
Ar Valparaiso Willis L. Priest, aged
55, a prominent furnier, died suddenly
1 m omcr morning. 110 leaves an estate
rallied at over 100,000.
Tub common council of South Hend
wtll order that all electrical wires be
placed under ground by July 1,
Tub First Itaptist church, of Valpa
raiso, has extended a call to Kev. Win.
E. Uandall, of üc-onc, hu
Tut: next North Indiana .Methodist
conference will be held at Kokomo one
Tin: Elwood baseball cluh, which for
several wars has won the iiinnttnr
championship of the state, has been re
organized, and will he under the man
agement of Ollie HolVman, who is nn ex
pert mannper. A strong battery has
been secured, and tho club will have
the finest park in the state, us tlie new
fair grounds have been leased for the
purpose, and will make a grand ball
park. The club will make a great
light for the amateur chaumionsbin
again, und issues a challenge to all
IlAYOKX Aiimstko.NO. who resides
with his mother, Catherine Armstrong,
ten nines nortn of Shelbyville, becamu
uddenly and violently insane the other
uiurninL' and nttemnted to murder his
mother with an ax. The mother wn
chased over the premises and fell ex
hausted just as a neighbor caught the
son and disarmed him. Mrs. Arm
strong is in a critical condition.
l. Shelby township, Shelby county,
the other morning, the clothing of
Mrs. Amelia Monroe, wired Sil vinr. 1....
j came ignited while standing before an
, open fireplace. Before the llames could
I he extinguished she was so badly burn
j ed that she diet!.
A lo.no petition from Anderson was
sent to Gov. Bradley, of Kentucky,
praying for executive clemency in be-
half of Poliert Bich, who was ri-f vm.
turcd at Anderson some weeks ago and
returned to pri.,on in that state. J udge
Alfred Ellison. .Mayor Dunlap, Sheriff
Storr and hundreds of well-known citi
zens of Anderson signed the petition.
Mt'xciK ollicers have discovered two
dollar hills which have been passing as
ten-dollar hills. The bills have been
altered with pen and ink.
The celebrated divorce suit at Lol
anon of Michael Hessir.n against Mar
garet Hessian, was decided in favor of
the defedaut, and she was given 51,000
To.vv Saoptkttkh, of Wabash, as
saulted Albert Wigner, about Iiis own
aye, with a stone, breaking- the tem
poral bone and making a fracture
which the surtr'on fears may result
fatally. The attack was unprovoked,
it is said. Satrstetter hns lnnn t 1.-..
i into custody.
Hap it not been for prompt medical
assistance there would have been
wholesale deaths from poisoning of the I
six members of Widow Man- Missalinks 1
family at Terre Haute. The mother j
went on a visit to Baker Strtibbe's fam-'
ily. and left the house in charge of her I
eldest daughter. .Mary. In preparing I
the noonday meal Mary fried some '
liver and rolled it in what she supposed j
was Hour. Tlie stutr nrnved
composition of Hour and rough on rats,
which the mother had prepared for
mice. The children all ate the liver,
and it took tho doctors all day to get
them out of danger.
I he Paoh Mineral Springs hotel has
opened its doors. The hotel building
.1 jour-story, au-rcom structure, with
tue uoor, electric lights, steam heat,
hot and cold -water, elevator, every
kind of hath, etc Col. Amos Stout is
Mns. Sarah Schki.l, five miles from
North Manchester, Wabash county.
uitTu wie oiner morning of old age, she
being in her eightieth year. For four
years she has been .confined to her bed.
Mrs. Schell came to Wabash county CC
A mum a Mo.vhok. aged h9, died at
Shelbyville the other night from the
effects of burns rcccired several nurhts
I in: other evening at 5 o'clock for
the first time Shady Childcrs, aged bU,
and Mrs. Amanda Winters, aged Hi'
met at the home of the former in Har
rison township, Delaware county, and
next evening just y4 hours 'later.
Squire Gray, of Muncie, united them
in marriage. The bride's home is in
(truene county, near ItloomhVld. She
came to Delaware county several days
ago to visit her son, who had married a
agmer 01 Jir.v Celia Coone, her chil
dren s nearest neighbor. The two wo
men visited the old gentlemen the
other evening. Five minutes after their
arrivalhewasinformi.fi tlmt fi... ..!.:...
was a widow, and a proposition for a
WHOLE PARTY LOST.
Col. NotT. N pod it I Aueilt of tile Interior
ll..rliiiiiit Sunt oil 11 Tour of Invi-kll-Ktttlim
oftlin Iti-pnrti'il Slctlln- or Tim
Imt Uy I'ii iixlliins, unit III flirty Itreitk
Through Un- lc und Arn Drowned.
I'ltooi.MO.v, .Minn., April .1. A letter
received by the, Crookston Times from
the Winter Uoadriver.Miys that it is re
ported there that Col. A. F. Naff, spe
:n agent of tho interior department,
who had gone to investigate timber
depredations by tho Indians in the
Rainy Lake country with 1111 outfit of
a half do.en men and a United Stat ;s
marshal, had gone through the ice on
Kainy Lake river mid that all were lost.
Col. XulT left here a few week ago to
look up the reports that had reached
the government that Camidians weru
stealing large quantities of pine on
the Bed Lake und other government
lands along thu boundary and tho
streams tributary to Rainy river. The
Winter Lake Road river, from whieh
the report came, is near the mouth of
tho Bainy Lake river, and the story is
believed to be authentic.
el. J he frroom'K ! ri;..,i ..u. .Y..
" . .v nu WVIIlllS
ngo, after a married life of 40 years,
tlllt. TKWil.tl.l.... 1. 11 .
..... ...,v...u.(i-j, j,u l)eon urn to them.
Mrs. Winters has boon 1,1.,. .
years. Mr. Childers owns a farm and
is extremely adle for a mini .f 1,5
"ge. The i'rrxim .mf t ..
(jack, inviting the neighbors to be nres-
...v. ,,, uvc-r iw persons witnessed the
Scott Sink, of (lli!nm..i
doned by the govenur a few days
since. Ii- was servimr n 1
tence for attempted murder.
lOll.V ILHKI.jf. tnlin....4i .......t
01 liuntinifton. asslirii,.,! ,,.
1 r k.is
ago. I he assets arc W.OOO; liabilitict:,
John Pikiick, af;cd 12 year.i, lidng
ten miles west of Lebanon quarreled
with his stepmother the other clay.
I hat night he toolc her pocketbook and
his .stepbrother's horse and left. He
wiis arrested nt Lebanon early the next
Dl'iuxa a case of jim jams the other
morning, John Harold, u K!ss work
man at Muncie cut himself 14 times
with a knife. Eleven of the gnshoa
were In his abdomen. Ho may recover.
Ki:mp ,fc Williams, dealers in Bgri
cultural implements Rnd farm ma
chinery, at Hartford City, have made
11 asrdjfnment. Assets and liabilities
each about S3.000.
TAKEN TO OHIO FOR BURIAL.
Why tho 1'rlKiiitn or Cliut uro So Auxlnui
to l'rovc IIU Iliitlty.
CiiiCAOO, April n. Tlie body of Oil
rer I'ike, who was murdered in Wash-
1 ington .state und shipped to Chicago
! from Salt Luke City, was yesterday af
I ternoon taken by the uncle and cousin
to Fulton, ()., whence it will be taken to
; Fayette, the old home of tlie murdered
j man, for burial.
I The friends of the missing French
man Cluiset, who persisted in claiming
the body as Iiis, did not resort to in
juntion proceedings as threatened, but
they talk of invoking the aid of the
French consul and sending to France
for more evidence in support of their
contention. The reason for their ac
tivity is that S'.'.OOO is lying in a Salt
Lake bank for proof of Chasct's death
and since Chase t's disappearance a rel
ative died in Lyons, France, leaving
him a lurge fortune which Chaset's
heirs cannot claim because they can
not legally prove his death.
THE COUNTERFEITERS DEN
Thoroughly Kxplorril unit a Wilson Lor.it
of Plunder Ciiptiirril.
Mottviu.k. Mich., April 3. The
United States inar.shnl, acting on in
structions from the federal authorities
at Washington, Wednesday night vis
ited the counterfeiters' cave unearthed
on an island in the St. Joseph river
near this place, and, guided by the
two men who discovered tho snht...-.
j ranean chamber, thoroughly explored
j the den, and a wagon load of
machinery nnd bullion was shipped as
J drummers' supplies to Grand Rapids.
' Tt precaution was taken to ship the
j material under cover of darkness,
j The entrance to the cave is guarded
by a lone sentinel. Detectives arc at
j work and arrests are promised within
, a week which will cans-a sensation
and settle several dark mysteries.
j A -Mhlnlcht AlNMi.pt to ron-Ntnl! a Col- '
hipnj of tin- Criiiiililln- sirm-tnr.-.
' Jackson, Miss., April 3. Great ex-
citement was caused here yesterday'
morning when it was learned that an
attempt had been made during the j
night to tear down the state capitol.
Two large stones were removed from !
wiu souiuwesi comer, and had not
Secretary of State Power, who was
working iu his otliee later than usual,
heard the stones fall and gone out to
investigate, a large section of tlie
crumbling building would have been
undermined. The vandals ran on his
appearance and uro not known. The
building is ohl and in such a dilapi
dated condition that the removal of
the smallest support would cause col
lapse, and the state- officers talk aboul
ONE OF "THE M'COYS
DIsappPHM, Lravln n Itlooily Trull II.
HrxTixoTO.v, W. Va., April U.-ltob--rt
K. McCoy. 11 rehit.lv.- nf tin. t...
toys, who years atro weru mixed im in
a feud with the Hatfields. on tho Rig
nanny river, moved to this county
about two months ago. He left here
last night for his home. His horse
was found grazing about fifteen miles
smith this morning. The saddle and
sides of tho horse were covered with
blood. People living in that vicinity
say th y heard shots about midnight,
and it is supposed that McCoy was shot
and his body thrown into 'thu creek
and carried away. Blood stains lead
.o the creek.
fJliotvlin- th.. Pri-soi.t Clrrulutlon of N'
Uoi.hI Hunk mi.l fiiUrd .Sliilc Not,.,.
Washington, April 3. The monthly
statement of the comptroller of the
currency shows that circulation of na
tional bank notes was SS-'l.WT.-sO.'i, an
increase for the year of 13.777,001. and
for the month of 1.131,:!I0. The cir
culation based on 1'nitcd States bonds
amounts to SHKi.TL'.'l.OOl, an increase
since March HI, lS'.l.l, of 5ll,.S7.'i.V.,,. and
since February a last of l,(;7t,o.-,l.
The circulation Keen red by lawful
money amounts to ;!,( r.OJ.MX). a de
crease for tho year of Si,().7,ti(51, and
iur lueuiontliof s.-3ll,7!l. The amount
of reiristered bonds 111 flimnitt 4 ,1 ....
" ' vs iu
eure circulating notes nmounts to
SV-'Os.mkj, and to secure public
AN IMPORTANT CAPTURE.
.Much Wim tn! CotintrrrrltiT Captured
After .ScvfiittH-ii YeitrV Clin..
Nkw Voiik. Anril 3. K. Mn1111.1l VI..
f v was arrested Wednesday night ami
confined in Ludlow Street jail in de
foult of 820,000 bail. The secret serv
cc agents 0f the federal government
iM-'llcyo that they have solved the secret
or this mysterious 11111118 life und uti,0
Mino time have a counterfeiter who
has ba filed all thir cfT ort.s for 17 year?
le is believed to be tho pen artist whe
"is mm e so many successful imlu
lions of United Status notes.
H10 l.wrKy DUpliiyo.t hy cu. UVyt,.r In
C.1I..1 lliw T.-nilcl to .i.M.rallutlon
Km her tiiiin 1,1 ;in, l..i,.y, un.l ili, p.,
irlou (IuIiumI .Mom In .Mureh thiiu liurinj
Any I n.) .Month Heforo-Tlio U ilny s,. .
Havana, April 1, via Tampa, Fl i.,
April I. -Army preparations have
been pushed with great vigor for thu
pa,t inontli. (Jen. Weyler has given
ollicers and inen no rest. Ills orders
uuc oeen peremptory, and many a
general has incurred hin displeasure
by tardiness. The result of these ac
live movements have been to com
pletely tire out a largo portion
of the army iu the field. The insur
gents have been kept moving; their
camps have been destroyed, mid a do011
of their hospitals have been burned
during the month that has just passed;
but the government lias not forced a
single battlu upon the rebels. The
only serious engagements have been
those iu which the insurgents have had
the advantage of position or numbers,
as at Cuyajabos and Candelarin, as
sumed tho oiVensive und defeated tho
regular troops of Spain.
There have been many rear guard
skirmishes which appear in the Span
ish oilieial reports us battles anil
victories for tlie crown, but, upon in-
t.ii.ig.iwou, u number of thorn proved
to be massacres of unarmed citizens,
and there have been more tales of hor
rors committed than battles fought in
this island of Cuba during the month
of March. If one hundredth part of
the stories that reach here of the
operations of the columns of tlener.ils
Melquiso and Hcrnal, and of Colonels
.Molina, Tort, Sequent and others are
true, the reason why (leu. Weyler can
celled all passes held by corrcsuond
cuts is plain.
Owners of estates report excesses
committed by detached bodies of Span
ish troop iu all parts of the island
und there is no longer talk of attempt
ing to grind sugar this year, the prob
lem is how to preserve the lives of em
ployes aim prevent wanton destruction
by the troop.
Tlie insurgents have gained more in
the past mouth than in any two that
have preceded it. Weyier's decree
compelling the people toabandon their
homes in the interior lias driven many
peaceable inhabitants into tlie rebel
1 ai unes. 1 lie harsh measures adopted
toward suspects in cities and towns
j have also increased the number of re
! cruits from families of the better class
, in cities.
I TIlt' landing of four important expe
ditions has given inspiration to the in
surgent army. Their hopes were
never brighter. Hut weather is al
ready here, and the rains are not far
oir. The limited time remaining for
military operations this spring, makes
it plain that Spain cannot crush tlie
rebellion before the wet season sets
in, and the serious problem of earing
for the lives of her soldiers presents
itself. A Spanish ollic-. ,ay.s that the
losses of thu army th -vU 11 fevers ami'
other si.-kuess have been l'.'.(FH) since
September, and over tiventy-flve thou-
s.mu miring tue year ended March 1.
Generals Aldrea and Malan have
been sent back to Spain, making nine
generals who have been returned since
I tiun- Weyler arrived. Uen. Obrejon is
I also booked to return and (Jen. Pando,
commander of thu first army corps,
has been order back for allowing Co
me, to enter Santu Clara without
lighting a battle. Uun. Snare. Valdoz
is also on the list. He is in command
of Pinar del Rio. and besides failing to
uuppress the rebellion iu his section,
he sent an impertinent message to
Weyler by heliograph. Weyler says
he can get more active work out of
colonels than from generals, and the
exodus continues. There is much dis
satisfaction among ollicers of hi"her
Hen. Weyler has been iu a highly
nervous state for several days, und
many stormy interviews between him
and Iiis ineu have taken place. His
tr ubles with the politician;! are just
beginning. He h as 11ssii1r.nl I 1 If ktltll
government that elections can be held
in Cuba, and now hu has two parties
the reformists and the autonomists
refusing to take part, leaving the
union-constitutional or conservative
Spanish party alone in the field.
Humors that Weyler will be recalled
are persistent. Since advices that the
L'nited States will not recognize the
belligerency of the Cubans, (Jen. Wey
ler has begun open executions of pris
oners of war. Three have been shot
at Cabanas prison withi II !l Wl'I'b. II till
more are doomed to the same fate.
L Fuamk Ckakk.
H A W A 1 1 AN CAB LEB I LL.
Comr.iitl.s.s Substitut for tho Vnvlott
Hill Heretofore Iiitroiliicml. '
Washington. Anril :t 1
tive Itennett, of NcW York, to-day laid
before the house
at t heir meeting a substitute for the
Miiis Hawaiian cable bills already
introduced. It m-oviib. 1 1
- I - - - VIMIV Kill VJV
shall extend fron, San Francisco to
Honolulu, thencu to the Midway is-
mu.s mid u unnu and .lapan.
The government, is. 1,. ,1.,. i-i..
, - " MlllOV, tic tin-
'ly of SlOO.OdO for ".! ........... .
meat business to be carried free of
co:.t Cor all time. The tolls to China
am .lapan are fixed at S1.S5 a word,
inil to Honolulu at r, conta a word,
with press dispatches rates at one
fourth of these amounts. The, gen
eral sentiment or the committee is
reported to be favorable to the propo
Mtion, although sonm thought the
amount of the subsidy nhould bu reduced.
POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT.
LurKt. Iiicremn In .Money Onlar lln-thion.
Washington, April i. Postmaster.
Ueneral Wilson has issued a statement
snowing a inre increase In money
order business last quarter over that
of any preceding quarter, the receipts
aggregating 810,W5.071. The net rev
enue, SJ7.r,(KM, Ittis never been equaled,
except in the quarter ended December
31, iM3. The value of domestic orders
ssued was Slll,()0),0()() against 84 1.UOO,
000 iu ism, aml tIl0 reCfllptM u.ere
arger than thoso of the uorreauoud
uig quarter of MM by J30,ihh).