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ncg C0O was tbe TIMES' cfrcu LuOjiluO Iaflon for last weak. THE WFVTHEX TO-DAY. ime Fair. "Warmer Southerly "Winds. The STAR'S cirouialio.i in COO for last week was . . . W,lLL VOL. 2. KO. 712. washing-tcxst, d. c, tjiuijsday morstcnig-, rosimiJAitY 27, isog-isigoit pag-es. ONE CENT ta JP r mmmwA Alleged Filibusters Defended Themselves in Court. DLOTT KMOW PASSENGERS Captain "Wiborg and VnrlotiH OTficers or the Steamer Plead Entire Iu- noeenee of. Any "Wrong Intent Stood tlie Cros-Exiuii tint Ion "Well Judge GlveK.omc Timely Opinions. Philadelphia, Feb. 26. In the trial of the officers of tlie alleged filibuster steamer Uusa today A- G. P. Murray, tlie as sistant collector or tlie portal Tort Antonio, Jamaica, testified tliat wlion the Horsa reached there on November 10, lie noticed the port hole was open and tlie name had been painted over. He regarded this -ah suspicious, and upon toarcliltig the level, found sixty car tridges. Tlie witness further said that Capu Wiborg declared he had lost three bants during heavy leather. On cross-examination the witness stated he was aided m rinding the cartridges by Information furnit-hed film by Eniil Fred erickvn. tlmrireinan. after lie (Murray) liadniHdeoiK'fniitles.hKcarchortliebtennK'r. Merray explained thai lie was requested to testify bj lift- (English) government, that he Imd been In Philadelphia since December 1, and that lib expenses were being paid by tlie Spanish consul. Oi. redirect examination District At tonic Ingham akcd the witnci-h if l.c knew anything regarding an insurrection In Culm. To tlilh question Capt. Ker atfiist objected, but he shortly afterward ttated to tl e court that l.c would admit there is an insurrection progressing In Cuba. INSURGENTS IN CONTROL. Tlieii, with dramatic erfect, Capt. Ker deifared to Judge Butler, "and the in ter eciionlstx control two thirds of the Island TiiK relieved the witness from aumrenng the tjuestion. James J Bo-ivcn, colored, who stated that he ws the "water police at Port Antonio," was the last witness for the got eminent. He coiroborated the evidence of Mr Murray. The government then rent ed and the defense was begun. Oaarles Vitlwlm, the third engineer of tbe Hrsa. was the first witness for the defendants. He did not know where the aNeped filibuster. boaidM the vessel, and did not hear a cannon tired, as witness for tbe government had testified, although he taw a cannon on deck. He did not re gard the pnsfenger as sold.crs. DctrUihi NciUon. the wife of the chief engineer of the Horsa, testified through an interpreter tliat .she was aboard the steamer on the trip in question anil saw persons on board, other than the crew, who carried guns. Sue did not see the men drfll. She saw a cannon on deck, but did not lieai it fired. The witness stated that the passengers were in citizens clothes. "WEAPONS IDENTIFIED. Edward "W. Taxis, who has visited in Cuba, identified wcaions which witnesses for the government testified as being sim ilar to "swords," carried by Uic alleged filibusters, as machetes, such implements being commonly used In Cuba to cut bananas, -etc Herbert Ker, a son of the senior counsel for the defendants, gave similar testimony, as did also Captain Svanoe, of the steamer Leon, who is under Indictment on the charge or engaging lu u filibustering expedition. At 12 45 o'clock a recess was taken until 2 p. in., when Captain Wiborg was put on the stand. He testified that before the steamer left Philadelphia, on November 9 last, the name on tlu- side of the boat was repainted. He was instructed by the charterers of tlie vessel to proceed to Barnega't, after leav ing here, and when this place had been reached lie anchored about four miles off ihoie. A steam lighter then came alongside and a message was handed to bim from the lighter and signed by John D.Hart & Co., the charterers of the Horsa, Instructing him, the "witness, to take aboard the party who were on the lighter, together with their luggage. He was further Instructed to lower small boats and allow the pas hen ger-s to disembark whenever they should ask him. This request was made when the Horsa was six miles off the coast of Cuba, and the men were lowered aft. They were towed for about twenty minutes. Captain WJborg declared that his passengers, did not have tlie appearance of soldiers, and Ilia when he left Philadelphia he did iiot know he was to take anybody aboard. NOT LIKE SOLDIERS. The wimess further stated that there were thirty-nine men in tlie party, and the Ijct that the passengers had guns did not nttract his attention particularly. He also saw that the party had a cannon, but this weapon being about the size of tlie two cannon belonging to tlie steamer, he did not regard it with suspicion. The wit ness saw no ammunition; he did not know what was in the, boxes belonging to the passengers. Capt. Wiborg said he realised that In tcMlfjing his life would not be worth a pinch of snutf should he again appear at a Spanish port. Judge Butler, however, decided this admission to be Irrelevant to the case. In conclusion, the witness Muted that he did not know where the part lauded. District Attorney Ingliam conducted a rigid cross-examination, during which Capt. "Wiborg said he did not icgard as unusual the boarding of tbe party at sea. The witness admitted that he apposed bis passengers were going to Cuba in aid of the insurgents. The witness alo admitted that the lights of the iteamer were extinguished when a. strange light was seen off the coast of Cuba, and ibat subsequently tlie Email boats were cut adrift. The captain said he did not pay any member of his crew any extra compensation for making the trip, noi did he receive any thing extra himself. This closed the testimony on both sides. JUDGE GIVES OPINIONS. Counselor Ker presented thirteen points which lie desired the court to rule upon In the charge to the jury, and this led Judge Butler to express himself regarding the construction of the statute under which the accused were indicted. The Judge declared that he would notrule upon aspects of tlie statute that were un necessary in the trial of tlie case. The only points at Issue, lie declared, are: Was this a military expedition; and if so, did thederemlant.said It. The judge firmly expressed his conviction that the combining of any men for the purpose of engaging in war, constitutes a "military expedition" within the mean ing of the law, no matter what name they may assume. In iraking this ruling. Judge Butler admitted that it disagreed with the charge of the judge in a recentslmilartri.il at Charleston, S. C, when Captain Hughes, of the steamer Laurada was acquitted. Judge Butler aBked Counselor Ker to state his views regarding the statute, and what constitutes a military expedition, and Mr. Ker will do so tomorrow. As Mr. Ker Is a well-known authority on law, his construction of the statute will be of interest. Assistant District Attorney Ralston be gan the opening address to the jury, and at 3:15 o'clock, before he had concluded, the court adjourned unlil tomorrow. LOSSES FOB THE OBIIS Spanish Arms Won in Five Minor Battles. GOMEZ'S BAJND DEFEATED Rebel Commit Small Depredations nt llitinou TWyler Hum Decided to Take One-tenth of All the Horses in Havaiiti for tin Cavalry Install ment of Spanish Soldiers Arrived. (Special Correspondence United Press.) Havana, F 1. 2Q. Gen. Gonzalez Muno reports that he attacked a rebel camp near Manzanillo and a battle ensued, which lasted three hours. The government troops routed the en emy, losing only one orficer. Lolo Beiiitez, and a former convict killed and fifteen woundid. The loss of the insurgents is not officially given. It is reported that a squad of twenty soldiers while out on a foraging expe dition met a large party of insurgents. In the fight that ensued Lieut. Pino, Sergt. Lazaro and four guerillas were killed and one corporal and four gueilllas are missing. The commander-in-chief or the Spanish forces has Issued an order prohibiting small foraging parties from leaving camp. FIRED ON GOMEZ'S HAND. Col. Vicuna reports having fired upon the rear guard of the rebel band under Gomez, near Corral Falzo, In the southern part of the province of Malaiuas, lulling two and wounding six of the enemy. Col. Mollnas command met Gen. Maceo's column, near Limonar, near the center of the Matnnzas province, killing eight of the rebels. The Spaniards sustained no loss. Gen. Prats reports having had an en counter wllh a portion of Maceo's column in the Palla Valley, south of Cardena.The rebels comprised three parties under the command of Zajas, Metro, and Vizcaino. The engagement resulted in the defeat or the rebels, forty-two of whom were killed and six taken prisoners. Of the Spaniards a chaplain, a sergeant and six teen privates were wounded. WEYLER WILL TAKE HORSES. The rebels on Monday set fire to the bouses and huts in tlie town of Uainoa, in the Havana province, and on Tuesday the. railway station at Baro, in the province of Matanzas, was burned. Gaptaln General Weyier has decided to take one-tenth of all the horses In Havana for the purpose of mounting new troops. The steamer Cataluna arrived today with 1,105 soldiers, tlie first installment of the 1.709 men who recently sailed from Spain to reinrorce the government troops. The wife of Ladislao Quintera, who was taken prisoner at Guatao on Saturday, has made a statement to United States Consul Gencrnl "Williams in support of her hus band's claim to American citizenship, and has asked the consul to intervene in his favor. WILL AH II EST MODE CUBAN'S. Officers Scurrying to Find General Garcia', Compatriots. New York, Feb. 26. There is little if any doubt that several other members or the Cuban revolutionary party are to be arrested In connection with the Hawkins, Laurada, and Bermuda expeditions, aH the United States deputy marshals are scurrying around alter compatriots of Gen. Garcia. An additional arrest was mado shortly before 2 o'clock this afternoon in the Federal building. The prisoner, who gave his name as Bernardo J. Buono, was brought before United States Commissioner Shields. The warrant on which the arrest was made charges violation of the neutrality laws1. Buono this afternoon appeared before Commissioner Shields, who held him in SI, 500 bail for examination on March 3. The customs officials today opened a number of boxes on the lighter J. S. T. Stranahan, and fcund cartridges and medicines. It was rumored that there was a quantity of dynamite on the Strana lian, but up to a late hour tonight no dynamite had been found among the case, of guns and cartridges on the boat. The revenue cutter Chandler took out a relief crew of revenue men to tlie Bermuda at G o'clock this evening, and brought Ixi ck the men who have had charge of her for the last two days. They also brought ashore a part of her machinery-the connecting link so that, she could not by any means get her pro peller in motion and slip away with tho marshals. It was rumored that the story of the expedition got out through the treachery of a tugboat owner, who went to the Span ish consul and sold the plans. Sliryock, Treasurer of Maryland. Annapolis, Md., Fell. 26. Gen. Thomas J.Shrjock was elected treasurer of Mary land today by the general assembly in joint convention, tosucceed Mr. SpcncerC. Jones, Gen. Shryock was nonflnatcd by the Re publican caucus Mime weeks ago, but the Democratic Senators have heretofore re fused to go Uito an election. Charged With Embezzlement. New York, Feb. 20. Joseph V.Gahan, postmaster at David's Island, was arrested today and brought berorc Commissioner Shields, charged with embezzling United Slates monies. His examination was fixed for Saturday, March 14. He gave bail in tlie sum of $2,000 for his appearance. Es-Gor. Robinson's Funeral. Chicopee, Mass., Feb. 20. The funeral of ex-Gov. George fl. Robinson was held in this city this afternoon. The "whole city was In mourning, flags being at half mast and business nearly at a standstill. Tlie exercises throughout were very simple in -accordance with the wish of the family. What She IILLED TWOJT I BICE Young Tennesseean of Good Family the Murderer. WAS A PARTY OF NEIGHBORS Jealousy of a Girl tlie Cause of I ho Tragedy Young Man Had a "Wild Record He Escaped and the Coun try 1k Relng Scoured for Ills Cap tureTalk of Lj-ncliliig Nashville. Tcnn., Feb. 26. A special to the Sun from Jndkson, Tenn., says: Near Henderson, Tcnn., a few milessoutti of this city, last night, n most deliberate double murder took place. John E.Butler, a highly respected citizen, gave a dance, and a large number of his neighbors were present. Young James Bagwell, representing a good family, but himself a disreputable character, w.is pres ent, and It Is supposed through jealousy of some girl present, proceeded to break up the affair in a row. He was requested by Henry Bibb to be quiet, and the request brought on hot words and Bibb vas shot down by Bagwell and mortally wounded, dying in u few hours. At this point, Butler came forward and requested Bagwell to leave, sajing that he had already kllleda man, who meant him no harm. SCOURING THE COUNTRY. Thisangered Bagwell, and without further provocation he fired upon Butler, killing him Instantly. The murderer then mounted his horse, and rode away at his leisure. Owing to the remoteness of the locality it was some hours before the sheriff of tlie county, could bo notified, but a posse was organized as soon as he heard of the killing, and all last night and today the country has been scoured, and tonight a fresh party has gone out. It is almost certain that Bagwell will be caught, and it Is understood that there Is some probability of a mob interfering should he be brought in. There Is also a probability that Bagwell will not be taken alive as he Is known to be one or the most desperate men in this section. This afternoon two coffins were sent out for the desperado's victims, both of whom had dependent families. HE n.VD A RECORD. This Is not Bagwell's first crime. Tor some months he was confined in jail in this city on two or three charges and It was suspected that he had intercourse with the wild-cat whisky gang of Hardin county, recently broken up by the killing of Ed. Thomus by the revenue officcrs""and the arrest of the leader, Gus Thomas, the last of the gang. During the Incarceration of Bagwell, in this city,-he made every effort to get an op portunity to assassinate -Sheriff Brooks of Madison county, and when he was removed back to Henderson, a large knife was round in ills cell with which lie evidently intended to kill his keeper. At Henderson, where Bagwell was raised, he was known as a "holy terror," and was dreaded by the law-abiding public. At the time of liis recent crime he was under in dictment for carrying weapons and other acts m violation of Hie law. His arrest Is hourly expected. C1IELDHEN JJUHNED TO DEATH. riuyod "With Matches and Set the. House Afire. New York, Feb. 2G. Two children In the house at No. 158 Prospect place, Brooklyn, were burned to death In a fire which broke out in their parents' apart ments nt 12:30 o'clock this afternoon. Their bodies were recovered soon after the flames had been extinguished. Both were buuied almost to a crisp. The chil dren were Flora Hodgkiss, five years old, and May, her sister, three years old. The fire was caused by the children playing with matches. TWO AlUSOK DAY DATES. Pennsylvania!! Are Given the Choice of April 10 and 24. Ilarrisburg, Pa., Feb. 26. Today the governor issued a proclamation, designating April 10 and 21 as Arbor Days. The choice of either date is left to the various sections of the commonwealth. The people are urged to observe tlie oc casion to the end that the current of national thought may be diverted rroni tree destrojing to tree protecting. Tostoffico Hobbers to He Tried. New York, Feb. 20. Judge Brown has handed down an order in the United States circuit court directing the removal of George Carson and Sidney Yennic, the al leged postoffiec robbers, to Springfield, III., to answer to the charge of having rob bed the postoffiec on April 3 last. Lynn Shoe Firm Falls. Lynn, Mass., Teb. 20. D. A. Sutherland & Co., shoe manufacturers, hnv jissigned to J. H. Smith and F. S. rcvear, for the benefit of their creditors. Has and What She BARK LOOTERS LYNCHED. Texas Mob Drags Oashier Dorsej's Murderer From the Jail. "Wichita Falls, TexaF, Feb. 20. The two men who murdered Casbier Dmey of the City National Bank Iice. yesterday, and then looted the bank, were captured this- mornlng. Tonight they "were taken nom the Jail by a mob and ij nclied lo a (e'egraph pole. Shot His Daughter and JliniM'ir. Chicago. Teb. 26. Jacob Hietzel shot his daughter. Mrs. Henry Oliner, and himself, at his daughter's restileacc. 18.'tG Bishop street, today. Each had a, bullet in the brain, and at the county hospital it it p.uil they cannot recover. Mrs. O liner had ordered her father tu leave the house on account of his continual complaiuiug and Ill-temper. They Ale Locust Clips and One ' k Child Jill Die. OTHERS MAY .- RECOVER Annie, Eawrence ami" Sadie Lewl, Inmates of the Girls' Industrial Home, Chewed the Chips "While at Play HoniedloK "Were Applied, Hut Aiinlu "Will Die. Annie Lewis, Lawrence Lewis, and Sadie Lewis, inmates or the Industrial Ilo'mc for Girls, were s-eriously poisoned yesterday afternoon at that institution. Annie will probably die.' the other two being reported from the home last night as being In a very critical condition. Annie Is about six ycnr.s.of age, Sadie being seven, and Lawrence rivoycara old. ATE LOCUST CHIPS. The poisoning was tlie effect of the chil dren chewing chips from a locust tree which had been cut dowit-on the grounds of the home, which is above Georgetown on the Tenlcytown road. The children were out at play about half past i o'clock in the afternoon. The ill effect of the poipon in the chips became apparent to Miss Taylorjjtlie matron of the home, about 5 o'clock which was very soon after tlie little unfortunates returned to their quarters. - " MEDICAL AID BY 'PHONE. Miss Taylor immediately telephoned lo the Emergency Hospital, stating the cir cumstances and describing the condition of the suffcicrs. The proper information was given by Dr. Rich of the hospital, and the remedies were promptly applied. The children were qlvcn all the attention possible, but, as above, stated, the in formation at 2 o'clock "tllfe morning was that Annie would probably die and that there was great doubtpMhc recoveryof the others. " '-f--? HONOH FOlt JUDGE TUCK: Cleveland's AppofntecflFado Pre siding Justice at Ciijro, Ejiyyt. Baltimore, Md., Feb. 20.-News received in this city today from Galro, Egypt , states that Hon. Somervllle P.- Tnckwbo was ap pointed by President Cleveland in April, 1804, one of the judgaC the mixed tribunal in Egypt, has'beCn. elected vice president of tliat conrtfi,it The court is composed Ojf thirty judges. This election makes Mr,Tuck the' pre siding justice or the sdjond chamber, Avhlcb Is composed of'SCYjpq)JustIces. It has jurisdiction in ail mercantile? bankruptcy, and maritime cases, anda51 matters relat ing to Judicial bales-, Mr. Tuck is a Marylandcr, the son of the late Judge "William H. Tuck of tbe Mary land court of appeals. He fs the youngest member of the mixed tribunal. Telegraph Organizer Dead. Roanoke,Va.,Feb.26.- B.II. Owen,na.ed twenty-seven jears, organizer of the Order of Railway Telegraphers, who had made his headquarters here for a year, was found this morning deadin, his room at tlie St. James Hotel. 1 is supposed to be n cast oLbulcide.: ait was "oiiglnally froro.Keysville, Va. . STATE OF THE GOET RESERVE. The Treasury iold 'r-osorvo at tlie close of buslnesH'ysterday stood at 31'.'1,227,119. Thu," withdrawals for the-'day- inioiinted.to !j!S)r5,30. Since January O'-to February 21, Inclusive, tho wttlidi'n-wnlH&lutva aggregated' $3S,4L,0G, or mom than $5U0,000 per day. THREE TITS. POISONED Hopes For. LECTB0C0TEO Lineman fvlcKnae Touched a Live Wire and Fell Dead. FLAM DANGED,0N HIS BODY Ho "Was at "Work on t he Top of Dent's Foundry sIumi He Picked Up the Fatal "Wire Metal Hoof Completed tho Circuit and Death IVut. In stant aneouM. At rive minutes past 0 o'clock last night the engineer in the central station or the Potomac Light and Power Com pany turned a switch that shot 2.000 volts or electricity through miles or wires. A rraction or a second later John Mc Knee dropped dead on the roor or Dent's Foundry, at the corner or Thirty-thlrd and K street, with a live wire clutched between his .stiffening fingers. As the wire slipped from his grasp the terrible fluid ran wildly across the roor and blazed upward into the gathering dusk like a dozen arc lamps. The man's Lody lies In the morgue at the Seventh precinct itatlon house. The index ringer or his right hand is burned through to the bone, and his thumb is blackened and twisted as though it bad bqcn caught in some i owerf ul machinery. .On the sole or his right shoe there is a tiny black spot where the current passed from his body into the roor. and the nails that held the sole to the upper are melted and torn out. DEATH WAS PAINLESS. The man's race is quiet and peaceful and wears a relieved look, for his day's work was over and in an hour he would have been at home with his wife. Death came instantenouMy, and he did not even have time to cry out. IcKnee is thirty-five years old, and is a lineman in the employ of the Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company. For several days past a force of men have been at work repairing the wires or the company in Georgetown. All day yesterday MeKneeand his fellow workmen labored on the top of Dent's foundry. They were replacing the old wires with new ones, copper, and as there were so many the work was slow and tiresome.- The foundry building has been lately purchnsed by the Potomac Light and Power Company, and will be used by them as a motor house- These wires are strung ncro the roof and together with those of the telephone company are fastened to a wooden frame work near the center of the building. FATAL TIN ROOF. The roof is of tin and is covered with loose wires and coils or copper wire, and the short pieces which the men have cut off and discarded. The ends of these cast-orf pieces stick up all over the roof and trip anyone who attempts to walk aerosj. Yesterday evening the employes of the telephone company stopped work at 6 o'clock. Most of the men left the roof at once but MeKnee said he had forgotten his pliers and crossed over to the other side to get them. The rootilauts both ways from a bridge u the middle and when he returned to the frame work where he had left his com panions they had gone down the ladder and disappeared. MeKnee stood by the frame work with the steel pliers in his hand and looked out over the city and at the lights winch sprung up as the day died out and night settled down. Then he stooped and picked up the end or a loose wire that lay at his feet. An iustant later the current was turned on, there was a flash and the man dropped as though lie had been shot. George Johnson, colored, who lives on Thirty-third street near 7d, was standing on tlie bridge that passes over the canal at that point. His attention was attracted to the roof of the foundry by a. blinding flash of light that suddenly burst from behind the tall chimneys. He hurried to his own house, further up the hill, and ascended to the upper story, which looks down upon the roor of the foundry. ENVELOPED IN LIGHT. He saw a man lying on the tin enveloped in a great white light that sputtered ai:d blamed up unlil it could be seen by the entire neighborhood. Johnson at once ran down to the foun dry to give the alarm, but the other work men had gone. The light attracted a great crowd and soon if became known that a man was lying on the roof with 2,000 volts of electricity pas-siug through his body. Volunteers were called for to go up and Investigate, but none seemed willing to run the risk or meeting the same fate. At last William R. L'lrich or No. 325-1 M street and "William Pay colored, who lives on Majket street between M and the canal, started up the ladler that led 1-to the top or the building. The crowd cheered as the two men went up hand over hand, and when they dis appeared over the edge they waited silently for them to return. Ulrich and Pa j tie picked their way carefully among the broken wires until they came to where the man was lying. He had fallen directly across the ridge or tlie roof and lay under the sputtering wire. Atf Irst they dared not touch him butfinnlly Ulrk-h took hold of his root and as he re ceived no shock the two men pulled the body troni beneath the Wire and carried It to the edge. With the assistance of those below the body was tenderly lowered to the ground and taken Into tlie watchman's room across the street. Meanwhile some one had tele phoned to the .station house and soon the patrol wagon came and took the dead man to' the morgue. MeKnee lived at No. 1331 Huntoon place, between N and O and Four-and-a-half and Sixth streets southwest. He was married and leaves a wife and two children. SUED II I HIST HOLE Head Past in the fdud Utile Stuart Frazier Died. HE TRIPPED AND FELL IN IT Flve-Yenr-Old Son ot a Congrc-, Heights Hesldent Meet Death in Peculiar Manner IDsStunibled and Pitching Headlong Into the Hole, Suffocated "While Help "Wit. Nearby. Head downward In a post hole filled with mud, five-year-old Stuart Frazier met death by sufrocation yesterday. The strange and sad death or the child occurred at his home at Congress Heights during the absence of his parents. Help was within easy distance, but tlie boy. pinioned in the hole with his bead buried in the ooze at the bottom, could make no outcry. When released from his curious position, he was dead. Neighbors attempted to rcusei tate him. and Dr. J. Stewart Harrison of Anacotia did all that skill could suggest, but without result. Coroner Hammett was notified and will investigate the case today. A "erdlct of accidental death is anticipated. Stuart l the youngest child of Charles Fruzier of the city postoffiec. He had recently celebrated his nrth birthday by a party to his playmates thechlldrenof the small settlement of Congress Heights. He was a bright little fellow with yeliow hair, it fair "skin and a coinpiexioiJf ruddy from free out ot door lire. f DUG THE FATAL HOLE. Tlie Frazier property has an air or new ness about It. Tlie Frazicrs are not pion eers at Congress Heights. The home stands on Nichols avenue, opposite the rubes of an earthen tort and adjoins the Holly estate. The Frazlers have been preparing for spring time, and one of the Improvements de termined on was to fence In the lot. - Edgar Arnold, a carpenter.andhiscotored lielper Sam, were employed to erect the rencc. The thuig next to be done after staking out the lines was to dig the post holes. In Hie rear or the Frazier home there runs a ravine, which is probably ten feet deep, and the sides ot which are steep. A tiny stream flows through this ravine. The line of the Frazier property ran along the farther slope and close to the water. Along this line Arnold and Sam dug a series of holes a foot and a half deep and ten Inches square. These holes filled with water and the sides of the holes caving in made mud. Stuart played away the forenoon as was his wont. He spent much of the time In watching the fence builders. At noon he lunched with his mother and sisters and brothers. The older children left for school. At 3 o'clock Mrs. Frazier left with the team to meet her husband at tlie Hillsdale terminus ot the Anacostla railroad. Stuart wanted to accompany her. but the mother thought It too cold for the little fellow to take the drive. She stooped low. kissed the boy. told him to run and play, entered tiic family carriage, and drove away to meet the husband. BURIED IN THE MUD. The fence builders worked on. They saw Stuart watch his mother as she drove down the country road. When the receding carriage had disappeared around a bend in the road. Stuart ran toward the rear or tlie house. The fence builders saw Oils and worked on. Stuart kept up his speed. "When he reached the side ot the revine he could not check himself. He fell down the steep slope. By some unhappy stroke of fate his head entered one of the post holes. His arms were pressed against the sides of the hole so that he could not move them. His body was fitted so tightly into the hole that it was extricated with difficulty. The head and chest of the boy were buried in the mud winch partly filled the hole'. His feet protruded, and it was by these that the body was pulled out. Half an hour elapsed and it occurred to the fence builders that the child was miss ing. Search was instituted. Stuart, be smeared with mud, was dead. Young Arnold mounted a horse and sped away for a doctor. Dr. Harrison hastened to the scene, but all was over. The parents returned a few minutes later to find the child they loved, no more. OPPOSE A CATHOLIC STATUE. Illinois A P. A. Protest Against Placing Marquette's in the Capitol. Peoria, 111., Feb. 20 "With three cheers and a tiger, the State convention of the A. P A., in scsion here, adopted a reso lution today, protesting against placing a (statue of the Jesuit priest, Pere Mar ciuctte, which the State of "Wisconsin had presented to tlie general government. It was to be placed among those of American statesmen, and instructing the secretary to notify the Illinois Congress man of such action. G. P. Johnson of Springfield, was re-elected president, by a large majority. Coast Strewn "With "Wrecltngt. Colon, Colombia, Feb. 26. The coast between the mouth of the Chagres River and Eocas del Toro is strewn with wreck age, including a number of paneled doors, apparently rrom the cabin of a steamer. The other wreckage alo isot a character lo indicate that a steam Te.sael tuts been lost. Five Thousand Dollars for a JHouk. London, Feb. 2G.-A copy of Chauter'a "Canterbury Tales" of the first edition printed by Caxton in 1 ITS was sold at the salesrooms of Soiheby, Wilkinson Jc Hodge, auctioneers of literary property and works oC art. No. l:$ Wellington street, Strand, this afternoon Tor i:l,020. Thl is tbe highest price for the workou record. IN REBEL HAND; Gorinto Captured bythe Rev- olutioiiists, FIGHTING IN HIGARA6UJI Revolt Has Reached an Mann ing Stage. THE CAPITAL CLOSED TO MAILS- Downfall of President ZelayaV Gov ernment See-in Imminent Leader Aru Prominent Orflelul of the He public: All tho Western Province Are Involved Telegraph Llne Leading to the Capital De-troyed Troop Hitv Ileen Ordered to Af fected Point, Hut Advice Are That the Country I Itlfu for thus UpriIng: ByCabletoTheT!m5.) JCopyrighted by James Oorde Eennetti. Panama, Colombia, via. GAlvestoa, Texas, Feb. 26. As predicted to ihe Herakii some time ago, a formMubfe revolution has broken out in Nicaragua agsthm ika, governemt of President Zekiya. As far as I can learn, the preset leadexs are Gen. Huben Alonza, ex-mtalsfcr t warj Jose rualvarla, military governor of Leon; Francisco Baca, ex-niluteter of M interior; Gen- Godoy, and oben. REVOLUTION WIDESPREAD. It is reported that the revofattea nat spread all over the weater provinces; to-s. eluding Chinandega and CsieMgaipa. The port of Conmo has been etowd Wfd". Mr. Seventh, the genera) agent eC the Pacific Mail Company. Iww been nottlfcdta that effect. ., " Steamers will noi be allowed to touch at that port. Tbe port of Jua del She ia still open. Mpjsi than uQO totts of eargu fism CorJnta are now awaMifr sMfptieBtt here. A private cable dispatch rrom Nicar agua reports that hard fighting: teas, tan place between the rebels aad tie govern ment forces near Momotorabov oa LakeMaa agua. It is reported that the rebels eaptatrtt! two lake steamers. TELEGRAPH IS IMPAIRED. Telegraphic comrauoieatiou k inierrapted at points between Corlnto aBd Leon wltii Managua, thecapital. Tbe Pacific Mail steamer Barracoua is unloading freight here which was destined for Corinto. It is believed here tsac Ce rinto is already m tbe possession of th revolutionists. HRITISH STEAMER LOST. Epworth Went Aground, at Great Harbor and "Vu Destroyed. Nassau. N. P., Fcb.26. The Brltlsbsteam ship Epworth, Capt. Gautler, which sailed from New Orleans February tl via New port News, for Ipswich, with a cargo of corn, went ashore near Great Harbtrtv Abaco, on February 20. The Epwrtb encountered a heavy storm tiff Caps Hatteras and bore for Nasaau. Arrived off Great Harbor she tuo on board a pilot, and attempted to malce the harbor, but grounded The vessel, with 1,600 bogs oi corn, is a total loss. C.ipr. Gautler and bit crew reached Nassau la safety. CRAXGES AX HRTTSSELLS. Kagerean Appointed Minister of For eigu Af falrrt.DeHnrletto Portugal Brussels, Feb. 26. A royal decree, hai been issued accepting the resignation o . M. De Burlet, prime minister, minister of theinteriorandminlbterof instruction, and appointing M. Fagereau, minister ot for eign affairs, M. De Euiet De Nayar, tae minister of finance, succeeds M. De Burlat as prime minister. M. De Burlet has been appointed minister, to Portugal and has also been made a mnvT ister ot state which i tantamount to creat ing him a member of the privy council. MAJOR M'CIi.UlMY KILLED. JE"-Congresnian tho Victim ot a Bursting Plantation Holier. Wilmington. N. C, Feb.26 Major G. W McClammy of Scotts Hill. Reader county, was Instantly kilted yesterday arternoon bj the bursting of the lioller of an engine in Ids plantation. The negro fireman. Alfred Spellman. was also killed. Major McCIammy was aa officer In the Confederate army. He was elected Representative In Congress by the Democrats in ISfcG and served two tcrmsv Y. M. C. A. GENERAL SECRETARY. "W X. Multer Appointed to thu Long Vacant Office. A special meeting of the board of direc tors Of the Y. M. C. A. wss held lost, nigfcc to consider thematter of the vneant general secretaryship of the association. Mr. W. N. Multer of PbUadclnWa was called to be the general secretary. Mr. Multer is the general secretary of tla Penn sylvania Railroad Y. M- C. A., with head quarters in West Philadeipaia- ASHANTEE TROOPS RETURN'. Sir Franei Scott's Expedition Con gratulated on It Arrival. London. Feb. 26. The military expedi tion which wasseat to A-liantee under com -niand of Col. Sir. Francis Scott, has re turned to England. The troops disembarked in the Tnarcen this afternoon and. were Inspc-cted and cor gratulated by General Lord Wolseley, commander-in-chief of the British array.