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! She Wheeling fflB ^ntclKomccr. \OLUME XLV?NUMLElt 164. wii IM^t IV/I ,,r ,r ~, ~ : 1 ' . . =g ? 11LLL1N0, W. VAm 11'KSDAY, MARCH 2, 1897. PlilG'K TWO CENTS.-MWaSP., MOST IMPRESSIVE' Were the Scenes of Presidentelect JMcKinley'* Departure 10R THE NATION'S CAPITAL, Leaving the Thrilling Memories of the "Front Porch" TO ASSUME STERNER DUTIES Of lh? Chl?f 3U|iitriof of Um Oeutiy-A Hlchlr CoBNtr* of P?opl?, Without Itrgard to Pirlf Affiliation, Tarn Ont in Do lienor Co thi First Cltison of tho I.and and Tholr LotmI ud Sstoomod N*lg ht?or?AnOvation thai Wool* Hav? Mlrrod tho Moat Sl?|(tih Temperament. Tli* Train Nor** Off Amid Um Roar and Acclaim ofTkonitftli of Volcoa. CANTON, O., March 1.?It was Indeed a beautiful and Impressive scene that Canton presented this evening, when her citizens bid farewell to Major and Mrs. McKlnly? as they entered the-spccul train In waiting to convey them to Washington. Tho people of tha city ^eraed to turn out en masse to do honor to tho distinguished neighbors and friends, who so long have been regarded with the greatest lovo and esteem. and who by the honors they have won In the nation have done so much to attract favorable attention to Canton. No lines were drawn In the large concourse of peopio which followed the McKlnley carriage to the train and surrounded the station to mingle their cheers In the mighty round which echoed above the din of the train as It disappeared in the east. Young and old. rich and poor, richly cowncd and humbly clad, lowly and affluent; people of all political convictions of all creeds and of all social planes touched elbows and jostled each other about in the mighty throng which surrounded the Pennsylvania .station, each seeking some point of \ antage for a last look at the speeding I'wrty. and good-natured and indifferent to the personal discomfort experienced through the movements of others. The day dawned with blustarp quality of March weather which brooks no Kood to prearranged programmes. Xtlssts of wind that made the air seem fur colder than the thermometers registered were followed by fitful flurries of snow, and they In turn by threats of ft/eet uti'l icy rainfall. But a* the day a .vanced, the weather prom toes of the morning were not redet-nied. There was a decided moderation Ul the tempera, tntv with now and then a ray of 'sunshine. and by noon all traces of snow* had disappeared. There was still a suggestion of ruin, but it was not strong, and the committees in charge of the demonstration took heart from the assurance that whatsoever conditions might prevail the temperature would be mild and the people of the city would be able to gratify their oft-repeated wishes to extend some concerted farewell demonstration to the Presidentelect and his wife. It was not until fl o'clock this evening that the demonstration proper began with the organization of the escort. Hut Ion* before that time the up-town streets began to fill with people waiting curiously at.d no: impatiently.Xor th?* parade. Others wore lingering about the station, anxious to catch a glimpse of or mayhap make an inspection of the handsome cars, stories of the beauty of which they have read for days. lJut the train was not long in the station nor *as there opportunity for more than a cursory review. It arrived from Alliance yards at about S:S0 o'clock, where the cars were submitted to a careful Inspection and test during the day. In the cab of the engine whan the train left Canton, Henry Hukili was at the throttP*. and A. I>. Htrawn looked after the fires. The train's crew was completed with S. T. Bower, conductor: Jumes Duey. bavgag^tnaster; A. P. King and R. 13. .Stewart, brakemen. Immediately back of the cngino Is combination car No. 4,810, with smoking apartments, and hick of it the dining car. Three Pullman*. "Elkton," "Arden" and "Delphos," follow In the order named. Then comes private car No. 505 and private car No. 28 in the rour. Car No. .IS is the one occupied by the President-elect and Mrs. McKlnley. It Is a private car without a name, save that it is known all over the Pan Handle sy/t?m 09 "No. 38." The walls In it are ?-.f white oak, planked solid instead of the usual studding, if it should roll down an embankment the sides would in.! break, and it would resist almost iiny kind of u shock in a collision. The P 1m w double frame work of steel, ami ?f!- ceiling Is thoroughly cushioned. The I! ?>r is four thicknesses of heavy white :il. Tho on tiro car lrt a hUKe IndC ' ructlble box. The chief luxury of the !n?<-rlor is th? per foot arrangement of rythlng pertalnlnK to human comJ It has nn old-fushlonefl log flreiand two palatial bed rooms and a ' til opening from ench chamber. There ! <t magnificent silver Horvlce and a lai - collection ??f ran? rhlua. This, an well as the other car*, ban ' "' ii fully decorated with cnt flowers, potted plants and tropical exotics, and ' ry possible convenience for the com ' it of the party l? provided. A party of oflloors of the Pennsylva in railroad system arrived In the city May In 0 en oral Manager h. R ho. < private car. In the party were L. I.oreo and Charles Watts, general ^" rinfti'lent. Ah the train pulled out from the Htn' >n amid a salute of cannon fired by r. John C, Dueber at Duftber Heights, was greeted by cheers from the a??' mbled multitude. Following are the ears of the Inrtugi train, wltfi occupants: President's car, So. .Iff?Major Mcil'-y. Mrs. McKlnlev. Mrs. Maria i n? who will be Mrs. McKlnlcy's i anion In the white house; Captain .Mr*. L. M. McWllllnms. of Chicago, ii'imm ?.f Mr' McKlnley; Clara ThoAir*. MeKlnlcy's maid. bithi-r Mi:JCIuley*? ear, No. COS? air*, ncy Allloon McKlnley. (he mother of President-elect; Miss Helen Mc il"v, sinter nT the Prcslderit-Hect; ' and Mrs. George H. Morse, of Han if Isco Mrs. MorMi! Ii? big a niece of i"i McKlnley; Mrn. .lames McKlnley, i hcw. Mrs. Abncr Ouborne and Mrs. ' .'-'rencc Hhaffec, of Cleveland, Mr. and Mrs. Marshall IJurber'H car Mr. and Mrs. M. Hnrber, Mrs. U?r*??r tolng Mrs. MeKlnlcy's sister; Mr, utiU Mr*. Duncan, of Cleveland. cousins of tho President-elect; W. McKlnley Harbor. James liurlit?r( Miss hlri Harbor, Captain and Mrs. II. O. 8. llelstaml. Mr. and Mrs. Howard ltoivmau. of Kl|rrla. 0.: George Haxton, a brother of Mr*. McKlnley; Mr. Will Duncan. Miss Surah. Duncan, of Cleveland; Joseph P. Mintth. of t'rbunu. O.; Mrn. George B. Frease, Canton; Mr. B. L McKlnley, San Francisco. Eacort Commit tea's Car "Arden"? Col. 0. A. Garretson, Henry Crouse, Mr. Webb C. Hayes, of Cleveland; Col. and Mrs. John N. Taylor, of Bast Liverpool, O.; Minnie Lnncroft. George W. Floyd, Dr C. E. Manchester, pastor of the President-elect and wife; I)r. T. 11. Phillips, physician, to tha McKlnley*; Private Secretary .Taine# Boy la and wife. Prose Car?M. A. Havens, W. R Lloyd, A. N. Howell*, E. C. Hotvland, C. M. Pepper, F. B. Loomls. R. p. Skinner, Mr. unU Mr*. D. G. Balliee. George B. Freaie, Dr. "Win. Shaw Bon-en, F. B. Gessner, O. E. McMurray. Mr. and Mrs. P. C. Grennwell, H. C. March, L. H Reed. From the rear platform of the train the major made the following address to his friends who were at the station to bid Mm farewell: "My Neighbors and Friends and Fellow CUIaetui:?On tho ove of departure to the soat of government, soon to assume tha duties of an arduous responsibility, as great as can devolve upon any man. nothing could give mo greater pleasure than this farewell greeting ?this evidence of your friendship und sympathy; your good will, and. J am sure, the prayers of all the people with whom I have lived no long, and whose confidence# and eiiteem tire desirer to m?? than any oth#r earthly honor?. To all of us the future In a sealed book, but if I can, by official act. or administration. or utterance In any degree add to the prosperity of our beloved country and the comfort and well being of our splendid cltlxenshlp. I will devote the bent and most unselfish efforts of my life. The assumption of the chief magistracy is of such grave Importance that partisanship cannot blind tho Judgment or accept anv other con.?HeratIons but for the public good of nil to every party and every section. With this thought uppermost in my mind. I reluctantly take leave of my frlenda and neighbors, cherishing in my heart the sweetest memories nnd the tendercst thoughts of iny old home ?my home now. and I trust, my home hereafter, to long as I live. I thank you and bid jrou all good-bye." ESCORT TO THE TRAIN A Brilliant Affair?Cart-lag* flarraanded by a Hala at Caters* Lights* CANTON, O., March 1.?Promptly at 6 p. m., the bands, military, clubs and citiaens, began to orianlze in the city hall quare. Captain Harry Prease, who commanded the famous Canton truop during the campaign, was chief marshal, and Captain H. L. Runs, his chief of staff. They soon brough: order out of chaos In the assembled multitude and a more devoted escort man never had than that which shortly before 7 o'clock marched to the McKlnley home. A platoon of white-gloved policemen headed the line, and wick or it came me canton troop. This Is ?n organization of nearly 100 representative citizens, organized early tn the campaign to receive, escort and otherwise entertain (he visiting delegation*. They wore military coats, broad brimmed hats, top boot*, lightcolored gauntlets and are all well mounted and well drilled In cavalry tactics. The troop leaves for Washington tomorrow and will participate in the inaugural parade. Following the troop came Canton's famous Grand Army Band. This in turn wan followed by the Third batalllon, Mighth regiment, Ohio National Guard. This regiment was to have been honorary escort to the President-elect on the trip to Washington and from the Capitol station to the hotel, but the failure to secure satisfactory railroad arrangements prevented this as well a.i other Ohio military organisations to Join in the inaugural demonstration. Three companies, a signal and :t hospital corps, constitute the battalion. Jn tho order named were the Canton Business Men's Association, Grand Army posts. Old Soldiers, the Klr?t Ward Republican Club, of whloh Major McKlnley Is a member; the Second Ward Republican Club, other clubs and societies and unorganized citizens of Canton, Massillon and other surrounding towns. Thus organized, the column marched through the public square and up Market street hill, passing the McKlnley house and then countermarching on Market street. When the Business Mens' Association was opposite the McKlnley g*te. tho cojumn halted and waited for M.tjor and Mrs. McKlnley and their attendants to enter tho carriages In waiting. This carriage was drawn by four splendidly caparisoned horses and around it the members of the Canton Business Metis' Association stationed themselves as a guard of honor. Two mounted aides rode nbr**a.?t of the carriage horses and the business mrn completed the hollow *n??!?r? In which the carriage moved. The McKlnley arch, Just at the too: of Market street hill, was illuminated oh darkness fell over tho city, and shone resplendent as the column marched under It. going to and from the McKlnley house Hundreds of tricolored Incandescent lights sent their aoft rays far along Ihto street on either Hide and rnado bright for the time the decorations and statuary, now Wanted by the weather It wns probably Illuminated for the last tlmo tonight end the marchers. oh they paused, looked backward for a Inst glimpse of what is now <he inont conspicuous remlnder of th<- exciting camoalgn in Canton Vist fall, In which hundreds of thousands of people rrom all quartern of the country participated It will bo with regret that the razing of this structure will be viewed by Cantonltcs. There whs no detour from the direct route to the station made by the column All along the line the carriage containing theh President-elect oik' wife was kept In a halo of brilliant light from flmbeaux, emitting lurid red raw, replaced from Hme to time mm tln-v binr?*d dimly At virion* points ti (. line, colored Area were being I'ti-nrd. ard, though th?e iv,n im ga.it/- I effort In that line, It Hv..iuals mt various places *e*r. #ky roekc's and rru.ii ("indies whizzing tlit'ouch the air A? tfc.? head of Me colum.) yrtrho I the ti ilii and halted, the rpnr mb-d fnnvard nnd the .crow Is from th" si.in walk-* mingled with the marchers, u?.til the platform ami aurrourdiur j*treel.- wen* filled tvlth a seething, surffirtf rnss ?>f humani'f. *ach sttlvrig heroically to Ret r? i- itt Ii.? |i.iiii .v!;? ? - the Pn-Hdeht-'trci w.a?!1 nv lint si-en. and some striving for a last hand-Shake, although the committee had arranged tint there should !> none of this. Amid cheers and hurrahs from thousands of throats which nil but drowned oirt the melodious strains of the bands, the MeKlnley special steamed out of the Canton station at 7:27 p. <n., Just a mo ment or two beforo a *llght shower Net In, but not In time <o Interfere with tlw hearty reception Cantonlan* had arranged to her distinguished departing guests. The crowd about the station was utmost Impenetrable and never equalled before In Canton. It wai* not until a detachment of escorts had ridden ahead and opened u way that the carriage containing Major mid Mrs. McKinley could approach the train. As the party approached the station those on the outside of the crowd sent up a cheer. It was taken up by thone near the train and grew In volume until It became fairly doafenlng. The Cheering was renewed whon t*he major appeared on the oar platform with Mr*. McKlnley. He assisted the latter Into the train and then with bare head, turned and bowed to the crowd. When the cheering had sufficiently subsided, he spoke a few word* o( farewell. It was with deep feeling that he addresiied the neighbors and frlendu he had known so long and he as well as thousands In the crowd were much affected by the parting. A* ho concluded and bowed a final farewell, the cheering was renewed s? those on the train heard 1t as they left the statlou. The McKlnlcy special Is running on a moderate schedule In deference to the wishes of Major McKlnley and his aged mother and Is making but a few stops, At Louisville, a small illation some eight miles out of Canton, a large crowd of considerable sire, was gathered on the station platform, and as the train whirled by loud and vociferous cheers from many lusty throats echoed above the nolso of the* cars. At Alliance there was a largo crowd at the station. Ited tires were burned und the whole scene was lurid. This Is the location of Mt. Union College. of which Major McKlnley Is a dlrector. and the college boys were out In force to greet him. The college yell was heard clear and distinct above the cheers from hundreds of others. Major McKlnley bowed his acknowledgements - .i?nn* I P?ninn Station. (V (III- guilt uiix.it ?? He stepped loslde the car, where the cheerful grate Are greeted him, and he found his wife almost cushioned in flowers. On a table near tlic grat" was a gold-plated horie shoe on a miniature metal easel. It was a runty iron shoe picked up by City Cle rk Howard Burgess, of Cleveland, on the way to Cleveland Station before Chairman Hanna started on his trip to St. Louts. It was then tied to the back of the car. but ha? since been gold-plated. Shortly after the train pulled out of Canton, Mother Mclvinley, eighty-eight years old, passed back from her car, next in front, accompanied by her sister, Mrs. Osborne, of Cleveland, nearly as old, and Mrs. Major McKlnley's sister, MrsMarshall Barber. They added their congratulations and formed a memorable and picturesque scene as they sat about the grate Are, Before the train reached Salem. Captain and Mrs. McWllllarnw. of Chicago. General Manager Loree and Mrs. Maria Saxton joined the group. SPEEDING ALONG. PrfildinUal Train bat la firadnstly Galalug Tliue. PITTSBURGH, P?., March l.-Af night advanced, Jnittead of decreasing the crowds at the station*, it seemed tc enlarge them, the cheering and noise oi demonstrations were louder and the Illuminations brighter. The great volume of cheers from Alliance seemed to b? wafted across the country to mlngl* with those of the vast crotva asncrnoiev In and about Salem, where the trolo slowed up and dropped off dispatches. Good time is brine rondo by the train, Though a little late In leaving Canton, on account of (he station crowd and the demonstration, a steady gain has thus far been made nnd prospects are bright for the regular schedule being resumed before the night Is far advanced, The Pennsylvania company peoplo aside from providing all the comforts possible on the Interior of the train, have provided a clear track for a straightaway run. Besides every switch alons the main lino in guarded by trusted men until the train passes, and oil the travelers are possessed of a feeling of unusual security. THE WHITE H0U8K. IC li In n??<lln?M for In XewOccRplnti. Kvrrytliltig In Order. WASHINGTON, D. C.. March l.-"I have never seen the whlto house in such perfect condition as it Is to-day," said Captain Dubois, the chief usher who has served In different capacities In the President's house for very many years. The house is really ready for occupancy by the President and Mrs. McKlnely at any moment. All the personal effects belonging to President Cleveland have been removed to tho Princeton home, The furnishings proper to the rooms belctog to the national government and with the exception of a certain stiffness in aspect, attributable to the absence of little knleknacks and personal belongings which may be supplied by the new comers, everything looks homelike and comfortable. The furniture has been renovated, t'he carpets cleaned and the picture frames regilded and freshened, so that tho Interior furnishings look new, although this had to be accomplished witn mo cxpenuuure ui n small sum of money. General Wilson, chief of engineers, has given his person* al attention to overy detail, continuing voluntarily the duties that were impoV ed upon him ns superintendent of publie buildings and grounds until the close of the present administration. As the private portion of the white house Is at present arranged there ure six bed chambers. President Cleveland occupies n large room next to the northwest corner on the second floor, but It does not follow that the same apartment will serve as the sleeping room of his successor. Mr, Porter, Major MoKlnley's secretary, was at he white house for some time and looked carefully over the interior, lie was not prepared to Indicate how ih?? sleeping apartments should be allot ted. hut It seemed that his fancy tended toward me bright, sunny rooiii on the southwest corner of the building, across the corridor from President Cleveland's chamber, as the beat foi Mr. uud Mrs. MrKlnley. Thin was the bedroom of the Harrisons, and because It is so cheery and sunny and has a southern exposure it appears best adapted to the needs of Mrs. McKlnle.v, Very near to it. and on the same side of the central corridor, Is the library, really used us a sitting room, for slnj;u< birly enough the white house luts nc actual private parlor. Communicating doors between the rooms along tlu south front of the 1)1111(11111? would afford the President easy access to the oflleial portion of the house. 815IC the new song Kork-a-Hyo Lady, by Miss Flora H. Pollack. Words by Eugene Field, On sale at \F. W. 1IAUMER CO'S. WEYLER ENRAGED. Hns Sent Hi* Resignation to the SpunlHli Government. JULIO SANGUILLY'S RELEASE lnreitard Hint Beyond Mrunr?-Pri? quntlf Said He Wonlil llaalgn If the Crown Interfered With Ills Puller ** fording |>rl40iiiri-RaD(NllIf Arrive* at Tampa, FJa??Had About lilven Up llopo Whin Given ll^la Freedom?Hpeaka In lllgto I'irina of Cottant l.ee?Sapreme Coarl Dft ldra Agalnat Three Friends* NEW YORK, March l.-A dispatch to the Hernia from Havana says: It is learned on the very highest authority that Captain General Weyler has forwarded hla resignation to the Bpanlsh government at Madrid. The captain general, It la Bald, will leave the island aa soon an possible, probably In about three weeks. Thl? decisive ?tep, General Weyler determined to take as soon as he heard of the release of Julio Sangullly. The captain general had frequently said that he would resign If the crown ehould Interfere with 'his policy in regard to prisoners, especially Americans, and he was incensed beyond meaaure at being Ignored in the negotiations carried on by the Spanish government in the case of the notable captive, sangumy, wn? w*a icleased on Friday. It is reported that General Ramon i Blanco Y. Arenas, the Marquis of Pena Plata, may be appointed to succeed General Weyler. 8AHQU1LLY A FREE KAlf Arrives at Tump*. Fla.?Hud I/Oit All Hope ofReleiit. TAMPA, Fig., March 1.?A* a free man General Julio Sangullly stepped on 1 free American soil at 1 o'clock this ! morning after a rough trip over from Havana. He was seen at once by an Associated Press correspondent, to whom he said: "I feel very much fatigued after my trip and exciting Incidents relative to my release and departure. 1 know I am a free man, but still can scarcely realise that It Is ho after those two long, almost endless years In Cabana Fort, ress. I had long ago given up ull hope , of ever being a free man, because I knew I never would be released as long us wur lasted, and I knew also that war Is on to last always or until the Cubans gain their independence unconditional, ly. . From such gloom you can realize that my condition is somewhat dar. 'd Just as yet. My delight on reaching free American soil Is boundless, and I 1 do not know how to express myself Justly. My plans for the future are yet unmatured. I have my wife and son with me, and ae soon as we get some rest in Tampa will consider where we shall locate. "Ho far as my treatment ^concerned while In prison. 1 can only say that the Spanish offlcors showed me every I possible courtesy, and while other prisi oners were abused. I was not. The fact that they were not all treated as I M*nu tinlnAil ...a irraollv and I UIIN t)OW erlesn and wou.. Iiavo been glad to , have shared their hardships with them. I wm plven a cell alone. My food wan , the best that wan allowed In prison. 1 While It .Wat against the rules, 1 was ' allowed occasionally to have American . newspapers and to read the cheering news of sympathy from the people here. While my treatment was kind and ap! predated, yet they dared not treat me otherwise. "I had lost nil hope of ever being re; leased and did not think the United i States was treating me right I was always proud of my cltlsenshlp, but am more so than ever now, for I know that I owe my freedom to the efforts of General Lee and the bold stand taken by the senate. This tjhows the power of the United States when exerted, for Spain dared not lot matters remain as they wore much longer under the pressure. It was useless to Impose any con dltlon in leaving the Island on me, because I would not remain a moment anyway had I been released otherwise, for it would not have been safe for 1 mo. It has always been my opinion I that here would be a change of foreign policyi unaer aicjviniey. xiia Hcim.-uun of Senator Sherman for secretary of state confirms my opinion now. He has always be<m against Spanish rule In i Cuba ami the struggling patriots will , have a fair show unuer him. "The cause of Cuba Is In better shape i to-day than over beforo ami with fair treatment will soon win Its freedom. I had the pleasure of a talk with General 1 Lee beforo leaving Havana. Ho said i after thoroughly understanding matters he had mude up his mind to demand the freedom of every American now a prisoner in Cuba without Just cause. but that he must have warships to bade up i his demands. 1I>> had made his Inten, tlons known to Olncy, he said, and had sent his resignation to go into effect if the request was not granted. As a mat. tor of courtesy he was waiting now for the new administration nnd would toll it the same thing. If not accorded, he would return at once, go before the senate and tell them all and show them whose fault It was that nothing hus . been done." Kltr.hngh Lee. Jr., came over on the ' same steamer with bangnllly. H? naid his mission was entirely a personal ! one. He refused to confirm or deny the , resignation report about his father. THE THREE FRiiNDg. Supreme Conrt Order* Tabrit Illll lllliuu; nnnnii WASHINGTON, D. C., March 1,?Tho i United State* supreme court to-day rendered on opinion in the ease of the steamer Three Friends, seised November 7 IohI by tho collector of customs for the district of St. John*. Fla., as forfeited to the t'nlted Slates under section 5,28.1 of the revised statutes, known 1 sis the neutrality act. The opinion fully sustained the position ??r the government, reversing the Judgment of the dls' trlct court for the southern district of ' Florida. ' Chief Justice Fuller delivered the opinion "f tho court. He defined neutrality to m"un "Abstinence from any participation In a public, private or civil ' war and an Impartiality of conduct toward both parties, but the mnint?>nanco unbroken of peaceful relations 1 between the two powers when the dome silo peace ??r one of them in distuib? <\ ' i'i not neutrality in tho same sense In I which the word Is used when the dlsI turbnnce bus acquired such bend as to have demanded the recognition of belligerency." To this he added the remark: "Ah were matter of municipal administration no nation can permit unauthorized acts of war within its territory, in in fraction of Its sovereignty while good faith toward friendly nations requires their prevention." Hence th?* court held that while the act wan intended to nwuro neutral action, It watt nevertheless un act to punIhIi certain offenses ugalnst tho United States by line*, etc., dcflhlflff the precis* nature of these offenses. Tho chief justico reviewed the origin of the statute in iiueiition. Haying it was brought forward from the laws of 1818 nnd 1794. He held that the law had originally been drafted at Washington's Instigation. and that tho words 'colony, district or people," on the proper construction of which the case hinged, were Inserted In 1818 at the Instance of the Spanish minister, who suggested that the South American colonies In revolt, and not so recognised as independent, might be Included In the word state," The court htld that the words must "necessarily be held applicable to a body of insurgent** associated together In a common political enterprise and carrying on hostilities against the parent country in the effort to achieve Independence, ult hough recognition of belligerency had not been accorded." Neither of the words, the opinion continued, Is used as equivalent to the word state, and the word people in the connection In which It Is used must "apply to n body of persons less than a state or nation," nnd this meaning would be satisfied by ronsiderlng It us applicable to any consolidated political body. Chief Justice Fuller continued by saying it belonged to the )>o!itlca! department to determine when belligerency should be recognized, but that there was a sharp distinction between the recog nltlon of Belligerency ana mo recognition of political revolt, a* was shown In this case, In which, while there had been no recognition of belligerency, there hud still been many proclamations and messages by the President recognizing, the Cuban insurrection and un actual conflict of arms In resistance of the authority of a government with which tho United States are on terms of peace and amity, although acknowledgment of belligerency had riot taken place. Continuing: with this branch of the case ho said: "We see no justification for Importing Into section fi.283 words which It does not contalp, and which would make Its operation depend upon the recognition of belligerency, and whllo the libel might have been drawn with somewhat greater precision, we are of tho opinion that it should not have been dismissed. The Judgment of the district court of Florida was reversed and the case remanded with directions to resume custody of the vessel, which had been released on bond. LAST HOURS Of the Prrunt Ctngrfu-Prlxc righting Itoaated !u Iht Hons*. WASHINGTON, March 1.?The senate pressed steadily forward on the apI proprlation bills today, making such progress that no further apprehension | is felt as to the passage of these jfreat J fiscal measures. The District of ColI umbia bill was passed early in the day. I The naval bill brought out a hot conj test on the price of armor plate and the establishment of a government armor factory. The i?<mate committee I has recommended a maximum price of ( $400 per ton for armcr. Mr. Chandler endeavored to have the price fixed at 1.1300. The bill was laid aside at 4:30 p. ! m., for an executive session. I Tho house galleries were thronged I with visitors all day, but the crowds witnessed nothing beyond the dullest - l-tll 4t,? |B.f It'll f or routine nimitri? uut? ??.? ...... ..... hour of the session, when tho bill to prohibit the transmission of detailed accounts of prise lights by mall or telegraph was brought up. This led to a very lively skirmish In which prize fighting was denounced on all Hides and the advocate* of the bill Insisted that the "sickening details" should be suppressed In the Interest of Rood morals. But the bill mot with most strenuous opposition on the ground that It i would tend to establish a censorship of tho press. At the end of the dobate, which was participated In by Messni. [ Aldrich (Rep., II1L), Orosvenor, (Rep., Ohio.), Morse. (Rep., Mass.,) In favor of the bill and Messrs. Dockery, (Dem. Mo.), and Cummings, (Dem., N. Y.) in opposition, the adversaries of the measure outvoted the friends of the bill on several filibustering motions, but an agreement for a recess until 10 o'clock tomorrow put an end to hostilities. The bill now becomes the unfinished business whenever the call of committees Is reached, but as conferI ence reports have the right or way, it Is doubtful whether that order of busl, ness will again be reached this session. ! The senate bill to test the merits of the patent posts 1 card of thte econoi mlc postal association was laid on the table., Mr. Aldrich, (Rep., III.), who called up the prise lighting bill said that while this bill would not prevent the "mill" scheduled to take place In Nevada March 17, or the transmission of a news item of the result, it would prevent the broadcast dissemination of j the "sickening details" and the demoralising preliminaries with which the I columns of the newspapers already | teemed. Mr. Morse (Rep., Mass.) advocated tho I passage of tho bill us a protection to I tho youth of the country." He said he hoped the result of the tight would be thnt "these two brutes'* would kill each other. Clcn. Grosvenor (Hep., Ohio) expressed the opinion tlmt tho necessities of morality and public order demanded the suppression of prise fighting. "If I lived In a state." suld he, "which had no thing else to commend It. I might fa, vor prise lighting." (Laughter.) Mr. Dockery (Dem., Mo.) vigorously opposed the bill. He opposed prize fighting, he said, as much ns any one did, but this bill would establish a censorship of the press, and If carried to its logical conclusion would necessitate a bureau for that purpose. Mr. Cummings (Dem., N. V.) characterised the bill as dangerous legislation, lie said If It ever pansed. many of the books In the Congressional library could not bo sent through tho mall. Mr. llcpbutn (Hep., Iowa) closed the ; debnto with aii earnest appeal for the bill. | The sundry civil bill was neat to cati1 ferenoe, Mpmi*. Cannon. W. A. Stone i and Sayres .being tho conferees. I The pout omen appropriation bill whr aluo sent lo conference. Mowrn, Loud I (Hep*. * ??!.). Smith (Hep., Ill), ami 1 Kyi" (Item., Miss.) I???li?r Appointed conferees. A number of other bills were sent to conference. The house agreed to I he conference roport on tho St. Louis bridge bill. Tin* conference report on the bill to protect national inllltury parks was i agreed to. ! A bill was passed to provide for the transmission to Washington of preslI ntlal flection returns by mall. The I hill abolishes the system of messengers now employed. | The senate resolution to enable an ofllI or of the United Stubs army to accept under the government of tho Greater I Hepuhllc of Central America a position as military Instructor was adopted, . At 6:10 a recess was taken. PROBABLY FATAL I'lre Occurs on the South Sid* This Morning AT FARRELL S BOARDING HOUSE John Hendenon and Little Bon Belly Birnrd, the Father Receiving Pnkcblt Fetal Injarlaa?Jamea Brady, Anotfcav Occupant of the Room, Reectvea Severe Barna while Raeenlnn the Othara. Whole Room wu Abfala When Ike Flamaa Ware OluoTered. Fire broke out In an upstairs bedroom in the boarding house of Mrs. Farrell, 2910 Chspllne street, about 1 o'clock thla morning, and as a result three persons were badly burned, and one may bo fatally. The reels south of the creek were soon on the spot after the alarm was sounded, but the Ore had gained such a start that it took several minutes to subdue it. The Are originated, it is thought, from the explosion of a lamp, which set on the mantel. It Is also thought that it may have originated from the lire in the grate catching the bed clothes. Those burned are John Henderson, his thirteen-year-old son. Percy, and James Brady. The three men were sleeping In the bed room, and Brady awakened first, when the room was In a blaze. He rushed to the bed wbera Henderson and his son lay. and tried to arouse them. He had difficulty In Ma efforts, as the room was full of smoke, and bed clothes, carpets and furniture were a mass of -ames. Brady finally dragged them out in the hall and gave the alarm. Henderson is severely burned and his recovery is doubtful. His body is about the only place untouched by the flames, his legs and arms to his elbows being burned, and his head, face and neclc are in a frightful condition, and his eyei are ruined. His son is also seriously burned, but not so bad as his father. Brady received painful burns while heroically rescuing the lather and son. The boy was carried into the house of a neighbor, Mr. Haynes, and the father ia being cared for in a room downstairs. In his boarding house. Henderson is m widower, and with his son. boarded with Mrs. FarrelL Drs. Maoley and Chambers are the attending physicians. Tfao Are was so sudden, and so terrible in its effect, that It seems wonderful how soon it got such a start, before discovered. Though said to have originated from a lamp, the lamp, strange to say, is still intact. The theory that the Are started from some bed clothes coming in contact with the fire place, is probably the more correct The Are department extinguished the Are. without it resaobing beyond the bed room. Nearly everything in the room la destroyed, and the Inmates escaped with* - ~ out a stitch of clothing. THRILLING EXPERIENCE Of a Mm Imprisoned tm a Trt. Fomr D?n by fb. High Watar. Special Dispatch to th, Intelligencer. KINGWOOD, W. Va.. March X.?Word reached here to-day of the thrilling experience of Patrick McClary, who waa compelled to spend four day, and algfcta In a tree on account of tha recent high water. Hp attempted to cross Dry Fork, en Cheat river near Ruling's, In a ski*. The water was rising and very swift. His boat capsized near a little Island and left McClary stranded, the boat gone and no help near. In a few hour* the water covered the Island, and ha waa compelled to taka refuge In a t*a. where he remained four daya without food or ahelter. After he was discovered tt was a day before he could be rescued. He had ao coat on, and exposure has nearly cost hlrn his life. Bis feet.were badly frown. M OU lo Kliidl. m Flra. Rneclnl Dispatch to tho Intelligencer. VjELLSBURG, \V. Viu. Maroh L-i This afternoon, while attempting to build a fire, Mrs. John Stuart received burns from xvhleh aha is not expected to recover. She van using: oil in building the fire, and In some manner her clothing caught fire and before it was extinguished she was badly burned. Foiuad Drowned. Special Dispatch to the Xntolllgenoer. STEUBENVILLE, O., March 1.?Tha body of Michael Nagle, a puddler, of Brilliant, was found this afternoon in the bottom near Mingo Junction. The water covered this ground during the late flood, nnd it is supposed Nagle fell off tho Cleveland & Pittsburgh bridge Into the high wajter and was drowned. ProgrcMlv* Mingo. Spcclal Dispatch to tho Intelligencer. STEUBENVILLE, O., March l.?Xt the special election at Mingo Junotlon to-day, tho vote to issue $16,500 bonds for park purposes was carricd by a vote of 356 to 9. The money Is to bo used as nn inducement to manufacturing plants. "Divine llMkr" ScliroHer. Special Dispatch to tho Intelligencer. HUNTINGTON, \V. Vs., March 1.? August Schradcr, jhe "divine healer," arrived In this city this afternoon and witi iv.mnin here for two days. He goes from hero to Pittsburgh. A? yot no excitement ha* been created, as his presenco Is only known to a few. Korritcr Htnltiiml. NEW YORK. March L?William Jay Kocrndr. who wns convicted of the murder of Rose A. Rodgate, Was sentenced to-day to b?? electrocuted during the week of April 19. Koornor is a newspaper artist, and formerly resided in Pittsburgh. Pa. _ Strnitulilp Movement*. GLASGOW?Italia, from New York. GIBRALTAR?Kalsor Wllhelm II, from New York, for Oenoa (and proceeded). BALTIMORE?Ohio, from Rotterdam, via Hundirtland. PHILADELPHIA ? Danla, from Shields. ^ Wmtlirr Kortntl for To-tfny, For West Virginia, Western Pennsylvania and Ohio, thoratcnlng weather, with light rain or snow; colder; southerly winds, shifting to northerly. l?ocnt Temper*turf. The trmperntiiro yesterday an ohiierved by C. Hriinrpf, dmsgiFt. corner Market and Fourteenth streets, was as follows: 7 s. m !fli I .1 p. fit 0 a. in 37 [ 7 p. in 48 112 m 43 I .Weather?Chang'la,