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"TOLUME W. VA.. MOXDAYrFEBKUAHY 27. M, ^RICK TWO
BRIEF SUMMARY Ot tlic Work of the Legislature Just Ended. MUCH OF IT DONE LAST WEEK As to Quantity, not i'ar Hehind "Work of Predecessors?Most of the Bills hoeal And Semi-Local. Measures. Some ol* those of Chief Interest. Some "Wheeling 15111s nre Lawn. Hills Approved by the Governor. Express Measure mny be Vetoed. Members Have Left the Capital City. Hpfcial Dispute!) to the Intelligencer. CHARLESTON/ W. Va., Feb. 2G.? 'Another legislature has become a thing of the past. At one minute before 5 rtVlork vosterdav afternoon Sneaker Melvinney rupped, the gavel in the houBo for the last time. Fifteen minutes before President Marshull had announced that the senate stood adjourned sine die. Though the formal adjournment did not take place until evening, the actual work of the session .was concluded In the morning, when the two houses accepted the report of the conference committee on the appropriation bills, und passed several supplemental bills. These consisted of an appropriation of J.iOO for tablets to mark the site of Fort lien I;, at Wheeling, and the Point Pleasant battlefield: $600 for I he slate board of pnrdons. and the necessary Kinount to pay the members and attache? the extra day's per diem. Long before the formal breaking up occurred, the members had begun to leave the city on every outgoing train,, and by the time the two bodies reconvened in the afternoon for the last time there was barely a quorum left. A number of those who left yesterday returned immediately to their homes, but a large body went to Washington, to attend the closing sittings of Congress. To-day there' are not over a score of members remaining, and very few attaches. The chief clerks and their assistants will, of course, be here for several weeks yet, Indexing the work of the session, and getting their records generally into shape. What was Accomplished. ** Naturally, the dissolving of the legislature leads to the question: What has been accomplished? As fa.- as quantity is concerned, the legislature of 1S99 is not far. if any. behind its predecessors. Up until the last Wtek of tb? session comparatively few m(smires had beer; pased. but during muv luai ni-cu in11 unci u?n wua pusned. though not all rushed through. It was one of the distinguished characteristics of this legislature that It was deliberate In whatever It undertook, whethei U was an Important bill, "or a till altering a local charter, or resolution allowing a bill for extra pay. Altogether, according to the most accurate calculations, the number of measures passed, exclusive of the-approprlatlon bills, were sixty-one:. of these at least twenty-eight were purely local, and a half of the remainder semi-local. Aside from merit, the measures passed that have attracted the chief interest and attention are the real estate reassessment bill the bill taxing express companies, the valued policy insurance bill and the general appropriation bill. Next to those comes a set consisting of the hill providing for the execution of the death penalty at the penitentiary; the elghl-hour working law,* which applies only to work done for the state: the hotel keepers' liability measure: the bill providing that fidelity and surety companies which ary accepted on bonds by the I'nlted States government need not deposit with the auditor the amount now required to do business in this state, and the bill authorizing county courts upon a vote of the people to Issue bonds for the construction of permaent county roads, using either brick paving asphalt or macadam. Oflier Feature*. The list of the acts which are of par? .tlcular interest in "Wheeling includes | the Wheeling bridge bill; the bill increasing the jurisdiction of the criminal court of Ohio county: Mr. "Whltaker's toll road bill, applicable In particular to Ohio and Brooke counties; Mr. McLure's hotel liability measure: Mr. BehS rens' measure rrpntlnir ;i ulfiff. hnnw 1 of embalmers, and the bill making the licenses of brewers and distillers to sell at wholesale co-extenalve with the etaie. A noteworthy feature of the legislature was the absence, save during the senatorial contest, of the usual unreaEonal partisanship. Another feature of late was the comparatively small amount, especially in the senate, o? the usual waste of time In useless discus-! slon. I To the ability and general fairness o? the two presiding officers. Speaker McKluney and President Marshall was due much (if the harmony, good feeling and genornl satisfaction" with which the members parted. Of the measures passed that have | Thus far bo^n presented to the governor. n?ly one, the county seat removal bill, i has heen vetotod: nnd only one other, th'- valued policy insurance bill, has be ome law without his signature. It li understood, however, that each of th'-se will soon liave a companion. The llohions measure, creating a state board uf embalmers, will become u law | without th- signature, and the much talko'l-itViout express bill will, it Is gen-1 orally believed, be vetoed. ' <>ovei'iioi''*( VelocK and Approvals, j Th" governor last night nfllxed his fljrnature to the following bills: Senate hm Xo. mt the general appro-' nrl.it i<.? v-ti. - . ...... ... 1 >1111; nouse nni is'o. ci', relating | IB to '?rr<-ns-H against the property ?>f rail- j y 'wl*. lelcfccuph and telephone eoniN P?nlM; honntc bill 23. amending the art H ti'cntlnjj aii Independent school district | n of'Wafton; senate bill No. 2"i concerning S exemption from Jury service; senate M Mil NV :j, creating a state advisory I B ward of pardons; house hill No. Oil. ere- j "ting mat,, hospitals for the benefit of. ( |tt tho-oonKiiRcd in occupations dangerous H to health. Iliv nnd limb; senate bill No. HB J3- "Jii'-ei'tdng the Incorporation of siw- 1 hanks; house bill No. It*. amendH Ijik tlu- charter ??f (Jnifton. and senate H bill? x?s J4,; a|U| making certain Hi appropriations. Iteeent Charier* Issued. I ?f'r-lil Dlsnatch to tlio intelligencer. Hg WlAM.K.STON. \V. Va.. Feb. 26.? j Et'fSovertior A. It. Fleming. of Falr at. h at the head of the ItrooksCoal ^np:iny, of Fairmont, which received a H barter yesterday, from the secretary of ?Ut? The capital stock of the cornH ;lri>' '* with the privilege of In-j to JWj.OOO. The Incorporator* ?H John <>. firooks, of Moundsvllle; .1- i W , '"" kill, of Montana. W. Vn.; Willitrooks. I. Malone and H bcliolt, of Fairmont. E| i ' ''h.ntfr vvjis aluo Issued lo the AlwA Construction and .Equipment Company, of Martlnsburp, ;vlth a subscribed capital of 5500 and an authorised capital of one million. It haB for Its object the equipment of all Kinds of fiovernment and municipal 'work?.' The Incorporators are Grldln C. Callahan. . Spencer P. Hazard, Frank McCaffery, "%Vllllan> li. Stokes, and J. "Walter t White, all of Philadelphia, Pa. "QUAY'S TRIALT The Pennsylvania Senator will he 1 Called Upon to-day to Answer | Charges ol* ConKplraey ami the Unlawful iite ol* Money, j PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Feb. 20.I There 1h every indication to-night that United States Senator Quay and his I son Richard It. Quay, will be placed j upon trial in the criminal court to-mor! row, to answer the charges of conspiracy and the unlawful use of state moneys. Both sides are ready and It Is said anxious to have the trial proceed without further delay. Senator Quay and his son have been In the city for some time past In dallfc* consultation with their lawyers, A. S. L. Shields nnd I ltufus IC. Shapley. So far as known, former District Attorney Graham, who was active In the early stages of the prosecution, will take no part In the trial, which will be conducted for the commonwealth by District Attomev Kothermel, who was elected to that i office last November und his assistants, | Flnletter and Clement. The trial will undoubtedly be of unparalleled importance, not only because It presents the unusual spectacle of a Unlted.State* senator as the chief defendant, but also because upon its result largely hinges his political future. It Is regarded as extremely unlikely that the long existing | legislative dead-lock at ilariisburg will fbe broken in the meantime and it is conceded that the outcome of the trial will directly Intluence tne question of the senatorial concession. The Quays were indicted on November -1 last Jointly with former state treasurer Benjamin J. Haywood, who died last Thursday. The charges crew I out of the failure of the People's Bank, of this city, in March last. The formal j allegation is that the Quays and HayI wood, while the latter was stare treasI urer. conspired with John S. Hopkins, cashier of the bank, to use and that they did use, In violation of law. state j funds <tn deposit In the bank for their 1 own private purposes. Hopkins committed suicide when the bank failed. The case has already gone through many preliminary stages and a number of postponements have been granted ut , the prayer of the defense! ' Judge Beltler, who will be upon the I bench during the trial ha.?, with the as| slstance of counsel, been devoting much I time to arrangements for admission to I the court room. Jn anticipation of a crush, the attendance will be restricted 1 tne witnesses, jurors ana newspaper representatives who will be "provided ! with special tickets. Even members of | the bar no: connected with the case will be excluded. To Insure order, a squad of policemen will be on guard in j the corridor outside the court room with orders to admit only ticket bearI ers. I The <1 rst" day will doubtless be occuI pied in drawing u jury from the panel | of fifty men. and it is thought Uiulthe ! trial will consume Tit "least "one'^TveeK. The commonwealth will call between fifty and sixty witnesses and the. defense probably as many more. A curious feature of tin? case Is that among the witnesses summoned by the defenr-e are former Postmaster General John Wanamaker. ex-Judge Gordon. Democratic National Committeeman Guffev und State Senator David Martin. who have been the leaders in the Quay opposition. DOMICILIARY VISITS Ot'tlie Paris Police?Houses ol* Mem* bcrs of Royalist Party Invaded and 31 any DocumentsSecured. PARIS, Feb. '-G.?In consequence of the placarding throughout the city of speeches of the Due d'Orleans, the Orleanist pretender, recently delivered at Sun Remo, and the seizure of scarfplns and medals bearing the pretender's portrait, the prefect of police was ordered by the government to make strict investigation Into the recent proceedings of the Monarchist party. Lust evening the prefect communicated the result of his Inquiries to M. Dupuy, premier und minister of the Interior. with tin? result that the minister decided upon vigorous action. At midnight. M. Qochefort, chief of the secret police, was summoned to the prefecture, and directed to prepare seventeen confidential letters and seventeen warrants, which were handed to seventeen police commissaries, authorizing a search of the residences of suspects, particularly M. Guerin, manager of the newspaper Antljulf; Messrs. Deveaux. Buffet. Robert de Chavilly, Thiebuuld De Monicourt. secretary to the Due d'Orleans, Dubuc, president of The Young: -Anti-Semites, unci Comte Sabran de Ponteves. The confidential letters Indicated that the warrants aimed to discover the existence of any political action on the part of the anti-Semitic league, or its relations with the Royalist and Bonapartist committees or with other leagues. No incident occurred In the course of the domiciliary visits. This morning, M. IJuffet, who represents the Due d'Orleans, vigorously protested agalnnt the violation of his domicile, and declared that the Koyalist party would always conspire, even If threatened with Imprisonment. Many documents were seized at M. Huffet's residence. Quantities of propagandist pamphlets and portraits of the Due d'Orleans, a list of tin* members of the Koyalist committee and voluminous correspondence were seized at the headquarters of the Koyalist committee, In the Fauborg St. Honore, and at the residence of Comte Sabran de l'onteves. The commissary who visited M. de Monlcourt surprised blm Just as he bad returned from Brussels with letters from the Due d'Orleans, addressing a Koyalist personage, and Instructions from the ||| iruwiorr III inn aupjiurit-'i a. 11 Xliese wore seized. i In consequence of an announcement I that demonstrations were Intended to | be made at the Vendome column, thirty agents of the police were posted In the vicinity to-day. About .'t o'clock this afternoon people began to arrive with bouquets of violets. Five, .who threw flower* within the railing surrounding the column, were promptly placed under arrest, though released soon after on giving their names and addresses to the police. Henceforth demonstrators will be allowed to promenade with emblems. but not to approach the column. The Due d'Orleans arrived In Turin this evening from Brussels. Aged Woman Humeri to Death. Hpoclul Dispatch to tlio Intelllgcnccr. STICUBKNVILIjK, O., Feb. 1!C.?Mrs. Hugh 'MeF'lutll. aged seventy. was fatally burned last night. Her night dress eaught iii n grate and before neighbors attracted by her scrcams, could extlnmilsh the blaze, she was burned from head-to foou WEEK IN CONGRESS Much Interest Centered luClosing days of Session. THE COMPROMISE ARMY BILL In the Semite ? A Yolo Confidently Expected on ilio Measure Before Adjournment to-day ? Not Likely That. There will be any Occasion l'or an Extra Session ? House will Devote Its Time to the Appropriation Bills and Conference Reports. Everything will go by the Boards. Promises to be an Interesting ami Memorable Week. "WASHINGTON, Feb. 2G.?The week will open with the compromise army bill still before the senate, but It Is Impossible to suy how long it may continue to demand the attention of that body. The best opinion is to the effect that a vote will be secured Monday, but tills depends largely upon the temper of Mr. Gorman and his friends, who Insist upon the amendment of the nrmy bill so as to further curtail the size of the army In 1901. It Is not, however, believed that they will press their opposition to the point of entering Into an extended controversy over the merits of the measure, and the friends of the measure count confidently on a vote before adjournment Monday. Mr. Gorman disclaims any intention to force delay, but says he will press his amendment as long as there Is any chance of success. If the debate should be continued nnv patiol.loMl.l.. ! would be generally accepted as Indicating a purpose to force an extra session. as all admit that with as many appropriation bills as are pending It is impracticable to give very much more time to the army bill and still puss the supply bills before the 4th inst. There is yet no danger of failure on either the army bill or the appropriation bills. No senator can be found who avows himself desirous of forcing a called session. Hence the general belief that all these measures will become laws and that when Congress adjourns for the session next Saturday legislation will be such shape as to render it safe to permit the legislators to remain at their homes until next December. There is no doubt of the passage of the army bill by a large majority when the vote Is taken. Bills in CoiitririMMS The appropriation bills will demand almost all the attention of the senate after the army bill Is out of the way, and the senate will have to materially increase the length of sessions in order to secure their enactment into laws. There are still five of these bills which have not as yet received attention from the senate, and live others which are in conference and which will require more or less consideration on conference reports The bills in conference are those providing appropriations for the Indian office. postofflce and agricultural departments and for the District of Columbia and the improvement of rivers and harbors. There are no radical points of difference in any of these bills except in the river and harbor bill, but there are many questions requiring adjustment and they will necessarily demand time for this purpose. The river ami litirlinK l>lll no,...l.4U provision and other additions appropriating large sums of money. The live , i.ilis which have not been reported to the senate are: The sundry civil, the naval, the army, the fortification and the general deficiency. AH are Important and each will require considerable tline for disposal. Of these live tin- committee on appropriations lias considered only the sundry civil bill. The senate will get them all through, however, unless unexpected opposition should be developed to some of them. The calendar is full of bills of a private and semi-private nature, and also contains many measures of general public Importance. Many of these are unobjectionable to all the members of the senate, and a majority of those of this class will pass. The beginning of the day sessions will probably be advanced to 10 or 11 o'clock each day of the day, and night sessions are also counted upon for the greater part of it. The house will devote practically all of the closing week of the session to the appropriation bills and conference reports, and th?> prospects are that every minute of the time will be required to get them through before noon on March A. An order has been made to meet at 11 o'clock each day, but In addition to tills night sessions will be held and It would surprise no one If one or more all-night sessions should be necessary. Hills to be Considered. Everything else except the appropriation bills and the army reorganization bill will go by the boards In the final crush. A few minor bills may go through by unanimous consent, but there is no longer any time for the con slderation of important general measures. The bill for the government ?f Hawaii has been abandoned, and although the friends of the public. building bills, favorably acted upon in committee of the whole ten days ago, still cherish a lingering hope that time will be given for their consideration In the house, the ohunce is so Insignificant that It Is barely worth mentioning. Hundreds of bills will die on the calendar. Although the fear of an extra session practically disappeared with the agreement in the senate upon the army reorganization bill. It will require the most arduous labor to get through tin; appropriation bills, and conference reports before the curtain falls next Saturday. The actual physical work of enirroHslnir **lirht or ton l>l< appropriation bills during tlie last 4X hours will necessitate a large temporary addition to the clerical force. The engrossment of bills Is done at the government printing olllce when no special exlKency exists. but by a special resolution passed Friday permission to engross by hand during the remainder of the session was given. In the final adjustment of differences between the two houses the house is enabled lo bring every proposition to a vote quickly under suspension of the.rules, a motion to suspend the rules being in tinier at any time during tin* last week of the session. This gives the house a distinct advantuKe and enables it at I ho fag end of the sesslson to transact an enormous amount of business In a very short time. The state of the appvoprla- i lion bills Is such that the situation inlKht well cause alarm were it not for the almost universal desire on both sides of the house to obviate the necessity of an extra session of (,'ongress. Only three of the fourteen supply .bills have gone to the President?the pension, military and consular and diplomatic. Six have passed both houses. [Flvti-of these, the legislative, executive [ and judicial, the postqfnce, the agricultural. District of Columbia and Indian, | | are In conference where the representatives of the two houses are seeking to adjust the differences. The other, the river and harbor, nas been referred to the river and harbor committee of the house. The sundry civil bill has passed j the house and Is under consideration I In the senate. The naval bill has passed the house, but has not yet been reported to the senate. The army bill Is being considered In the house, and two of the bills, the fortllicatlon and general deficiency, are yet to be acted upon by | the house. Don't Promiso a Deadlock. Most of the bills In conference have problems which will be more or less dllllcult to solve, but none of these differences, vexatious and serious as they may be, promise a dead-lock which might result In their failure, with the single exception of the river and harbor bill, and Its loss would not necessitate an extra session. The fight ovpr the Nicaragua canal amendment, which [ the senate placed upon this Iplll as a rider, will be bitter and to the death. Although the canal proposition undoubtedly would command a majority of the votes In the house, against It Is arrayed the opposition of the appropriations committee and the ablest tacticians of the house, who do not believe legislation authorizing such an enormous expenditure should be hastily passed during the dying hours of Congress. Every strategy known .to parliamentary law will be employed to defeat the proposition, and If necessary probably to kill the bill, should the senate prefer Its deathto Its enactment without the canal amendment. After the committee, considers the senate amendments, Chairman Burton will probably come Into the house with a motion for a disagreement upon all amendments and an agreement In the senate's request for a conference. Mr. Hepburn, chairman of the Inter-state commerce committee, will move concurrence fn the canal amendment, which motion Is ! In order and -will take preference. Hut as the amendment carries an ap |ji ?.?|?? liiiiKii u muni. uc cuumuereu 111 commit tec of the whole first, und here its opponents will make their first light. Obstructive tactics can hi* employed, but it lies In the power of the majority to win in the end. and it Is probable that upon a vote the house may agree to an amendment. But this will not end the contest by any means. It can be transferred,to all conference reports upon the hill and prolonged, to the Jeopardy of the appropriation bills to such an extent that it would seem that In the filial issues the friends of the j canal amendment will be effectually blocked unless they can command the I necessary two-thirds to suspend the rules. If they can the bill will probably become a law with the canal amendment in it. If they cannot the bill will probably fall unless the senate at the last moment Jettisons It. Taken altogether the promise is for a most Interesting and memorable week in the house. WEST VIRGINIA MATTERS. Senator Klkins' Dinner in Honor of Senator-elect and Mrs. X. B. Scott. Legislators and Other Visitors to the Capital. Spcclal Dispatch to the Intelligencer. WASHINGTON, D. C. Feb. 26.?Senator and Mrs. Klkins gave an elaborate dinner last evening In honor of Senatorelect and Mrs. N. U. Scott. Covers were laid for twenty-two. and there were present, besides Mr. and Mm. Scott. Postmaster General and Mrs. Smith; Senator and Mrs. Spooner; Senator and Mrs. Lindsay; Senator and Mrs. Piatt; Senator and Mrs. Cullom; Representative and Mrs. Dovener; Representative and Mrs. Dayton; Representative Miller, Senutor-elect McConias, Mrs. William 'Aidea Smith and Mrs. Swan, of Maryland. A good many West Virginians are in town to-day, including members of the state legislature, on their way <o their homes. Among the solons were Speaker McKlnney. of Fairmont, and Messrs. Behrens, McCoy and Connelly, of Ohio county; Delegate Brown and Mrs. Brown, of Hancock county, and Senator Getzendanner, of Jefferson county. Captain "Bob" McNichol was with the party, to see that no mishap befell the collective and individual membership. Delegate Cot)nelly was very pleased over the success yf the eight-hour bill at the latt* session of the legislature, a measure which he championed. Messrs. Wilbur Davis, cashier of the First National Bank, of Grafton; Ira Robinson, prosecuting attorney of Taylor county; George W. Child, of Grafton, and George W. A damson, of Mouth of Seneca, are. also In town. This first two named left for home to-night. Luther Haymond, of Clarksburg, hospital steward In the Second "West Virginia regiment of volunteers, was yesterday given a furlough of thirty dafs, upon the application of Representative Dovoner. The authority for the furlough was sent from the war department by telegraph. The National Kxchange Bank, of Wheeling, has been made a UnltPd States depository by Secretary Gage, nf the treasury department. The application had the endorsement and active support uf Representative Dovener. Threatened Millionaire's LiIV. N10W VOR1C, Feb. 20. ? "William Wayne Belvln was arrested in the Waldorf-Astoria late last night, charged with threatening the life of the Denver millionaire, David H. Moffett, and also with trying to defraud the hotel out of a bill for $143. He was held in J500 bail in ii tinllci* nmirt frwlnw Ho wnu rn. turned to prison in default of ball. Bclvln Is a well known figure about the Hroadway hotels, lie Is always well dressed, and describes himself as u promoter. Ho asserts that Millionaire Moffett owes him $400,000. and it was because of Moffett's refusal to pay this sum that Kelvin threatened to kill him on sight. Kipling Critirally ill, Ni:\V YORK. Feb. 26.?Th<? bulletin at 10:20 o'clock last night was the latest authentic news from the sick room of Jludyard Kipling. There were the usual rumors about hotel, some perhaps founded In purl upon the actual condition of the patient, but it was hard to gather even a small quantltf of hope from them. It is no exaggeration to say that at - o'clock this morning all were prepared for the worst. Pr. .laneway.and Dr. Dunham were with the patient at that hour and had been almost continuously throughout the night. Movement* ol'SteaniHliips. 11A VUK?Iwt DrelaKUe, New York. LIVERPOOL?Ktrurla, N'ew York. NEW yORK?Umbrla, Llverpool;Cu11c, Liverpool* WAS NO COLLISION Of Forcible Character Between Dewey ami Germans. FALSE RUMORS CIRCULATED In the United St (Uch and Cabled Back to .Manila? Slight Scrimmage Between (Insurgents and American Troops ?Rebel Leaders Becoming Desperate ? "Old Glor.v" liaised Over the Island of Cebn?No Truth in Spanish Kcports that Foreign Vewsels are Disembarking Troops at Manila. MANILA, Feb. 26. 6:20 p. tn.?No such emergency exists here us is represented by reports circulated In the United States-?and cabled back to Manila?to the effect that Admiral Dewey has hud a collision of a forcible character Willi the German naval commandcr. Last night the rebels concentrated In such numbers near the Chinese cemetery that General MacArthur anticipated an attack and asked for reinforcements. Two companies of the Twenty-third regulars were sent to Culoocun and a battalion of the Twentieth regulars to the cemetery at about midnight. But the expected attack wns not made, the rebels, after making a great noise with bugle rails and yells of "Viva Jndopendencia," and "Mueho Malo Americanos," and firing volleys, disappeared in the woods. It is believed their leaders are getting desperate and are attempting to force the United States troops to make an attack in the hope of breaking through the American lines, but the rebels are evidently are unwilling to be sacrificed when facing the Americans. It Is Just possible, however, that they may be goaded into such a move before more reinforcements arrive. All was quiet in this city last night. According to the advices brought this trwirninir hv thi? stoainer N<nintm Spn oru del Carmen, whoso arrival brought the news that the American Hag had been raised over the Island of Cebu. the United States gunboat Petrel, Commander C. Cornwall, visited Cebu on February 22. Commander Cormvell sent an ultimatum ashore, declaring: the Intention of the Americans to take pos- ' session peaceably If possible, by force If necessary. The rebels Immediately vacated, taking their guns to the lills. A party of marines and blue jackets was landed and the American Hag was raised by them over the government building, which they still occupied when the Neustra Senora dol Carmen left. A battalion of the Twenty-third regulars left for Cebu to-day by the United States transport Pennsylvania. The same steamer brought dispatches from Brigadier General .Miller, at Hollo, to Major General Otis, reporting that all was quiet there, that there had been no further fighting, that confidence hail been restored and business was being : generally resumed. General Miller thinks it probable that the natives will I soon convinced of the error of op- I posing the inevitable ami that the ex- ]' ample set by the inhabitants of Negros : is having: Its effect among- the other : Islands, which, though not entirely conI vinced, are, in General Miller's opinion, | open to reason. I AH Ih quiet this afternoon Inside and J ! outside of Manila except near Caloo. can, where the enemy's sharpshooters I continue to annoy our troops at a corn- i parativeiy close range. One man in the Twentieth Kansas volunteers was killed In Ariquina village, which was burned last night, and four were wounded In the skirmish, one of the Idaho, one of the Minnesota and two of the Pennsylvania volunteer regiments. ; spmTeports Say Situation at Manila is Critical. (Vrvera Foresaw Defeat at Sail- ! tinge. MADRID, Feb. 26.?An ofllclal dispatch from Manila says: 1 "The situation here is very serious. 1 The foreign warships are disembarking troops. General Rios will leave Manila and go to Zamboanga, Island of Mln- i danao." i The government has received a long dispatch from General Rlos, at Manila, but refuses to Impart Its contents. El Jmparcial, which asserts that It is in a position to know the truth of the situation at Manila says: "There is constant lighting between the Americans and the Tagalos. The i courage ami stubbornness of the latter ; nave cuuseu grcui uiiAieiy iu tnc* .aiuui- < leans, who do not conceal their belief that the war will bo a Ion*; and des- i perate one. There is the greatest alarm , among foreigners In Manila, and the j commanders of the foreign warships , have decided to land forces t<5 protect , their subjects." I The newspapers are urging the gov- , eminent to maintain its precautions against Carllst activity, especially upon the frontier, where attempts are being ' made to smuggle arms and ammunition ; into the country with a view to an early ' Carllst rising. El Correspondence Militar estimates ' 440,000,000 pesetas will be required to cover the cost of the last two wars in Cuba. i The committee of the senate, for the verification of credentials, has exam- < Inert Admiral Corvera, who has contend- * ed that he was entitled to a seat in the senate, Inasmuch as criminal pro- ' ceedlngs had not been taken a gainst him. The admiral declared that if the i loss of his squadron were a crime it I must he attributed to the government : which sent him to the Antilles against his will. lie told the committee that he < wept on receiving congratulations upon 3 his safe arrival at Santiago de Cuba, for he 1m\I foreseen disaster. Spanish Reports Denied. WASHINGTON", D. 0., Feb.'"#.?The 1 government olllcials here discredit the* statement In the above dispatch that the foreign warships arc disembarking troopH at Manila. Spanish sources of Information respecting affairs in the Philippine islands, they sa.v, arc not to he relied upon as the press and the people of Spain do not hesitate to circulate statements Inimical to the Interests of this country. Secretary Alger was shown the dispatch to-night and without entering Into a discussion of It. simply said he had heard no news of th.?t sort. Such of the dispatches reaching" the war department to-day from General Otis that were made public were con lined to routine matt its. while Secretary Long said t/night he had not a word from Admiral Dewey during the entire day. Spanish Immigrants. Nl'JW YORK. Feb. "(5.?Thirty Span- 1 lards arrived here to-day on the Cunard line steamer IJnibrla. Most of the men are laborers, and are able to read and 1 wrwite. All of them are going to different mining towns In the west. They were held for investigation by the Immigrant officials, to determine whethe* they came here to work under contract. The immigrant .authorities say that since the close of the war with Spain the immigration from that country has increased 100 per cent. insurance" hatters. New York Lite in tho Load?An Excellent. Report to bo Followed by a .Now Policy. ALUANY. N. Y., Feb. 26.?'The insurance reports llled with Insurance Superintendent Payn are being: tabulated for reference to the leglHlature. The year 1898 for the flre and marine companies . shows an Improvement over JS07. The total premium receipts were $12S.452,223 40. Paid for losses. $75,15S,861 13. Paid for taxes. $3,916,444 96. Total disbursements. $132,3.18,978 35. . The life companies statements show that there has been a large Increase over 1897. The New York Life leads In new business paid for during the year with 73,471 policies, Insuring *152,093,369. and new premiums of $6,054,499. The Mutual Life reports 51,785 policies, Insuring $128,780,088, and new premiums of $3,146,549. The Equitable Life 42,030 policies, Insuring $121,267,516, and new premiums of $4,486,654. The war stamp tax to the government on the new business of these three great companies will expert 5350,000. The New York Life has filed with Superintendent Payn a new form of policy. which Is made absolutely nonforfeitable and incontcstlble from date of Issue. It is based on a 3 per cent interest earning assumption, and the department experts state that It is the mntit IIhorn 1 twill..*. .? by any company. It la expected to create an upheaval in Insurance methods. BOTH DISBARRED Burke and Dellenbaugh Found Guilty by Court. CLEVELAND. Ohio. Feb. 26.?State Senator Vernon II. Burke was yesterday found guilty in the circuit court of the first specification in the charges brought against him. Burke was charged in the first, specification with being engaged by Jydge Dellenbaugh as attorney in the Manning alienation ease, and as such attorney with extorting $10,000 from "Jane Doe" In settlement of the case. Judge Caldwell read the findings of the court. "As the evidence stands before this court." he said, "we find that Judge Dellenbaugh and Vernon II. Burke were Jointly the attorneys of Nettie A. Manning during the acts complained of In the first specification. We previously found that Judge Dellenbaugh received $1,100, one-third of the fees paid in the Manning case, and that the weight of the evidence shows that Dellenbaugh participated in the management of the Manning case up to the time of the division of the fees. "Our conclusions," said Judge Caldwell. "Is that Mr. Burke is guilty as charged In the first specification?unprofessional conduct Involving moral turpitude." Judge Caldwell said the evidence showed that Mrs. Manning should not have been given a divorce. The court then declared the sentence in both' cases to be disbarment. Judge Dellenbaugh can continue to act as judge of the common pleas court unless the legislature should remove him by impeachment proceedings. ARMISTICE PROPOSED Between Nicaragua Rebels and tho Government Troops. MANAGUA, Nicaragua. Feb. 2G? Via GALVESTON, Texas.?President Zelaya received last night a dispatch from Blueflelds, via Greytown, dated February 23, and signed by Captain Murr. of the British cruiser Intrepid, and Commander F. M. Symonds, of the United States gunboat Marietta, saying: "For humanity's sake and to spare bloodshed we guarantee that the revolutionists will disarm if you will guarantee their lives and property and maintain order at Blueflelds and the existing treaties. On receiving your approving reply we will arrange an armistice." The following dispatch confirming earlier reports has beeij received from General Estrada, 011 a of the government commanders in the field: "I have taken Agua Calieate and am moving against Uama (the point of insurgep? concentration up Blueflelds river). The rebels tire disbanding and retreating into the forest." Villon Reform Party. CINCINNATI. O.. Feb. 2G.-A: national organization of the Union Reform party will be made at a national conference of the amalgamated elements here on Wednesday and ThursJay of this week. Secretary M. A. >Ceff. of the Ohio committee, says there ivill he over a thousand delegates present from the different states representing silver Republicans. Populists, Social Labor party,. Liberty party and athers, especially those favoring direct legislation, any person committed to the referendum principle of direct legislation, any person committed to the national conference. There will be a meeting to-morrow night of the nntlonal executive committee to select a temporary chairman and make other arrangements for the confcrence. Steubciivillc-Mlngo Nominations. Special Dispatch to tho lntelllgcnccr. STEUBEN VILLE, O.. Feb. 26.? Stcubenvllle Republicans nominated yesterday for mayor, John P. Means; marshal, Robert Iscott; solicitor, J. C. Bigger; commissioner. I-Ienry Opperman; justice. A. P. Biles; trustee, J. 11. Fisher; clerk, B. H. Linton. Mingo Republicans nominated for mayor, J. H. Beechan; marshal. J. 11. Jones; Merk, E. E. Pfugh; treasurer. S. S. Dean. .V Fearful Storm. KINGSTON. Jamaica, Feb. 26.?Further advices from the Caiman islands, situated 3."0 miles from here, as to the errlble storm of February 13 and H, ?ay that It was the longest and most severe in the memory of the inhabl .imio ti iiiw.ii t?v c; w iiuiiillliy inn slands. Throughout the entire two lays the wind was working general destruction. The full extent or the fatalties is not yet reported, but it Is known hat about twenty persons are missing. Went her Forecast for To-ilay. For West Virginia: Fair; solder in northwest portion; westerly winds. For Western Pennsylvania: Fair; colder; winds becoming brisk to high westerly. For Ohio: Generally fair; colder; brisk .o high westerly whids. ltoeal Temporal tire. The temperature Saturday as observed >y C. Schuepf, druKglnt. corner Market uid Fourteeavb streets, was as follows: T a. m l\*> ! r. p. in 4S n. m an | 7 ?. hi 3) ? m ii | Weather?Fair. SUNDAY. 7 a. in ;j> |:: p. ni O) a. in re ; p. ni - nt l" J .Weather?Wain.