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?"X^^516" wSbrg W.TA, MABOE 8. IS* ^^ICE TWO CENTS.,
At the First Sign ot the Advnnec
o! Americans.
Willi tlic Filipinos by Generals
Whcaton and llale.
As far ont n? Gundalonpe ?The Insurgent
Ijoss Heavy ? Our Casualties
Only Three Wounded ? llchels
Send out Flag of Truco niul Then
Fire on the Americans When two
Hundred Yards Distant?An Afternoon
Kngagcmcnt in "Which Agulnaldo's
Forces arc Driven Further
Back?'Troops Suffering from Intense
MANILA. March 7.?At daylight this
morning the enemy were discovered
trying to mount a gun across the river
from San Pedro and the Sixth artillery
shelled the rebel battery. Temporarily
stopping work, the enemy poured a fusilade
of musketry across the river, but a
gunboat moved up and cleared the
banks oC the stream with rapid fire
A detachment of General Hale's and
General "NVheaton's brigades was engaged
for two hours this morning clearing
the country in front of their lines on
both sides of the river, the enemy concentrating
with the apparent purpose ol
cutting off the garrison at the water
works. The rebels bolted at the first
sign of the advance, but they separated
Into snmll bodies whenever the covert
afforded opportunities and kept up a
running fire.
Enemy Routed.
By a series of rapid advances, followed
by llanlc movements the enemy was
completely routed os far out as Guadaloupe,
on the right, almost to Marlqulnn
on the left. The casualties reported
Captain O'Brien, of Company F., First
Wyoming volunteers, and two men
slightly wounded. The rebel loss was
\'n rf>linlc worn vJetVilr* of r?<->rtn
The enemy Is still in front of Genera]
"WJieaton's line. Near San Pedro Macat
i. they have been actively attempting
to make the positions of the Sixth artillery
on the hills untenable, theh
fharpshooters keeping up a constant
fire all day.
Private Lovejoy, Company C, "Washington
volunteers, was killed by a stray
fcullet. Major Bell, Seventh United
States cavalry; private Young', Company
M, Twentieth Infantry; Private
Curran, Company H, Twentieth infantry,
and private Sparks, Company I,
First Wyoming volunteers,were wounded
Dastardly Action.
This morning the enemy in front ol
General Ovenahine's lino sent out a flag
of truce, but retired when Lieutenani
Koohler, with two men advanced t<
meet it. This afternoon they agair
showed a white flag and a general witl
two oflicers and an interpreter advanced.
When the Americans were
I within nVwMti- onn vn?i..
ty. the latter dragged rilles from behind
their backs and opened lire upon them
but fortunately without effect.
Hawthorne's battery fired "two shells
killing several of the enemy.
This afternoon General Ilale's brigade
continued the work of driving oul
the rebels from the country between th(
reservoir and the water works, a distance
of about three miles. The country
is now clear on the left of the river,
h?it the enemy Is still In front of General
"Wheaton's line.
To Protect Foreigner*.
In accordance with Instructions to the
land and naval forces a general ordei
was Issued to-day directing the United
States troops to give particular attention
to the speclllc duty of furnishing
full protection to the lives and property
of nil German, Austrian, Dutch. Itallar.
and Portuguese residents and, with th<
co-operation of the resident Germar
consul, to give aid and assistance whenever
At P. o'clock this afternoon the tornperaturo
was 84 degrees Fahrenheit and
the heat is intense, especially on the
lines, where twenty-five men were temporarily
prostrated during the day.
Their Posit Ion nt Various Points
Further Trouble Expected in the
Vicinity of the "Water "Works.
(Manila, March 8, 10:20 a. m.?The
rebels are busily preparing their defenses
at various points and are most
aSKreaslve near San Pedro MacatI
where their sharpshooters maintain a
PerBlatent annoyance Scott's batterj
?n the hill top Is the center of lire froir
both sides of the river.
General Hale withdrew his outpost!
from the left bank of the stream and
"ow |.i occupying his original position,
Further trouble 1h probable In the
vicinity of the water works, when the
rebels rally, but it would be almost an
^possibility for them to Inter
pi we with the water supply, owing
, | l" the strength of our position. The
M \v'*ather Is several degrees hotter to
tuoculh AT 1IOLOV1N
H ?*<'r Cessation of Work on Public
Works?1'copln in Distress.
i Santiago de cuba, March 7.?col.
8 Hood ciibleH from Hol^uln <hat lt?9
U.ise excitement prevalla there on acH
Cf?wnt of the cessation of public works
H ar"i that a mass meeting has been hold
H b! which the action of the United
I Ktnt-s military authorities at Havana
.I 'A'is condemned as "false economy,"
H *m<i ;im "result of centralization."
f^vlnji to the pressing necessities ol
tne cahc. Colonel Hood nays he has Is
"u',|l Indigent rations to three thou
>!,nd heads of families suddenly thrown
|'|it <-f employment. He fears there
''ill lu? a large Increase In the criminal
Uijmcr of his district.
I'rm tlcally the name news from nil
H {& other districts of Santiago province
m J*' "ached here. Meanwhile money
H jJr,?Kh Ih lying Idle In bank to pay all
I tor) '* ('U< U,,(^ *? ' ,ncn 'l*
I Colonel Hood requests the use ot the
former Spanish gunboat Baracoa, re- np
cently raised by the Americans as a J
lighthouse tender. *
Affairs in Havana.
HAVANA, March 7. ? Lieutenant T1
Fltzhugh Lee has been transferred
from his father's staff to the First cavalry.
Tho North Atlantic squadron Is
expected to sail from here on Wednes- (,|
I day. It Is doubtful whether It will stop
' at other Cuban ports. The police took
complete charge of the Urat precinct jjj
last night and the military guard was
withdrawn. Colonel Hecker, Inspector C
of camp sites in Cuba, has arrived here *
from the United States. Abner McKlnley's
party will sail to-day for 7
Miami. Q
A Yonng man Planning l?is Wedding t
"With his Sweetheart Accidentally a
Inflicts 011 Himself a Fatal "Wouml. ^
Spcclul Dispatch to tho Intelligencer.
MARTINSBURG, W. Va., March 7.?
A fatal accident occurred last nglht at C
10 o'clock at the home of Mrs. John en<
Moore, on Water street tlu
Mr. A. Jackson Comer, an employe thr
of Millard Bros., of this city, and Miss off
Maggie Wilt, who boards at Mrs.
Moore's, were talking of their marriage, ,
whleh wfl# tn h >vA ,la
19th Inst., when Comer Jokingly said: vul
"Maggie, I will show you what I will j
; do if you go back on me." Taking a
38-calibre revolver out of his pocket he wn
pointed the weapon at his breast. It rat
went off, the ball striking him In the At
upper part of the stomach. He lived .
about twenty minutes. l0"
Comer wan in his twenty-seventh year an<
and came here from Shenandoah City, po
. Va., where Ills remains will be taken for
burial. Infc
Ends Abruptly by the Nomination of
Judge Hay ward.
LINCOLN, Neb., March 7.?The most Ch,
stubborn senatorial contest In the his- 1I01
tory of Nebraska ended abruptly to
night, when Judge Monroe L. Hayward, ^
, of Nebraska City, was nominated in cin
; the Republicans caucus as the success- Hi
or of William V. Allen, Populist. The
' action of to-night will be formally rat- an
lfted at noon to-morrow at the joint J
session of the legislature. mo
Judge Hayward's selection In the bet
caucus came on the second ballot. It fol- wa
i lowed a brief note of withdrawal sent fro
, to the caucus by John L. Webster, of Se
Omaha, which released his supporters, so*
r who Immediately began changing their ha
1 votes to Hayivard. In the midst of the by
uproar. Speaker Clark moved that clt
' Judge Ilayward be made the unanimous r.o
1 choice of the caucus, and ll carried wlih
a cheer.
Judge Hayward has been urged as 1
, the logical Republican candidate since sul
the election in November decided the pe<
! political complexion of the legislature. tjr|
; As the Republican nominee for gover- j0Q
nor, he made an exceptionally strong for
. canvass, reducing the fusion majority ^
" in the state materially. He has led in
strength since the legislative balloting
^ began, but was handicapped until re- ,
, centlv by the hostility to a caucus and
by the fact that he had a united tleld 'st0
j against him. Tho contest closed without ha,
; bitterness, Hayward's leading opponents
Joining In congratulating him. vvj
I ...... _ _ rls
The Dofemlnni on the "Witness Stand. ?u
p lio
Denies Certain Charges. (
? ALBANY, X. Y., March 7.?Mrs. esc
L Margaret 10. Cody, on trial charged a11
> with attempting to blackmail the heir"
1 of Jay Gould, was on the witness stand jnj
1 all day. A number of letters written to Rc
her were Introduced to show that she loi
' had not Instigated the suit against the
[ Gould estate, but that she took charge no
( of the prosecution of the claim of Mrs. tin
Angell in good faith, believing In its th<
{ Justice. na
The prosecution offered as evidence, frt
. previous letters written by Mrs. Cody sit
relative to the testimony to be given by ab
; her witnesses and the defendant en- Cr
. deavored to explain the letters consist- nu
. ently with her line of defense, that she tin
r had been led Into the case by lawyers, cle
Mrs. Cody's examination was not finished
to-day. Mrs. Angell, the alleged
wife of Jay Gould, probably will be the
next witness. During Mrs. Cody's tes- 'r
J tltnony Mrs. Angell audibly expressed
disapproval of certain statements. spi
Nfearagtian devolution Ended. . j
. WASHINGTON, March 7.?The do- Jn
partmcnt of state has been cabled by tJl(
i Mr. Sorsby, our consul at San Juan del thi
? Norte, as follows: fa I
"Captain Symonds, of the Marietta, lla
arrived from Blucfields, reports Reyea "S
. left March 1 for Colombia; revolution roj
[ ended; order prevails at Bluetlelds. f)U
? All foreigners in Bluetlelds engaged
. in revolution previously entitled to pro- of
tectlon of consulates left with passports
March 2 for Now Orleans; Bluefields
commerce uninterrupted." j
The department has been informed
by Mr. Clancy, at Blucfields, that the we
government troops took peaceful pos- nic
session of Roma yesterday, ending the ?0]
; revolution. "All foreigners received
passports and departed from this port in
, to-day. Commerce at this port re- del
sumcd." jjfl
A Flood of Counterfeits. p*1
SIIAMOKIN, Pa., March 7.?Banks. *
i stores and postofllce were to-day flood- Bli
ed with counterfeit dollars bearing uk?
t dates of 1S79, 1882 and 1884, and having
such a good ring that bank officials who
. sent some of the dollars to the national
, treasury for examination think the .
coins cntaln more silver than the gen- .K"
j ulne money. None of the banks will re- 1TJ;
; ceive dollars bearing the above dates ?
until the matter is investigated by se- . ^
; eret service agents.
Chicago Republican Nominal ions,
CHICAGO, March 7.?The Republican Fr
city convention to-day nominated Zlna Th
A. Carter for mayor. Mr. Carter has ^
nerved one icrnj ns president of the
' board of trade. He la a member of the
drainage canal board.
The other nominations were: Thomas 1
H. Cannon, for city attorney; ISmll Prj
Schaefer, city treasurer, and Charles 13. P|X
Pierson, city clerk. |c
A Record Trip.
NEW YORK, March 7.?The Now for
Vrtrlr < ? >.roou ctnnmnw "UNIM
G rosso, from Southampton anil Cherbourg,
made a most surprising record jlQ(
! trip across the Atlantic, a dlHtance of w
3,148 knots In IIvo days, 21 hours ond H mu
minutes, at nn average speed of 22.33 j.je
knots per hour. wo
HtifTnlo Postmaster.
WASHINGTON, D. C., March 7.? C
The President will to-morrow appoint rev
Dr. Barnuel CJ. Dorr, postmaster at Huf- Jo?
fiil\ X. Y. His appointment whs ded- res
. nltely. decided upon at the white house fou
this afternoon, utter a sharp and vlg- km
oroua contest, wit
10 Flooil in the Lower Ohio 3
Readies the Limit. v'
" ar
ver Rising Slowly, but Will not go B0
)vor 07 1-2 Feet ? Portsmouth, ^j
)hiOi Suffers Prom tlio High ar
iVnters?Many People Driven From
Choir Homes?Great Distress on tlio 13r
riiyamlotto River Above Huntingon
\V. Va.?A Relief Steamer Sent co
0 the aid of the Stricken Inhabit.
nits?Central City Also a Great Suf. ff i
orer. N,
ttNCINNATI, Ohio, March 7.-The mJ
1 of the big Hood here is in. sight, by
inks to the cold weather prevailing ^
oughout the Ohio valley. It has cut
from one and a halt to two feet of
iat would have been the maximum ,\t
>d at Cincinnati had the weather pre.
led warm. ]
it 9 o'clock to-night the stage here Bti
s SG feet 8 inches, and rising at the wc
e of one Inch and a quarter an hour, tic
all points above Marietta the river be
night is 'falling. Between Marietta Pj?
1 Point Pleasant it is rising. From
Int Pleasant to Cincinnati it 19 fall- hv
r at Intermediate points, except at
tnchester, sixty miles above here,
ere it Js rising- slowly. The sivell be- a i
sen Marietta and Point Pleasant Is - t
m the outpour of the Monongahela at
ttsburgh. Unless the weather ^
^nges that rise will never catch the
ud at this point. On the same condl- ^
n the river here will reach its maxl- <
trn of about /Ifty-seven and one-half
t. All points heard from below Cin- 0f
nati report the river rising. From w,
intlngton, W. Va? up stream, at
irly all joints on the river, snow, "i^
th brisk winds and low temperature, jai
> reported. th
U Portsmouth the Cincinnati, Ports- on
mth and Virginia railway trains have
iii stopped by Hoods on the 'track and
shouts. Suffering by people driven ]
m their homes In that city continues. ar
vernl small dwellings in the water
iked districts on East Front street
ve been lifted off their foundations J];|
the winds. Business men In that ,
y In the Hooded regions are serene
v; that the worst has passed.
West Virginia Sufl'erers. jn
luntlngton, "NV. Va? reports great
Terlng on the Guyandotte river from (
)ple living In the lowlands who were '
ven from their homes. A steamboat 1
ded with provisions left Huntington co!
the relief of those people to-day. co
Central.City, a small place above an
mtlnciton, is a great sufferer from co:
i flood. pl(
U Newport, Ky., opposite here, one* ta',
eet car line has been tloodcd so as to kii
p the running of cars. Fifty families ce
^ o been driven from their homes and an
ve taken refuge in public buildings or
th their friends, and should the river
e to llfty-seven and one-half feet, ]
enty-flvc more families will be driven a?
t of their homes. No business "
uses In Newport have been affected.
Covington Is more fortunate and has cli
liiUPfl almnwt ontlrplv Tn ninninnntl nn
business affected by Hooding of col- on
s, has been amply protected from wc
y probable future danger. Dwell- fe<
fs, except the low tenements in Hot
>w and Sausage How, have not been
iched. There Is practically no Interptlon
to railroad trafllc of any sort in p;]
iclnnatl. No trains, however, can .
w enter the Grand Central depot. All LJ
?se trains, including the Big Four, f|
? Baltimore & Ohio and the Cincln- [>r
ti Southern receive passengers and
Ight at iheir Eighth street depot,
uated 11 little further west and clear <
ove danger. A few pardon? In Mill *
eek valley have been llcoded, but
>st of them are so much farther up lal
it stream than formerly as to be Wc
ar out of danfler. on
oin Her KxtcnslveBuMi?All Suflor- ^
crs Being Cared for. c0,
eclal Dispatch to the IntellJfjenccr. vl(
CHARLESTON. W. Va.. March 7.?
I danger of a threatened second rise
the Kanawha has been-dispelled and ^
i city Is now slowly recovering from Or
: watery allllctlon. Both rivers uro ex
ling slowly, but steadily. The water .
s entirely disappeared from the T;
Che sufferers are being cared for by
lef committees.. About fifty are to'
nrtered at the state house to-night.
e city la covered with several inches Ul<
snow. C^1
Famous Hank Former Dead. bo
5UTTE, Mont., March 7.?Austin Bid.
11, one of the men who became fa- fi0|
ius through the Bank of England for- HCy
rles, died here to-night, In his room lef
the Mantle block. The cause of his
ith was given as grippe. He was t;n
:y-two years of age and a native of sc]
icago, to which place his body will an
taken for burial. sl>
lustln Bldwell and his brother George ev
J well, came here about two weeks stc
o. They said they expccted to start to
business here, having backing In the
?t to engage in mining. He was taken
k about a week ago. 3
'hq story of the Bldwella is very well de
own. By means of forged securities
1878 they got $">,000,000 from the Bank
England, after victimizing other
nks In Europe by means of forged wl
ters of credit. Their Idea was to get wa
y millions and then compromise with gk
: bank. In the big game they failed be
:1 tied. George Bldwell was caught in eq
unco and Austin Bldwell In Cuba, to
oy were tried and given life sentences ho
lh their two confederates. After ne
enty years tlipy were released.
Stole Gold Coins. 1
'ITTSBUJIGH, March 7.?James A. Ml
/or, the young colored man who stole tovaluable
gold coins from the Carne- of
Museum and was later arrested In of
?lnn.1-..l ....HI- W
i">-"ui;u Kcuuy lu-uuy ill
mlnal court. Pryor, when tukon hoo
Judge R. S. Frazor, pleaded for "ri
iency on the ground that ho assisted ,l-u
s police In recovering the coins, and f>"c
d that ho wis. out of work, In debt, V>'a
il sickness In the family and would
vo returned the coins had not ho
oh publicity been given the robbery. 1
wiih sentenced to two years In tho Jl<
rkhouse. coi
~* lai
Polleo Knocked lihn out.
HICAno, March 7.?Armed with a
'olvor, stlllotto and nr/.or, George Do I
da, wanted In Tyrone, Pa,, was ar- ftfl
tod here to-day. Tho prisoner f'.'o
ght desperately, but tho police On
>ckcd hltn out. Do Josla Is charged fro
,h stealing JG.DQO worth of dry goods, am
cctlnff of Manufacturers to EfTcc
the Proposed Consolidation.
PITTSBURGH, Pa., March 7.?Then
.11 be a meeting of the principal flln
ass manufacturers held In this clt3
rly next week to close up the prelimarles
of the proposed trade consoli
.Hon. It Is said that there Is no longei
ly doubt that the combination, wll
on become a fact.
The plants Jn Pennsylvania upoi
llch options have been taken to dat<
e said to be as follows:
Ten factories of the United Statqi
ass company; Brlce, Higbee & Co.i
yce Bros., Mt. Pleasant; Clark Bros,
wood City; California Glaus company
dlfornla; Co-Operative Flint Glas;
mpany, Beaver Falls; George Duncai
Sons, Washington; Consolidate?
imp and Glass company; Keystom
imbler company, Rochester; McKe<
Bros.; Northwood company, Indiana;
jvelty Glass works, Washington:
jchester Tumbler company.
Besides these plants there are thlrtj
>re In other states vAxkh arc desired
the promoters of the combine, ant'
r nearly all of them liberal offers havt
en made.
. Pittsburg?One Firm Settles, bu
tho Other Holds out.
PITTSBURGH, Pa., March 7. ? The
rike of the Fox pressed steel cai
jrks has been settled. The proposl
in of the comuanv for nloro work hn?
on accepted by the strikers anil thi
int was in operation to-day. At the
hoen pressed steel works about r?Q(
)re men are out. The plant Is guardei
rhe strikers held a meeting to-daj
d elected an executive committee ti
nduct the strike. They then adopted
scale demanding1 an advance of fron
o IVi cents per hour over the preseui
tes; also a reduction In the numbei
riveters and a 111-hour shut down or
inday. The meeting was addressed
a number of socialistic labor leaden
10 came here from the east.
3ellff Schulberg and George Coomb.'
ire arrested while addressing a crowd
workmen on the streets. Schulberj!
is lined $10, with the alternative 91
:ty days in the work house. The po>
e claim that he is an anarchlstjt
jor agitator, and that he was inciting
e strikers to riot. Coombs was hole
sv charge of disorderly conduct.
Bought by AY ire Combine.
PITTSBURGH, Pa., March 7.? It If
inounced that negotiations for tin
rchase of the Shoenberger Steel com'
n.v's properties by the America*
eel company have been formallj
>sed. The price paid by the wire cornne,
it is said, approximates $3,000,000
which part was cash and part stocfc
the consolidated company. '
Big Coal Combine.
3CRAXTON, Pa., March 7.?Simpso:
"Watklns, of this city, have effected 1
nsolldation oC the eight different con
mpnnies in which they are Interested
d disposed of them to a syndicate, in
rpornted under the title of the Tem
? Coal Compnny, and having a capi
rsfcdck of *2,500,000. SImp?on & Wat
us retain an Interest In the new eon
rn. Mr. Watklns becomes presideni
d general manager.
Wages lo bo Raised.
PIARRISBURG. Pa., March 7.?Man.
er Gilbert M. McCauley, of the Cen
il Iron and Steel Company, which In
ides tho Universal mills. Pax ton mills
id Mill No. 2. posted a notice thai
April 1, a readjustment and rn!?e Ir
iges would take place. This will of:t
six hundred hands.
1,200 Operatives Affected.
PITCH BURG, Mass., March 7.?Tlu
irk Hill Manufacturing company, emDying
1.200 operatives, to-day anunced
an advance in wages, to take
'ect April 1. The amount of the incase
is not stated.
Strike on the Yukon.
SIvAGUAY, March 2, via Victoria, B
March 7.?Seven hundred of the 1,40'
jorers employed on the constructlor
>rk of the White Pass Yukon road an
a strike as the result of a reductior
wages from 35 to ?.0 cents an houi
d an Increase in work to ten hours r
y. The men struek, all others wen
d off for a few days. The men an
tnlng to Skaguay and are orderly. Nc
>lence is anticipated.
3EAVKR FALLS., Pn., March 7.10
of the cleanest and moat scientific
hlbltlons of boxing ever witnessed
re, w.'us the contest between Harrj.
hnston, of Xew Kensington, and
\u27." Auber, of Wheeling, W. Va.,
night. It was scheduled for flfteer
jnds, but lasted only seven. The au;nce
was a very large one and exptlonaJly
well behaved. Both mer
owed remarkable cleverness ant
th were evenly matched. Throughoul
e contest Johnston had a shade the
st of the argument, but Aubcr got In
mo excellent work also. In -the
,'cnth round Johnston landed with his
t on Auber's jaw and the latter wonl
wn. He arose evidently distressed
d clinched to save himself. The ref?e
had to use considerable force it
mratlng them. Johnston landed agalr
d again, Auber went down, but lr
: seconds -was on his feet. As it was
Ident he could not Inst, the referee
>pped the bout and awarded the flghl
"Terrible Turk" Defeated.
BOSTON, March 7.?Ernest Roebei
tented- the "Terrible Turk" In n
aeco-Roman wrestling match to;ht
in Music hall, winning the bout,
ileh under the conditions intervening,
is also the match. The Turk was a
mt In stature as compared with Roer,
and in skill was his opponent's
ual apparently. The conditions were
be two falls out of three, strangle
Id alone barred, shoulders to be pin[I
Hying or rolling falls not to count.
Farrnglier <>/? Dcck Again.
ATT LIS FALLS, X. Y., March 7.ko
Farragher, of Youngstown, Ohio,
night knocked out "Kid" Hopkins,
Syracuse, N. Y? In the second round
what was to have been a twenty
,j?d bout, at the South Side Athletic
ib. Hopkins was Hooted twice In the
st round and after one minute of
htlng In the second he went down
>n? a terrlilc right on tho jaw and
s counted out.
Van ikm'ki. iipioimm .uurpiiy.
DAYTON, O., March 7.?Johnny Van
est, of Hot Springs, won a hollyMost
etl bout to-night over "Austruli
Billy" Murphy In tin: sixth round.
Fifty Fninllles Driven Out.
<13\V YOftK, Mnrch 7.?Fire drovo
:y families Into tlu? stroots t?>-?lny.
in tenement hou.ycw on Fifth streot.
e child was hurt by being thrown
m \ window, and may die. Damage
s Old Dominion Line Steam
' Jamestown on Flro
. Carried ono Hundred and Twel
\ Souls ? Narrow Escapo from <
Ocean Tragedy?Tho Bravo Rcsc
! of Eight-ecu Persons From t
? "Waterlogged Bark Barunga?T]
J Terrible Experience of the Passe
j gcrs on Board the Disabled Cum
; dcr Pavonia During a Terri
; Storm.
r NEW YORK, March 7. ? "With t
I merchant marine code Hags "N. A!
L Hying from the top of her forema
5 the steel screw steamship Jamestov
the crack vessel of the Old Domini
line, from Norfolk, was sighted by t
t Sandy IIoolc observer at 3:40 o'clo
this afternoon. The two flags llutte
, ing at the steamer's foretop meant th
1 the ship, which carried 122 souls, p?
senders and crew, and a miscellaneo
j cargo worth nearly a quarter of a in
, lion dollars, was on Are.
. The Jamestown was then under ft
) speed and approaching the bar. 9
^ was plowing through the water at
r slxteen-knot-an-hour speed In- the <
) rectlon of the Narrows. A stiff wl
1 was blowing across the incoming vt
. sel, sweeping her from bow to stei
Captain Klchard 33. Boaz was on t
i bridge, Ills one Idea being to get 1
| ship to her pier as quickly as posslb
The smoke was llrst seen issul:
i from the fore hatches at 3 p. m. t
I day, and the captain called the crew
: lire quarters. Everything was done
I' prveent the spread of the lire, and f
steam was put on for a swift run f
: the pier. The Are boat met the bur
r lng steamer at quarantine, but Capta
I Boaz refused to stop and called to t
commander of. the Art-boat to foll<
him to the pier. Just about two hou
after the outbreak the Old Domini
5 liner had reached her dock and In
4 few minutes all the passengers we
landed. There had been some exclt
ment among the passengers off Lo
' Branch, where the seas were runnl
high, but by the time the lower b;
was reached safety was assured.
; During the run up several streai
k of water and steam were thrown in
the hold, and after reaching her do
mo lire was extinguished alter a f<
hours' work. It is not known wh
1 damage was done to the cargo, but t
i vessel was practically uninjured.
a nn.vvu rescue
Made at Sea?Crew of "N'afeWLogg
Hark Saved From Death.
BALTIMORE. Md.r. March T. ? T
British steamer Cape Corrlentes, Ca
I tain Metcalf, which arrived here to-d,
from Shields, brought the Informatl
of a brave rescue made at sea. (
_ January 2S, In about latitude .40, Ion;
. tude ."2. the steamer sighted a vess
in distress, which proved to be the Ru
* sian bark Barunga, Captain Sundma
? which had sailed from Ship Islan
: Ga., on December 1C, with a cargo
\ lumber for Dieppe.
When Captain Metcalf sighted t
vessel she was water-logged and part
dismasted. At 3 p. m. a llfe-savli
crew from the steamer. In charge
? Chief Oflicer Charles Johnson, start
to rescue the Barunga's crew. He fit
brought back Mrs. Sundman and thr
children. The little ones were a be
; three and one-half years old; a tw
year-old girl and a four-months-c
baby. It was !) o'clock at night wh
the last of the Barunga's crew we
on board the Cape Corrlentes. T
. machinery of the steamer was out
) order when the rescue was made, ai
Captain Metcalf bore for St. Mlchae
where he arrived February 10. Capta
- Sundman and the seventeen others re
i cued from the Baranga were landed
i" Uiat port.
} Awful Experience of Passengers <
the Cnnard Steamer Pavoni
Miraculous Rescue.
NEW YORK, March 7.-rThe Port
: guese steamer Vega, which arrived t
I day from St. Michaels, Azores, broug
the passengers of the Cunard steam
I Pavonla, which was towed Into St. X
chaels after a terrible experience
1 sea. The total number of the Pav
| nla's passengers was 54, of whom
were saloon, 7 second cabin and
. steerage.
' The Vega also brought four men w
L were on the German steamer Bulgarl
which put into St. Michaels disable
1 Dr. J. W. Inches, of St. Clair, Mlcl
one of the Pavonia's cabin passengei
5 said:
t "The experience on the voyage of t
Pavonla was frightful. Gale follow
gale, and hurricanes prevailed throug
i out the whole time from Liverpool un
i we landed at the Azores. During t!
i gales terrific seas came over the si
i and swept everything before them. T
> steamer rolled so violently that the a
: boilers rolled adrift and the steam
was helpless on the sea. Five steame
were sighted, but the weather was
stormy that they were unable to he
uh. The crew of the Pavonla work"
, nobly and did everything to make t:
passengers as comfortable as posslt
' under the circumstances. "When a
, finally got into St. Michaels we we
obliged to land in life boats during
[ gale, and it Is a great wonder that no:
of us was lost."
! The Pavonla sailed from London <
, January 21 for Boston. The genor
, opinion of the Pavonia's passengers
that the members of the crew of th
steamer deserve every praise for the
heroic efforts, but that Captain Atk
did not merit the same consideration.
More Than a Mile a Minute.
ALTOON'A, Pa., March 7.?A Trelg
train coming down the Scalp le\
branch of the Pennsylvania rullroa
got beyond the control of the crew lu
' last night and flew down the grai
; more than a mile a minute until it lc
the "track a mile north of Lovett. Car
l.rln MtmU.
i nuiif-mc *-ill? ivt
over un embankment. The locomotl
did not ko over and the ontflneer ?i
fli'cman escaped. Hrakoman 12. II. M
ern, of Summer Hill, went down wi
tin' ears and was killed. Flapmi
U.inno and Conductor ClaybauKh v
caped with slight Injuries.
Out of tho PrjIiiR l*au.
?Wort Montena, while escaping fro,
the pollpe after committing a burglat
to-day, stole a hand cur, but before po
ting out of town he collided with a WI:
cousin Central limited and was grour
to pieces.
Toward ConYalcsccnco?Not Yet Been
Told of His Daughter's Death,
cr NEW YORK,March 7.?Rudyard Kipling's
condition continues to Improve.
F. It, Doubleday, who has been with tho
author almost constantly sinco ho was
prostrated, said early to-day'that tho
night had been a restful one for Mr.
Kipling. The patient, however, is aa
closely watched as evor, to guard
an against a posnible relapse, to whi?h ho
will be liable for a fortnight or more,
ao Elsie, Mr. Kipling's three-year-old'
b0 daughter, is reported as progressing
very favorably, having slept well last
lie night.
,n. Mr. Doubleday, in deference to tha
wishes of Mrs. Kipling, refused to givo
ir- any information regarding the arrangcfl
ments for the funeral of Josephine Kipling.
It Js the mother's wish that th? funeral
be private, but she fears that*
owing to the public Interest in Mr. Kipling,
the church in which the service for
he the dead Is to bo held would, wero tha
announcement to be made in advance,;
L be crowded with the curious. Tho child-'
_ w Mrs. Kipling says. In no sense belongo<>
n? to the public and she wishes to avoid,
on having the funeral take on tho charaohe
ter of a spectacle.
k Mrs. Kipling, accompanied by her sls-?
ter, Mrs. Dr. Dunham and Dr. Conland#
fr" of Brattleboro, Vt., early to-day left tho
at hotel where the author lies.
is- Mr. Doubleday to-night reported both
us Rudyard Kipling and his little daugh.
ter Elsie to be slowly but Burely conll"
valesclng. Mr. Kipling has not yet
been Informed of the death of his child,
nil Josephine, and he will not be told about.
? e It until he Is practically well. She wag
his favorite, and the physicians dread
a the possibility of an ill-result Bhould hall
learn of her death in any manner.
p>?l -
" To Europo ? Immonso Consolidation
he ot'Rnilronil and Coal Interests.
jls NEW YORTC, March 8-The World)
* says: J. Plerpont Morgan returned yes
terday (Tuesday) on the Kaiser Wil-'
helm Der Grosse. He went abroad two',
to months ago to secure assent of the
ull Heading's English stockholders to a
plan that the Vanderbllts, the Pennsyl.m
vania Railroad Company, Maxwell, of
ho New Jersey Central, and W. H.
)\v Truesdnle, of the Delaware, Lackawanirs
na & Western, had formed for a consollon
datlon of all the great eastern coal lna
terests under one management,
re Mr. Morgan was seen after his arrie
val, was very reticent regarding his
ng work in London. It is understood that
ng his efforts have been successful. From
ay men with whom he had talked and who
have been In cable touch with him durns
ing his absence, a general explanation
ito of the plan was learned. Hundreds of
ck millions of dollars have been brought
Into one combination. A pro rata dlviat
sion of the coal output and of the profits
"e has been outlined, though months will
be required to finally adjust all the details.
It is estimated that fully $3,200,000
will be saved annually In operating
etl expense?. The companies said to be in
the big deal are the Reading. Delaware.
Lackawanna & Western, Pennsylvania,
he Railroad Company. New York,/ Lake
p- Erie & Western Coal and Railroad
ay- Company: Pennsylvania Coal Company,
New York. Ontario & Western Rrillu'hv
on Company, Central railroad of New Jersey,
New York, Susquehanna & "West?i
ern Railroad Company; Schuylkill &
>el Susquehanna "Railroad Company, with a
ig. combined capital of more thin $5S9,Jlf
Of the Muscat Incident Given ia
ly House ol* Commons,
ng LONDON, March 7.?The parliament
tary secretary of the foreign office, Wll.st
Ham Henry St. John Broderlck, answeree
ing a question put by Sir Charles Dllke,
>y, Radical, In the house of commons too
day, pave a different complexion to tho
ild Muscat incident than the version which
en the French minister of foreign affairs,
re M. Delcasse, furnished to tho chamber
he of deputies yesterday. Mr. Broderlck
of said that by the original concession, send
cretly obtained in March, 1S98, Franco
Is, secured land upon which she would
in have been at liberty to hoist her flag
;a- and build fortifications. Immediately
after the proceedings became known
Great Britain declared them to be contrary
to the treaty of 18G? and the sultan
was required to cancel the lease which,
was annulled. The under secretary.
on added:
- "We have not expressed disapproval of
the action of the British agent, who
acted under Instructions, and Lord
u- Salisbury Informed the French ambas0.
sador (M. Paul Cainbon) on several oc.
. caslons that he considered the British
contention absolutely right and that it
er -waft impossible to recede therefrom,
[i- "We hold that the action of the Britat
ishngent in threatening a bombardmont
of Muscat was absolutely right. By tho
?" convention of 18G2 there is nothing to
?g prohibit France from having a coal
store at Muscat provided there is no
h concession of territory, and it is under- '
stood that. Prance will avail herself of
V this power, subject to those limitatlons."
rs? Tho Fnshoda Incident,
he PARIS, March 7.?The following semi-*
ed official note was issued this evening:
"A satisfactory settlement between
ho France and Great Britain of the questle
tions arising out of the Fnshoda incite
dent may be expected within a fort1X
night. Tho delimitation of the respeccr
tlvo territories has so far advanced that
,ra the starting points and general direction
so of the frontier have already been ar,jp
ranged, and Great Britain has admitted
ed that Prance is entitled to a commercial
lie outlet on the Nile."
ve China Must Apologize.1
re ROME, March 7.?The Italian govern-*
ne ment Is fully determined to obtain an
apology from China for tho Tsung LI
5,| Yamen's refusal of tho demand of Slgnor
Martlno, Italian minister at Pelcln,
ut of a concession at San Mun bay, prov(lr
ince of Che Kiang, to be used as a naval
ju base and coaling station.
A squadron of nve cruisers with 100
guns and 1.500 men, will soon arrive at
San Mun bay.
'Tho Toulon Explosion.
TOULON, March 7.?A sensation has
||* been caused here by a report that twelve
j0 dynamite cartridges were found to-day
ft bohlnil thft nv?? i1.-\r? -
... - - ..... m.-iumi tinvi. uy UlC
11- further report tlmt pome person, not yet
nt Identified,had flreil three revolvers shots
ve at an arsenal sentry, none of thetn,
id however, taking effect,
y- ?th
"Weather Forecast: for To-day.
m For West Virginia, fair; rising tempera*
s- ture; variable winds.
For Western Pennsylvania, fair; dlmltv
lshlng west to north winds.
For Ohio, fair; rising temperature -mi
southwest portion; brisk west winds, be7,
coming variable.
ni J/ocal Temperature.
The temperature yesterday as observed
y by C. Sehnepf, druggist, corner Market
t- and Fourteenth streets, was as follows:
I ft. m 14 I .1 p. in 82
ui 0 a. m is I 7 p. m 3L
12 m 20 I Changeable,

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