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VOI.VME WHEEUNe.W.TA..WEDKESDA^, MARCH IS. 1899. ^ICE TWO CENTS.
ANOTHER FIGHT
Jlctwccn General AVIicnton's
Column timl the Rebels.
ENEMY APPEAR IN FORCE
Between Pateros and Taguig, Necessitating
a Change in tlio Original
IMiiHK-lnHurconts Driven out or the
,Junu'c ~~ American Loss one inan
Killed and Three "Wounded? Orej
?on Troops in a Uriel* ^Engagement
.A Ion;; the Kiver Retire "With Tlirce
men Wounded ? During the Night
(lie Knemy Burn the Town of Pasig.
MANTLA, March 15.?Late yesterday
Gen. Wheaton's column encountered
xhe enemy'In such force between Pateros
and Tagulg as to necessitate a
change In the original plans. The cavnJry
attacked a rebel stronghold in the
Jungle, driving the enemy Into Pateros.
The Americans hud one man killed and
three woumled.
Scott's battery shelled the city and
woods effectively.
Later the enemy crossed the river
from Paslg. Two companies of the
Second Oregon infantry cleared the
rlpht bank after a sharp engagement,
and then retired with three wounded.
In the meantime the Washington volunteers
closed in, driving small bodies
of th?> rebels back upon Pateros. One
man was killed. During the night the
enemy burned the town of Paslg.
Branlls Sorlta and Jose Ruiz, the
Spanish ofllcers who were recently
tried by a military commission for .the
embezzlement of $10,542 of funds devoted
to the maintenance of prisoners, and
wiio were i-unviciuu unu senienceu 10
pay a fine of 52,500 in gold, and to
undergo three years' imprlsoment at
hard labor have the term of their imprisonment
commuted to six months, in
view of previous confinement and certain
circumstances Justifying clemency.
Carlos Aymerich. who was charged
with them, has been acquitted and released,
on the ground that he established
an alibi.
Casualties of 3Ioiiday*s Battle.
MANILA, March 14.?The following is
a revised list of the casualties in the
advance on Paste, cawtiired vosf.?r
day:
Killed?Private Stewart, Twentieth
Infantry; Private Munson, Twenty-second
Infantry; Priyate James L. Kllno,
Twentieth Kansas.
"Wounded?Corporal Christian Thompson
and Privates Folder, Charles Davis,
Thomas Miller, It. Piper, C. Sumner and
Matthew Sharkey, oC the Twentieth Infantry;
Privates Charles Easley. Theodore
Mistier. John Blazck, William
O'Brien, William Rhlnehard and Willet
Harmon, Twenty-second infantry; Private
Walter Irvine.
GENERAfOTISM)RDER
Forbidding Further Negotiations Between
the Spanish anil Insurgents
for Release ol'Hpanish Prisoners.
IVASttlN'GTON*. D. 0.. March ll.?
General Otis, in forbidding further negotiations
between the Spanish at Manila
and the Insurgents, touching the
surrender of the Spanish prisoners held
by the latter, acted upon his own authority.
The government has not sent
him any Instructions upon this point,
out it will unquestionably support him
to the extreme In any netlor. of that
kind ho may take. It is said nt the
state department that there ha a been
some exchanges between the United
States and Spain through indirect channels,
touching these particular prisoners.
dating- back to signature of the
protocol last August. The United States
government undertook finally to secure
the release of the prisoners. It never
contemplated trying to tsecure their release
by ransom, but simply through
the suppression of the insurrection, an J
cannot be held by any requirement of
international law to do more than has
been done to eocur* the release of the
prisoners.
There will be no relaxation of efforts
in this direction, but, as the United
States campaign in the Philippines is
l>eir.? conducted with all the energy
Possible, and as the release of the prisoners
depends upon the issue of that
campaign, there can be no complaint of
failure on the part of the United States
to meet its obligations.
In preventing the Spanish government
from negotiating- directly with the In- j
fiurgentfi, It is said here that General
Oils undoubtedly was correct in his attitude.
Inasmuch as the ratification of
thi: peace treaty has not been effected
j the United States and Spain are ntlll
technically in a state of war, qualified
?n!y by the operation of the protocol
suspending hostilities. In this condi1
tlon. there is no authority on the part:
j of the Spaniards to negotiate with the
l"<surz?*nts without the explicit consent
' of the United States. Under the rule of
| war alone there would still be ample
Warrant for any action General Otis
rolght take calculated to prevent the
insurgents from receiving supplies of
food, clothing, munitions of war or money.
for ihe latter can always, with
m.ire or less difficulty, he resolved into
former, even In the face of a blockado.
If the Spanish minister of foreign aff-'lM
feels called upon to address hlm*elr
respecting this subject to the state
department, directly or Indirectly, he
undoubtedly would be Informed that
Ufcncral Otis must be sustained, though
^ assured as to the Intentions of the
1'nli-d States to uhc all proper efforts
lo carry out its undertaking.
I.N STRICT PURSUANCE
Of die Terms of the 1'rotocol?Action
of General Otis.
W ashington, d. c.. March h ?
The attention of Ihe officials at the war
I'Pirlrnent having been called to the
:''|ori from Manila that General Otis
'id refused to allow the reflrJng Spantroops
to carry arms to the Caroit
wa? learned that this refusal
w.'ik in strict pursuance of the terms of
the protocol which govern In the al>F*nce
of the ratification of the peace
treiity. The officials'here are a little
I'i?Z7.l?;d on account for this deKire on
the part of Spain to garrison and fortify
Hit- Carolines, for It had been assumed
,that the negotiations between Spain
and Germany looking -toward a eale of
the group to Germany would be consummated.
It Is supposed, with some platislbllltS',
that Germany lias required Spain In
case of a sale to turn over the group In
such condition as will not require an
cfTort on Germany's part to cuppreHS
ati Insurrection, such as the United
States authorities laced in the Philippines.
A Filipino Trick.
CLEVELAND, O.', March 14.?Andrew
L. Locher, of Company M, Fourteenth
United States infantry, now at Manila,
writes a most interesting letter to his
parents in this city, concerning the attempt
of the rebels to capture the city
on January 11.
Among other things the writer says:
"The insurgents tried to take the city
by making an attack In the front and
have the citizens make an attack in
the rear, so in order to do this it was
necessary for them to get urms Into the
city. We noticed they were having a
large number of funerals from a church
in Paco. One day there were seventythree
coftln-3 taken in. When some of
the boys were detailed to Inspect, they
found that these coflins contained guns,
ana in mis way we captured 1,200 of
their weapons."
"Wont. "Walt, on Cortes.
MADRID, March 14.?The Correspondence
says the cabinet has advised the
queen regent to ratify the treaty of
peace with the United States without
awaiting the reassembling of the cortes.
A BRILLIANT STROKE
Of Diplomacy on the I'nrt ol* the United
States?Our Answer to Italy.
WASHINGTON. March 14.?The ambasadors
and ministers In Washington,
representing those powers having large
interests in China, have communicated
to their foreign offices the substance of
the recent answer of the United States
to Italy, to the effect that this country
would mainnln an attitude of disinterested
neutrality in reference to the Italian
designs on San Mun Bay. Some of
these diplomats have advised their governments
that they regarded the announcement
of the United States' attitude
as of supreme Importance to the
Chinese situation. The reasons for this
are summed up by a prominent member
of the diplomatic corps, representing
one ujl me powers 01 Ji.urope, as 101lows:
"The answer of the'United States to
Italy is a remarkably brilliant stroke of
diplomacy. The natural inclination of
the United States government would
have been to favor the move of Italy,
for the opening of San Mun bay would
give another port to the growing American
trade in China. But as this would
have excited the animosity of China,
your government decides upon a course
of disinterested neutrality.
"This gives no offense to China, and
at the same time Italy and the world
at large take notice that the United
States will Interpose no obstacles in the
acquisition of San Mun bay or other
Chinese ports.
"It Is most Important to all the powers
to know that the United States has
no purpose to Interfere in behalf of
China, even to the extent of exerting
her oral Influence toward continuing
China's integrity. For that reason I
look upon the American answer to Italy
as the most Important development in
the Chinese situation that has arlser.
In recent days, and I think It will be so
accepted In all the foreign offices."
The Disarmament Congress.
WASHINGTON, D. C.. March H.?In
consulting Sir Julian Pauncefoto, the
British ambassador, as to whether an
appointment as one of the British delegates!
to the ozar'3 diarmament con
gress would bo agreeabb to liim, tho
purpose was made known to have the
delegates accompanied by army and
naval attaches and by a staff commensurate
with the importance of the mission.
These oHlcials doubtless will
stand in the position of experts able to
show the extent and cost of the .Treat
standing- armies and navies of the
world.
Sir Julian's appointment as one of
the delegates is practically settled, although
the otliclal notlllcation has not
yet been given.
"Wheeling; one of Them.
WASHINGTON", D. C., March U.?
The following additional recruiting stations
have been established for the
purpose of enlisting men to till the
regular army up to the maximum of
Gj.OOO men allowed by the new arm*
law: Allegheny, Pa.; Charleston, S. C.;
Chicago, > Dayton. Ohio; Port "Wayne,
Ind.; Knoxville, Tenn.; Memphls.Tenn.;
Norfolk, Va.: Savannah, Ga.; Seattle,
Wash.; St. Paul, Minn.: Minneapolis,
Minn.; Sterlng, Ills., and Wheeling, W.
Va.
Age Idmit. Increased.
WASHINGTON, D. C., March 14.?An
order has been Issued by the war department
increasing the age limit for
enlistment from thirty to -thirty-llvo
years. The youngest age at which a
man can be enlisted Is eighteen years.
The results so far for the enlistment of
troops Is very encouraging.
Will not. Kesign.
WASHINGTON, March 14.?The Post
to-morrow will say:
A statement was made yesterday to
the effect that Secretary Long would resign
during tho summer, or at least be
Tore uongrcsy rc-nssem djcu. mo is credIted
with a desire to succeod Senator
Hoar, who will be seventy-live years
old when his term expires In 1001. Secretary
Long said last evening that there
was absolutely no foundation for the
statement.
The Palawan Massacrc.
WASHINGTON, D. C? March 14.?
Unofllclal news of the massacre of the
Spanish governor and other otllcers by
the Moron on the island of Palawan was
received here six weeks ago, upon the
arrival of n British Hteamer that
touched nt the island on her way to the
straits settlement, but nothing has come
from any otliclal Hource. The island of
Palawan In a part of the Philippine
group, und It Is believed here that Admiral
Dewey will follow up the movement
oC hin HlilpH upon Mindanao by
sending them to Palawan to restore
law and order there.
Cut up and Humeri bin "Wife.
CHICAGO, March II.?August A.
Becker, the sausage maker, who has
been under arrest for four weeks on a
charge of inurderlmr his wife, made a
full confession to-nlKht. He said that
he cut his wife t<? pieces and burned
the remains In a stove. , Becker, when
tlrHt arrested, admlted killing his wife,
but declared he pushed her off Itani
dolph street viaduct Into the lake, and
that she was drowned.
TROUBLE BREWING
Over Suspension of Public Work
in Santiago Province.
2,500 MEN ARE OUT OF WORK
liecnuRO There was no Money to Pay
Them?An Outbreak Only Prevented
by tho Prospect of the men Getting
a Share of tho $3,000,000 Gift
of tho United States?A Great Blow
fo Kastern End of the Island ? General
"Wood Itefuses to Talk for Publication?Action
of the Cuban Assembly
In Regard to Gomez.
Correspondence of the Associated Press.
SANTIAGO DE C17DA, March 7.-The
event of the past week has been the
complete suspension, practically, of all
public work In the province, over 2,500
men having been thrown out of employment
last Friday, as there was no
money to par them for the month of
February, and only $10,000 was allowed
for the month of March. It Is claimed
that an outbreak on tho part of the hot
headed portion of the population was
\Jiii) jiictciiivii uj i?<? met mai me
majority of these laborers had served
In the ranks of the Cuban Insurrectionary
forces, and are looking forward in
the near future to obtaining their share
of the United States gift of $3,000,000.
So far as this $3,000,000 is concerned in
this province, a large portion of it will
be invested, probably half of what is
received, but the other half will undoubtedly
be squandered, and already
merchants here are laying In supplies
of silver spurs, Mexican saddles and
other gew gaws that a Cuban dandy
loves to bedeck himself with.
The real effects of cessation of work
have been understood best by those
Cubans who are the leaders of public
affairs in the province, such as the two
generals, Castillo, Mayor Bacardi and
the Judges of the supreme court of
Santiago, and men similarly prominent
In Manzanfllo, Guantanamo, Sagua de
Tanamo, Glbara, Holguln and Baracoa.
These men recognize that it is a great
blow to the eastern end of the island,
and it is due entirely to their pergonal
loyalty to General Leonard "Wood that
they have persuaded their countrymen
lhat the cessation of work Is mainly
due to causes that will be explained and
remedied within a very few days.
General Wood himself has been most
reticent throughout, merely stating, In
answer to questions, that ho has to
obey the orders of his superior officer,
and that if he were to- keep these men
employed he would be committing a
breach of military law that would render
him Habit to a courtmartlal. He
refuses In any way to comment on thesltuation.
Though General Wood himself refuses
to say a word for publication,"his
friends, both Cubans and American officers,
and civilians are by no means so
reticent and complain bitterly of ?the
allegad injustice that is being perpetrated.
'
CUBAN ASSEMBLY
Designated, "a Collection of Ulaclc
Clouds Avitlt Much Thunder and
Little Italn," by General Gomes.
HAVANA, March 14, 11 a. m.?The action
of civil governor Mora and the police
department In attempting to pre*
vent yesterday's popular manifestations
in favor of General Maximo Gomez
is strongly censured to-day and the
ill-feeling against the- police runs high.
The people consider that their rights
and freedom have been attacked. The
action of Governor General Brooke In
restraining the Cuban authorities frr?m
interfering, has pleased the people and
Is favorably commented upon.
It is rumored that several officers of
the police force, who were formerly in
the Cuban army, will resign. The occurrence
has done much to destroy the
popularity and eJJlcJency of the new
police force.
General Gomez Is receiving hundreds
of telegrams from all parts of the island,
expressing the people's aliegianco
and loyalty 10 him and to Cuba.
To all callers, General Gomez speaks
lightly of the assembly, declaring that
it was his creation, as he did not wish
to appear a dictator and that the real
military members who took no part In
the vote to depose him will now resign.
He calls the assembly "a collection of
black clouds with much thunder, buz
little rain."
He did not communicate with General
Brooke to-day, but will confer fully tomorrow.
The military assembly met this afternoon
with the ordinary guard. Most of
the time was occupied In discussing the
pronouncement which Is to be issued
with a view of Justifying last Saturday's
action in the eyes of the people.
General Sanguilly introduced a motion
protesting against the acceptance
of the $3,000,000, preceding it with a
long preamble declaring that the as- ,
sembly was ready to co-opernte with
the United States In maintaining order
in Cuba. The motloncalled for the adoption
of three resolutions, "in the name
of the armed people of Cuba," the first
exienueu mo maims or the assembly to
the United States for aid during the recent
year. The Hecond thanked,the United
States for the offer of $3,000,000, bui
went on to assert that "owing to the
assembly's exact knowledge of the
needs of tho Cuban soldiers, its members
consider It their duty to declare
the amount Insufficient.
Benor Mola resigned his seat In the
military assembly at to-day's session.
This evening a rumor Is In circulation
that the Washington government' will
dissolve tho nsst-mbly. It Is published
in an extra edition of La Discussion.
The HUKgestlon has been frequently
made to Clen. Brooke to take such a
course, but up to this time he has formed
no such Intention.
Criticism of civil governor Mora's and
Chief of Police Menacol's action yesterday
In attempting to prevent the parades,
continues. It is reported that
111 in virn.
Gomez will bo held to-morrow. tho bet- '
ter clement participating.
While Col. Caul AratiKo, u mounted
Inspector was trying lo disperse a portion
?f (he parade yesterday In 1Ji>Iiih<-i>nln
street, Gen. Alejandro ltodrl|:uo/?
chief of staff of On. Gomez, willed him
u coward for clubbing n woman. There '
In an unverified rumor that AratiKo linx i
challenged Hodrlguez to a duel and that I
tho latti'r haH necepted.
'J'lm United Slntes transport Honolulu 1
milled thIm morning.
At o'clock this afternoon the* torn- i
peruturc was 78 decrees Fahrenheit. :
NOT VILLAMIL'S REMAINS
That Were Found Near Santiago, but
Those of a Spanish Seaman?Spanish
Admiral at Bottom of the Sea.
WASHINGTON, D. C.,March 14.?The
secretary of the navy this afternoon received
the following telegram:
"PORTLAND, Ore., March 14.
"Remains found in chair about four
miles west of Santiago, as reported In
to-day's papers, not those of Vlllamll,
but of Spanish seuman. Report follows
by mall.
(Signed.) "PROCTOR,
"Assistant Engineer."
The ofllcer from whom the above message
was received was an engineer on
board the Gloucester, /which was the
Instrument that destroyed the ill-fated
Plutori, on boarrl of which Admiral Villamil
started from Santiago. He was
in charge of the landing party which
went lo the succor of the Spanish sailors
who, managed to reach the shore
from the sinking vessel, and were being
flred upon by the Cubans.
While bringing this particular"*seaman
down to the shore to take him
aboard the Gloucester, the seaman died
and his remains were allowed to sit In
the chair in which the body had been
convened. Department officials believe,
that VlllamH's body lies at the bottom
of the sea.
Santiago Sustains Gomez.
WASHINGTON, March 24.?Senor
Queaada to-night received a cable mes-'
sage from Santiago which says: "The
people of Santiago disauthorlze the asaembly,
sustain Gomez and are preparing
a public manifestation."
Senor Quesada was criticised by the
Cuban asembly on his action In assisting
in negotiation with General Gomez
for the payment of the three million
dollars to the Cubans.
A PERTINENT INQUIRY
From Mi*. Bryan Addressed to tlic
Hon. Perry Belmont.
NEW YORK, March 14.-The following
dispatch has been received by Perry
Belmont, president of the Democratic
club, In response to an invitation which
was sent to William J. Bryan to attend
the banquet to be given by the club in
honor of Thomas Jefferson on April 13:
"LINCOLN, Neb*., March 13.
"Hon. Perry Belmont, Democratic
Club, New York.
"Invitation received. Remembering
that you openly repudiated the Demo- [
cratlc platform in the last campaign, I ;
desire to know before answering the Invitation
whether you have since the
election publicly announced* your conversion
to the principles set forth In
that platform.
(Signed.)
"WILLIAM J. BRYAN."
In answer Mr. Belmont <elegraphed
as follows:
"The Invitation extended to you is on
behalf of the Democratic club. Individual
opinions have not been considered
in issuing the invitations to celebrate
the birth of Thomas Jefferson.
(Signed.) "PERRY BELMONT."
Sixty Days Hence.
PITTSBURGH. Pa.. March 14.-PrepJdent
Shafer, ot the Amalgamated Association
of Iron and Steel Workers, returned
to-day from Youngstown, Ohio,
where he was In conference with Secretary
Nutt, of the Western Merchants'
Bar Manufacturers' Assoclatl> i.
Mr. Shafer reports that on the shniwlnr
of merchants no advancj In wages cu '
be given the finishers and puddlers
based on the past sixty days. In explanation
of this decision, he says the
contracts for January and February
were made by the merchants hating
back sixty and ninety days and the scale
could not be based on the price of bar
iron. He says, further, there is no
possible doube of an advance being
granted at the next conference, sixty
days hence.
"Was his Common Law Wife.
CLEVELAND, Ohio. March 14.?Mrs.
Edna Baymond, who Js on trial for
shooting Mrs. John A. Hnnna, at the
Ellington apartment house, some time
since, was on the stand to-day. She
testified that she was the common law
wife of Hanna. haying lived with him
for several years lu Grand Baplds and
Milwaukee. She said she came to
Cleveland at Banna's request. When
Banna married his present wife, Mrs.
Raymond said she learned of it through
the newspapers. She said she went to
the Ellington house to get a diamond
ring belonging to her, and which Hanna
had given his wife. Mrs. Hanna tried
to put her out of the rooms, and in the
scuttle that ensued the revolver was
discharged. A gunsmith testified that
the revolver was new, and had never
been tired but once.
Presbyterians Appeal lor Aid.
NEW YORK, March 14.?A conference,
for the purpose of furthering the
cause of foreign missions, called by the
Presbyterian board of foreign missions,
was held to-duy at the Presbyterian
building. It was resolved to send to
every preacher of the Presbyterian denomination
in the United States an appeal
for assistance in the form of a letter,
which is to be brought to the notice
of every congregation. The letter describes
the work of the board of foreign
missions during the past year, and says
that unless within seven weeks, the
end of the present fiscal year, $412,929 Is
raised, the retreat must again be sounded,
retrenchment once more be enforced,
every missionary in the field disheartened
and all hope of sending out
new laborers abandoned.
Kipling Asks Qitcstioiis<
NEW YOiiK, Aiurcn n.?Kuuyard
Kipling was feeling'very well to-night,
:ind linked Mr. Doublcday a number of
questions. During the conversation,
Mr. Doubleday happened to mention
the "death ivatch" which the report ore
had kept on Mr. Kipling, using their
own expression.
The poet was Interested at once, and
asked for all details. He said It was
lifn first experience, and he would try
to avoid a repetition.
Same Old Story.
jrAHRISBUJlG, I'n., March 14,-The
ballot for United States senator to-day
was as follows: Quay, 92; Jenks, 73;
Dalr.ell, IS; Stewart, C; Irvln, r>; Huff, 8;
Stone, 4; WhJencr, 3; Hller, 2; Hlce, 2;
Tubbs, 1; (.?row, 1; Smith, 1. Total, 21G;
necessary to a choice, 109; absent and
not voting, 37; no election.
ICathcr Hiiitiarnsslngr.
VIENNA, March H.?Princess Louise
uf Coburg, daughter of the king of lJelulum,
who, In Janunry of last year, left
lier husband, I'rineo Philip, of Kaxe- Coliurg-Ootha,
and eloped with an Austria
hussar nfllcer, Lieut. MattachlchKoglcvltch,
has been delivered of a son
nt a sanitarium, near Purkersdorf,
ibout ton miles west of Vlenmu
EMPEROR WILLIAM
Hobnobbing with Rhodes?"Just tin
Man Germany "Wants."
BERLIN', March 14.-The Tageblat
Bays that a contract has been conclude*
between the German government nn<
Cecil Rhodes, the British South Afrlcai
magnate, for the construction of a tel
egraph line In German East Africa. Thi
Tageblatt adds that a contract fo
building a railroad through the saim
territory Is upon the point of conclu
slon, only a few details remaining to bi
settled.
Both Emperor "William and Empres:
Augusta Victoria, beside Baron Voi
Buelow, the foreign minister, and oth
er ministers, with their wives, attendee
the banquet given by Sir Frank Las
cellos, the British ambassador, to Cecl
Rhodes, who appears to have personal
ly Impressed everybody from the empe
ror downward.
With the exception of the extrcmi
agrarian nnd conservative papers, thi
whole press praises him. The emperoi
Is said to regard him as "Just the sor
of a man that Germany wants."
It Is understood that the Rhodesia!
schemes anticipate that Germany wll
ultimately possess "Walflsch bay. on thi
coast of Damaraland, South Africa.
Novelist. Stockton* Purchase.
Special Dispatch to tho Intelligencer.
CHARLES TOWN, \V. Va., March 14
?Frank R. Stockton, novelist, to-da]
purchased, at private'sale, for a sun
that could not- be ascertained, the ele
gant country seat, "Claymont Court,'
the property of Mr. Charles Dawson
situated a few miles west of this dtp
Tt i u fl%? mimALv. M - t,
remove to Claymont Court, with liii
family, where he will reside hereafter
The property is considered one of th<
prettiest country seats in the valley o
Virginia, having recently been repalre<
at a cost of thirty thousand dollars. I
was originally the property of tli?
Washington family.
Weston Happenings.
Special Dispatch to the Intelllgenccf.
WESTON, W. Va? March 14.-Thi
dwelling house of Joha Rexroad, wh<
was shot some days ago by C. A. C
Simmons, near Fr^emansburg, wai
burned down last night. Origin un
known; total loss, without insurance.
John Beeghley, owner of the Beeghlej
telephone system, died to-day of pneu
monltt fever.
Fell 105 Feet.
Special Dispatch to the Intelligencer.
STEUBEN VILLE, Ohio, March 14.Robert
Conn, lineman in the employ o
the Phoenix Telephone Company, fell oil
a pole 10.") feet high this afternoon
breaking toth legs In ssveral places, nnc
"sustaining fatal injuries. The top cros:
arm broke when he took hold of it, .letting
him fall.
Ghastly Mystery of the Lake.
CHICAGO. -March 11.?The head lest
corpse of a man mangled and bruised
with on* shoo and a bit of rope dangj
ling from the ankle, was found to-day
. tossing among the waves of Lake Michigan.
near Hyde Park. The police authorities
bellevp that it is a case oi
murder and that the rope on the ankle
! was used to anchor the remains belon
the surface. Upon investigation it wn?
found that at every Joint in the bodj
there was a gash and the belief is entertained
that the body was cut in. order
to double it up into small compasf
! that it might be more easily carried ir
a sack or box to the lake. The bod*
was badly decomposed and must hav<
i been in the water for several months.
McGovern "Wins.
NEW YORK. March 14.?Terry Mc
Govern, of this city, knocked out Patsj
Haley, of Buffalo, in the eighteentl
round of a fast, fierce and clever bou
before the Lenox Athletic Club to-night
McGovern forced the pace from the firs
tap of the gong, and although Halej
sent in some blows on the body anc
head which would hove sent any othei
opponent down, McGovern did not seen
to be affected by them. On the othei
hand Haley bent frequently wher
struck on the wind and ribs, and weni
down several times from some hnr?:
facers. McGovern was the \naster al
the way, and cut out the work in splendid
style.
The Beef Inquiry.
CHICAGO. March 14.?Col. O. M
Smith, purchasing agent of the government
at Chicago since 1SP5, testified today
-before the government court of inquiry
that the stores of canned roas!
beef bought by him*during the Spanish
war were all upon the direct order ol
General Eagan, the commissary general.
He also stated that some purchases
of canned beef were made without his
knowledge by the commissary general,
Another of the day's important witnesses
was Gustavus F. Swift, head ol
the packing house of Swift & Company,
Good progress was made by the court
to-day, but the end of the list of witnesses
to be examined In Chicago is nol
yet In sight.
President at rhomnsvillc.
THOMACVir T T.'" fir, ? -?l. M
presidential party arrived at half past
two o'clock tills afternoon. The party
was met at the station by Maj. Hanna,
brother of th?, senator; Mayor Hopkins
and a number of prominent citizens.
The distinguished visitors were Immediately
driven to .Senator Hnnna's
house on Dawson street. By special request,
there was no demonstration, bnt
there was a wealth of bunting and decoration
everywhere.
A Cheap Demonstrat ion.
MADRID, March 11.?The presence ol
300 soldiers repatriated from Cuba ut a
te <Ioum celebrated yesterday in memory
of the Carllsts who were killed In
the colonial warn exemplifies the Intrigues
of the Carllsts to gain the support
of the disbanded troops. An investigation
shows that Carllsts paid Ave
pesetas to each soldier attending the
service.
Want the Documents.
FATUS, March 14.?The united cnurt
of cassation has decided to ask the
minister of war, M. De Freyclnet, to
qommunlcate to It the socrct documents
connected with the Dreyfus trial.
Advanced Ton Per Cent.
PITTSBURGH, PtL, March M.?The
Pennsylvania Tube Company, employ-;
Ing several thoutmnd men, has advanced
the wages of all employes ten per cent.
"Weather Forecast for To-day.
For Went Virginia, Wontern Pennsylvania
and Ohio, rain; brisk to high cast to
southeast windy.
Local Temperature.
The tomporature yesterday an observed
by C. Schnepf. druggist. corner Market
and Fourteenth streets, was as follows:
7 a. in .11! I .1 i>. in r?0
!< a. in <10 7 p. in...... co
l'i ni W [ \Veuther?Fnlr.
. THE CITY SOLONS
t /
j Met Last Night and Transacted
1 Large Grist of Business.
i
fr THE ANC1E STRONG LICENSE
9 .
e Application Referred Back to Petl*
s tions and Remonstrances.
i
\ SPECIAL BRIDGES COMMITTEE
Instructed to Confer With the tiro
j Bridge Companies to Secure Their
r Terms for Free Foot Passage.
Council Honrs from unsold Friend"
| Again?Council liaises the 11 a to
? ol' Common Labor to $1 75 u day.
Mayor Sweeney's Message was Head
and was Listened to Attentively.
Last niglit a regular meeting of tho
1 city legislature was held. A large grist
of business1 was transacted, and little
, time was lost at any stage, the "uind
Jammer" contingent having ati oft
' .night of it. In the sccond, branch Pres)
ldent Maxwell ruled that the Anglo
f Strong license application was not
j properly before council because the
i committee hail made no rccommenda1
tlon; he said in so many words that the
1 committee was shirking a responsible
e lty that rests with It. The McKelvey.
Halrd resolution passed both branches,
and brings the day of free bridges
within hailing distance apparently. Ane
other feature was the action of council
5 in fixing the rate of wages for city labor
at $1 75 a day. Mayor Sweeney's mes3
sage was read and his several recommervdatlons
were received with favor.able
comment; doubtless some of them
will receive favorable action by council
in the Jiear future.
City Clerk's Report.
In the second branch there were pres.
cnt twenty-two members, and' in the
f llrst branch ten members. Mayor
[ Sweeney presided In the upper branch,
and President Maxwell was in the seci
ond's chair.
3 The report of City Clerk Watkins,
showing appropriations, expenditures
and balances of the several city departments
was read, as follows:
r~j
: i J i
DEPART. a ' a l{
' 2JENTS. a 3 g
2 ? 2
c. c. 2.
f G, - M n
[f < w n
Ito.mJ of pub;
lie-works.... $ 5,339 51 $ 3,601 79 ? 1,737 72
. Fire department
S.SS7 50 5.300 00 3.077 60
Health department
... 2,2.".?1 00 3,506 03 713 07 ,
5 Markets .11-' 5'J 43s -ff. 74 tc
: Police.... 6,1?Z7 :, ) 4.51 S S7 2,408 61
. City prison... 3,075 00 1,001 02 ) 73 08
' Scales and
3 weighing .... 225 00 75 00 150 00
Real estate... 1,U1? 31 503 77 555 5-1,"
Cemeteries... 225 en 83 32 14161
Salaries 2,SOS f>S 1,943 80 924 SS
Contingent
expenses ... 4.700 00 4.339 SS 300 12
Compromise
loan 1.250 37 1,250 27 ?
l Loan of 1877.. 9,330 00 7,260(0 2,070 00
t City water
board .'. 26,716 53 5.172 20 21.511 33
; City gas i
t work* 23,750 CO 22,424 90 1,325 10
' Collection or i ;
1 taxes | 750 001 ! 750 00
l ?I .
1 Totals {P5.150 ;o| S58.26S SS| $37,188 02
r J. 1C. Hall, collector, paid to A. H. Fori
Key, receiver of the city of Wheeling, tho
t following amounts to March 14:
1 Fifty-cent levy J6.S01 20
1 Ten-cent levy 1,239 97
Total $S,GG0 37
None was y?scatocl.
The special committee on elections,
appointed to examine the returns from
the First, Second nnd Fifth wards, reported
the councilmen elected wore
. those already seated. The committee
i was made up of Messrs. Kindelberger,
' Marschner and Killeen. The report
was adopted.
(las Works Appropriation.
A two months' appropriation ordi
; nance lor the city rzs works for April
. and May, was adopted. It provides the
- board cim expend not to exceed one;
sixth of the total expenditures for 1S0S.
To Buy Receptacles.
The fire committee recommended the
, expenditure ot ?10S for six receptacles
: for-the chemicals. The recommendation
was favorably acted upon.
Referred Rack.
The committee on petitions and remonstrances
reported the application of
Anffie Stronp, for coffee house license
at "Fifty-seven" Seventeenth street,
without a recommendation. Mr. FitzsJmmons
moved to not grant the license
and the motion was seconded. President
, Maxwell called attention to rule 32 oC
rules of council, which states that com
mlttees shall recommend what action
m.uiuu uc tiiivcii dj oouncu; no ocueveu
the matter should be referred buck to
the committee for a recommendation.
Mr. Healy took the same view of the
matter, and moved to refer back to the
committee. Mr. "NVeisgerber preferred
, to settle the matter here and now.
Prsldent Maxwell said- the only reason
the committee had made no recommendation
was that it shirked its duty.
The motion to refer back prevailed.
Appoint moat Continued.
The appointment of Charles Exloy
ns weigher at the East McCulloch street
scales, vice William Johnson, resigned,
was conllrnud.
lloutl Approved,
The official bond of Jolm K. Schell*
hase, secretary of the water board, In
the sum of $'_'0,000, with Henry Schinulbach.
11. W. Peterson, George Simpson
and \V. J. W. Covvden as sureties, waa
approved.
For Liquor License.
The application of Willlun Mitchell
for a coffee house license at 1133 Mar- s
i ket street, and petitions for change of
license for K. llartman at --IS Market

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