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YOLTOBlra^iiSSit TO -WMEUNe.^YA"MON^, MARCH 20 189a ' TWO CBmUJMm.
J FURTHER ADVANCE
Jliide by General Wlicnton'g Brig,
ade in Yesterday's I'lglit.
NOW HAS FULL POSSESSION
OfLaguna do Bay?Troops, Inhabits
AiitH and Property on the Shore of
tho Lake at His Mercy?'Insurgent
Force Driven Fifteen Miles Further
South?Our Ijoss Slight?Enemy Loft
Two Hundred Dead on the Field,
prisoners Taken .Say That Filipinos
Are "Weakening?Town oi* Morong
Shelled. f
WASHINGTON, D. C., March 19.?
The war department to-day received the
following dispatch from Major General
Otis regarding operations against the
Insurgents:
MANILA, March 19.
To Adjutant General, Washington.
Our Improvised gunboats under Captain
Grant, Utah artillery* have full
yosstssion of Lagur.a de Bay; troops, Inhabitants
and property on shore of lake
ut our mercy. Wheaton's brigade on
Paslg river line drove enemy northeast
into province of Morong. Last evening
enemy attacked portion of his force
south of Paslg, killing two men and
wounding twenty of the Twenty-second
Infantry. This morning Wheaton
moved against this insurgent force,
driving it to the south fifteen miles, experiencing
very slight loss. Enemy left
iiyo hundred dead on tleld.
{Signed.) OTIS,
ltcbcls Trapped.
MANILA, March 19, 6:85 p. m.?Some
of the rebels recently expelled from Cavlte
and the small towns in the vicinity
of Paslg, combined forces and last night
attacked a company of the Washington
volunteers, a detached post at Tagulg,
about a inl.'e and a half southeast of
Paslg. General Wheaton Immediately
reinforced the Americans with two
r>Hrh f\f the W-ichlnfinn
the Oregon' regiments. The post had
held the enemy in chock and the fire of
the reinforcing companies repulsed
them, driving them across to an island
formed by the estuary. They were thus
in front of the Twenty-second regulars.
On discovering that they were entrapped.
the rebel* fought desperately,
aided materially by the jungle ami the
darkness, but they were completely
routed- r.-ith heavy loss, after two hours'
fighting. 'Ihe Americans lost two killed
and twenty wounded, among the latter
Lieutenant Frank Jones.
General Wheaton determined to punish
the natives and at daybreak today
his brigade started in the following
order:
The Sixth artillery, hold'lnjr the extreme
right: the Oregon volunteers,
heading the enter; the "Washington
regiment keeping to th? edge of the lake
nrd the Tweroccupying
the rlght'OT. the,.lino. swept
the whole country along the- lake In a
southeasterly direction' toward General
Ovenshitie's position. The line thus
extender!- liver lun mllnc cT .vnii.ti/'
rough and covered with thick jungle,
advanced eleven miles. The enemy
lied, the last oC thc-m being aeon at
about half-past three this1 afternoon.
At scarcely any time did the- Americans
got wkWn 1.200 yards of them.
The troops are returning to Paslg tonight,
exhausted by the hard work under
a hot sun. The Oregon regiment
hail one man killed and four wounded
and the Twenty-second regulars one
wounded.V According to the official reports
no tewer thun two hundred Filipinos
were killed.
Property Destroyed.
I General Otis says the American army
or.d guntoa-ts r.ow command' the lake,
lie estimates that property of the insurgent
s, valued at 5300,000, has been
ucaiiu$cu, tv.mtr nuuiiuuea ui nee anu
sugar and four hundred- tons of coal,
vhlch is very valuable 1iere, "has been
captured.
Many prisoners represent that the
Filipino soldiers are weakening. The
gvncrous treatment that the Americans
administer to the native prisoners and
wounded' seems to lntluence the insurgent
army powerfully. In the opinion
of the Americans, however, the Filipino
leadors v.ill continue to provoke
fighting just as Jong as they can retain
tiiiir hold upon their followers, because
they have everything to sain and nothing
to lose.
The enemy have twice as many men
on t.helr firing: lines as they have arms
ar. > the fact that m few ariM are captured
by the Americans Is because the
*uns of the wounded Filipinos and
in.iny of those who surrender are spirited
away.
The armed tugs Laguna de Bay and
Oeste have returned to San Pedro
m i reported the result of their tour of
the l:Ut . On Friday morning last they
shelled the town of Morons, the rebels
without making any response to
?!ie fire. The Americans landed a party,
which destroyed a quantity of stores
nnd :ill the stone buildings, except the
church.
A Town Shelled.
The expedition then proceeded to
MiJayjay, .where a sugar mill and saw
n:ii; were destroyed.
r,:i arriving at Santa Cruz, a 1o\vn of
200 Inhabitants, it was found that the
< n-tr.fr- was strongly entrenched nnd
Kt'fared to defend the position, assisted
by tw?> gunboats and several launches.
Moreover the mouth of the river was
Mocked with iocks and bamboo.
A few shells caused an exodus of the
citizens, but not of the enemy's troops.
The Americans did not attempt a landing.
Cantnln firnnf. Who la In rhnrnr.% nf
' expedition, ask a for reinforcements
"n I will probably take Santa- Cruz totnorrow.
The troops that accompanied the
^"Mlllon were a do-tachment of the
Twenty-third regiment tinder Captain
Pratt, which was towed l>y the gunboat
CriKc.j?a F.quare-ended, llat-l>ottomed
used bf the Filipinos as a lighter.
T;i<* Americans had captured four Casft
Majayjny, where IJjoy encamped
?n Friday night.
Spanish Prisoners In Philippines.
MADRID, Maroil 19.?Senor Hllycla,
J'r^-rnWt and minister of foreign affairs,
had a conference to-day with the
J'reneli ambassador regarding the liberation
of Spanish prisoners In the hands
"t the Filipinos. .Spain, it is reported,
hax determined to protest to tin* clvllwd
world against the attitude of the
Americans In hindering the efforts of
fiewriil hIob, Hpanish commander In
llle Philippines, to liberate the prlsonThe
government will demand a
<r,;dlt for the payment of the Interest
on the Cuban debt.
HER LAST SUNDAY
Oil Earth ? Mrs; Place, tlio Condemned
Murderess, Shows No Signs
of Breaking Down.
NEW YORK, March ID.?Mrs. Martha
Place's last Sunday on earth differed
but little from the other days she has
spent In Sin*? Sing- prison. She displayed
no signs of breaking down and appeared
to be growing stronger and
more composed as the time for death
drew closer. Mrs. Place went to sleep
ubout 10 o'clock on Saturday night, and
res-ted calmly and unbrokenly until
about half-past four this morning. At
that hour she became restless and continued
so tor a time, when she calmed
down and slept at intervals until 7
o'clock. At that hour she aro3e and
dressed.
For dinner Mrs. Place had roast turkey,
stuffing, peas, potatoes, ice cream,
cake and coffee. She made another
irood moftl. Aftorivnt-fl lav
for a 'time. After res-ting she rend for
a time and then Matron Riley read to
her. This was followed by a conversation
on general and religious matters
between them.
During the, afternoon Mies Meury,
who has been active lrv caring for Mrs.
Place from the time of her trial, called
at the prison and had a talk with Warden
Sage. She did not see Mrs. Place.
What her mission was is not known.
The warden paid It was a talk simply
on business, and Miss Meury would not
tell. With the coming of midnight tonight
the hours Mr3. Place has to live
are few. The sentence may be executed
at any hour afterward, but Just
when the woman will be led to the
chair la known -to no one except Warden
Sage, and It is a matter of doubt if
even he has fully determined the matter.
Mrs. Place's meals are now served
from the warden's table and will be until
she fries to the chair. This morning
she/had poached eggs, toast, rolls and
coffee. She ate a 'hearty breakfast and
then sat down to read. She spent the
morning reading her bible and religious
pamphlets. During the morning Warden
Sage called on .Mrs. Place and
warned her to be prepared, -to go to >the
chair. Whether he told her at what
hour of the coming week she must expect
the summons, is not known, but it
is not thought he intimated to her
Mrs. Place tool; the warning coolly, far
more so than she took the breaking of
the news that she must not hope for a
pardon and-the other message, that she
must hope for nothing. She seems to
have nerved herself to the test and it Is
hoped by all concerned in the execution
that the nerve she Is now displaying
will remain with her un-tll the end.
BIG SNOW FALL
In Yellowstone National Park ?Over
112 Feet. Deep in Some Places.
WASHINGTON, March lD.?Captaln
Erwin, acting superintendent of the
Yellowstone National Park, has reported
to the interior department that the
unprecedented fall of snow in the park
this year unquestionably will lead to the
death of very many antelope, deer and
in the park snow Is over twelve feet
In depth and is firmly cruhted,everywhere,
which prevents these "hrilmats F
from digging through and obtaining
their food underneath. This condition
of affairs, it is expected, probably will
last all thl.? month and perhaps nest.
A small appropriation from the park
revenue for buying hay is asked.
Many deer are in the immediate
neighborhood of the military post picking
up bits of hay. The scouts report
the elk very weak and believe that unless
steps are taken to feed them, the
deaths among them will amount to
thousands. The main herd of buffalo,
however, being In a region of hot
springs that melt the snow are getting
along fairly well.
Another Cold "\VaV'\
ST. PAUL. Minn.. March 19.?Another
cold wave is predicted. The
signal service says the temperature
will fall twenty degrees by to-morrow
mornlnir. and that extremely cold
weather will prevail in the northwest.
To-night it is below zero at fill Canadian
stations except Medicine Hat and
Bismarck. It Is fourteen above zero
here, with a brisk northwest wind. It
Is snowing at Uattleford and Medicine
Hat, Canadian Northwest, and at
Havre, Mont.
Kv-Soinitor AVnlsli Dend.
AUCtUSTA. Ga.. March 19.?Hon.
Patrick Walsh, former United States
senator and mayor of Augusta, died at
hln residence here, after three months'
illness of nervous prostration. Although
there was little hope for his recovery.
his death was not thought to be
so near at hand. Mayor Walsh was
one of the most prominent men of
Georgia, and had a national reputation
as the earnest champion of southern
development. lie was one of the host
authorities on the material resources
and manufacturing products of the
south. Mr. Walsh was horn in Ireland !
January 1, 1S40. At at the age of twelve
he was apprenticed In the Charleston
Evening News, and In time became a
Journeyman printer. He came to Augusta
in 1862, and has ever since been
identified with the press of the city, for
twenty-five years past as editor and
proprietor of the Augusta Chronicle. In
1S70 he became a member of the city 1
council, and from 1872 to 1S78 he served
la the state legislature.
WASHINGTON, D. C., March 19.?
The continued Improvement In ox-Secretary
Sherman's condition was noted 1
in a cablegram received by General
Miles to-day. The dispatch was dated
Kingston, Jamaica. This Is the point to i
which rho cruiser Chicago has been sent
to bring Mr. Sherman to the United J
States, I.* his friends want this done.
x lie uuiacr icit iiu-vuiiit ji'mcruuy uiiu j
is/ due at Kingston to-morrow.
Adjudged a Lunatic..
PITTSBURGH, March 19.?Mrs. Anna !
Hays Byers, widow of the late Eben M.
Byers, the millionaire manufacturer, .
whose last sickness and the events connected
with It, a few years ago, caused 1
such a sensation throughout the coun- I
try, has been adjudged a lunatic, and It 1
Js probable that she will bo placed In
the care of the Fidelity Title and Trust 1
Company, along with her property, 1
which she has wasted during the past
two years. Her husband died some i
years ago In a Philadelphia Institution,
and It Is claimed that since then reasonable
offers have been made for a settle- 1
ment of the case, but that Mrs. Ilyers
rejected all these agulnnt the advice of i
her frlcndn and relatives, it Is claimed i
that the rewult of so much Jangling and
excitement Is the cause of the siekni'ss I
that has now overcome her.
It Is probable that the suits against A. ^
M. Byers, brought by Mrs. Byers for !
the recovery of money will be either
dropped or sottled through the medium <
of the trust company*
THE RUIWSTQO HOT.
Search for Victims of the Windsor
Hotel Fire.
DANGEROUS WALLS TORN DOWN
Tho Wreck of tl?o Once Handsome
Structure lias not Cooled Sufficiently
to Permit Mueh Progress in tho
Search for Bodies Supposed to be
in tho Debris ? Narrow Escape of
"Workman from a Falling Wall.
Thieves Supposed to liavo Iiootcd
Rooms of Some Quests oftlio Hotel
During tho Progress of the Fire.
NEW YORK, March 19.?In a drizzling
rain more than two hundred men
continued to-day to work among the
debris and smouldering ruins of the
Windsor Hotel, searching for the bodies
of those who perished in the flames,
and to recover any valuablei^that might
have escaped the ravages of the Are.
The efforts of the searchers were futile,
however, and the ruins were too
hot to permit much progress, and the
smoke Issuing from the burning material
was rendered more dense by the
dampness of the atmosphere. At Intervals
during the night flames broke
forth from the burning embers, and
drove back the workmen.
Work was begun this m6rnlng to de
molish the fragmentary portions of the
walls on the east and north sides of the
burned building, and later the number
of workers was reinforced, and the
work of removing the rubbish was
pushed us vigorously as was practicable.
Dynamited the Chimney.
The chimney, eighty-five feet high,
standing on the Forty-sixth side of the
ruins, near Fifth avenue, was blown
up to-day. Thirty pounds of dynamite
were placed underneath the base of this
chimney, and electricity was used to
explode It.
Smoke and steam still rise from the
debris, and now and then tongues of
flame shoot up, even at this late hour
after the lire. The workmen have
been able to do only a little superficial
work. "When they dig down a little way
the debris Js so hot that they are
obliged to peek another locality.
During the day, workmen were engaged
In picking to pieces the six-story
wail that is standing on uie Fortyseventh
street side of the hotel site, in
order to make the search in the ruins
safe.
The second eighty-five foot chimney
was dynamited shortly after "> o'clock
this afternoon. The explosion wrecked
a number of plate glass windows and
doors in nearby residences.
A large force of men were at work
during the afternoon on what was the
mala entrance to the hotel. It was
expected that bodies would first be
found there. A large amount of small
articles, principally the personal property
of guests, was found.
. Daniel Sweeney, the cmor^cncy
wrecker of the building department,
and three men had a narrow escape
from Injury, and possibly death about
5 o'clock. The four men were on top
of the six-story wall which was still
standing on the Forty-seventh street
rear corner of tlio hotel, tearing it
down. A stiff north wind blew up suddenly,
and Sweeney felt the wall tromb1
ng beneath him. He cried out a warnIn},',
and the men hurried from their
dangerous position. They were Just
outside of the danger line when a great
section of the wjfli, thirty or more feet
square, and Including that portion on
which they had been working, went
down with a roar. A portion of it fell
on the roof the house back of the hotel,
wrecking the roof. The house hail
been emptied, by order of the building
department, and nobody was Injured.
Slispcctcd Kobbrrirs.
A. P. Dcniorost called ut the East Fifty-first
police station to-day, and reported
that he had a small safe filled
with Jewels, valued at ?10,000, In the
ruins of the Are. He, his wife and
daughter and son occupied rooms on
the third tloor near Fifth avenue and
Forty-seventh street. They were all
in their rooms when the lire occurred.
His daughter, when the lire was discovered,
went to the snmll safe containing
the Jewels and tried to open it, but forgot
tiie combination In her excitement.
Mr.Dcmorcst stated that when lie opened
the room door he saw three men
running about in the smoke, and going
into rooms. They were not firemen,
nnd he was certain they were not employes.
He thinks they were robbers.
He and his family then went out on the
fire escape, and were rscued by liremen.
Mr. Demorent was apprehensive
about the safety of the safe and its valuable
contents.
Thomas Cleary, of Xo. ?11 Third avenue,
called on Inspector Harley, and
stated that he assisted a woman from
the hotel whom he afterwards ascertained
was Mrs. Abner fccKinley. He
took her. to the street, and put her in
a cab. Airs. McKInley told him that she
had dropped a bag containing some
jewelry. He ran back and got the
bag, nnd gave It to Mrs. Mc'Klnley, and
she drove off. Inspector Harley held
lr> np/1..? V.?
three trunks taken from the debris at
Forty-seventh street and Fifth avenue
Saturday afternoon, two were claimed
by Abner McKinley.
Condition of (lie Injured.
The hospital reports as to the injured
are niotjt favorable. Most of the patients
are Improving. Som of them
were able to leave the hospital to-day
and others will be discharged to-morrow.
Following is a statement of the
condition1 of the injured:
Katie Roach, servant; ankles broken;
recovering, Bellevuc.
Mrs. Martha M. Simmons, Frederick,
Md., burned; recovering, Bellevue.Mrs.
Nellie Thomas, nr^ist.int housekeeper
of hotel; shock, improving,
Bellevue.
Mrs. Alice M. Price, Macon, On., leg
fractured; greatly Improved, Bellevue.
Mrs. Kntlicrlne Mlsch, wife of correspondent
of the Son Francisco bulletin;
Injuries Blight, Improving; Presbyterian
hospital.
Edvvnrd Shackleton, burns ami disjointed.
shoulder; recovering, Presbyterian.
Miu Von Spelflel, left leg and one
rib broken, recovering, Presbyterian.
Mrs. C. P. Wheeler, and daughter,
Miss Dorothy, burns and shock, Improving,
Presbyterian^
Mrs. "William S. ltoyce, burned and
shoulder dislocated; removed from
Presbyterian hospital to her home.
John Duke, hotel employe, removed
'rouv Presbyterian hospital to his-home.
Mm A. Ml. Fuller, Phllutii Iphl.v;
hock, condition critical, Manhattan hoel.
Mju Catherine Halley, Chicago; coalition
favorable, Hoosovelt hospital.
Allan Helen Bremer, right thigh brot
ken; condition favorable; Roosevolt
hospital.
Mnr. Louis "Waldo, burned; condition
favorable; Roosevelt hospital.
0? the nine victims who were originally
taken- to Flower hospital, James
McGutro, with leg1 broken, Is *he only
one remaining, and hla condition la not
serious.
"William' F. Love, clerk at the Windsor;
Ellen Currnn, a domestic, and
Mrs. Snrah H. Calhoun, are at the
New York hospital improving.
Littt Of
Following la a Hat of the missing,
corrected up to 8 o'clock to-night:
Anglin, Mrs. Mary, aged forty-five,
wife of T. H. Anglin," of New York.
I3rult, Jane, aged forty, of New York.
Brauley, Mm. N. K., aunt of Mra. A,
M. Fuller, of Philadelphia.
Blsehoffshau.sen, Aaron, Germany.
Boyce, Flossie, aged eight, daughter
of W. S. Boyce, of New York, aald to
have been rescued by her father, and
nftorumtvl
Brush, Mrs.
Clair, Alary.
Eegan, Miss.
Fuller. Miss Margaret, daughter of
A. M. Fuller, of Philadelphia.
Guyon, "Warren, elevator boy.
Haworth, Joseph, the actor.
Hoffman, Miss Dora, of Baltimore.
Jose, Miss, servant.
Johnson, Alexander B., and wife, of
Newburyport, Mass.
Kelly, Alice, aged seventeen.
Leland, Fred clerk, cousin of "Warren
Leland.
Lynch, D.
Lowrey, Miss Maggie.
Lawrle, Harry, aged twenty-two, of
New York.
Lanny, Mary.
McDonald, Mrs. Isabella, aged fortytwo,
widow, family living at Toronto.
Morgan, MIkr Annie Taylor, aged
forty. New York.
Morgan, Miss Catherine.
McConnell, Kate.
McNulty, Mias M. C., aged fifty-five,
New York.
McDonald, Lizzie, New York.
McCarthy, Catherine V., New York,
McCarthy, Henry.
McKcnna. Jennie, aged thirty, chambermaid,
New York.
Nash, Mr.
i>enu\ - vnnie, (Known at me noiei as
Annie Malloy), New York.
Patterson, Mrs., wife of Judge Patterson,
of Colorado.
Held, Miss.
Salamon, Mrs. D. S., widow, occupied
room on Jlfth iloor with daughter Rosanna.
Salamon, Miss Rosanna, aged twentyseven.
Shea, Kate, aged for'y, servant.
Stokes, Mrs. James B., widow of Genem
1 Stokes.
Simpson, Miss Adella, aged twenty.
Slaman, Mary, aged twenty-two. New
York.
Soy, Mary, aged twenty-three, laundress.
Walsh, Mary, servant.
Ward, Annie, chambermaid.
Up to midnight no bodies had been
discovered, and no more deaths from
injuries received at the fire were reported
from the hospitals, but a number
of the injured were still in a serious
condition.
The death list remains the same as
yesterday?sixteen?and the list of
missing has been reduced to forty-four,
as a number of those previously unaccounted
for reported in person or had
been located by friends.
Think Haworth Perished. i
CLEVELAND, O.. Marcb.19.-ThQ relations
in thin city of Joseph Haworth,
the actor, are fearful that he perished
in the Windsor hotel Are. They hayp
heard nothing from him since the burning
of the hotel. His sister, Mrs. J. E.
O'Connor, received on Thursday a letter
that was mailed at Atlantic City on
Wednesday. In the letter Mr. Haworth
raid that he w'ould start that day for
New York and would stay at the Windsor
hotel. ITe said he was going in
company with Rev. F. P Moore, of 8S
Fulton street, Wakefield. N. Y. A telegram
has been son: to Mr. Moore, but
no reply has been received. Mr. Haworth's
relatives havu not given up
hope, but they cannot understand why
no news of his whereabouts have been
received If he is still alive.
Think She is in lining.
BALTIMORE. March 19.?The rela
lives and friends of Miss Dora Hoffman,
of this city, who was registered at the
Windsor hotel on the day of the fire and
who has since been mlspfng, have abandoned
all hope and given her up for
lost. Her nieces, the Misses McLane,
who were also guests at the hotel, but
who were at luncheon In another part of
the city when the building wan burned,
returned to Baltimore to-night. With
them came R. Curzon Hoffman, former
president of the Seaboard Air Line Railway
Company, and brother to Miss
Hoffman, who went to New York expecting
to find that one of the women
who died at Miss Helen Gould's home
was his sister. Ho learned that such
was not the ense, however, and now believes
that Miss Hoffman's body is in
the ruins. _
Succumbed to His Injuries.
BOSTON5, March 19.?Thomas Carroll
Boone, the telegraph operator In the
war balloon in the opwartlon before
Santiago, died to-day at the Massachusetts
general hospital, as the result of
an operation on a wound received in the
fall of tiho balloon after it had been shot
to pieces. Boone, with two government
ollicers, performed herolo work In
the great air ship, which was a target
for the Spanish gunners until It fell Into
the trees and threw all three mon out.
Boone was caught In the draff anchor
and was fearfully woundcu-. He never
fully recovered, although since last fall
up to within two days of his death, lve
continued his work as n telegrapher.
He was born In Annapolis, Md., In 1S7C,
and went to the front as first corporal
of Company IC, Second Massachusetts
volunteers.
A Young Fiend.
UPPER MARLBORO, Md.t March 19.
?Mary A. Clarke, aged flfty-two, was
beaten to death, and her sinter, Annie
Clarke, aged forty-five, was fatally hurt
last night, at Bowie, Md., a village near
this place, by John Berry, a fifteen year
old negro boy. who Is In jail for the
crime. The deed was a ferocious one,
the aged and defenseless women being
surprised by the boy and literally beaten
to a jelly with a club. Miss Annie
Clarke saved herself from Instant death
uy piiMiiiMiiK iu ki?<- uiv uuj unu
pledging herself not to betray him If ho
spared her life. Intense Indignation
prevails here and a lynching Is not Improbable.
Dishonest Postolllco Cleric.
PITTSBURGH, Pa.. March 19.?W. J.
Fitzgerald, a clerk In the distributing
department of the Pittsburgh postolllco
since IS'.Ti, was arrested by Postolllce Inspector
W, \V. Dickson, charged With
stealing money and letters. lie was
caught In the act and It Is understood
made a full confession, though he could
not say how much he has purloined.
This makes the fourth arrest In the
Name department within a year and the
fifteenth in the Pittsburgh postolllee
since I$91. Fitzgerald has been under
suspicion for three months.
SERIOUS CONFLICT
Between the Police and the People
of Havana.
MANY SERIOUSLY W0?D.
Tho Affair Occnrred Saturday Night
at a Public Mulatto Ball ? Officer
Tried to Move a Crgwd from in
Front of tho Building When ho was
Assaulted ? Reserves Called out,
and then There was a Mix-up?From
Thirty to Fifty People Shot or Clubbed?American
Troops Called onto
Aid the Policc?Another AfTray Lost
Night.
HAVANA, March 19.?A serious con
fllct between the police and people of J
Havana last night resulted In much j
shooting and clubbing and the wounding
of from thirty to llfty people, some j
seriously. Police Captain Estampes, f
formerly a colonel in the Cuban army, '
was'wounded. (
Ever since the police interference
about a week abo with the demonstration
in honor of General Maximo Gomez,
the police have been unpopular
with the populace, who jeer at them
and declare them inefficient. Certain
newspapers let no opportunity escape to
criticise the force, denouncing the arrests
as unfair and charging the police
with "trampling upon the rights of a
free people,"
The police are virtuallly In the position
of men who have to make tho people
fear them In order to secure obedience
as they have no record to fall back
upon for example.
Last night trouble occurred at a public
mulatto ball Ih San Jose Btreet, an
unsavory quarter of Havana. Many
Cuban officers, colonels and captains,
among them, attended the affair. A *
policeman'on duty in that street followI
~ ~ I I - ?
of the building in which the bs.ll was in .
progress, asked a group of men to clioperse.
After repeating it he was at- ?
tacked by the group, whereupon many <
men Issued from the building, got upon i
him, took away his club and revolver i
and handled him roughly. I
The policeman Immediately notified t
headquarters, who ordered twenty reserves
to the scene of the trouble. The
crowd had prepared for their arrival. *
Mob Begins the Attack.
It is said they opened with a revolver '
fire upon the police, which the latter re- 1
turned, the shooting being kept up until j
the ammunition. was exhausted. The ?
opponents of the police acted with de- 2
termination in the affray. Many who (
were in the building, mounted the roof,
which is comparatively low, and fired
upon the police from that point. They .
were apparently well armed ,and this
fact, together with the resolution with
which they fought, seems to confirm the '
" ^Belief that the attacking party was t
mostly made up of Cuban officers, as
ordinary civilians would have fled from j
me revolvers oc me policemen. '
Many women were Injured. A report 1
Is In circulation this evening that two
of the Injured civilians have succumbed
to their wounds, but thin is not confirmed.
' '
Unions' those seriously hurt are Policeman
Donato Aroza, Enrique Monez
and Benlgue Vasquez, and civilians
Jose Domlnguez, Etouo Gallano, Alberto
Alejo and Irene Roque.
Public opinion respecting the police Is
conlllctlug:. Some sustain them and
others charge them with Interfering
with the rights of the people. .As the
facts become known, however, opinion
Is increasing In favor of the force.
It is reported on good authority that
many were wounded, who withdrew
hastily because unwilling to have it
known that they were present.
American Troops Called On.
American troop3 were callcd to the
scene when the trouble was over and
numerous arrests followed. Police Captain
Estampes, who Is well known In
Cuban circles, Is so badly Injured, that
fears are entertained that he will not
recover. Police Inspector Raoul Arango,
who came into notice on the day of
the Gomez demonstration because of his
attempts to break up the procession,
and who subsequently challenged General
Alejandro Rodrliruez. chief of ntnff
of General Gomez, for having accuscd t
him of clubbing a woman, 1b credited
with bravery and coolness in his efforts c
to restore order. t
Numerous permits have been Issued *
for similar balls this evening, including ^
one for an affair at the same house, and
It is feared that there may be further t
trouble. Those who ought to know say \
that they are really against the law and t
that the permits should be revoked. f
Shortly after 0 o'clock, It was reported j
that another conflict between the people r
and the police had taken place this t
evening In the outskirts of Havana and
that two policemen and several civilians,
all wounded, were convoyed to the
police headquarters. ]
It is asserted alBo that two policemen
were killed and that reserves had been
called out.
There is also a rurrior that n policeman
was stabbed to death this afternoon.
DISTINGUISHED COMPANY
"Will Gather on Jekyll Island During
ino wcok. J
JEICYL ISLAND, via I3runs\vlclt, Qa., II
March^l9.?On the surface this has been *
a dreamy, balmy southern coast Bun- t
day in this Ideal resort of millionaires, t
But there Is an undercurrent of prepar- n
ations for the ensuing week, and of a
political speculation as to what the c
week will bring forth that serves to put v
those closelj' interested upon the ten- a
terhooks. Speaker Reed's presence, his
smiling complacency, the visit of the v
President with his campaign manager, n
Senator Hanna, Vice President Hobart, t
ex-Secretary Day. and other notable t
personages to-morrow, form the basis d
for the speculations. It is expected that R
Secretary Alger will arrive to-morrow H
or Tuesday) and that adds to the guess- e
ing. J
Speaker Reed is taking life easy and ?
there appears no trace of anxiety on his r
countenance over the approaching visit
of the Chief Executive. He knows that
he was on Jekyl first, and that the evi
uencc is an in bin favor as to the administration
coming to lilm. The speaker y
took a spin over the Island this morning
with apparent delight.
Upon the arrival of the President at .
Brunswick, he will bo met by Mayor ^
Atkinson and the leading citizens and.
metaphorlcallly given the keys of the |
city. A distinguished party will meet u
the President at the Jekyl dock. Strict
Instructions have been given that no
newspaper men be allowed on Jekvl Is- j
land during the President's stay. li
FAIRMONT ELECTION.
The First ono Hold Under tho Now
Charter?Three Tickets in tho Field.
Republicans Mako a Clean Sweet,
Special Dispatch to tho Intelllerencor.
FAIRMONT, "W. Va., March 19.-The
IrBt elctlon under the new city charter
>ccurrod yesterday. From the time tho
jonventlons were held till tho closing of
the polls, the light was of tho hottest
kind. Tho first in tho fleld was tho
business men's progressive ticket, with
U. 8 .Kendall for mayor, J. H. Meredith
:or recorder, both Republicans, and ono
Democrat and one Republican from
each of tho Ave wards, dividing tho
two representatives.
The Republicans put out a straight
ucaucu vy xjv j. v/. jucweiiy lor
nayor. This was under tho regular Republican
town and county organlza;lons.
The temperance ticket was head;d
by A. A. Clayton for mayor and tho
:andldates from each .ward were temperance
men.
Tho total number of votes cast wero
1,201. The new council consists of Dr.
r. O. McNelly, mayor; Joe. P. Fleming,
recorder, both Republicans, and tho
;ouncllmen aro eight Republicans and
:wo Democrats
SENSATIONAL DIVORCE SUIT.
Hio Plaintiff's Cross Answer Reveals
Some Peculiar Things.
Spcclal Dispatch to tho Intolllgenccr.
CHARLESTON. W\ Va., March 19.?
Mrs. Mary E. Vanvleck, the plaintiff In
i divorce suit which was Instituted hero
several weeks ago, has filed a cross answer
In which she makcB sensational
:harges against the defendant, her husband.
She alleges that he has frcjuently
forged her name to checks, and
hat, instead of his having supplied her
tvith money, as he charges in his anuver,
that she has supplied him.
She says she purchased his wedding
mlt for him, fitted up his dental office
'or him and kept him in spending
noney. She denies the charge of adul;ery,
which the defendant makes in his
iirawer to her original petition. Tho
jartles are prominent.
viirihcu *? innutiaT vrimc8?
Special IDispatch to tho Intclllgcncer.
CHARLESTON. W. Va., March 19.-*
[Trunk Dixon, who Is under arrest at
Huntington, for attempting to assault
i young girl, is the man who Is suspectid
of having caused the disastrous
.vreck on the Chesapeake & Ohio rail oad,
jjust above this city, about ten
rears ago. Several lives were lost in
he wreck.
Youthful Criminals.
Special Dispatch to the lntclllcencer.
CHARLESTON, W. Va., March 19.?
rwo young girls, by the name of Birchleld
and Lilley, both of them under
rourteen, are in jail at Raleigh Court 1
louse, on a charge of perjury A third
rirl, by the name of Jarrold, and one
,'?ar older, 1b confined in the same Jail
>n a charge of arson.
"Wood "Will Contest.
Special Dlepatch to tho Intelligencer.
CHARLESTON, W. Va., March 10.?
riie election of W. Hermann Smith, tho
successful^Refriiblican candidate for
nayor, will be contested to-morrow
light by his Democratic opponent, E.
-j. "Wood Smith's majority was 120.
CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE
Ydiourns Sinn !)!(> "Wlthftnt p.lonfitio?
a United Slates Senator.
SACRAMENTO,' Cala,. March 10.?At
1:45 o. m.f to-day the legislature of Calfornla
adjourned sine die without a
Jnited States senator to succced
Stephen II. "White, having been elected.
tVhen the hour for adjournment was
txtended from last midnight until 11:45
his morning:. It was expressly understood
that the senatorial matter was
lettled, and that the question of the
ilection of a senator was not to bo
jrcached to-day.
Nevertheless, just before 11 o'clock
Governor Gage sent a message to both
louses, in which he charged the leglsilture
with having left its duty unper'orrned.
In the message he Implored
he members to no longer delay, but to
>rocced to the election of a senator at
mce.
The message was received with cheers
n the assembly, but Republicans as
veil as Democrats stated that it came
:oo late. In the senate It was read
unld the greatest confusion. Senator
Soyce, a Gnint Republican, took the
loor, and In an excited address, moved
o lay the message upon the table. Hla
-olce \vas drowned In the uproar. When
irder was restored. Boyce renewed hla
notion. Another motion was made to
lave the message printed in tho Journal,
vhlch prevailed.
At 11:45 n. m., fifteen minutes before
he hour at which another ballot for
Jnitcd States senator would have to be
aken.Lleutenant Governor Neff's gavel
ell and the legislature was declared adourned,
after one of the longest and
nost exciting sessions in the history of
he state of California.
MEXICANS RESIST
Health Officers of Texas in Removing
Smallpox Patients to PcsL House.
LAREDO, Texas, March 19.-?The
;ork of removing the smallpox patients
o the pest house under direction of
itate Health Ofilcer Blunt, was begun
his morning. After ten had been renoved,
the officers encountered on East
.latamoras street a mob of several
Mildred Mexicans, who menaced' them
n such a manner that the chief of poIce
was telephoned for. Marshal Joe
Jarthclow and Assistant Marshal Idan,
lurried to the scene and when they at
i!uuneu 10 arrest me leaders of the dlsurbers
they were assaulted with stones
nd llred upon. Idan was knocked down
nd severely beaten and one of the rlotrs
was wounded. About twenty shots
. ere llred. A dozen arrests were made
nd the mob dispersed.
The health otllcers resumed theli
cork, but were noon met by another
nob of 500 or 600 Mexicans, many of
hem armed. As they could not conend
with this forco, the health olllceri
leslsted, and Dr. Blunt opened teleTaphlc
communication with Governor
ayers. The war department telegraph(1
to use troops at Fort Mcintosh. The
lextcans are much excited anil a fight
j probable when the negro regulars arIve.
_
Weather Forecast. Tor To-day.
For West Virginia, fair: north winds.
For Western Pennsylvania and Ohio,
enerally fair; slowly diminishing north
rinds.
Local Temperature.
The temperature Saturday, as observed
iy C. Schnepr, drijjTBlst. corner Market
nd Fourteenth streets, was as follows:
i* a. m M | 3 p. C2
> h. m Do i 7 p. m Cl
I ni Ri | Changeable.
SUNDAY.
ft. ni 40 I 3 p. m 31
> n. m 31 I 7 p. m 81
1 m 31 1 Changeable,

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