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Takii'n I>r;tstic Mciiaures to Pre- '
vent Disaffection
Twelve Adherents of (ho Plan offndependence,
Itcsidents oi' Manila,
Have Been Condemned to Death,
Because They Advised Surrender,
lita Kit of Fury ho Causes one of :
his Generals to ho Decapitated.
Hard Conditions Under IVlilcU tho
the American Army is Operating.
Foreign Observers Amazed at tho
HUiiioiuiu AiwujL'a.
MANILA, March 20.?It Is reported
on highly reliable uuthorlty that Agulnulilo
Is taking extreme measures to
suppress signs calculated to cause a
epilation of hostilities. Twelve adherents
of tho plan of Independence,
residents of Manila, have been condemned
to death because they were ,
advising surrender, and all loyal Filipinos
lmve been called upon to perform
the national service of dispatching
them. , ,
On Friday last General Lagasa advised
Agulnaldo to quit. He argued
villi the Insurgent leader, and attempt- 1
ed to convince him of the folly of his
Insistence In the face of overwhelming i
odds. Agulnaldo was furious at tho
advice, and ordered General Lagasa to 1
be executed Immediately. The unfortunate
general was promptly decapitated.
Among the Incidents of yesterday's
fighting was the. coolness exhibited by :
a company of the Washington volunteers.
who crossed the river In a native
canoe, under a heavy lire?fifteen being 1
taken across on each trip of the small :
boat?to attack the enemy's trenches. i
The inability of the commissary train
to keep up with the advance led to considerable
suffering, and many of the men
were completely exhausted when
they were recalled, and falling: from
tho ranks, were si runs along for a dla- |
' tance of almost six miles, a number returnlng
to camp in the artillery ambulance?,
which were always close to the
lines. The work of the ambulances ]
was especially worthy of mention. J
Among the dead are several who were
previously reported as wounded.
Hani Conditions of tho Campaign.
HONG KONG, March 20.?A corres- j
pondent of the Associated Press at Ma-'
nlla says: ' ,
"An army has seldom operated under i
harder conditions than have been encountered
by the American 'ilying brig- i
ade.' The country the American troops i
have traversed i3 Intersected -with la- ,
goons, narrow and unfordable livers,
and lmmboos so thick that the ^enemy J
cannot be seen a hundred feet distant.
During the charges, the Americans ;
were ignorant as to whether they were
attacking hundreds ov thousands of
rebels, which amazes the foreign obfervers.
The Filipinos were, unexpectedly
lierce at Cainui Had it not been i
for the fact that- the American line
was thin, the enfilading lire would have
sl.nurhfprarl mnnv nf nut- mon 1
"One of the prisoners captured by ,
the Americans, says the Filipino leaders
boast that they can continue such
a war for' years, depending upon the
American, forces being weakened dally
by twenty men killed, wounded or invalided.
"Some of the high officials here think
that 10,000 reinforcements are needed,
as the troop? now on the island are
hardly more than Is required to main- 1
tain a line around Manila and police 1
the city.
"Considerable rain has fallen already,
and it seems that the season for rain
If beginning prematurely. It is possible
that when the steady rains begin
our troops will have to be withdrawn to
permanent barracks, which may enable
the rebels to return to their old positions.
"The Americans have refrained from
destroying the buildings In the country
swept by General Wheaton's troops. A
sentinel has been stationed before every
store at Paslg: but. the soldiers are
bringing In loads of loot from dwelling
Threaten Hollo, and are Severely Repulsed
by General Miller.
MANILA, March 20. 4:10 p. m.?The
mountain banditti of Panay island recently
threatened a serious attack upon
Hoilt), but thefr* were repulsed with a
loss of two hundred men, by General
McNeil's battnlion of the California
regiment under Lieutenant Colonel Duboce,
has been ordered to embark on
the transport Indiana, to-morrow, in ord*r
to reinforce the parrisons of the
toivns of Tin Is and Babuyan, on the
*aat coast, of the Island of Nefrros,
which Colonel Smith is in command.
This I? only a measure of precaution,
as Major General Oti3 says he doe3 not
anticipate trouble there.
sr(;cTi-sts dam ag us
For a British Subject Killed in a Rattle
Near Manila.
LONDON, March 20.?In the house of
cotnmons to-dav th<? Hon. Philln .Tsitncn
-' anhope, Liberal, president of the National
Itoform Union, who represents
Burnley, asked If her majesty's govern:
<rit had received a report of the la' ' 'nt.-ihle
occurrence at Manila, when a
[Wtlsh subject named Simpson had unir.atejy
been Jellied; whether the
^' 'Tjimont war. aware that Simpson's
I'srr.ily was partially dependent upon
* : fiiirl whether the government would
>r to obtain pecuniary compcnfor
bis family by friendly repref??t.itlonH
to the government of the
Inltoi States.
Th<; parliamentary secretary of the
*;:a niUce. Ut. Hon. William St. John
">ivk, replied that tlio mall dlsMtc
! ..y v;lth details of the affair oanJW
lie received before April and that
' Ithout Hufllcient Information on the
V'l'M ! t 'l ..O.. ?-n n t- '
: iv.loin to the United StntCH govcrn^ nt
f<c cornpfcmmtlon.
" v,';ui connected with the An?r'
v ' fitton mill and \vuh accidentally
'h'it <: irliw,' the buttle of Manila 011
ruury 11?; wan looking ?"it of the
l;.rlf?w of a mill and owing to hlH white
clothing was mlntaken for a Filipino.
V?'U' paper lleportsVnlNe.
^'AHHixriTON-, V. C., March 20.?
Th'? following wnt? made public by the
war ih-partment to-day:
SAN JUAN, Porto. Ulco.
March 20, 1S9D.
Mjutant General, Washington.
"' v pnpoP reports of conditions here
an(i retried Interviews with mc slat's
Ing chances of uprising, are absolutely
false. There Is n great deal of Idle,
childish talk on the part of the Ignorant,
fctit as to any resistance- against
law and' order of any masses Is absurd.
There has always been political agitation
here, less now than ever before.
Truth should' be known In the United
States and Island not Injured by false
(Signed.) HENRY.
Still In Aboynncc.
"WASHINGTON, D. C., March 20.The
question of permitting the Spanish
government to negotiate with Agulnaldo
for the release of -the Spanish, prisoners
held by him' Is still under consideration.
The President himself will be
the person to decide whether or not this
shall be done, the authorities hesitating
to intorfere In- any way of the working
out of General Otis' plans, and he has
forbidden the ransom.
Iii'the Ruins of tlio Windsor Hotel,
But were Wholly Unrecognizable1
One wns That ol*a Woman.
NEW YORK, March 20.?'Two bodies
were found to-day In the ruins of the
Windsor hotel and were examined at
Belevue morgue, iafter. beihg taken
there In the dead wagon.
Body No. 1, Is that of a man. The
trunk la nearly complete, but the legs,
arms and head are missing.
Body No. 2, Is that of a young woman.
It Is In six or seven sections. A part of
a brown kid glove with pearl buttons
was found on one hand. The Jacket Is
of thlbet cloth, the color of which Is unrecognizable
and the skirt Is of a black
serge. A black cloth button on the
dress Is marked "Made W. & IC. Company,
Extra." In the pocket of the
skirt was a cent.
The first body was headless. It had
little flesh, but it is supposed to be that
of a woman. A lock of long hair was
found between the shoulders when the
body was turned over, and the foot,
which was found near the body, and Is
supposed to be part of it, is small and
has a high Instep.
About fifteen minutes after the first
body was found, another was unearthed
In the ruins, where the Fifth avenue
entrance was. It was a mere skeleton,
with a number of bones broken, It lay
on a matress as If it had fallen with
the matress from an upp*r story of the
hotel. It was burned and whoHy unrecognizable.
The body was placed in
a coflln and no one was allowed to see
A number of separate and charred
bones were found on the Forty-seventh
Btredt side of the ruins, soon after 11
o'clock. They were not attached in any
way and could not be identified. The
police placed them in a cothn.
Dr. E. Parmlee Brown, of this city,
said to-day that on Friday, his relative,
Mrs. C. C. Cort and Miss Emma Brown
were holding a private reception in one
of the parlors of the hotel. Mrs. Cort
suddenly noticed that the top of a curtain
in an adjoining room was afire. She
gelzed Miss Brown by the arm and hurried
to the hall. Before they had reached
the staircase, the room In which the
lire started, was ablaze. The police regarded
the information as important.
A gold bracelet studded with pearls
and diamonds was found by ft building
inspector in the ruins at No. 7 East
Forty-sixth street. It is said to be
worth $2,500 and to be the property of
.\irs. juines ?. oioKes, wno is missing.
The bracelet was found-wheccMw huih
house was.
A great deal of work was done on the
Fifth avenue side of the hotel. The
office snfe was dug out there: It was uncovered
and left under guard of the police.
It. was Intact, so far as could be
told from passing obHervatlon. The
clerk of the hotel said that this was the
small safe which contained no important
matters. _ Th<? big office safe, he
thought had gone through to the subbasement,
and would not be found for
pome time. The big safe contains a list
of the hotel employes.
Goulds Complimented.
NEW YORK, March 20.?Fire Commissioner
Scannell to-day sent to Miss
Helen M. Gould a letter, in which he Informed
her that in view of the services
rendered by her on 'the occasion of the
Windsor hotel fire he Intended to present
to her q gold badge which would
her fr> pnlpr fhr? flrp Unf?s nr nnv
fire that may occur in Greater New
York. Another badge will be presented
to Frank .7. Gould, who aided his sister
at the Are. _
Will be Transferred to Cruiser Chicngn
and Brought Home.
KINGSTON, Jamaica, March 20.?
The condition of Mr. John Sherman,
who la a passenger here on board the
American line steamer Paris, is not favorable
this morning. He is very much
weaker and the doctors are discouraged.
The United States cruiser Chicago,
which has been detailed to take Mr.
Sherman on board and convey him back
to the United States, has not yet arrived
here, but Is expected to rerich this
port during the afternoon. Dr. Magee
will have charge of the case until they
reach Old Point Comfort.
It may not be possible to transfer Mr.
Sherman to the Chicago until th<? Paris
reaches Santiago de Cuba. He appreciates
that his strength Is declining atjd
is desirous of reaching home.
The Paris will probably touch flrstat
Ounntanamo. She left instructions for
the Chicago to follow with all haste.
The hot weather has greatly weakened
Mr Shfrrmnn nnil hln doatorn ff>nl ihnt
unless a change for belter comes very
quickly, all hope must be abandoned.
HumauoSociety Hoard.
Special Dispatch 10 tho Intclllcencer.
CHARLESTON, W.Va., March 20.?
Governor Atkinson to-day appointed tho
members of the board of the West Virginia
Humane Society, which was created'
by tlie recent legislature. They
nre: Mrs. John K. List, of Wheeling,
the patroness of the act, and Mr. Lingainfeller,
of Hcdgesville, to serve four
years, and Holly G. Armstrong, of Jockson,
and Rose Walthall Straley, of
Princeton, to servo two years.
Three Indictment* Against hint.
SpccinI IJlsputch to tho JntelJ/gencer.
HUNTINGTON, W. Va.. March 20.?
The special grand Jury la Judge Doollttle'8
court, relumed three 'Indictment
b ni?nln*t Frank Dixon, the assailant
of little Garnett Sllgcr. This aftertuion
Dixon pleaded guilty, and tho
case was ordered1 to trial. The reprular
panel of the Jurymen was exhausted and
only three qualified ns members of the
Jury. A special panel of forty was ordered
summoned by the court and the
case will be taken up on Friday.
Old Oitl/.on Drops Dead.
Hpoclnl Dispatch to the Jntclllaonccr.
CI IA KliKSTON, W. Vo? March 20.?J.
li. Marloy, an old citizen of this city,
dropped dead to-night on the etreet, of
'heart dfsease^
Standard Oil Attorneys Demand
of Attorney General Monnett
Whom he Accuses of Offering him a
Kribo to Let. up on tho Trust?Monnett
Will Answer n9 Soon as ho Confern
"With tho Supremo Court of
Ohio?Hearing in tho Case of tho
Buckoyo IMpo Line Company.
George Rico tho Only Witness
NEW YORK, March 20.?Upon tho
arrival of the Interested parties In the
the Standard) Oil Company hearing at
the Hoffman House, it eras decided to
take no testimony to-day. It was
agreed to have n hearing- In the case of
the state of Ohio against the Buckeye
Pipe Company, a branch of the Standard
Oil Company in the ?nice of Mr.
Mills, acting as commissioner for the
Messrs. Elliott and Kline, counsel for
the Standard Oil Company, sent a letter
to Attorney General Monnctt, of
Ohio, to-day, demanding that he make
public -the name of the man who ofTered
Jilnr a bribe to discontinue his light.
This Is the letter:
"Hon. F. S. Monnett, attorney general
of Ohio.
"On March 4 Inst, George Rice announced
-to the public press that a brine
of 5500,000, less $100,000 commission, had
been offered you to induce you to stop
or delay proceedings against the
Standard Oil Company now pending In
the supreme court of Ohio.
"You are reported to have denied entirely,
at Toledo, the Rice story, but by
the time you arrived at Columbus, the
same day, you concluded that'the story
was true, and accordingly In various
newspapers on the morning of the 5th
instant you made a statement that the
Standard company, through some
'friend of yours,' had offered you $400,000
to Influence your action with respect
to the cases pending against it and
other companies In the supreme court of
Ohio. Reputable newspapers of the
state, notably the Cleveland Leader,
the Toledo Blade and the Ohio State
Journal, have called upon you to disclose
the name of the 'friend' who thus
corruptly approached you.
"You arc reported in the Plain Dealer
of the 7th Instant as saying that 'if you
were to give out the name of your
Iriend, half a dozen departments would
be after lilm at once, and It might be
they could force or persuade him to
keep his mouth shut.' You do not seem
to realize that the reason given, by you
tor refusing to disclose the name of
your friend la an admission that the
company does not know the name of the
party whom you say was commissioned
to offer you MOO,GOO, and- therefore
you must have known that the alleged
friend made the offer to you without
the authority or knowledge of the
Standard Oil Company.
_ "In the Mew York World, of the 9th
'Inst., yoa are reported -ns-^aylng that
you had written the friend who tried
to bribe you that 'you would not expose
him until public interest demanded It.'
"In another Interview in iho Cincinnati
Commercial-Tribune, of the Gth,
you are reported as saying that 'your
friend had agreed to protcct you.' The
arrangement for protection, therefore,
seems to be mutual.
"So far as your statements connect
the Standard Oil Company with any
attempt to bribe, you, they are totally
false. You have the names or claim to
luive, not only of the friend' who approached
fou, but also of others acting
with him, because on the 14th Inst., you
said In the public prints that these men
were telegraphing you from Xew York.
"While nothing in your story has directly
connected the Standard Oil Company
with the attempted bribery, you
have desired the "public to assume saJd
connections. We now demand that you
give the name or names of the persons
;vho made such an offer to you, claiming1
to represent the Standard Oil Company,
that we may take steps to quelch
this last and most vicious of the many
false and sensational stories to which
you have given currency."
Mnnnctt Will Answer.
With reference to the letter written to
! ?iim bj* Messrs. Elliott and Kline, Attorney
General Monnett said he would
reply to It after he had consulted; with
the supreme court of Ohio.
A hearing in the case of the state of
Ohio, against the Buckeye Pipe Line
Company was begun this afternoon in
the ofllce of Commissioner C. Edgar
Mills. The hearing- was held that the
attorney general might take depositions
in the proceedings brought In Ohio to
annul the charter of the Buckeye line
company for violation of the anti-trust
laws of Ohio. The claim of the prosecution
is that the Standard Oil Trust still
exists and that, despite the law, the
Buckeye Pipe Line Company Is still a
member of It. The Buckeye Pipe Line
Company was organized for the transportation
of crude oil. Its headquarters
are at Lima, Ohio, and its capital stock
is 510,000,000. IT. H. Koners is the president.
Elliott and Virgil P. Kline* represented
the company.
Attorney General Monnctt appeared
for the state of Ohio. \V, L. Flugg ucted
as Ills assistant.
. George Rice was the first witness called
for. Mr. Flagg asked him If he ever
owned n certificate of the Standard Oil
Trust and he answered yes. Counsel
objected that the question and answer
were Irrelevant because the whole
matter had boon decided In the preceding!*
taken In Columbus.
Counsel offered like objections to all
other questions asked. Under the law
the commissioner has no power to rule
on such objections and counsel made
them only for show on the record.
! Tho witness identified two certificates,
one a certificate of the Standard Oil
Trust and the other a certificate of assignment
of legal title jus his property
nml both crbrinal eerl
"Have you ever owned a trust certificate
of lho klml called a certificate of
equitable Interest which you handed Into
the trust and for which you received
n certificate known as an assignment of
k'R-al title?" asked Mr. Flanp.
Mr. Rico said lie could not reply unless
given an opportunity to explain and
Mr. FlafffT asked: "Did you <?ver hand
la lo the trust a certKlcate for which
you received stock of a constituent
Mr. Hlco sild: "Yes," and again asked
to be allowed to explain. Mr. Flagg
Jteld him down to a "yea" or "no" answer
and counsel for tho pipe lino pro tested,
nuyltig: "Mr. Flags', fr'ou are
not treating our client fairly."
Klco Iixplnliis.
Mr. Flagg nuked an explanation of
Uic exchange of stock certificates and
Mr. "Rice showed that at the dissolution
of the* trust he received In place of
his original certificate of stock, a certificate
of assignment of legal title which
entitled him to his proportion of the
property owned by the twenty different ]
companies represented In the trust.
"The last certificate conveyed to me,"
said Mr. Rice, "an equitable Interest In
the property owned by the trust; the
second conveyed to me the legal title." ,
"To whom did you present the certifl- j
cate supposed to convey the legal title?"
"I did not present It. It was presented
by my ayent, Mr. McKempcr, to the I
liquidating trustees."
"What did you receive directly upon
presentation of that certificate?"
"I received corporate scrip In nineteen
different constituent corporations
and a paper acknowledgement of a
fractional interest In the Anglo-American
Oil Company of London."
"Was not power ot attorney necessary?
Don't you know you had to execute
power of attorney before you got
"How many shares of trust certificates
were covered by the assignment
of legal title you presented?"
"What Is the highest enumerator of a t
fraction of a share In one of these con- v
oiikucitk vuuij'tuiiva uiui >uu uoned
Mr. Flagg. 8
Mr. Itlce examined a number of cer- c
tltlcates and then replied: b
"509,104 or 972,000ths of one share."
He explained that the certificates
were the corporate scrip he had recelv- n
ed from the liquidating trustees. c
"Now, having stated so much, will p
you state If the Buckeye Pipe Lino t
Company was a member of what Is
known as the Standard Oil Trust?" r
asked Mr. Flagg. 1
"Yes; It was."
"How do you know?" .
"liy Its being represented In the corporate
scrip I received' from the liqul- t
dating trustees." . t
Didn't. Get any Dividends. r
In answer to questions witness said t
he had owned this corporate scrip about 1
three years. He had not received any t
dividends from any of It. None of the c
companies in which he received frac- t
tional shares upon surrender to Ihe r
trust of the trust certificate paid dlvi- t
dends on such fractional shares. r
Besides this scrip witness said he had r
six shares represented by certificates of
the Standard Oil Trust. s
Counsel for the pipe line company c
showed by the printed minutes thatuil o
the questions propounded by Mr. Flagg i
had been asked and answered during .t
uie examination, or tne witness in uoir o
urn bus two weeks ago. t
A special dividend paid on the Stand: a
ord Oil Trust certificates In the hands t
of the liquidating -trustees, Mr. Illce t
aald, amounted to 35 per cent for the f
last two yenrs, or seventeen and one- s
half per cent a year. The regular dlvl- t
dend was 12-.per cent a year, mnklng a
total dividend of twenty-nine and onehalf
per cent per year. Witness said
the fact that the three-sevenths of the v
stock of the pipe line company remain- r
ed as It did constituted the reason for
the existence of what Is known as 11-.
quldating board1 of trustees. He under- .
stood that the other four-sevenths were .
owned almost exclusively by the llquldating
trustees, and the ofllcers of the
other nineteen constituent companies.
His refineries had been shut down for
about three years. He was still producing
oil. He though -the Buckeye
company did 03 per cent of the local
plpeage In the slate of Ohio, Ho was j;
not-aware that, other companies _.ha,d
tried to obtain som:- of this business. c
Mr. Kline asked the witness if he had *
not testified In Columbus against the .
Standard Oil Company and against the
Buckey? Pipe Line Company on behalf ^
of Attorney General Monnett. Mr.
Rico said he had. and In reply to other c
questions said that his expenses had ^
been paid by the attorney general, but '
that he had not been paid for his time,
nor did he expect to be paid for it.
The hearing will be continued in Mr. Mills'
oillce to-morro.v morning. *
To Joky) Island "Without Any Pollti- j"
cal Signilicancc "Whatever.
BRUNSWICK, Ga., March 20,-ExSecretary
Cornelius N. Bliss,Mr. Thom- ^
as Nelson Page, the author; Mr. J. A. ^
Scrymser, of the South American Cable Q
Company, and Mr. Joseph Stickney, of
Philadelphia, came over to Brunswick |
about noon to welcome the President J
and escort him to the city. +Mr.
Bliss said that there was abso- J
lutely no present significance whatever v
to Ih> attached to the trip, and rest and c
recreation were the sole objects of the v
President's visit. He was sorry that so r
much had been made of the trip for j
there was absolutely no base for reports
that there would be any confer- c
enccs. As to Mr. Reed, he was not ?
here at his (Bliss*) invitation, but as ^
the guest of a fellow club member, Mr. j
John G. Moore, of New York. Mr. Heed r
did not know the President was to be c
at Jekyl Island, nor did Mr. McKinley f
know that Mr. Reed would be there.
Mr. Bliss likewise was ignorant of Mr. v
Reed's intention to pay Jvkyl a visit,
and said that he had no knowledge of it
until the morning of the day the speaker
arrived. There are nbout llftf people
on the Island and nearly all of
?hem, including the President nnd '
Speaker Reed will meet one another,
but merely in a social way.
There will be absolutely no formal
functions on the Island, everything being
made as informal ns possible. It T
lias beet? ascertained the cutter Colfax, t
at present ntate of the tide can take the ij
party to the island without dilllculty. .
Mrs. McKinley is somewhat of an invalid
nnd it was Anally decided to use 1
a largo vessel for the passage from o
Brunswick to Jekyl Island. t
President McKinley rests to-night on
Jekyl Island, the beautiful winter club 11
home of a number of eastern million- \
aires on St. Simon's Sound, ten miles L
up the eoast from Brunswick. J
Speaker Reed, some club members
and a score of pretty girls in summer 1
irocna nuicm uik ?uiv.-i n vurv ??
tin' presidential party. The big speak- f
cr'.M attitude was eharacterlHtlc, Ills b
hands behind Ills back and his head c
thrown back and upturned. "When I
the President walked ashore, Mr. Heed s
smilingly raised his hat, and said: v
"Jlow do you do, Mr. President?" Mr. t
McKlnley acknowledged the greeting t
with a low bow, and "How do you do, li
Mr. Speaker?" The President xuul s
Mrs. McKlnley entered a carriage, and a
drove away. a
Coal Boat Hlso. "
PITTSBURGH, March 20.?1There being
snllielent water In the rivers, coal
men took advantage of the rise and to- ,
'day thirteen tows were (Started southward
as follows: I <J
Hello McGowan, six barges; Nellie o
Walton, six barges; J. C. JllsJier, six o
barges, throe Hats; Mount Clare, four ji
barges, one lint; Relief, eight barges, ].
one Hut; Ark. six barges, two flats; l
Charles llrown, six boats, two barges, b
two flats: Valiant, twelve barges, one a
flat; Volunteer,, four boats, one barge, p
one flrtt; Little Fred, six barges, one e
flat; Coal City, five boats, two. flats; t
.Tlni/Moran, ten boats, two barges three r
Hatu; Dick Fulton, twelve barges# u
In Havana EnsaRedln the Attacks 1
On tho Police. t
lud About Twonty-flvo Persons 2
Wounded. on Both Sides During ?
Sunday Night's Rioting ? Trouble J
Instigated by tho Nanlgos, tho Se- ?
crct Society of tho Lawless Class.
Prisoners Captured Admit There
was a Conspiracy to Drivo the Po- ]
licoout of tlio City ?Outrages by
Cuban Soldiers. ^
HAVANA, March 20.?During the l
rouble between the Havana police and (
he populace last night, three policemen
vere killed aiul' about twenty-live perons
were wounded on both shies. Public
pinion supports the police without reervc.
There seems to be concerted action
imor.g the Nanlgos, the 6ecret society
if the lawless class here, to attack the
tollce upon every possible occasion. All
ho trouble of the last two nights occured
in the outlying wards, which are inlabited
by the worst classes.
The city of Havana is much excited
his morning over the rioting and the
>ravery and' determination shown by
he police'i3 much commended! with the
esult that the force is rapidly regaining
he prestige which it had lost among
he better element.
The police station at Cerro was atacked-yesterduy
evening by a number
>f colored men, bad characters from
he city slaughter houses. The police
epelled the attack and the rioters left
hree men badly wounded when they
etired. Upon this occasion no policenen
were hurt.
Chief of Police Menocal gave orders to J.
uspend- the public balls last night, and '
5enc-ral Ludlow, In command of the city
>t Havana, sustained the chief of police.
As the police were .approaching
he place where tho ball of the Society
>f Pilar was in progress, near Cerro, for
he purpose of dispersing it, in accordance
with orders, people opened lire on
hem from the house. The lire was reurn^d
by the police. The result of the
usllade was that two policemen were
erlously wounded and eighteen of
heir opponents were wounded. ]
Policemen Assassinated. c
In different wards three policemen 1
vere assassinated while on duty. The t
nurderers crept up behind them and (
tabbed the ofllcers to death. r
Three negroes in Galiano street at- *
acked a policeman with knives. The c
nicer ueienaeu nimseu witn nis revoi- ;
er, killing: one of Ills assailants and j
voundiny another. The third man es- 1
A Cuban officer attached to the corn- \
nand of Colonel Acea attacked a police- ;
nan on San llafael street, with a mahete.
The ofilcer shot him through-the
icart. '
An American negress was killed by a
it ray bullet.
The police in all cases of conflict with
he populace have followed their orders
md have fultllled their duties. When
ipproaching disturbers of the peace
ourtcously in many cases they were
stacked before they had finished
penking. The agitation promises to
ColoneJ John G. Evan.?, superlntendnt
of the department of correction,
hlnks the attack on the police on Satirday
was prearranged to the extent of
vord being sent to the low cafes that
he police were to be "done up" on
Jan. Jose street, which accounts for the
arge armed crowd there.
Admit a Conspiracy. J
Two other prisoners captured admit *
hat there was a conspiracy to drive *
he police out of the city by a series of J
lUtrages. sj
Fifty Cuban soldiers from Marianao, r
>?longing to -the command- of General 1
toderlguez, kidnapped three former t
Spanish guerillas, employes of the Toedo
plantation, on Saturday and took
hem Into the bush where the prisoners
vera maltreated, and, it is supposed,
me was killed. The other two, who 1
vere slashed with machetes, were res- *
:ued by a detachment of the. Second j
lllnols regiment. j
Three of the Cubans were arrested, \
sharped' with the murder. The Cubans r
et tire to the plantation in live places ^
in Saturday night, but Major Russell B. t
iarrlson, the provost marshal, and a \
tarty of horsemen, put out the fires and t
:aptured several of the Cubans. The j
Uantatlon, which 1s situated two miles t
rom the camp of General Pltzhugh Lee,
vi\a half destroyed.
I bout, the Discovery of t I?o Keyboard \
By Which the Maine AVas Blown Up c
in Havana Harbor. ?
CINCINNATI, March 20.?A local t
laper prints a story that the location of I
he keyboard by which the Maine was *
down up in Havana harbor has been c
ound by an American engineer oflicer. t
'he story is that Captain T. L. Huston, c
f the volunteer engineers, who entered
he service from Cincinnati, and who
ind been assigned to the duty of clean- ?
ng out the fortifications of Havana,had *
llseovered In the gun room of tho ?
"unrtel de Puerste, a wooden box or g
nit. Jn which he found a gutta perch,-t ,,
ube containing one large copper wire
,nd several smaller wires. He also 1
ound evidence of a key board having 1
een torn away. Captain Huston had c
onfided his discovery to Mr. Warren J. J
jynch, newly uppolnted general pas- e
enger ugent of the. Big Four, who was c
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turn nnu III' *V (in auuiu J
o trace the wires to prove his theory c
hut the Maine was exploded from that
iolijt. The wreck of the vessel can he
een from this gun room not more than
hundred yards distant. The room Itelf
was In a part of the prison to which 11
ccess was only allowed to a few olU- s
era, 1,
Only Supposition. 2
HAVANA, March 20.?Captain T. L.
Iuston, of the volunteer engineers, was
luestloned to-day by a correspondent ,
f the Associated Press 011 the subject 1
f the story, printed by a local newsaper
at Cincinnati, O, saying that, the J
Dcatlon of the keyboard by which the j.
Jnlted 'States battleship Maine was \
lown up In Havana harbor on Februry
15. 1898, had been found by him In a
un room of thi^Fucraa prison while .
ngngod In cleaning out the fortltlcu- r
Ions. The captain said the use of his
lame In this connection was not authrlscd.
lie showed the correspondent 1:
i cablo with several wires running Into
he harbor from Fuersa prison, opposite
Cabanas fortress. One wire was conlected
with a disuaed telegraph Instrunent
In a neighboring government
Though the cable lias not been lnvesIgated
by the United States engineers,
he supposition .is that it runs to Cabaias
across the Harbor and has been used
or telegraphing. There "is a remoto
hance that the wires in the cable wero
onnected with rhines or torpedoes but
his is no indication that it had anyhJng
to do with the blowing up of the
ilaine. The end of the cablo sticking
tut of Fuerza prison has been seen by
ourist8 for weeks past. Many soldiers
lavo also seen the cable and may havo
xpressed the balleC that It was used to
(low up the Maine.
figures In Two Bie Combinations.
/ Cincinnati Coal lSicrator.
PITTSBURGH, Pa., March 20.?Pittsburgh
capital is about to flguro in
nore combinations. Somo of tho blg;est
coal interests doing business at
Cincinnati have been merged into ono
:oncem, and a number of representa:ive
window glass manufacturers left
ast night for Chicago to consummate
ho proposed window glass trust, if pos Ible.
The former combination has
aeen completed, while the latter is
langlng fire.
The Cincinnati Coal Elovator Comjany
is now a fact. It embarces four
)f the largest river coal shipping con:erns
in the district, the only firm out
if the combination being that of W.
3. Brown Sons. It is expected that it
iVlll be In line before lonR. The deal
vas closed here to-day. These officers
vere elected;
Hugh Moren, president; John H.
Tones, vice president; "VV. J. Wood,
:reasurer, and George W. Thels, secretary.
There are eleven large coal operators
n Cincinnati. The new combine has
:aken Ave into tho fold. Those still
>ut are the Kanawha Coal Company,
Consolidated Coal Company, Winlfrede
Coal Company, Campbell Creek Coal
Company, Marmet Coal ompany and W.
L Brown Sons. The new company Is
chartered under the laws of West Virjlnla,
with a capital of 51,000 with the
privilege of increasing It to 51,000.000.
<Yt the meeting to-day it was decided
;hat the capital stock should be the
atter llgure. The new organization
low controls about 14.000,000 out of a
losslble 40,000,000 bushels of coal shlpjed
to Cincinnati annually.
Another attempt will be made to put
:he window glass trust on Its feet in
Chicago , to-morrow, when a meeting
viii dq held In tliat city.
Steel Bar Shortage.
PITTSBURGH, Pa., March 20. ? So
pronounced has become the shortage
>f steel bars that a temporary but cost-*
y suspension of every tin plate mill in
'.he country is threatened. Unable to
jperate any longer on scant bar sup>lles,
the managers of the Star plant, of
Pittsburgh, closed four of the constitu?nt
mills to-day. Other plants in this
vicinity are in the same predicament,
md trade reports sent from the mills
n the west show that the situation In
:he establishments supplied by valley
ind gas belt steel firms is in no better
shape, and that the trade is facing a
nost serious crisis.
"Workmen "Wanted.
PITTSBURGH,March 20.?The Amercan
Glass Company, known as the
vindow glass combination, IB In need of
)lo\vers and gatherers, President
?lmon Burns, of tl)e workers organlzaion,
says the scarcity extends all over
he country. If the strikes of the boys
ontinue, he says, the blowers and
gatherers can readily secure employnent
at other plants of the combinatory
and the output will be kept up durng
the. balance of the lire. In many
>laces apprentices are at work blowing
md gathering glass.
Nails nnd Steel go up.
PITTSBURGH, Pa., March 20.?The
American'Steel and Wire Company has
nade another advance of fifteen cents
l keg In ihe price of nails. Small lots
ire jio;v quoted at $2 30 a keg, or $46 a
on. This is an advance since Decem)er
oC 123 a ton. Bessemer pip iron is
ilso higher, selling at $15 65. Steel toilets
sold in Fmall lots to-day at $25 per
on and $26 is now asked-.
AcccptetMJndcr Protest,
CLEVELAND, O., March 20.?The
;trike of all the molders in this city
hreatened for to-day, did' not take
dace, the foundrymon granting: the 10
>er cent increase in wages demanded
>y the men, to take effect June 1. The
nolders insist that the advance shall
oke effect at once. They went to work
o-day under protest. The matter will
>e laid before the executive bonrd oC
he molders' national organization,
dany of the molders are not in favor oC
iccepting the'foundrymon's terms,
Carlist Humor Revived.
ROME, March 20.?-The Opinione reives
the etory that Don Carlos* the
Spanish pretender, has secured ndances
of several millions from English
md French bankers nnd will soon entor
>pam. tug precise date Is deferred unII
the ratifications of the treaty of
>eace between Spain and the United
States have been exchanged; but, aclordlng
to the Oplnlone, the Carllsts
md Spanish republicans will start a
evolution immediately after tho cxhange
is made.
Xorcross Acquit ted.
UNIONTCWN, Pa., March 20.?Karl
Torcross was acquitted of the charge of
Ltteinptlng1 to cause the death of hla
even-year-old. brother Allen,by admln3terlng
poisoned candy. Xorcross was
nvmedlately discharged from custody.
?ho principal witnesses were men namd1
Devlin and Hettcnr.an, who swore
Xorcross had sought to employ thorn to
;Ivo the candy to the child. The allegd
motive was to obtain possession of a
12,000 estate. The defense claimed a
onsplracy to ruin Noreross.
Only ISlftceu Voted.
HARRTSBURG, Pa.. Murclv 20.?Thf
ifty-thlrd Joint ballot for United States ?
enator was taken to-day. with the fol3wing
result: Quay, S; JenUs, -i; Dalell,
2; Stewart. 1.
Weather Forecast for To-day.
For West Virginia?Increasing cloudlless,
probably rain In the afternoon or ^
ilKht; warmer; easterly winds.
For Western Pennsylvania and Ohio?
ncreaslng cloudiness, with probably rain
? southern and snow or rain in northern
lortlon In the afternoon or night; warmer;
vlnda becoming brisk easterly.
1 .oc.?il Temperature.
The temperature Saturday, as obncrvrA
?y C. Sclinepf, druggist, corner Market
uid Fourteenth streets, was as follows:
7 n. m "01 3 p. m S3
!? a. in S2| 7 p. m H
2, noon. 36j Weather?Ch'naw'bh.

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