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YOLTO'EXlYl^^gi87,; WTO W.Y^, WEDNESDAY MARCH 29. 1899 , !W0 Cl^l mm,
Is Now the Objective Point of c
.American Forces. c
Scrambling in tlic Brush and I
Fording Rivers
ty nit ml VocfoPilnv PpnnnimtnKv tn n
I Forward Movement on Malolos at
Daylight This Morning, "Where
Aguinaldo "Will Mako his Final
Stand?Filipino Prisoners say That
the Insurgent Chieftain "Will Give
up if his Forces are Defeated by our
NEW YORK, March 29.?A dispatch
to the Journal dated Manila, Wednesday,
say a:
Bocave has been taken by our troops.
The railroad bridge Is uninjured. Gen.
MacArthur is now within eight miles of
MANILA, March 28, 9 p. m.?General
MacArthur and his army are resting on
the plain beyond Marllao after three
days' scrambling la the brush, fording
rivers and charging trenches In the
blazing sun. The men are tired, but are
in splendid spirits.
The engineers aro repairing bridges,
the rebels having failed <o destroy the
Iron work and the railroad Is kept busy
hurrying supplies to the front. c
The country to Maloloe is level with t
occasional streams and patches of \
wood, but there are no more Jungles. ^
The American troops will advance at
daylight, taking four days' rations -j
with them and having two hundred f
rounds of ammunition In their belts, i
The*' expect to take Bocave, on the c
railroad to the east of Bulacan, to- c
morrow. It is a dillicult position, protected
by streams. ?
The American line is about 1,200
yards from that of the rebels. Desultory
shots were exchanged to-day.
Monday's Casualties.
The American reports show that
twenty men were killed and sixty-one
wounded on our side yesterday. The
Dakota regiment lost ten men killed
and had thirty-seven wounded.
According to prisoners in the hands
J of the Americans, Agulnaldo's generals,
vjarcia, ioitto ana ir'aeneco, wore wliii "v
the Filipino urmy yesterday and drove
their followers into the first aggressive
demonstration. The rebels attempted to
charge across the plain east of the 1
railroad, but the Americans charged to
meet them and the Filipinos bolted ;?ftor
a few shots, leaving several killed r
on the field. J
The Filipino prisoners further declare t
that the rebels have lost all taste for j
lighting and that their otficers have to .
keep them in line by beating them with
swords. 1
One of the most brilliant and costly (
achievements of the campaign was the i
charge of Major Howard's battalion t
across the river. Advancing at the ^
double quick, they found the river be- j
neath them and splashed across with a t
yell, swimming and wading, the bullets :
spattering in the water, and rushed (
upon the rebel trenchcs. Ten men were j
killed and eleven were wounded in the \
o? 1
Bravery of Our Troops. <
At the capture of Marlloa there were J
several incidents showing the bravery l
of our troops. Some Filipinos were en
Trenched on an island in a bend of the '
river. The Americans approached in n t
triangular formation with the third ar- f
tlllerf in the apex and the Kansas and i
Pennsylvania regiments forming the
sides. Colonel Funston called for volunteers
to swim the river. Two men
crossed under lire and secured materials
with which a crossing was eventually
Major IJell, of General MaeArthur's
staff, with Company I, of the Pennsylvania
regiment, and Lieutenant Abertuthy
and ten men engaged in similar
After the Filipinos had raised the
white llag many of them attempted to
run, and several were shot for so doing.
In the church yard of Mariloa the
Americans found thirty newly made
graves of Filipinos and a dozen bodies
were seen drifting down the river with
grewsome wounds.
The prisor.cn> are digging their former
comrade's graves.
Many huts are smoking ruins, having
been burned by their inhabitants. The
Americans ore not burning any buildings.
Our troops captured four Spaniards
who were fighting with the insurgents.
General MucArthur was under a
heavy lire yesterday.
The prisoners say Aguinaldo has declared
1hat if the Americans can take
the Filipino capital he will surrender.
"Where Aguinaldo Will Make His Iutst
Stand?American Forces on Their
Way to f lie llebel Capital. (
WASHINGTON, D. C., March 2S.? ,
The Innurgent capltol of Mulolos Ja now i
the point to which attention in oil ofll- *
clal quartern Is directed. Major Simp- 1
Hon. assistant adjutant general, chief (
of the military Information bureau, to- (
lay adavneed the American front five .
miles on the map. based on the latest
advices from General Otis. These were ,
rather meagre flince yesterday, and the t
dispatch received to-day related to yes- .
t-rday's fighting without stating wheth
morning. It was suJJlclent, however, to ,
show that Mac-Arthur's division was J
now beyond Mariluo and well on its i
way to Malolofl, The disposition of the ,
forces, as shown by the latest dispatches,
plnces tlv brigade of General ,
Harrison G, Otis, advancing on the left ,
of the railroad and the brigade of Gen- ,
pral Hale on the- right." Whenton'u
brlgnde la further bael;, maintaining hid
communication with the advance forces. ;
Ahead of the American forces, <he most
furious natural obstacle is the Bulacan
river, which Ik in reality an arm of Manila
bay about a mile wide and very
?b*< p and reaching atraight across tiie
path of the advancing American forces.
Hut t.? offset tills General Otis' dispatch
of this morning conveys the cheering laformation
that our small gunboats are
In the Hulacan river, where great execution
tv.'tii done yesterday and where
1hep will relieve the pressure on MacArthur's
front. This, in the judgment
,Jf military authorities, is a strategic
move of great-advantage, as the Hulacan
river and the big city of TJulncan
'nay be the key to opening easy acccnu
o the Insurgent capltol iylriff Just be ond.
Bulacan la a city of Importtnce
second only to Manila and la the
'apltal of the province, It 1b much larrer
und stronger than the Insurgent
apltol, Malolofl, and with.Its broad and
leep river la a sort of gateway to the
The Obstacles.
Only two small towns, or pueblos, Bo:ave
and Taal, lie between our troops
md the river. There Is no doubt the
)rldge over the Bulacan is destroyed
md this Is probably the bridge to which
Jeneral Otis refers. It Is felt that some
lelay may be occasioned In overcoming
io Important a natural obstacle as thla
leep, wide river. Once across It, the
:lty of Bulacan lies to. the left.
The railroad skirts around it, so that
>ur forces may leave It and press forvard
to the insurgent capitol or may see
It to reduce this Important city. Eerond
Bulacan the road to Malolo.s Is
iractlcally clear. It oprmita n
itralght march due west or else a clr:uitous
move along Rood roads northvard
to St. /Isabel, then striking Maloos
In the rear. But the belief here Is
hat General MacArthur will press
tralghi; ahead along the railway, preerrlng
a direct Issue with the Insurant
forces, rather than another stratglc
move to entrap <them.
'General Otis' report that the supply
rains are up to Marlloa is a source of
special satisfaction among officials, as
t shows that the stores are well up
vlth the fighting line. Another .reasiurlng:
feature of General Otis report Is
hat the troops are "In excellent conlitlon
and spirits." After u three days
ight such high spirits in the troops
:ounts for quite as much as adequate
naterials and stores.
Reason for the Lull.
The silence of the reports as "to the
novements to-day caused no apprelension.
It was construed to mean
hat the operations of yesterday were
jroceedlngr to-day without material
change. Major Simpson was Inclined to
relieve that after three days' steady
ighting there would be a lull while our
v?v.maicu. i>ui us veuiH uenem uuin
ildes, giving: the enemy an opportunity
o repair and fortify, the 'more general
mpression Is that MacArthur's advance
vill not be delayed many hours.
General Greely received a dispatch
'rom Manila this morning and the
act that it did not mention any change
n the military situation was accepted
is showing that no material change had
About the war and navy departments
iff airs proceeded quietly to-day, with
io evidence of agitation or alarm.
A'ord was received that the Third inantry
had been sent forward to relieve
he Twenty-third In Hale's brigade.
Phe latter regiment has been lighting
ilmost continuously since the trouble
n the Philippines begun. It fought
igainst the Spaniards and more recenty,
has been in the front of most of the
mgageruents. The regiment having
>een on provost duty, is especially fanillar
with the city of Manila, where It
vill resume duty.
Fu the Philippines as Viewed From a
Washington Standpoint.
WASHINGTON, D. C., March 2S.?
There was a lull to-day in the reports
rem the scene- of action north of Mallla,
which for a time was rather mysifying
to the Avar department authorites.
Only one dispatch from General
)tls was received during the day, dealng
with the situation at the front and
his related to yesterday afternoon. It
vus not unui me Associated Fress aisjatch
came late In the day, telling that
he American forces were resting beyontl
tlarilao that General Otis' silence on tulay's
movements was explained. After
he arduous work of a three days' light
under a Here? tropical sun, through
Ice swamps and Jungles It was expect?d
by the authorities here that MacArthur
would conserve -the energies of
its men by a halt long enough to rest
md lake supplies before the finnl blow
igalnst Malolos, the Insurgent cnpitol.
rhe supply trains are well up with the
roops according to Otis' report to-day.
10 that the rest permits full supplies of
immunltlon and l'ood to be distributed.
American Advance Line.
The American advance line is now beyond
Mariloa and almost up to the large
own of Bulacan. The exact distance to
Malolos Is uncertain; owing to the luck
)f Information us to just where they
ire resting, but al most the distance
cannot, be more than ten or twelve
niles on a direct lino along the railway.
Vt the rate of progress made in the last
two days, the next twenty-four hours
should bring the American force well
jp to the Insurgent capltol, If Indeed the
issault on that place is not bogun by
illow more time, however, considering
the natural obstacles of unfordable
rivers* and burned bridges, together
ivith tlie successive lines of rebel Intrenchments,
And, moreover, as at
Santiago It Is not doubted that the entrenchments
will become formidable as
Ihe city Itself Is approached. Leading
var department olllcials referred to-day
lo the desperation with which the insurgents
were lighting. It was taken
is an indication that they had staked
everything on the outcome of this fight
;md losing It, that they would submit
rather than prolong a hopeless struggle.
In this view the fierceness of the
rebel lighting was taken as an evidence
Lhat "once whipped they will stay
Spanish Ship Captured.
The navy department received nothing
from Admiral Dewey during the
Jay and up to <he close of olRcc hours
nothing olllcl.il had been received con:erning
the achievement of the Yorklown
In capturing a Spanish merchantman
In the gulf of Llngayen. While the
llspatch la silent as to the cause for the
^.pturc, It Is surmised that it waa duo
to her carrying a contraband of war.
This is apparently borne out btr the
fact that the gulf loads to the terminus
of the rulhvay, which In turn, leads to
the Insurgent capital of Malolos. It Is
further borne out by the fact of the
capture Itself which would hardly be
utteniptod against a neutral merchunt
s*hlp unless for serious reasons. Spain
Is now practically In the position of a
neutral, so that her merchant ships
have immunity -from capture unless
there Ih (rood foundation for tir-llnf ?!???
nld and comfort In being? given to the
LMiemy. The last Information from
Dewey n* to the Yorktown come yesterday
wlien he fltated th.nt the gunbout
was cruising off Luzon.
JjoweiiHtcIn wan Cautioned.
WASHINGTON, D. C., Murch 28.?
The following cablegram ban been received
from General Otl?, dated at Manila:
"Prince Loewenntcln, with Wheaton'n
command on the morning of the L'fith,
took refreshments to officers of the? Second
Oregon on (he llrltig line; He wan
cautioned an to the danger, but advanced
with the line when It charged
the limurffenL IntrenchmentH. He wan
killed by the enemy, and a friend with
him was wounded. HIh remalnn were
dcllvevcd to his frlcnda In this city,"
In Connection With Scnntorii
Contest in Pennsylvania,
In Yesterday's Examination of tl
Members or the House of Kcpresc
tatlvcs ?Four Gentlemen Test!
That Thoy "Were Approached 1
Quay men who Offered a "Conside
at ion" for Their Votes?Represent
live Brown's Sensational Evhlenc
He Gives Names.
HAnniSmiRO. Pn Mnrnh 93?T1
Investigation Into the charges oC alleg<
bribery in connpo.t.lon with the consli
eratlon of the McCarrell jury bill at
senatorship in the house was resume
this afternoon in one of the house con
mittee rooms. Representative Kenda
of Somerset, testified that a person n
'a.member of the legislature had ai
proached him and said he would 111
to have his vote for Mr. Quay for sen;
tor, and that if he could see his wi
clear to vote that way he believed 1
would receive a sum equal to $5,000. M
Kendall declined to give the name <
the party, but said ho was a resident
Bedford county, and wanted it unde
stood that it was not Frank Willir
Leach, as has been alleged. The wi
ness answered the formal questions
the negative. Several others we:
called and all answered the questloi
In the negatives.
Mr. Keator, of Philadelphia, testlfn
that a member admitted to him that 1
was approached on the senatorshl
The witness preferred not to give tl
name, as he has not yet been called b
fore the committee. Messrs. Ford, Haa
Hosack, Hosklna, MeCandless, Harol
Henderson, Hersch, Harrlrs, Ilalde
baugh, "Woodrufr, Moyer, ICelper, Kea;
ler. Keyser, Klumpp, Kramllch, Laze
ere, Leard, Lewis, Savage, Scott ar
Keagan were called In the order namt
and answered the formal questions !
the negative. The committee took a r
cess at 3 o'clock until 7 o'clock th
Laubacli'3 Testimony.
The bribery committee heard mo:
testimony this evening. Mr. Laubac
of Philadelphia, testified that the Tue
day following the Republican senator!
caucus he was approached by Frai
Jones, of Philadelphia, and asked
vote for Senator Quay. Mr. Laubat
replied that he was Instructed by tl
convention which nominated hiin
Vote against Mr. Quay and that 1
would not violate his Instruction. Jonthen
asked Laubach If he knew wh<
his (Laubach) brother would be In Ha
rlsburg. Jones and Laubach's broth'
live neighbors, and when the latt
came to Harrlsburg Jones Is alleged
have told him that if he could persuai
Representative Laubach to vote for M
Qnuy he (Jones) could get a good, pos
tion for the legislator and a salaryT
live year/. Laubach's brother refus<
and then Jones Is alleged -to-*have aj
proaehed the representative. "He calh
at my room at the Hotel Arnold." M
Laubach said, "and not llndlng n
there lie left his card with Mrs. Lai
bach and went away. Later I met M
Jones at the hotel and he Informed n
that If I voted for Mr. Quay I cou
have the chief clerkship of the mint i
of the custom house. 1-Ie offered to s
cure 1,000 signers in my district to a p
tltion endorsing my action, and I to
him I could not support Mr. Quay und
any circumstances."
Sensational Evidence.
Representative Brown, of Unio
swore that on the evening of Januai
17, the day before the first Joint ball
for senator was taken, a gentlemu
met him at the Commonwealth hot
and Invited him to call on Mr. Qua
Mr. Brown declined, and then the gei
tleman persuaded him to take a wal
They walked to a dark street and the
the gentleman asked .Mr. Brown if I
could not go away und not be prese:
the next day in the Joint conventh
ll'lmn th? lint T.-oa
"I refused," said Mr. Brown, "ar
then he offered nit* $200 if I would {
to Philadelphia and miss the train,
again refused and lie raised the pri>
to $300. and said if 1 would so into tl
convention and vote for Mr. Quay tl
price would he altogether different. I
asked me If 1 could get any other men
ber to do this, and requested me to me
him later. 1 refused and went to it
room and did not see him again th;
"What is the gentleman's name'
asked Chairman Fow.
"I prefer not to give it because he
a friend of mine. 1 made a dear pror
lse that I would not tell," Mr. Brov
Drown Names Names.
"The next meeting of tins commltt
will be held to-morrow," Mr. Fow sal
"Unless you reveal the name of the pe
son you will be given Into the custot
of the sergeant-at-arms to be taken
the Dauphin county jail for contempt
Mr. Brown then nnld the person wi
ex-Congressman Monroe 11. Kulp,
Shamokln. The witness testified furth
that Representative Miller, of Nort!
ampton, showed him a niemorandu
book some time ago, which showed th:
Miller and his colleagues, Represent:
tlves Johnson and I-Iell, had been o
fered "so much" for the three vot
from Northampton county on the M
Carrell bill. Mr. Brown explained th
the price was not uniform, and one i
the members did not seem to be pn tl
ground floor. He said Representatl'
Borsch, of Montgomery, had told hi
tuat ii member had :?:ild to hi
(Ilerscli) that there would he $50 In
if he would vote for the McCarrell hi
The commlttco will meet at y o'cloi
to-morrow morning.
Cast Their Solid Vote lor Represent
tlve Dulzell, but Quay Does Not Lo
HARRISBURG, Pa., March 28.?Co
pressman John Dalzcll received t
solid vote of the nnll-Quay Repub!
canB at to-day's joint ballot for Unit'
States senator. This was the first tin
thoy voted uh a unit for one caudlda
slneo the- balloting began. Heretofo
they scattered their voles unions
dozen "favorite Hons," including Co
gressmun Dulzell and Congressnu
Stone, Colonel JIui'f and Colonel Jrvl
The followers of Senator Quay ma!
talned a solid front and polled tin
full vote. The Democrats were unit*
for George A. Junto*.
Representative Peoples, of Lancastr
created much enthusiasm among tl
QuaylteH by voting for Mr. Quay i
"Lancaster county's favorite." Repr
I eenialiYo McFarlanc, ot Alleghon
voted for "Matt" S. Quay, and Representative
Keyser, of Philadelphia, for
"Comrade" Quay. Representative
Woodruff, of Philadelphia, voted with
the anti-Quay Republicans for Mr. Dalzell.
"While he has always voted itgafnst
Mr. Quay, he has never co-operate'd
with the anti-Quay Republican organization.
and his vote was greeted with
applause from that side. The ballot
Swan the sixtieth of the Joint session.
The vote was:
Quay. 87; Jenks, 69; Dalzell, 51. Totals
207; necessary to choice 104; absent
and not voting, 4G.
ie ?
fs- ,
jy Meeting:of tlio Central Council?Decr.
larutlonofthe Leaguo to be Issued
NEW YORK, March JS.-Tlic annual
e- meeting of the Central council of the
National Sound Money League convened
In this city to-day. J. Sterling
Morton, of Nebraska, presided. Elgh10
teen vice presidents of the league, who
In part constitute the central council,
1" wr*m nroaont v
I(* General Secretary E. V. Smalley subid
mltted his report.
v The report by A. B. Hepburn, of New
jj York, was read. Mr. Hepburn mated
' that the receipts of the league during
ot last year had been $12,300 and the exP
penses 14.300. The expenditures had
{e been for the dissemination of literature.
This distribution would be continued,
he said, when It was warranted by the
Ly political situation.
ie M. E. Ingalls, of Cincinnati, said he
r. believed that the league ouijht to make
0f Its attitude understood throughout the
f United States. "With a view to this he
offered a resolution pledging the league
r- to favoring the Immediate adoption ol
ig legislation fixing 2S 8-10 grains of gold
as the standard dollar, the establlsh,
ment of a separ.'i. * bureau of issue and
m redemption in the treasury department,
In which should be held not subject to
is use for currenl expenses of the government
a sufficient of amount of gold to
?d cover the redemption on demand of all
le obligations of the government, the
p. making of all government paper In deie
nominations of ten dollars and multiples
e- of ten and that all smaller note.s should
FT. be required to redeem their notes In
gold at their counters.
Thin resolution aroused considerable
B~ discussion. Congressman Fowler, ol
New Jersey, proxy for John ICean, ol
New Jersey, advocated the nppoint?tl
ment by the chair of a committee tc
prepare n short, succinct declaration for
I* the league and report thereon later.
s This was carried and a committee ol
three, composed of Edward Atkinson, ol
Boston; E. H. Wells, North Daktota;
re A. B. Hepburn, of New York, was appointed
to report later.
Ul :
lK For the Murder of Saxton?Mrs. Altliousc
Is Wanted.
le CANTON, O., March 23.?Sheriff Zalto
se:* has received a number of sumie
mones to be served upon witnesses in
?n the Mrs. George murder trial. Among
r- these is one for Mrs. Eva Althouse,
er near whose home Sexton was murdered.
^ Mrs. Althouse is said to be a very Imje
portant witness for the state. Deputy
r# Sheriff Harvey Zalser says he spent
l.' the entire day Monday looking: for heri
-frtrt'Trlthout'sUceess. .?. 1_,_
Mrs. George'c attorneys to-day made
p. application for additional depositions.
The new witnesses named are Abraham
"r> L. Goldberg and Jacob E. Goldberg,
,J merchants of Detroit, who occupied busMrs.
George had apartments there. The
r evidence expected from them is suggestcd
by the questions is in regard to
1,1 the relationship between Mrs. George
ar and Saxton. Mrs. George was In court
L,_ when the motion was argued. The motion
was allowed and a Detroit notary
U will be appointed commissioner.
er "
Sherman Arrives at Norfolk.
NORFOLK, Va? March 28.?The Unin,
ted States cruiser Chicago, having on
:y board ex-Secretary John Sherman, arot
rived in Hampton Roads at 12:10
m o'clock. Mr. Sherman stood the trip
well and is much better to-day than he
y \ > Iwnn rU.?.
k" began. At 1:30 o'clock Mr. Sherman was
pluced on a atcam launch and brought
le ashore where many people were awaitlag
his arrival. The crowd cheered as
m the gallant statesman was being conveyed
to the Chamberlain hotel, where
his daughter has been stopping since
?o yesterday. Mr. Sherman wns accom11
panied bfr his secretary, Dr. McGlll,
re and a nurse, and was given every aide
tentlon on the voyage.
He ?
le Cuban Assembly Commissioners.
WASHINGTON, March 2S.?Senors
,v Jos- It. Vlllalon and A. Hevla, who
at were appointed by the Cuban assembly
to present to the Washington authorities
the resolutions of that body, have
Is arrived in tills city. Their mission. In
a- addition to the presentation of the reso1
n lutions, is to explain in detail the situation
with reference to the Insurgent
army. While the assembly did not repo
Ject the $3,000,000 which General Gomez
, arrranged with Mr. Kooert 1*. Porter to
receive and pay off the Cuban troops,
r_ they believed It to be entirely inadely
qunte to meet the situation. They doto
sire at least $10,000,000. and as much
." mot if as can be obtained.
is ? ?
of The Chilian Award.
[jr SANTIAGO DE CUBA, March 2S.m
The verdict of Mr. William Buchanan,
at United States minister to Argentina, and
arbitrator in the Punta de Atacama dl
" vision question of Clilll and Argentina,
which was announced on March 21, linn
^7 been received here with indifference.
The opposition press attacks the govlL,
ernment severely. The award gives
k.e Chill &Q0 leagues, which represents
m about one-fourth of the whole territory
,n of Punta de Atacama,
IK I'd!lor MimI ill's Will.
* CHICAGO, March 28.?The will of the
late Joseph Mediil, editor of the Tribune,
waH admitted to probate to-day.
His stock In the Tribune Is left to Robert
\V. Patterson,,. Robert McCormlck,
ft* (his sons-in-law),-tind William G; Beale,
so as trustees for his two daughters, and
Is to be- voted as a whole. The value of
the estate Is not stated, as It will take
two or -three weeks to prepare the in,ie
,'(j Hell Telephouo KnrningN.
,10 liOSTON, March 2S.-Tho annual
meeilllK ?? I'll? UUII t?rn iniiniuim
ri; Company wns licld here to-day. No
a chnnce was madi* in the list of dlmeu*
torn. The annual report of the troasur?n
,.r hJiovvh the earnings for 1SHS to have
? boon 35,548,701, us against $5,130,814 for
'J- 1S97.
fir ? ' ?
ij Our Losses In Philippines.
"WASHINGTON, March 28. ? A list
li?. proparcd In tho ofllce of the adjutant
us general shows tho casualties In Manila
e- since February 4 to be 157 killed and
y, Ml wounded*
Of Kansns Criminals who Outdo
the Forty Thieves
They Have Lived for Years by Means
of Kobbery ami Murder ? Stole
Horses, Buggies and Cattle, and
Made Counterfeit Money ?Many
Murders Charged up Against I
T!iem?Also Kept a "Private Grave>
yard"?Many Hold-ups Credited to j
the Dalton Gang Wcro Exccutcclbjr I
KANSAS CITY, Mo.. March 2S.-The
Star to-day prints a three column story j
regarding the arrest of a remarkable
gang of Kansas criminals who have for
years lived by means of robbery and
1 murder. One of the gang is believed to
. be the murderer of Joseph New, who
was killed In Greenwood county, Kas.,
two years ago, for which crime Now's
wife and George II. Dobbs are now
serving life sentences. So lirmly does
Warden Landis, of the Kansas peniten:
tiary, believe in the innocenc-j of Mrs.
New and Dobbs that he will Immedl1
ately urge Governor Stanley to pardon
iiiciii. x'taim .mguuu anegeu to oe me
real murderer, is in jail nt Iola, Kas.,
under a charge of forgery. Alvin Ballnrd,
serving an eight-year sentence In
the Kansas penitentiary for horse stealing,
has confessed that he, Altgood, and
"Bill" Turner, were the murderers of
New and that Mrs. New and Dobbs are
absolutely innoceju. Turner has not
been found.
Tried to Convict tlie "Widow.
It stems that the very men who murdered
New and robbed his dead body
conspired afterward to convict the widow
and Dobbs. The supposed murderer,
Altgood, according to Ballard, even
went so far as to try to get on the jury,
which convicted them. Ballard goes on
to say that he, Altgcod and Turner were
members of an ! organized gang of
thieves ond murderers that operated in
southeastern Kansas. As a result of
his confession, eighteen stolen horses, a
bag of counterfeit silver dollars and a
. counterfeiting outfit have been recover*
Besides Altgood, B. L. Mathes, Mary
Mathes, Herbert Simpson, are under
arrest. Fifty other horses stolen by the
gang have been located. The officers
ure on the trail of other members of
the gang. Ballard ulso alleges that
Altgood murdered W. Coulter near EuI
reka in ISStf. Officers who have been
working- on the case have corroborated
many of Ballard's statements.
Ballard confessed to the prison officials
several days ago and the arrests
noted were the outcome. Ballard said:
"We had runs from Texas and the
territory nil through No Man's Land,
the sand hills south of Hutchinson,
- -Their Caches.
"We stole horses, buggies and cattle."
There are caves and underground
houses all over the northern part of the
, territory and Kansas that were dug or
found by the gang. Up in the sand
hills they have lots of plate machinery
where we turned out money. Mathes*
ranch, near Hutchinson, is the headquarters
of the gang. Mathes has a
corral on the ranch into which stolen
cattle and horses are driven from the
territory and then shipped. There are
tools hidden all around the ranch house
, and a few graves, -too."
Ballard described these graves, smiling
as he said that no one knew who
were their occupants. "A few etragi
glers," he said.
, Mrs. Mathes, Ballard said, kept a
diary of the gang's doings and was
thus enabled to aid in procuring alibis.
'This gang," continued Ballard, "did
; lots of things that the Dalton boys ivere
credited with. The older ones in the
gang have robbed trains for twenty
1 years and ure guilty of crimes others
are suffering for. Three of the men
: who were In the Missouri train robber'
ies have been robbing trains and i
stages in Texas and the southwest for |
twenty years. A band of eight men, J
every one of whom 1 know, did a hold- !
up at Albuquerque two years ago. Another
robbery was of a train near Ardmore.
There was a run. too, to Missouri
and Nebraskn. Altgood nnd Jim
Kennedy made several hold-ups near
the Blue Out together. Altgood has
done a turn in some eastern penitentiary."
Kennedy Is believed to be the notorious
Jack Kennedy now in the SpringHeld,
I\lo., jail, awaiting trial for robbery.
Attending the Murder of Thomas
Pincknoy, of Charleston.
ATLANTA, Ga., March 28.?A special
from Charleston, S. C., pays that
the grand jury, which is trying to
solve the mystery surrounding the
death of Thomas Plnckey, who was
, killed several weeks ago, supposedly bf
footpads, will bring in a presentment
tills week, calculated to cause the biggest
sensation known in -that city In
The latest sensation has been caused
by the efforts of the grand Jury to learn
further facts ubout the time Benjamin
C. Bate well, of Pittsburgh, who it is alleged,
is engaged to Miss Elizabeth
Bnrdln, the young lady on whom
Plnckey was calling the night lie was
shot, arrived at Charleston. The shooting
was at midnight, and Batewoll said
lie reached Charleston next morning.
Shot at Long ltnugc.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., March 28.?The
trouble at Dolomite, where negroes resented
the arrest of one of their number
night before last, and besides shooting
one of their number, attempted to
I resist arrest, was resumed early to-day.
I Muck Chambers and another white
innn wore shot at long1 range and
wounded. Sheriff O'Brien linn made
thirty-live arrests. The ring-leaders are
discharged members of the Third Alabama
colored regiment who have advised
the negro miners not to submit to
arrest. Work has been resumed at the
mine*! with a strong force of deputies on
Heavy Snow in Southwest.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 2S.-A
snow storm, In many places the most
severe of the year, was general throughout
the southwest lost night, and at
some points fully six Inches of snow
covers the ground. At Webb City, Mo.,
four store fronts were collapsed from
this heavy weight of snow covering the
V awnings. At Pittsburgh, Ku?., street
cars wore stopped and at Independence
drifts were piled high. In Oklahoma tho
storm assumed the proportions of a
blizzard, sleet and snow falling. It Is
believed that the snow will benefit
growing wheat In Kansas, while In tho
territories, It Is feared fruit has suffered.
A Prominent Democrat, and One of
the Ablest- Lawyers in the State.
Special Dispatch to tho Intolllgcncer.
CHARLES TOWN, W. Va., March 26.
?Hon. William II. Travers, of this city,
a prominent member of the Jefferson
county bar, died suddenly to-day at
Radford, Va., where he was in attendance
upon court as counsel for the
| Norfolk & Western railroad. The cause
of his death is not known. Mr. Travers
was aged about seventy years, and
was born in Maryland, having practiced
law in Baltimore previous to his removal
to Charles Town in the early
sixties, practicing here ever since. He
was a delegate to the constitutional
convention in 1872.
He was a staunch Democrat, and
served In the house of delegates while
a resident of Maryland, being speaker
of that bodK- His name has been
prominently mentioned in connection
with the next governorship of West
Virginia, but his retiring disposition
lias always led him to refuse nil offers
of political preferment, devoting- himself
entirely to his profession, of which he
was regarded as one of the most talented
In tlic* state.
Ills remains will be brought to
Charles Town for Interment. Ho is survived
by Mrs. Travers, Miss Bessie and .
Mrs. Coe, nil of this city.
Commissions Issued.
Special Dispatch to tho Intelligencer.,
CHARLESTON, W. Va., March 38.?
Commissions were issued to-day to
Clement R. Jones, of Mcrgantown, to
be captain, and Justin M. Kunkle, of
Morgantown, to be first lieutenant of
Company L? and to Cuthbert Osborne,
or Clarksburg, to be first' lieutenant qZ
company K, First Regiment, Wwjt Virginia
National Guard.
Bled to Uenth.
Special Dispatch to^tho Inrelllgenccr.
PARSONS. W. Va.,- March 28.?A
young man by the name of Thomas McKann,
o* Korton, was standing by a
saw log on a hillside. It started to slide
and. catching McKann's leg, crushed it - .
off above the knee. He bled to death.
For the Democratic Nomination fo*
President?His Platform.
MILWAUKEE, Wis., March 28.?The
Journal to-day says:
"That a movement Is under wav to
make ex-Secretary of State Richard
Olr.ey the Democratic candidate for
president next year, Is revealed In a
letter from Boston to the Journal.
"General Olney's campaign Is based
on the theory that he Is In favor of imperialism
while opposed to annexation.
"The writer of the letter referred to
la very prominent in Democratic politico
and ne says the movement in Mr.
Olney's favor is well under way. It la
urged in his behalf that he, though a
pold^ Democrat in 1SS6, did not.mako
hlms'elf obnoxious to the free' silver elemtnt.
and that on the expansion question
he would be Jin available candidate,
being opposed to the annexation
of distant Islands to the territory of the
United States. Mr. Olney's views on
the acquisition of. foreign territory are
ver$r pronounced. He believes in the
United States striving with the other
nations of the world for commercial
greatness, but not for political extension."
Keai' Admirals Pass.
naval board of promotion,.consisting of
Rear Admirals McNalr, Howell and
Howlson, completed Its work to-day and
submitted its report. The board was
convened to determine the qualifications
of those officers recently advanced
to the rank of rear admiral, under the
terms of the naval personnel bill. The
report passes favorably on all the officers
appointed, so tnat all question of
their advancement is removed. The list
Is as follows: Rear Admirals George C.
Remey, Norman H. Farquhar, John C.
Watson, nenry 13. Robeson. Winfleld
S. Schley, Silas Casey, William T.
Sampson, Uartlett J. Cromwell, John
W. Philip. Francis J. Hlgglnson, Henry
F. Pickering, Forederick Rodgere, Louis
Kempff and George W. Summer.
The Spanish Iiiars.
VALENCIA, Spain, March 2S.?Passengers
who have arrived here on board
the Spanish steamer Montevideo, from
Havana on March 12, which reached
Cadis yesterday, asstrt that at the moI
ment of their departure from Havana a
number of American soldiers killed a
I negro child who stole a loaf of bread,
and that the populace thereupon attacked
the soldiers, who, the passengers
added, had to be reinforced.
No such occurrence ao the one reported
in the foregoing: dispatch hna
been announced in the dispatches received
from Havana.
Fifteen Hundred Strike.
CHICAGO, March 2S.?Fifteen hundred
employes of the Norton I3ros.' tin
can factory in May hood, struck to-day.
A year ago the company reduced tha
wage scale 10 per cent and the strike is
for the resumption of the old scale. A'
majority of -the strikers are women and
girls employed in the stamping and
Japanning departments.
The Crematory Problem.
The council committee on health held
an Important meeting last night previous
to the meeting of council, in relation
to the proposition for the disposal
of the city's garbage submitted
by the United States Fertilizer Company.
A hitch arose about the question
of supplying free gas for the concern
in the event of the city entering
into a contract with the company, and
President Heard, of the West Vlrglnlnla
Natural Gas Company, last night stated
his,company would give 10,000 feet of
gas dally free, but would charge for
more. The committee adjourned to
meet again thla evening for further
consideration of the scheme.
Weather Forecast for To-day.
. V. .. V.UIV > < tll'lllIUK
In tho early mornlni?; Wednesday fair;
colder In southern portion; brink to high
westerly winds.
For West Virginia and Ohio, clearing
In the early morning:; Wednesday fair;
brisk westerly winds. t
Local Temperature.
Tho tomporaturo day, as observed
by O. Schnepf, druff&isi. corner Market
mul Fourteenth streets, was ua follows:
" a. in -JO I a p. 62
9a. in. M 7 p. tu 45
12 in C2 I Weather?Rain,

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