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YOLUME XLYII--yUMBEIll91. _ WHEELING. " ^ A" 310M>A1. A1KiL ? '
At Jklalolos After Their Recent (
Hard Fighting.
Between Insurgents mid Soldiers j
Forming the I.lnes o? 1
Which Compcmjp.mcn nndOfllcersto i
Sleep in Trenches in Ilea din ess to (
Itcpcl Passible Attacks ? Humors
Pointing to .the Collnpsc of tho
llcl)Cllioiw-A gut mil do's Force "Want
to Quit?Only Kept in IjIuc by Their j
?P(>ohln\vlm PInd FVnm tlio
Insurgent Capital Returning.
Agonelllo Talking Again.
MANILA, April 2, 6:30 p. m.?The
American troopa under General MacArthur,
are still resting at Malolos,
where everything has been quiet to-day.
Hostilities elsewhere, so far as officially
reported, have been limited during the
last twenty-four hours to an occasional
exchange of shots between the Insurgents
and the troops forming the lines
of General Lawton and General Hall,
extending from the water works to La
Lonla. Hut this shooting has been just
active enough to mnke the lives of the
*oldlers u burden and to compel the
officers to sleep In trenches, clothed and '
In readiness to repel possible attacks.
; Most of the Americans are becoming
| convinced {hat the backbone of the Inj
eurgent opposition is broken. There
arc numerous rumors pointing to an
1 early collapse of the Insurrection.
! One of these Is that General Plo del
Pilar, the best lighter among the Fllli
plno officers, will desert Agulnaldo and
give his support to the Americans.
Spanish Predictions. :
The Spaniards, reasoning from their
experience of the natives, refuse to believe
that the rebellion is anywhere
near put down. They declare that the
Filipinos will not take their defeat at
Malolos with the loss of the city and
the removal of their so-called governmert.
seriously to heart. On the contrary
ti...- Spaniards predict that the
insurgents will hover near the American
l:n< c. bothering them as much as
possible, and when attacked In force,
dissolvv only to reappear, at other
points. This sort of tactics, the Spaniards
cay. will be followed until the wet
season compels the Americans to be
hous'-l in barracks and then the Filipinos
will return and reoceupy such
to'.vns bccause the United States troops
do not garrison.
With the next dry season a repetition
of the present operation.* will begin.
Time alone will show how much there Is
In this theory; but as against it. it must
be borne in mind that the Spaniards In
all their domination of the Philippines
nevtr jrave the InhnhJtnnti :i ilnmnn
^ration of power comparable In effectiveness
to thai given them by the
United States. i
Want to Surrender. I
A priest and two members,of the so- ,
called Filipino congress who hid them- ]
selves in the woods during the-fighting 1
which preceded the capture of Malolos, '
returned there ihis morning and de- '
clared that 2,COO of the Filipino soldiers ]
were anxious to give up lighting and 1
would do so but for their officers, who 1
keep theni under arm?.
The whole country between Malolos 1
and Caloocan in now full of friendlien. '
women, children and old people who <
are returning to their homes, carrying
white fiat's. The Americans are trying i
to j;nin the confidence of the inhabi- i
K tarns by proving to them that If they 1
will return and attend to their ordinary
work peactjfullly no harm will befall j
them. Two hundred and fifty civilians ]
came back to their homes In Malolos 1
last evening. Two thousand women i
and children with a sprinkling of un- i
armed men, supposed to be warriors, i
came to the outskirts of Malolos on the \
eea side of the city and afterwards
sneaked away, carrying all the goods ,
they could. ,
There has been no little good natured ;
rivalry as to which regiment, the
First Montana or the Twentieth Kansas,
Is entitled to the honor of having ,
raised its ling first in Malolos. Colonel |
Funston and twenty members of Company
L. of the Twentieth Kansas, ;
claim the distinction, on the ground as
I aireauy canted, o? having entered the
| town at double quick and raised the
company's flap, but the first flag to be ,
recognized officially. was that of Company
G, of the Montana infantry.
That War Will Continue as Long as a
Single Filipino Remains.
PATHS, April 2.?Agonclllo, the agent
of Agulnnldo, In the course of an interview
published to-day in La Patrie,
"The capture of Malolos la not as important
as the Americans are trying to
make it appear. The Filipino government
had already determined upon removal
to San Fernando and a small detachment
of troops wns left with orders
to burn the town ond thus to draw the
Americans inland.
"Two months of rain and fever will
pave the Filipinos their ammunition
and a good deal of trouble and the war
will not end while a single Filipino remains
to bear arms."
He charges Major General Otis with
opening the hostilities, and holds the
Americans responsible for the transfer
of the Spanish prisoners and for preventing
the Filipinos negotiating a
treaty with Spain.
Agonclllo Is confined to his room with
the influenza.
Gen. Otis' Report of Deaths Among
Troops In Philippines.
WASHINGTON, April 2.?Following
is General Otis' casualty report from
Manila to-day;
MANILA. April 2.
j To Adjutant General, Washington:
The following deaths havo occurred
wince hint report:
Mnrch 25?ThomnH F. WhltoBlde. private,
Company M., Flrat Colorado; dy??
March 28?Adolph ICoplen, private,
Company A.. Flrat North Dakota,
drowned, accidental.
DftnthH Tronj smallpox:
March 25?Edward Pratt, private,
Company L., Thirteenth Mlnneaotn;.
Wallace Holln, quartermaster sergeant,
Fifty-first Iowa.
March 20? Frank A. Martin, private,
[ Company J., Twenty-third Infantry.
March 27?Nelson McKellar, private,
Company F., First Bbuth Dakota.
March 28?James O. Stevall, private,
Company D., Sixth artillery.
From wounds In action:
March 29?David Campbell, private,
Company M., FirBt "Washington.
March 20?Robert Brown, private,
Company 0., First Montana; John Mller,
private, Company I., Twenty-sec>nd
Infantry; William G. - Courtenay,
private, Company B., nrst. Washlngon;
George II. Fortson, captain Comjany
B., First Washington.
March 28?Mat Summers, private;
Company M., First Nebraska; Lee Forjy,
cuptaln, Company G. First Nebraska.
March 31?Charles Preachers, first
lefgeant, Company M., First'south Dacota:
Will May, private, Company I.,
First Dakota; William Heaeperllng,
:orporal, Company G. Third Infantry;
Fred H. Wheaton, private, Company
I., First Montana; Joseph Wahl, private,
Company H? Twentieth Kansas.
Aprn 1?George A. Taylor, private,
Company R., Tenth Pennsylvania. '
(Signed) OTIS.
[loar Admiral Carpenter, Retired,
Takes His Own Life at a Sanitarium
Near Boston?Was in Ill-Healtli.
BOSTON, April 2.?Rear Admiral
^iiuucB v,. v-urpcmer, unueu ataies
Javy, retired, committed suicide at a
lanitarium In one of the suburban dlsrlcts
of this city, yesterday. The admlril
had beqn In Ill-health for some time.
Charles C. Carpenter, was born In
}reenfleld, Mass., February 27, 1834. lie
vas appointed a midshipman from this
itate October 1, 1850, and was attached
0 the sloop Portsmouth, of the Pacific
iquadron, from 1851 to 1855. He was In
;he naval academy from 1S55 to 1856,
vas promoted to passed midshipman on
rune 20, of the latter year.
After leaving the naval academy, he
?erved" on the steam frigates MerrJnac,
Colorado and Dolphin, of the home
>quadron for two years, and while on
he Dolphin, assisted in the capture of
:he slave brig Echo, with three' hunIred
slaves aboard. After being made
1 lieutenant In 1858, he was attached to
he steamer Mohawk, which captured
.he slaver Wildfire off the coast of Cu)a,
with five hundred slaves on board.
His War Kccord.
After the breaking out of the war, the
Uohawk was placed in the Texas and
2ast Gulf blockade, but Carpenter was
ransferred in 1S62 to the steamer Flag,
)f the South Atlantic squadron, ami on
fuly 16, o[ that ear, was promoted to
leutcnan: commander. He next saw
lervlce on the monitor Catsklll, of the
van on board during the operations und
ittacks upon the defences of Charleston
in April 7, July 10 and August 17, 2SG3.
During the latter part or the war he
vas at the naval academy and after the'
dose went to the Asiatic station with
he sloop Hartford, the flagship.
His first command was the steamer
Wyoming, of th> same squadron and
tfter being on her for a year, came back
;o this ell/,* and for two years was staione-1
at the Portsmouth navy yard,
luring which time he was commission>d
commander. Sea duty alternated
vlth duty at Portsmouth for ten years
ollowlng. In 1S83 he was commander
>f the Hartford, which carried the
SJngllsh and American eclipse expedl.Icn
of 1883 to the Caroline atoll.
His Later Work.
For three years?1SSS to 1S90?he commanded
the receiving ship Wabash at
:he Charlestown navy yard, and In .Tune
Df the latter year, was transferred to
Portsmouth as captain of the yard, and
later as commandant. He received his
.-ommlsslon as commodore in 1S93 and
is rear admiral a year later. As comnan'der
of the Asiatic squadron in 1S94,
fie raw many of the naval
novements of the China-Japanese
ivar. Under his orders was fired
:he ilrst and only shot by an American
[nan of war at a Chinese ship, thereby
nforclng demand*? of this government
ind averting the impending breach of
-elations between the United States
ind China. His action was commended
sy our government.
Admiral Carpenter was retired In 1S9G
lfter forty-six years of continuous and,
Honorable service, but during the Span-'
sh war was recalled from retirement to
ict as commandant of the Portsmouth
navy yard in place of Commodore Remey,
who had hoisted his flag on cho
receiving ship Lancaster at Key West.
Admiral f!nrr>pntpr lpnvrw rt. widow
and family, one Hon being assistant
surgeon D. M. Carpenter, who was on
the Raleigh during the operations
against Manila, and who has been
transferred fo the OlympJa. Another
son is with the Cramp shipbuilding
company and a third son lives with
Mrs. Carpenter and her two (laughters
at Portsmouth.
Of the Samoan Difficulty?Regarded
as a Triumph l'or Diplomacy.
WASHINGTON, D. C., April 2.?The
opinion Is expressed Jn official circles
here that the outlook for a satisfactory
and peaceful final adjustment of Samoan
affairs is decidedly hopeful.
The statement was made to-day In a
well informed quarter that it is altogether
likely that the Joint high commission,
by virtue of the plenary powers
vested in its individual members,
will be able to conclude a settlement
of the Samoan question satisfactory to
all the powers concerned, and that
there is such an understanding between
the three powers as almost certainly
will prevent any disagreement such as
would make It necessary to ask King
Oscar of Sweden and Norway to act
as umpire.
The peaceful solution of this delicate
question, full of of possibilities of serious
trouble, is regarded as a triumph
of diplomacy, and ns furnishing the
strongest kind of evidence of a desire
on the part of Germany, as well as of
the bther two powers, to maintain the
most amicable relations, one with the
An English Suggestion.
LONDON, April 2.?The Times in an
editorial on the Samoan controversy,
"We do not suppose that England will
offer an objection to the Joint commission
proposal. -Although Admiral
imiuu. n uuwiiiih'*1- ihbiiiuii <7l tiu-ywt,
what ho meana Ih Ill-adapted to sooth
the BUacoptlbllltlos of othere, hie dispatch
has the merit of raining a dlrcct
IfiKue. Probably the best way of oecurIhk
a moduB vlvendl would be a gtnornl
change fn personnel until a more per?
rnanent nranKament can lw made,"
Implicates Another.
COUDERSPORT, Pa? April 2.?Horace
Keck,who h In Jnll charged with the
murder of hln father-in-law, Solomon
A (lamp, nt Woodnnull, two yearn oro,
ban made a confeaidon to the authorltle?.
He Impllcaten another pernou
whoso Identity the police will not reveal.
Keck nayn he laid In wait for
A damn In the lattorH' barn and brained
him with a club.
Seen Through a German Naval
Officer's Eyes.
Before a sinsU: shot ^'ns Fired at
our fleet.
Against tho ^V"ell flipped. Vowels
of Sampson's Squadron ? T,1? Mistake
oruio sPt\nlfll> Admiral was in
Coming oi*1 or the Hn^or in Day- :
light?Lack ordaining on Spanish
Ships ? Americans Conscious of
Power and Oon*ld?ut of Victory.
Porto Uican camimiKn.
WASHlX^TOXt p. C., April 2.-The
bureau of na\*m intelligence of the
navy department jl0s Issued tho last of
tho series of 'ho 8kctche& of the Spanlah-Amerlcon.
War &>' Commander Jacobson,
of the Gernian Protected cruiser
Geler. The lafJt 0f thls Interesting series
deals with the condition of -the
Spanish shiPs after tlje battle of Santiago.
This portion 0f the sketch contains
a number of observation8 regarding the
technical effect cf our Kun Are which
will Interest n^yal oncers. The most
Interesting observations to the laymen
are those upon (he strategy, or lack of
It, displayed by cetera. The Spanish
admiral having ki*?n ordered to leave
the harbor, to rem?VA the main object
of the attack upon Santiago, Commander
JflC?bs0n gays his position was
mo6t dlfllcult. jje did not dare make
the attempt at nig*1' and so decided to
go out in broad da^iBht.
"The whole Cre*''" he says, "fell a
victim to this ftttal decision. Instructions
(or the KOrtle and the western
course were lssued. The admiral was
entirely conviUced of the Impossibility
of defeating tho enemy, or of reaching
another Cuban harbor; oven if he should
succeed in steamini* right through the
Vinafll.. .t .of I. . ... fhl?
lll'i-" *1 IS l" *"ii? "Cijilessness
and impotence us against the
American n*Vni f?rces more than 10
anything e'so * attribute the defeat.
The sbani?b ships hail spent a
month an?J a halfln *lIie harbor without
ever attempting to attack the Ldockading
Meet tfhon a favorable opportunity
presented H" ' if. of ^v'C'n of harassing it.
Tlie two torHedo boat destroyers were
not used f?r the purpose for which they
were intended. This inactivity and
lack of initiative must have hail a
very derti?rtUlzinff effect on the officers
nnd men. If we ?dd to this the certain
knowledge that lhe opposing forces
were much utron^er? it will be readily
understood thQt the idefr?ft?... gfincrul ,
Ulght aftpr coming out of the harbcr
entrance w&s the only acceptable one.
especially >n vletf ?f the possibility of
beaching aiH torpedo boat destroyers. It
is mainly due to these deficiencies that
the defeat \Vqs hastened and that the
American shlpS sustained go few losses.
Icicle <?1' Training.
"The traihing ?* *he engine personnel
also was toimjy unreliable, which Is not
surprising i^ vie*v ?f the fact that the
Spanish h'hlns, a* a rule, are not sent
out on ^^nsive cruises. The bottoms
of the Spanish nhlpt, had not been
cleaned f?r a long time, as they had
been lying jn Santiago harbor for a
month and u half they were considerably
fouled, rj-nus the cruisers Maria
Teresa. ^Qhendo and Vis cay a which In
ail olllciul boolcf are credited with 1S.5
knots sPc^d, Went into the battle with a
speed of fr?>m JO to 12 knots at most and
the Crlstobm colon, which is the latest
Hhlp and to r"n 20 knots, hardly at/
talned a spect] of 13.5, Under these cir
cumstances, m every way unfavorable
for th? ?Panish? whose crews were Insufficiently
lrained ?nd physically and
morallF enervated by long- Inactivity,
whose sMl>s ^ere Inferior In number,
?Peed and efficiency. it is no
wonder that thc victory of the Americans
was c.asy and jwid for with Insignificant
Was only one chance Tor the
success ?f the sortle. It should have
been matle at P*?ht in scattered formation.
After a Personal investigation of
the locality, it i? my opinion that it is
entirely Practicable for a fleet to leave
Santiago harbor at night. The wreck
of the Merrl<nac did not constitute an
obstruction. It 1? true that Admiral
Sampson's rePorl ?n the night blockade
states that the llghtahlps were lying
from ?ne to two miles from Morro Cattle,
according to the state of the atmosphere,
and that they lighted up the
channel for h&lf a mile inside. Even
the best searchlight, however, does not
reach farther t!,an one mile. Therefore,
the iHuminntl?n could not have been
Very effective. Moreover, the shore
batteries, by opening lire upon the
lightships, could have compelled them
to change their positions, but strange <o
say this w/is never done. The dark
nights ut the time of the new moon
about the middle of .Tune would have
been best suited for the enterprise, the
ship?- thereby rendering them unserviceable,
und eventually rescuing the
erefl'8. Worn the very moment that this
feelinff of impotence took possession of
the Spanish and led to the above reflections.
their Tale, psychologically
speaking, ^aS sealed. "We do not mean
to disparage "their valor and tenacity,
in the Jntdut of the hostile tire, but on
the other hand it is quite natural that
the admiral, seeing that everything was
hapPcning as he had foreseen, was the
one who net the example of running his
ship ftahore. All the other commanders
followed thla example.
A*nof|ca?,s Conscious of Power.
"On the American side the situation
was Just the reverse. Admiral Sampson's
fleet was fully conscious of its
, poiver. The blockade was being conducti
ed W accordance with carefully pre.
pard j>iaps, as were nl?o the urrnrtnomcnts
in cane of the enemy's attempt to
I escape. Frequent engagements with
the ?Panlfln loriK naci Riven coinmand!
er? and crc^'9 that calm and assurance
I in the handling of their weafionn which
, guarantees SUCC(?HS. The lonff foloeknde
ecrvice, cxhauntive and monotonous,
hardly interrupted by any action on the
part of the SpnnlBh had nti-iing the
nerven to the hlgheHt pitch, and everybody
Was anxloua for the end to come.
r Suddenly <h? enemy Attempts to cfieapc.
All the pn??slonK that had been atnolderin(f
under the afihe? break forth. The
! welcome opportunity Tor settling ?ci
coUiU? with the enemy hnd come at
. last mid with u wild ru?h the American
?hlPH fell u"?')on their victims. At the
I bc&lnnini? *h0 American Are, owing to
the excitement 0f the personnel and
Of the Filipinos to Burn Jtnnl
and Massacre Every
Which Culminated in a Most D
astrous Conflagration.
Of a Sis ht of Terror?Three Thousn
Buildings were Destroyed a
Many Rebels >vcro Shot?A Vc
Ticklish Situation?Fire Hose C
and Firemen and Soldiers \vr
Fired Upon by llobcls Secreted
lluildings Adjacent to the Scoi
IVhy the Murderous Plans of t
Filipinos Miscarried.
Correspondence of the Associated Pre
MANILA, P. I., March 1, via Stean
Nippon Maru, to San Francisco, Ap
2.?After many false alarms and fusti
ted attempts, the oft-repeated thrcs
of the rebels to burn Manila and mass
the great distance, was probably not
very effective; but when the Spanish
admiral turned to westward and the
other ships followed him the moral superiority
of the Americans reasserted
Itself. The commanders, calm and
cool-headed, had their 6hlps follow the
same course, and the Americans, having
every advantage on their side, recommenced
the fire on the fleeing ships,
which soon resulted In their total annihilation.
"I have already spoken of the lack of
training of the Spanish crews, the neglect
of gun and torpedo target practice,
the inadequate education of the commanded
of the ships.
"If the fleet did not dare attempt a
night sortie and was nevertheless compelled
to leavo the harbor in obedience
to orders, then the ships should have
been headed straight at the enemy. All
weapons, including the torpedo and the
ram, should have been used. A bold attack
in cloBe formation was the only
chance of success, against the superior
hostile lighting forces who would hardly
have found time to form their lines."
The le5BOns Commander Jacobson derive
a from the battle briefly stated, are:
Abolition of all wood work; no unprotected
torpedo tubes; protection for all
gun crews against shell fire: protection
of the Are extinguishing apparatus
against shell fire; smokeless powder;
greatest possible simplicity la the service
of the gun;* and the greatest possible
rapidity of Are; good speed of vessels
under normal conditions, and thorough
training of the crews in ail
brnnohes of the service.
Commander Jacobson also gives
some of hla observations of the Porto
Rlcan campaign, but these contain
nothing of special moment except an
account of the attack of the Spanish
torpedo boat Terror, and the gunboat
Isabel II, upon the St. Paul outside of
San Juan harbor, Jupe 22, 1898, concerning
which many conflicting accounts
may have been published. This was
the only attempt made during the war
to torpedo one of our vessels. Commander
Jacobson gives the following account
of the occurrence which he obtained
from the commander of the Terror;
Porto Rlcan Campaign.
"At 9 a. m. on June 22 the lookout at
the fort signalled a suspicious vessel.
The commander gave orders for the Isabel
II to go out to reconnolter and for
the Terror to be ready for action. By
11:30 the vessel had come closer and the
Isabel II went out..
Upon sighting her the hostile cruiser
Immediately hoisted her flag and waited.
The Isabel II opened lire on the
foe. The destroyer then received orders
to go out and assist the Isabel. The
Terror, which had been left by her fleet
at Martinique, had not been able to recover
her sons and ammunition, which
UUMU& vuj"6C imu uecii u.iiia?i:ui;u
to the Maria Teresa in order to make
room for coal. The Terror therefore had
no other weapon* than her torpedoes
and two tlfty-seven-milllmetre guns,
with little ammunition. The Isabel
fought the St. Paul at a range of from
10.000 to 12,000 metres. As the utmost
range of our nuns was only 4.000 metres,
we could not asslat the Isabel by going
closer to her. 1 therefore gave orders to
head the Terror east so as not to interfere
with tht? Isabel tiring north on the
enemy. When we were sufficiently
cje.ir of her and had the open sea before
us, I headed straight for the St. Pauljat
of fronx twenty to twenty-one.
knots. t
Steering Gear Destroyed.
"The enemy, who hitherto had been
firing on the Isabel, now directed upon
us the well aimed rapid flre of both her
batteries, the lower one of which appeared
to have eight, the upper one ten
or twelve guns. At 4,000 metres we opened
fire with our guns in order to keep
up the spirit of the crew during the long
interval between the beginning of the
hall of projectiles and the launching of
the torpedo. Our lire was very accurate;
at the first shot we saw the shell
explode on the stern. Several other
shots also hit their turget, and our men
were wild with joy. We had approached
to within 1,200 metres and were about
to launch the torpedo when the Terror
commenced to veer to starboard. I had
the helm shifted to port, but toe ship
kept on turning/ Then I ordered the
port engine stopped, and still the ahip
continued to turn to starboard. I then
learned that a shell had exploded on
deck and de?troyed the leads to the
steering: Rear anu teicgrapn, so uiat rne
vessel followed the movements of the
screw and was unmanageable. A hand
steering gear was at once put in opera-^
tlon; but an we passed the enemy a?
such close range, several projectiles hit
U8, one of them passing through the
port side into the engine room, where it
burst. The engine room became flooded
and the engine appeared to have been
disabled. We Just managed to steam into
the harbor."
From an inspection of the Terror,
says Commander Jacobaon, it appeared
that the fatal shell, ranging obliquely
downward, had passed through the
ship's side, torn oft' a steam gauge, killed
three men and struck the lower edge
of th^ main steam pipe, tearing off its
covering. This had deflected the shell,
and it had passed out through the starboard
side. It was through the hole
made by the projectile In passing out
that the engine room had been flooded
up to the lower edge of the steam cylinder;
but the engines continued to run so
that the Terror, though with gradually
slackened npeed, was able to reach the
harbor under her own steam. The
shortest distance between the Terror
and the St. Paul had been SOO metres.
The gunboat Innbel II, I was told by
her eommmander, had not gone closer
than within G,000 metres of the enemy."
romantic and tragic.
French Canadian Murders His Indian
Sweet heart, aiul Kills Himself.
CHICAGO, April 2.?The Times-Herald's
Toledo, Ohio, special says:
A romantic and tragic story comes
from Point Pales, Ont. James La
Blanche, a young French-Canadian,
killed his sweetheart, an Indian girl,
named Olga Postamle.
The Frenchman lived on the mainland,
and had not aeon the girl during
the winter. When he went to her home
he learned that she had given her love
to another, an American. He begged
the young woman to take a walk with
When iney arriveu m covers nor k,
a spot made famous becauso an 1mlIan
chief hud thero murdered a French girl
who refused to marry him, La Blanche
Is said to have slabbed Miss Postamle.
Hu threw the body Into the lake, and
then drove the knife, with which he
had killed the girl he loved, into his
own heart, falling dead Into the water
after her.
Voluntary Increases.
WILMINGTON, Del., April 2.?Srvernl
of the Industrial establishments
here have voluntarily increased the
wogea of their employes. The Diamond
Htcue Iron Company will Increase puddiets
wages twenty-flve cents per ton
and the Malleable iron Company announces
an increase of from f? to 10 per
cent in moulders wages. The McCuilough
Iron, Company will Increase all
wugwj 10 per cent*
cri." ijuiv.'111-.ill UUU .TVUIUl It
within its walls, culminated in a dlsi
trous conllagration and an attempt
uprising which was promptly check
on the night of "Washington's blrthdi
That preconcerted aroMgcmcnla h
been made to lire the city In lial?
dozen places simultaneously, there c
be no doubt, but, fortunately the pin
miscarried for various reasons and t
natives themselves, or at least th
sympathizers, lost as much If not m<
than those upon whom they Bought
wreck their vengeance.
A quieter day than that of Februfl
22 it would be dllllculL to imagine. .
the banks and leading inorcant
houses were closed, and oxcept for 1
fact that the saloons were open.lt see
ed more like Sunday than a holldi
the excessive heat and the condition
uffalrs outside having kept most pi
pie Indoors. About sundown, howev
the town bestirred Itself and the stre
were soon tilled with people taking
airing after dinner, It being the custi
here to dine at S o'clock and retire J
mediately afterward. Just as the lo
strings of carriages which daily p;
and repass each other on the Lune
were forming for the procession hon
ward, a dense black column of smc
rolled up abo\*e the Intervening ro<
and almost immediately afterward
ominous red glare was retlected fr<
the sky.
Murmurs of horror were followed
sharp orders to coachmen and th?
was a wild scramble for the city. Ev
when this was reached and it was ;
certained that the lire was in th* Sar
Cruz district some distance from 1
residence section, the alarm was i
abated, for no'one doubted that lnct
diaries were at work and none kn
where the next blaze might not
started. - * * ~
The Burned District.
On the streets in the vicinity of 1
lire, whicli was within two blocks of I
Kscolta, the wildest confusion reigr
for some time, people scurrying he
there, nnd everywhere. The blaze h
started in a row of two story mod(
buildings, with brick foundations on t
Calle la Coste, in the center of the CI
neso section, and as several of tht
had been fired within a few minutes
each othor, it soon assumed alarml
proportions. The local lire briga
turned out with commendable promp
tude, but with more zeal than disci
tion, proceeded to pour three tl
streams uf water from as many lir
of hose upon the red hot brick walls
the buildings fired, which wero alrea
doomod, Instead of attempting to pi
vent those opposite and adjacent frc
igniting. The consequence was that
the time General Hughes and his m
arrived on the scene nnd commenc
to clear the streets, the fire was sprea
lng on both sides of the Crtllo la Cof
and a stiff breeze was fanning: It ft
During the excitement the hose w
cut five times and other Impedlmer
placed In the way of the flrem<
Upon learning of this, General Hugh
iswued orders to his men to shoot t
first man who interefcred with t
checking of the flames, or attempted
start others. Several natives w
picked up burning wands and start
off with them were either shot or bay
netted 1)5* the guards, and then a go
eral round up of all natives on t
streets In the vicinity was ordered. .
thousands of people were vacating tlv
houses and carrying off their effe<
and the sidewalks and roadways wt
littered with furniture for blocks, tl
was a work of some difficulty, but
degrees the soldiers corralled hundrc
of protesting natives and hustled th<
into yards and vacant lots, where th
were guarded until the excitement bu
About 0 o'clock the European volu
teer Are brigade arrived on the 6ce
with a modern ennlne and after thr
hours' work, the fire was contrtlh
Meantime, the whole of the block
which the blaze originated, two-thlr
of that on the opposite side of t
street and a block nnd a half west of
had been completely putted.
Another Conlln^rat ion.
Shortly after midnight, just as t
weary workers nnd watchers were r
pairing to their quarters, congrntuk
lug thetnaelves that the fire, bad thou;
it was, had been no worse, anotli
blaze was reflected from the smclte I
clouded sky In the direction of Tom
This being the moat densely populat
native district In the city, which h
always been identified with the rel
cnuse, preparations were at once ma
for the trouble, and it was not long
Xo sooner had the fire brigade coupl
its hose and commenced to play up
the flames which had again started Ir
block of buildings occupied by CI
nese, than shots were llred at the m
from the windows of adjacent housi
Companies E and M, of the Second Oi
Bon volunteers, nnd M atid F, Th:
teenth Minnesota volunteers, und
Major Wills were hastily reinforced i
Major oGodale's battalion of the Twe
tv-tlilrd lnfnntrw nn nftomnf was tnn
to clean out the neighborhood. Sudde
Jy, however, shots wore ilred down hi
n dozen streets at once, and when tl
fusllade war. followed by volleys frc
Mausers In the vicinity of the rn
way station, It was realized the eneti
had sneaked around to the left llank
the outposts nt Calotcan by way at t
creeks and estuaries. In the Vita.-? dl
trlct and that there was other wo
than llfthtlnfT lire to be done. An t
rtrength of the enemy was unknown,
was a ticklish situation to cope wit
but It had to be met, and the Amei
cans, .regulars and volunteers, nlH
met it like men. A skirmish line ful
\ a quarter of a mile long, was formal qv
and advanced under cover of tyuts and H
trees until the rebels were discovered 1
behind hastily formed barricades of
paving stone* and street car rails, comila
mandlng two streets, and within two jjr
atone buildings. The firing from bushes
and shacks became so hot that it was
found necessary to set tire to other
N shacks to windward In order to smoke
the- rebels out, and this having been p?
done, an advance was made upon the (j?
js. Determined Stand.
Both ware carried with a rush, but ^
Ihe rebels made a determined stand
within the ruins of an church, and It
15 was not until a detachment of Oregon
volunteers flanked them from an adjacent
building that they were moved. Tl
^ Thirty were shot within this enclosure * *
wiiu a>.\ muiu in uuouicr. viice uic ieund
els commenced to fall back it was easy
to keep them moving, although they By
3 threw up barricades and hastily en!ut
trenched themselves near the terminus 1
of the MaJabon street railway. This, c
rc however, occupied nil of Thursday
in morning, the rebels not being driven out .?
of the city limits until after daylight. c
1C* "While, thef/ left 113 dead on the ground
he and several hundred were taken prison- *
ers, many escaped into the swamp ^
lands north of the city, this side of Cnloocan
nnd. arc still believed to bo In *
hiding there. In order to guard against
: ' further attacks of this nature, the
whole of this section has been cleared, *
?ril all -the native, shacks having been de- the
:a- stroyed by Ore. The American loss was jir
J*,, one private of the Twenty-third lnfan- firr
try, killed, an olllcer and three pri5a~
vateR of tho" Minnesota volunteers and tro
an a private of the Oregon volunteers tal
?a- wounded. cle
:ed While all this was happening, beyond jU(;
' , the scene of (Ire, the flames rapidly con,c
sumed whole blocks of bamboo struo- pei
iy. tures, the popping of the exploding P"i
ad canes conveying <the impression that a juc
a battle was being fought. So long as the jgp
Are was confined to this class of build- an(
an lng3, no effort was made to suppress it; j
ins but when It spread to other streets lined jja.
.he" with stone and brick buildings, a bat- w
ejr tallon of the Twenty-third Infantry re- Rr(
lieved the' firemen and founht the mc
>rc flames until noon when they were final- an<
t0 ly eubdued. am
It is impossible to estimate the j
iry amount of damage done by these two crl,
\\\ fires, fully three thousand buildings be- for
:lle >ng aestroyea, together with their con- mo
;lie tents. ma
m- ap]
jo- to
er, Pot* Steel?Advance in Price Cuts no
^ Figure ? The Mills are Crowded c
3in "NVith Orders. leti
;n- PHILADELPHIA, Pa.. April 2.?The mil
demand in this market for steel appears sotQS
10 absolutely insatiable. Price cuts
ie- very little figure in the majority of ^
>ke cases: the point is to get material to vjk
ola keep the men at work; In referring to res
^ this extraordinary demand for the pro- ^
duct, a local paper says: ?j
by Prices of angles, beams and channels act
fcfre Vf.ere advanced two dollars per ton on coi
jg" Thursday, and on Saturday plates vlrita
tually made a four dollar advance. cor
the Pittsburgh and Chicago buyers were tlo
Jn" here on Saturday, begging to have a an(
n~ price named, intimating that two or ass
three dollars per ton would be no detrl- crr
meat, to business.ifi.th-Cii.coul'L have .de- on
livery guaranteed, large lots, if possi- wll
ble, falling which, a few hundred tons Pa,ho
would be acceptable. cl(l
ifte So far as known, no orders from
. these sources were taken, and no price 53,(
ica made, s.mply because the mills are the
re, crowded with local work. sa^
ad A JI.000 ton order was taken for one tlo
n of the Delaware ship yards, however, the
, and a vast amount of other business is
,, waiting to see what can be done tur
Jae with it.
ng to
de Which Proves to lie tlic Death of the 0bj
f'" American Potteries Combine. Chj
ny EAST LIVERPOOL. Ohio, April 2.? upi
les Saturday night, at midnight, the op- cri
tlons held by John Dos Passos, the head
.e_ of the New York syndicate which at- ind
>m tempted to organize the pottery trust, a 1
by expired, and to-day the American Poten
ed TO
d. On Saturday Col. John E. Taylor, of th<
|te the Knowles, Taylor & Knowles Com- bee
)r. pany, of this city, who was to have cej
been-president of the new trust, admit- qu<
aa ted that the scheme had failed. Local In
its manufacturers received letters from lut
?n> Mr. Dos Passes last w*ek, saying that doi
M the prospects were not of the brightest, cer
]jj> but that he would advise them to al- ass
j10 low their options to remain in his hands scl?
another month, to allow him to make ide
jj0 a final effort. This the western manual
facturers, at a meeting last night, re- sid
.0. fused to do. tai
n- the
he Bulgarians and Turks Collide. Inp
As VIENNA, April 2.?A serious collision
^ has taken place between Bulgarian and tjlc
>r0 Turkish frontier guards at Kozyl-Agob, out
lis between Jamboll, Eastern Roumania, tha
by and Adrianople, on the banks of the jjjjj
ijjjj Toonja, fifty-six miles south of Jampy
boll. According to a dispatch from Sob
lia, capital of Bulgaria, the Turks at- cor
tacked a weak Bulgarian outpost, but '
n" the Bulgarians, aided by armed itihabnC
Hants, repulsed their assailants after a 8en
ce four hours' light. Both sides suffered in
jL' losses of killed and wounded. m{?
Tno Turns, the uispaicn says, wore wj,
seeking to secure an outpost hitherto Cni,
nc held by the Bulgarians. rea
Trouble Near Canton.
LONDON, April 2.?-According to a thn
!l? dispatch to the Daily ilail from Hons H0]
"e" Kong serious disturbances have recent- f0r
lt" ly occurred in the vicinity of Canton, Tel
5h and a British torpedo bont destroyer pre
lCr has been sent there to protect British ns.?
Interests. The destroyer will soon be thli
r~ followed by other vessels carrying a 1<
troops. tho
"Wages Increased. hoi
ad PHILADELPHIA, Pa., April 2.?No- 13 1
In tice has been posted at the Delaware . _
rolling: mill, In this city, announcing n ^
ten per cent increase In the wages of (^t]
i n the 350 employes, to take effect April 10.
x\_ SCR ANTON, Pa.. April 2.?The em- pro
on ployes of the Scranton stove works wore G,>1
r.s notified yesterday of a ten per cent In- w"
' crease in wages, taking immediate ef- so-?
I*" feet. bnt
lr" . thr
Ijy "Weather Forecast for To-tiny. ^01
n- For West Virginia and Western
do Pennsylvania?Warmer, with rain Mon- p
n_ day afternoon or night; probably rain Ptn'
jjf Tuesday; east winds. * ,..j
!ls For Ohio?Rain in southern portion or
,m snow in northern portions Monday; *,e ,
U_ clearing and colder Tuesday; increasing
northeasterly winds.
of Local Temperature.
he Tho tomperotutv, Saturday, n.q observed ^
Is- by C. Sehnepf,' druggist. eorner Market aut
rlc and Fourteenth streets, was as follows;
K T a. in 31 IS p. m thc
, u u. m S4|7 p. tn S5 inn
?t l'j m.; 3!>|Changeable. ing
l>. SUN I>AY. obc
7 n. m. 2'!S p. m u
!c? a. in 55 7 p. m 30 5175
ly, 1- m 3$iFair* cou
ibcry and Fraud Dlrcct Them
as Under Spanish Rule.
i Clean out Corruption and
Revise Proccduro.
"Which a Jndgo may Imprison for
jifoa Person Ignorant of tho Ac?>! ?
??* V
?a?WUM i>hi>uiDU Mini U?U ilttlULU
f Accusers to bo. Abolished ? Genrnl
Gomcr. Reviews his Differences
Vith tho So-called Military Assninly
? A Clcar-cnt Statement ? Tho
tidlculous Armed Situation.
IAVANA, April 2.?To-day no under
i Spanish regime, bribery and fraud,
oct tho Cuban courts. Thi9 la the
n conviction of the military admlnistion.
Governor General Brooke la
ting the matter up and lntenda to
an out the corruption, to revise tho
licial procedure, to change the court
sonnel and to abolish the barbarous
ictlco of Incommunicado, by which a
Ige may Imprison for life a person
orant of tho accusation against him
1 of the names of his accusers,
t is true that the statutes allow three
ys detention incommunldo but a
Ige under the practice that haa
)wn up, may make a new commltnt
at the expiration of the third day;
5ther at the expiration of tho sixth
1 bo on without limit.
lore than this, the evidence in
minal causae Is taken by clerkB, who
a conclderatlon write into tho testlny
things never uttered, thus often
I>ln? IV... kul ->* tUr. ?..... ?
uuok. iiiviiuo \fi. mu ULUUOClt
pear to condemn him. Apparently
whole criminal end civil systems
re been aranged so as to make It easy
buy and sell justice.
Gomez's Letter to His Wife.
Jeneral Maximo Gamez, in a long
ter directed to hie wife in Santa Dongo,
reviews his difference? with the
called military assembly. He begins
describing the situation ns It was
en Robert P. Porter, as the special
rcsentatlve of President McKlnley,
ited Cuba, after the assembly's repentatlves
at Washington had obtaina
promise of 53,000,000 from the Presnt.
"ho writer, proceeding, says: "This
Jon on the part of the assembly's
nmlltee, I aprpoved. It was then
.t Mr. Porter appeared and asked mo
commander-in-chief to decide to acit
the 53.000,000 to aid in its distribun
and In the disarming of the army
1 to proceed forthwith to Havana to
:1st the Ignited States military govlor.
General Brooke. I agreed, and
arriving at ^avana, I conferred
h General Brooke concerning the
.*ment and disarmament, It was deed
that General Brooke should re?st
Washington to ship to Cuba the
)00,000 which had been obtained by
representatives of the assembly. I
v to the adjustment of all the quesns
that led up to the termination of
; ridiculous armed situation, and hern
ir. of on nirlir r-o
n. to San Domingo.
Before the Assembly.
The assembly then, called upon me
visit its president, Baying: that the
iect sought was an unofficial cxinge^
of Jdeas. But they placed me
Dn the bench of the accused, my
me being that I was included to ac?t
the $3,000,000, which the assembly
slf, through its representatives, had
iuced President Ulclvinley to promise,
natter as to which I had not been
lsulted. It appeared that I had
)ken oil negotiations for $13,000,000.
all this, I replied that I had acted in
i best faith, but that nothing had
in lost, as I would withdraw the acitance
I had given. They then rented
me to array myself on their sido
order to givo strength to their resoions.
I answered that I had always
10 so and would continue to do bo exit
in cases where the course of the
lembly tats opposed to my conduce,
to ny sense of justice ond to my;
a of the nest interests of-Cuba.
Regarding the matters under eoneratlon,
I said I had no hope of obning
more than the 53,000,000 from
United States, and disapproved ask:
charity, contending that the only
thou left was 10 nuso a loan, tor
ich tho asembly lacked adequate au riratlon.
Furthermore. I pointed
: that tho soldiers could not wait;
.t already they wore too great a buri
upon tho people of Cuba and that
ger delay appeared to me to be cruel.
A Strango Proposition.
Tho conference ended without ncnpllshlngr
anything. I saw I could
. make myself understood bj* tho ?isibly,
and decided not to bo mixed up
ita doings, but to await developnts.
A few days later three men
om I did not know visited me and
il that several millionaires stood
dy to facilitate a loan of many mills,
but that the mattcrr was possible
y with my co-operation. I answered (
,t I could not consider any proposln
of the kind and regarded it as
cinse that any one would be ready,
lend money without a guarantee,
in a committee of the assembly npached
me, asking me to support tho
embly's efforts to obtain a loan. To
* I replied that Cuba could not mnko
jan, as she locked tho necessary aurity.
The next day the assembly deed
mc. I consider that I have acted
lorably and my strongest desire now
0 return home."
riculturnl Conditions Improving.
[AVANA, April 2.?Agricultural conons
throughout the country are imvlng.
The tob:icco crop Is good and
ines, the market garden of Havana.
1 put on the market in a few days
00 barrels of Irish potatoes, at a
Tel and 150,000 pounds of onions at
eo cents a pound. A large propor^
of both will bo supplied to tho
icrlcan troops through the commisy
'ostmaster tThompson has been inlled
in his ofllclal duties and the mil
7 orancn ot ine pascal wrvicc nan
n abolished In Havana.. It will eoon
abolished at other points.
Million Dollar Improvement.
OIINSTOWN, Pa., April 2.?It was
liorltatlvely announced to-day that
Cambria Iron Company will m.iko
movements to their blp works durthe
coming: summer, which will ovist
iut a million dollars. The pay roll
terday for two wveks amounted to
i.OOO. tho largest In tho history oC tho

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