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VOLUME XLVIT--ATnAn?i?T> ?no ' 1
? Jt 2I& WHEELING. W. TA., THURSDAY MAY 4 1899 = ^
' ' Y 4' I8JJ" PRICE TWO CENTS. { five CE^S.
NOTHING
GAINED
BY FILIPINOS
In the Conference With General
Oils?Wanted Rebel Government
to be Recognized
ENVOYS FINALLY CONFESS
ITlat They Came as Representatives
of the Insurgent Dictator
Himself.
FIERCE FIGHTING GOING ON.
Jlac Arthur Assaulting San
Tonias, Northwest of Calumpit
? Burning the Town
MANILA, May 4, (Xoon.)?General
'MacArthur Is now assaulting the town
of San Tomas, about five miles northwest
of Calumpit.
The Americans are fighting for the
bridge and the rebels are burning the
town.
MANILA, May. 3. S p. m.?The Filipino
envoys, Major Manuel Arguelles
and Lieutenant Jos* Bernal, have
abandoned the pretense under which
they came to General Otis, that they
represented General Antonio Luna, and
to-day they unnounced that they came
as representatives of Agulnaldo hlmBelf.
The two emissaries used all their
wiles to secure a reply from General
Ivus i?> wit' jiuui tjcuui iii.uiuii,
Agulnaldo's prime minister, anil minister
of foreign affairs In the dictator's
cabinet, which they presented to General
Otis on yesterday, but General Otis
refused to make any reply on the
ground that to do so would be equivalent
to a recognition of the so-called
government of the Filipinos.
Major ArguelleB said that Agulnaldo
knew he would be overpowered In time,
but that bo would be able to continue
the fight for months and that he would
do so unless he were given what Major
Arguellfs termed peace with dignity.
Mr. Schurman, the president of the
United States Philippine commission,
expresses the opinion that the Interviews
accorded by General Otis to the
Filipinos will have a good moral effect,
as tending t<? convince Aguinaldo's representative?
that th> American authorities
mean to give the Filipinos a good
government, and not one of the Spanish
sort.
Ctrtalnly It has had a clvillzlnp: lnflu
er.c* in inducing them to observe the
nrr.neitles of Avar anil consent to
Americans furnishing food for American
prisoners.
The exodus of natives from the Insurgent
lines continues.
Heady for Decisive Blow.
By filling In tho roads where it wns
required, putting canoes on the rivers,
cr.d plowing fields south of Malolos, the
American army is In a fine position for
the expected decisive blow.
Genera! MacArthur his moved his
headquarters to San Vicente across the
HIo Grand-, General Wlwaton's brigade
has advanced beyond Apallt.
General Hale ha.i returned -to co-operate
with General Lawtou.
At P.allboi: last evening there was a
running llpht in the course of which
one American soldier was killed and
thrto wore wounded. Tho rebels scattered
before General Lawton and Gener.nl
Hale.
On Saturday while Captain Wheeler
with a detachment of the Fourth cavalry,
was covering Generii Hale's advance,
he discovered a large body of
fl rcbelH at Pulllan. The cavalry opened
lire, hut there was no response. Thinking
that the rebels wanted to .surrender,
Lieutenant Dell went forward to
parley with them. The Fllljrinon replied
that they did not wish to surrender,
but that they had been ordered to
refrain from fighting during the negotiations.
They asked what Lieutenant
I3ell wanted, and In reply were given
half an hour In which to retire, which
they improved.
A Spanish prisoner who escaped into
the American lines reports that aft or
Central Hale's advance on Qulngau 200
Filipinos were burled, thirty-live In one
trench and twenty-seven In another.
This Is the largest number of
that have been killed In a~T one engagement
for several months.
KcsuUIcks Conference.
Th?>r<? was a conference lasting two
hiurs to-day between Major General K.
^tla and the envoys who camo here
|r0fn General Antonio Luna bearing a
Proposal for a cessation of hostilities,
general Otis adhered to hlB refusal to
cognize the so-called government of
lh* Insurgents.
The Filipinos now for iv truco of
lhrfo months to enable Agulnuldo to
jumtnoji ih* congress and consult with
!"r' Insurgent leaders on others of the
'"lands. The envoys admitted the con'"ntlon
of General Otis that Agulnnldo
,.a" little control over affairs outside of
tho Island of Luzon.
The Munition of the release of Rpan'*h
prtronero In the bunds of the liiiiWjion
being mentioned, Major Manuel
**Kuellon, tlie chief member of the deputatloti.
?aJd that he considered them
j "Hug In the name category with tho
Titans, the T'nltod mute* being tho
'urro?9or of Spain In dominion over t!u?
"land, and acquiring by treaty all
M?anlsh rlKhts and obligations. After
u>rloa?} ?>f Die conference with General
the Vlllphro envoys had a consul;4"'>n
with the United States Philippine
^mlesloners.
N<) NfctV S FHOM()TIS
Warding Proarr*<H or Negotiations
With Filipino*.
^'AHIflNV.TON'. I?. <!., May .T?Gen.
* trudc r.o mention In his report to
- war department to-dny of the promts
of thu negotiations with the Insur
gents for the ccasatlcm of hostilities,
hut that fact did not abate the confidence
of the officials In the ultimate
, success of the pending negotiations 4o
arrive at on understanding. There is a
belief at the war department that tho
Filipino leaders are thoroughly discouraged
and It Is suspected that the next
step In the peace negotiations will be a
wholesale effort on the part of the Individual
Filipinos In the insurgent
ranks to make terms for themselves
without reference to others. Meanwhile
there may bo some small engagements
between tho outposts, but
nothing Ilk? a general battle is expocted.
The reported Juncture affected between
the forces of General Lawton
and Hale's forces gives great satisfaction
to the officials here. They have
been apprehensive over the length of
the line of communication between
Lawton and Manila, but with a short
rout open- now -to Mulolos on tho railroad"
there is no longes any reason to
fear that his supplies can be cut off.
EIGHT MEN SAFE
But Seven of tho Yorktown's Crew
Are Still Missing.
WASHINGTON, D. C., May 3.?The
following cablegram has been received
from Admiral Dewey:
MANILA, May 3.
Secretary of the Navy, Washington.
l*he following are the "Yorktown prisoners
at Insurgent headquarters at
San Isedro:
Lieut. Gilmore, Chief Quartermaster
William Walton, Sullmaker's Mate
Paul Vandolt, Coxswain John Ellsworth,
Apprentice Third Class Albert
Peterson, Landsman Sj.ivlo Hrlsolese.
Landsman Lyman Paul Edwards and
Landsman Fred Anderson. Provisions
have been sent to them by Otis. I am
continuing Inquiries as to the fate of
the other seven. DEW EXThe
names of the men unaccounted
Cor with such data relative -lb 'iholr enlistment,
nativity and kin, as the records
of the navy department show, ure
us follows:
John Dillon, landsman, enlisted at
Mare Island, Cal.-, horn at Pwru, Ind.,
next of kin-, L, 13. Edwards, father,
Mexico, Ind.
Charles Albert Morrlssey, landsman;
enlisted at Mure Island; Lorn at Columbia,
Neb.; next of kin, Mrs. J. C.
Morrlssey, Lincoln, Neb.
Ora B. McDonald, ordinary seaman;
enlisted at Mare Island; born at Cormal
Valley. Cal.; next of kin, P. McDonald,
father. Monterey, Cal.
William H. Rynders, co?s?:ain; enlisted
at Mare Island; born at Amsterdam,
Hoiland: n?xt of kin, Mrs. M. H.
Nyhous, cousin, G20 Connecticut street.
Sun Francisco.
Orrison W. Woodbury. Feaman; enlisted
at Gloucestrr, Mass.; born Lynn,
Mass.; next of kin, J. O. Woodbury,
father, 1-1.1 Maple street, Lynn.
Denzell Georg- Arthur Venvlllo. apprentice,
second class; enlisted at MartIsland;
born ut Dudley. England; next
of kin, E. Marsh, Hellwood. Oro.
E. J. Nyard. gunner's mater, third
class* enlisted at New York; born Warsaw,
Russia; next of kin. Sophio Nyard,
wife. IGul Atlantic avenue, Brooklyn,
N. Y.
It Is said at tlie navigation bureau
that there Is every reason to belJeva
these missing sailors uro not dead or nt
least not all o( them. The navnl olll?er.s
here believe that some of the
Yorktown's crew succeeded In innklmr.
j their way Into the lines of the Spanish
garrison at Baler, where they would be
well treated. Admiral Dewey 1s now
striving to Bet Into communication
with the garrison nt Baler.
General Henry's Retircine-tf.
Correspondence of the Associated Press.
SAN* JUAN, Porto Rico, April 27.?
Major General Guy V. Henry has announced
In general orders his retirement.
at his own request, from the post
of department commander anJ military
governor, and that he will soon be relieved
from duty here. General Henry
says that during his stay In -the island,
which began In July last, he had received
abundant proofs of the loyalty
and lntcliijrcncc of the Porto RJcano
and their deslro to be true Americans
and to -adopt the methods <hat have* resulted
In making the United Stated a
great natk>n.__
Soldiers Wit horn Funds.
SAX JUAN DFJ PORTO RICO. May 2.
?Several hundred soldiers who were
discharged from the Unlled* States army
three weeks ago are awaiting transportation
home. They aro without funds
and are becoming much exasperated
over the delay. These men are a source
of great care to the military and police
authorities who fear that unless they
are provided with transportation to the
United States soon their demoralization
will affect the city. Major Goneral
Ileiiry has authorized them to sleep and
eat at the military barracks. Many of
the men are* without a cent.
I>I ATA A FA A CCI2PTS
An Armistice, but Germans Dcclinc
to Sign it.
APIA, Samoan Islands, April 27, via
Auckland, N. Z., May 3.?Mataafa, the
rebel cliloftaln. has accepted an armistice.
Tho Germans, ho wove r, declined to
sign the proclamation.
WASHINGTON, Mny S.-Otllclals at
the Gorman embassy way that up to the
close of ofllee hour.': to-duy no recent
Information had been received of events
In Samoa. Evidently nothing of an Important
nature was expected for some
tlmr, as Ambassador Ilolleben hns left
the city for a visit of several days to
New York. Full reports of affairs leading
up to the armistice ore awidted
with much Interest and the hope is con-;
fldently expressed that the^Mataafa
element has decided to submit and
await the decision of the Joint commission
now on Its wuy there. Qermany, R
was stated, wns anxious that there
should lx! an end to hostilities.
The IUg fileol Combine.
NEW YORK, May 3.?The Times tomorrow
will say: Further progress to- ,
ward consolidation of the big steel Interests
of the country was made yesterday,
nt a meeting hold at Holland
Hounfv in which Jitdue W. H. Moore, of
Chicago. H. C. Friok* representing the j
Carnegie interestM, and other prominent
men of the country, took purt. I
After the meeting thejv won u rumor
that an off?-r of JlCO,000.000 had been
inurte for tbo Oirrvglo Interests, and
that Mr. Frlrk hud taken it undrr consideration
for consultation with Mr.
Carnegie.
Potteries will JlHnff Hult.
EAST TJIVKRPOOL, O., May 3.?It Is
said that several pottery companies
whosv plants were closed for weeks,
pending the futile negotiations to form
a trust, will bring suit sealant John It.
Despussos, of JsViv York, the promoter
of the trust. The 8teul>envlll* jiottery
fimpany. It I* snld, will tnk? the inftlft tlve.
The actions tvlll be banad on t ho
lo'.n of trade, the cost ?>? inventory and
thr :)grc<ment to pcy per cent of the
appraised value of the plants when tho
options were extended*
MURDERER'S
CONFESSION.
Singular Tragedy That Happened
In a New York Apartment
House.
PROMINENT BANK DIRECTOR
Shot Five Times by a man Who
Sulci he was the Instrument
of God's Veugeanco.
NEW YORK,May 3.?Alexander Mastcrton,
a director of the Farmers Loan
& Trust Company, and seventy-two
years old, was shot and killed this afternoon
by James Nealo Plumb, In the
Durllng-ton hotel, on West Thirtieth
street. Masterton was shot Ave times
and died within an hour or two.
The murder was premeditated as evidenced
by a voluminous statement
written In advance by Plumb and given
out after his arrest.
At present tho real motive for the
crime is unknown. Plumb, In his statements
Issued "To tho Public," and entitled,
"Why I, J. Neale Plumb, shot
Alexander Masterton," declared that he
had been actuated to do the shooting
because of a systematic hounding of
him by Masterton. Plumb declared fiurther
that Masterton had not only ruined
him tlnanclally, but had attempted to
alienate the affections of his wife and
children and to causo hla eocial downfall.
Plumb's statements, one of which was
addre?sed to the Associated Pres3, deal
with a period of his career embracing
the past thirty-five years, am rambling
in many places and conclude with tho
following:
An Instrument, or Wrath.
"No man has a higher regard for human
life thau I have. But the just and
righteous punishment of Alex. Masterton
Is decreed by an outraged God, and
I am simply tho humblo Instrument in
his hand, us he has selected me a3 his
chosen Instrument of wrathful vengeance.
I have rid the world of a man
who was not tit to live, and whoso
death a thousand times over would
nevw utone for the inonstroUB wrongs
done me."
Masterton and Plumb met by agreement
In the Burlington hotel at 1:30 p.
m.. In tho apartments occupied by Mgr.
Cole. They had been there but a short
time when five allots were llred in rapid
succession. Plumb then came out of
the apartments ?end walked into the
r*--cwptlou room, awaiting arrest. The
murderer was taken before Police Cap.tain.Price,
of the Tenderlolu district, of
whom he Is an intimate friend. He was
later talten before a magistrate In tho
Jefferson Market Police Court and held.
Nothing wns brought out at the hearing
that coul-.l be accepted ins a reason
for the killing beyond the statement
made by Plumb that Masterton had
hounded hi in for many yearn.
1M11 tub's JteasoiiH,
In His statement Plumb writes as follows:
"Tha reason for tnhlnc this serious
Btep waa that upward of thlrty-llvo
yearo, commonced as far buck uh 1862,
ut the-tltn- of rnymarrlago engagement,
this man has followed mo llku a sleuth
hound from that time to this, and yet 1
waa never aWc to discover the causo or
motive of hi a vlndlctlro animosity toward
mc,uH when ho commenced to attack
me I had never i>oen the man nor
ever heard of him.
"Again In 18S5, on my return from
California, after threo 3-e-Ars absent:?,
ha at onco renewed the Intriguea
against mo In my family and In public,
Becretly doing mo all the Injury in hli
power, Hoclully and llnanclally.
."After all these yearB, down to 1870,
this man was constantly plot tint? and
conspiring against mo, endeavoring to
undermine my wife's contldcnce In me
by mean and covert Insinuations and
eudeavorlng in every way to allenato
the affections of my wife and children
and he had a powerful lnlluence, being
tut* trustee 01 my wees large estatei"
In 1S77 Mrs. Plumb died In Paris, and
Plumb returned Ik*re nnd went to live
at Isllp, L. I. Ho recites a number of
circumstances showing, nlleged conspiracy
to alienate the nff.?ctlona of his chlljdrun,
a French mold acting aa a spy for
Mnsterton. Plumb refers to another
"conspiracy" begun In 1SS3, which he
pays la known to Ills friend's In New
Torlc and Washington aa "the Washington
conspiracy," where his eldest
daughter, Minnie, laid a trap for Ma?terton
and his lawyers by means of decoy
letters and telegrams, nnd that his
enemy fell Into the trr?p and did not
know he had been tnvppsd until his
daughter displayed the motlvo of these
telegrams In Surrogate Rollins court,
during an action brought In connection
with tho cano.
The Final Blow.
After reciting the utory of the mnrrlnge
of lils son, J. Ives Plumb, In ISSr.,
with u woman named Anna Burton, of
wtiom he Bpeaks tn no complimentary
termu, utid laying the blame for this
nndctrtrablo marriage at Masterton'n
door, ho refers to whut ho calls the
"lnnt grout cunsplrucy of Alexander
Masterton, which hua culminated hi*
long yvuxs of cruel, vindictive oppression
by his punishment decreed by an
outraged God."
IIo Bays that soon after hl? non's "disgraceful
marriage" he went to Kurope,
Intending to make his home In.Southampton,
England, ami ho and his
daughters were no happy there as they
eould hv with a cloud hanging over
them In the moral fluuth of his win. He
i next refers to the klilnnppti^ of his
| dnughter I/eonlta, In IMS, nf?? r they
had returned to Nov; York. She was
! forced Into n rnrrlr.pre by the agrr.tn <->f
j Mnsterton. ho averr. and taken to the
I Victoria hotel. Later rh? vn.i tnlcrn to
I Troy. She Hubse'iuontly regained her.,
freedom. Tho object of this abducttoi
Plumb do!ma, was to foruo the girl t
give up her father.
Plumb declares that wrongs-that Mat
terton had dona Mm no law could react
Hia wordB aro: *The man who brougt
all this trouble. In my declining yeai
no law can roach."
In addition to these ooaeplracta
Plumb gootj Into lengthy details regard
*ng the alleged efforts of Maeterton an
others to bring about a marriage bt
tween one of bts daughters and a wprtfc
less fortune-seefclng Englishman, wh
2iad made tho boast that foe "could vri
the little American Miss."
Plumb did not, however, add anythln
to the statement which had been pre
pared In advance regarding tty event
that took place Just prior to the ahoo<
lng. He appeared cool Immediately o
his arrest, but when at the police eta
tlon word came that Masterton ha
died, Phimb broKe down and said: "1
had to be."
An An^ry Conversation.
ft. chambermaid at the Burllngto
who was the only one near Che room 1
which tho shooting occurred, tolil th
police that sho heard tho men in angr
conversation Just before she heard th
pistol shots. One of the men, Ehe said
and she was positive It was not Master
ton, said Jn a loud, angry tone: "I wi:
not be satisfied with that amount." Tw
shots were llred in quick succession
moment later and then three raon
Plumb came out of tho room perfectl:
collected and said to hers
"There's a man In troublo t
there."
Ho then went dovrn stairs, and the
Into the reception room, where later h
was arrested.
Alexander Mojatorton was a loadln
resident of Mfc. Vernon, where he oc
cupled u handsome huino with hlc wlf
and two djwightcrs, Mrs. C. B. Tlbbal
and Mrs. W. N. Ferris. He was for
merly connected with tho old Manufac
turtM-u' ftrvrt M^rrhnutK' R:\nk nf
York, and later was interested In th
Farmers' Loan and Trust Companj
Ho had the management of many en
tates, and wiw interested heavily i
Westchester real eat ate. Ho had hoi
a number of pollco offices. H? wa
a prominent member of tho JJafloni
fraternity, and was a popular man 1
Mt. Vernon.
J. Neale Plumb at ono time woo rer
wealthy, occupying a fine residence o
Fifth avenue, and having a half mllllo
dollar villa at Iollp, L. I. It Is aofd b
those -who are Intimately acqualnte
with Plumb that ho lost most of hi
fortune although ho had sufficient t
retire from business twenty years age
He is also said by those who knew hlr
best to bo a popular, easy-going man.
A number of lawyers Interested 1
the legal proceeding* of tho Plumb
Masterton case were greatly surprise
to learn of the murder. Lawyer Da
vld McClnre, who represented Hilostur
ton In proceeding* in which the tw
men were involved, was greatly s?u
prised to hoar of the shooting, whlct
however, he did not wish to dlncUHS. II
naid however, that he had alway
found Plumb pjoasant, agreeable an
eaay to girt along with.
J. Henry Thompson, another lawye
lnterestk-d In the Plumb family lltlga
lion, said:
."Had . tho shooting occurred darln
the first proceedings I might not hav
been mo much surprised."
Mr. Thompson admitted that Plum
was very bitter over the court proceed
lags, and bolleved that he was tho vie
tlm of a conspiracy.
FIERCE ELEITSLSTORM
Sweeps Over Monongalia Count]
JJuhtnlriir Sets Firo lo Oil Tan)
Dwellings lu Morgnntotvn and <h
County Struck.
Special Dispatch to tho Intelligences
MORGANTOWK, W. Vo., Mny SvLftte
this afternoon a severe electric*)
storm iraescd over this ueotton, doll*
much damage to property. A tank oon
talnlng >50,000 worth of oil, belonging t
West Virginia produciru at the Stand
ard Oil Convpurv>J? plant, took Are fror.
a stroke of lightning and Is fuot bein;
confru trued. Great excite-mont reign
around tho company's pumping otatkir
The burning took Is In the corner o
c group of <twenH?Uvts nil in cloee prox
lmltj' to it. One hundred <nvn fir
lighting it to prevent tho epreafl of th
flames, ami hundreds of people nre o:
the hills watching thv destruction, 1
is estimated that $200,OCO worth of prop
crty Is in d:i ngtr,
A doren dwolllngs In tho, town nn<
county were struck and badly 'damaged
and a number of hordes killod. Qrea
Quantities of haft fell during the Htom
damaging tho fruit orchurdB and whea
llelds.
STORM IN PRESTON.
Threo Section HandaStrncbby
nliiR; Near Torra Alta ? Two Won
InHtantly KHhnl.
Bpeclr.l Dispatch to tho IntclHseneor.
TERRA. ALTA, W. Vu.. Mny 3.~Dur
Ing a Bovero electrical Btorm hero a
norm to-dny, Howard Fraley, Ilenr;
IxjwIb nnd Rny I/ewis, a^ed respective!;
eighteen, nineteen and twenty-on
years, employed ?s repair hand? on th'
lJaltlmore & Ohio railroad, wore utrMcl
by lightning. Howard Fraley and Hen
ry Lewis wero killed Instantly, and Ka:
Lewln wan rendered unconRcloun, aud l
woe lisirvu ior n lime inai aeain wouu
i-'iisue In hiH cnt^o also.
Tho accident occurred two and a hal
mile* from hero, between MfGulrc'u an<
Kodoiner'ti tunnela, where th* men wen
working. The nectlun fori*man, ]'atrid
Murphy, resided a short distance frou
the point where the nun Wwre at work
and when the ntorm gathered ho utartei
for the houHu, telling his men they hiu
bettor come with htm until tho storn
had passed. Murphy had reached th?
house and was atundlus In his doorwaj
watching tho three men come tlvrough t
field, which lies between the track am1
the houHo.
When tho shock Mr. Murvh?
wan uIho htunned and nearly kuocket
down. Ay Boon lit* ho had recovered hi
r:wn to thu aaulatunce of hlu men an?
upon discovering life In the body ?>
Kay I>'\vb came to Terra Alfa for tin
company's surgeon, Dr. K. W. Heott
Toung Lewis Is now much belter. Vh?
fitorm was one of tho most ucreri
known here for a long time, and wo:
accompanied by heavy rain and hall.
$5,000 for a ttrnhied Heart.
Kpei'lat iMnnatch to tlvu InfHllueiiocr. ??
STErKENVlLbK, O., Mo.v J.-Th
breach <>f promise cane <rf Mis* I?\n M
Ke^d ugntn*t Prof. J. Htni?t?n Low re j
for |10,damapes. ?v?fi tried hera to
,l.tv. The correspondence 0? Luvt**
u.r rea.l, hut h* did not pot up nn>
n?frn.?r. Tbr Jury c-inr In to-nlphwith
n verdict of K-.MO. )3oth partio
1*1oii?t to promlnmt families, ami Low
rty !s a promlncot cducator.
- A STRANGE
; OMISSION.
8 "
Arrival of U. S. Minister at ManaJ
gua, Nicaragua, is Corna
pUtely Ignored.
t
ZELAYA'S PECULIAR ACTIONS.
a
s Large Purchases ot Munitions of
? War With no Trouble
In Sight,
n
Corresponflorrcn of tiro Associated Proas.
MANAGUA, Nlcaragua^April 22.?The
ofQclol and 6eml-ofllclal newspapers at
this capltol Ignore th* arrival here on
April 10, of United States Minister "\Y11n
11am liawrenco Merrr. This la notable?,
n as the newspapers aro usually prompt
e In courtesies and In tho publication of
y news of International Interest. In some
? quarters this omission Is attributed to
' the fact thnt tho government of the
J United Btutes has Just sent the warship
o Detroit to Bluellelds to make an Investlgatlon
and protect cltleens and repre,
sentatlvee of tho United States against
y the decisions and demands of General
Francisco Torres, who Is, by authority
n f TlroiiMnn) '/nlorn (Ka
dictatorship at Bluefleldf? find In the
n eastern part of Nicaragua. Borne three
e or four years ago President Zelaya promised
the government of the United
S Stated not to ertiploy Torres again on
th? Atlnntlo coast of Nicaragua bee
cause he wan charged with permitting
3 end aiding In the escape from Nlcaragua
of a prisoner in his charge, a col- 1
" onel in Zelaya's army, who was accus- j
i*d of murdering a citizen of the United
r? Statea at llama, Nicaragua.
War Purchase*,
n President Zeluya has necrettr pur^
chneed from Micc JVgcnschmldt of
c Liege, Belgium, two batteries of six
a cannons each, the weapons being 1
IlotchUtee rapid ftr<* guns nud a large !
y quantity of ammunition, paying about
n Jlft,000 In gold for each battery.
n Hfr bus also ordered, through a Oery
man commission houpcv u large numd
ber of teleplione and several telegraph
s instrvnuiiLs. a quantity of-copper wire
o and <elograph. suppllos. He already has !
> about <20,000 worth of rilles (ttemlngton, i
a Mausers, etc.), and about titty pieces of
llcld artillery of various fclndo, and a
n large eupplF of munitions of war. The
occasion for than expenditures is not
a appor<*nt.
There appears to bo no Intention of a
revolution In Nicaragua against Presi0
dent Zelayn and there.appears to be no
noed pr more cannoos una \rar material
'* unlesa Prealdoat Ztkiya anticipates a
,? war with Costa Rica und wonts on ex\
tru supply of arms to distribute among
disaffected natives of Costa Rica.
ip President Zelaya id to send his privato
^secretary on a special socret mission to
Salvudor. The object of this is apparg
cntly to make an effort to persuade the
^ government of Salvador to form n secret
alliance with Zeiaya and the presto
idtr.t of Honduras wlfti ih* object of
I- keeping each ot tho executives in his
- present poaition.
During the last throe years tho government
of Nicaragua tTUs spent much
m?wf in efforts to have electric lights
instituted at tho capital nnd la other
cltlca of the state, but ovcry effort has
f, resulted in failure.
L' HEAVY RAINFALL
C t
Pleases IV c stern Pavincrs?Dron^Tit Is
IJrokca.
CHICAGO, Way &?Ths heaviest rain (
A of tho season visited IlMnole last night,
3 bringing rollef to 0>o winter wheat,
- which has suffered severely from thy
o driest April in twenty-oJght rears. Tho ,
>- precipitation woe over half nn Inch,with
a Indications of heavy ehowvra to-day.
Corn will ai?*o bo benejifed, as tho
ground bad become so dry that plant8
inpr was bulng delayed.
l. OMAHA, Xeb., May 8.?Heavy rains
if have vlsitcrd nil parts of tho state yes
torday and the soil is no<r In excellent
o condition. The winter vi*heat and rye
a was badly damaged by tho drought, but
n will make part of u crop.
t WICHITA. Kos., May 3.?A very
- heavy raio fell during the night
throughout this section. Wheat and
ft ontn woro aeodine moistures far
I, mera aro Jubflant over tho prospects of
,t ?n increased yield. Oklohoroa reports
n Che best wheat prosports ever known,
t KANSAS CITY. Mo.. May 3.?A
heavy rain was general over Missouri
nnd Kansas last night and K will yrtr.l]y
benefit crops. At Kinsman. Kas.,the
rain amounted to almost a waterspout
and was accompanied by a atronp wind
- that btew down half a dozen Imrns, up
rooted trevrt and did other minor datnamv
A house on the farm of John
Wilson was Mown dawn and tho tenants
badly scared.
t IIONOHS TO IIEHOES.
^ Vrbo Fell on the Bloody lJattlcllcltl of
Chancelioiwillo, Va.
? RICHMOND, Va./May .1.?On the
{ iwittlefleld of Chanvellorsvllle to-day.
Gun. Charles II. T. Collls nn'l twenty
Y other members of the One Hundred and
. Fourteenth Pennsylvania regiment.
Collis Zouaves, d^dlcat^d a monument
to tho memory of thrvo ofllceiv and
, thlrty-llvo privates of their regiment
F who fell in tho battto.
J Tho visitors weru accompanied to tli
J monument situ by a number of cltlj
sons of I'VodtTlclisburH. Gent-nil Collls
made a patriotic address and James
j I*nrk C?jr?jin accepted ftx? monument
j on txrtialf of tho national battle Held as*ox
datloiv to wbow care It has been entrustvd.
1*he monument Is irf rustic d?>sign,
obhmg in shape and Is of Virginia
t foxuilto. On -the die Is a brass iilat* with
I thi" names of them* of tho regiment
killed at CbcincvHorsvllla, and th? fol,
jawing Inscription:
1 ; "Erectwl to murk the lino of battle of
? j the One Hundred nod Fourteenth rrgi1
. ment, J'eimsylvnnla volunteer.*, on the ,
f j memorable day of May ?., 18CS, when It i
it Ififtt lhr>M> nfll'Siru nn.1 llilriv.flv.i ??n_
ilMed men Killed."
? At th>? coneJutioo of ttio dedication
the pnrtr vlcrlteil scrverM points <>n th^
? hatticttold, among them the Jnckwon !
monument und or? th? latter they plac*4l
n humlsome wreath.
A 1*1 o\c Combine.
CHICAGO. May 3.-nepresentc.tlv.M
of tfrw t\vr>ntp-tuv> IoatIIn?c plcnv ir.unu- |
Mctnrlnir eonee run In the United States
nr? aBr-:riM!n.c in Chlenqo to luralt tlv 1
result of their enmir.lt action In [
K'v.- Yor't. If all fri?r. ai Is planned !
the Am?wean Plow Compact' *vlth a !
j capltnl of $(ft,C00.GQ0 will tjlco Its plaea I
ar.icnfN th? plant combinations \?f llic
| country.
ITALY'S CABINET RESIGNS.
Tho Result of on Exciting Debate In
the Chamber?Sonio Btate Sccrots
Revealed.
HOME. May: 8.?The Italian ministry;
lias resinned. It was constitute^ June
29, 1693, aa follows:
President of 4he council and minister
of the Interior, General Lulgt Pelloux;
minister of foreign affairs, Admiral
Felice N-apoleone Canevaro; minister of
the treasury, Pletro VacchelU: minister
of Ju6tice and ecclesiastical affairs,
Camilla, Flnocchlaro Aprile; minister
of war, General Alessandro Aslnarl D!
Ban Murzano; minister of marina, Admiral
Guiseppe Palumbo; minister of
commerce, Industry and- ngrlouKure,
Akwandro Fortls;mlnister of publlelnstructlon,
Professor Guldo Daccelll;
minister of public works, PletTO Lacava;
minister of jvosta and telegraphs,
Xunzlo Nasi.
The resignation of tha ministry la ai
sequel to n scene in the chamber of
deputies yesterday. In tho course of a
prolonged and animated discussion regarding
tha government'# foreign policy
the minister for foreign affaire, Admiral
Cnnevnro, created a lively sensation
by producing, In response to the attacks
upon his policy at San-Mun bay, an official
letter 6lgncd by Count Benin Longare,
under secretary of state for foreign
affairs (n the cabinet of Marquis
dl Hudlnl, an address to the then minister
of marine, Slgnor Brln, requesting
him to Initiate some action that
would secure for Italy a. station In China.
This letter showed that the leaders
of tho present opposition initiated
tho policy which they are now criticising.
Admiral Canevaro's "action In making
public a secret document evoked sharp
comment from Marquis do Rudinl, Slgnor
Crlspl and other leading members
of the chamber of deputies. Slgnor
Crlspl, in tho course of his protest,
Mid: "We are giving with light hearts
a sorry spectacle to Europe. I ask tha
chamber to cease this discussion." '
As he closed, Slgnor Crlspl was greeted
with an extraordinary demonstration.
Feveral members rising and: ex*
claiming: "He Ls our only man,"
DREYFUS AFFAIR.
Tho Net Slowly but Steadily Closing '
Around tho French General Staff.
PAKIS, May 3.?Slowly but steadily
the net la closing around the French
general staff In the Droyfus revision
inquiry. General Mercler, who was
minister of war at the time Dreyfus was
condemned, on being called upon by M.
Dtt Frcyclnct, tho present minister of
war, to produco the report regarding
the sccrut dossier which Lieutenant
Colonel Du Paty do Clam testified ho
had. sent to Mercler, replied that ha
hud destroyed It, and he culled General
Gonse as a witness to tho -truth
of the statement
Unfortunately for Mercler, General
Goose had already testified before the
court of cassation that, although Mercler
destroyed the original he kept a
cop:'.
Another anti-Dreyfus argument has
received its death-blow. General Zurllnd?.?n,
military governor of Paris, and
others, while testifying before tho
court of cussatlon, attached great importance
to* tho closing sentences of
the bordereau. "I am starting for the
manoeuvres," as proving the giiilt of
Dreyfus and the innocenco of Esterhaiiy.
inasmuch as the staff probationers
were only, no tilled on August 29 that
they would not bo required to attend
maneuvTlng. It has now been proved
that-this notification was actually delivered
May 17. -Therefore Dreyfus
could not have written "I am starting
for the mahoeuvresf' in tho following.
Aummt.
It la rumored that IHeut. Col. Du Paty
de Chxm himself commurrfcatod -to tho
Figaro the- depositions mode before the
court of caseation.
Tool* tho Veil.
WILKESBARRE* P^. 3Trr? 3.?'At
Malinckroflt Convent to-day flfteon laflies
took tho black voll and twelve
tho white veil, Bishop Ho can, of Scranton,
presided, assisted by a large number
of priests. Tije sermon was preached
by Rev. S. P. Hartraatt, S. J., of
Buffalo. Those who took the white veil
were: Agatha Grtmme, St. Loilis; Agr.cs
ficftoefur. Le Mars, Iowa; Margaretbu
Rhurnane, Baltimore; Annie Bonner,
Jersey Cltj'; Frances Sohm, Brooklyn;
no re nee Kur?r.worth? Kew York;
Martha Duscl, Pottsvllle; -Regina Keller,
Honesdale: Mar?/ Oestringar, Emma
Demuth, Elizabeth Theca and Catherlno
| Iroeldopf, of Scranton.
Pumnccmon Strike.
i NEW CASTLE Pn.. May 3.?A general
strilo? of furnace workers occurred
here last night, causing all tho furnaces
to be closed down. About 900 men are
, affected. An Increase of wages was
granted the furnaoemen on Monday,
but tho advance did not come up to the
expectation of the men and they concluded
to strike at once. The furnaces
involved are the Keshan nock and Shenaogo,
of the National Steel Company:
the Atlantic, of the Atlantic Iron and
Steel Company and the Hosena, of the
Oliver Snyder Company.
Sympat hetio Sinchlc.
ERIE. Pa., May 3.?Edmund Karty,
a well-to-do young married man, suicided
to-day by shootnlg himself, as
the result of .despondency, induced by
stomach trouble. The news of Harty'a
suicide, road from an evening paper by
his friend and office mate, Norman
Bates, ho shocked the latter that he
went to his room nnd blew his brains
out. Bates had been, until a few
months ago, under treatment in an inKuno
asylum.
No one 15v<?r Believed it.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., May 3.?The
Ledger will to-morrow make an authoritative
denial of the widely published
statement that a mjirrlnge was contemplated
between: Mrs. Geo. AT. Chllds
and QiMieral Joseph AVheeler. The denial
of the report was made to-day by
Mrs. Chi Ids. _
A Bharlt's M?nl.
LONDON, May 3.?A dispatch from
Nice sayo that the valet of the Earl of
St rath more nnd Klnghorne, while
bathtntf at Bordlghern, Hear Monte
Carlo. Aviirt devoured by a shark. The
tmgedy occurred In the presence of a
crowd of onlookers, who were unable
to rescue the victim.
Woathor Forecast for To-tlny.
J-Vr Wv?t Vlrrtntn, \V?*t??rn I'cnnivvlvnnki
ami Ohio, fair Tnurntlny and prokibly
J<*Tlrtny: fnr?h Jictciiy wltrtn, brooming
I iO?;a l UVmpcratnro.
Tho tcn*.r? rnti:r?? y^tordny nn ob.?orwfl
\>y Schncrf, dmgstst. corner Market
and Fourteenth streets. wan ah follows:
7 n. m < >*! r. p. m SI?
f n. m ;;?i ' y. tr. 75
12 in r..\\ ?ttthcr?Ch'co'blo.

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