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FIGHT AT MANILA |
WITH FILIPINOS' Agoinaldo's Forces Attack the American Lines and Are Repulsed Witb Heayj Loss of Life. DEWEY'S SPLENDID TOK f Vigorous Support Given Our Troops by the Warships Which Shelled the Insurgents' Position. *j b ' T THE SLAUGHTER I OF THE NATIVES. * _ * \ Desperate Assault of Philippine In- | urgent* Upon the American Z.ln?i at Manila Successfully Checked and the ^ Enemy Compelled to Fall Back?The A Kitt Did Splendid Work in Shelling a ? the Enemy'* Flank*?American Troops ? Captured Several Villages"? Filipino 0 *-<-> ? Is T.arce? Onr Caanalltles Nearly m -300 K'lled and Woauded?AEralnaldo'a Private Secretary Captured. Mivrr.t Philippine Islands (By Cable).? h "The long-expected rupture between the v Americans and Filipinos has come at last. ^ The immediate cause of the attack was an advance by two Filipinos to the Nebraska j outpost, on the northeast of the city on 8aturdav night. When ordered to halt 0 they refused and the sentry fired. An in- ? eurgent signal gun was then fired from g Bloolchouse No. 7, and an attack was im- b mediately begun on the Nebraska Begi- J ment, which was encamped. e The fighting soon spread on both sides, 1; y A TRENCH OP THE PHILIPPIN until firing was In progress on all the oat- 1( posts around the city. The American n troops responded vigorously, the Insurgent t! fire being heavy and the attack evidently s; hurriedly planned. c: Firing continued throughout the night v with an occasional cessation of from half 1! n Lour to an hour at a time. At daybreak (1 , the warships Charleston and Calao began n shelling the north side of the city. Tneir tire was followed later by that of the Monad- ^ nock on the southern side, the insurgent positions having been previously accur- ? ately located. X The American? began a vigorous ad- g vance all along the line Sunday morn- (? ing, and soon pressed back the Insurgents ? In ever? direction, maintained steadily their advanced positions, and captured the g Tillages of San Juan del Monte, Santa Ana, San Pedro, Macatl, Sunta Mesa and Lomla. c The splendid polloe system prevented a general outbreak In the city, though several soldiers were attacked by natives in the streets. j Lieutenant Charles Hogan and Sergeant Wall were shot by three natives, the former 11 being seriously wounded and the later u sligh'.ly. si Lieutenant-Colonel Colton was attacked g by a native with a sword while riding In a n carriage to the front. He killed his as- sailant with his revolver. i A sharpshooter within the American lines shot and killed a Sergeant while ho was sunn? at a winaow 01 ,ine aeccna r? jserve Hospital. Colonel William C. Smith died of apof" ilexy. Many of the Insurgents were driven nto the Pasig River and were drowned. Several hundred were taken prisoners. It was evident tbat the natives have been preparing for some time for just such an attack as this one. In furtherance of I their scheme thev had cut the telegraph wires, which for a time caused no little bother to the Americans. Most of the damage of tbis kind was in the oity or in the immediate vicinity. The Signal corps were compelled to work hard to repair the cut lines. The American forces could scarcely have been better disposed. It is now known that the attack was fully expected and that \ every preparation had been made to meet the contingency. Firing slackened at noon on Sunday, the enemy being apparently demoralized. The American troops, however, are fully ~~equlpped to meet any possible attaok. Aguinaldo's private secretary has been ? -arrested as a spy in Manila. Careful estimates place the Filipino losses at 2000 dead. 3500 wounded and 5000 ibilbu prjsouers. xua Amoriuaa uusuaiues were thirty-five killed and about one hundred wounded. Both sides cheered frequently during tbe T1 . engagement. The American "Hurrahs" b\ were almost Invariably met by derisive as "Vivos." Among the natives the Vgorotes re were specially noticeable for their bravery, al about 700 of tbesa naked savages faolug | artillery fire with their bows and arrows. I The Insurgents were heavily mussed along k the outposts encircling Manila. The flghtB Ing line was fifteen miles long. Admiral di H Dewey greatly assisted the land forces by w Bishop O'flars is Dead. The Right Rev. William O'Hara, the venerable Bishop of the Roman Catholic dio- d< cese, oi Scranton, died, at Scranton, Perm., C a few days ago, after a lingering illness, h He was eighty-two years old. He was fi born in Liuiavady, County Dorry, Ireland, h Jn 1817. n ai China to Open Another Door. a As the result of long negotiations, Sir s! Claude MacDonald, the British Minister, at Pekln, China, has obtained the consent of the Tsungli-Yatuen to the opening of the city of Nan-Ning-Fu, province of Quang p See, as a treaty port. f, Prominent People. The will of the late William Black, the novelist, leaves *125,000 to his widow and 0 children. h John Morley'a foe for writing the life of a Mr. Oladstone is $50,000, which has already v been paid to him. C President McKinley's wedding present to * Mrs. Hbnry Harrington Scott, nee Samp- . son, was the original of her father's now celebrated telegram announcing the de- , traction of Cervera's fleet. T?11n TTnlmM hrnth#? nf tho Intn Oliver Wendell Holmes, died at bis home in Cambridge, Mass., aged eighty-seven years. He was never married. He bad devoted 1 bis life to lassical study and general liter- ( ature. < ?v f-r\ ...... Selling the ineniy In their entrenchments. I Tho waterworks and aqueduct upon -hlch the city of Manila depends for water ave been captured from the Filipinos by tie American troops, and the Amerloan J&' mm beab-aduibal qe0bq9 dewe1. arces now have this Important adjunct to he city under their complete control. The ehavlor of the soldiers, regulars and olunteers alike was superb. The highest redit Is due to the officer* and men. The Americans have burled the Filipino ead and are caring for their wounded, icts that amaze the natives. The city of Manila Is quiet. THE NEWS IN WASHINGTON. dmlral Dewey and General Otis Send Beports of the Engagement. Washington, D. C. (8peoial).?Admiral iewey cabled the Navy Department that: ostilities had begun between the American rmy and Naval forces in and about Manila nd the Philippine insurgents. The insurers, he said, had been the aggressors and ad been repulsed. Following 1b the text f bis dlspatoh; Manila, February 5. o the Secretary of the Navy, Washington: Insurgents here Inaugurated general enagement last night, which was continued >-day. The American Army and Navy -ere generally successful. Insurgents ave been driven back and our line adanced. No casualties to navy. Dewey. Next came the following cablegrams from neral Otis to the War Department: Manila, February 3. 'o Adjutant General: Insurgents In large force opened attack n our outer lines at 8.45 last evening; reewed attack several times during night; t 4 o'clock this morning entire line enaged; all attacks repulsed; at dayreak advanced against insurgents, and ave driven tbem beyond the lines hey formerly occupied, capturing sevral villages and tnelr defense works; Qsurgent loss in dead and wounded ' 2^-vtr--E INSURGENTS AT MANILA. irge; our own casualties thus far estllated at 175, very few fatal. Troops entmsiastlc and acting fearlessly. Navy did pienaia execution on nanss or enemy; tty held in check and absolute quiet prealls; Insurgents have seoured good many [auser rifles, a few field pieces, and quickring guns, with ammunition, during last lonth. Otis. Manila, February 8. djutant General. Washington: Have established our permanent lines ^ell out, and have driven of! the insurgents, lie troops have oonducted themselves with r?a; heroism. The country about Manila i peaceful and the city perfectly quiet, list of casualties to-morrow. Otis. ;OLONEL JAMES A. SEXTON DEAD. ommander-ln-Chlef of the Grand Army of the Republic Passes Away. Washinqton, D. C. (Special).?Colonel ames A. Sexton, Commander-in-Chief of le Grand Army of the Republic and a lemoer or tne war mvesugaiing uommis. Ion, died Sunday morning at Garfield [ospital fiom complications resulting p^llarily from an attack of the grip. COLOSEL JAMES A.. 8EXT0*. j The body was taken to Chicago for burial. liere were no funeral services In this city, i it six members of the Grand Army acted i pall bearers, both when the body was \ imoved from the hospital and when put joard the train. London Cabbie* on a Strike. London was practically cabless a few 1 173 ago owing to a strike of the cabmen, ho objected to recent police regulations. | A Schoolgirl Kills Serself. Lonnie J. Wright, the flfteen-year-old fiughter ot the Rev. W. H. Wright, of the hrlstian Church ot Dallas, Texas, killed erself oy taking strychnine. She had re- < lsed to go to school at the command of 1 er mother. She imagined that she did ot receive as much consideration at school s was shown to ner schoolmates. Her lother criticised her, and in a fit of anger tie took poison. Jastlc* Brewer Honored In London. Justice Brewer of the United States Sureme Court a few days ago sat on the ench of the Court of Appeals in London. A Young Bride's Suicide. Mr3. William Winters, a nineteen-yeartld bride of three weeks, was successful in ler second attempt at suicide a lew a ays go at Olney, 111. She blew her brains out rith a revolver and died In a few moments. )n tbe day before her wedding she drank rhite vitriol. A physician saved her llfo nd the ceremony was not put off. Leters she left for her husband said she bad lontemplated suicide for a long time, but lid not hint at any reason. Franc* Protest* Against Germany. The JTreneh Embassy at Constantinople, Curltey, has made a protest to the Porte . igainst the acquisition by Germany of a itatlon oa the Sea of Marmora. CHEZ MOW OUR AM | He Will Co-operate in the Reconstruction of Cuba. AGREES TO DISBAND HIS MEN. The Cabmn General Accept* Oar Offer of 3,000,000 ns a Reward bj the United State* to HI* Soldier*?He Will Help President McKinley In EatablUhinr a Cuban Republic?Some Dissatisfaction. Hataxa, Caba (By Cable).?Mr. Robert P. Porter. President McKInley'a Speolal Commissioner, has returned from Bernedio9, whither he went to confer with General Mnxtwo Gomez regarding the payment of the Cuban troops. Me. Porter says that General Gome? has accepted tho offer of $3,000,000, not as payment to the army for its- services, but a* a reward by the United States to the Cubans. One hnndred dollars will ba given to aaflh soldier. General Gomez has accepted an Invitation from Governor-General Brooka to come to Havana, and he wrote a letter to General Brooke which was brought here by Captain J. A. Campbell, who acoompanled Mr. Porter. General Gomez said that he would have a farther conference GEKERAL MAXIMO GOMEZ. with General Brooke la Havana regarding nf fhm nPIBV. Hb WOnld aflt IUO UiUUb Wk ?. ?. ^ ia accordance with the will of the Caban Assembly and the Caban people, and would do his best to satisfy the just demauds of the patriots. I! General Gomez has cabled to President McKinley offering to co-operate with hloi for the establishment of a Caban republic. He nas agreed to appoint committees of Cubans and Americans in each provinoe to distribute the money provided by the United States. The arms of the Cuban troops will be snrrenderedtothe Cuban Assembly when the money is received. An agreement to this effect was signed by General Gomez and Mr. Porter. The Cubans of Havana show great satisfaction at tho outcome, and think that the insurgent troops, in view of the position Gomez takes, will be disbanded without serious friction. i There is a strong feeling among the Cubans belonging to the army against General Gomez on account of his agreement with Robert P. Porter, the American Special Commissioner, regardlng;the payment of $3,000,000 to tho Cuban troops by the United States. A number or Cuban enters met at Morlanao to consider the situation. j Jose M*ria Rodriguez, second In rank after General Gomez, said that It was not .within the provlnco of General Gomez to decide the question ot disarming the troops. The only authority in the matter was tn? Cuban Assembly. Generals Leyte, Tidal, Pereza, Lacret and others also spoke against the agreement, using bitter terms. They charged that General Gomez had assumed a dictatorship, and ? held that he could not accept money from the Americans and bad no authority to oommunloate directly with President McKinley without consulting the Assembly. President's Bepljr to Gomez. Havana, Cuba (By Cabin).?The follow* Ing message from President McKinley was received bv Robert P. Porter and was transmitted to General Maximo Gomez: Robert P. Porter, Havana: The President sends his hearty congratniation and thanks for your dlspatoh. . Convey his cordial greetings to General Gomez, and his grateful appreciation of the General's frank and friendly message. Tho oo-operatlon of General Gomez in the pacification of Cuba will be of the greatest value for both peoples. , John Hat, Secretary of State. AUSTRALIAN COLONIES TO UNITE Details of Federation by the Five Prime Ministers. Melboijbne, Australia (By Cable).?A conference of the Prime Ministers of the Ave Australian colonies and Tasmania has I reached an agreement for the federation of the colonies,which will become an accomplished fact as soon as it is confirmed by the , respective colonial Parliaments. It was de- ( cided that the capital of the federation , should bo within ttae colony of New 8outh Wales, but at least a hundred miles from Sydney, the -esent capital of the colony. TheFoderal Parliament will meet in Melbourne pending tbe erection of the permanent Federal buildings. Among the provisions of the agreement Is one arranging that the surplus revenue shall be proportionately aistrtDuiea among the individual States. This provision will remain In operation for ten years, after which It will be subject !to repeal or alteration by the Federal Parliament. The British colonies included in the present scheme of federation are New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia, on the Australian continent, and Tasmania, an adja cent island. Provision is made also to admit NeT Zealand If that colony desires it, General Brooke to Fill All Offices. General Brooke, the Governor of Cuba, h*?s issued a nroclamatlon confirming the appointments made by the Governors of the provinces, but ordering thpt hereafter 110 appointments shall be made except by himself. The Governors of the provinces will propose candidates, but the selections will be made by General Brooke. Germany's Spirit of Compromise. It is reported from Berlin that Germany is willing to meet the United States and Great Britain in a spirit of compromise on the issues arising out of the recent Samoan dissensions. Collided in a Sandstorm. A. west-bound local freight train and thft pay car special, going east from Tucson, a < * fnm/lnvo ot?n tiflfir Sfin AU6UUA, ? LKJ TT viujo ?*fevrt vv<i.?v? Mv?. Simon while goiQg through a sandstorm. Fireman Albert Favor was Instantly killed, Engineer Ralph Fetterly was badly injured and Engineer James Leuvitt received injuries which causad his death a few hours later. Uacauley'b Birthplace Damaged bj Fire, Itothley Temple, a historic building li^ Leicestershire, England, was considerably damaged by Are a few days ago. Thq building formerly belonged to the Knights Hospltellers and was the birthplace oi Macauley. the historlaa. J * I THE NEWS EPITOMIZED^' Watblnrton Items. The customs collections at the port o1 Caibarien, Cuba, for the four wetke com mencing January 1 and ending Jannarj 38 amounted to (8,852.13. Mr. Chandler gave notice In the Senati ?f an amendment to the Naval Approprla tlon bill appropriating $5000 for a monn ment to be erected to George Henry Elite the only American killed In the battle whiot resulted in the destruction of Cervera'f fleet. The President sent these nominations t< the Senate: Murine Corps. Captain S. H Harrington, to be Major; First Ltentenanl Charles H. Lauchhelmer, to be Captain. Secretary Alger sent the following cablegram to General Otis at Manila: "Accepi mv best congratulations unon vonr masrni ficent vlotory of Sunday". all the mor< creditable because you were not the ag gressor. Aloeb." Representative 8ti?llin*s, of Alabama Introduced a bill In the House to authoriz< the President to appoint General Wheelei a MaJ or-General in the regular army. Major Henry O. Heist and, of the Adju taut-General's Department, has been de tailed as Military Attach* of the Unttec 8tates Commissioners to the Paris Expos! tlon. He Is expeoted to leave Washingtoi about the first of June for Paris. General Otls's report of casualties In the Manila fight up to Wednesday aggregate 197. Of these, forty-nine were of officers and men killed, and 143 wounded. Ambassador Porter has Informed the Department of State that M. Cambon has informed him that he expects to return t< bis post at Washington within a few days The Secretary of the Interior was in formed by Secretary Blxby oftheDawei Commission, that a new agreement hac been entered into by the commission oz the part of the United 8tates with thi Creek Indians. The treaty has been lz abeyance for a long time, and the settle ment announced by Seoretary Blxby in hli im ka1uw*4 ?a ka aannlnolta i.nr 40 V?*IVTOU %V VV ? ? W?. satisfactory. , Senator Pettus introduced a bill author Izlng the 8eoretary of War to provide foi the reimbursement of States for the ex ponses Incurred In transporting troops t< the places of muster In the late war witi Spain and appropriating the funds neces sary for this purpose, Major-General James P. Wade, Unltei States Volunteers, has been directed t< proceed to St. Paul, Minn., and take com mand of the Department of Dakota, rellev ing Brigadier-General John M. Bacon ordered to join his regiment In Cuba. The War Department issued an orde to muiter out about 15,000 voluntee roops. Domtittc. Judge Hazen, of the Dlstrlot Court 4 Topeka, Kan., handed down an opinion ii which he sustained the legality of the spe cial session of the Legislature In ever: particular. Diphtheria is prevalent at Hackensack N. J. There have been a number of deathi In tho last few days. The authorities closet the public schools on Tuesday. Dr. Henry Elmo Keyes and his wife, o New York City, were asphyxiated somi time Tuesday morning in their bedroom lr the Ardsley Casino, atArdsley-on-the-Hud son. Gas was found esoaplng from a ga< stove. It was thought that Dr. Keyes mis took the stopcock for an electric light but ion. Schlatter, the divine healer, has married Miss Luvernia Coleman, a handsome and popular young woman of Cullman, Ala. A span of the high bridge over the Mississippi Illver at Musoatine, Iowa, fell, owing to contraction due to the cold. Patrick Cunv was injured and four horses were killed. Frank Blair slitot and instantly killed Edward Brovard and Mary Anderson at Westminster, Ohio, a few days ago and Immediately afterward committed suicide. Jealousy was the cause. In a boarding house fire at Springfield, III., a few days ago three persons were burned to death. The dead are Mrs. Eva Wlthey,. proprietress of the boarding house; Miss Helen Bose and J. C. Hall. The origin of the fire is supposed to have bean a defective flue. The loss is probably $10,000; partially insured. Texas citizens, Indignant at the action of Congressman Hawley in defeating the approprlation in the River and Harbor bill of a quarter of a million dollars to dredge out and deepen the Texas City channel to a depth of twenty-flve feet, assembled at Galveston. Texas, a few days ago and burned Mr. Hawley in efflgy. Ellis Phaup, a prominent citizen of Chesterfield County, Ya., while getting into his carriage a few days ago, gave a loud sneeze and fait a keen pain in his back. He had to be assisted into the vehicle. It was found that his spine was dlsiooated. The press mill of the Ohio Powder Company's works, near Youngstown, Ohio, exploded with terrific force shortly before noon a few days ago. killing two employes, Evan Evans and Dnniel Davis, and demolishing the building and machinery. Anthony Burgle, an inmate in the jail at San Francisco, Cal., a few days ago secured some coal oil from the stove which was used to heat the cell and poured It over his clothes while the other prisoners were asleep. He then Ignited the oil, and in a few seconds his body was enveloped in flames.' The cell caught Are and the sleeping cellmates were barely saved by the c-nnrdfi. Burble lived but a short time. During the last three years Mrs. Amelia Lutz, of Chicago, has repeatedly attempted to commit suicide by hanging herself. Eaoh time her husband has cut the rope and rescued her, but a few days ago she made the eighth attempt, and suocoeded in ending her life. Lutz is a contractor, and at one time was wealthy. Fire destroyed the home of Thomas Lowden, seven miles north of Sears, Mich., a few days ago. After rescuing his wife and four children, Mr. Lowden re-entered the dwelling for his flve-year-old boy and both perished in the flames. Low temperature Is general throughout Kansas, Oklahoma and Nebraska, and considerable damage has been done to stock in consequence. It is difficult to nstimate the damage to wheat. Foralcn. Tbe steamer Arcadian went ashore on Rook Island, at tbe entrance of Louisburg harbor, Nova Scotia. She was a total loss. Ethan Allen Hitchcock, retiring United States Ambassador to Russia, arrived In London a few days ago on his way to America to take up the duties of Secretary of the Interior, and in an interview denies that Russia was ever in a coalition to hamper the United States in Its conflict with Spain. Influenza has been rampant in Berlin, Germany. and many of the publio officials are suffering from the epidemic, including Baron von Bulow, the Minister of Foreign A.fTalrs. The Chief State Attorney, von Moess, is dead, and Prlnco George of Prussia is recovering. The Criminal Seotion of the Court o( Cassation at Paris, France, has concluded its inquiry into the Dreyfus trial. It has referred the whole matter, with the new light developed during the inquiry, to the Procurator-General, who will be required to report bis opinion to the Court. The Governments invited to name the pluce of holding the coming peace conference have agreed to meet at The Hague. The conference will probably meet about March 1. Albert Peugnez, a youth who murdered a woman and boy, was guillotined at Pari?, France, a few days ago. The fact is notable as being the last execution which is to take plaoe in the TIhco de ia Roquette, the famous execution place oil Paris. The Queen Recent of Spain has signed a decree raising the state of siege throughout Spain. At a meeting of the Commercial Club at Madrid, Spain, a movement was started to ask tho Government to replace the Spanish fleet with part of the $20,000,000 the United States will pay for the Pnilippines. t t>i?? orwi p?Mrt T.nnirnria sub-Lieu uuao luus auv? ? ? , tenauts in the Mexican Armv, fousrht a duel with pistols at Snn Luis Potoai, Mexico, a few days ago. They lired five 9hots, advancing at each shot. Longoria was dangerously wounded In the breast. Both men were placed under arrost. Victor WIIIodds, tho Annrohist who on August 11 la9t shot and wounded a polioe oflloer who was endeavoring to arrest him at Brussels, Belgium, was a few days ago sentenced to fifteen Tears' penal servitude. PIP % ' SP < '' p. PEACE TEEiTIBiTIFf r , r Assumption ot Authority uver the | Philippines Approved by Senate. 1 HALE AND HOAR VOTE AGAINST IT > McEnery and MeI/?urLn, Southern Detliocrat?, Save the Treaty?The Vote Was 67 Teas to 37 Jfe/i?Nino Democrats t J Recorded in the Affirmative ? One | Vote More Than Heeded. WisHixaToir, D. C. (Special).?The Treaty of Peace with Spain was ratified by ! th? SAnn>A In ATAnntlva ?AR.?tan Monda* r afternoon by a vote of 57 to 27, only one more than the necessary two-thirds mi* Jority, Two Republican Senators?Messrs. > Hnle and Hoar?voted against ratifleatlon, . while nine Demoorats were recorded In the i affirmative. The only amendment offered was rejected. 1 At 2.15, when the Senate went into exeea' tlve session, after Chairman Davis, fearfnl 1 of making a tactical blonder, refused five minutes to Mr. Woleott to reply to Mr. Gorman, the opponents of the treaty were supremely confident of success, and the > leaders on the Bepublican side, with the . possible exoeptlon of Mr. Aldrich, admitted that the treaty was beaten. SZNATOB XBTHTJS T. eOSXi*. t (He lea the fight against the Treaty.) _ 1 When the open session ended with a re" markable speech by Senator Gorman?his ' valedictory, he termed It?the situation was still In doubt. A conference was held in the Vice-President's private office, In ' whloh Senators Aldrloh, Lodge, Hanna, 1 Fairbanks, Hansbrough and Vice-President Hobart participated. After considerable t figuring It was discovered that two more i votes were needed to Insure the ratification t of the treaty. The missionaries sent oat returned with ; the report that four Senators were still in . doubt and no amount of pleading oould in aace tnera to agree to support tne treaty. The wavering Senators were MoLaurln, ( McEnery, Jones, of Nevada, And Heltfeld. mp BXKATOB C. X. SATIS. (Leader of the Ratification foroes.) Stronger efforts were put forth by the missionaries, and when the treat; was" formally taken up the surprise of the day came, Senator McLaurln rising ?nd announcing his intention to vote for the treaty. His declaration was brief, but to the point. The South Carolina Senator, in a brief speech,announced that be would stand by his Government. The events of the past few days at Manila pointed, he said, to the necessity of ratifying the treaty of peace, and be felt bound by a sense of patriotism to cast his vote in its favor. That speeoh foreshadowed the defeat of i the opposition, and grimly the/ gave up the fight. A moment later Senator McEaery informed the friends of the treaty that they might count upon his vote. Senator Jones, of Nevada, must have got an inkling of the ntAtn of thinca. for he. too. let it be known that while he was unalterably opposed to the annexation of the Islands, he considered It essential that the treaty be accepted and the question of annexation attended to later on. The action of the Senate has cleared the atmosphere wonderfully. The President Is now free to adopt suoh measures as will restore peace and order in the Philippines. The appropriation of the $20,000,000 whloh Is to be paid Spain under the terms of the treaty will be made in the General Deficiency Appropriation bill, and, as far as can be seen at this time, there will be no necessity for an extra session. MAINE MONUMENT IN HAVANA. enate Adopts s Joint Resolution Appropriating #10,000. Washinotok, D. C. (Special).?In the Hecate Mr. Hale, (Rep., Me.,) Chairman of the Naval Affairs Committee, has favorably reported the following joint resolution, and it was adopted: "That the Secretary of the Navy is hereby authorized to have dVected in the Colon Cemetery, at Havana, Cuba, a suitable granite monument to the .memory of the 9allors and marines who lost their lives by the destruction of the United States battleship Maine, in the Harbor of Havana, on the 15th day of February, 1893, and whose remains are buried in that cemetery, and suitably to lnsorioe ana euoioao suuu muuiment; and the sum of $ 10,000 is appropriated for this purpose." . The New Liberal Leader Chonen. There was a large attendance of Liberal Members of Parliament at the Reform Club in Loudon a few days ago, upon the occasion of a meeting for the purpose of electing a lender of the party In the House of Commons to succeed Sir William Harcourt. Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman was unanimously chosen. Tranquility Restored In Uruguay. The Government forces have defeated and captured the Colorados, who reoently revolted against 8enor Cuejtos, the ProvlFional President of Uruguay. Tranquility Is now restored. Cycling Notes. The Increased leg movement caused by long cranks is neither unpleasant not wearisome to most riders after a little practice with it. In some machines shown at the English oyole shows the discarded and faulty plan of clamping the saddle directly on the top tube was revived. Twelve leading cycle manufacturing companies of Greet Brltnln, which made a profit of $2,292,845 In 1897, show a profit of only $1,110,390 for 1898. a ii- i a. - I - VI mAtl AUSirailU CitU uunst U1 n uiujruio ujan service. Several long distance postal routes are covered by oyollsts?a speolal postage stamp being issued for letters by . this serrl/>e. j V . v* * . COUNT VOMCAPRIVI DEAD. TIu Former Chancellor of the Gorman Empire Expires at Skyren. Fbasttobv, Germany (By Cable).?Gen? erml Count ron Caprlvi, tho former Chan eiwzBii. cottm To* cipam: cellpr ot the German Empire, died Mooday morning at Skyren, near Crossen' thirty-two miles from here. MRS. MARTHA PLACE'S CASE. Gorenor Roonnlt Says Sympathy and Sex Will Wot Affect Him. Albajct, N. I. (Special).?Governoi RooseTelt will, within a few days, consider and dispose of the ease of Mrs. Martha Place, of Brooklyn, who Is nnder sentence cl deAtn at sing sine rnson lor trie murder of her step-daughter, Ida Place. Governor Roosevelt has made a state* meet relative to this case in response to inquiry 4s to whether he had been petitioned to change her sentence to life imfirisonment. He said that he had not, and hat it was not necessary for petitions of that kind to be presented to him as it was his intention to give the case his earnest consideration. It will be decided on Its merits and not on any matter of sentiment. Mrs. Place will receive the same consider* atlon as If she were a man, and no more and no lees. Petitions simply from a sentimental source will not receive the slightest consideration. The Governor Is willing to receive any statement of facts that will give him additional Information conneoted with the commitment of the murder other than what was brongnt ont at the trial, bnt on the general facts of the cose he desires no communications. He is anxious to do justice where there are extenuating circumstances connected with the commission of crime, bat he has made it his rule never to take cognizance of mere sympathy. CENERAL WHEELER LOSES HIS SEAT. He and Other* Ceased to Be Congressmen When Thej Became Army Officers. Wishikotos, D. C. (Special).?MajorGeneral Joseph Wheeler, of Alabama; Colonel J. R. Campbell, of Illinois; Colonel D. G. Colson, of Kentucky, and Major E. E. Bobbins, of Pennsylvania, must give up their seats in the House of Representatives. This conclusion was reached by the House Committee on the Judiciary, pursuant to tha resolution Introduced by Representative Bailey and passed by the House, directing that oommlttee to inquire into the question of the right of members of the House to hold military or naval commissions under the Government. The committee reached the conclusion that the provision of the constitution that "No person holding any office tinder the United States shall be a membex of either Hons* during his continuance la office" applied to commissions In the volunteer army as welt as to commissions In the regulars. General Wheeler and the other Representatives in Oongress who accepted military commands daring the war with Spain therefore ceased to be members of the House of Representatives the instant they accepted their military commissions. GOVERNMENT OF PORTO RICO. The lualtr Cabinet Dlsaolvad and Four Kxeentlve Department* Sabitltntad. Bast Joak, Porto BIco (By Cable).?Governor-General Henry has ordered the dlssolution of the Insular Cabinet and has substituted t&e rouowing departments: State, Justice, Finance and Interior. General Henry says'that it has become evident to him, after a careful trial of two months, that the Insular Cabinet does not correspond with American methods of progress. The beads of the new departments will confine their duties to tbeir departments and the Governor-Qeneral will preside and give instructions directly to the heads of these departments. Officials who objectto the introduction of Amerioan methods and to the investigation of their departments will be relieved and the vacancies will be filled by the appointment of the most competent persons, irrespective of party affiliations. SHOT BY A HUSBAND AFTER DINNER, Harry Brown Insulted Mn. Warf and Five HlnatM Later Was Dead. Wbloh, W. Va. (Speolal).?Harry Brown and Jordan Dore were invited to dine with Pre3ley Warf Sunday evening. After dinner Mrs. Warf told her husband that Brown had insulted her and Brown and Dore left the house. Five minutes later Warf had shot Brown, killing him instantly. After Mrs. Warf informed her husband of what had happened he followed the two younc men to the Tidewater Coal plant nearby and demanded an apology. Brown refused to apologize and the two men rAn Warf back to his house. Entering it, Brown threw Mrs. Wart against a trunk. As be did so Warf placed the muzzle of a revolver against bis bead and blew out bla brains. Warf Is in jail and the citizens are raising a fund with which to bail him out of custody. Soldier's Sentence For Murder Approred. Major-General Miles at Washington has approved the sentence of dishonorable discharge from the army and Imprisonment for life imposed on Private James Ellis, Company X, Third North Carolina Volun teer Infantry, for muraer commuted ai Macon, Ga. General Miles designated the military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., as the place of confinement. Argentine Republic Gets s Big Loan. The Argentino Government has arrang&d & loan of $30,000,000 with the RothschildMorgan syndicate, secured by the alcohol revenues of the Argentine Republic. W. C. Johnson Sncceeds Sexton. Captain W. O. Johnson, Senior Vice. Commander-in-Chief of the Grand Ar;ny of the Republic, is the head of the firm of the Johnson Brothers Hardware Company, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Under the Grand 'il- " ~ + ? V.,* ha. Army 01 tna nopuuuu ujusluuhuu, uu wcame the Acting Commander-in-Chief at once upoa the death of bis superior, and will continue as the Acting Commanderin-Chief until the vacancy 1* filled. The National Committee of Administration, consisting of forty-five members, one from each State department, has power to fill all vacanclos. Geta Ten Years For Kllllne a Man. Judge Fort, in the Essex County Court, N. J., a few days ago, sentenced Carlo Delfatarre to tea years in prison for having shot and killed John Ashland, of Brooklyn, in Newark on December 18 last. Delfatarre pleaded guilty to manslaughter a short time ago. When the Court pronounced the sentence he collapsed, as he had been under the impression tnat his sentence would ho a liL'ht one. Our Philippine Policy. General Corbiu, at Washington, said that the President's December proclamation would be the basis of our futuro Phil Ippine policy. / Jmbr. . i-v * ' v \ * ? .I,?isifiiM . ? He Issues Two Proclamations Eneou^^B aging the Filipinos to flH i MAKES HIMSELF THE DICTATORS * ! Tha Vlliplat Chief Order# Th?t KeUtlcm With Thla Country ? Broken Off?To Treat Americans H Eneinlei? A??ertIon That We Proroked the Tlghtlng?Talk Abont m Ju?t C?IM Masttli, Pblllppioe Islands (By CableV? i Ajfulnsld^o, the reDel leader^ Issued tiro proclamations on Satnrday^hnd Monday, jM Tha first declares that tha Amarl?aat ' opened the fight, and adds: J1 "I order and command: 9 "First?That peace and friendly relaHons with the Americana be broken oflfc /<yM and that the latter be treated hs enemies fl| within the limits prescribed by the laws of "?eoond?That the Americana captured M be held as prisoners of war. ? "Third?That this proclamation be eoa? -jm munieated to the Consuls, and tbat con* ; gress order and aocord a suspension of 4M the constitutional guarantees, resulting, _^jj from the declaration of war." H Tlie Monday proclamation is a lesgthy doeument, In wbioh Agulnaldo dwells npoat the allseed grievance of the natives aaAf>W calls upon them to expel the Invaders fromthe Islands. This document is in places a tMk/ sue of lies. Agulnaldo declares tnat the bo*>-'. tllltles were provoked by the Am ericans,afld(-. yS tbat the Filipinos were not expeottag. ? oiftbreak of war. He treats of what be eattt ' the many outrages tbat have been eons- -V mltted by the American soldiers^, and ffiP eraftfly appeals to the worst passfon* or^iSa the natives to seok revenge. He clares that the Americans have treated the native Congress with contumely M&V-39 eontempt, which, he says, shows that ttte S| United States never had any Intention of .-Jm acting justly toward the Philippines. After -i ?)fl| pointing out that be triad to prevent *a outbreak of hostilities, but that bis effort* were negatived by the Americana,who wer?. -;xaR swelled with pride over their eaejr cop- : vaM quest of the Spaniards, he oalls npoohli J followers to keep up their courage and to 'jJn| reaiember thnt their efforts to secure their igi independence have not been Wasted. Ho .-/.SB declares the blood of Filipinos, who wet^^a-> martyrs, bas hitherto been freely shed ln"..ivM the sacred cause of Independence, and that / more will be shed In the future tostrengtlH^^H en It. In conclusion, be says it Is lndiswH^H pemable that the notions of the Filipino* be adjusted to the law and right. KOBE FIGHTING AT MAXIMA. ^'^9 A Sklrmlablnr Party Attacked and T*r? Soldier* Killed. BLlktla, Philippine Islands (By Cable)^-~ . yB Three oompanles of the Kansas Beglment, upder command of Colonel Funatoa, made a brilliant 'obarge Toesday erenlajr'&t? against a body of Filipinos who were hard pressing a reconnolterlng party which wm.: doing auty not iar irom uaioocan. Anw ,,nyaa Am Orleans behaved ?rlth the greatest gal*' ''VflS lantry. The reconnoitring party were, fighting' against vary heavy odds, bat they showpft^rat ' no signs of quitting, though there Is ". #} sosreely a doubt that they would have been ont to pieces had it not been for the '.4 opportue arrival of the Kansas troops. fl: ter ft desperate conflict. In whloh IaentepriCH^H ant Albert C. Alford, of Company I and a ''V>38 private were killed and Ave wounded, the ',T< enemy were driven back to Oalooean^Xrag whloh Is the strongest position of the Meantime the light draught gunboat* were shelling tbe town frpm the left, while the Utah Battery was putting la -A good work from the right. _ J Their shells set the town on Are and in-" : OjJ Dieted severe losses on the Filipinos. ; r -'jaxi A Philippine Commissioner. , paorzssos dea.t c. wouckstxs. i One of the Commissioners appointed by v| President McKlnley, who hrvs sailed for tbe I Philippine Islands to study the economic I and social conditions of the archipelago. -" . ^9 The Commission is to report the resale ,'?9 of its labors to the President, 1 CENERAL EAGAN'S SENTENCE. 1 Prealdent McKlnley Suapenda Him From fl Kank and Duty For Six Yeart. t Washihotos, D. C. (Special).?ThePresldent has taken action In the cos* of Brigadier-General Charles P. Eagan, Com- - missary of Subsistence, whose sensational attack on Major-General Nelson A. Miles, "< Commanding General of the army, before '} the War Investigating Commission led to ,;i his trial by court-martial on charges of conduot unbecoming an officer and * & gentleman. General Eagan was convicted . of tho charges and specifications to each : and was sentenced to dismissal. The court h| agreed, however, that its members might make Individual recommendations that .'H clemency be exercised, and the President approving these applications, which wen : headed by that of Wajor-General Wesley ,S Merrltt, president of the court, reduced > the sentenoe to suspension from rank and ;? duty for a period of six years. The period of suspension goes beyond the date of General Eagan's compulsory retirement for age, and, according to the law, an officer under suspension at the time of bis retirement is drooped from ine h army, and may not have his name borne . A on tbe rolls or be entitled to retired pay. General Eagan was flfty-olght >eari old oa H January 16, 1899. H Qaay Case Again Postponed. fl The trial of Senator Quay, his sob, ~ H Richard R. Quay, and ex-State Treasurer Benjamin J. Haywood, at Philadelphia, charged with conspiracy la the misuse of State funds on deposit in the People's Bank, again has been postponed, this time from February 20 until February 27. Battleship* For the K?ry, The House Committee on Naval Affairs, H Washington, has decided to rooommend the construction of twelve warships, and IB *" 1? ui ? - JJ * mni?o fA fhiit Will prUUKUiy a LIU IU1UU mv.? - bar. Ice Cream at a Weildlnc 1'olionoai. jH A. case of wholesale poisoning, which, from investigations made by the aathorlo ; IB ties of Torrington, Conn,, was the result of eating Ice cream, was the sequel of a Polish wedding held at Torrington a few days ago. There wore twenty-live victim*, w?men and children, and while the condi> , tlon of some of them was critical no fatalities resulted. Liberated by the Tagrala, General Bios telegraphs from Manila to Hj the Spanish Government at Madrid that Jjj the Spanish military prisoners at Mayarlx IB have been liberated by the Tagals, and that he has paid them the arrears of *** them.