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I he Decision of the Court of Cassation
Was Unanimous.
CTte Question Whether the Persecuted
Officer is Guilty of navlng Aided Other
* Powers Against France With Documents?Prisoner
"Will Bb Taken to
Renncs For Trial Immediately. .4
T> /r>? Tih,v nt Pnceo
X AK13 ^ uy tau icy,?XUO vvum vuw;u.
tlon has Riven a verdict In favor of a revision
of the Dreyfus case, and ordering a
tew court martial to sit at Kennes, sixty
tnlle3 from Nantes, for tho trial of the
prisoner. The audience received tho decision
with cries of "Vive la justice!"
"Vive la loi!"
The decision says the prisoner is to be
Retried on the following question:
<The Court of Cassation has practically
declared him Innocent of treason.)
"Is Dreyfus guilty of having practised
machinations or of having had communication
with a foreign Power or its agents
in 1891 with the view of facilitating acts of
hostilities in the case of war with France,
or having furnished the means therefor by
furnishing notes or documents retraced on
the bordereau?"
a*.Itfs learned that the only point upon
which the court was divided was whether
the farce of a new trial was necessary to
etitlsty the technicalities of the situation.
The Judges were unanimous on the question
of revision, and there lacked only Ave
of a majority for a decree declaring Dreyfus
absolutely innocent nnd ordering his
unconditional release. There were stronp
technical objections to this course, otherwise
it would oertalaly have been adopted,
for the analysis of the evidence made In
the judgment rendered lenvea the prisoner
on Devil's Island free of even a suspicion
The Cabinet Council ba3 decided that
the French second-class cruiser Sfax, now
at Fort do Franco, Martinique, should proceed
immediately and bring Dreyfus from
his islaad prison to France.
The cruiser is expected to arrive at Brest
about June 26, when Dreyfus will be handed
(The faithful wife of the unfortunate officer
was overcome with joy at the news of
her husband being granted a new trial.)
to the military authorities and lodged In
the military prison at Kennes.
His cotivlction having been annulled by
the United Chamber of the Court of Cassation,
his military rank and title are restored
to him. He will occupy an officer's
cabin on board the Sfax and will be al
iowea on aeoic irom no 4 o ciock every aiternoon.
Dreyfus tfIII now bo tried In accord with
allegations in the original indictment in
which the only incriminating document
was the bordereau. The code permits the
Introduction of fresh evidence, however.
But this evidence must first be submitted
to the Couriof Cassation for approval.
The proceedings will undoubtedly be
public, but of the shortest and simplest
description. His acquittal, of course, will
carry with it restoration to rank, with
arrears of pny. Then he will bo promptly
Invalided, for It will be a long time before
1 's~ bis physical and mental conditions will
regain their normal state, even under the
best conditions.
Writes For a Notification of tlie Sentenco
Pronounced Upon Dim.
Pabis (By Cable).?Emile Zola, who has
returned to Paris, ha9 written asking the
Public Prosecutor to send to his residence
a notification of the sentence which the
Versailles Court passed upon him In the
libel action growing out the obarges which
he brought against the officers who conducted
the Esterbazy court martial.
. M. Zola is naturally overjoyed at the outoomo
of the Dreyfus revision proceedings,
4,. and says: "I knew the light was finally
bound to break through the mass of falsehood,
calumny and forgery, and that Dreyfus
would be restored to liberty and honor
and myself no longer forced to live an
Mine. Dreyfus Oveijoyed.
Paris (By Cable).?lime. Dreyfus is over.
Condition of French Crops.
An official report issued at Paris, France,
says the harvest of the winter crops
promises exceedingly well, though their
appearance is slightly inferior So those of
1898. In sixteen departments they are
very good, in sixty-three they are good, in
six fuirly good and in one department the
crop is fair. The spring crops are in much
the same condition.
Will Not Call For Volunteers.
The Cabinet, at a meeting in Washington
a few days ago, decidcd that it would be
unnecessary to call for volunteers for service
in tt.c Philippines.
Tho National Guine.
Pitcher Hughes is a great favorite in
Lange is doing some wonderful base running
for Chicago.
Yeager, the Brooklyn pitcher, makes a
clever utility man.
For its sine Pittsburg is tho greatest baseball
oity in the country.
Brodio is playing a sensational game In
centre field for Baltimore.
A little more sand would increase tho
Philadelphia's chances of winning the pennant.
Meier, tho flrst baseman of tho Princeton
team, la attracting the attention ot baseJbaU^
managen. t
Joyed at th? decision of the Court of Ca?3a^
tlon. She ha'9 received messages of con>
Kratulatloa from all parts of the country
and abroad.
Hme. Dreyfus has cabled to her husbnnd
I w-w/yws -. yw
it. emile zola.
(His famous letter beginning with the
words "I accuse" caused the French
Government to re-open the Dreyfus case.)
' tbe gist of the judgment of the Court of
Cassation, and adding: "We are with you
in heart and thought and share your hap*
pines.*. Loving kisses from all. Lucie."
Duke d'Arcos Formally Presents Ills
Credential* to the President.
Washington, D. C. (Special).?Diplomatic
relations with Spain, broken oil
April 21, 1S93, wero formally resumed when
President McKinley greeted the Duke
d'Arcos, the newly-accredited Minister to
the United States, In the Blue Parlor of the
White House.
duke d'ahcos
(The newly-accredited Spanish Minister to
the United States.)
The ceremony differed in no way from
similar functions in the past. The Minister,
accompanied by his secretaries, drove
to the State Department, where they were
met by Secretary of State Hay. The Secretary
and the Minister and his secretaries
then drove to the Whito House, where they
were soon presented to the Presidont, who
was dignified and cordial in his manner.
~ * * * * f,,H
Tbe Dune ana ins seureuiriM nom ?u *u..
court dress. Across tbo Duke's coat was a
scarlet sash, and on bis breast were the
jewels of several orders.
The Transfer of Inlands to Germany Announced
by the Queen Regent.
Madbid (By Cable).?The Queen Regent
opened the Cortes tvlth the usual ceremonial,
and In tbe speech from the throao
announced that the ilarianno, Caroline,
and Talaos Islands were ceded to Germany
by the late Spanish Cabinet.
Germany, it is announced, will pav S5,CC0.0C0
for the Caroline, Palacs, and Marianne
Islands. Spain retaios three coaling
stations, one in each group, and Germauy
undertakes to defend thesestatlons in case
of war. Germany, in addition, grants to
Spain the most favored nation rights in
Germany and in the colonial islands.
Spain's Act Not Questioned.
WAsaiNOTON, L>. C. (Special).?The
news of the cession by Spain of the Ladrones,
Carolines and Palaos In the Paciflo
Ocean to Germany did not create surprise
among State Department officers. A
prominent officer, who would not be
quoted, said tbat there had been some
I prospect that such a cession would be
made, and he naa not ueuru iuu-. ?uj uujeation
would be offered by the Government
of the United States.
It lin3 been apparent to the Government
for a long time that Germany's unfriendly
attitudo was due to jealousy over the attainment
by the United States of possessions
in the Pacific which Germany wanted,
and it is now regarded at certain that
Germany's pressure on Spain prevented
the transfer of a cable station in the Carolines
to the United States.
Win. C. McCormick Kill* the Mother ot
the Woman He Courted.
U>"io:m>wy, Penn. (Special.)?Mrs. Minerva
Monaghan was murdered at her
home by Councilman William C. McCor- i
raick, who also seriously injured her
daughter, Mrs. Gertrude McGogan, and 1
his rival, Richard Diffenderfer. The j
tragedy was committed in a lit of jealousy, j
The murderer is blind, and it is marvelous j
that one in his condition could commit !
the crimes he did. McCormick has been I
paying devoted attention to Mrs. McGogan I
over since she was separated from lier |
husband a few vears ago.
The coroner's jury found that Mrs. Mon- !
aghan was stabbed to death by McCor- !
mlck. McCormick is one of the leading i
politicians and business men of this coun'
ty. For fourteen years he has been elected
to the Common Council from u strongly
Republican ward, though he is a Democrat.
Ho was onc-i manager of the amateur
baseball team which won the amateur
championship of Pennsylvania for several
years. ' ,
Fatal Wind Storm In Kansas.
A heavy wind storm b&s 3wopt over Central
Kansas. At Stewart George W. Rlter
was killed and two of his family injured. |
At Pratt tho Santo Fe round hous? was j
leveled and several barns and outhouses
blown down.
Vigorous Campaign In the Philippines.
The vigorous campaign which has been
started against the Filipinos In Morong
Province, on the border of Laguna de Bay,
by Generals Hall and Lawton is being successfully
executed. The town of Antipolo,
n mnnnIn efrAnn?hnlH ttmo fhn
Filipino losses being very heavy.
Owners dire Up the Pari*.
The American Lino steamship Paris, now
oa the rocks near the Manaclea, oil the
English coast, has been handocl over to the
underwriters and salvagers, who aro preparing
to make another attempt to float
Boston's PoBtmiiflter Insane.
Colonel Ht;nry A. Thomas, the postmaster
at Boston, has become Insane.
His nervous exhaustion, it Is
thought, was tho result not so much
of attention to ofllclal duties as to his ready
acceptance of Invitations to make adiIpaccq"
li n kiisnff v*nr?n ? /) oa r\r\tx n# tlm i
best after-dinner talkers la Boston. His
public career bo(?an as private secretary
to Governor Greeabalge.
Two Killed by a Train In Ohio.
Harry Jones and Andrew Haines were
killed by a Pan Handle train, near Newark"
Ohio. The train struck their buggy, dashin#
It to atoms. Mercer, the third occupant,
escaped by jumping. .??
Prospectors Perish Miserably in the
Wilds of British Co'umbia.
Past Winter a Terrible One For Klondlkerg?Starvation,
Scurvy and Exposure
Killed Many Who Started on the
Perilous Trip?Scores Drowned in the
Treacherous Waters? Relief Proposed.
Seattle, Wash. (Special).?The storv of
last winter's suffering in the wild interior
of British Columbia along the Edmonton
trail will soon be told. The steamer Laurada
has just arrived from Wrangel and
other Alaskan ports, and brought the first
chapter of the story of deaths by drowning,
starvation and freezing. Several men
have just arrived there from points on the
trail, and within the next few weeks all
will be out. The deaths reported by the
Laurada number nearly two hundred.
Fifty men have been drowned in
the Great 81ave Lake. Twenty have
perished in the rapids of Mud and Laird
Rivers. There have been at least ten
deaths from freezing and twenty-live from
scurvy. Several miners have been lost in
the woods. Bodies of scores of men who
died from exposure have been found. Tho
details of the terrible story of death and
the names of seme twenty victims were
given at Wrangel by men who were almost
dead after a year's suffering. Only the
strongest got through to the coast, and
hundreds of others are still iu danger.
Fifty miners lost their lives by drowning
on Great Slave Lake. Of these but
three are known by name. Tho boats
foundered when a great distance from
shore and no one knows tbe Identity of the
unfortunate miners. Many others wero
drowned whilo fording various rivers.
Boats were wrecked while trying to shoot
the rapids of Mud, Liard and Nelson rivers,
and parties of from two to five were lost.
Fuller details of the death by scurvy, exposure
and starvation will be nad when a
big party of miners, now fighting their way
out of the country, arrive.
Where bodies were found identification
was nearly always possible, but those who
reached the coast have no information .In
many cases. Many purties are reported
missing, havlng.started through the mountains
intending to go to a certain post but
failed to arrive.
Pitiful appeals for help come from miners
in scurvy camps at Dearie Lake and Mud
Biver. The Hudson Bay Company was
preparing to send a relief party to Dearie
Lake with vegetables for those sick with
scurvy. The Northwest Mounted Police
were also going to give assistance. Accord
lng to miners, more man mis win ue
necessary if many lives are to bo sated.
All who are out are bitter against the
Dominion Government and tbe Canadian
Pacifla Railroad. All sorts of names are
applied to officials who persuaded them to
try the route.
Constructor Hlchboru Says Tlie Vessel Is
Fit Only For a Trophy.
Washington, D. C. (Special).?It Is not
at all certain that the Heina Mercedes, the
Spuuish cruiser recovered at Santiago,
will be added to the naval list as an effective
vessel. If Chief Constructor Hi' h
(Former Spanish warship has been declared I
only as a tropliy <
born is consulted and his advice taken,
she will not be considered anything more
than a tropliy. She might, he admits, be
sufficiently repaired to permit of cruising
about from port to port to be seen, but for
naval purpose he would not advise the expenditure
ot much money on her.
The Relnti Morcedes is an iron ship, built
in 1887. She is 280 feet long, 43 feet beam,
h^ a draft of 15 feet 5 inches, i3 ot 3090
tons' dlsnlaeement. and about 3000-lior>e
power, which gives her 14 knots speed.
Under forced draught she is said to be able
to make 17.5 knots. She can carry from
500 to 600 tons of coal. Her armament, a3
set down In the Spanish list, is six 6.2-inch
Hontoria breech-loading rifles, two 2.7iacn
Hontoria breech-loading rifles, three
6-pounder quick flrers, two 4-pounder
quick-firers, six 3-pounder quick-firers and
two machine guns. She has five torpedo
Two TVere Executed in rennsjWania and
the Others in Missouri.
Lancaster, Fenn. (Special).?Ralph W.
Wlreback, the murderer, on April 7. 1898,
of D. B. Landls, President of the Coaestoga
National Bank, was hanged in the jail yard
In the presence of several hundred persons.
This was the first execution in this
county since 1853, when two negroes were
Wr-aT fnrcrrB P?nr? fSnnplnlV?.TnnaS
Preston, Jr., colored, wus banged In the
jail here for the murder of his wife Id February,
Bethany, Mo. (Special). ?Freeman CochraD.wbo
killod GeorgeStanbrough in 1897,
wus hanged here. Cochran and Stanbrough
were farmer*, and quarreled over a womau.
PaixcETON, Mo. (Special).?Peter Kindred,
who shot and killed Andrew A. Alley
and dangerously wounded his cousin,
Joseph A. Alley, at Mercer, on February 5,
1893, was hanged here.
Passaic (N. J.) Alderman Killed.
Alderman Owen J. Purceli was killed at
Passaic, N. J., a few days ago, by being
thrown Trom his buggy in a run-away at
the Walllngtoi* Bridge. Purceli struck his
head against a telephone pole. His skull
was crushed in and he died soon after
reaching the hospital.
A Chicago Miser Murdered.
The body of Martin Meier, an aged Swiss
miser, was found a few days ago in his
cottage in Chicago. The mau had been
bound, gagged and strangled to death.
The murderers are unknown and the police
ure Investigating the crime.
Minor Mention.
nr" - T? J ? Kfla nnanmfl/1
J. Lit) IDUUSiricll VUU1U11391VU UIU ivou>u.?
its sessions in Washington.
The alumni of the University of Georgia
are to raise an endowment fuud of $100,000.
Baron Saurma von Jeltsch, German Ambassador
to Italy, will retire in consequence
of ill health.
An Eoglish correspondent writes from
Constantinople that there are upwards of
33,000 Armenian children still uuc.ired for,
among whom the distress is appalling.
The United States Army has organized a
system of distributing riC3 at Malolos and
some of the smaller towns where Filipino
stores were captured, but the latter will
soon be exhausted, *
Thrilling Ride of a Connecticut
Farmer and His Plucky WifeSAVED
livery Step of the Way Eonthe Lashed
HU Mare, While His Wife Looked
Uelilnd?Up Hill and Down Dale Thej
ltacud, Till the Light* of Derby
Conn., Were Reached.
Derby, Conn. (Special).?Mr. and Mrs.
Gaiso L. Bootbe, of this city, bad a wild
ride in getting away from bigbwaymen on
the Housatanic River road, between Zoar |
Bridge and tbii city, a distance of eight
miles. The Boothes left Zoar Bridge at 10
p. m., having spent the day at Mr. Boothe's
father's country home. While passing
through a clump of trees near Assistant
State Secretary Elnman's country place,
The Maples, they were accosted by three
men la r carriage.
"Is that you, Boothe?" asked one of the
"Yes," answered Boothe. "Who are
"Pull up a minute; we've got a little
business with you," said the voice.
"Better call at my office in the morning,"
said Boothe, as he whipped his borsa
into a dead run. On came tUe pursuers,
and it was the wildest ride that Mr. and
Mrs. Boothe ever had.
Mile after mile they went at top speed.
Half the distauce the road was so narrow
tbat it was impossible for one team to pass
another without pulling into the brush.
flto H*af tonr milua Him P.AAHlM WAPA
well in the lead. While Boothe lushed the
horse his wife kept watch behind. They
nere in n two-seated carriage, Mrs. Boothe
being iu the rear seat.
On sped Boothe's faithful mare, white
with foam. The horse of the pursuers was
just as white, which enabled Mrs. Boothe
to see the animal better. Twice Boothe
wanted to turn iuto a farmyard and light
it out, but his wife urged him on.
As they passed the Lovelaud place, with
half tbe distance covered, oue of tba pursuers
threatened to shoot if Boothe didn't
pull up his horse.
"Shoot and be blamed!" was Boothe'a
reply, as he urged on his mare. Both
horses were running at breakneck speed
up hill aud down dale, through sandy
stretches and over good gravel.
Oa they sped until the lights of Derby
shone in the faces of the Boothes, and
tben they knew the race was won. They
drove into Housatanic avenue, while their
pursuers, not daring to come into the light,
turned about.
Before leaviug Boothe quarrelled with
one of his men. He says this man knew
that he (Boothe) had a large amount of
money with him.
The suspect hus disappeared. Mr. Booths
says he had more thau $1000 with him. He
wa9 unarmed. Iu return for the faithful
work of his mare Booths turned her out to
pasture and says she can have a whole
month's re9t.
British-Transvaal Conference at Bloewfonteln
a Failure.
London (By Cable).?It is officially stated
that Sir Alfred Miluer has given to the
Cape newspapers an abstract report of the
proceedings of his conference with PreslINA
>y Naval Constructor Hichborne to be good
>f the late war.)
dent Eruger, and that the nogotlations
were without result.
Lord Solborne, Parliamentary Secretary
to the Colonial Office, thinks It improbable
tliaf tha (JnHKnrnf Inna will ha rflatim Ail T7a i
lias not seen the official abstract of the
confercnce, he says, and tbe only news received
at the Colonial Office la that the
conference has been abortive.
The newspapers here regard the failur*
of the Bloemfonteln negotiations as being
serious. President Ktuger's reported desire
to arbitrate the difficulties is generally
regarded as impossible, except as an act of
grace on subordinate points, such, for instance,
as the question of damages growing
out of the Ja&eson raid.
Famous Theatrical Manager Succumb* to
Heart Failure Id 1'arig.
Pauis, France (By Cable).?Augustln
Daly died here a fow days ago in the Continental
Hotel of rheumatio heart failure
Sirs. Daly and A'la Rehan were with him.
Mr. Daly had
been ill In London
two wet;ks with a
severe attack of the
jflr Kr'P nni' complete
? rest had been or?A
H5S dered, but he wante(*t0
corne t0 Pafi3
I I 1 on urgeni uusjubsb.
t 'A His physicians
ISKfcv ^6BK strongly ad v is ed
Sv against the trip,
A ,-? r~ nevertheless Mr.
V? /fffcv nnd Mm. Daly nnd
iff ^'S9 Kehau crossed
.TO Km over. On arrival
here Mr. Daly im
mediately took to
his bed and never
AUGt'STiN DALY. left it
Mr. Daly had been seriously affected by
worry over a London lawsuit through
which he was tryiug to recover possesion
of his EDtflUh theatre, which now is In the
hands of Mr. Edwardes.
Two Cowboys Slain.
News was received at El Pa30, T?xa3,
from Odessa, of the killing of two cowboys
there by a deputy sheriff. Buck Reed and
Eugene Kelly rode into town from a ranch.
They mounted their horses and rode
through the streets at breakneck speed,
terrorizing the inhabitant.* and driving
every pedestrian to cover. Deputy Sheriff
Joe Brown called on the cowboys to surrender,
but instead of complying they
turned their weapons on him. Thedeputy
sheriff was quick to pull his own six-shooter.
When the smoke cleared away both
cowboys'saddles were empty aud the two
men were found to be wounded mortally.
Both died a few hours later.
Slept oil tbe Root unci Kollcd Off.
Edward Bender, of Lancaster, Tenn., a
mechanic who was working at B'rd-inHand,
became too warm in his bedroom a
few days ago and told his companion that
he was going out ou the roof to get fresh
-?- ? n iinfse was hoard.
itir. ouuu uucMi...? . -
Eeuder bad rolled o.T the roof and received
injuries from which ho died.
More Jackie* Are Wanted.
The Navy Department at Washington
has directed the enllstmont of 270 naval
apprentices. All these apprentice boys
will be sent to the training station in Newport,
R. I., to be prepared for servlca as
<tblu saamen. . . ?
Warring factions Are at Feace and
Mataafa Surrenders His Guns.
Lone Sirajrtrle Between the Illvul Clilef*
tains Seems Now to 1$? Definitely
Settle<l-?ilallotori T.inu the Victor.
Am, Samoan Islands, via Auckland (By
Cable).?The trouble* ia Samoa between
the natives are at an end. Botb factions,
the Malletoans and the Mataafaus, are disarming.
Mataafa has already surrendered
1800 guns.
The question which, has kept Samoa In
constant turmoil of late was whether the
nntfvfl thrnna should be alven to Mataafa
or Malletoa Tanu Mapill, both powerful Dative
chiefs. The former is favored by the
German residents in Samoa, while the
English and Americans insisted that the
latter should be king. As matters are now
Malietoa Tanu is unmolested in his royal
The intrigues of the representatives of
the various peoples interested In the island
led to the necessity for some sort of an understanding
as far bncti as 1831, when Germany
and Great Britain agreed to respect |
the indepeudence of the islands, and in 1890
an agreement oo'weoa the United States,
Great Britain end Germany was ratified in
The cause of tbe >te trouble will be interpreted
di7*.*ently according to the na:ionallty
of ilia interpreter, but most unprejudiced
correspondent* trace the origin
of the troubles to the tne Idling of the Germans
in native affairs nnd in having deposed
the late King Malietoa in 1887.
Two severe battles were fought In Samoa
:hls year, one at Valtele on n German plantation,
the other at Vallma, the old home
of Bobert Louis Stevenson.
Pr**ldent of the Pennsj'lvanla Railway a
Victim of Indigestion.
Philadelphia (Special).?Frank Thomson,
President of the Pennsylvania Railroad
Company, died a few days ago at his
home, at Merlon, a few miles out of the
city. His death was entirely unexpected.
Mr. Thomson was flfty-elght years of
age, and since ue reached the age of seventeen
years had been In the service of the
railroad company of which he had been
the bead during the last two years of his
life. lie succeeded to the Presidency in
1897 upon the death of George B. Roberts.
He was born in Cbambersburg, Penn., on
July 5, 1841. At seventeon years of age he
intered the Altoona shops of the Pennsylvania
Railroad for instruction. After a
four years' course of training in this
5chooi he was graduated as a mechanical
sngineer. He could fhen build a locorao'.ive
through every stage of its progress
,'rom the crude iron to the ilnished engine
on the raili, while ho was also fltted to opirate
as engine driver.
Miss Annie Thomson, the only daughter,
sa prominent figure in Philadelphia soci.
sty, and Frank G. and Clarke Thomson are
UI3 3UU3.
Home of Common* Votes a 'Grant of
Sl.50,000 to the Sirdar.
Loxdon (By Cable).?The House or Commons
ha3 voted a grant of $153,000 for
General Kitchener, of Khartoum, for bis
?ervices In the recent Nile campaign.
Mr. Balfour, in introducing the vote of
$150,000 for Lord Kitchener in the House
of Commons, said the fact that tie power
of Mabdlsm was crushed whs due to the
genius of the man they desired to honor
and reward.
Mr. John Morley, the former Libera!
Chief Secretary for Ireland, opposed the
vote on the ground of the treatment of thf
Mahdl's head.
Three Toan; Women Drowned.
Three young women, students of ale
Kandrae College, were drowned in Silvei
Croak, two mlie3 north of Lebanon, 111
They were Itutli Jeoson, nineteen years
PliMni'tt S'li.xj ?rt\dUte60
years old, of St. Jacob; and Hallene Jack
seventeen years old, of Beaucoup, III.
Goner,?J Cliarlox Kine Uincliar^ail.
By direction of the President, at Wash
ington, Brigadier-General Charier King
who has jant arrive i at San Franci.?c*> frorr
service) in tliw Phtlliiptuus, has be??a honor
ably discharged fr.iai the volunteer army
to take elT* :t August 2.
Steamer Murne.l ami Oae M?:i IJrowned
The passenger steamer It. G. Stewart
from Hancock to Dula:h, Miun., rar
ashore ou Michigan Islani, oae of tlw
Apostles tfroup, and later wis burned tc
the water's edge. Oue of the crew. Geng;
MoKeuua, of Detroit, Mich., was drowneJ
in escaping frosn the burning boat. Th?
others, with the three passenger.*, wer?"
A IJuroti ami Hit \Vlt??
Barou EJgar de B ir i an I his wife, Fail
uie, wer-i foiluJ guilty ia t!ie Unit?1 .Stilts
District Court at of lnvia-,' us.! I
tho United State* mailt to ?1 :fr.i i I oiu.i ?m
of Groat Urltalu. Ttiay iVJro coavlj.ul oa
tweuty-Uvo counts.
The Farewell Address of the General
to the Nation.
nniiRT5 nr amccipa adciiwiuqt
?aba'i Great Patriot TelU the Idanderi
to Work Together to Secure Self-government?
Cuban* Mu?t" Devote Tliem
elves to Pacific Labors?Gomez to bo 1
to San Domingo to Embrace Hi* Family
Havaxa, Cuba (By Cable).?General 5Iaxlrao
Gomez, the former Commander-inChief
of the Cuban Army, has Issued his
farewell manifesto. In the course of the
manifesto he says:
"The commission with which I have been
intrusted is nearly concluded. I have attempted
to find a solution of questions
concerning the army which I commanded
daring the bloodiest war known in Amer"
ica. I am now leaviat? Cuba, regretfully,
to attend to necessary private business. '
"A parting word to the people for whom
I have sacrificed thirty years of my life,
and to my friends in the army just disbanded,
which dlsbandment should have
been instantly after the removal of the
bloody weight of Spain's merciless regime,
for which we armed ourselves. Now we no
longer want soldiers but men for the maintenance
of pence and order, which are the
basis of Cuba's future welfare.
"We wanted and depended upon foreign
intervention to terminate the war. This
occurred at the most terrible moment of
our contest, and resulted in Spain's defeat.
But none of us thought that this extraordinary
ev?nt would bo followed by a military
occupation of the country by our allies,
who treat us as a people incapable of
acting for ourselves, and who have reduced
us to obedience, to submission, and
to a tutelage imposed by force of circumatnn/iAa
Thla flonnnt ha nnr iilMmftfA fntA
after the years of struggle, and we should
aid by every pacific method in finishing
the work of organizing, which the Americans
accepted in the protocol, and which is
as disagreeable for them as for ourselves.
This aid will prove aseless without concord
among all the islanders. Therelore
it is necessary to forget past disagreements,
to completely unite all elements,
and to organize a political party, which is
nee led In any country.
"It Is always said that countrios have the
government which they merit, ^ind Cuba
will have that to which heroism entitle her.
To-day she can only have one party, with
one object, that of obtaining the aspiration
of years.
"We must devote ourselv63 to paciflo labors,
gain tte respect of the world, aud
show that though our war was honorable,
our peace must be more so.
"Wo must make useless by our behavior
the presence of a strange power in the island,
and must assist the Americans to
complete the honorable mission which they
have been compelled to assume by force of
circumstances. This work was not sought
by those rich northerners, owners of a continent,
I think doubts and suspicions are
unjust. We must form immediately a committee
or club, to be a nucleus of a Government.
This will serve Cuban interests
purely, and act as an aid to the intervenors.
"I, as one of the first Cubans, although
one of our last old soldiers and not far
from the grave, without passions or ambitions,
call on you with tne sincerity of a
father, and urge a cessation of the superfluous
discussions and the creation of parties
of all kinds, which disturb the country
and tend to otiuse anarchy. In this
country there should not be one man
whom we consider a stranger. To-day we
no longer have Autonomists or Conservatives,
but only Cubans.
"My mission having ended, I will absent
myself temporarily to embrace my family,
but I will return shortly to Cuba, which I
love as much as my own land.
"My last words for my soldiers are that,
as always where my tent is the Cubans
have a friend."
Tbls fire well manifesto Is the principal
topic of conversation amoug Americans
and Cubans of all shades of politics. The
Americans, for the most part, consider it
an affecting address, expressing the real
views of the old patriot, ana also his siuoere
intention to retire from public life.
His Cuban admirers say the address will
rank among the most famous in bistorv.
It Is not thought probable that General
Gomez will leave Havana before July 1.
After visiting San Domingo, be expects to
return to Cuba in order to remove the body
of his son, Francisco Gomez, who was
killed with General Antonio Maceo. He
acsires to re-in;er lae uouy uui uamo
Erorv Citizen In 1'rlnceton, Ky., Flued
Fur Petitioning a Grand Jury.
Pbincetos, Ky. (Special).?Every man In
town wag fined for contempt of court. A
petition bad been signed by all of them
asking the Grand Jury not to indict the insurance
companies, and no indictments
were found. The Commonwealth's attorney
moved to proceed against the signers for
contempt of court. After considerable
argument the judsre flued every man one
cent, and the decision was applauded by
the defendants.
Driven From Reservation,
Three squads of Osage Indian police an d
light horsomen evicted several hundred
whito intruders from the Osage Indian
reservation In the Indian Territory. All
the fences uud improvements of the intruders
were destroyed and hundreds of cattle
wore turned into the grain lleids. The destruction
of crops Is great.
Alaskan Kailraatl Nearly Rta ly.
| The-tracks of t!ie White Pa3J Railway ia
i Alaska will be completed to Lake B*anett
by July 1. Tiae schedule time from Pa?et
Sound ports to Dawson will t!iea bd about
eiylit days.
rroinlneut I'eople.
The latest Mark Twain story Is of the itply
made by the humorist to a friend who
declared his fondness for calf's-head soup.
"Like likes like," said Twuin.
The first visit of Thomas Hardy, the novelist,
to America, was made as a college
lecturer upou architecture. Mr. Hardy is
a great admirer of the United States.
M. Camille Krautz, who has succeeded
Do Freyclnet as the French Minister of War,
was sent to this country in 1393 as the
Commissioner-General of the French section
at the Columbian Exposition.
Governor Poynton, of Nebraska, whe is
a fine horseman, until reoentlyhad a great
dislike for the bicycle. A few weeks ago,
however, he was Induced to learn to ride a
i wueei, unu ue 19 bow hu wuoui wuvwct.
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Washington It?raa.
f Commissioner of Pensions Evahs was no?
tlfled of the arrest at Nashville, Tenn., ol
William Davis, who Is charged with vlolat
; ing the Pension laws. Davis Has oeen
representing himself as a pension attorney
; and Las filed more than forty claims, a ma?
! Jority of which are said to be bogus.
' The receipts at the port of Havana for
May were $927,223.06, and for the tast four
i months, $4,133,931.42. The May receipts
exceeed those of any other month durlug
the American occupation by 533,297.75.
The showing is the more remarkable as the
receipts usually fall off at this season.
The regulations allowing the volunteers
to purchase the arms and equipments which
they carried during the Spanish war will
be continued in the case ot the volunteers
returning from Manila. They may pur- , -a
chase the Springfield rifles at 1)10 each, and
the revolvers at the same price, while the
otner portions of the outfit are sold at cost.
The German Government has nominated
and the President has accepted Baron
August Yon Bruck as Consul for Germany
at Havana. The Baron is now on leave of
absence, and the duties of the Consulate
are still intrusted to Herr Falke, the retiring
General Greely has received notification*
that Sergeant Hugo Behnne, of the Signal
Corps, United 8tates Army, died at Ma*
tanzas, Cuba, as a result of an accident.
He originally entered the service with the
Twelfth New York Volunteer Infantry.
The State Department has received telegraphic
information from the Marquis of
Tweedale, Chairman of the cable company
operating in the Philippines, that the arrangement
made hy General Otis with the
company for establishing direct cable communication
between Iloilo and Cebu hits
been successfully completed and the line is
now open for business. j
By direction of the President, the American
Colonial Bank of Porto Bico is deaig- U
nated as the deposltoryof the War Depart*
ment for the Island of Porto Bico.
; The coinage of the mints for the month
of May was 11, 223,817 nieces, valued at
$7,804,566, $4,803,400 of which were double j j
and and half eagles. The output of standard
silver dollars was 2,219,000 pieces and
of minor ceins 4,307,000 pieces.
. During the month of May the receipts oi
tbe Government from tbe several sources
were Customs, $18,367,906. Internal rev:enue,
$23,720,729, miscellaneous $2,697,377,
'a total of $44,786,013. Tbe disbursements
for May amounted to $40,513,004. . ,:A
In conformity with the determination
heretofore reached by the War Department
to relieve tbe troops who have been
on duty in Alaska throughout the last
winter, the Department has ordered Companies
? and L, Seventh Iofantry, to report
to General Shafter at San Franolseo
lor transportation to Alaska.
Sir James Winter, the Premier, an?
nounced in the Newfoundland Legislature
that the Ministry did not intend to enact
any other French Shore legislation. H?
also declared his belief that the French
Government preferred there should be no
action on tbe part of the colony, because
France Would thus be compelled to negotiate
for a settlement of the difficulty, Inasmuchas,
after the close of this year, the
French will have no legal warrant for in<i
terference with the colonists.
At a meeting at Valencia, Spain, the
ArcUblshop of Valencia presiding, it was
decided to telegraph an appeal. to tbe
Peace Conference, asking the delegates to
consider steps for the release of the.Spanish
prisoners in the hands of tbe Filipinos
when their other labors are concluded.
Joseph Chamb9rlain, Secretary of State
for the Colonies, in tbe House of Commons, '1
London, a few davs ago, said that he took > . .
the most sanguine view of the situation
with regard to th?Alaskan boundary question.
An action has been begun by a tradesman
against the Bank of Eogland in London as
the result of the bank's refusal to cash a j
one-hundred-pouud note which formed \j..J
part of the money stolen in January from
Parr's Bank.
L. G. Hastings, Assistant Treasurer of the
Bock Island Railway, with headquarters in
Topeka, Kan., committed suicide by shooting
himself twice through the head. Con+
!miA/4 411-liafilth la anlil fn hfltrA rtQIIQad thft
I Mr3. Herbert Clark committed suicide at
San Francisco. Cal., by swallowing carbolic
acid. The woman went there three
years ago with her husband, the abscond*
;ing cashier of the Bank of Lynn. Mass.,:
i who was charged with stealing 467,000, or
'the bank's funds, and who is now serving
a seven-year sentence for his crime.
i Mrs. Benjamin McGrew, wife of former
Postmaster McGrew, of Passaic, N. J., suf-.
fered from a queer malady. Her jaws seti " !
as if by lockjaw, but the usual symptoms'
' of lockjaw were missing. Dr. G. W. Watson,
who attended her, says the partial
paralysis resulted from eating strawberries.
Cases ol this kind are very rare.
Sherman M, Reese, Assistant Superintendent
of the Dncktowa Sulphur and
Copper Works, was shot from ambush and
killed by unknown parties* near Isabella,
Polk County, Tenn. The affair has created'
a great sensation.
Walter B. Lane, of Fairmouot Township, .
PeDn., accidentally shot and killed hid'
eight-year-old daughter Gertrude. Th?
father was practicing at a target with a revolver
in the yard, and his daughter was
standing near. While in the act of reloading
the weapon it was discharged, tbe ball
piercing the child's body.
Kate Lee, sixteen years old. and Maud;
Anderson, seventeen, were drowned by the>
capsizing of a boat in Prairie Lake, ten;
miles north of Tomahawk, Wis,
Peter Meyers was found guilty at Somerset,
Penn., of murder in the first degree for,
killing John Lenhart, who had been deputized
by his brother, Nelson Lenhart,:
constable of Summit Township, to assist in
arresting tht defendant for murdering
Michael Karney,at Garrett, last September.
Moyer was also found guilty ot murder in .
the first degree for shooting Karney. The
court imposed tbe death penalty twice on:
the prisoner. This is suid to bo without a
precedent in the history ot criminal jurisprudence
in Pennsylvania.
Ernest Devree, of Grand Rapids, Mich.,
who claimed to be the champion tatto artist
of the world, was killed instantly at
Blue Island, near Chicago, by a Chicago
and Grand Trunk traiu. He fell between
the cars and was crushed under the wheels.
Coke has sailed from'San Francisco for
Manila. Captain Froitch, the sole occupant
of the little vessel, expects to reach tbe
Philippines in sixty days.
Mrs. Belle Marshal Roloson, wife ot R.
' TTT fA*it?ian4?r.Ai>A a r\yf\ m I n -
tY . I\UIU3UU, IUI inT3U?j-UfV j wwi j u K*Vuu?M
ent and wealthy member of the Board of
Trade, of Chicago, committed suicide by,
shooting herself in the tight temple. Death'
resulted almost instantly. Mrs. Roloaon,
had been for some time a sufferer from nervous
A mob of masked men took the Rev.
George Hlggins, leader of the "Holy
Ghost and Us" sect In Levant, Me., and'
gave him a coat of tar and feathers. He
was warned to leave tho town, but it is not
expected that he will do so. The law-abiding
element in Levant is greatly stirred up
over the case.
A politlclal upheaval has taken place in
Chile. Tho Liberals have united and will
bring about the fall of the Conservative
Government. t
The British steamer Eddie, Captain Kerwln,
has passed Gibraltar from Malta on
her way to Now York. She signalled that
the Italian steamer Mir.erva has foundered.
Her master and seoo.id engineer were
Miss Both, daughter of Dr. S. Bjth, Swiss
Minister at tiie Court of Berlin and chief of
the Swiss delegation to tiitr Poaca Conference,
at the Hague, was killed in a railway
?r>i?M0nt ?t Fluslilntr. on tha smith slilo of
the Island of Walcheren, at the mouth of
tho Western Scheldt, Holland.
The Coroner's jury In the Inquest held
upon the body of MissDarche, the American
woaian who committed suicide by
*hootinj? uerself In the Hotel Metropole ia
London, found a verdict that the woman's
net of self-destruction was due to mental
The London Daily Chronicle nnnouncesi
i hat Mrs. Florence Maybrlck Is likely to b?
liberated shortly, as the result of the pressure
brought to bear by Joseph H. Choate,
!\Jnitod States Ambassador, in favor of re-,
uponlaa the oase. '

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