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' iSrlifii SUPBEMAGY Devices That the Next V In all European armies now great ttteutiou is lieing paid to the signal jorps, and each nation every now and ihen vaunts itself over the others with ;he announcement of the discovery of iome new method of signaling, says -;he New York Press. The really reliable systems of mili- J :nry eigualing aro few, aud none of > them is exactlj* new. In our own i army the heliograph and the "wigwag" system of tlag signals are most >' "* 1--II .1 I reiictl upou. iue captive uuuuujj ai Santiago was only a qualified success, j but it has not diminished the ardor j tvith which European powers are ieekiug to solve the balloon problem. The bravery and the efficient work of the signal service men in the war with Spain received high praise fro~: all the foreign attaches and from our own Government, but Europe seems loath to take up our system of signaling. With every nation on the Continent of Europe military signalingisa military hobby, r.ud each rides its own especial hobby hard, and spends great amounts of mouey on it. All over Europe experiments are j going ou constantly in military signal' " '-I "i V lug. Jiivery Drigui yuuug oujkci uu? f every crank regaidi the signal corps as the bouy which sliall make his fame aud fortune by u ilizing his invention. Aud it would s?e:n as if every King and Emperor aud cvM-y field marshal 1 lay awake nigli s to t liuk up some new iuvention fcr that branch of the service. No matter what branch of the service has to go short on funds in a European army, the signal corps gets what money it wants. That the signal service of an army is of the first importance is not to be denied, and our own corps will compare in eft ficiency with any in the world. But in Europe the corps is a fad. "'"5 W1GWAGGE3S OP THE FBEXCH PIONEERS. The German Emperor is credited with having said the other day: "So important will be the part played by military telegraphy in the war of the future that the army having the most efficient system of signaling will hold & trump card which may be of most decisive influence on the conduct and success of the war." Another German authority says: "Electric telegraphy, with and with out wires, is a main branch of tlie service, and not only with the 'pioneers,' but with every troop, infantry, cavalry, artillery and railroaders. The German army, adhering to its principle of meeting the enemy on the latter's own territory, must needs possess greater alacrity in and better facilities for building electric to!egraph lines than the French and Russians, the Austrians and .Italians, who might be eager enough to "keep war out of their own territory, but who are behind Germany in the rapidity of mobilization." Neither the German nor the other European armies rely exclusively upon the electrical telegraph, which may fail for various reasons, the principal one being that the ordinary commercial lines, as well as the field lines established in their stead or for the purpose of supplementing them, may be destroyed by the enemy or the elements, thus robbing the commanding I - * tL . / ? general ui tut? menus iur cuminunicating with his subordinate commanders. The Germans, like other nations, rely largely upon optical methods of signaling. The favorite device of this kind in tho German army is the semaphore, which is made more efficient ? ? ?' JHE UPPER riCTDr.E REPRESENTS FL AIM ARTILLERY. THE LOWER PICI IN "INDIA USING THE HELIOGRAPH by Redi's system of cones. The semaphore proper is quite an ancient device. It was first introduced by the French in 1794 for conveying intelligence from Paris to the armies on the frontier. As the illustration shows, tke German Army semaphore is l . .'J J jGLE for in MILITARY SIGNALING. Var Will Bring Into Use. similar to oar railway signal poles and is worked by arms. There is also a, telescope in the top which commands the mast at the next station. The mast can be inserted at auy place. As to the cone, each one represents a number, 1, 2, 3 or 4. If 1 and 4 are down, that means 5, and similar additions are made with the other figures. Signals can also be given without the cone by moving the arms horizontally against the body, or by placing them iu any other position agreed upon. .At night lantern slides of various . .3 LIME LIGHT SIGNALS I colors are placed in the ends of the cones. Personally the Kaiser has more faith in the captive balloon than in any other optical means for telegraphing. The German captive balloon is furnished with means for photographing, and the parties in the car communicate with those on the ground by means' of- the telegraph or telephone. For telegraphing an instrument similar to the Morse apparatus, arranged in compact form, is used. The system is practically that used in this country. 1'or the signal corps of the German army the brightest men of each battalion and regiment are selected. They are thoroughly drilled in all the manoeuvres connected with the transportation, the erection and operating of the apparatuses. Each German signal station is manned by five privates, a non-commissioned officer and a lientenant. In the English army a similar number of signal men are employed with each company, squadron of cavalry and battery. The French employ eight instead of five men; the .Russians think four men of each company sufficient for the service. The French army employs as optical telegraph flags and lanterns. The flags are worked according to the naval code and Morse alphabet. French signalers are said to be able to execute 120 movements per minute. To signal the dot of the Morse alphabet the French bold up one flag. Two flags represent the dash of the Morse alphabet. After each letter there is a short pause, after each word a longer pause, the latter being accentuated by the flag being held over thefthead of the signal man. If the telegram is finished the signal man repeats the last word three times. If the receiver doesn't understand the operator he raises a flag with his right hand to his head. Of course, flag signals can only be used in daytime. At night the lantern is employed when search and flash lights are not available. Signal lanterns are handled after the fashion of the flag?, dots being marked by opening and shutting the slide respectively. A dash is marked by exposing the flame four times longer than in case of a dot. Thus dispatches cf twenty words can be forwarded in a minute. The Austrians follow the French method of signaling in all but the size and form of flags. To the standard colors of black, white, red, blue and 11 ai _.u n _i yeiiow iney auu greeu. urcea piajs also a part in tha Italian flag signals. i / V' (X i. AG SIGNALING BY AUSTRIAN 3I0UNT'UflE REPRESENTS THE BRITISH ARMY The English largely employ the heliograph. By means of the heliograph trained signal men can communicate with each other at a distance of fifty miles, whether they have a teleeoope or not. General Boberts once sent 1200 telegrams by heliograph in a single day, That was in Egypt, .where the sun is very strong. The English mode of signaling by flags differs from the French in minor details, which are kept secret. But this secrecy doesn't amount to much, considering that the Britishers, like other nations, use the Morse alphabet. The Russians have adopted the French lantern system for distances from oneto two miles. These lanterns are constructed on the lines of bicycle lamps, having a bnlls-eye lens, and being fed by oil. On long distances the Russians use lime light apparatuses constructed as, follows: There are two tanks filled with oxygen and hydrogen respectively. The hydrogen is lit una, the oxygen gas mingling with it, produces a colorless flame. A lime block placed in the flame is rendered incaudescent and its light, reflected from a mirror, is sent forward. The mirror is a powerful paracolic, I resembliug in shape the eud of aa egg. The concave portion is the reN THE RUSSIiN ARMY. ; flector. This apparatus is so contrived that the beam light can be senl in all directions. The telegraphing is effected in the same way as the telegraphing with lanterns by the French. All the apparatuses described are, if possible, set up on natural or artificial elevations. The signal officers mnst. nlan Iia r.ivrefnl to find a suitable background for their operations, so that the signals from the other side cau be readily interpreted. There is, however, one great drawback to all these systems. As all armies use as a SEMAPHORE APPARATUS IN USE IN THE PRUSSIAN ARMY. basis for their systems the Morse alphabet, friend and enemy alike are capable of reading the messages sent out. * Moose and Caribou Cemeteries. The Forest and Stream contains the following contribution from a Quebec correspondent concerning the habit moose and caribou have of going tc the same place, season after season, to shed their antlers: "The idea of the animals seeking s definite place for this purpose was quite new to me, but lately the efficient Superintendent of Game and Fisheries at Quebec, L. Z. Joncas, Esq., has told me that they do frequent such places, and that this habit was quue wen Known 10 mm. ne knew of many and mentioned several places where horns could almost certainly be found at any time. And not only do they go to shed their horns, but they go there to die. Tbese places are known as cemeteries, and whole skeletons are occasionally found. This, however, wonld be rare, as the bones would usually be torn apart and scattered by bears and other carnivorse. "Mr. Joncas instanced the case of a gentleman going to a certaiu region for geological exploration, who asked for a nermit to shoot a moose out of season in order to get a good pair ol antlers. He was told that by diverging a little from his route he might reach a place where he would find plenty of them. He did so and secured five excellent specimens." New Game of Lawn Golf. Those who ar? anxious to ledrn the game of golf without all the violent exercise and immense amount of tramping up hill and down dale which the real thing calls for, will welcome the new game of lawn golf. Of course, golf cranks and enthusiasts will scoff at it, but lawn golf will give beginners a very good idea of the rules of the game, and from this they may graduate into full fledged golfers. The most particular and cranky lawn owner cannot object to lawn golf being played on the velvet verdure of his cherished lawn. No holes need be made in the' ground, and after the game is played, the clubs and cups and bunker? can be gathered up, packed in their boxes, and put away out of sight. Lawn golf is played with a small sized golf ball and implements something like golf clubs. The course can be laid out on an ordinary lawn, and constantly altered at will. In place of bunkers little fences provide the necessary obstructions, and, instead of the holes of an ordinary putting green, there are saucers of tin, with holes in their centres. The saucers are turned upside down in any desired position, and, as might be imagined, it is no easy matter to drive a ball into them.?New York Herald. The EnglUh Language iti Cuba. Here is au advertisement that appeared the other day in a Havana paper: "This is without doubt one of the factories of first class and of the most universal credit, and we affirm that no other has this credit with more merits, by the goodnea intelligency and care employed in the preparation aud perfectionment of his productions."?New York Tribune. ? CEMETERIES IN CUBA. there la a Question aa to Who Mow Cod trols Tliem. In most of tlie cities and towns of Cuba there is a contest pending ovei the control of the cemeteries. During the Spanish regime tiie bunal places were managed and controlled by the authorities of the church. The fees ]Hilli?"9y 3 31 innaeiaeiifli-. OVFNS FOB COBrSES IN A CUBAN CEMETERY. frnm the cemeteries formed a consid eiable item in the revenues of each parish church. It cost *11 the way fro in seventy cents to S70 to secure funeral services and a burial in'these consecrated grounds. Plots of ground were assigned to such families ns desired them on annual ground rent terms, or else "ovens" in the cemetery walls, capable of containing a corpse, were assigned upon an annual rental fee. If the rent, was not paid within fire days of the expiration of any year the corpse was dragged out and the remains, bones and ashes, thrown upon the "bone pile." In the cemetery at Havana when the Americans took possession of the city the dump pile contained literally millions of bones, and thousands of whitened skulls. The American authorities have ordered these horrible stacks of bones buried, and this particular "aight" can no longer be seen in the island. Paupers have been buried with the slightest of earth covering. Some of the cemeteries are distinguished by beautiful tombs and pieces of memorial statuary, imported from abroad and erected by the richer families of the communities. Under the new order of affairs the city governments are claiming the cemeteries as municipal property and the church authorities are tenaciously pressing their title to them as the property of the church. In Uienfuegos tbe commanding general baa allowed tbe oity authorities to take charge of tbe cemetery and reform tbe past abuses. General Brooke, Governor of the island, has notified both parties to the controversy?the church on the one hand and the city governments on the other?to submit their claims and proof in each case, and the decision will then be finally rendered as to which is the owner of the cemeteries and entitled to control them. Volapuk is Vanishing. In the later part of the seventies a German linguist, Johann Schleyer, was at work on a world lauguage?an artificial language made out of tbe principal languages of the earth. In 1879 lie issued a grammar and vocabulary of the language to which he gave the name of Volapuk. Volapuk consisted of 14,000 words, of which about 1300 are root words, a third being taken from tbe English, one-fourth from the Romance, a fifth from the German and the remainder from other languages. Its grammar was its chief advantage, being very simple and regular throughout, was designed to be a useful commercial language. Its introduction marked the beginning of a craze. Ten years after the language was presented to the public there were no less than twenty-three publications appearing in this tongue. In America a paper published exclusively in this new lingo was established and 5000 copies of "Handbook of Volapuk"were sold. But the FATHER JOHANN SCHLEVEH. (The inventor of Volapuk.) fad is dying out rather rapidly,though the activity of some of its friends, especially in the Volapuk academy in Russia, show no signs of decreasing. The obstacles in the way of its becoming a world^Ianguage are numerous. It is not at all adapted to those who 1- T>,-vl i ?1> ?r?/3 XTt-1 r\ r.'ori a 71 Iflii. J5|JOaa IUO 1UUOU UUU HUU^di.uu guages for instance; its great deficiency was its inability to render the idiomatic expressions of the various living languages; while the idea of inducing a billion and a half of human beings to give up their mother tongue for an artificial language is hardly conceivable at this day. Tiie Hyacinth Fields of Haarlem. Holland is still the bulb-grower of the world. Supremacy in hyacinths aud tulips is the one distinction left, which gains a niche for Holland among the world jjowers. No one who is acquainted with the figures of the Dutch i bulb trade and has watched the in sinuatiou <;f the hyacinth into the forbidding corners of English urban life will doubt that Haarlem's industry is a world power. Ought not then every Hollander to be proud of Haarlem? Should not he take off his hat to every hyacinth bloom he passes? And if he is not skilled to bow with ' ??? i i \.i f? grace tiie nower wm teacu mm, iui the humility of natural beauty invariably saves the hyacinth from any Arrogance of bearing. True, it has not the singulai grace of the daffodil, which learus the lesson of humility and bends its head just at the crisis of its glory; still, the upright hyacinth, left to its own devices, is never stiff. . ?Saturday Review. * 1 ASSAULT ON ILOUBET.' v/iclent Attack on the French President While at the Auteuil Races. ARISTOCRATS LED THE RIOT. : Former Anna Gould Crle* "Vive I'Arinee!'* With the Moyallati?One Man Struck the Prenidenf, ISat Wan Overpowered *nd Arrested?Government Decides to Take Strong Preventive Measures. Paris, Franc* (By Cable),?President Loubet, accompanied by the Premier, M. Dupuy, and the Chief of the Military Household, General 31. C. Eailloud, drove to the Auteull races, closely followed by ftlme. Loubet In a second landau. As they drovo along the Avenue des Champs Elvlees, tho crowd bowed respectfully, but on arriving at Auteuil, they were met by a violent demonstration, evidently organized, and directed against the President. mnnn ncra loubet. There was a storm of hoots, yells and cries of "Panama!" "A bus Loubet!" and "Vive rArmee!" A few shouts of "Vive Loubet!" were drowned in tho clamor. A strong foroe of police kept order and arrested many of the disturbers, including a man who tried to force his way to the President's carriage. Daring the second race the clamor Increased In violence, and was plainly directed by a committee of the League of Patriots, colleoted with their supporters both before and behind the Presidential stand, around which a formidable affray proceeded. At the crisis of the excltment, while /.bouts of "Vive l'Armee" and "Vive Detoulede"were heard on all sides, Comte Chrlstlanl rushed toward the President, brandishing a stick, and directed a blow against him, striking his hat. The crowd rushed upon Christian!, who only escaped severe handling by being taken | under police protection. The whole race course, particularly the infilosure, witnessed scenes of the wildest excitement. During the demonstrations n number of hats labeled "Resignation" w**re picked uj). Comtesse Bohl tie Castellane, who was Miss Anna Gould, of New York City, pluced vSSjBjS. herself at the head of the Jeunesse Roynllste. and marched Gaff* IKI UP HD(1 down the I tfSff lawn shouting "Vive Iffig ifgtk l'Armee." Comte ***" 1B> Bonl de Castellane n . n and bis brother Jean 9k zL W were arrested, but T j soon liberated. _ 1 Altogether about 130 arrosts were vC X \4 u made, one being that S\ |V} of M. Bonsette.Dep> ) \> uty Mayor of Ar/l V mentiere9. Most of ' tbe persons arrested represent some of comtesse de ca8tel- the best families iu lake. France. Cointe Christianl is held on a charge of attempting to strike the President. President Loubet remained all the while quite unmoved, talking to the Premier, while the officers of bis military household' were defending him against violence. Finally, the Prefect of Police ordered the Republican Ouards to surround the Presidential stand. Demonstrations and counter-demon3traHnna <?nnHnuert until M. Lonbet JefC the race courso. The mounted guards with difficulty opened a passngo through the crowd, the President being pursued to the Inst with boots and yells. Even eggs were I thrown. It was noteworthy, however, that the ! people generally cheered him loudly, the cheers Increasing as he drove toward the Elysee, which he reached safely. A special Cabinet council was summoned to consider the situation. A semi-official note has been issued, which 'says: "1 he Government will act with the greatest energy and will impose respect for the President and for the State." The Race-Course Committee apologized to M. Loubet, who replied that ho could not think of holding them responsible. He remarked to an important personage that he did not intend being intimidated into resignation. MANY INDIANS DROWNED. Two Boat* Collide on the Lake of Clondt^ The Occupant# All Loit. Laooan, Alborta (Special). ? Between | twenty-five and thirty Indians, including ! men. women and children, were drowned I In the Lake of Clouds, near the Canadian j Pacific Railway, while crossing to the reservation to attend a potlatcb. They wero traveling in boats rudely I manufactufod of cariboo skins, when 'the | boats collided. Eoth vessels wore run| dered useless and the entire party was lost. A third vessel bearing the skins of j deer, b?ar, cariboo, mountain sheep and goats, and mauued by four Iudinus, reached the spot as the last survivor slipped from the capsized boat and disappeared in the Olacier-Fen waters of the lake. Dense clouds were resting ovor the surface of the lake and were responsible 'or the accident. Pardoned by Kins Iluinbert. On the occasion of a national fete Kin^ , Humbert at Rome, Italy, has pardonod all | the prisoners who were convicted of taking ' part in the' riots last year. The prisoners j will receive their liberty, but their political rights will not bo restored, it requiring a | general amnesty to restore the pollticaJ right9 they lost through conviction. Father nod Son Shot Dead. News was received at Austin, Texas, ot the killing of Scott Porter and his son I Ullmoro, weaicuy siockiuuu uour utuouipu, j by T. D. Fisher, another stockman. Porter ! and bis soa quarrelled with Fishor over I the le;i?lQff of a ranch, and the tliree moo i met and fous:bt It out with rifloi. Hoy Cr>nfe??p? to Murder. Feter Graham, aged ilftcen, of Bridge! port, Conn., has confossod that he comI mittod tlie murder of a peddior there a Tew days ago. ! Crcllnj; Notes. In the Rochester (N. Y.) high school there are uccommodatious for storing 500 bicycles. i The recent census of cyclists in France, 1 which has been made for the purpose ol taxation, shows that there are 303,649 owners of wheels. 1 A project Is on foot to build a prand ' ... Anl.ili nf fli.1 TlclntTfrtn.^rilhlirr 1 eciau in race thu yenr. The 9chomei.4 to orect i 0tutid capable of accommodating 300 per eons. Wheelmen in Mexico cna^ht withouf ' license labels on their wheeU suffer tb< ' Umparary oonflscatlon of their machine! I and have a dial of trouble in adjusting natters. . -. " ' *''; . .* *,- y.y * . DEWEY STARTS FOR HOME Departure of the Cruiser JOlympia From Hong- Kong. Salutations Exchanged With British and Italian Warships?Admiral Wishes to Avoid Demonstration. Hoso Koxo (By Cable).?The United States cruiser Olympia, with Admirai Dewey on board, has left here on her homeward cruise. There was no demonstration. It was blowing and raining hard at tlie time of the warship's departure. Consul Wildman remained on the Olympia until the last minute, with a few friends of the Admiral, who went on board to bid him farewell. While passing the British cruiser Powerful the band of the Olympia played the British national anthem and gave a bugle salute. There was no flrl g. The Powerful replied with a similar s<. >te, and her band played "Hail Columbia." As the Olympla passed the Italian Admiral's ship the Olympla's band played the Italian national anthem and gave an Admiral's salute. The compliments were returned. Then the Olympla's band played "Auld Lang Syne," and the band of the Powerful played "Home, 8weet Home." Admiral Dewey is apparently anxious tc avoid all demonstrations. WHEN DEWEY WILL ARRIVE. The Admiral to Visit Chicago and Mil* Tvankee With the President. Washington, D. C. (8pecial).?President McKlnley for the first time gave official intimation of the time when Admiral Dewey, would probably reach the United States, and promised his attendance at a public function. Henry C. Payne, of Wisconsin, a member of the Republican National Committee visited the White Hnnsft tn iirirn thn Prnalrlflnt: tn visit Milwaukee some time In October, and the President agreed to do so, promising Mr. Payne that Admiral Dewey would accompany him. The President will be in Chicago on October 10. He has promised to go there on that date, and take part in the oommemoration of the anniversary of the Chicago Are and be present at the laying of the corner stone of the new Federal building In that city. He told Mr. Payne that at that time he would run over to Milwaukee and spend a day, and that as Admiral Dewey would accompany him to Chicago he would have the Admiral go with him to Milwaukee. CHICACO FLAGMAN DIES A HERO. Loaea Hia Life in 8avlnjr That of a Little Girl. Chicaoo (Special).?Martin O'Malley, a i crossing flagman, died a hero's death in saving four-year-old Mabel Smith from death at Weed street and the Milwaukee Railroad tracks. The crossing, like many others, is unprotected, and O'Malley had stood there for fifteen years, warning drivers and pedestrians of the approaching trains. When the outbound 3 o'clock express came thundering up to Weed street, O'Malley was on duty, with his red flag in hand. The little girl was coming down Weed street In the opposite direction from the flagman and looking away from the approaching train. There were others near by, and it was not until he had warned ttiem tuat OMalley caugnt algnt oi ner. He waved his flag and shouted, bat without seeing him she started to cross the tracks. Just as the engine was about to cut her down the aged man made a rush and reached the track, in time to toss her to one side. The engine ran over him, killing him instantly. The girl was uninjured. O'ilalley was sixty years old, aud had a record of several otbor rescues. DREYFUS HEARS THE NEWS. Rejoiced at the Finding of the Coart of CsMatlon. Foet de France, Island of Martinique (By Cable).?When the dispatch boat Goe> land, bearing the superintendent of the prison and the commander of the marine artillery, who were designated by th? French Government to notify Dreyfus of the revision of his trial, arrived from Cayenne at the Isle du Diable, Dreyfus was waiting on the shore. Although endeavoring to maintain his selfpossession, he received the official intelligence with a countenance radiant with Joy. Dreyfus refuses as yet to wear again the military uniform which he was permitted to do hv theFrannh (lorernmftnt TO SNUB OUR MINISTER AT MADRID Society Women Threatened to Cnt the British Einbauy Ball tf He Attended. Madbid (By Cable).?Many ladies of th? aristocracy objetoted to attending a ball to be given at the British Embassy on July 5 when they learned that Mr. Bellamy Storer. the new American Minister would be present. Sir Henry Drummond-Wolff, the British Ambassador, when BELLAMY STOBEB. (The new American Minister to Spain.) he was informed of the opposition of the ladles, which threatened the success of the ball, visited Prime Minister Silvela and laid the matter before him, asking him to use his Influence to get the ladios to reconuider their determination. SenorSiivela undertook to arrange the trouble, with the result that the Iuranta Isabella and the other ladles promised, though reluctantly, to attend the ball A Fatal Collision in Colorado. A locomotive when taking water at a tank near Hickman, Col., broke away from US crew UUU SUIIIOU uu a nriiu iuu uunu grade. Near Buena Vista the runaway I crashed into the east-bound passsenget train. Both engines wore totally wrecked. Fireman George Boswick was killed, and Engineer Arthur Lalonde received fatal injuries. No passengers were hurt. Spanish Troop* All Leave Manila. A dispatch from Manila received at Mad rid, Spain, announces that General Rios with the remainder of the Spanish troop3. has sailed lor Spain. To lJnlarjH I?ry Dock at San Kranclico. The dry dock at Hunter's Point, San Francisco, Cal., is to be lengthened CIO feet on the bottom. This will enable it to accommodate the largest merchantmen that go into ihe port, though it will not be wide enough for some of the big battleships. It will taka nearly a year to complete the work. (tepalm to the Alvarado and Sandoval. Vn.ol n.'w.r.l nn fi,in?tnmtlnn u Washington has recommended that $19,. MK) sball be expended In putting into jerviceible condition tbo former Spanish gunboats Alvar.ido and Sandoval. Tba wort will lie done at tba Portsmouth (N. H.) Nuvt Yard. BttlLLTMBIOlI | Five Hundred of Our Men Prostrated by the Heat. EFFORT TO CAPTURE DEL PILAR. - m :m Signal Corp* Men Bravely Rescue a Nam-* ber of Companion! From the Rebel*? Spine of Oar Wagon* and Supplies ' Abandoned IJocame of tbe Roujthne** of the Country?A Vlzoroai Campaign. Manila (Br Cable).?Hospital tug3 have returned to this city with Ave hundred men wounded aud heut-strleken from Lawton's brigade now advancing on the Morong peninsula. The fighting has been most severe. It was Impossible to maintain a complete cordon across the country and the Fill plnos got past oar lines and oat the telegraph wires In the Mateo Valley so often that the signal corps bad to abandon them. Communication from Lawton is _ kept up by way of Paslj?. Transportation bad to be abandoned, and even the Signal 8ervlce wagons. Five Chinese carrieri with the Signal Service decamped, and 8ergeant Wadalc, with party, was cut off and only saved from capture by the prompt action ofLieuten- . > ant Gibbs. Battery G, of the First Artillery, was unable to proceed, and bad to burn its wagons, artillery and ammunition to prevent them falilug Into the enemy'9 hands. Two battalions of the Washington troops, under Colonel Whalley, on board cascoes, were towed from Pasl? to Morong on Sunday and landed under cover of a well directed Are from the tlnclad army gunboats Napidan and Covadonga. The rebels under General Pio del Pilar, who were intrenched in the outskirts of the town, reserved their Are until the troops were ashore and in the open. The American artillery opened tire on the Insurgents and drove them from their positions, killing nlne.ot them and Wounding Ave. The - Washington troops then took the town, the rebels fleeing to!the hills. While the Americans were on their way to Mo'rong the Insurgents opened fire from a shore battery at Ancona, thair first shot striking the Covadonga's awnlug aft at a range of 3500 yards. The Napldan also was fired at. THE DREYFUS CONSPIRATORS. SllaUter of War Orders Ksterb&zy and General Pellleax InTeittgated. Pabis (By Cable).?M. Krantz, Minister ; of War, has ordered an Inquiry into the subject of Esterhazy's connection with the document known as the "Liberator" letter: He has also ordered General Duchesne* to Inquire Into tlie'm^nner In which General Pellleax directed information against EatttrUaZ7' COMMANDAHT ZSTEBHAZT. (He forured the document oil which Dreyfus was convicted of treason.) " Because of Iils nttltude in the Derouleda case, the President of the. Court of Assizes, M. Tardif, is to be summoned before the Hign court oi judicature iuu nttvai iyiour tenant Gaenard, of the gatrlson at L'Orient, is to be sent before a maritime tribunal. __________ ENSIGN DAVIS RECOMMENDED. v?l Admiral Dewey Reports His Bravery *m the Navy Department. Wasuixotox, D. C. (Special).?The Nayj Department has made public a report from Admiral Dewey recommending the advancement of Ensign Cleland DavLs ten numbers above his present ranlc for strikingly gallant services rendered in connection with General JlacArthur's division in the engagements ashore near Malolo9 and Caloocan. The report presents the peculiar situation of a naval officer being recommended for promotion by the cornmauder of ah nrmy corps and this recommendation being approved by the admiral of the fleet. Eusign Davis took ashore a Colt automatic gun from the Helena and co-oper atedwltL Major Young of the Utah Batterj In MacArthur's advance of Caioocan. BANK ACCOUNTANT M!SS!NC. John H. Henderson, of OlUirn, Charged With Iiobblug the Coucern of 830,000. Ottawa, Ont. (Special).?John H. Henderson. an accountant of the Union Bank Is missing, and it is charged that by false nnf-rl?a Im hn* rnJihad tha bank of abouf $33,000. Henderson is the son of Hie City Clerk ol Ottawa, and is married. He has been io % tbo service of the bank for over ten yeare. It is said that he had speculated unsuccessfully. The bank authorities state that the shortage will be fully covered by the bank's system of guarantee, so that the Institution wiil suffer no loss. A SUftgvr.iy Bank Fail*. The First Bank of Skagway, at Skagway, Alaska, has closod its doors, with $15,0t>3 liabilities. The assets are said to be $13,000, but many say but $3330 will be realized. Judge Johnson ha* appointed J. Q. Prica receiver. He thinks tiie depositors will get auout eighty per cent. Peru'j New President. Tiie eleotiou of Senor Eluardo P.ornana as President, aud of Senors Alzamors and Rraa ini T7i rah i n rl Ant respectively, of Peru, has been secured by a trifling number of votes over the miatmum required by law. The Labor World. There are 833 carpoaters' unions ia the United State.?. Cramps' shipyard a: Philadelphia novt employ 5000 men. The oil woll workers nro agitating th? formation of a national organization. The Illinois Legislature has voted to establish State employment agencies iu Gill- , ca >ro. I'ho recent advance in wages, equivalent to about twenty per cent., enables tb? street car men of Pittstmrtf, Penn., to now earn $2.50 a day of twelve hours. Cincinnati unions have signed articles CS agreement with a large shoe factory ther* <-t ll,n.nnl,hl? llnlrtn Tl.lj U ?!,?. iii ii& lU^j |b bUVtVUJMIj UUIWUi A UIJ IV kU? lirjt azjiaashoa factory la tint oitr. \. . '