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VOL. XI/V. NO. 147
ITALY IS STILL EXCITED Over Defeat of the Army in Abyssinia THE CABINET HAS RESIGNED King Humbert li Busily Searching for New Ministers < Indignation It Increased by the Calling Out of Reserves—Serious Rioting at nany Places Alloc Iftted Press Soeclsl Wire. Rome, March s.—The excitement through out Italy, caused by the defeat of General Baratlerl at Adowa on Sunday last by the Abyssinians with the loaa of from 5000 to 10,000 men killed and wounded according to generally credited reports, shows little signs of abatement. It is true, however, that the disturbance caused by the news of the great disaster and the consequent dis play of indignation against the govern ment has been greatly increased by the calling out of the army reserves of the class of 1872, which calls 80,000 addi tional men into active service. The great majority of thes9 reserves are married men whose families will thus be deprived of their aid or only support for an inde finite period. Thus, at Milan and other places, serious rioting has occurred when the reserves were preparing to obey orders, and in many cases they have been pre vented by force. Women and children lead the agitation. Railroad cars have been demolished, rails torn up and tele graph wires cut and the police have been beaten and stoned into helplessness. The soldiers have been attacked, the bayonets have been freely used, and men and wo men, frenzied with wrath, have thrown themselves on the naked steel of the troops. Large number* of arrests have been made. The troops everywhere are eithei con fined to barracks or occupying the streets, and night has been turned into day by torchlight processions, indignation meet ings, riotous demonstrations in public squares and in front of many of the gov ernment buildings. This is a summary of what lias occurred in a greater or lesser de gree at Milan, Florence, Turin, Corno, Ter rera, Beliina, Lodi, Verona, Parma, ISer garmo, Naples, Brescia, Venice, Uazara, Palermo, Cremona, Catania, and almost any other town mentionahle. The agitation bas been spread to the country districts, and from all Bides come accounts of rioting and indignant protest, of bitter denunciation and loud cries for vengeance upon those who have been re sponsible for the terrible reverse to the Italian armies. The report that General Baratieri had committed suicide turns out to be incor rect, but it would seem as if that would have been the best thing he could do under the circumstances, for as the darker and darker reports which are reaching Home from Massowah are substantiated, he will have great difficulty in escap ing capital sentence on his trial by court martial. It is said among other things that he deserted the troops white the latter were fighting gallantly against overwhelming numbers of Shoans, and that he fled to a spot 100 kilometers from the scene of the massacre (for that seems to be the proper term for the rout of Italy's troops) without knowing or apparently caring what became of Generals Dabor mtda and Arimondi, whose columns have never yet been heard from, so far as can be ascertained here. The column of troops commanded by General Albertone also appears to have been crushed and that of ficer is still missing. The motion to impeach the cabinet, which the members of the left gave notice of their intention to propose, was as fol lows: "The chamber of deputies, hoping that the people, with calmness and energy, will know how to do justice to all the guilty parties in the Africa enterprise, de cides to recall the troops now in Africa, and upon the impeachment of the min istry." The Opinione mentions, among those who will possibly be intrusted with the formation of a new cabinet, the names of the Marquis di Rudini, b'ignor Saracco and General Ricotti. The Journal believes, however, that the king will select the Marquis di Rudini, who will form a ministry in connection with Signor Brien, an ex-minister. The Tribuna thinks General Ricotti will be chosen, the Marquis di Rudini co-ope rating. There seems to be no cessation and no amelioration of the agitation and disorder among the people, notwithstand ing the less disastrous character of later reports of the battle of Adowa. The agita tion is threatening as ever, and during the course of the evening the rioters smashed numerous windows. Excited crowds are parading the streets, and the police have difficulty in dispersing them, as is shown by the reports of conflicts that have oc curred. A large number of arrests have been made. The public apprehension of trouble is indicated by the number of shops that have been closed for fear of the damage that would result to them rora an outbreak of disturbances. The roops are also still confined to their bar racks. The utmost efforts of the police and soldiers to disperse the mob, which has had possession all day of the Plaza Coona, in front of the chamber of deputies, has proved to be futile up to 9 oclock tonight and at that time the cries of derision and disapproval of the government of Premier Crispf and of the commanders in Africa were still being kept up by the parading crowds. A report found currency for a time that the missing brigade of General Dabormida had in fact reached the head quarters of the Italian army in Africa, but the report was later ascertained to be un founded. The war office today admitted "at least" 150 Italian officers were killed, but the of ficials still refuse to admit over 5000 men killed. They say, however, "they believe" 0500 Italian troops and 8000 native troops in the Italian service were engaged and "that nearly all" the artillery, ammunition and supplies fell into the hands of the enemy. The official and private residences of the cabinet ministers, royal palaces, embassies and all important public buildings here were guarded by troops throughout the night and the soldiers are still on duty this morning. In spite of the strong force of troops and police about ttie chamber of deputies today it was with difficulty that order was main tained. The soldiers and police were fre quently jostled by the excited populace, and had it not been for the great forbear ance displayed by the authorities many dis turbances would have occurred. The crowd about Monte Citorlo, upon which the chamber of deputies stands, now and again raised cries of "Down with the gov ernment," "Death to Baratieri," and from the galleries a number of persons were ejected by the police for uttering similar cries. Almost immediately after the ap- Eearance of the premier, who was greeted y cheering by some of his supporters and by cries of derision from opponents, he an nounced that the cabinet had resigned and the king had accepted the resignation. The announcement was followed by cheers, which were taken up by the crowds outside and echoed far and wide. Some moments elapsed before the cheering sub sided, and even then excited shouts of the Leftists continued for some time. Crispi gazed calmly upon the shouting deputies, as if such a demonstration was quite an ordinary occurrence, and when again able to make himself heard added: "t he ministers will remain at their posts until their successors are appointed." More cheer- and shouts of disapproval followed, after which the president of the chamber asked the house to adjourn until the crown decided upon the successors of the ministers. The Leftists raised a storm of protest against the proposition, saying the government would be impeached; the public was entitled to know who was re sponsible for the disaster in Abyssinia, and there was no excuse for not making public promptly all facts in the possession of the ministers, but when the protests had been exhausted the house adjourned, pending the appointment of a new cabinet. Before Premier Crispi made his an nouncement in the chamber of deputies each of the ministers, on arriving in the house, was loudly hooted, and the opposi tion leaders were as energetically cheered. During the uproar the premier was as cool as if nothing was happening, and bowed ironically on all sides while the Leftists were hooting him. Eventual ly the people i n the galleries became so excited and took such an active part in the demonstration that the police cleared that part of the house. But this was only accomplished with a great deal of difficulty. Several ar rests were made and tuere was a number of encounters between the people in the ' gallery and the police, the former hooting and yelling as they were driven out. Later several thousand people met on the Piazza cclonnad9, and after listening to a number of fiery orations, during which the African policy of the government was strongly denounced, the police and the troops interfered and the mob was dis persed. After the adjournment of the deputies, a majority of the members remained in the lobbies quarreling violently, and in several instances almost coming to blows. After the neighborhood of the chamber of deputies had been cleared by the police and the troops, large crowds of people marched through the streets headed by the Leftist deputies, shouting "Down witii the government," "Down with Crispi," and other violent cries. The police made an attempt ro disperse them and much dis order followed. After the adjournment of the chamber, the plaza of Monte t'ltorio and adjacent streets remained tilled wi'h excited crowds until they were dispersed by the police and soldiers who occupied all the approaches to the house of parliament. Signor Crispi, after leaving the chamber of deputies, made a similar statement in the senate, which adjourned sine die. King Humbert has already consulted several statesmen regarding the formation of a new cabinet. Among those sent for by his majesty are Marquis Di Rudini, Viscount Venosa and General Ricotti. DETAILS OP THE BATTLE. Rome, March s.—Later advices from Massowah snows tnat aituougn tne rout of the Italians was complete, the extent of the disaster is somewhat less than rumor made it. The Shoans did not pursue the Italians to Asmara as first reported, and stragglers who were believed to have per ished are arriving there. This has caused a renewal of complaints against the gov ernment for not giving an official estimate of the number of killed and wounded, which is still believed to be over 5000. It appears the majority of the generals approved General Baratiera's attack. All accounts agree that Goneral Albertone pushed far ahead and engaged in regular battle, his artillery consisting of fourteen guns, delivering a crushing fire upon the enemy until the tihoan army dashed against General Albertone's forces and in spite of the bravery and tenacity of the Askarts they were compelled to recede. On the arrival of reinforcements it appears General Albertone made a second attack, under cover of artillery, described as splendidly handled, and kept the shoans at bay long after the final retreat had been sounded. Eventually the ABkaris broke and a ter rible rout began. The pursued and pur suers mingled, running and fighting, mile after mile. Meanwhile General Arimondi'a brigade had been packed on the other ridge of the pass, there not being space enough for the troops to deploy or assist General Albertone. The result was Ari mondi'a men became demoralized, al though a few companies fought gallantly. Tito remainder were only passive-on-look ers of the slaughter of their comrades by Shoans, who cut them down, shot them or crushed them beneath stones in great numbers. Later the whole of General Ari mondi'a brigade became panic stricken and fell an easy prey to the Hara tribes men who swarmed up the ridge, driving the Italians before them, cutting them down or shooting them without mercy. Generals Baratieri, Arimondi and Cara, with revolvers in their hands, did every thing possible to stay the flight of the troops, but the efforts of the officers were futile and the rotitand slaughter continued. Numerous instances of personal valor, dis played by Italian officers and men, are re counted. Information has been received that Gen eral Arimondi was seriously wounded in the battle of Adowa. The news that Gen eral Debormida and Colonel Galliano were killed is continued. The Crispi ministry refused to withdraw their resignations, in spite of the king's request. A dispatch to the Standard from Rome says: "A Rudini cabinet is regarded as a cer tainty, with General Ricotti as minister of war. There were disorders in this city this evening, the windows were broken in Premier Crispi's house and offices of the two government newspapers. The troops occupied the center of the city until dark ness came on, when a heavy rainfall cleared the streets of the crowds." An intimate friend of the Marquis di Rudini, the opposition leader, is quoted as saying that Rudini will not consent to ac cept office during the present crisis. He is reported to be of the opinion that Signor Crispi, whose friends have now rallied strongly to his support, should be com pelled to straighten out the difficulties into which he has led the country. POLITICAL EFFECTS St. Pete its in; ro, March s.—lt is semi officially announced here that the defeat of the Italians in Abyssinia is regarded in official circles as tending to discredit the solidity of ttie dreibund and a possible re grouping of the powers is being negotiated. HOLMES' IIANOINO The Appeal Denied and the Death Warrant Prepared Habbisburo, Pa., March s.—The date for the execution of H. H. Holmes, the convicted murderer, was fixed by Governor Hastings today. He named Thursday, May 7, as the date. The decision of the supreme court affirming the judgment of the lower court was received at the execu tive department and was laid before the governor. The governor said Holmes should have at least sixty days in which to prepare for death, and selected the time accordingly. The death warrant was at once prepared and forwarded to Sheriff Clement at Philadelphia. The Hussion Picnic Pekin, March s.—Li Hung Chang started today to attend the coronation of the czar at Moscow. THE HERALD LOS ANGELES, FRIDAY MORNING* MARCH 6, 1896.-TWELVE PAGES. HE ROASTED THE PAPERS And Denied Ever Having Done Anything Naughty DR. BROWN'S TESTIMONY Tbe Deacons Bear Witness to the Pastor's Oood Behavior. At Tomorrow's Session the Public Will Be Invited to Listen to the Preacher's Explanation Associated Press goecial Wire Saw Francisco, March s.—Rev. C. O. Brown was on the witness stand in his own defense this afternoon before the congre gational council. He prefaced his testi mony by scoring the newspapers on the ground that an effort had beon made to prejudice the community against him. He charged that the reporters at the council had suppressed all testimony favorable to him and had misquoted his utterances to the council. At the request of the moder ator a motion was adopted by the council requesting the papers to treat Brown im partially. Dr. Brown then began his testi mony. He stated that he was born in Michigan forty-seven years ago and learned the trade of a blacksmith. He wished to enlist during the civil war but as he was too young to be enrolled he accompanied his father to Shiloh and other fields as his father's servant. Subsequently he served as a bugler in the Third Ohio. He began to study theology at Oberlin when 17 and a year later married his present wife. For violating the rule that students should not marry he was obliged to leave Oberlin and so went to Olivet college, Michigan, where tie remained seven years, supporting himself by teaching and preaching. Ho told of his trouble in his first pastoral charge at Rochester. Michigan, when anonymous letters were scattered about the town assailing his character. He recounted the church council there and read the verdict completely exonerating him of the charge of immorality. He re cited the more important incidents in his career until the time of his removal to Ta coma. He said he first met Miss Over man after lie had been in Tacoma six months. His wife had engaged her as a seamstress on the recommendation of prominent ladies. Ho said his acquaint ance with her in Tacoma was casual. Miss Overman sewed for his wife at the parson age three times. He knew she was trying to acquire an education and that she worked by day and studied at night. He was called to the First Congregational church in San Francisco in 18012 and stated be was introduced to Mrs. Stockton by Mrs. Sarah B. Cooper. Directly ques tioned he stated that he had never sus tained any improper relations with Mrs. Stockton. Mrs. W. E, Aber was placed on the stand at the evening session of the council and gave important testimony regarding her knowledge of the relations that ex isted between Dr. Brown and Miss Over man prior to the charges made by Mrs. Davidson. Mrs. Aber said Miss Overman spoko highly of Dr. Brown, but nothing in the conduct of Miss Overman or the pastor ever made the witness believe there was ever anything savoring of familiarity be tween the two. Miss Overman was greatly attached to Mrs. Davidson until the night of December 19, when she was informed by Dr. lirown that Mrs. Davidson had blackmailed him. Mijs Overman, ac cording to the witness, denounced Mrs. Davidson as a hypocrite and moved her trunk from Mrs. Davidson's house where she was living, the same night. Deacon Vasconcollas was called to prove that during the last thirty years, during which time he has attended every service at the First Congregational church, he had never seen any improper conduct between Dr. Brown and Mrs. Stockton. The deacon's story began on a Sunday two years ago, when he was called upon at short notice to assist Dr. Brown in baptis ing Mrs. Stockton, and extended to the time when the scandal was precipitated. On all occasions Dr. Brown had been a model of propriety, and Mrs. Stockton had been as circumspect. Questioned more closely, the deacon said he had never seen anything bordering on familiarity between Mr. Brown and any woman. He could not even remember that he had ever seen the doctor walk on the street with any woman other than his wife. Deacon Willi a: us thought too much time was being wasted on thin line of investigation and moved the adoption of a resolution toclose the examination. He said ho believed both sides would admit that Dr. Brown was not in the habit of making appointments with women for immoral purposes and there fore ho introduced a resolution conceding this point. The resolution was adopted without discussion and the council ad journed until 9 o'clock tomorrow morning. No afternoon session will be held tomor row on account of Deacon Frank's funeral, but an evening session will be held as usu al. Dr. Brown will testify tomorrow and it was announced that the session will be open to the public, as the doctor desires that the public shall hear his explanation of tbe charges made against him. CANADIAN DEFENSES Money Asked ta Complete the Formications at Esquimau Ottawa, Out., March s.—ln the senate tonight Senator McDonald of British Co lumbia called attention to the importance of fortifications being erected at Seymour Narrows, the northern entrance to the passage between Vancouver island, the mainland, and the Straits of Fuca, the southern entrance. Without these narrows being fortified, the expensive works at Es quimau could be attacked by an enemy from the rear. Sir Mackenzie Bowell replied that tbe importance of improving the defense* of the country, owing to events which had taken place during the past few months, had induced the government to ask parlia ment for a loan of $.'1,000,000, to be ex pended in improving militia and defense. He admitted the importance of fortifica tions at Seymour Narrows, and although he had no official information, he thought engineers engaged at Esquimau intended recommending the construction of fortifi cations at that point. COKE AN NEWS Another Coup d'etat at Seoul—Russia Profits, as Usual San Francisco, March s.—The steamer China arrived today from Yokohama, bringing news of another coup d'etat on an extensive scale at Seoul, Corea. On Feb ruary 10th a detachment of Russian ma rines, numbering 127, arrived in Seoul fromJinsen. The Corean king and the crown prince went into the Russian lega tion and formed a new government, dis missing ail the former cabinet ministers. Premier Kirn Houg-Tsuh and seven others, known as pro-Japan statesmen, were be headed and their corpses dragged around the streets. A decree, said to have been signed by the king at the Russian legation, ordered that the heads of flvo of the mur dered ministers be fixed on spikes and ex posed. Ail telegraphic wires from Seoul were then cut and only meager news of the coup was obtainable. On receipt of the news of these occurrences American, British and French men-of-war in .linsen landed detachments of marines, who im mediately left for Seoul. The king is said to have been induced to his action through a desire to avenge the murder of the queen last October. All the members of the new ministry are said to be connected with the Mm family, of which the murdered queen was a member. The Tokio paners at tribute the king's actions to tho influence of the Russian minister. The Russian em bassy, where the king resides, is guarded by 200 Russian marines. IN THE COMMONS Sir Charles Dllko Thinks tbe Navy Program Inadequate London, March s.—Prior to the opening of the debate on the navy estimates in the house of commons today Mr. John Red mond (Parnellite) declared that in view of the manner in which Ireland waa over taxed, he would oppose every vote to in crease and insist in each case upon a di vision. Sir Charles Dilke thought that the navy program was inadequate. The navy, he insisted, ought to he superior to any com bination, as it was doubtful if a hand would be raised by any other nation to save Great Britain if she weie engaged in a death struggle. Mr. Balfour said he believed that Great Britain's navy in ltiSlil would be in a posi tion to contend on satisfactory terms with the fleets of any two countries. Sir William Vernon Harcourt, Liberal leader, said that the present moment was an inopportune one in which to ask the government to divulge the condition of Great Britain's relations with Europe and America, requiring this vast armament, and the house was bound to accept assur ance of the government ihat grave circum stances necessitated the increase of ex penditures. OLD HUTCH DID HIS EEST But the San Diego Men Were Too Strong Howard Hed to Come Home end the.plve Hun dred Dollar Purse Has Gone Olimmerlng Special to the Herald. San Dieoo, March s.—The final contest in the tug-of-war tournament between tbe San Diego and Los Angeles heavyweights came off tonight before an immense audi ence in Armory hall, and resulted in a victory for the local men after a pull of five minutes. The loss of Howard, who returned home this morning, was recognized as a serious one to the visiting team, and the fact that his substitute had beon almost confined to bed since the team came here, left the con test with practical.y five men as against tbe opposing team. Old Hutchinson was in bis usual splen did form, and when the rush came that Anally resulted in his defeat he succeeded in checking it two or three times. Bad the visiting team been on the same footing as they were on the opening night, the con test would certainly have fallen to the Los Angeles men. San Diego through tonight's victory wins the $500 prize. IT MADE MAYOR SUTRO MAD His Statements, He Says, Were Thor oughly Accurate , II the Postol Authorities Oblected to Hand ling His Letters He Should Have Been Notilied San Francisco, March s.—Mayor Sutro was furious when he heard of the seizure by the postoifise authorities of his commu nications to the congressmen and senators at Washington warning them of the schemes of Huntington to compass the passage of the funding bill. His anger was occasioned not bo much by the stop page of the letters as from the fact that ho had not been notified by the postmaster of the seizure. He considered that the hold ing of the letters had caused the loss of valuable time in the fight against the fund ing bill and that he should have been told that the department considered the envel opes objectionable, so that he might have devised other means of placing them in the hands cf the members of congress. The inscription on the envelope to which the postal authorities object ls.in the opinion of the mayor, nothing but the expression of truth, and therefore not in tiie least libelous or scurrilous. He believes the statement that "Huntington would not steal a redhot stove," with the inference that he might be capable of stealing some thing far moro valuable and easily han dled, to be strictly in accordance with veracity, in the light of past events, and wonders that the postofflce should seize upon such au expression to stop the mis sives to tbe men ho wishes to reach. "I have not tbe least desire to break the laws and regulations of the postofflce de partment," said tbe mayor, "and if they insist that I shall send no more such letters through the mails I shall bow to their de cision. But that will not stop tbe bom bardment of members of congress whom we believe to be capable of giving way to railroad influence. "These objections from certain members of congress convince me more than ever that we have Huntington on a down grade. He naturally objects to be shown up as a robber and is resorting to all sorts of tricks to keep us from reaching the ears of the congressmen and senators. "I could have made millions by combin ing with Huntington in his iniquitous schemes, but I would not do it, and now he is resorting to all sorts of trickery and lies to break down the influence I have brought to bear against him. That man is tbe big gest liar in America today, and the ma jority of the people in this country know it." The Chinese Loan Peein, March 5. —It is ieported here that the French government is supporting the offer of a syndicate of French liuan • cisrs who is offering China the loan of 100,000,000 ta"ls. France to guarantee the interest of tho loan on the security of customs and other concession*. Still Voting for t:i ickburn Franki'okt, Ey., March fi.—The result of the ballot today for I'nitod States sena tor: Blackburn 55, Holt X, Del Joe 40, Car lisle 7, Hunter 4, Pratt ), t'omiugore 3, Lyons 1, Vance Fettit 1, J. M. Harlan I, Dodsoii 1. THE HIS ADVANCE Seems Very Steady in Spite of Reported Defeats HAVANA IS THREATENED Maceo Is Almost at the Gales of the Capital An Outbreak of Smallpox Adds to the Horrors of the Cuban War—Feeling In Spain Associate') Press Special Wire Havana, March 5. — Captain-General Weylervisited the military hospitals today and expressed himself as satisfied with the manner in which the wounded and sick are being cared for and at the condition of the buildings. Up to date the insurgents have burned thirteen villages and towns in tho province of Pmar del Kio. Among them are several important places, including San Jaun de Martinez. In addition they have burned many tobacco houses and the extensive sugar estate at < lv tuamaya. Carillo and Rojai, the insurgent leaders, at the head of about 700 of their followers, recently attacked a company of Scillia battalion and the local guerrilla force of San Andreas near Holguin, province of Santiago de Cuba. The soldiers made a brilliant defense and repulsed the rebels with a loss of twenty-five killed. The enemy retired with many wounded. Captain-General Weyler has issued a cir cular prohibiting the sale of pretroleum and other inflammable articles of like de scription in the villages of Cuba and regu lating their importation. Major Ferrera, in charge of a detach ment of troops guarding a provision train bound from Santa Spiritus to Pico Puero, province of Santa Clara, has repulsed an insurgent attack. Four insurgents were kill* J end the troops lost six men. The Spanish gunboat* Lines, conveying provisions to Jibacoa, found the entrance to the river closed by a chain stretched from bank to bank. The insurgents fired upon the gunboat and the latter returned the tire. The troops were sent in pursuit of the insurgents. A detachment of insurgents belonging to Maceo's forces have captured the fort at Santa Cruz, a small place north of Jibacoa, by unfair means, it is claimed. The in surgents called upon the little garrison to surrender, and the Spanish in charge left the fort for the Durpose of conferring with the insurgent lender. In the meantine the insurgents surrounded the fort, entered and made prisoners of the volunteers de fending it, also captured ail thoir arms and the supply of ammunition. The volunteers were later released, and the military gov ernor of Jibacoa sent a detachment of troops in pursuit. Generals Prats and Arolas are closely pursuing Gomez, who is now on the limits of the border of thesprovince of Santa Clara, according to tho official advices. The situation in the province of Pinardel Rio has greatly improved. It was recently entirely lacking in tel -rapliic communica tion and in garrisons and was at the mercy of the insurgents. But order has been restored and matters are now in their usual state, although com munication is maintained by the helio grapbic system. The insurgent leader, Cntungu, who was reported to have been killed, is still alive. General Melguiztt has had an engage ment at the plantation of Moraloc, near Casaguies, this province, with the bands of the insurgents belonging to Maceo's com mand. The troops dislodged the insur gents from the posi ions which they occu pied, and the Castillos squadron and the Tarotcea volunteers, in purs' ng thei . killed eighteen of the enemy and wounded many more. The troops bad several wounded. Colonel Martin I 'er had another en gagement with the ui-urgent* at tho Yero farm after crossing the River Tuicio, not far from Santa Cruz, in the province of Puerto Principe, and the colonel after- ! wards dispersed the insurgents at Saboraco and Pico Pica, where the insurgents had : again united their forces. Colonel Martin's cavalry charged the insurgent front and j dislodged the enemy from the position oc- I copied with loss. The reopening of the telegraphic com- ! munication with the region of Piner del Rio brings the first detailed information of attain in that province for seveial weeks. The condition of affairs disclosed is little less than appalling. The rich Vuelta Abajo district seems to have been put to the torch, and is apparently reduced to a wil derness. Whole towns have been oblit erated and their inhabitants are wandering helpless over the country, many of them starving. The villages and towns of Oa banas, Uethia Honda, San Diego de Lunez, Santa Cruz de los Pinos, Los Palociot, Piso Real de San Diego and San Diego de los Banoi are know. 1 to be reduced to ashes, and reports of others will bring the number destroyed up to thirteen. All of these were important centers of population and busi ness. The last town which has succumbed to the insurgents' torch is San Juan y Mar tinez. The tobacco from this town is fa ne tn the world over. ST. When the tirst column of the Span ish troops arrived on the site of the town tbey found only debris and smoking ashes. A hundred desolate families had taken refuse in poor huts out side of what was once the town, and were wailing helplessly for any assistance. They were without clothes and without food. IKSUBGENT ACTIVITY New YoiiK, March 5. —A special to the Herald from Havana says: "Nobody has paid much attention to re ports from the field as to operations lately. Washington and Madrid have been the sole centers of interest. Vet, within a few days, Gomez and Maceo have achieved other successes in the face of strong opposing columns, which has made the world wonder how it can bo done. , "General Pando, iv command in Santa Clara, only awaited the arrival of these troops to strike hard blows. But Gomez and Maceo, having left in the everglades hospitals all their wounded and ill, taken east from their lights in tho western prov inces, strengthened their forces with new troops fresh from Puerio Principe and San | Diego and then, while the Spanish batt&l- ! ions were route to catch them, they un- j expeetedly turned westagain, slipping past all obstructions with oniy a few skirm ishes. "Now Gomez is in the heart of Map tan- ; zas, and Maceo is onco more almost at the gates of the capital. Trains have been fired • on just beyond the city on the Mantauzas i road and Monday night there was a sharp | skirmish only three miles beyond the sub urb of Jesus del Monte, a liitle settlement to which Havana horse cars and omnibuses make regular trips. There was nootlieial report of the affair given out." adiikd UoRROBS Washington, March s.—Smallpox has been added to tbe horrors existing in Cu ba, according to a communication received by Surgeon General Wyraan of tbe ma rine hospital service, from Dr. Camineio at Santiago. In hi* report Dr. Carainero ■ays: "A general order has been issued by the authorities to all the practicing physicians of the town to report any case of smallpox presenting itself, for the purpose of send ing any such case to a smallpox hospital provided by the municipality outside of the city limits: but this measure will not prevent, in my judgment, the development of the terrible disease if it should further appear among us. No quarantine is en forced upon the coasting steamers coming from the port of Manzanillo, where small pox is epidemic, and most likely some pas sengers will arrive with the disease within its period of incubation, which later on wiil develop into a more or less malignant form of smallpox, Yallow fever seems station ary, and as the troops are now in active operation in the field, those taken with it are carried to the provisional hospitals es tablished In the surrounding country." SPANISH FEELING ABATING Barcelona, March s.—The universities here, nt Valencia and Granada are closed, to prevent the students from making dem onstrations against the United States. The excitement, however, has considerably abated, r.nd there is a belief prevailing tejat Great Britain and France and will support Spain against the United States. consulates ucarded New York, March 5.--A special to the Herald from Cadez, Spain, says: Numerous civil guards, both horse and foot, took up positions facing the Ameri can consulate and occupied the neighbor ing approaches, owing to the projected students' demonstrations. Others were stationed at various centers in order to prevent any concentration on the part of those engaging in the proceedings. Later on the guards were withdrawn from the streets and some were posted inside tbe consulate. The government is determined to stop every demonstration. The United States consul has been received everywhere with marked attention, and has expressed his extreme gratification at the measures taken by the authorities. the president's promise. Madrid, March s.—According to a state ment of £1 Dia, Senor Dupuy de Lome, the Spanish minister to Washington, has telegraphed to the government that Presi dent Cleveland will refuse, as long as he is president, either to recognize the rebel* or intervene in the Cuban que*, lon. A POSITIVE DENIAL. Washington, March s.—Prom a source, the accuracy of which cannot be question ed, the report that Minister Dupuy de Lome has telegraphed his government that President Cleveland will refuse, as long as he is president, either to recognize the rebels or intervene in the Cuban ques tioh can be safely denied. Statements of a similar nature have been heretofore pub lished. The foundation for the statement probably arose from an interview with Minister de Lome quite extensively pub lished in this country, and portions of which have no doubt found their way to Madrid. The late hour at which the report* of dis orders today in Valencia were received, made it impossible to learn whether any of the information had been received here in regard to the trouble. The attack will no doubt create renewed indignation in congressional circles, and may have the effect of hastening action on the Cuban resolutions when the conference report is taken up in the senate on Monday. In this, a* in the case of the attack on the consul ate at Barcelona last Sunday, the Spanish governmental is quite likely, will promptly express to the United States its regret for the occurrence and make a complete dis avowal of it. The Spanish minister has not received any advices concerning this latest disturbance. A CONSULATE STONED Valencia, March n.—The disorders which were provalent here when the news was first received of the action of the United States senate, broke out afresh to day and there were renewed demonstra tions of hostility towards the United States. The mob made its way to the United States consulate, which was stoned and the windows smashed by the infuriated populace. The university here has been closed un der orders from the government, as it , ,ts feared the students' meeting would be a hotted for breeding disorders. But this measure proved unavailing and the polic i have been kept busy dispersing students' gatherings nearly all day. Several attempts were made by disor derly paraders to make their way to the United States consulate, but they were frus trated, as the authorities had received special orders to be on the lookout for any demonstration against the property of the United States. Special protection was af forded the building in which the officers of the consul are located, with a view to the same end. The mob gathered before the building before the police were aware of what was occurring, and stones began to lly from the crowd, with tho result that windows were broken. Tho crowd was cheered on by some in the streets and from the neighboring houses. The police lost no time in charging the rioters, and the mob was speedily dispersed. There was no violence indulged in in other parts of the city, the demonstrations being confined to noisy clamor, cries of derision against the United States government and attempts to make speeches. The orators were not allowed to proceed far when tho poiico drove away their hearers and warned the speakers to desist. A number of arrests were made as a result of 'the de fiance of tho orders. DISORDER AT MADRID Mam,in, March s.—Numerous groups of students armed with clubs took part in a patriotic meeting in Buen Retiro park to day. A strong force of police dispersed them. The police are guarding the uni versity, veterinary college and medical col lege. It is stated here that several English shipowners have offered the government to equip privateers on their own account in case of war between Spain and the United States. The government lias decided to purchase two additional cruisers. It is stated the situation in Cuba appears to im prove. AN AMERICAN DEMONSTRATION Princeton, N. J., March s.—The under graduates of Princeton tonight burned in effigy the king of Spain in a demonstration in which several hundred took part. The flan of Spain was dragged through the main street and later was torn to pieces in the center of tho campus. A CUUAN COMMISSION New York, March 6,—A special to the World from Washington says it is possi ble that President Cleveland will send a military commission to Cuba to report on tiie condition of affairs there. In this con nection it is announced that Oen Wesley Merritt, commander of tho department of the Missouri, and seventl other high offi cials of the army, have been suddenly summoned to Washington. The world says it could not he positively learned last nifcht I hat their mission had any reference to Cuba, but it is know n the president has implicit confidence in Gen eral Merritt. and that he would bo quite likely to name him for a position ot the character indicated. He Didn't Come London, March 5.- The report circulated in this city last night that the imperial chancellor of Germany, Prince Hohonlohe, had arrived in this oily turn out to be in correct. CITY PUCE, PER SINdLE COPY, % CENTS ON TRANSPORTATION LINES, g CENTS THE FIFTY-FOURTH CONGRESS The Cuban Resolutions Reported Prom Conference UNDUE HASTE DEPRECATED Final Consideration Will Be Olveo M Monday The House Wrangles Over Marshals' Sals* ries—Congressman Hertman sf Moa« tasts Makes * Bid for Notoriety Associated Tress Special Wire. Washington, March s.—For a long time this afternoon it looked as though the Cuban question would be finally dis posed of in the senate by agreeing to the conference report accepting the house res olutions. At the conclusion of Mr. Mitchell's elab orate, argun tent of the Dupont case, Mr. Sherman pi resented the report of the con ferees and ssked for immediate action. Representatives Hitt and Adams, two of the house conferee*, were present at the time, as it teas expected the report would he adopted. But as it was tben 3 oclook not more than a dozen senator* were pres ent, and Hitle of Maine suggested that it was undesirable to crowd through a resolu tion of this magnitude at a late hour and with an empty senate. This brought out considerable sharp debate. Chandler, who had not beon before heard on Cuba, de clared him self in favor of not only recog nizing, but of maintaining the independ ence of Cuba, even if it resulted in war with Spain. Hawley expressed sympathy with the public feeling against Spain, yet he feared tbe earnestness and eagerness of the United States would involve ua in war, not only with Spain, but other European nations. Ho deprecated the flippancy with which warlike utterances were made. Mr. Sherman concluded to let the subject go over until Monday, the senate having agreed to adjourn until then, and he gave notice that he would call up the report during the morning hour, lasting from 12 until 2. The question of Cuban independence came up unexpectedly in the senate when Allen (Populist of Nebraska) presented a resolution directing the president to issue a proclamation recognizing tbe independ ence of Cuba. An objection from Hale of Maine to a request by Allen for unani mous consent to make a speech on the resolution, directed matters to an exchange of personalities inconsistent with senatorial courtesy. The Nebraska nenator warmly announced if Hale objected the latter could take warning that he would not receive unani mous consent on any measure as long vi (Allen) was in the senate. This brought from Cuandler (Republican of New Hampshire) a declaration that he would give consent to no senator who pre faced his request with a threat against sen ators in general. Allen retorted that his remarks were ap plicable to Hale, not to senators in general, and that he had no aplogie* to offer as to Hale. Hale said he would have no vendetta with Allen, and thought each could be in hotter business than watching to pay each other off. Allen closed the incident by statin i he would postpone his speech if Hale would give his consent to such a course. The objection by Hale prevented consid eration of the conference report at the present time. Upon request of Mr. Sherman, it was mado the special order of business for Monday. In the discussion Mr. Chandler declared the resolutions were not strong enough. He was in favor of the recognition and maintenance of Cuban independence by the United States. Senator Call moved to reconsider the motion to adjourn until Monday, so the re port might be considered tomorrow. Senator Hawley advised caution. We might be involved in war not only with one nation, but with several. Without ade quate navy and coast defenses, there should bo great care exercised in giving offense to other nations. He hoped the men so vigorously supporting the warlike resolutions would vote for liberal appro priations for increasing the navy, army, and coast defenses. Senator Call withdrew his motion to re consider the motion to adjourn until Mon day, and the Cuban resolution therefore will be considered Monday. 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