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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.
An agreement was reached that when
THE NEWS
BY TELEGRAPH— Congressional proceeding*;
tho senate postpones consideration of the
Cuban resolution! until Monday; the
house wrangles over United Status mar
shals' salaries; Hartinan of Montana makes
a bid for notoriety Italian excitement
over the African campaign continues; the
cabinet has resigned; calling out there
serves causes serious rioting The Cubans
continue to Buffer defeat, according to
Spanish reports, but the sceno daily ap
proaches nearer Havana ... Balling toil
Bootli accepts command of the Christian
Crusade, which is the name of
the new religious organization Testi
mony in the Brown investigation....
Races at Tnplesido Sporting notes....
Ban Diego wins the tug-of-war contest....
Santa Monica; a man killed by the cars....
I'asadena; J. A. Barker kllll a man....San
Pedro; the oil steamer's short voyago
Redlands; politics San Diego; excursion
i Saturday SuntaAna; court notes....po*
noonn; farmers' institute Anaheim;
Fiesta floats ... Riverside; a Chinaman
I murdered .. Ventura; water rate troubles
Pan Bernardino; two railroad accidents
l and nobody hurt.
I AROUND TOWN-Another is completed; as-
Btssn out Issued for a big sower district....
Public morals Committee; the now adjunct
has already begun work . Some practical
suggestions to the board of park (ommia
•l onerß No sin- yet for the proposed pub
lic market Ie Lagum.'* telephone fran
t hlse; 'he bottom is about out; his inter
ests In tho scheme und the thing
all but dead — Uoorohead and Hutuhins
found not guilty ,\ curious family tan-
I fie; Julius Brouvseau claims tv have been
defrauded Distinguished visitors; offi
cers of the Cristoforo Colombo handsomely
entertained ...The kil ing of Hendt'l by
Barker information regard In [ tlu affair
... Caused much Indignation; <>i phanV
I Home msuagers around over Dunn's
J charges.
WHKRE YOU MAY (lO TODAY
otii'Mepii—At (j p. blj Vaudeville.
Buruank—At Bp. in.; Power of ins Press.
Los Angeles Theater-At S p. m.: a Pair
of Kids
Chamber of Commerce—AH day; coaapetl-
U\ c exhibition of citrus fruits; free.

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