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Look Out for The Herald's Bit;
Fiesta Edition on Wednesday. .
••Modern Methods" of Warfare
Adopted at Buluwayo
lailiti Thai the Town li, Not In
Any Danger
Tha Citizens Believe Otherwise and Lira In
Oread While They P> spare tor
Desperate Fighting
Associated Press Special Wire.
CAPE TOWN, April 19— Advices re
ceived here from Buluwayo are that
the numbers of the Matabeles around
Buluwayo and threatening that place
continue to Increase so they now form
a formidable force. As a measure of
defense against the expected attack
Upon the town, dynamite mines have
been laid in the oustklrts of the town,
and in the outskirts of the town and
In the ground over which an attacking
party would necessarily approach.
These mines have been wired and con
nected •with Instruments in the central
laager, which will be the point of re
treat ln case of attack. From tho
central laager the ground ln which tho
mines have been laid is in full view
and the mines can be exploded by elec
tricity at the moment required. An
explosion at the moment an advancing
horde of natives covers the mines
would do tremendous execution.
LONDON, April 19.—The officers of
the Chartered South Africa company
here are persistently representing that
the situation at Buluwayo is not as se
rious as represented In non-official dis
patches and that the town is not in any
real danger. The chartered company
today announced that the officials of
Buluwayo are confident that they can
hold the town and that the town of Sal
isbury is also sate and is orga lining its
defensive forces. The tone of non-offi
cial dispatches front South Africa re
flects a contrary tone and continues to
represent the situation at Buluwayo as
alarming and the condition of affairs
throughout Matabeleland as growing
more and more threatening. Elabor
ate precaul<ons for defense, Indicating
a momentary fear of overwhelming at
tack, are reported from Buluwayo, and
grave apprehensions exist there that
communication, with the settlements to
the south will be cut off. The supply
of provisions Is diminishing in Bulu
wayo in a constantly increasing ratio,
owing to the large number of refugees
and, what is much more serious, doubt
ful natives who are coming in. Dread
is abroad among all the white Inhabi
tants that these natives are hostile Mat
abeles coining in under the disguise of
friendliness, but meditating a treach
erous outbreak In co-operation with an
attack from without.
The diminishing supplies make the
keeping open of communication to the
south doubly Important, as it Is from
there that supplies for Buluwayo must
be looked for. Fears are entertained
for the safety of the supplies now on
the way, and even should these get
through to Buluwayo they are only snf
ficient temporarily to relieve the ne
cessity of keeping these roads open to
the passage of friends of the people of
The Times this morning publishes in
formation going to show that the arm
ing of the inhabitants of the Trans
vaal, which is going forward with such
energy, is being assisted from German
A Cape Town dispatch to thS Times
says: A Barbarton telegram reports
that the German steamer Bundesrath
arrived at Delagoa bay on April 14th
and St. Komatl on April loth. The pas
sengers were not disposed to allow
their luggage to be examined. Search
ers, however, have unearthed numerous
military accoutrements. A German
officer subsequently produced a pass
port and the party proceeded to Pre
toria, the capital of Transvaal.
The Dally News says»that military
authorities consider that the appoint
ment of Gen. Carrington British com
mander at Gibraltar, who has been or
dered to the Cape of Good Hope to
take command of the British forces in
Matabeleland. is a measure of precau
tion and that it will probably be fol
lowed by the dispatch of more troops.
"The war office is busy making ar
rangements," the Daily News contin
ues, "and placing stores ln readiness
for being transported. Telegrams have
been sent summoning every officer on
furlough in Great Britain from the
Cape to return to duty without delay.
The militant section of the Tories are
in active revolt against the policy in
Africa of Colonial Secretary Cham
berlain and Gov. Sir Hercules Robin
loll of Cape Colony, and they talk of
adjourning the house on the subject."
The Chronicle (Liberal), commenting
upon the situation in South Africa,
does not assume that it is Mr. Cham
berlain's policy, "but," it says, "if the
government deliberately intends the
subjugation of the Dutch race in South
Africa in revenge for the defeat of Dr.
Jameson, it is time that Englishmen
were up and doing."
The Chronicle suggests the formation
of a watching committee of leading
BULUWAYO, April 19.—50 far as the
situation is improved here over that of
yesterday, it is due to the departure of
the enemy, massed to the north of the
town for several days, and from which
an attack had been almost hourly ex
This movement, however, brings little
comfort to those in Buluwayo. The ex
cited maner in which the natives quit
ted their positions indicate a confident
pdrpose of mischief. There is no evi
dence that they were alarmed Friday
at the demonstration ot the patrol of
twenty-four men from Buluwayo upon
their vanguard. Although this van
guard was driven back upon the main
body, V "« patrol did not dare to place
Itself wkjn reach of the overwhelming
numbersvif the main body.
The direVVon taken by this great body
of hostlle\ ttives after quitting the
position to tlVj north has not been learn
ed. But lt'is\?ared the purpose of the
movement is to try to effect a junction
■with tha rebels in tn.i Matoppo hills and
thus sever communication to the south
ward. The road through the Matoppo
hills to the south of Buluwayo is a
difficult and dangerous one for fifty
miles from here, at which distance the
road reaches tho Mangwe pass. This
angular and precipitous defile, it is
felt, must be held. It Is of such a char
acter that it can be made impregnable
against the attacks of native warriors.
But for the same reason, if allowed to
get into the hands of the natives it
Sfi* be extremely difficult and per
haps impossible to dislodge them with
any force at present available. To leave
this pass to the enemy would effec
tually cut oft the Intercourse of Bulu
wayo with the outside world. To hold
the pass and to patrol the road between
It and Buluwayo. measures which are
felt to be Imperatively necessary for
the safety of this place, requires a large
proportion of the available force, less
than a thousand men, in Buluwayo. The
threatened movement of the enemy
upon the line of communication perplex
es the authorities with the problem of
how far they can further denude Bulu
wayo of its fighting force to guard the
road. The lack of certainty as to tho
whereabouts an ! immediate destination
ot the great masses of natives moving
so near the town causes much dread
and anxiety.
The Dally Telegraph has a dispatch
dated Buluwayo, Friday, via Pretoria,
which says:
The enemy are manoeuvering and
constructing laagers to provide for re
treat and organized attack less than
six miles out. A council of war has
been held and it has been decided that
the local forces are too weak to make
further attacks upon the Matabele.
The greatest anxiety is felt for the ar
rival of reinforcements from the south,
which is the only link with the outside
world, as the natives now hold all the
country except Buluwayo, Gwelo and
The returns of casualties to the
white population thus far show that
six have been murdered and a hundred
are missing.
A dispatch from Mafeklng, Cape Col
ony, to the times says: There is a na
tive discontent throughout Bechuana
land and the adjoining districts. More
police and military are needed. Earl
Grey has arranged for a daily coach
service from here to Buluwayo.
A National Arbitration Conference to Begin
on Wednesday
WASHINGTON, April 19.—The na
tional arbitration conference will hold
a two days' session in this city during
the comin 'i week, beginning Wednes
day. Betv»' v three and four hundred
written ace* ances of the invitations
to attend thx conference have been re
ferred from governors of states. Judges,
publicists!, lawyers, leading business
men. ministers of religion, philanthro
pists, educators and other eminent citi
zens. They represent in all thirty-eight
states, tl is expected that ex-Senator
Edmunds of Vermont will be the per-'
manent president of the conference
Among tho speakers of the first day
will be Hon. John W. Fotser of Wash
ington, D. C. ex-secretary of state: ex
henator Edmunds, President Angell of
the University of Michigan, Mr. Edward
Atkinson of Massachusetts and Hon.
Carl Schurz.
A Gloucester Fishing Schooner Goes
to the Bottom
Nine Sailors' Wlvss Will Walt lv Vala.
Seven Hen Are Saved by the
Freakish Wind
NEW TORK, April 20.-A special to
the Press from New Bedford. Mass
says: ' ™"- •
Nine Gloucester fishermen were lost
off Long Island on Friday night while
the fishing schooner G. W. Campbell of
Gloucester was sunk tn a squall. The
seven survivors arrived here tonight to
tell the story. They were brought Into
port by the Norman, from the schooner
which picked them up after they had
spent an entire night and <?ay in an open
boat without food. The names of those
lost are:
Captain Robert Smith.
John McGuire.
Frank Sylvia.
Thomas Rogers.
George Ela.
William McAllister.
William Corey
George Graham.
Charles D herty.
All the ah jvc are from Gloucester.
The sink! ig of the Campbell was re
markable fi several respects. The fatal
squall was ?ne of the most sudden and
terrific In the memory of the surviving
seamen. It was aTT over in about a
minute. It happened so quickly and
there was so little warning that there
was no time to avert the calamity and
provide for escape. It seem 3 remark
able that there was a single survivor.
The escape seems but a trick of fate.
When the squall struck her the vessel
carreened under the terrible blow and
all realized that their lives were in dan
ger. Seven of the sixteen sailors quick
ly clambered up the masts. No sooner
had they done so than a second and
more powerful gust of wind seized the
craft and seemed to lift It bodily out of
the sea. Then, as if in a mighty grasp,
the vessel was wrenched and given a
sudden twist with such violence that the
masts snapped off even with the deck
and were hurled far away from the
reach of the vortex made by the ship
as she fell back into the water and
sank like a piece of lead.
This is the story as told by the sur
They left New York at 8 ocloek Fri
day night arid the squall struck them
soon afterwards. There was not the
slightest v arning. The wind was blow
ing only about two knots and every
thing seemed favorable for a smooth
trip. After tho squall had subsided the
moon came out, and by its light the
seven survivors who still clung to the
masts ln spite of the awful shock of be
ing thrown through the air and strik
ing the water as they did, were able to
find a dory, in which they got after bail
ing it out. All night and all the next
day they drifted helplessly about the
sound without food or water. Then
they were picked up by the schooner
Norman and later were transferred to
the tug Gladiator, which brought them
to this port. They lost everything ex
cept the clothes on their backs. They
will be sent to their homes tomorrow.
A Premise of Low Charges for Carrying
SAN FRANCISCO, April 19.—Traffic
Manager John Moss of the San Joaquin
Valley railroad left for Stockton tonight
to take a trip over the route of the com
peting line from Stockton to Fresno. It
is his Intention to confer with the Stock
ton merchants and the shippers of the
San Joaquin valley within the territory
of the new line as to the volume of busi
ness. He will consult with them as to
what freight rates the new company
should make between Fresno and Stock
ton and intermediate points. Freight
tariffs between San Francisco and San
Joaquin volley points reached by the
road will be considered. What ever
rates are made to and from San Fran
cisco will depend upon a prorating ar
rangement with one or both of the
steamship companies having a river
service between here and Stockton.
Mr. Moss has not yet had time to pre
pare any freight schedule, and he said
he would not be able to begin compiling
his rates until after a careful study of
the business situation In the valley. He
says, however, that the first freight
tariff he will prepare will be one affect
ing wheat shipments of this season's
crop. The directors are unanimous, he
says, ln insisting that the wheat rates
shall be put down to the lowest possible
notch, and he Intends to carry out their
wishes to the letter.
The Herald
A Colorado Republican Voices
His Silver Views
Centennial State Voters Must Hsve a
Silver Plank
Nebraska Democrats Split aa the White
flstal Ouestloa-Texas White Republl.
cans Object to Negro Nomination
Associated Press Special Wire.
CHICAGO, April 19—Among the ar
rivals at the Auditorium annex Is W. H.
Griffith, late chairman of the Republi
can state central committee of Colo
rado. He Is nqw the manager of two
daily papers published at Leadvllle,
Col., and is en route home from a trip
to Washington. The following inter
view was had with him regarding the
political situation in Colorado:
"How do you think Colorado will vote
this fain-
For silver. No man for president on a
gold platform can carry the state. The
party that declares for free coinage, be
it Republican, Democratic or Silver
party will carry the state by a large
"Do you think Senators Teller and
Wolcott will be delegates to the Repub
lican national convention?"
"So far as Senator Teller Is concerned,
I can state positively that he will not be
a delegate. This, however, is of his own
choice, because if he wished to he would
have the united and unanimous support
of the party. I make this statement
about him not being a delegate from a
personal interview with Senator Tel
ler. As to Senator Wolcott, I can state
nothing from personal knowledge, but
I am informed by reliable authority that
he desires to be a delegate providing his
duties on the Pacific railroads commit
tee will permit of his absence from
Washington for that length of time."
"Do you think Senator Teller will sup
port the nominee of the Republican
party for, president?"
"Absolutely no, if that candidate is
running upon a gold-standard plat
"Will not a successor to Senator Tel
ler be chosen by the legislature elected
this fall?"
"Yes, sir."
"As the candidate of what party will
he seek re-election, If he does not sup
port the Republican ticket?"
"If he desires re-election he will be
tbe candidate ot the people of the state,
and there will be no question of his elec
tion. The people ot Colorado respect
and honor him. both for his nobleness
of character, and ateadfaafhess to the
interests of the state, and there is no
honor within their power they would
not gladly bestow upon him."
OMAHA. Nob., April 19.—The Demo
crats of Nebraska held their county
conventions to send delegates to the
state convention yesterday. Two fac
tions of the party continue to remain
quite distinct. Those counties in which
the silver wing controlled the regular
convention sent delegates to the state
convention to meet in Lincoln Aprlt 22.
Where the so-called administration
forces were In the majority the dele
gates were accredited to the convention
of April 29. The silver Interests prob
ably secured the largest number of reg
ular delegates. In each instance the
wing defeated in the regular county
convention will secure delegates fav
orable to their cause in a mass conven
HOUSTON, Tex., April 19.—The white
Republicans of Texas meet here tomor
row in state convention to elect four
delegates at large to the national con
vention at St. Louis and to arrange
plans for the future, to rescue the party
from negro domination. There will I-1
about 300 delegates in attendance;
among them half a dozen negroes wh»
are identified with the reform move
The delegates-at-large will be four of
the most prominent Republicans in the
state, and a hard contest wil be made for
seats at St, Louis for a full delegation of
30 votes from Texas. Two of the dele
gates will be Cong'resman Nonan of San
Antonio and H. F. McGregor of Hous
ton. The executive committee held a
meeting this afternoon and agreed on
Lock McDanlel for temporary chairman,
and A. B. Norton and W. S. Nevins as
temporary secretaries. This is the last
convention of. Lily Whites at which
delegates have been regularly chosen.
The vote has increased materially since
the first nomination, and the leaders
are sanguine of making a good showing.
No instructions wil be given delegates,
and they will be left free to act as they
see fit .
BOSTON, April 19.—The Prohibition
state convention last night elected del
egates to the national convention and
Instructed them to support the nomina
tion of Joshua Levering of Baltimore
for president. Delegates at large, H. A.
Gibbs of Roxbury, Edward Kendall of
Cambridge, Alfred W. Richardson of
Springfield and Hon. J. C. Brock of New-
Bedford. A list of district delegates
was also prepared by the committee.
NASHVILLE, Term., April 19.—A
special from Knoxville, Term., to the
American says: Returns from 144 out
of 181 election precincts insure the nom
ination of W. P. Brownlow for congress
by the Republican primaries held yes
Men Who Have Made Their fUrk and Passed
NEW YORK, April 19.—Austin Ab
bott, Lli.D., dean of the university law
school, died at his residence on Fifty
flrst street this morning after an ill
ness of ten weeks.
Austin Abbott was born ln Boston
December 18, 1833. He was the son of
Jacob Abbott, the well-known wr .teron
law. Dr. Lyman Abbott of Brooklyn
and Dr. Edward Abbott of Cambridge,
Mass., are brothers. He was graduated
from the New York university in ISS:
and soon after was admitted to tho
bar. forming a partnership with his
brothers, Vaughn and Lyman. In con
junction with the former he began the
publication of Abbott's New York Di
gest and Abbott's Forms. He carried
these on alone for a number, of years.
He was the author of a series of books
on methods of legal procedure, which
have been adopted as standard text
books and books for the desk and
bench all over the country.
In 1889 the New York university con
ferred upon him the degree of LL. D.
and in 1891 he was called upon to as
sume the position of dean of the Uni
versity law school, with the chair of
pleading, equity and evidence.
CLEVELAND. 0.. April 19.—Rev.
Dr. Bates, rector of St. Paul's Episcopal
church in this city, died this morning of
pneumonia. He was born ln this state
ln 1840. At an early age he enlisted
n the union army as a private and
won the rank of first lieutenant by
brovery. Wounds received at Chlca
mauga caused his dismissal from the
service. At the close of the war he
practiced law for six years in Cincin
nati. Afterward he entered the Epis
copal ministry. He was for a time
professor of theology at Kenyon col
lege. In 1885 he came to rieveland as
rector of St. Paul's. Dr. Bates was
badly crippled as the result of his
wounds and for years had been a great
PARKERSBURG, W. Va., April 19.—
Ex-Gov. Boreman, the last of the war
governors of West Virginia, died at his
home here at 9 o'clock this morning.
He was once United States senator
and has been identified with state in
terests for thirty-five years. At the
time of his death he was circuit court
judge for this district.
DAYTON, 0., April 19. — Erville B.
Bishop, a prominent railroad man and
past commander of the Knights Temp
lar of Indiana, died of apoplexy at his
home in this city to-day.
WATERTOWN, N. V., April 19.—Hon.
Willard Ives died at his home here this
afternoon in his ninetieth year. Mr.
Ives served ln congress from 1852 to 1896.
An Oakland Anarchist Frightens People
Osthered for Worship
OAKLAND, April 19 —A very sensa
tional interruption occurred in the Uni
tarian house of worship this morning,
at the signal for the commencement of
the morning service. A roughly-dressed
man walked up the aisle with his hat on
and flourishing his revolver, and com
menced to shout: "When the anarch
ists threw the bomb in the French as
But the wildly-declalrning speech
maker was suddenly cut off. From four
corners of the churhh four men rushed
toward him. They vjere John Yule. John
P. Irish, Sam Hall and David Bush. Each
instinctively seized the flourishing arm
and grappled for the pistol. Some of
the audience watched tho struggle.
There was a very lively bout, but the
weapon-wielder was presently over
come, and little further time elapsed
before ho was hustled out of the church.
He was taken to jail, where he gave the
name of Lewis Pastor. He says he Is
a laborer, homeless and In need of as
sistance. Chief Lloyd ordered him to
be charged with carrying a concealed
weapon and disturbing a religious meet
ing. The pistol was loaded in evexy
chamber. City Physician Mayon exam
ined Pastor and pronounced him insane.
Invited to Compete for the Carnegie
Money Prize
Bight Thoujsnd Dollars Offered for the Best
Two Pictures to be Painted by
American Artists
PITTSBURG, Pa., April 19.—Andrew
Carnegie has authorized the trustees of
the Carnegie art gallery to offer $8000
for the best two oil paintings by Amer
ican artists. Acting under this au
thorization, the board of trustees of the
Carne'gtfe fine arts aud museum collec
tion officially announced:
First—A prize of JSOOO will be given for
the best paintings in oil produced in tho
year 1896 by an American artist, where
ever resident, to be first shown in the
Carnegie art galleries of Pittsburg, at
an exhibition to be held for five weeks,
beginning Tuesday, November 3, 1896,
the successful work to become the prop
erty of the board of trustees of the Car
negie fine arts and museum collection
fund, and to be hung permanently on
the walls of the Carnegie art galleries
of Pittsburg. The above offer is condi
tioned on the exhibition of a work to
be adjudged of sufficient artistic worth
properly to represent the best Ameri
can art of the year.
Second—A prize of $3000 will be given
for the painting in oil adjudged to be
next tn artistic- value, subject to the
conditions enumerated above.
Further information can be obtained
by addressing John W. Beatty, director
of fine arts, Carnegie library building,
Pittsburg. (Signed) W. N. FREW,
Tha Famous Bug Catcher of the Yosemlte
YOSEMITE. April 19.—Some Indians
who arrived here this evening report tho
finding of the body of J. B. Lambert
dead in his cabin. Lambert lived in the
winter about seventeen miles down the
Merced river from here, and has been
missing about two weeks. A search
was made for him but without success.
Later on some Indians went to his cabin
and tearing off a board saw his lifeless
body in the cabin. The coroner of" the
county has been notified and until he
arrives and an inquest on the body is
made no one can say if his death has
been from natural causes or not. No
foul play is suspected, as his cabin was
locked on the Inside, showing that he
must have locked it himself before he
Lambert is an old-timer ln and around
the Yosemlte, having lived here for the
past twenty-five years, and many of
the tourists who have visited the val
ley in the past few years will remember
him as he was familiarly called "The
Bug Catcher of Yoesmite, Those of the
Sierra club and others who have made
visits to the Sierras will well remember
him as the owner of the famous Tuo
lumne Meadows where are located the
soda springs and where all persons
wishing to make the ascent of Mount
Conness or Mount Dana stop for the
night before starting on their climb up
the mountain. He was well versed in
entomology and had been known to re
ceive as much as $250 for one rare insect.
Buffalo Temperance
BUFFALO, N. T.. April 19,-The sa
loons were closed today in obedience
to the Raines law-, but all the old-time
hotels and the newly-made hotels of
the ten bedroom capacity did a rushing
business. A nickel bought a sandwich
with a beer on the side. There were
no arrests and no features to be re
marked unless the pronouncement of a
war upon the hotels should be expected.
The Catholic Total Abstinence union
reorganized today and passed a pre
amble declaring "that reckless inter
pretation whereby any man living at
his home In Buffalo might at the same
time be a guest in any <*• all the hotcl3
of Buffalo and buy unlimited quanti
ties of alcoholic drinks on Sunday by
first ordering the merest pittance of
food, would nullify the Sunday closing
portion of the Raines law or turn it
into mockery," and resolving that a
committee of three urge the authorities
to bring the matter to court.
Killed by a Bomb
LONDON, April 20.—A dispatch from
Lisbon to the Times says that a wealthy
manufacturer named Domingo, while
returning in his carriage from his fac
tory to the Alhambra station, was kill
ed, together with his coachman, by a
bomb mad* of dynamite and nails.
Consecrated Bishop of the Sioux
Falls Diocese
Deals With the Teachings ot the
Catholic Church
Liberty el Conscience Demanded Bat No
Union ol Church and State Is
Asked or Dealrsd
Associated Press Special Wire.
WASHINGTON. April 19—With im
posing rites the Rt. Rev. Thomas O'Gor
rnan was today consecrated as bishop
of Sioux Fulls, S. D., the ceremony tak
ing at St. Patrick's church, which
was crowded throughout the four
hours which the exercises consumed.
Cardinal Satolli officiated aa consecrat
or and 150 bishops and priests occupied
the chancel and chapel and Joined in
the responses incident to the services,
while hundreds of other persons prom
inently connected with Catholic insti
tutions were also present. In the soft
light of countless candles the snow
white altar stood out as the superb
background for the rich crimson throne,
and the low chanting of the priest 3,
continuing for almost an hour, and oth
er impressive features of the consecra
tion made the scene awe inspiring. A
large chorus furnished the music for
the occasion. After the rites of the
consecration had been performed, the
bishop-elect was Invested with the pec
toral cross and chain and the ring of of
fice. The cross was the gift of Arch
bishop Ireland, and the ring of amethyst
was presented by Bishop Kean of the
Catholic university. After the com
munion the ceremony of the kiss •>*
peace took place. When lie was fin
ally presented with his full canonicals,
Bishop O'Gorman was escorted down
the main aisle, accompanied by bishops
Morty and Keane and their several
chaplains. The new bishop blessed
the kneeling people, passed to the out
er door and blessed those in the streets.
He then returned to the main altar.
Archbishop Ireland of St. Paul, who
will bo the metropolitan of the new
bishop, delivered an address, in tho
course ot which he said:
"The liberties, the democracy, the
spirit of progress which are the glories
of America, are the outcome of the
deepest principles of the teachings of
the Catholic church. Liberty and pro
gress came into the world with her
and prospered always under her
breathings. The most positive pre
cepts of the Catholic church go to the
building of America. She prescribes
loyalty to the state, purity of personal
life, charity to fellowmen. The church
recognizes as her own, faith and mor
als; she possesses and claims no mis
sion ln civil and political matters. It
the church encroaches upon the sphere
of the state we should always bid her
be away. If the state enters into the
sanctuary of conscience, the proper
empire of the church, the appeal Is to
God, and the state is ordered to hold
off its hands. Separation of church
and state as It is in America, Church
and state revolving freely in their sep.
arate and distinct spheres; Catholics
fall behind none of their fellow-citi
zens in admiring it and demanding its
continuance. The Catholic church
wishes no aid from the state in the
preaching of the gospel. But liberly
from the state she wishes and clamors
for as a sacred and inalienable right
liberty ln its fullest sense under the
common law of the land. lam a Cath
olic; I am a priest and bishop, but I
am an American citizen and I must be
debarred from no rights and privileges
accorded to other citizens because I am
a Catholic; my words betray no fear
for the future. Americans are people
of sincere religious convictions and of
profound common sense, and they wilt
know how to keep church and state
separate and yet give liberty its full
est sway and guard religion and mor
After the conclusion of the services at
the church Bishop O'Gorman enter
tained the hierarchy and clergy at
dinner. He will leave in a few days for
his new field of duty.
Many of the priests ln attendance
were from other cities and most of them
left for home later in the day.
Among those in the audience were
Ambassador Patrenotre of France ond
Mme. Patrenotre, Senator and Mrs. Da
vis of Minnesota; Senators Hansbrouglt,
Roche. Murphy, White and Representa
tive Pickler, Mr. John Vinton Dal.l
-green and John Constable of New
Plague News Serious But Not Alarming—Po.
lltlcal Affairs
SAN FRANCISCO, April 19.—The
steamship Gaelic arrived today from
Hongkong and Yokohama, via Hono
lulu. Owing to the prevalence of the
plague at Hongkong the steamer was
sent to quarantine island. The cabin
passengers, fifty In number, were al
lowed to land, but the 200 steerage pas
sengers were kept on board. A case of
smallpox was developed during the
voyage from Yokohama to Honolulu,
and there was a case of plague just be
fore the steamer left Hongkong. There
was no sickness on board when the
steamer arrived today, and after the
steerage passengers and their baggage
have been fumigated they will probably
be allowed to land.
The plague news from China is not
alarming. There is a great deal of
sickness among the European colony at
Hongkong, but nothing very serious. It
has rained there constantly for seven
weeks and tho city is in an unhealthy
state. A fata] cattle disease has broken
out which has almost ruined the dairy
business. Up to March 20th there had
been 264 cases of plague in Hongkong
since January Ist. Most of the South
China and island ports have declared
quarantine against Hongkong. A case
of plague Is reported from Singapore.
The German officers engaged In or
ganising and drilling the new Chinese
army tit Nanking were attacked and
badly beaten by a Chinese mob.
News from Corea states that the
Corean king is still domiciled at the
Russian legation, but that the Russians
are endeavoring to persuade him to re
turn to his palace.
Outbreaks among theCoreans against
the Japanese are still frequent and a
number of Japanese have been killed.
The Gaelic brings news that Admiral
McNear, in command of the Asiatic
squadron, Is eoadsfnplating a naval
demonstration in Chinese waters. The
fleet, consisting of the Detroit, Olympia,
Charleston and Boston, will rendezvous
at Shanghai during the summer and
will then sail north along the coast of
China and to Japan.
The United States steamship Detroit
recently made a fast trip between Nag
asaki and Shanghai. She made the dis
tance in twenty-six hours, which is
thirty minutes faster than the time
made by the Empress of India, the pre
Look Out for The Herald* Big
Fiesta Edition on Wednesday. .
vious record holder. The Detroit aver
aged about nineteen knots an hour.
The United States vessels Petrel and
Concord have sailed for home via Hono
lulu. The Petrel left Yokohama March
28 and the Concord March 30. The Pet
rel hn? been ln Chinese waters for many
years, and this will probably be her last
sea voyage.
The Late Stste 5e .tor Given Due Meed ol
NAPA. Cal., April 19.—Not for twenty
years have the people of Napa turned
out in such numbers to a funeral as
they did today to witness the ceremon
ies at the burial of the late Senator
Dennis Spencer.
The services were in charge of Rev.
Caleb Benham, who read the Episcopal
service, and Rev. Richard Wylle, pas
tor of the Presbyterian church, made an
address eulogistic of the deceased.
The local company of national guards
led the procession, followed by the Napa
Bar association, some thirty members
of the San Francisco Bar association,
Napa Lodge, I. O. O. F., city officers and
board of supervisors.
Then followed the family and rela
tives and a cortege at least a mile in
length. A large number of friends of the
deceased came from San Francisco and
other cities today to atend the funeral.
Among them were Patrick Reddy, W.
D. English, G. P. F. Walsh, Garret W.
McEnerney, Col. Peeler, A. B. Butler,
all of whom were honorary pall bearers.
Edward D. McCabe represented Gover
nor Budd; Warren B. English, J. B.
O'Brien, C. L. Weller and Judge John A.
Stanley. The active pall bearers were
F. E. Johnston, A. J. Hull, C. S. Mc-
Kenzie, George F. Gardner, J. H. Wal
den and H. M. Meacham.
A Lunatic's Suicide
WASHINGTON, April 19.—Henry A.
Anderson, an Insane Swede who arriv
ed here from Chicago Friday evening
to tell President Cleveland how to save
the country, committed suicide by stran
gulation this morning in a prison cell.
He had been arrested Friday night while
to the White House. The police tele
graphed to Mrs. Anderson at Chicago,
asking what disposition to make of the
body, and received a reply to have it em
Santa Barbara
SANTA BARBARA. April 19.—The
flagship Philadelphia left this morning
for San Pedro, where she will remain
during the Los Angeles Fiesta. The Al
batross sails tomorrow for the same
Colonel Spauldinz Not Pleased With
.' Cable Scheme Prospects
Failing to Secure United States Aid He Will
Assign His Centrsct to Any Aided
HONOLULU, April 12, via San Fran
cisco, per steamer Gaelic.—Col. Spauld
ing's friends are not pleased with the
report of the senate committee on for
eign relations on the cable bill. They
take It for granted that the present
congress is not disposed to aid the com
pany of which Spaulding is the head.
The Hawaiian government allowed
Spaulding eighteen months In which to
launch his scheme; the option will not
expire for nearly one year, and in the
meantime the hands of this government
are practically tied. No proposition
can be entertained from any other com
pany, if congress should refuse to
grant a subsidy to the New Jersey com
pany this government !s assured that
Spaulding will assign his contract to
any company that might be able to se
cure the desired aid. Cable supporters
here would be glad to have the New
York and New Jersey companies com
bine if such a combination would in
sure the building of the cable. It has
been stated congress will not act on
the cable question unless the Hawaiian
government opens the field to any
American company having approval of
the Cnlted States congress. In regard
to the) foregoing a cabinet minister
stated this morning that much as they
would like to see the cable built, no
offers from any other company would
be considered until it was known
whether or not congress would aid
Spaulding. If the aid was refused
then they would consider the latter's
option as ended and other companies
would be dealt with.
A dispatch was received by Minister
Cooper April 10th per Alameda from
It. W. Irwin at Tokio, Japan, to the ef
fect that a Chinese passenger from
Hongkong by the Gaelic had left the
steamer secretly at Yokohama March
30th and died of black plague in the
Chinese hospital there on April Ist.
The affair was not discovered until
April 2d. The same day the vessel ar
rived at this port. The port physician
visited the ship and reported that she
had 000 steerage passengers and TOO tons
of freight lor this port. She left Yoko
hama on March 31 and on April 7th a
case of smallpox was discovered. The
doctor of the Gaelic reported that there
was sickness between Hongkong and
Yokohama, but that upon examination
of the steerage passengers the day after
leaving Yokohama one Chinaman was
found missing. He got away in some
secret manner. This was the man who
died of the black plague at the hospital
in Yokohama.
The board of health decided to allow
the Gaelic to come in alongside the
Pacific Mail wharf, but under the strict
est quarantine. The passengers will be
landed at quarantine island.
Canadian Floods
I SHERBROOKE, Que., April 19.—The
I disastrous flood in the St. Frances river
j valley which has caused Immense
i damage In this city and Richmond has
I receded, and the streets of East Sher
i brooko are In a terrible condition. Hun
| dreds of drift logs, all kinds of lum
ber, debris and dead animals obstruct
i the thoroughfares. Men have been
! at work all day clearing the roadways.
! The furniture in the homes of the poor
jer classes 13 mixed indiscrimnately
j with all kinds of debris. It is hard to
1 estimate the damage.
Charged With Counterfeiting
WORCESTER, Map . April IP.—
Thomas F. Guffnoy. ■ brother of John
H. Gaffney. the wr 11 known baseball
umpire, was arrested In this city for
counterfeiting and held In $5000 for ex
amination before United States Com
missioner Aldrich. He was arrested
for drunkenness Saturday and in his
pocket was found two copper moulds,
one for making nickels and the other
for silver half dollars. The moulds are
of excellent workmanship. Gaffney
clalms he has never passed any money
made in the moulds.
Saw a Smelter
KANSAS CITY, April 19.-A party of
capitalists interested in the Argentine
smelter arrived from the east In a special
car yesterday and spent the day Inspect
ing the smelter. They were Walter Hun
newell. Charles Francis Adams and S. Ab
bott of Boston and N. Wltherell of New
York: They ore going to Colorado and Old
Mexico. The party left for a Colorado trip
and after spending two weeks ln Colorado
will go to Mexico,
An Insurgent Relief Expeditioa
Suffers Defeat
Tbit General Maceo's Forces Will Seoa
Be Overcome
An Official Announcement That Seal a Wis}
Qrsnt DeslraMa Political and Ad setae)
Istratlve Ref erase te Cuba
Associated Press Special Wire.
HAVANA, April 19.—The Spanish
troops have had an engagement with
the numerous forces of the Insurgents
which have been advancing forward to
attempt the relief of Maceo and tha
official reports show a severe reverses
for the Cubans.
Lieut.-Col. Kiota, with the battalion
of Luzon, engaged the insurgents near
Clenfuegos, in Santa Clara province.
The insurgent band was a numerous
one, and hot fighting speedily ensued.
The reports show that the Spaniards
took the insurgent position by a bril
liant bayonet charge. The enemy left
on the field 86 killed and carried oft
more than 200 wounded. The amount
of the Spanish loss is not stated ln de
tail, but it is reported that Captain
Laso, a doctor, one lieutenant ana
eight guerillas were wounded.
Tbe news from Pinar del Rio Is await
ish authorities and by the sympathise
ish authorities and by the sympathis
ers with the insurgents. In spite ot
numerous instances in which they have
been disappointed, the government ex
presses its complete confidence that
now its operations against Maceo
are to be crowned with success. The
columns within, or west of the military
line south from Mariel , have been
largely reinforced and the military au
thorities announce their Intention to
force Maceo to fight or to come toward
the line. The line they consider im
pregnable and they believe they will
thus entrap Maceo. ..... .— ,
Col. Aldea and the battalion of Val
encia have fought the insurgents under
Lacrete and Colazzo at the great Sea
pas swamps, the insurgents having
12 killed and carrying away numerous
wounded. The Insurgent leader, Juan
Suarez, and an aid de camp of Lacreta
were among the killed.
In both the engagements above re
ported several prisoners were captured,
as well as arms and ammunition and Im
portant documents. The Insurgents
have concentrated large forces in tha
district of Sanctl Spirltus.
LONDON. April 19.—The Standard's
correspondent at Madrid says: De
spite persistent official denials, both
from Washington and Madrid, It Is now
an open secret that both governments
have freely discussed their attitude to
ward each other on the Cuban affair.
Spain is aware that the president wishes
to be conciliatory, but that he cannot
answer for tho control of Amerioan
opinion if the struggle in Cuba Is pro
longed to the injury of American com
Spain, on the other hand, has Inform
ed President Cleveland that she is wil
ling to conciliate the sympathies of sen
sible Americans, but that she cannot
entertain a proposal for the Indepen
dence of Cuba, or even for a suspen
sion of hostilities to negotiate with the
rebels, as public opinion would never
tolerate such a humiliation. Spain has
been silently preparing to execute a
Cuban home rule bill directly the Cuban
authorities regarded it advisable to da
so. No date has yet been fixed for this,
MADRID. April 19.—1t Is announced
that the royal speech to be delivered at
the opening of the new cortes will prom
ise political and administrative reforms
for Cuba and Porto Rico.
Th* Government's Failure to Cash Up Cause*
a Shut Down
PITTSBURG, Pa., April 19.—ThS
Sterling Steel company of McKeesport,
manufacturers of the Wheeler-Sterlmg;
armor-piercing projectiles, is in a pe
culiar financial difficulty. For several
months past they have been working
on a large order ol' projectiles for th<i
United States government, which has
cost them hundreds of thousands of
dollars, for which they have received
no money in return. They have conse
quently been compelled to pass their:
regular payday and suspend operations.
The credit of the company is flrst-class.
however, and it is expected that the)
plant will resume in a few days.
An official of the company says:
"The government appropriation in
tended to pay us has been used for an
other purpose. We expected to get half
of the appropriation and the Carpenter
Projectile company the other half, but a
bill for one of the big steel companies
was put through which practically wip
ed it out. The new appropriation bill
will not be available until congress ad
journs. Tl'e have delivered to the gov
ernment over $200,000 worth of projec
tiles for which we have approved bills,
but could not distribute them so as to
realize any money on them."
The Point Arena Strikes the Rocks-Passtn.
gers Saved
POINT ARENA. Cal., April 10.—Tha
steamer Point. Arena struck on the
rocks this morning and knocked a big
hole in her bottom. She had just land
ed her passengers and freight here
and started for Mendocino. The pro
peller fouled a line of the steamer
Witesboro In the harbor. The Point
Arena became unmanageable and was
washed onto the rocks south of the
point. The AVltesboro rendered valu
able assistance, succeeding in putting
the disabled steamer into deep water,
Th" freight was transferred to the
Witesboro and the passengers were
safely lauded here in boats.
The steamer South ("oast, was sig
nalled and took In tow the Point Arena
for San Francisco, but abandoned her
a few miles south of here on account of
the water. Cnpt. Johnson says she w"!
float, but fears are entertained, as aha
is nearly all under water. The crew
are on the South Coast.
Eeyntian Warfare
LONDON. April 19.—The Times has a
dispatch from Cairo which says that a
London firm has oontraeted with tho
Egyptian government to supply rail*
and materials for a light railway 112
miles from Akasheh. Akasheh is the
southern outpost to be held at present
by the Egyptian troops. It is less than
a hundred miles south of Wady Haifa,
and a light railroad between Wady
Haifa and Akasheh Is being put In con
dition for the proposed campaign. The
extension of the railroad 112 miles fur
ther south will take It to Abu Fatunih,
which is above the third cataract. Tha
Egyptian soldiers will construct tin
railroad. . i

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