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* H. Bi WYATT, Manager
Immense Success of XJhe Jforrmans
COIC7 Tho M »"»«»ua Dance*
<SmEIC Wonderful Clock and
The Mold of the Moon
Beats now on sale. Popular Prlcmi, 25c, 00c, 7oc and $1. Tel. Main 70.
Tonio?rVm Vve,!in HO y,> I J 1, 0 1 V £ T^ACT^ ON /-7 f ' 0 » r Ni ff'>t' and Two Matinees, bcelnnlng
Ztennessee's ZParitnor
Scot* now on aisle. Popular Price, 25c, fiOc, 75, fl. Tel. Main 70.
AT£\ « (X Lus Au S el o*' Society Vaudeville Theater.
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w«f TwWW , tlnguMiod noble families of Ucrmanv. tirst cousin
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ri!™TJ.?^ e .f V^ ker r, 0 ' ,h i , , WoI ' 1 .' I; W . m - Olschansky mid Mls« Lonnv, World* Greatest
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■taMnfin*^^'nw^l^^i^SJi^^J^ Knaben Koocllo Hurgarlan Boys' MI..
J!E.S? m:.i- PBIC m! S I NEv l er CHANGING. Evening Koscrved Seats. 25 ond AOc; Gallery. 10c
Kegu ar Matinees, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday Telephone Main 1447
S&urbank Vheater
TONIGHT und Remainder or W— ke==acßig ij, nMl Mntlneo Saturday
Popular SSroadway JJhoaior Co. Iv Branson Howard's Superb Drama, the
Prices, 15,25, 35 mid 50c. Matinee, 10 and :'sc. I *7srtnlra9>' t»
Otiifrirai. by Telephone M. 127 a | • • ***unKQr S ASaUffAtOr, ,
JVlUsic HalJ Next to Los Angolas Theater.
ivA Spring Street, between Second and Third Streets.
JJy special rcqueit of society's music lovers.
*w* Vho Senovra JoAnstone-S&tsnoo Concert Company ftftft
„ „ "HI appear in an evening of music.
Mme. Oenavra JohnatoiiK-lllahon, Prima Donna Soprano.
»„.„ Gertrude Sturgeon Colby. Plnnlifte. Mr. Harry J, Fellows, Tenor.
Reserved seals now on isle at Burnett's Music House. Price, 11.00.
V. M. C. A. HalJ Mfc(hS M
U 209 South Broadway.
Original Tfashveiie Students &&&»^
General admission 25 and 3> centt: reserved seats, 50 cents.
Agricultural Park
Srand XJhanksyiviny 7>ay Coursiny tyeet S5
Speedy Dogs rFleet "Jacks"
COURSING COMMENCES AT 1 O'CLOCK SHARP. Take Main Street Electric C.rs.
.Admission. 2-, cents. Ladles free. Only seventeen minutes to the Park.
California Ltailted
Via Santa Je ftoitte
{ eaves Los Anrelcs at 8!D0 a.m .Tuesdays and Fridays ■ : ,
1 ho'Djnlni Cara are managed by Harrey and serve breakfast after leaving Los An teles.
TICKET OFFICE. «Of) Spring «Hrcet. J
lj>s Angeles Athletic Club
SiitrE 1 " 101 '™n/r»nciioo vs. Kid I arker of Dcnver-16 Kotindi.
Bob Thompson of Sal, l„ke vs. Young Green of S«n rrancl.eo-l'o'Ronnd. Admission. H.im
QstrJch Farm—South Pasadena
Vienna Buffet M B «?;r XI
lt.«beu^d%^ui^Au n iay , Er«un» Au.irUn.Hung.tUa
The Judge's Illness Won't Be Allowed
to Cause Delay—Jury Not Yet
NEW TORK. Nov. 22.—Martin Thorn,
Jointly Indicted with Mrs. Augusta
Nack for the murder of Wm. Gulden
suppe, was again placed on trial today
In the criminal court in Queens county,
In Long Island City.
The main floor and galleries of the
court room were crowded today with
lawyers, talesmen, reporters and news
paper artists.
Deputy Sheriffs were stationed at all
the entrances and no person was allowed
to enter without a pass.
About one hundred and fifty talesmen,
especially drawn for the trial, were In
attendance. Many of these were farmers
from the remote parts of Long Island,
and frt>m their- conversation it was evi
dent that they had not read or heard
much about the Guldensuppe murder.
This is regarded as favorable for getting
• Jury within a reasonable time. The
witnesses were not allowed to sit in the
court room. .
One of the witnesses is Mrs. Ida Zelg
ler of New York. Since Mrs. Nack con
fessed that Thorn committed the mur
der, Counsellor Howe has been directing
his efforts In trying to fasten the actual
killing on Mrs. Nack and to this end he
has called Mrs.Zeigler as a witness. She
will testify that as early as March last
Mrs. Nack tried to hire her cottage at
WestfilTirms. telling her that Gulden
. suppe was to live with her in the cottage.
Mr. Howe will endeavor to show by this
witness that Mrs. Nack was planning to
murder Guldensuppe at that time.
that n and Mrs. Nack will each swear
that the other killed Guldensuppe and it
will he for the Jury to decide which Is to
be Ueiieved.
, JSdga Smith, as soon as he arrived at
thej! Court House, sent for District At
torney Youngs and told him that he was
Suffering from chills and ague and
rather than risk the possibility of a sec
ond mis-trial, he deemed It better to tele
phone for either Justice Maddox or Gay
hoj'to'-try the case.
Judge Smith Anally .opened court and
announced that. owing to Illness, he
would not be able to preside, hut that
Judge Maddox would sit In his stead,
after which adjournment was taken un
til 11 o'clock.
At that hour Thorn was brought Into
court, and Judge Maddox took his place
upon the bench. The panel of jurors
was called and other formalities were
gone through with preparatory to the
selection of a Jury.
Seven jurors had been secured when
court adjourned for the day.
Because the Cattle Weren't Killed
Before Cooking
TOPEKA. Kan., Nov. 92.—Sixteen
head of cattle were roasted alive in a
Santa Fe cattle car at Wakarusa Sta
tion last night. The bellowing of the
tortured animals could be heard for a
mile and attracted the entire Inhabi
tants of the surrounding country to the
scene. The car was in the middle of the
stock express. As the train neared Wa
karusa, the bedding of the car was dis
covered on fire. All possible speed was
made to reach the water tank at Wa
karusa, but by the time the train
stopped at the tank the flames were
beyond control In one car and had spread
to the cars on either side. The burning
cars were uncoupled from the train and
the efforts of the trainmen directed to
saving the other cars. They were
broken open and the cattle allowed to
escape while the Are in the two cars
was extinguished. For almost an hour
scores of spectators watched the cattle
In the Isolated car slowly roast to
The Harris Eulogies
MEMPHIS, Term., Nov. 22.—The me
morial exercises In commemora
tion of the life and services
of the late Senator Ilsham O.
Harris, twice postponed on account of
yellow fever, were held last night at the
Auditorium. Many distinguished men
from this and other States were present,
and the immense building, which has a
seating capacity of 6000, was packed,
many hundreds being turned away. Ad
dresses eulogistic of the dead and vener
able Senator were made by Senator
Turple of Indiana. Congressman Wil
liams of Mississippi, Governor Taylor,
and others. At times great waves of
emotion would sweep over the audience
and the whole occasion was one of the
grandest popular, tributes ever paid to a
Southern statesman.
A Vagrant Pug
ST. LOUIS, Nov. 82.—The trial of
young Griffo, the Australian boxer, ar
rested Saturday for vagrancy, will be
heard tomorrow. It hae been arranged
that the case will be dismissed on condi
tion that he leave St. Louts.
Ready to Pay for Harbor

l —■—
There Is No Likelihood of Action In
the Harbor Matter Until Con
■ gress Meets
Special to The Herald.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Nov. 22.—Sec
retary Alger today received the follow
ing telegram from the Los Angeles
chamber of commerce: |
LOS ANGELES, Cal., Nov. 22.
Hon. Russell A. Alger, Secretary of
War, Washington, D. C: The board of
directors of the Los Angeles chamber of
commerce, an organization having a
membership of about 1000 of the leading
business men of Southern California,
will esteem It a favor to be permitted to
place in your hands a sum of money suf
ficient to pay for advertising the San
Pedro harbor work as widely as you may
deem desirable. The chamber will
waive In writing all claim to have this
money refunded.
If you can do the chamber this favor
please advise us of the amount required
and we will remit the same at once.
(Signed) CHAS. PORMAN.
Later this evening the following dis
patch was received:
LOS ANGELES, Cal., Nov. 22.
Hon. Russell A. Alger, Secretary of
War, Washington, D. C: The Merchants
and Manufacturers' association of Los
Angeles, an association composed of all
the leading merchants and manufactur
ers of this city, hereby offers to deposit
to your order In any United States de
pository a sufficient sum of money to
pay all the newspaper bills for adver
tisements for bids for the construction ot
San Pedro harbor, and at no time nor In
any way will we ask WW sjuveiiilU«Hf
to refund any portion of said sum.
Trusting this will meet with your ap
proval, and enable you to do the neces
sary advertising, we are-, very respect
fully, the Merchants and Manufactur
ers' association, by
H. W. FRANK, President.
The secretary's contention is that he
cannot advertise for the contract for
work on the San Pedro harbor improve
ment because there ts no money availa
ble to pay for such service, and the
chamber of commerce has endeavored
to remove this obstacle by agreeing to
pay for the work.
Secretary Alger said tonight that he
could not accept the offers made because
he had no authority to pay for adver
tising with private funds. He said he
was anxious for the work to proceed,
but as there was no money available for
beginning the work he could not see his
way clear to ask for contract.
There is no likelihood that anything
will be done In the harbor matter until
congress meets and makes appropria
tion for the work.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 22.—Secretary
Alger refuses to make any statement
on the San Pedro advertising matter
tonight. One feature of the matter re
mains unsettled. This will be determined
when the decision will be made public.
McKinley Takes Measures to Avoid
the Usual Jam
WASHINGTON, Nov. 22.—The official
. program for the receptions of IS9B at the
I White House by President and Mrs. Me
. Kinley has Just been Issued. It is as fol
January Ist, Saturday, President's
. public reception. 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
, January 6th, Wednesday, diplomatic,
, ludicial and Congressional reception.
- 9 to 11 p.m.
January 7th, Friday, Cabinet dinner,
8 p.m.
January 12th, Wednesday, diplomatic
dinner, 8 p.m.
January 19th, Wednesday, judicial and
Congressional reception, 9 to 11 p.m.
January £2d, Wednesday, Supreme
Court dinner, 8 p.m.
February 2d, Wednesday, army and
. navy reception, 9 to 11 p. m.
February 9th, Wednesday, Congres
sional, diplomatic and judicial reception,
9 to 11 p.m.
February 16th, Wednesday, public re
ception, 9 to 11 p. m.
Invitations will not Include all the re
ceptions, but during the season all per
sons In official life will be invited.
The official program says: "All of
these events, excepting the New Tear's
reception and the public receptions, will
be by card invitations. Only those in
vited will be present, but all who are
entitled will be given an opportunity to
be present at least once during the sea
son. The avoidance of excessive and
dangerous crowding will add to the at
tractiveness of all the receptions."
This Is a decided change from the pre
vious official receptions, when Invita
tions Included all persons In official life
for all the receptions. It is stated that'
the division has been made to avoid
large crowds, but It Is an inubvatlonthnt
doubtless will cause considerable ani
mated talk In Washington society cir
Gary Feels Certain His Scheme Will
General Gary is receiving many letters
regarding the postal savings bank prop
osition strongly urged by him In his
annual report. Many people throughout
the country have written him comment
ing on this projected radical extension
of the postal service and have submit
ted some suggestions calculated. In their
opinion, to make the scheme more feas
ible. As a whole the correspondence In
dicates a rather general commendation
and some well-known' economists and
financiers, numbered among the Post
master-General's friends, have. In let
ters Just received, given a qualified en
dorsement to the plan. 'Postmaster-
General Gary expects some action by
Congress at its next session.
In an interview with an Associated
Press' representative today, Mr. Gary
said: :
"I trust that the newspapers, which,
by the way, treated my postal savings
recommendations handsomely, giving it
full and extensive circulation,, will keep
up their criticisms and that the people
wilt- t/jke it upt think about it, write
about it and not forget to send me the
results.of their thinking. .If. we all put
our heads together, the right -plin can
be devised and that is what the country
The Primary Law
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 22—When the
new primary election law comes before
the Supreme Court to be tested as to its
constitutionality, there will be no lack
of legal talent to defend it from the
proposed attack by T. V. Cator, the rep
resentative of the Populist party. Maj.
Frank McLaughlin, Chairman of. the
Republican State Committee, has re
quested F. S. Stratton, author of the law,
to appear before the court and represent
the party and combat any and all ob
jections to its provisions which Mr. Cator
or anybody else may raise.
Labor Riots Likely
HOUGHTON, Mich., Nov. 22.—An out
break seems imminent at the Atlantic
mine. The company has seventy-five
Italians from the Franklin mine on the
ground ready to take the places of the
striking Finns and the latter announce
that bloodshed will ensue at the first at
tempt to set aliens at work. There'are
now nearly 200 Finns on a strike, all of
them strong and determined men. The
Atlantic management will not give the
strikers places again on any terms, and
will attempt to put the Italians at work
on the night shift this evening.
Arbitration Talk
WASHINGTON, Nov. 22.—1t is stated
from an authoritative source that no
recent negotiations have occurred be
tween Secretary Sherman and Sir Julian
Pauncefote, the British Ambassador,
concerning a new arbitration treaty be
tween the United States and Great Bri
tain; that no exchange of notes has oc
curred between Mr. Sherman and Lord
Salisbury on this subject and that Sir
Julian has not spoken of the matter
since he returned to Washington some
weeks ago from London.
NEW YORK, Nov. 22—The Herald
this morning publishes the following an
nouncement: In view of the many out
standing advertising contracts and Its
large circulation, and for other consider
ations, the several editions of the Even
ing Telegram will continue to appear as
usual every day, with all the latest
news and the numerous bright features
that have made the Telegram the fa
vorite evening paper of Greater New
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 22.—Among
tne guests at the Palace Hotel are sev
eral prominent Chicago people who are
interested in a rich raining property
near Jamestown, Tuolumne ■ County.
The mine, known as the Alameda, has
recently developed into what owners
consider a "big thing," and' they have
come here to arrange for the purchase
and shipment of mining machinery.
The party includes James T. Meagher,
Austin J. Doyle and John Ritchie.
WARSAW, Ind., Nov. 22.—Mr. and
Mrs. John Borseman and a young child,
who resided at Burkett, this county,
were driving across the Nickel Plate
railway dear Claypo6l yesterday after
noon when they were run down by a
train. Mrs. Borseman ,and' the child
were Instantly killed and Borseman was i
fatally injured. *
Keeps on Fooling
A Promising Mine
Killed by the Cars
Insurgent Tribesmen Plaintively De
nounced as the Worst Scound
rels the Ameer Ever Knew
LONDON, Nov. 22.—A well informed
correspondent at Cabul, capital of Af
ghanistan, writing from that city under
date of September 20th, last, gives an
account of an Interview which he had
with the ameer of Afghanistan in Adur
bar, in which the ameer, referring to the
rising of the tribes, said: "I cannot im
agine how any one can think me re
sponsible for the actions of the Haddah
Mullah who instituted the troubles,
for it was he who raised the revolt of
the Shinwarrles and other tribes against
me shortly- after my accession. I in
quired Into hfs antecedents, and failed
to discover his tribe, caste or birth
place. I only Mhow he professes Mo
hammedanism, and has great influence
among the Mussulmans of the border
"When my governor at Jellabad re
cently stopped the Haddah Mullah's fol
lowers from leaving Afghanistan, they
said they had the right to fight the Eng
lish, for their leaders had told them I
had given them permission to do so. My
governor thereupon arrested several of
the leaders who were carrying green
jehad (holy war) flags.
"He sent them to Cabul, where they
are now in prison, and I know how to
deal with them."
One of the officials of the Durbar, the
latter adds, remarked: "Indeed, these
men arc rascals."
"Rascals," cried the ameer, "they are
the worst scoundrels I ever have known,
for they have not hesitated to use my
name to try and bring discredit upon
me. I have much to do in ruling, teach
ing and civilizing my people, without
being troubled by such scoundrels."
Will Not Be Decided During This
OAKLAND, Nov. 22.—The preliminary
steps for a second trial in the Alameda
county superior court of the Oakland
water front case were made today. Wil
liam 11. Davis, representing the city,
went before Judge Ogden and moved
that the case be set for re-trial.
The water,front company was repre
sented by Attorney J. C. Martin. The
court continued the matter until tomor
row, but it was suggested that the trial
would probably be commenced about
January Ist next.
"No matter how much expedition be
used," said Attorney J. C. Martin,
"I do not see much reason to look for a
final decision in this case for a couple of
years. It looks now very much as 11
the year 1900 would open before the su
preme court passes final judgment upon
which the city's attorney could try to go
to the United States supreme court."
Guatemala Taking Steps to Exclude
the Chinese
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 22.—A cor
respondent writing from Guatemala
City under date of November 6th says:
The government of this country is
taking steps tending to the exclusion of
Chinese, who lately have been getting
over the frontiers In large numbers.
For the purpose the government has
promulgated a decree providing that
within two months all persons of Chi
nese nationality - within the limits' of
the republic will have to present them
selves to be enrolled In a registry which
will be opened for that purpose. After
the expiration of the term fixed every
Chinaman who, on being requested by
the local authorities, does not present
a certificate, will be expelled from the
A Steamer Ashore
pAPE HENRY, Va.. Nov. 22.—The
British steamer Straits of Magellan
went ashore about three miles north of
Little Island, and a half mile off shore,
this morning. She was floated at 8:30.
The damage, If any, is unknown.
Southbound Passengers
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 22.—Passen
gers on steamer Eureka for San Pedro:
J. Ruhlman, C. Mclsaac, W. Davis, H.
Thompson, J. Bowman and wife. For
Santa Barbara: Mrs. Asps.
Captain Lovering on trial for bru
tal treatment to Private Hammond.
Judge Bahrs signs a bill of excep
tions, which permits Currant to ap
The second attempt to try Thorn
for the murder of Guldensuppe begun
at New York.
Judge Lorigan and the grand ju
rors of Santa Clara county have trou
bles of their own.
The Mexican government sends a
ship with troops to investigate af
fairs on Tiburon island.
President Eliot of Harvard comes
out in a defense of football, though
not necessarily for invalids; turf re
The State board of examiners re
fuses to allow the claims of the Yount
yiUe Soldiers home until the institu
tion is owned by the state.
The agreement with Canada con
cerning the far seals includes the ces
sation of killing on the Pribyloff is
lands, which may lead to complica
tions with the lessees.
The competitor prisoners reach
New York, nearly dead from starva
tion, but happy in their freedom;
General Pando makes overtures for
peace which do not promise to do much
* •
All kinds of money offered to Sec
retary Alger to pay advertising bills
for bids on San Pedro harbor work,
but all offers are declined; there is no
likelihood of any action being taken
until congress meets.
The Reverend Groom Arrested on a
Murder Charge
TOPEKA. Kas., Nov. 22.-The Topeka
police have arrested the Rev. A. E. Mor
rison, Methodist, of Pan Handle, Tex.,
and are holding him on suspicion of
murder until the sheriff can arrive from
Pan Handle and take him home for trial.
For several months Morrison had been
engaged to Miss Whltelsey of Topeka,
whose family is prominent here, and
they were to be married here during the
From Information the police have re
ceived it is supposed that Morrison is
the same person as a minister of the
same name whose wife died suddenly
at Pan Handle, Tex., October 8, under
circumstances which pointed to poison.
Morrison admitted to Chief Steele that
he was from Pan Handle, but said he
did not know a charge of murder could
be made against him unless it was the
outgrowth of critcism that was heaped
upon him on account of his wife's death.
At the Whltelsey home the family
objected to allowing reporters to see
Miss Whltelsey. One of the brothers
explained that Morrison was their
schoolmate In Illinois twenty years ago.
No Estate Left
SANTA ROSA, Cal., Nov. 22.—Judge
Doughort today decided the famous
pencil will contest in the Coleman-Tal
bot estate In favor of the contestant,
Jos. Talbot. Mrs. Dow. daughter of
Coleman Talbot, offered for probate a
pencil will found in an old coat which
the deceased had left with her, by the
terms of which her father had left her
$3000. Judge Doughort, in his decision,
holds that the will was duly made and
signed and is testamentary in char
acter, but says that the object of admin
istration is to pay the debts and distrib
ute the surplus to the heirs. In order
to have an administration there must
be property upon which to administer.
The petition of Mrs. Dow having failed
to show that there is any estate to pro
bate, her aplicatlon for the probate of
tbe will and letters of administration
was denied.
The Melbourne Fire
MELBOURNE, Nov. 22.—As a result
ot the Are which broke out at 2 oclock
yesterday morning and destroyed with
in three hours an entire block ot build
ings bounded by Elisabeth. Flanders
and Swanson streets and Flanders lane,
.with the exception of two buildings on
the Swanson street front, the Insurance
companies lose 11,650.000. of which about
£600,000 will fall on British companies.
Australian companies will loss the re
maining amount.
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j Twelve Pages
Once More Breathe the Ai r
of Freedom
General Panda's Overtures to the In
surgents Do Not Promise to Prove
Particularly Successful
Associated Press Special Wire.
NEW YORK, Nov. 22.—The steamy
Saratoga, from Havana.having on bonrd
trie released members of the Competitor
filibustering expedition, has been re
ported entering the harbor.
The men are: Captain Alfredo Ittm
borde, William Glidea. Ona Melton, Wm.
Leavltt and Chas. Bernette, an English
man. The five men were In fairly good
health and excellent spirits on reaching
quarantine. Captain Laborde suffers
somewhat from paraylsls, which he con
tracted during his long confinement in
the Cabannas fortress.
Jos. A. Springer, United States vice
consul at Havana, was also a passenger
on the Saratoga. Mr. Springer declines
to talk for publication.
The released men wuje the clothes In
which they were clad at the time of their
capture, on April 25, 1896, at Berra :os,
San Cayalano, Cuba.
Another happy passenger on the Sar
atoga was Julio Arago y Queseda, the
young Cuban insurgent who was or
dered to be shot by Weyler, but was
pardoned by Gen. Blanco, a friend of the
prisoner's father.
The six men who had escaped the fate
of the Virginiu3 captives were greeted
upon their arrival In New York by an
enthusiastic crowd, who gave them, a
hearty welcome. The poor wretches
were too weak to respond to the cheers
which had been given in their honor.-
Captaln Laborde's brother was one of
those assembled on the dock. The meet
ing between the brothers was a touch
ing one. The friends of the others cried
with Joy as they grasped the hands of
the released prisoners, whose eyes were
sunken, faces pallid and forms ema
ciated. Representatives of the CU'jAn
Junta were also present and they added
their greeting to the men.
NEW YORK, Nov. 22.—This Is the
story which young Queseda told tonight
concerning his release:
"While a member of the army corps
In the Plnar del Rip district I became j
possessed of information to the knowl- ,
edge of which I think I owe the saving
of my life.
"Last March I wandered about half
a mile away from our hospital tent Jn 1
search of some herbs of which I d a si red
to make medicine, when a detachment
of Spanish infantry captured me. The
noise made by the struggle aroused
my twelve companions, and they rushed
to my assistance. During the fight that
followed my friends were beaten and
one of them was killed. After the con
flict was over I was-jbound and thrown
on the ground and beaten unmercifully.
I was told if I would confess where my
comrades had their dynamite stor. d
they would stop beating me. This I
decined to do, and seeing that they could
not force a confession from me they
sent me to Artemisa prison, where I was
tried and sentenced to be shot.
"Two prominent Spanish generals',
one of them a brigadier general, whose
name I do not care to mention, and Gen.
Arolas, principally concerned them
selves in my release. They feared me.
"They were in constant communica
tion with the insurgent generals, hav
ing written letters to them, which I saw
while in the Plnar del Rio district, in
which they stated that they wanted to
make arrangements by which Spanish
soldiers would not be attacked in the
districts controlled by them. In return
the insurgents were to have free access
to the trocha and be permitted to pass
at will. This proposition was accepted
and in this way. we were able to keep in
constant communication withfGomez,
Maceo and Garcia.
"We have about 5000 men under com
mand of Gen. Nunez, while the Span
lards had between 40,000 and 50,000, yet
we were well able to cope with them."
Captain Laborde, speaking of the
prison, says:
"The stories of cruelty in Spanish
prisons are wholly unfounded. I have
been there long enough to know. The
jailers were as kind as could be expected,
and Matteo Fernandez, the warden of
Cabanas, was especially kind and con
siderate —so much so that we called him
"father." Why, we knew more about
what was going on than you did. How
did we learn? Well, I can't tell that, as
It might hurt those I have left behind.
Yes, American gold went a great ways.
I got a little money from time to time
and the guards, who did not receive any
pay while I was there', were always
grateful for anything I gave them, and
amply paid for what they got."
Two members of the Competitor crew.
Dr. E. Bordia and Delgado Masso, both
Spaniards, are still in prison in Cuba.
Their release has, it is said, been prom
HAVANA, Nov. 22, via Key West,
Flu., Nov. 22.—General Pando started
from the city by train last Saturday, ac
cording to the official announcement; to
take charge of the campaign against tits
insurgents. He was accompanied] by his
full staff and was escorted by a com
pany of artillery. But It Is stated on
good authority that General Pando has
been commissioned by General Blanyo, .
the Captain-General, to enter Into eosh
municatlon with the insurgent I—dews M
with the view of arranging Ha t*m» } ;'■ *

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