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VOLUME LXXXIV.-mi 64.
NINE NEGROES SLAIN IN STREETS OF WILMINGTON Tl^ree White Men fllso Wounded During a Day of Bloodshed and Turbulence. Trouble Precipitated on Election Day Also Re sults in the Slaughter of a Dozen Negroes at Rerjobeth. Special Dispatch to Tn« Call. WILMINGTON, N. C, Nov. 10.— After a day of bloodshed and turbulence Wilmington has subsided to-night into com parative peacefulness. Eight negroes were killed and three white men wounded during the day, one of them, William Mayo, seriously. To-night the city is in the hands of a new municipal government and law and order is being established. This afternoon the Board of Aldermen re signed one by one. As each Alderman vacated the remaining elected a suc cessor named by the citizens' commit tee until the entire board was changed legally. They resigned in response to public sentiment. The new board is composed of conservative Democratic citizens. The Mayor and Chief of Police then resigned and the new board elected their successors according to law. Ex- Representative Waddell was elected Mayor and E. G. Parmalee Chief of Police. The first act of the new government •was to swear in 250 special policemen, chosen from the ranks of reputable white citizens. They are vested with all the authority of the law, and will take charge of the city. The citizens' committee will remain on guard throughout the town to prevent at tempts at incendiarism. The new gov ernment will devote its attention to re straining recklessness among the whites, as well as keeping down law lessness among the negroes. Further trouble of a general or serious nature is not expected. Soon after the meeting Mr. George Rountree received a telegram from Governor Russell saying that he would use all his efforts to influence the Mayor and City Council to resign if that wouJd restore peace. Mr. Rountree sent the following re ply: "Mayor and Aldermen resigned. ' Two hundred and fifty special police men sworn in. Law will be maintained and peace restored." Mr. Rountree is a prominent attor ney here and a member of the Demo-, cratic Congressional Committee. The trouble in Wilmington to-day commenced at 8:30 this morning: when an armed body of citizens, numbering about 400, and led by ex-Representative Waddell, chairman of a committee of twenty-five appointed for the purpose, proceeded to the publishing house of a negro newspaper, the Record, to wreck it. The editor of this paper had pub lished an article defamatory of white women and a mass-meeting of citizens yesterday demanded his expulsion from the city within twenty-four hours and . the removal of his press. Fifteen lead ing negroes were called in by the com mittee of twenty-five last night and di rected to notify the chairman by 7:30 this morning whether they would agree to the removal of the press. They were told that if no answer was returned the press would be demolished. No answer was received by the chair man this morning and after waiting an hour the citizens proceeded in a* body and demolished the fixtures of the printing office. The building was also firwd and gutted. The loaders say that this action was the work of irresponsi ble persons and as soon as the fire was discovered the fire department was called to extinguinh it. The burning of the printing office created a great commotion among the INSURGENTS AND SPANIARDS RESUME THEIR WARFARE General Wade Has iQterfered arjd May Prevent Ar)y Further Hostilities. Special Cable to The Call an«s the New York: Herald. Copyrighted, 1888, by James Gordon Bennett. HAVANA, Nov. 10.— There was a narrow escape of a serious clash between the Spanish and insurgent forces at Navajos, near Matan zas, to-day. The Spaniards, because of illness of the men, had tem porarily abandoned two blockhouses near railroad track, which were taken possession of by insurgents under Dontln. Hearing of this General Molinas sent a captain with seventy men to recapture the houses. The Cubans prepared to resist and the good judgment of the Spanish officers alone prevented bloodshed. Gener.il Molinas ordered the captain to remain In camp until re inforceme»ts reached him. -To-day Dontin telegraphed Betancourt, In charge of the Matanzas division of the insurgents, for instructions. The latter replied that he must hold his ground. Meantime Menocal, chief of the fifth corpa of the insurgents, instructed Betancourt to push forward cavalry reinforcements to Dontin. "Word was sent to General "Wade last night and he ordered two of his aids to go to Navajos tc bring about an understanding. Gen eral Wade advises Dontin to yield to the Spanish demands. Similar instructions have been sent to the civil governor of Matanzas from the Spanish authorities. The San Francisco Call negroes of the town. The rumor spread that the whites were going to burn and murder in the negro quarter. This rumor reached the negro employes of a cotton compress, numbering 800 or 400, who quit work and hung about the streets in manifest terror. Other par ties congregated in the neero section, and it was in one of these that the first tragedy was enacted. The men were standing on a corner and were ordered to disperse. They declined, and, it is claimed, fired into the whites. A fusillade was immediately opened upon them by the whites and three negroes were killed. Two whites were wounded slightly. One he«rro ran down the street, and, passing a residence, fired a rifle at William Mayo, white, standing on the veranda, shooting him through the left lung. This negro was recognized, pursued and captured while hiding under a bed. It is said he con fessed to the shooting. He was riddled with shot by his captors and killed. In the meantime the town was In a state of great excitement. The whites rushed to the afreet from every direc tion, the local militia company was or dered out and a battalion of United States naval reserves proceeded to the vicinit-' of the trouble with a rapid fire gun. About 1 o'clock some negroes In a house fired upon a passing party of white men. The house was surrounded and four negroes captured and tak to the jail. One negro broke away ar. ran, but was shot down and killed b fore he had proceeded half a block. During the afternoon there wt-i other affairs of this kind and eight ne i groes were killed during various times I in the disturbed sections. Their names | at this time are unknown. As the news of the riot spread through the neighboring cities they of fered to send help, but all such offers were declined, except in the case of Fayetteville, from which town came about 150 men. As night fell the town was completely patrolled and guarded. Very few negroes were on the streets and they were not allowed to congre gate anywhere. The action of the citizens in organiz i ing a new municipal government is ex j pected to bring peace and order, and mo rioting is expected to-night. It de j veloped later in the day that the negro j committee summoned last night had j agreed to use their good omces to have the press removed, although the editor had disappeared and they had no au thority on the premises. This letter instead of being delivered to the chair man of the committee of twenty-five in person was put in the mail and did not reach him until three hours after the expiration of the time limit which had been fixed for the reception of the answer. A crowd was formed to-night to take from the jail and lynch two negroes, Thomas Miller and Ira Bryant, who were arrested to-day, charged with making threats and were regarded as dangerous characters. The Mayor, Col onel Waddall, promptly prohibited the assembling of the crowd at the jail and he himself headed a guard of twenty five men with Winchesters to guard the j prisoners. Another negro was killed to-night at Tenth and Mulberry streets. He was hailed by a guard, but refused to halt and was shot by the guard. Three companies of the State Militia j will arrive during the night from SAN FRANCISCO, FRIDAY. NOVEMBER 11, 1898. -A.T LAST! EIGHT MASKED ROBBERS LOOT AN EXPRESS TRAIN FERGUS FALLS, Minn., Nov. 10.— Eight masked men held up the express train of the Great Northern road two hours to-night while they robbed the passengers and blew open the safe in the express car with dynamite. The robbery was committed five miles outside of the city, the robbers evidently having boarded the: train at this point. As soon as well out of the station two b mdits climbed over the tender, covered the engineer and^Jreman with revol vers and when nearing a lonely spot near Pelican River bridge, compelled them to stop and get out of the cab. The conductor and flagmen came running up to learn the cause of delay, and the entire crew being rounded up, were left in charge of two men armed with Winchesters. An attack was then made on the express car door, which the messenger refused to open and it was blown off with dynamite. The shock of the explosion was so great that the messenger was rendered unconscious, and could not use weapons, though he had a rifle in his hand and evi dently had prepared to put up a fight. He was quickly carried out, where others of the crew were under guard. Two robbers then set to work to blow open the safes, and four others with drawn revolvers went through the passengers in the coaches, taking weapons as well as valuables from all. After getting all of value in the coaches two robbers were left on guard, the others returning to help in the express car. The safe was a particularly good one or the dynamite was not skillfully applied, as .five charges were found necessary to blow it open. When this was finally ac complished the robbers took watches and money from the engineer and conductor, and escaped to the woods. The ex press car was so badly damaged by the explosions of dynamite used to open the door and safe that it was some time before it could be chained up (the front trucks being demolished) to enable the train to proceed to Carlisle, where an alarm was given to the Sheriff and police of this city. Posses were immediately organized and a search for the robbers instituted, but at 11 o'clock no arrests had been made. It is not known how much money was in the ex press safe as all bills and other papers were either carried away or destroyed by the explosion. neighboring cities and aid in maintain ing order. WASHINGTON, Nov. 10.— A special to the Post from Greenwood, S. C, says: Five negroes lay dead at Re hobeth all day along the roadside, an other was killed to-day and likely four others are dead and lost in the woods. One white man was buried, three others lie at the point of death and four more have been wounded. Four heads of . families have left the country and armed troops of countrymen are scour ing the country hunting other victims. All of this is the outcome of an elec ; tic n riot. Continued on Second Pace MASO AND HIS CABINET RESIGN Cubans Preparing for Self -Government. MEETING OF THE ASSEMBLY EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE TO CON TROL DURING RECESS. Appointment of a Commission to Confer With President Mc- Kinley Begarding Pres ent Conditions. Special Cable to Th« Call and the Ifew York Herald. Copyrighted. 1898. by Jams* Gor don Bennett. SANTA CRUZ DEL SUR. Nov. 10.— President Maso and the secretaries representing the so-called Cuban re public since October, 1897, presented their resignations to the Cuban Assem bly to-day and they were accepted. The Government of the republic is now in the hands of the Assembly. At the session to-day Senor Gonzales Lanuza presented a resolution to elect an executive committee of five with power to act during the recess of ths Assembly. This committee, in con junction with the permanent officers of the Assembly, will take charge of af fairs until the Cuban people elect a new Government. The committee has not been elected owing to the pressure of other business. Juan Gaulberto Gomez presented a preamble and resolution regarding the election of a commission to the United States to present the true state of af fairs regarding the actual condition of Cuba to President McKinley. The pre amble is a long document, exceedingly well written, drawing a parallel be tween Cuba to-day and the United States at the close of actual hostilities between England and the colonies. It is full of historical facts and shows the author to be a close student of Ameri can history and institutions. Its de ductions are logical and In accord with American procedure in Cuba. Before the vote to-day it was eloquently dis cussed by Manuel Sanguilly, Freyre Andrade, Rafael M. Portuondo, Gon zales Lanuza and its author. No one, after listening to the remarks of these gentlemen who represent the Cuban revolutionary sentiment, need fear any act hostile to the United States on the part of the Cuban army. During all the sessions of the Assem bly I have not heard one word reflect ing on the honesty and good faith of the United States respecting* Cuba. On the contrary all elements, civil and military, represented In the Assembly, have nothing but pr # aise and gratitude to the American people. The preamble and resolution were adopted unani mously and at to-night's session the commission will be elected. PRICE FIVE CENTS. WILL PAY ONLY FOR THE PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS One Million for the Philippines. SPAIN'S SMALL INDEMNITY PRESIDENT McKINLEY DETER MINES UPON HIS COURSE. The Dons Will Accept Bather Than Take Chances on Also Losing the Canary j, - Islands. NEW YORK, Nov. 10.— The Wash ington correspondent of the Her ald telegraphs: Instead of pay- Ing Spain $40,000,000 as indemnity for the cession of the Philippine Islands to the United States, President McKinley intends to reimburse her only for her debt of about $1,000,000 contracted for public improvements. President McKinley and his Cabinet have carefully noted that the sentiment expressed throughout the country by the elections has been in opposition to the suggestion of indemnity to Spain to the extent first proposed. As first announced by the administration au thorities, it was intended to give Spain the principal of the entire debt floated in the Philippine Islands as security and amounting to $40,000,000. What will be paid by the United States, ac cording to the present intention of tha President, is the debt contracted by Spain for the establishment of light* houses, harbor improvements and pub lic buildings. All told, I was Informed to-day this does not amount to a very large r a, being fixed at about $1,000, 000. It Is not believed in official circles here that Spain will withdraw her Com missioners from Paris. She has no de sire to lose the Canary Islands, and I understand she is apprehensive that in case of the resumption of hostilities the American Government would seize and perhaps permanently hold them. I was told by a high administration of ficial that in case ~1 the withdrawal of the Spanish Commissioners the United States Government would com plete the military occupation of the Philippines, and would take such other steps a.' it mijht deem advisable for the protection of this country's rights in the far East. From Mr. Day the officials have learned that the American Commis sioners yesterday presented a reply to the Spanish refusal to surrender the Is lands and it is expected that now the administration has been so satisfac torily indorsed by the country, the Spaniards will appreciate the hopeless ness of their position and accede to the demands of this Government. APPALLING CONDITION OF AFFAIRS IN HOLGUIN NEW YORK, Nov. 10.— W. R. War ner, .writing from Holguin, Cuba, says his arrival there with a portion of the supplies on the schooner Moose oc casioned much surprise on the part of the 10,000 Spanish troops still in garri son at that place. He made a super ficial examination of the town and found much smallpox. He estimated the deaths at thirty a day for the army and as many in the poorer quarters. Every hut is infected, and women, chil dren and men lie literally rotting to death without the care of "even one doctor." The poverty, he declares, is beyond description. "But," he adds, "the poor devils are patient; they don't complain. They are used to it, I suppose. The Spaniards have harassed them so long that nothing troubles them any more." He speaks hopefully, however, and says he will, upon the arrival of the vaccine points shipped to him, begin the work of vaccination. HORDES OF BEDOUINS ESCORT THE EMPEROR Unique Display of Horsemanship and Swordsmanship on the Route From Damascus. BAALBEK, Syria, Nov. 10.— Emperor William and Empress Augusta Victoria left Damascus this morning, lunched at Palaka and arrived here this afternoon after a four-hours rjde. They were es corted by hordes of Bedouins, who kept up a display of horsemanship and swords manship along the entire route. Their Majesties encamped in the ruins of the Temple of Baal, and the Emperor un veiled a marble slab, bearing a commemo rative inscription in Turkish and German in front of the Temple of Venus. All the ruins were magnificently illuminated to night. To-morrow morning their Imperial Majesties will start for Beyrout, where they will embarit for Trieste, Austria. FRANCE ORDERS MANY WARSHIPS INTO COMMISSION PARIS, Nov. 10.— The Matin says that at a council of the ad mirals, held yesterday, it was de cided to fit out all the French war vessels available and thirty reserve ships have been ordered Into commission. The newspapers of this city, notably the Gaulois and the Fi garo, express satisfaction at the Marquis of Salisbury's speech delivered at the Guildhall ban quet last night, which they con sidered as tending toward a peaceful solution of the misun derstanding and as placing the Fashoda question on its proper ground-