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WASHINGTON". July 2S.— lt is stared
at tbe War Department .that General
Otis 8 hn? made no communications to
the department regarding the organi
zation of any provisional governments
In :h~ islands or provinces, hut it is pre-
Fumed that he may be doins- so if con
ditions warrant; General Otis is actine
ur.<i-T r-structions from the President.
[dated December 21, ISSS. These in
structions said that the destruction of
the Spanish Meet followed by the re
duction of Manila practically effected
the concjtiest of the Philippines and
suspension of Spanish sovereignty.
They directed that th? military rovern
ir.rrt of the United States maintained
in Manila be extended with all possi
ble dispatch to the whole district ceded
to the United State? by the treaty of
peaoe. The military commander was
directed to announce that "we come
not a? invaders or conquerors, but as
Those v/ho submitted were to be
promised support and protection. ' "ail
others will be brought within the lawful
rule we have assumed, with firmness if
r^c<i be. but without severity as far as
rr.ay N? possible."
Suggestions were made as to the kov
ernment of the ceded territory and the
rights of property, taxes, etc.
This letter of the President, together
with the instructions of Secretary Hay
to the Philippine commission, are the
">asis of government which are to b€
established in the Philippines.
NEW YORK. July 2s.— A Sun cable
from Manila says: General Smith has
been appointed civil governor c-f the
island of Negros.
In establishing what amounts practi
cally to home rule in the island of Ne
gros. Major General Otis, it is learned
at the "War Department to-day, acted
under Instructions contained in a letter
from the President to the Secretary of
War, dated December ;••■• and
caßied to General Otis at the time.
These instructions were intended to
apply to every island in the Philip
pines where a separate government
could be established with safety.
!f —Jk Washington
:.-r.al says: Major
General Wesley Merritt. assigned to j
the governor generalship of the Philip- j
Major General John R. Brooke. as- j
signed to the department of the East- j
Briagdier General Leonard Wood, or j
Major General Elwell S. Otis, assigned j
to the governor generalship of Cuba.
That is the tentative military slate j
formed to-day.
• General Elwell S. Otis' official head j
■was never in greater danger than, it Is •
The San Francisco Call.
-..-: :: Sherman for San
aVt nisjht. having on board the
he transport will proceed via
— p<> aboard :he ves>e! com
• -;--:-;l: r forty-eight o facers.
i Heavy Artillery, nine orri
; discharged soldiers of other
to : Jay -rvi there is good reason to ke- '
;.• •• •• h<» w 111 ' ->• relieved from the com- i
:.-. i-'. if the American troops in the ;
pines before the fal! campaign;
The President will not permit Miles
■z- co the Philippines and perh-ap^
'.'■■■>;-..•■ .. Pr- rideritial .candidate. Thi.s
- .. Republican opinion* here.
General Brooke has not made a suffi
cient success of the governor general-
Ehip of Tuba, where there is no fiarhtinz.
to be intrusted with the more compli
cated -ituation and graver respon
sibilities of the Philippines. Merritt
alone remaine-1 and the slate to-day
Wfsl^y M-zrritt. to the Philippin-es.
Jctjn T-. Brooke, to the department of
Che East.
Leonard Wood or E. S. Otis, to the
governor tT^ncrslship Of Cuba.
TACOJIA; July li.— For severs' we*k?
Seattle ar.d Taeoma have been working
vigorously to have s portion of the
G&vernrnent transports loaded on Pusret
Sound. Success ciovrr.cd their efTorts a !
few days ago. since v.h<=n each city ha^s j
bee n keepir.s the wires hot In an en
deavor to s*cur-: it? share of the new I
plum. Teleprrnms received to-day ar.
rtc-unce that Qucrierma-ster General
Ludir.^tnn ha? eCectiu what he con
siders a fair drvisioTiJ By this arrange
ment tv.-o of the four transports already
ordered to the Sound will load here- and
zwa at Seattle. The Third Regiment
of Cavalry will he embarked at Seattle.
while Tscorna vrtll .«hin 500 muies. a j
!anre nuxnber of horses ar.d wagc-ns.
tog-ether with:T.o«o.e»W pounds of -.-ats,
hay. etc.
ilaycr Xick?us heads the local wm
mituuL.-ap^niins-e^—t^-day ta secure a
Euita.b!e camp site for -:Uit» -cavalry
harse?. which vrIEE be shipped here from
various pc-;nts Ihlthe Northwest. It is
Ixneetec that the rt£anr.er Port Albert,
covv on Ksqulmalt drydock. and the
zzcnrr.e-r Victoria, which is en route
from .Yokohama.. trTu. be .load?.! here.
'Gavins' the steamers Gcronne and Ctty
of Puebla to sail from Seattle. Bids
will be iomediate'y called for fc-f the
hay. onts and ether provisions to be
shipped from here. Tbe transports
conrmence ieavir? ttp Sou^d about Au
gust 10.. It is believed other- -.viil^fol
lotv these, and that possibly the Gov
«=rr.r!»er: t^.- ill <_-rder some of the trans
ports bringing th<= home-coming sol
diers direct to Puget Sound.
Resolution to Be Presented by Sena-
tor Stewart at the Nert
■WASHINGTON. July 2t.— Senator Stew
art of Nevada said to-day that in order
to obviate the apparent necessity of an
amendment to the constitution to Insure
?.t all r.'rr.f-s a full representation of States
In the United StatM Senate at the next
session of Congress. h« would offer relief
by legislation which the Senator says may
prove satisfactory- He proposes that t^e
following paragraph, be added at the end
of section 13. WfS*J*; chapter 1 of the Re
vised Statutes:
"It on the third Tuesday after the or
ganization of the Legislature no person
has received such majority, then on that
day. or any succeeding day, the person
receiving the plurality of the votes cast,
a majority of all the members elected to
both houses beir.g present and voting,
shall be declared elected."
This, he believes, will meet the necessi
ties of the case and Insure the election of
a United States Senator in every State at
the time specified- by law.
authentic report comes from Brownsville
to-night to v the effect that Mrs. George
Hackett (colored) of that place save birth
this afternoon to seven babies — girls
and three boys. Tney were all alive when
born, but to-night all are dead but one.
The report says tney were all small, but
fall tormed. '"*.,.
The parents are poor, the father being
a miner. He is about 25 years old. The
mother is a young woman and had two
children before. She is said to be as well
as could be expected, and the one child
will probably live.. .. .... w .. . ...
SAX FBA3CCISCO, TIimSPAV. .ft'LY »7, 1 Sl>o.
Father Guilherme Gloria. Pastor of St. Joseph's
Church of Oakland, Mao Resigned to
Wed Publicly His Contract Wife,
Love Romance of a Young Cleric and Miss Annie B Collins
Reaches a Climax and a Startling Denouement
OAKLAND is . the ■ - scene of a [
, sensation v/hich in its varied j
i and dramatic elements. In its :
romance and in its tragic do- i
mestic incidents is perhaps j
without paral'eF on the coast, j
The Pvev. Father Guilherme Gloria, j
pastor of St. Joseph's Portuguese !
Church, has promised that to-night '
he will, for the second time, make Miss
Annie B. Collins his wife and in the
marriage make partial reparation for
the injury he has inflicted upon her
ar.d atrne for the injustice he has done
to his baby son.
The love story of the handsome, bril
liant paster of St. Joseph's and the ;
pretty dressmaker of the Davis block .
is an Interesting one. There were few !
in the priest's congregation that knew
the secret. There were few of these
that flocked every Sunday morning into
the Chestnut-street sanctuary to listen
to their ------- words, guiding
them into paths of virtue, who knew
that the frail, sweet-faced, dainty little
woman who heeded with rapt attention
was the priest's wife and the baby boy
with her his son.
But if Father Gloria keeps his prom
ise to his contract ire the secret will
be out to-night. The priest has re
signed his pastorate and will violate his
priestly vows. He will start again- in
a new field and hopes that he may win
success. Nearly eight years ago he
was married by contract to the woman
who has since sustained the responsi
bility of motherhood without the dig
nity of wifehood. Time and again her
priestly husband sought to compromise
between honor and humiliation. He
wanted to take the girl away to a place
anywhere from California and there be
gin anew. He wished to marry her
openly and to clothe her with the wifely
dignity that was her right.
He had provided- for her and within
his means had protected her, but he
could not give her his name. It was
this and nothing less that the girl de
manded and she would not go away.
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thai - why
3 St. Joseph's
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R-=v. FaithVr GaHlierme Gloria, pastor of St Joseph's Portuguese Catholic
Church of Oaklar.il. has created a sensation among his people. JLe has resigned
from his .jhurch. abandoned his pastorate and promised to marry publicly his
contract wife." Annie B. Collins. There has been an intimate relationship ex
isting between the priest and the woman for . eleven years. The intercourse
began when Miss Collins was fifteen years of age. In IS3I the contract mar
riage was made, and Father Gloria has promised that to-night a Justice of the
Peace shall pronounce i c words which will make the union public arfd in full
conformity to the laws. Nearly four years ago a son was born, and to-night if
the promise of the priest be kept will be a turning- point in the little fellow's
life. ■ . ■.
dramatic climax began eleven years
ago at San Leandro. ' At that time, the
young, handsome and brilliant priest :
came to take charge of the Portuguese
Catholic Church in the little town. He
had arrived shortly before that from
Brazil and was believed to be particu
larly well qualified by the Catholic au
thorities to direct the spiritual welfare j
of the Portuguese at San Leandro. Hi.
name 'was Guilherme Gloria. ;
The young priest rapidly won the con
fidence of his people. He was pious.
enthusiastic and sympathetic. He went
among the homes of his flock, minister- j
ing. encouraging and counseling. I
Among the members congrega
tiontion was Annie B. Collins., a pretty
\ girl, 15 years of age. Father Gloria
: took an unusual interest in her. He di
, rected her education and seemed to find
! unusual pleasure in her company. At
his suggestion, her mother transferred
her from a public school to a parochial
school. The priest and the girl were
, then much more than they had been in
each other's company.
It was then that the intimacy, which
now reaches its climax, began. Only
one member of' Annie Collins' family
knew of her close association ■with the
handsome pastor. Miss Lizzie Collins,
-with a sister's intuition, discovered the
secret, accused her sister and was told
the facts. The relationship now be
tween the pastor and the girl were fully j
established and continued without in- j
terruption or change for two years.
The priest and his pretty penitent were .
lovers." Still the mother and father of j
Annie Collins j knew nothing of her i
daughter's infatuation and their pas
tor's indiscretion. .Late in IS3I affairs
had reached such a pass that for the]
girl's protection from absolute shame j
something desperate had to be done, j
There was but one way out of the diffl- j
culty and this was but a poor one. The j
handsome priest could not openly mar- j
ry the girl without sacriflclnß his j
priestly dignities and submitting to the j
public humiliation of being driven from j
' his pulpit unfrocked. It was decided.!
therefore, that a marriage contract
would be drawn up and on September
22, 1891, this was done.
The scruples of the girl were silenced
and the predicament of the priest was
evaded. As a measure of scill greater
precaution Annie Collins made her sis-
I ter Lizzie a witness of the marriage
{ contract. The priest arvd Annie signed
j the document as principals. Ever since
: then Annie Collins has treasured this
"piece of paper as the only certificate
which can protect her from public
shame. She has kept, it safely and has
J it yet, notwithstanding an effort to take
' it away from her.
About four years ago another crisis
came in the relations between the
priest and his contract child wife. It
j became imperative that the girl should
; leave her home and Father Gloria, re
j sourceful as ever, suggested an avenue
; through which Annie might expect to
j escape exposure and humiliation. The
priest was about to be transferred from
I his pastoral charge at San Leandro to
St. Joseph's Portuguese Catholic
Church on Chestnut street, between
Seventh and Eighth. He urged his
young contract wife to go with him.
but at the same time protect herself
from the wrath of her parents. •
He declared that he would establish
ber as a dressmaker in Oakland and
her parents could not then expect to
Bee her with any frequency. She would
! have a reasonable excuse for being
I away from home and she readily ac
cepted the proposition. Apartments
j were secured in the Kahn building in
! Oakland and a sign. "Annie B. Collins, :
Dressmaker," appeared in the window. i
Continued on Second Pa«e.
Ruler of San Domingo Slain
at Moca by Ramon
Spe.-ial Dispatch to Th« C
Ff DE Fl
era.! ses Heul Dominican rer
. . ted at 1 sanl .. at 4:30
o'clock t< -<lay.
- • mar lerer is R 1 rer s. He suc
ceeded in making lis esca I m energetic ■
once beg t is 'able that
Vice Pres leni General Wen - - Figueroa, immediate
ly upon the ment of the Pres
rection of affairs t pres 1 -■ ■ the republic.
The remains of President Heureaux wi
Doming for fui
WASHINGTON". July 26.— N0 infor
mation was received up to half-past 9
o'clock to-night from the consular rep
resentatives of the United States in
Santo Domingo regarding the assassina
tion there to-day of President Heureaux.
Pending official advices of the assassin
ation, no forma! action will be taken by
this Government. Hon. William F.
Powell, the Minister to Hayti, is also
charge d'affaires to Santo Domingo,
while this Government is directly rep
resented in the republic in the person
of Campbell T. Maxwell, whr is Con
sul General, and John A. Reed, who is
Vice Consul.
Officials here recall that attempts
have been made heretofore on the life
of Mr. H-ureanx. Secretary Hay paid
a brief tribute to the work of the de
ceased President, saying 1 he understood
that fee had given the country a good
administr-it ion-
Secretary Long said that he could not
recall that there were any of the ships
of the United States navy now in Santo
Domingo waters. Should the develop
ments of tbe next few days show a
feeling of unrest and uncertainty re
! pardinz the future affairs of the island.
a United States man-of-war will be
! dispatched to that vicinity to look out
1 for the pr- ection of American in
| terests.
When Ulises Heureaux was chosen f
President of Jan Domingo in 1883. the \
election taking place during the last
three day? of June, the defeated candi- !
date. General Casimiro N. de' Toya. i
BERLIN. July 26.— A gTeat fire started
at Marcienburg. West Prussia. A . noon
forty houses had been razed. Tlm fire
brigades from Dantxic and Elbin? were
summoned to assist in subduing the fire.
At a. late hour the fixe was got under
rebelled in La Vega and Monte Cristi.
On July 24. the country was put under
martial law, a: . in' a "series of bloody
encounters the rebels, were finally de
feated in August. ' The number of cas
ualties on both -sides - exceeded more
than 1000 dead and -wounded.
Heureaux first saw the light of day in
Puerto Plata, a town on the west coast
of San Dominsro. in IS t»5. A soldler'3
life attracted him and in"lS*s2 he became
a private, later becoming commandant
in the District of Puerto Plata. He
served continuously in the war against
Spain in I>SS to 1574. Twice he was ex
iled for political reason?. For two
years he retired to political life, and
again in [878 assumed command to put
down a Spanish uprisings He was
wounded many times and on several
occasions narrowly escaped assassina
Heureaux succeeded Fernando A.
Merino a? President, the national par
ty, of which he xas the active reore
sentative, beinj: powerful at that time,
j-je served four terms, the country mak
ing much progress under his adminis-
A serious commercial panic r^ign^-l
in San Domingo last year. There wer-i
disturbances in the northwestern sec
tion of the country about ih* middle of
December and troops were sent to
Monte Cristi to restore otiJ-t. TIM trou
ble was due to the poor nr.ar.ei»JL«ys
tem of the country, under which *sr
ehange on New York had rts«a so that
in September it took $3 in notes ft Uw
republic to buy SI tn gold. A« a r*su!i
business was interfered ■with. or-i*r?
for go<^di canceled, wages cut. strilcH
precipitated, and expenses of livinz in
creased to those who could least afford
to assume added burdens. For some
time President Heureaux helped the
Government with advances, but be
came heavily involved. The republic's
indebtedness, is about $20,000,000, on
which interest has to be paid out of a
revenue of about $2,000,004). Depreciat
ed silver coin is issued, worth about 12
cents on the dollar in American money.
; control and eventually extinguished- Fifty
I buildings were destroyed, including ' re
' gymnasium and Girls' School, tha
I Rathhaus. which was buili in the four
! teenth century, and seventeen historical
i houses" built over arcades in the Italian
! style in the market place.
The historical records were saved. The
I damage win amount to several millions O i

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