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NORFOLK, VA., SUNDAY, JANUARY 1, 1899. SIXTEEN PAGES. QUIET RESTORED IN MAM General Brooke's Proclama? tion to the Cubans. HE WILL MAINTAIN OB?ER Orgnulelng ? nolle* mid Ijeleetlvc F?rco-Olai)o?ltlou?l our Arn?jr in Hit- IftlniMl-Nitcclnl, i'ltl/lxv* lo'Ilc Appolntu?l-Tlic People ?iiforiMOil How f li?'y Cnn Neenre n Gooa ttov ernmeiit. (By Telegraph to Virelnlan-Pllot.) ? Washington, D. C, Dec. 31.?The prospects for a pea^ful change of ad? ministration in Havana have bright? ened very much as & result of the energetic measures taken by the War Department and the army officers In Charge at Havana to prevent trouble. Advices to this effect appear in a cable? gram received .to-day by Assistant Sec? retary Melklejohn from General Brooke, military governor of Cuba, in which, after referring to some routine matters, he says: "There will be no breach of order; of that I am assured. You may rest assured that there has been nothing be? yond the usual In a city of this Hlze." OH DEN PUBL1CO DISMISSED. The War Department is also infonn ~ud that Oeneral Ludlow, In charge of Havana city, is proccealng with vigor to organize the police force then; to replace the .dismissed Spanish force known as the Orden Publk'o. After ex? amining a number of applicants for ap? pointment on the force he has selected and appointed 1,000 Cubans. Ho Is bo lnf^ assisted in his task of recasting the police force by Captain McCullougn, late superintendent of the New York police force, who is serving him In n purely advisory capacity. Oeneral Ludlow has discovered to his surprise that there never was a detec? tive force. In Havana, no he has culled "la an~ex?prt member of the New York Detective Bureau to organize a corps for Havana Immediately. OUR ARMY IN CUBA. 'The War Department is confident that there will be an adequate force of troops in the Island 10 carry out i/; plans and to maintain order. Adjutant General Corbln has prepared a state? ment showing thai to-morrow, when the Spanish flag comes down, there will be an American army in Cuba numbering 33,914 men, made up of 82, 458 enlisted men and 1,456 officers. These ore distributed among the existing pro? vinces as follows: In Havana province, 15,014; Plnar d<'l Rio, 2,100; Matanzns, 3,054; Santa Clara, 2.436; Puerto Principe, 1,405; Santiago, 7,405. To simplify the administration ?f mil? itary affairs and prevent possible con? flict of authority, the War Department to-day Issued an order creating four now military department In Cuba, namely, Plnar <3el Rio, Matanza?, Santa Cl.^ra, and Puerto Principe, bounded by thv provincial boundaries of the same name. Three departments have been heretofore established, Santiago, Ha bano, and the city of Hahana so that the -island now stands divided into sovep distinct military -; departments, each under the command'of an army officer independent of the others, but all responsible to General Brooke, the Military Governor of the entire inland. General Lee already commands the Depariment of Havana province; Gen wal Wood the Department of Santi? ago, and General Ludlow the Depart? ment of the City of Havana. To-day's otder a-jslgns officers to command the remaining departments. The order is adlressed to General Brooke, at Ha vaVa, and states that Brigadier Gene? rali George 'W. Davis, is assigned to the command of the Department of Plntr del Rio. Major General James. H. Wilson to comnand the Department of Matanzas. Mnvy>r General J. C. Bates to com? mand the Department of Santa Clara. Brig\dler General L. II. Carpenter to comnand the Department of Puerto Principe SPECIAL CABINET FOR BROOKE. Tho V'ar Department has come to the conclusion that It will be necessary to afford General Brooke tho assistance of a special cabinet, approaching In functions the late autonomous cabinet of Cuba h the administration of the civil affaim of the island. It has not been decked whether the cablnet.whcn appointed, lhall be made up of army officers spvi\f,Hy detailed, or whether assialanls slui! be called in. Orders havt been issued for the dis? patch of additional troops to Cuba to assist in the nWlntenance -of good gov? ernment theier The order.* urc ad? dressed to Ma!?v General J. H. Wilson, commanding ih\ First Army Corps, with hesidQuarievs at Macon, (la. The Secretary of VWr directs that the headquarters of Ahat corps, originally fixed at Cienfueg-3.:. Cuba, be changed '.o Matanzas. and v\,,i^ General Wils in with his headqufirivs arid the Eighth Massachusetts, OneHuiiriret; and Six? tieth Indiana and th\ Third Kentucky Volunteer InTantiy. IHpm in readiness for transportation to K-jhn, fullv arm? ed and equipped for service and supplied with thirty day rations and forage, in addition to flu? required for the Journey. \ In a subsequent order \(>p.eral Wil? son was directed to prcee-d -with his headquarters and equlpmerV from Ma? con to Savannah in time t >\mbark on tho transport Panama. Tli\ Eighth Massachusetts and Third Kentucky will embark frjim !^ivann?h J? trans? ports to !k- provided, and ty One ^ Hundred and Sixtieth Indiana \\ji pro? ceed to Charleston, one battnHA at a ' time, on the Saratoga, which shy. will convey the regiment to Cuba, InV^ree trips. V BROOKE'S PUbCLA MATH i.V; Havana, Dec,"si.?A proclamatlo Major General John R. Brooke, tary Governor of Cuba, will be lojtVy M\. -7-" Uo-mmrow to the people of the Island. It is as follows: '*<jyuiinK" among you aa the repre? sentative of the President, In further nwo and in continuation of the hu tiune purpose with which my country ii.terfeted to put an entl to tho dis? tressing conditions In this island, I ^eoin It proper to say that tho object of the present government Is to give protection to the people and security to property, to restore confidence to en? courage the people, to resume the pur? suits of peace, to build up waste plan? tations, to resume commercial truffle, and to afford full protection In the ex? ercise of all civil and religious rights. "To this end the protection or iln> United States Government will be di? rected, nnd every possible provision will be made to carry out these objects through the channels of civil adminis? tration, although under military con? trol. "In the Interest nnd for the benefit of all the people of Cuba and those pos? sessed of rights and property In the island, the civil nnd criminal codes which prevailed prior to the relinquish ment of Spanish sovereignty, will re main in force, with such modifications and chunges as may from time to time be found necessary In the interest of good government. "The people of Cuba, without re- I gard to previous affiliations, are invited I and urged to co-operate In these ob-1 Jects by the exercise of moderation, conciliation and good will, one toward another: and a hearty aroord In our humanitarian purposes will insure a kind and benellcirnt government. "The military governor of the island Will also be pleaded to confer with those who may desire to consult him on mat? ters of public interest." The text of the proclamation Ins been cabled to Washington and approved. THE CITY QUIET. The city is quiet and the Cuban In? dignation at the American authorities t"i>rbidding demonstrations is subsiding. There have beer: no indications of dis? order nnd General Brooke Is confident that Sunday will pass peacefully. A general order was issued to-day taking over tho Spanish telegraph and [telephone lines. ? ', Tlx Spanish auxiliary cruiser Rnpldo nnd the Spanish torpedo boats Mnr Juess Ensenada, Cnltcla,-Marques Mo Ina and Deign Velnsqucs sailed to-day for Spain via the Island of Mnrtiimuc. The Itunido had on board/ 'Auriiirai fjontorolu. the Spanish nlivul com fender, and th.^^PijU^ta, another %>'iis,tU^gjt'l'til4"^rVliiser. takes tho SVuiish naval officials. The arsenal here was occupied by Americana to? day and Morro Castle and Cabanas were occupied according to program last night. BROOKE AND LUDL?W SUSTAIN? ED. The position of t'he'military-adminis? trativ:! in requesting the Cubans not to make any demonstration to-morrow up? on the occasion of the turning over of the government to the United stales, whs privately advised !>y several no? table Cubans, whoso names arc not made public in order to protect them from the wrath of their people: The prohibition would, have been issued even If this advice hud not be?n given. Nevertheless, the fact that it was given shows that tin- judgment of General Brouke and General Lurtlow Is sus? tained by expert Judges of Cuban-char? acter and feeling. CUBAN FLA CIS TAKEN-IN. More Cuban Hags were taken In to? day, A number of windows in buldings along the lino of march of the United States troops, which had been rented by persons wishing to view the proces? sion, were given up and the invitation of the Americans to Cuban ladies and gentlemen to witness the scenes at the palace, has been declined with the ex? planation that tlie recipients of the in? vitation dp not intend to leave their houses to-morrow. Some dwelllings may appear draped In black. PAPERS CRITICISE. The smaller papers criticise the American policy with touches of hltior nc:-:s, but the larger dailies take no de Clded stand. Printed anonymous hand? bills are In circulation, satirically ad? vising the Cubans to "never mind," as they could have a good time cheering the Americans. The city is quiet to-night, as It has been for two days. Encounters of In? dividuals in heated political discus? sions, such as occur in an American city of 200,000 inhabitants, are not con? sidered indicative of a riotous mood. Most of the Cubans are grieved and distrustful of the ultimate purposes ot the United State? rather than angered. PROTECTED BY AMERICANS. Company C, of the Fourth Virginia Regiment, is camped upon the Glacis at the Cabanas fortress and Mtarro Castle- A few Spanish artillerists are inside. The Spanish Infantrymen in the city have been withdrawn to a space covering six blocks, embracing the Caballpria wharf, the palnce, the residence of the military governor and the near by barracks for a few hun? dred soldiers. The embarkation of fliese troops aboard the transports Chateau LnFiltc and Stuttgart Will take Mace before 10 o'clock to-morrow ri?brning, leaving Captain-General Cns tcllanos ami his staff of fifteen under the protection of the Americans. Colonel Bacalio, chief of staff of QeneraPRuiz.Rivera, who has been con lined for a lo#r time, was released to? day. ARRIVAL OF SENATOR DANIEL. Senator John W. Daniel, of Virginia, arrived to-day on the steamer Mas. cot to. The Spanish royal march v.ns played forty times this afternoon in the camps of General Lee's troops. The band of the Second Illinois Regi? ment has been selected to play at the palace to-morrow. The band had never played the royal march hoforo to-day umi it practiced the air for hums. It will also play "The Star Spangled Banner" as the American flag \a raised. Fatal I hree?t'oniere?l Duel. my Telegraph to Vlrglnlnn-Pllot.> Lulu, Miss., Dec. 31.?As the result at three-cornered duel fought here to-day, J. E. Kenney nnd. Richmond Harman are drad and T. Grady mortally wouhdeid. it ia not known ? how the trouble started, no person being In the vicinity when I ho shooting began. Har man and Kennedy wero each hit twice and died In a few minutes- Grudt* .was struck? in ths lung. All were falrl THE i:SiCI.B SAM FAMILY HINGING IV THE NEW YEAR. MRS. BOTKINS CASE. HER ATTORNEYS WILL FIGHT FOR HER LIBERTY. (By Telegraph to Vlrglnlan-Pilot.) San Francisco, Cal., Dec. 31.?Mrs. Cordelia Botkin, convicted of the mur? der of Mrs. John P. Dunning and her sister, Mrs. Dean, of Dover, Del., is an inmate of the Branch county jail. She became hysterical snortly after her aij rival there last night, and was calmed with difficulty, but she recovered her usual sangfroid to-day and has taken hope from the ?romise3 of her attor? neys, who have stated that they will stand by their client till the end. The next move in the case will prob? ably be an appeal to the Supreme Court, as it is certain that Judge Car? roll Cook will deny their petition for a new trial, thus casting the case into the higher court for settlement. The attorneys for the defense took a num? ber of exceptions during the trial, and hope to make capital out of these when they make their attempt to secure a reversal of the decision. The real fight for Mrs. Botkin's lib? erty will be made upon the question of lurisdiction. The prosecution was con? ducted under the provisions of Section 27 of the Code, providing for the pun? ishment of crimes committed In whole or in part in this Slate. The defense contends that as the outcome of the crime really took place In Delaware, that Mrs. Botkin was only liable to the law of that State. It is believed this question has never been presented to the Appellate Court in this country. Judge Cook has fixed next Saturday as the day for imposing sentence. It is stated that the first ballot of the Jury stood ten for hanging and two for life imprisonment. The second bil? lot was 11 for hanging and only on< for lifo Imprisonment. But the one stood firm, and after much discussion the other eleven vent over to him. I.lnhllille? Three Million. (By Te/egraph :o Vlrsln an-Pilot.) Boston, Dec. 31. -The Assabet Man ufacturing Co., of this city, with wool? en mjlls at Maynard, has made an signment for the benefit of its credi- I tors, to Edward Kennt?, of Fenno1 Brothers & Childs: Arthur Sllabee, j treasurer of the Cocheco Manufaetur- ; Ing Company, of Dover, N. H., and j Jeremiah Williams, of Jeremiah Wll- j Hams & Co. The concern is one of the j largest woolen manufacturing compa? nies In the country. Liabilities, accord? ing to the July statement, amounted to $3.018.151. Including Sl.OOO.ooo capital stock. T?is statement *lso showed debts aggregating H.S01.S20. Wiilfiur to Heur Vrotn Manila. (Hy Telcpraph to VlrEln'an-PHot.) Washington, D. C? Dec. SI.?Gene? ral Corbln said this n'ternnon that he had no expectation v.f hearing upv ! thing from General Otis inspecting the Situation Ol I!. ,!, >: 'jre to-morrow I nisht at ihi* e-.r st. fit bused that ? Judgment cn the \ cable message !.received from (itn <i Otis CALL ON THE PRESIDENT AFRO-AMERICAN COUNCIL PRE? SENTS AN ADDRESS. (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) Washington, D. C, Dec. 31.?The Ex? ecutive Committee of the National Afro-Americnn Council, now In session here, called at the White House to-day nnd presented to the President an ad dress, in. which he was asked to use his good offices In presenting to Con? gress the subject of the recent lynch ings of colored men In the Carolinas, that the perpetrators may be brought to justice. The recent troubles in Illi? nois nlso was called to his attention, and in u general way he was asked to exert his lnlluence In all proper ways to Improve the condition of the color? ed race. The committee was composed of Bishop Walters, Bishop Arnett, Bishop Clinton, Mr. Lyons, of Georgia, Register of the United States Treas? ury, Air. Chcatham, of North Carolina; ex-Governor Plnchback, of Louisiana; Representative White, of North Caro? lina, and Messrs. Pelham, of Michigan; Mitchell, of Virginia; Fortune, of New York; Adams, of Illinois; ex-Repre? sentative Murray, of South Carolina; Morris, of Massachusetts; Lawton, of New Jersey; Blagburn, of Iowa; Casey, of New Jersey; Lewis, of Louisiana; Dancy, of North Carolina; Thompson, of Indiana; Sanford, of Iowa; Bray, of Georgia; Murray, of District of Colum? bia; Ferris, of Massachusetts, and Bradley, of Kansas. At tho conclusion of the call, which lasted fifteen min? utes, the delegation withdrew greatly pleased with their Interview. AN IOWA DELEGATION. Washington, D. C, Dec. 31.?A dele? gation of colored men from Iowa call? ed at thefcWhlte House to-day and presented to the President a memorial signed by ihe- colored people of that State in relation to tue recent race troubles In the South. The delegation met with a cordial reception. NEW YEAR'S BLIZZARD. SNOW AND FAIBLING THERMOME? TER AT ROANOKE AND RICH? MOND, (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) Roanoke; Va., January i,?A regular bllxzard set in here at 11 o'cl^k to .?>ig:!\ Rain, hall and' snow foil in u furious storm for three hour.?, and at 2 a. in., It was still snowing, with the prospect ot a heavy fall. The ther momett-r fell about forty decrees. THE STORM AT RICHMOND. Richmond, Va., Dec. 31.?Between 12 m. to-day and midnight tho thermom? eter fell 30 degrees, standing at tho lat? ter how at 29. A stiff East wind Is Mowing, and hall and snow have been falling -.-iir.ee 10 q'clock. Th" .-r ound la n-iw covered to the depth of ah/rui a quarter of an inch. SENATOR MORRILL'S FUNERAL REMAINS. WILL EE TAKEN TO VERMONT TO-DAY. (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) Waehington, D. C, December 31.? Funeral services over the lato Senator Justin S. Merrill, of Vermont, were held in the United States Senate cham ber at noon to-d~ay. They wero eon ducted with impressive dignity In the presonco of a distinguished assemblage, including the President and Vice res? ident of the United States, members of tho Cabinet, Justices of the Supreme Court, Senators and Representative* in Congress, the Speaker of the Houso of Representatives, army, navy and of the diplomatic corps, as well as a con? course of private citizens, who took this means of testifying the affectionate re? gard In which Mr. Morrill was univer? sally held. Early in the day the remains were borne from the family residence on Massachusetts avenue lo the Capitol. There was no service at 'he h'ouse, and the funeral cortege to the Capitol was simple and formal. Arriving there the casket was carried direct to the Senate chamber anil deposited in uhe semi-cir? cular area immediately in front of the presiding officer's desk. The casket was of rich but simple design, with block broadcloth covering and heavy oxydlsed silver handles. A silver plate on top bore the inscription.: JUSTIN SMITH .MORRILL, 1S10-1S0S. After the willing hands of; Senate employees, who had so long' served the Senator in life, had arranged the multl ludi: uf flowers which had been seat, the lid of the c.tsket was removed, dis? closing tho calm and peaceful- face of the dead statesman. Ranked hlg'u on the lows: part of the casket, all about It, ts...l covering the desks up to the presiding officer's desk, was a profusion of plants, llow era, floral emblems, palms and garlands of galax leaves. The vacant chair and desks In the front row nnd to tho left Ol the presiding ofnccq.so long Ussed by Mr. .Morrill were draped in black crepe. 1 Ry 11 o'clock the publi- gailerios were filled to oversowing win crowds! Who had braved a driving rain. Exactly at noon the ceremony begin, Vice-Presi? dent Hobart, accompanied by Speaker Reed, taking seats at til- presiding offi? cer's desk, while the (fresldent. cabi? net, Supreme Justice.^ Senators and Representatives entereilunannounced. Mr. McKinley walkc/livlth Secretary Gage, proceeding up th ?Jale to> a largo, leather chair facing -th Basket and im^ mediate alongside lt. S Bis waa occupy pied by the President Hyhtle next- to him in a semi-circle ft Prig tiio ?-asket sat Secretaries Oage.F Long, Alger, Wilton. P.j3tmastp'-0--ivral Km The large assemblage, on the HB and in the galleries, rose and remained' standing unttt the Presidential party; was seated. Hanged back ot them were the honorary commute-" oC Senator?, and Representatives, most of them* white-haired and venerable associates o? Mr. Merrill. They wore wldo white mourning band? from shoulders to hip. Chief Justice Fuller and Justices Browd and McKenna were with the large rep? resentations of Senators and Repre? sentatives tilling the body ot the? cham? ber. Former Senator John Sherman, who became a member of the House with Mr. Morrill in 1S55, was present Directly alongside the alslo from the President and to the left of the casket sat the family group, Mr. James Slvan Morrill, son. Dr. and Miss Swann. bro? ther-in-law iuil' sister-ln-iaw of the de? ceased. Aside from the officials pres? ent, a number of ladles were admitted toJ tho floor. The honorary committee of Senators: consisted of Messrs. Proctor, Hoar*" Cullom. Wolcott, Jones, ot Arkansas: Chandler. Gorman. Tillman, Jones, of Nevada; Morgan, Fairbanks. Faulkner, Mitchell and Nelson. That of the House was Representatives Dlngley, Grant, Powers. Hltt, Foss, McCall, Bankhead. Lewis. Wheeler and Catching*. A hush fell on the assemblage as the last ot trie olUcluls were escorted to their seats, and a choir, stationed in the gallery back of the presiding officer, In sub? dued tones sang "Lead, Kindly Light.'* Rev. K. Brandford Leavitt, of All Soul's Church, began the burial neti vice with selections from the Psalms.'; His tribute to the memory of the de-:' ceased was heartfelt nnd eloquent. > Again the voices of the choir floated through the Senate chamber, singing. "Nearer. My God, to Thee." Then with uplifted hands the blind chaplain of the Senate. Rev. Dr. Mllburn, delivered the closing invocation, his volco trembling with emotion as he extolled this sweet, gracious nnd noble character. It was 11 o'clock when the ceremony was concluded, and the President and Cabinet led the way past the casket, taking a final look at the calm silent face, and the other officials retired. The casket remained in the Senate chamber, where it will be left until borne to the train to-morrow morning, ca route to Montaelier, Vt. GAMBLING IN LOUISVILLE. GRAND JURY TAKES MAY?It SE-' V ER ELY TO TASiC^ (By Telcgrnph to VlrKlnlnn-Pllot.) Louisville, Ky? Doc. 31.?The Decem? ber grand jury, which created such a I sensation last Saturday by ordering a raid of the pool-rooms ot the city, the | iir:it time tue^nad been, disturbed dur? ing i?oJ?Af>?ti?y5nsr**f?^I^^ VTTee, to-day returned a scorching re port, in which Mayor Charles P. Weaver was taken Severely to task for his Inactivity In the matter of gam? bling in Louisville. The report aiao called for the resignation of certain members of the Board of Public Safety, which body has direct control of the police force of the city, saying that they not only hindered and obstructed the chief of police in the discharge of his duty, but that they should make way for men who would enforce the law. Gambling of every kind la at an end, and tho Kentucky lottery and the pool? rooms aro closed. Prize-fighting, whloh nourished here for a time, 'has also been stopped. However, a merry-go round race-track will be constructed here within the next thirty daya and pools will be sold there. ? DEATH IN A CAGE. SIX MEN FALL FTVE HUNDRED FEET TO DEATH. fBy Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) Ishpeming, Mich., Dec. 31;?A casaj accident in the Lake Superior mine /foil day caused the death ot six Fin'.Jsll miners, and serious injury to /vhrj?' more. The dead: Mattl Tammlnen, Takko Mlkkala, J, H. Kujanppa, J. W. Paavla, Ailfrejct' Slnna, Gust W. Johnston,: The men were going down the shaft. In a cage to work. The supposition id that something dropped on the cagJH forcing one side of the frame world down so as to let the men slide off nuo' the shaft. One of the wounded men said he thought a ropjC; had ..broken, j Another heard something strike tho cage. When the cage floor tipped there j was a frantic scramble towards the steel frame-work, but only three of the men succeeded in saving themselves. Six miners slipped over the side and were dashed to death at the bottom of the thaXi. 500 feet below. The thie? who were naved were badly hurt In the eirugglo for life. :? as yon- aro sole and at cans to ascertain end re \ i-. y eaiiiestsCOiivenlonce ileqtic?! or <??n frei ernte Velernua. (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) New Orleans, Dec. 31.?George Moor? man, adjutant general, has issued a circular to United Confederate Vs^ i\ui Division commanders in each Southern State, in which he saya: "Official reauest hatt been made by un officer of the Government asking th-'.' h'.-ad<iiiarUM-s to furnish at orte: a list of (Ul gmveygrds or cemeterk-.-, where Confederate soldier*, are buried, and c* far aa i>ossIbie .number -ot in? terments. "Will you please serial once names of cemeteries, iocatiwpond number in? terred as far as yo?* aro able and-at oneo take me port at your all in division The Afpliu Tun Omes^<?An?r???, (!?>- Tel.-gr.iph to Virginian-Pilot.) New Orleans, Dec. SL~The Alpha Tan Omega Congress has transacted Us principal bu?i*u>si. Ribbon societies wore discountenanced and It vaa de? cided to try the provincial system. ?Boston was named the next meeting place. The following Officers wera elected: Worthy Grand. C^et, Larkin W, Glazebrook, Washington, D. C.t Wor? thy Grand Scribe, Georgs IL Lamnr. Washington, D. C; Worthy Grand Chancellor. Prof. Jarnes B. Green, Uni? versity of Virginia: Illgh-CoUrtcJl, r W. Otis,. A. Glazebvrook, U>. U , KHzaueth, n. j.: prof. j:. j. shives.-vPltiaburg; Wulintu T. Msginnis. New Orleans; Fred Tapper. Jr;. Vermont, and R A. Walter, Chicago; Fraternity t.>ct, David A. VtfMto, WcBane, Orator, Kdwavd j^)Uy Roaeofce,