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VOIj. it. XO. 78.
General Brooke's Proclama?
tion to the Cubans.
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
(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."
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.
'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,
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
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
Havana, Dec,"si.?A proclamatlo
Major General John R. Brooke,
tary Governor of Cuba, will be
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?
"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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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
(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
(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.
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.
(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.
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.
(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.:
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.
(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
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. ?
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?
"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
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,

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