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IN TWO PARTS \ J&~^ L'li?/ SLJL ^ J? JL lLvC/l/ S>/^' ll ? ? 1101 lv N0RF0LKANDVICINrrv'~ TTTTTr,,TT,,TTTTTTTTtrrrTTTTrTTTTTTTITTTrTTTTTTl^ y*^^^ ( ^^^^ /S^^^ 3 kCOOllllg tttsk SOUtfaCfly. VOL. II?NO. 135. NORFOLK, VA., THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 1899?TWELVE PAGES; .THREE CENTS PER COPY. SOME LESSONS OF THE LATE WAR British Vice-Admiral Colomb Points Them Out. VIGILANCE OF THE PRESS Spam Mi owed noKont Comprehension (iI' Nirntrgy-Wlinl United Btntea MkmiUI lluvo llano- llnznrrtoiis A nt or I rnn .Mrntefry ? Wim? Admlml Dowry Dlil-Ilaslness Versus <fculx<i otic Unllnul ry. (riy Telegraph to Vlrglnlan-Pllot.) London. March S?Vice Admiral Philip Howard Colomb, retired, lectur? ed this afternoon on the lessons of the Spanish-American war before iho mem? bers of the United Service Institutions. After dealing With tbo impossibility of secrecy in warfare hereafter, owing to the vigilance of the press and the necessity for protecting cables in shal? low water, ho said he thought that If Spain had showed real comprehension of strategy the United Studs would not h'avo been so successful. The sure way for the United States would have been for her to Fend a sufficient force to the coast of Si>:iln to balance the forces known la have been in Spanish ports, and to send a squadron to tho Capo Verde Islands tho moment it was known a. Spanish flotilla was assem? bling there. If. he added, tho Island of Minorca had been seized as a base nothing offensive on tho other side of the Atlantic would have been attempt? ed by Spain. HAZARDOUS A M K1 tit "AX STRATEGY. The lesson to be deduced was.accord Ing to the lecturer, that the American Strategy was hazard his.in go far as It departed from the stereotyped rules of naval warfare. Admiral Cervera's ships were lost sight Of, causing anxie? ty on the American coasts, and oblig? ing the Americans to keep considerable squadrons wholly In a defensive atti? tude, instead of maintaining command of the sen. It was (dear, he added, that If there had been coal supplies at San? tiago ile Cuba and If Admiral Cervera's squadron had been reasonably efficient Instead of a "miserable abortion," all It could have purposed to effect by en? tering Santiago might have been effect? ed without any Interference upon the part of the United States navy. INEFFICIENT BATTERIES. "From tho actions between the Span? ish forts and American ships.the speak? er deduced the idea that very Inefficient b:'.t!< ries were able to keep ships at a distance. ADMIRAL DEWEY'8 ADVANTAGE. Regarding the purely tactical ques? tions involved the Admiral said it was plain Admiral Dewey took full advan? tage of the superiority of his guns and gunners and placed himself in so dis? tant a position that neither tho Spanish ships nor the Spanish batteries were able to adequately reply to his lire. TERRIRLY BUSINESS LIKE. "Tho whoi,.. thing." continued the lec? turer, "was terribly business-like ?on the American side, with a pathetic pa? rade of quixotic gallantry on the other." A MOMENTOUS CHANGE. In conclusion. Admiral Colomb com? mented upon the fact that all orders to the American ships were sent from Washington, which he considered was a momentous change in naval warfare. CONFEDERATE MONUMENT. IN MEMORY OF SOUTH CAROLI? NA'S DEAD AT WINCHESTER. (Ry Telegraph to VlrKin'.an-Pilot.) Washington, D. C, March S.?A spe? cial to the Star from Winchester, Va., says: The ladies of the Memorial Associa? tion here, together with the Daugh? ters of the Confederacy In South Ca? rolina, have succeeded in raising the necessa^' amount to erect a monument to the South Carolina Confederate dead who He buried In Stonewall Cemetery here?. In the lots of other States In this cemetery theer are now monuments to the dead of the respective Slates. The fund raised for the South Carolina monument was considerably augment? ed by a personal subscription front Chan. Broadway Rouss, of New York. The monument Is to be unveiled ou Memorial Day. June 6th. and the com? mittee in Winchester und the represen? tatives of the various Confederate or? ganizations in South Carolina are co? operating anil promise to mako it a great occasion. There is to be an orator, who was himself a Confederate soldier, and also an orator who is to be a representative son of a Confederate soldier. The com? mittee have decided on the Juni ir ora? tor, and have invited C61. John (?. Cap? ers, now one of the United States at? torneys In Washington. Mr. Capers has been prominent for several years In South Carolina, and is the son of Gen? eral (now Bishop) Ellison Capers, of thnt State. SUSPECTED OF ROBBERY, - COAST SURVEY OFFICERS CHARGED WITH PICKING POCKETS. (By Telegraph to VIrg!an:an-Pllot.) Washington, D. C, March 8.?The Secretary of the Treasury has received from Superintendent Prltchett, of the Coast and Geodetic Survey, a strong protest against the arrest of two offi? cials of his department at New Or? leans, during the Mardl Gras festivities In February last. It appears from Mj. FiitcheU's let-. ter that "Mr. Phclps and Mr. Frlsby ! aids in the const and geodetic- survey, both men of high standing and charac? ter, , wero arrested and taken to prison on tho charge of being pick? pockets. They were refused permis? sion to communicate with friends and were subjects to shameful Indignities. Tho cell Into which they were put is said to have been vile beyond descrip? tion; they were compelled to spend the night In company with low criminals and were subject to kicks and blow.-; front the guards and were treated In a most Inhuman and outrageous man? ner." Superintendent Pritehett says that theso gentlemen have a right to look to the Department for protection, and therefore he asks that the matter be brought to the attention of the United States District Attorney at New Or? leans and that a demand be made ror the dismissal of the ofllclals concerned. Mr. Frlsby and Mr. Pheips arc "it duty on the schooner Quick. Secretary Qage has as yet taken no action, but it is likely that the matter will lie investi? gated. 'I tie Itei-r llll]llllay. (fly Telegraph to Vlr_inian-Pilot.) Washington, March 8.?Dr. Blgelow, assistant chemist of the ARrlculltir.il Department, has accompanied the beef Inquiry board to Chicago as a scientific expert attache.1 to the bond. 11" will chemically examine samples of all the beef Inspected by the board, and on thu completion of the Inspection trip will report the results of his an llysla through the Secretary of Agriculture to the board. Another increase tu v* s?_???*. (P.y Telegraph to Virginlan-Pllot.) Zancsvlile, O.. March 8.?Notice has been posted at the Ohio Iron Company plant announcing that all wages will be im reused 10 per cent, on April 1st. The increase affects about 200 men, 'ilie plant wns?icTTc tor live years, nut" resumed work about a year a_o and has all it can do. u mra Hint I'rliicoiiw Kniiin ? t>yi"u. (By Telegraph to Virginlan-Pllot.) Honolulu, March i. (Via San Fran? cisco, March 8.)?Princess Ivaulanl Is on her death bed, nnd although she is still alive when the steamer Alamenda left for San Francisco, she cannot sur? vive another twenty-four hours. Rheu? matism of tho heart is the cause ot* her illness. VOLUNTEERS IN CUBA Beginning of Movement to Muster Them Out, TheTwelili Wow York Will fio rirsl, mill lie Followed by oilier llegl nietilw ."Von oil GltrrlSOt) Duly In nie lainuili (P.y Telegraph to Vlrglnlan-Pllot.) Washington, March S.?Orders were Issued at the War Department to-day for tlie Twelfth New York Volunteer Infantry, now at Matanzas, Cuba, to take passage on the transport Herlin for Now York city, where it will be mustered out. This is the beginning of a general movement for tho muster out of all the volunteer troops stationed in Cuba, and indicates that tho Adminis? tration believes that the time has come when It can safely reduce Its military forces in Cuba. The fact that the rainy season is not far oft is a potent reason for the early recall of the volunteer troops there. Toe liimi--viril m n-..i ? iidll have 1,1 he gradual, because of the limited tr.iuspori.uion facilities now at the dis? posal of the War Department. There are now about 25,000 volun? teers in Cuba, and their withdrawal will leave about 15,000 regular troops there for the enforcement of the policy of the Administration for the establish? ment of a stable government in the is? land. The volunteer troops now on garrison duty in Cuba, and under muster-out or? ders, include the following Organiza? tion?: S.c..nd Illinois, One Hundred nnd Sixtieth Indiana, Fourth Illinois, One Hundred and Sixty-Ilrst Indiana; Ninth Illinois. Forty-ninth Iowa; Third Kentucky, Thirty-first Michigan, Sec? ond Louisiana, Sixth Missouri. Eighth Massachusetts. Twelfth New York, First North Carolina, Third Nebraska, Second South Carolina. Fourth Ten? nessee, Fourth Virginia, First Texas, Sixth Ohio, the Second and. Third United states Volunteer Engineers, the Second and Fifth United States Volun? teer Infantry, and the Second and Third. Eleventh, Twelfth, Thirteenth, Fifteenth. Sixteenth and Seventeenth Companies of the Signal Corps, BEFORE .MAY 1. As yet no orders have been Issued for the muster out of these regiments, with the exception of the Twelfth New York, but it I? expected that the formal or? ders will lie issued in the case of all ihe organizations named within the next few days. Under tho present! plans of the Department, it is expected that all of the volunteer troops will be withdrawn from Cuba before the first of May, and po escape the dangers of the fevers, which make thai country such an undesirable place of residence during the summer months. The olllclals of the Administration ex? press satisfaction at the present polit? ical state of affairs In Cuba, and arc confident of a continuance of the pre- \ vailing peace and itood order. The' troops aro to be withdrawn on the! theory that there Is no longer need of their services in that country, and that the qticrttions of government will work! out themselves without the presence of, a large military force. Consequently there is no present purpose of replacing the volunteers with regular troops, and j such a course of action will be taken Only In case it becomes neces.-ary for the execution of the administrative I policy, 1 SAN-MUN BAY, WHICH KING HUMBERT HAS SEIZED. Despite China's refusal to lonso San-Mun hay and three Islands off the roast of Chehkiang for 99 years and practically turn over to Italy tho province oi Chehkiang. King Humbert has landed his marines and taken possession England is supporting Italy's demand, and China is now expecting the United hta.h?l?M,eJmU,d?a POrt !,"a "a 8pl,cre of ,n?u">c?" ""eh us are now possessed by Die other freut powers. CHARGED WITH MURDER Armed Cubans Spreading Terror Among Spaniards American* A?tU?-<l to CiiroMtlcntr nud AUoril Protection?Vttr ??? Our Soldlere r??r February Delayed? aiunoy Advanced? (Ry Telegraph to Vlrglnla-Pllot.) Havana. March 8.?A Spanish news? paper publishes a story to the effect that a party of armed Cubans are ter? rorizing the Spaniards at Mayori. It says also these Cubans have murdered several Spaniards near Barojagua and mentions cases of the persecution of Spaniards ;u Calabuzas, province of j Santa Clara. In conclusion the news- j paper asks tho American authorities to j Inquire into the matter and to afford protection to tho Spaniards. The American soldiers pay for Feb? ruary la delayed, the authorities await? ing cash which Is expected here by a transport. Chief Paymaster Smith' Is paying the officers in checks, which are subject to the local discount of 1 per cent. The officers complain, but I hot bankers will not buy checks on New York at par, exchange going the other way- It costs more to transfer money from New York to Havana than from New York to London. The North American Trust Com? pany has advanced the government I $H)0,0fl0 without charging any exchange, thus losing S't.ono. it now has the au? thority id* the Treasury to charge for exchange, the local rate of 1 per cent. The cost of Importing is three-fourths <>f l per cent. Disbursing officers do not like discount, ns they credit them? selves with tho exchange. \ The Treasury ruling as to the values of Spanish und French coins at tho Ctistoin-hou/ie will have the effect in? tended, that of causing the export of Spanish currency and establish In Cuba United states currency ns the standard. The sum of J175,000 In Spanish silver was shipped to Spain this week. The Scarcity Of Spanish silver is causing In? convenience on 'change. The Havana brokers wish to prolong the two cur? rencies fm u period oh account of the profit on exchange. CHINA WILL APOLOGIZE. ITALY'S DEMAND WILL, UK COM PLIED WITH. <Ry Telegraph to Vlrclaian-Pllot.) Rome. March S.?Tho Trlbuna says It learns that the Chinese Government has offered to send to the Italian Min? ister. Signer Mnrtlno.a written apology, through Sir Claude MacDonald, British Minister nt Pekln, for the terms In which the Tsung Li Yamen couched China's refusal to Riant the c'oncessl in recently demanded by Italy of San Mun bay, province of Che ICIang, to be used as an Italian naval bass und coaling station. Colored Immunes Victims. (Ry Tdejrr.irh to Vlretnian-Pllot.) Chattanooga,Tonn., March S.?No one will die as a lesult of the rioting In which the men of the Eighth Immuno Colored Regiment, engaged here last nislit, but half a dozen people injured will be laid up Xor several months. In? spector Hark Ins, Policemen Poe and A. J. Lodford are severely wounded, but their Injuries will not prove fatal. Three soldiers were shot In the distur? bance, but their names could not be learned. In addition to those Injured here three soldiers were shot on a Southern railway train between Chat tanooga and Knoxvllle. The shooting was done by a soldier, who escaped front the train at Athens, Tenn. ! CLASSIFICATION OF NEWS. BY DEPARTMEN TS. Tflt'er.tph News?Pares i fi, md 7. Local News?Pages 2, 3, 5 and y. : Editorial?Page 4. ? Home Study Circle?Page 4. Virginia News?Lutes S. j North Carolina News?Page o. I Portsmouth News?Pagtjs 10and It. I Berkley News?Pate it i Markets?Page tu Shipping-Page Id TIB SAMOAN MUIBLB Dr. Raffel, President of Council of Apia, Talks? - tVby Grrmnii Consul CoiiUI Not En? force Court Decision ?Mltl ->?>t Lend Attack ?i .11 a in? 2 a Forces?Why Court Whs iTosotl? (Hy Telegraph to Virginlan-Pllot.) Pin Francisco, Cal., March 8.?Dr. John Raffel, lata President of the Mu? nicipal Council of Apia, arrived hero to? day on the steamer Alameda. To an Associated Press representative Dr. Raffel said that when lie left Samoa everything was tranquil and that the Mat an fa government was recognized as the provisional government by the three leading powers, and it had th ? support of ninety per cent, of the na? tive population nnd a majority ot the foreign population. SI ..PRE Nil-. O JUT DECISION. '?Tho German Consul," said Mr. Raf? fel, "could not enforce the decision of the Supreme Court because he believed that the decision was In opposition to the oust >ms of the Samoan people and the Samoan government,and that pend? ing instructions from the home govern? ment he could not seek to enforce it, particularly when it was so obnoxious to so largo a number of the Samoan people." A REPORT DENIED. "As to the report tii.tt the German Consul led the attack of the Mataafa forces," lie said, "that is untrue. Amer? ican and British residents will testify to the fact, nnd Mr. Morse, an Ameri? ca U citizen, has so informell his gov? ernment in a communication to the Ad? ministration at Washington. WHY COURT WAS CLOSED. "The reason the provisional govern? ment closed the Supreme Court is this: The President of the Municipal Coun? cil, under tho treaty not only has local jurisdiction in the municipal district, but is also treasurer, adviser and exe? cutive officer of the Samoan Govern? ment, lie is such to the provisional government under the treaty. The pro? visional government. could not recognize a court to whose decision it was In antagonism. Afterward it was decided that it would not declare the chief Justiceship vacant, but Samonns do not recognize the court and do not bring suits in it. The whites, however, dd. AN OPINION. "My opinion is that if the treaty pow? ers attempt to force to Install the Ma lletoa government, it will simply re? sult in the Maiaafa government con? trolling everything outside of Apia. Allowing tor defections to the Malletoa government in case it is recognized, the M.itaafa government will still have a vast majority of the partisans." EVERYBODY AWAITING DECISION San Francisco, Cal.. March S.?The Bteamcr Alameda has arrived from Australia v.a Samoa and Honolulu. When the Alameda left Apia every? thing was quiet under the direction of the provisional government, with Ma? taafa at its head. The sentiment among tho natives seems to be changing in favor of Tutius and M.itaafa is becom? ing uneasy. Everybody is anxiously nwaiting the decision of the three powers as to who will be king. CHARGE AGAINST MISSIONARY SOCIETY. San Francisco, March 8.?"The In? fluence uf the London Missionary So? ciety In Samoa corrupted the elections lor King and thereby caused the tem? porary Installation Of Tanus, the Malle? toa party chief. The Samoans would not submit to this, for the reason that they knew Mataafa to have been elected, but defrauded of his rights. Hence the up? rising. Tanus is but it mere boy, If. years of age. He is under the Influence of the Protestant society. Mataafa i.-> a Catholic. The London Missionary Socie? ty was fearful that If Mataafa were elected It would lose Its power. There fore, Tanus was put In. This, In brief was the cause of the whole trouble." SAMOA FREE FROM WARFARE." Apia. Samoa, February '-'2. via San Francisco. March 8.- Four weeks have elapsed Since the mail dispatches left here for San Francisco concerning the Outbreak of civil war between the ad? herents of Tanus Malietoa and those of Mataafa. During this time Samoa has been free from any active warfare. The provisional government, under Mataafa has not h"en a success; It has estranged the feelings of many of its own sup? porters by the deportation of the Malle? toa chiefs and the banishing from Apia of nil male Samoans, adults, who wore j on Mnlietoa's side. MAL1ETOA.S ADHERENTS PINED. All Malte ton's adherents who were not deported have been fined, and Inoffen? sive natives, the servants of whites who had i.'ien in no way collected with the lighting, hive been arrested| A sharp remonstrance from British Consul Max se. who has now two men of war sup? porting him. has prevented a recurrence of this annoyance. The natives of Tu tulla hive declared In favor of Tanus, , and the deported chiefs are having a pleasant picnic among friends. Mallo toa seems to bo gaining strength every day. and several of Mataafa's chief ad? herer.:;: have jj'itic over to his side. Not much more than one-half of the people are on Uatanfa's side, und It la doubt? ful If more thart one-third of the popu latti n are his active supporters. GERMANY RECOGNIZES CHAM? BERS. The German consul has received a ca? ble from Germany directing him to rec? ognize the authority of Chief Justice Chambers and to withdraw from the stand he and Dr. Rnffel bad taken in regard to the Supreme Court. Major tvildon IMerncnd. (By Telegraph to Vlrelanlan-PlloL) Santiago de Cuba. March S?Major Edward Wilson, of the Third Immune Regiment, who was recently tried by court-martial on Charges of forgery, falsifying records and conduct un? becoming hit officer and a gentleman, has been convicted and sentenced to dismissal from the service, forfeiture of pay and allowance and confine? ment for one year at hard labor In the penitentiary. General Leonard Wood, Military Governor, taking Into consid? eration Wils mi's previous good charac? ter and tho reduction from :t honora? ble position to the status of a mili? tary convict, considers that clemency io.iv I... glum p bin:?v, :tho|it?I'l'.I lug from the force of the example to others, and directs that the sentence be re? mitted so far ;.s confinement at hard labor Is concerned. Crew IVnrinl.t Praised. Newport News. Vn . March 8.?Among those on board the tug Bowen was the Superintendent of the American Tow? ing Company. Tho cnptaln of the Ad? miral, who went to Norfolk to-night to i. port the loss of his vessel to his com? pany's office, warmly praises the crew of the Albano for the pluck they dis? played in their w ork of rescue. HOT IN MANILA Temperature Raises to Eighty seven Degrres Troops Compelled to Rrmnlti In lite Open V? here the Cloudy Air Wn* I,ike Kien'm?I.IkIiin Reestablished on i lie Consta (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) Manila, March s.?:t:?5 P. M.?Tho temperature t?-day at '! o'clock was ST degrees, but the cloudy air was like sleant and the troops were greatly in? convenienced oh the line In spite of the temporary : ;;.i?L> afforded by matting and bamboos wherever feasible. There w. re fewer prostrations, however, from the heat. Our troops to-day are not compelled to remain In the open country to the satno extent: as yesterday, when they were engaged In clearing the jungl. The rebels seldom appear In the open, except In the cool of the morning and. in the evening. Qur Bfllillcra win pri'm bly feel the boat le.-s when they are on the move. LIGHTS REESTABLISHED. Til,, following lights on the coasts of Paitay and Gulnarcs islands have been re-cstabllshcd: Manlgonlzo, Zigahtes, Calabazas, Sietopecados, Hollo and Lu zaron. Tho French second-class cruiser Joan Bart has arrived here. CAPTAIN CARTER'S CASE CONTRACTORS' CLAIMS HELD UP PENDING Fl N A1. ACT ION. (Ry Telegraph to Virginia-Pilot.) Washington, March 8.?On the advice of the War Department tho Treasury accounting officers have hc(d up pay? ment of about a quarter of d million dollars to the Atlantic Construction Company on account of harbor Im? provements work performed at Cum? berland Sound, (la. This was one of the projects under tho direction of Captain Obcrlln M. Carter, corps of engineers, and the work there was the basis for consideration by tho court-martial In the ease of that officer. The War Do partment had about (100,000 balance left at the conclusion Of the Cumberland Sound Improvement, and it was against this balance that the construction com? pany nttemptetl to draw after filling to present its claims for several years. The Treasury officials called the claim to the attention of the War Department and the latter recommended that it be held up p. nding filial dctlon by the Government in the case of Captain Car? ter. Whole Family Killed by Alcohol. (By Telegraph to Virgir.ian-Pilot.) Marlboro, Mass.. March S.?The ex? amination made of the stomachs of the four members of the Underwood family, who were found dead In a tenament house In the rear of the Frye Shne Fac? tory here Monday evening, February 13th, shown that the cause Of death in every case was the drinking of wood alcohol. The persons who were found dead In the house were Edward I'ndcrwood, his two daughters, Olive, aged 21, and Frances, aged 12, and John Clifford, 2-year-old son of Olive Underwood. PEOPLE IN CUBA ? ARE STARVING Gov. Ludlow, of Havana, Ap? peals For Assistance. THE TASK ASSIGNED HIM Goverulug I he dig Ih BoCi Ner'ona nnct Cnbnrlotta tho Menus Avntlnhlc? Tivfiiij- 'lhuiiNnud. l*co? l>le Vi ho Hilft II? t'ctl or Permitted, co Ktnrve?Mnlterlug Women nnd fill tit reu?A >u_ scsl ton. (By Telegraph to Virgjuian-Pilot.) Now York. March S.?Brigadier Gen? eral William Ludlow, Governor of Ha? vana, has written a lengthy letter to the Evening Post, describing minutely the conditions in the Cuban capital, and appealing for assistance for Cuban charities. General Ludlow refers to tho local administration of Havana as a "serious and laborious task." Touch? ing especially upon the matter of keep? ing Havana clean, General Ludlow writes that cleaning and sanitation are carried on "under every difficulty of a century old accumulation Of evils, a de? ficiency of material. Inadequate person? nel and a paucity and uncertainty as to funds, which for the present are derived_ irent weekly and monthly requisitions on the variable custom house collec? tions, thus multiplying the uncertainty and vexations of the task." The destitvtte. ho says, are found In greater numbers in Havana than the provinces. "In tills department," writes the Gov? ernor, "whli h Includes the city of Ha? vana and its Burburban region west, south and east, between the rivers Al inchdares and Collmar?the destitute , drawing rations approximate 20,000, ; who must for the present be fed or permitted to starve. Employment of the able bodied males on street cleaning, collection of garbage, repairs to streets aa l r.ci 1 cleaning, disinfection of large buildings and military structures, and the like work, have constituted nn Im? mense assistance in this respect by en? abling the 2,000 or 3,000 employes to feed themselves, and those Immediately de? pendant upon them, but there Is still a very hi- ;c residuum for whom, 111 pres? ent. >. potion cannot be furnished. WOM1.X AND CHILDREN. It Is one of the distressl-ig features that .1 fi lier.1I proportion of tho desti? tute are women and children, whose men have died or been killed In the waste of war, while 20.000 or 30,000 more are still aggregated as an army, prac tL ally Idle anil dependent upon the country for their maintenance, Instead of being at work earning their living ami supporting their families. It 'is al most Impossible, in thc?average ease of the women, to find anything for them to do. nnd this helpless class make spe? cial appeal to sympathy." CHARITABLE IX STITUTIONS IN? ADEQUATE. The charitable Institutions of Ha? vana, General Ludlow declares to be quite Inadequate to meet the emergen- . ! cy. lit' cites as an instance the "Casa j de L.is Vidas" (Home of the Widows), a large structure in the capital occu? pied by the widows of .Spanish officers. Of thin institution General Ludlow says: AUREA RS I N PENSIONS. "Upon assuming direction of affairs hero It was found that the pensions of they,, women had not been paid for Over .1 year and that they had been left h. Iim-I -..iiiii th' Sj-ni--1! T- i-'i'-i a ban-_ doncd tile Island, absolutely without the means of obtaining food. There arc at present In tho home it total of over 200 et' all ages?seventy women, ninety girls and fifty boys?who are al? most all entirely destitute, and, from a prolonged course of seinl-siurvatlo:i. and tlie absence of medical or other supplies, are deplorably7 reduced and have much sickness among them. It can be Imagined how this aggregation of a quiet, gentle, suffering and almost silent class appeals to the sympathies. Many of them are well born, accom? plished .and educated, totally unable to do anything for themselves, and with the Ign?ranc? ><i children as to means of support. They profess themselves. and in nnrny-rn?rF TtruiTiuess with sln cerity, willing t>> do work, oven the roughest, but without any qualifica? tions, they would bi? practically useless to an employer. They could teach, per j haps, but tlie schools are not open to thi in. 'liny are alien to the community in which they are compelled t<> live, with comparatively fow friends, and I those few unable to dial effectively for their rell if." GKNKRAL LUDLOW'S SIGC.F.STION 'i- i meet the nei da of these women, I General Ludlow suggests that "an i latlon i ' ? einen In tho United <i ; i might take account of the mat? ter and perfect arrangements by which the Institution should be otherwiso maintained than as a temporary mlll tary exigency. There are numerous '. and charitable people in Havana?many who are busily en ffagi >i in charitable work with the sick and th.- orphans?but their means are quite Inadequate, and assistance would be gladly received from the> charitably dispos d In the United States." MRS. LUDLOW WILL AID. The Governor concludes by saying ?hat Mrs. 1 udlow, who has taken a Btrpng Interest in the matter, would be very glad t>> receive any oommunl catlons ..n tho subject or such contrl butl ns et' food, clothing or money as might be forwarded. Untbnntl ?>' Slurtleres? ?nui? PlToreo San Francisco, March 8.?Welcome A. Botkln, husband of Cordelia A. Botkln, convl t'?l of the murder of Mrs. John il. Dunning, of Dover, Dd.. through il ? agency of poisoned candy, sent ...ii .lie mails, to-day applied for a divorce on the ground that his wife has been convicted of a felony. i OTHER TELEGRAPH PAGE 6.