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BECOBD rVBIMaiSQ CO. riocn, inrcour vovim, keyada. NEWS SUMMARY. Ths police chiefs will meat sect ftu la Cincinnati Th scarcity of pig Iron and of atool U getting mor proaoaaoed. Tb Third Nebraska, Colonel William 3. Bryan's old regiment, hu bee a am Wed out at Augusta, Ga. Leading German professors express the belief that the peaoe conference will be without practical Importance. At Bltterfleld eleven persona were drowned In attempting to cross the river Mode. The rains still continue. More than 700 Cuban steTedorea are out on strike and the work on ships in Havana harbor la being done by Chi nees nnder police guard. In Borne, al tough the composition of the reconstruction cabinet has not yet been officially announced, it is oos aldered the ministerial crisis is passed. a B. Llttlefleld of Rockland, waa Dominated by acclamation by the Be publioans of the Second Maine dis trict, to succeed the late Nelson Ding ley. Three men were seriously and two probably fatally Injured by toe ex plosion of a boiler at the works of the New Jersey Iron and Steel com pany, Trenton. The insurrection In Yemen Is gain ing ground. The Turkish commander, Abdullah Pasha, has been foroed to retreat to Sana, the capital of the province of Yemen. Dr. Clifford Mitchell of the Chicago Homeopathic Medical college staff haa discovered that 81 per cent of the per sons who committed sulcjde in 1808 did to by drinking oarbollo acid. Secretary Long has received a cable gram from Admiral Dewey, asking permission to keep the cruiser Boston, on the Astatic station for a short time. The request will be granted. An extraordinary movement Is on foot looking to the consolidation of Prewbyterlan congregations in New York City, some of them among the rlohest la the United States. The London Dally Mall deolarss that a group of American and English liter ary agents has formed a syndicate for the purpose of controlling the future productions of Budyard Kipling. A cabinet member is authority for the statement that the president has practically made up his mind to call congress together in extraordinary session about the 80th of October. In a great lire In the town of Graue Enmora, province of Dukowlna, Aus tria, too buildings, including the prin cipal church, the town hall ad other publlo edifloes and all the school houses were destroyed. Major-General Otis has virtually da died against the legality of olatms for Indemnity filed by residents of Dollp, whose property waa destroyed during the operations lnoldent to the capture of that city on February 11. The Seminole burning and kidnap ping eases, In whloh there are thirty defendants for kidnapping and after ward burning at the stake Lincoln MoQelsey and Palmer Sampson, Semi nole Indians, are on trial at Musoo- Bepresentatlves of the chief iron manufacturing houses of Scotland de ny that a scheme has been submitted to them by an American syndicate, headed by Mr. Andrew Carnegie, to absorb the Iron and steel interests of Great Britain. At Auburn, New York, the bodies of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Tlncknall were found In their room. The man waa dead without a mark upon him. Ths woman was unconscious, with the side Of her head battered in and the brain protruding. After a confinement of about six years In a political prison in the Be publlo of Colombia, Archie MoCarter, a civil engineer and contractor promi nent In fort Scott, Kansas, until 1891, when he left for Yucatan, has just been liberated. An association of heirs, with Qeorge Mills, manager of the United States flouring mill, as president, hu been formed In Chloago to recover an estate consisting of sixty acres of property in the heart of New York and Brooklyn, valued at 1300,000,000. By an understanding arrived at by the American and Spanish ministers accredited respectively to Madrid and Washington, both of whom are now in Paris, it Is arranged that their arrival In the two capitals shall be an nearly as possible simultaneous. , ; The Paolflo coast seal herds are to be reduoed without interference by the government The treasury depart, meal has Indorsed the movement and Instruction! have been issued to Corny mender Sebree of the twelfth light bouse district en the subject' The good feeling in this country to ward France is shown In three distinct projeoU for erecting statuea In France ' during the Paris exposition. The pro posed statues are Bochambeau, Wash ington and Lafayette. Near. Howard City, Mich., Joseph Harvey killed his wife, his uncle, Bob art Plersonj his grandmother and mor tally wounded hia three months' old child and his father-in-law, John Lo ffenalayer, and finally shot himself, Inflicting a wound which is likely to prove fatal The beads of the religious orders in the Philippines, according to a dis patch from Borne to the London Daily Mall, have presented a petition to the Pope, in which they protest against the "American atrocities." WANT AN ARMISTICE. FILIPINO PEACE COMMISSIONERS REACH MANILA. fobmtt No New Proposition, Bat Ask Tow Suspension of Hostilities Daring Session el Flllplne Congress, Manila, May 21. Two military and two civil ruipino commissioners, ap pointed to co-operate with three citl sens of Manila in negotiating terms of peace, have arrived here. They have submitted no new propo sition, but want sn armistice pending the session of the Filipino congress. Major-General Otis baa refused to entertain the proposition. Colonel Kobbe remains at Cananeaba. General Lawton is marching south from San Isitlro. General McArthur remains at San Fernanda REBELLION NEARINQ END. Americans Now liavs Complete Control of the Situation I Manila, May 21. The Americans positively have entire control of the situation if the rainy season does not set In within ten days, and make fur ther military operations Impossible, should the insurgents still prove in tractable. The purpose of the Filipino leaders to give up the struggle against Ameri can authority was made known by two delegates of the Filipino peace com mission, who remained in San Isidro when it was captured and surrendered to Lawton's advance guard. In conversation with American offi cers they state that the Filipino forces have been for the last four days will ing to secure peace on any terms that General Otis might see fit to offer. They declare General Lawton, by his rapid and energetio advance from Balinag, has not allowed their forces a moments cessation from fighting. The delegates add, as their most Im portant Information, that Agulnaldo himself will sue for peace through the peace commission within two days. If he does not so act the Filipino gov ernment will repudiate him, as four fifths of the natives are weary of the war and desire the early ending of hostilities. NICAR ACU AN CANAL. Communion Reports the Oreat Waterway Can be llullt for "la 5,000,000. Washington, May 21. The Nicar- aguan canal commission, Admiral Walker, Colonel Haines and Mr. llaupt, are understood at last to have settled the previous disagreement which has so long delayed the report of the com mission and which for a short time threatened to make necessary the ap pointment by the president of another commission under the authority con" ferred by the lust session of congress. The compromise effected among the commissioners results In their fix ing the cost of the proposed waterway, which is pronounced entirely feasible, at 8125,000,000. It is believed the re port will be signed and delivered to the president immediately on his re turn from Hot Springs to Washington. "The members of the commission had agreed after the elaborate and thorough consideration they have given to the subject, and believe that the last objectiou to the beginning of the Intcroeeanic waterway had been swept aside and that congress may be relied upon to promptly authorize the canal's construction. DEWEY EN ROUTE HOME. Hongkong. Advices Bay the Admiral Hat Started Home, Hongkong, May 21. Admiral Dewey loft Manila on Saturday morning, the 80th inst. If all goes well he will ar rive here next Monday morning. Arrangements have been made here to put the Olympia, the admiral'a flag ship, in dry doek as soon as she arrives. ller long sojourn in tropical waters has fouled her bottom so badly that she will need a thorough scraping in order to fit her for her trip across the Indian ocean. 1 here are other matters, too, that will need to be looked after, ller ma chinery will be completely overhauled. new -inm win te added, and the "gingerbread" work, which was dis- peused with at the time she was pu t iu war rig, will be replaced. She will be coaled and provisioned here, and when she steams out of the harbor about two weeks hence she will be In shape to make another record-breaking voyago wun ner record-oreaKing ailmtrai. YELLOW FEVER IN CUBA. But One Case, and the Patient Is Out of Danger. Havana, May 21. The man who was reported to be suffering from yellow fever is now out of danger and no new cases of the disease have developed. Orders have been issued that only immunes are to be allowed to work unuer me ground near the harbor, as it is believed this work caused the for mer case of fever. BECQAR STABS A BANKER. Beggar Objected to the Quality of Food Given Him by the Hanker. Now York, May 21. John II. Englls, formerly president of the Wallabout bank, Brooklyn, was stabbed In the neck today by Christopher Daly, a beg gar. 1 he wound is a severe one, dan gerously close to the jugular vein. Daly had been to Englis' home a few daya ago to ask for alms, and was dissatia- Bed Wltb tbe food o-iven him Ha lav in wait and abused Englis for this, ending by stabbing him. BATTLESHIP OHIO. She W1U be the Largest Hoat la the Navy When Completed. - San J Francisco, May 21. The con struction of the battleship Ohio has been fairly started, the first rivet hav ing been driven at the Union Iron Works. The performance was attend ed with considerable ceremony. The dimensions of the Ohio are: Length, 388 feet; beam., 72 feet VA inches; draft, 23 feet 6 inches: disnlai-Hinnnt. fi Mm I tons. She is to be larger than any vessel now in commission in the navy. , AGUINALD0 GIVES UP. INSURGENT LEADER READY LAY DOWN ARMS. TO Decides t Accept Peace Terms Offered be American Cosamlesfca and Starts His Repress tatl Tee front Ken Isidro to Manila for that Purpose. St Louis, Mo., May 19. A special cablegram received in this city from Msnila says: It is reported hers that Aguinalds has decided to accept terms of peace offered by the American Philippine commission, and that he has started his representatives from San Isidro for Manila for the purpose of making final arrangements. He is ssid to have reached this de cision at a conference held at San Isidro the day before Lawton attacked, and that the fight took place after the de cision for peace had been reached. The reports are believed here, and final peace is assured. AVOID FUSION. This Is the War Cry of the M Iddle-of-the-Road Popollsts For 1900. Kansas City, Mo., May 19. An ad dress to the Populists of the country has been issued by the national organ ization of the People'a party with the Indorsement of the National Eeform Press association. These two bodies. whose common object is to keep the Populist party in the middle-of-the-road, avoiding fusion with other po litical parties everywhere, had been in session here since Tuesday morning and the adoption of the address con cluded their labors. All was not harmony among these middle-of-the-road leaders, and only after long and heated discussions waa an address agreed upon. A hard fight waa made to secure the Indorsement of Whsrton Barker and Ignatlos Don nelly for president and vice-president in 1600, but this the committee refused to recommend. Instead a thorough organization of the middle-of-the-roaders in every section of the country is urged with the understanding that they shall enter the next national cam paign with the present Populist organ ization, but that whenever fusion shall gain the day, whether in county, state or nation, the middle-of-the-roaders shall bolt and begin an active campaign to carry out their principles. DAMAGES FOR LYNCHINO. An Indiana Judge Decides That Action May be Brought. Indianapolis, May 19. Judge Baker of the United States District court has rendered a decision in which he holds that the heirs of Marlon Taylor, who was lynched at Scottsburg several months ago, had a right of action for damages against the sheriff of the county and his bondsmen. The decis ion was rendered on a motion to over rule a demurrer to the complaint The sheriff, James F. Gobin, and his bonds men were required to answer the com plaint within ten days. The case, which is for $35,000 damages, is ex pected to come to trial in about thirty days. In holding that the sheriff is re sponsible for the prisoners in his care, the court said, in part: "If the law imposes a duty of care in respect to animals and goods whloh he takes into his possession by virtue of his office, why should not the law impose the duty of care upon him in respect to human beings who are in hia custody by virtue of his office? Is a helpless prisoner, in the custody of a sheriff, less entitled to his care than a bale of goods or a dumb beast? The law is not subject to any such reproach." Rebels Still on the Run. Washington, May 19. That the In surgents are disintegrated and demor alized is perfectly manifest from the dispatches and cables received from General Otis. General Lawton, who was pushing the line of the rebel re treat along the Bio Grande, has flung his advance, whioh at last advices was resting at San Miguel, northward about twelve milea, haa taken San Isidro, the second insurgent capital, and, when General Otis's dispatch was sent, war atill pressing the enemy northward. Triple Tragedy In Ohio. Dayton, O., May 19. Frank Camp bell, residing at West Alexandria, ednesday afternoon ahot and killed his wife and sister-in-law, Mrs. Lucy Gray. He then sent a bullet through his own brain, dying almost instantly Nr. and Mrs. Campbell were recently divorced, and the latter haa been living with her sister at Lewlsburg. During the day the two women went to West Alexandria to get some of Mrs. Camp bell's belongings, the tragedy occuring In the Campbell home, Sixty-eight Peace Meetings. Indianapolis, Ind., May 19. Mrs. May Wright Sewall, president of the Internation Council of Women h cabled to The Hague, reporting reso lutions passed at sixty-eight different peace meetings in the statea of Califor nia, Utah, Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Georgia, Bhode Island, New York and Pennsyl vania, and at Washington, D. C Sum' maries of the reports show that 8,748 women were present at these meetings. represented by actual count of the con stituencies, 85,501. Was Afraid of Fire. Washington, May 19. Humphrey Taylor, a negro suspected of the Bo aenatein murder at Slldell, Md., ahoi and killed Police Sergeant Frits Pa t&u, wounded Policeman Gow and kepi a posse of half a dozen officers at baj from the loft of a house for nearly two hours. Dozens of shots were exchanged between the officers and the fugitive', wno only surrendered when prepar ations were made to Durnthe premises. After the Dol icemen had cantnrad Taylor they had a bard time prevent- feig the crowd from lynching him. HOME IN TWO MONTHS. arrangements Being Made tai Return the, Philippine Volunteers. ! Washington, May 20. War depart-t nent officials expect thst within two, nontbs the Pacific transport fleet will: be on its way home from Manila with the last of the volunteers. The entire Pacific fleet la being overhauled and proylsloned for the voyage to Manila tnd return. There will be no delay in me sailing of the ships. Of the fleet f transports in the Pacific, the Sher nan. Grant and Sheridan are under or lers for Msnila, and will carry regular troops to take the place of the volun teers. Secretary Alger had a long confer ince yesterday with the heads of the itaff bureaus of the department re tarding arrangements for the return f the volunteers. Nearly every state as requested that the regiments be returned to the states whence they lame, as the people want to see them is organizations instead of individuals. If this be decided upon, while await ing muster out they will be held in nop either at San Francisco or at Itate camps, where they exist WEEPS OVER LOST PRE8TIOE. agulnaldo Blames Himself for the Con dition of His Country. Manila, May 20. Two Spanish prisoners who have lust arrived here from Nueva Citaka say Aguinaldo has lost prestige with the rebel army, which is described as being completely lemoralized, short of food, suffering from deseaae and afraid of the Ameri cans, and are rapidly dissolving into bands of pillagers. , The prisoners add that Oenerals Pilar and Kuna are the nly influential Filipinos who are con tinuing resistance to the Americans. Aguinaldo's personal retinue was re lently relieved of its baggage and money, while on its way from San Isidro to Cebanatan, by marauders, the Oh inese are being victimized every -where by both rebels and looters. Buencaraino, a prominent Filipino leader, who waa friendly to Spain and oined In the compromise arrangement whereby the Spaniards hoped to con eiliate the rebel leaders without sacri Bcing too much, is reported as saying Aguinaldo alts in doors crying, blames bimself for the miserable condition of the country, and is afraid to surrender. ASKS AID OF JAPAN. China's Desire to Get Oermany Out of Shan ' Tung. Tacoma, Wash., May 80. Mail ad- rloes by the Oriental liner Vlotoria, lay: Nearly all the Toklo journals give publicity to a rumor, apparently smanatlng from Shanghai, to the effect that China has approached the Japan ese government with a request for aid to get Oermany out of Shan Tung. The suggestion is that the Peking authori ties have at last been roused to the im minence of the dangers threatening the Chinese empire, and to the certain ty of Its disruption unless some stop is put to the unscrupulous demands now constantly preferred by western states. Uermany being regarded as the leader In the game of aggression, and Shan Tung possessing special sanctity in Chinese eyes as the birthplace of Confucius, there is a double reason for the desire to get Germany out of the neia. CAPTURED CANNON. Will be Ghren to Municipalities and Patri otic Organisations. Washington, May 20. The secretary of war has secured from Judge Advo cate General Lieber an opinion con firming his right to loan or give to municipalities, O. A. B. posts and other patriotio organizations such of the can non captured from the Spaniards In Cuba and Porto Rico as are unservice able. Thursday the first of the guns which are in ths possession of the army were bestowed upon the military post at Fort Thomas, Ky. They are two beautiful bronze pieces of antique pat tern, made in Barcelona in 1768 and 1759. SHOT AT A DANCE. Kentucky Sheriff Shoots Two Girls by Mistake. Middlesboro, Ky., May 80. Mary and Jennie Gibson, aged 18, twin daughters of Georpe Gibson of Sargent, were shot last night by ex-Sheriff Combs of Lether county. They were at a dance, when Combs got into a dispute with two men. Presently the girls left, and Combs, thinking they were men, fol lowed and fired at them. Mary waa slightly wounded ana Jennie waa killed. Combs gave himself up. Pay of Retired Admirals. Washington, May 20. A decision has been rendered in the caae of Bear Admiral Stewart, that under the naval personsl act, the heads of the staff bureaus of the navy department who retire for age or length of service prior to July, 1899, retire with the rank and three-fourths the sea pay of commo dore. If, however, they are retired under section 11 of the act, having seen service in the civil war and have acred' Itable record, thoy will be entitled after July 1, 1899, to the rank of rear admiral and three-fourths the present pay ol a senior rear admiral. - Rich Gold Strike In Dakota. Dead wood, S. D., May 20. A vein' of gold carrying tl0,000 to the ton has been discovered on a ranch near Cus ter City. The vein Is fourteen inches wide and has been uncovered for fif teen feet, but no sinking has been dene yet It is the first quartz that haa been discovered In that vicinity, although rich placers have been found. The find has created excitement in Custer which almost amounts to stampede. The aurrounding country Is being staked off and located. ' After the Baggage Smashers. Boston, May 80. The supreme court, In the suit of Annie L. Moors vs. the New York. Mew Baven & Hartford Railroad company, to recover for dam aged baggage, has decided that where a person delivers baggage to a railroad company for carriage, ahe being a pas senger, and the baggage is damaged during Ita passage aver the- road to which it la first delivered and over .other roads, the passenger can recover damages from the last road over which It came. MORGAN TO BE SHOT. THE DATE OP EXECUTION FIXED FOR JULY 7, NEXT. roan Bandit Who Killed Police Captain Browa Receives His Sentence Calmly. Apparently Being the Least Agi tated Man In the Court Room. PrlghamCity, Utah, May 17. Abe Majors, alias James Morgan, who was convicted on the 10th inst of murder in the first degree for killing Police Captain Brown of Ogden, on April 30th last, will pay the penalty of hia crime on July 7th next, when he will be exe cuted at the state penitentiary. Morgan was brought into court for sentence at 10 o'clock Tuesday morn ing and on being asked whether he had any legal cause to present why sentence of death should not be pro nounced against him, Attorney Bicy H. Jones, on behalf of defendant, arose and made an argument in arrest of judgement and motion for new trial, An affidavit was Sled reciting the de fendant's Inability to pay for tran scribing the reporter's notes, and ask ing the court for an order that thla be done at the expense of the state. No objection to the state bearing such ex pense was made by the prosecution, but the motion for a new trial waa strongly opposed. The court overruled the motion for a new trial, but ordered a transcript of the evidence to be made at the state's expense. Defendant's counsel have taken steps to accelerate the appeal. Morgan was then told to stand up, and Judge Hart proceeded as follows: "It is always a serious matter when an individual assumes, or has to as sume the disposition of human life, and fix the time beyond which a fellow- ABB MAJORS, ALIAS JAMES MORGAN. creature shall not live upon the earth. It was a painful duty, no doubt, for the ury in this case to find you guilty, as they have. It Is also an unpleasant task for the court, at this time, to fix the time and pronounce the death sen tence upon you; although it la a mere perfunctory matter aa far as the court is concerned, unless willing to violate the statutes of the state and all legal requirements, the court haa no discre tion otherwise than to pronounce the death penalty upon you. Mercy is a di vine quality, but of course mercy can not rob justice. Justice claims her own, and under the statutes there is no way to permit mercy to prevent the terms of the statutes being enforced. You have your right to make a choice as to the manner of death to be hung by the neck until dead, or to be shot Whloh Is your preference?" "My preference is to be shotl" was the firm, clear and distinct announce ment of Morgan, looking steadily at the judge. Judge Hart then continued: "The udgment, sentence and docree of the court is that you, James Morgan, be taken hence by the sheriff of Box Elder county and safely kept until the 7th day of July, and on that day, within the exterior walls of the state prison of Utah, between the hours of 9 a. m. and 4 o'clock p. m., that you, by the sheriff of this county, be shot nntll dead, and may God have meroy upon your soul." The court room waa crowded to suffocation with Interested spectators, General Funtton't Ambition. 6an Francisco, May 18. Captain F. E. Buchan of the Twentieth Kansas regiment, whohas arrived from Manila, says: "General Funston has no politi cal ambitions and does not care to mingle in politics in any shape or form, When I last saw him, just before leav ing Malolos, his plans were to go to Caba as soon as the Filipino rebellion was ended, and engage in cattle ranch ing in one of the interior provinces. He said that he had all the adventures that ke wanted." Baptists Coming West. Chicago, May 18. Over 200 Baptists from Chicago and eastern points have departed for San Francisco to attend the anniversaries of the three great Baptist societies, the Missionary Union the Home Missionary Society and the Publication Society. A reception was held for the easterners in the rooms of the Baptist Publications. The anni versaries, which will be the first ever held west of the Bockv mountains. mark the completion of the first half eentury of Baptist work on the western coast Chicago Rive on Fire. Chicago, May 17. The stockyards fork of the Chloago river waa set afire yesterday. The tug O. B. Green had lust towed the schooner Ford Biver to a dock at Thirty-eighth street Either parks or a lighted match ignited the gases stirred np from the bottom by the tug's wheels. The flames burned all the rope fenders from the sides of the schooner and blistered the paint of lta planking. When the water be beoam quiet the fire naturally died out but the coolest person present appear ed to be the prisoner. After the decision had been rendered Morgan talked freely, and while he ad mitted that he and hia brother robbed Fred Hanson, he denied shooting Brown, declaring that he did not fire a ahot MURDER IN PRISON. Crimes Commit ted Behind Prison Walls in California. San Francisco, May 18. Jacob Op penheimer, a prisoner serving a Ufa term in the San Quentin penitentiary for the murder of a fellow convict named Boss, at the Folsom state pris on, attacked a guard named James McDonald, stabbing him five time. The guard will die. John Showera, a three-year man, and one of the best behaved men in the prison, was stabbed to death by George Putnam, a life-long friend of the Majors boys. Bevenge was the cause of the Folsom murder, Showers having turned state 'a evidence in the Lloyd Majors murder case nearly twenty veara airo. Abe Maiora is now nnder a sentence of death in Utah for the murder of Police Captain Brown. Archie Majors was killed by Brown in an attempt to capture the young des peradoes. Llovd Maiors and a man named Jewell murdered two men in this state twenty years ago, and were hanged on the evidence of Showers. STIR UP REBELLION. Eight English Officers Arrested lv Africa- oath Pretoria, Transvaal, . May 18.-The arrest at Johannesburg of eight alleged former British officers, on the charge of high treason, has caused intense ex excitement there. The prisoners were brought to Pretoria by special train- After they had been lodged in jail they were visited by the British diplomatic agent here. The arrests were effected by a deteo- tive who joined the movement, which, it is asserted, was for the purpose of enrolling men In order to cause an out break of rebellion. Incriminating documents were found on the prisoners and It Is expected further arrests will be made. The officers arrested are Captain Patterson, formerly of the Lancers; B. F. Nicholis, Lieutenant J. Trembott, C. A. Ellis, lately a private detective at Johannesburg: Lieutenant John Allen, formerly of the horse artillery; Quartermaster Michael, Former Ser geant J. Fries and K. 1. Hooper. JNone of them have been in the employ of the British South African Chartered corn- Dan v. It is said tl. commissioner ox ponce, who had the affair in hand, had been working up the case for months. Mr. tfeatty, tbe detective, wno erxectea tne arrests, received his instru ctions last week and secured the necessary rants yesterday. CAPTURE INSURGENT CAPITAL General Lawton's Advance Guard and Grant's Tlnclad Boat Take San Isidro. Manila, May 18. General Lawton's advance guard, under Colonel Summers of the Oregon troops, took San Isidro, the insurgent capital, at 6:30 Tuesday morning. The expedition under Major Eebbe of the Third artillery, consisting of the Seventeenth infantry, one battalion of the Ninth and one battalion of the First artillery, left Calumplt at day break, mrrching up the Bio Grande to General Lawton's at Arayal. A flotila of canoes loaded with supplies also proceeded up the river. Both forces were conveyed by the "tlnclad" army gunboats under Captain Grant UNCLE SAM IS BOSS. la the Present Ha Will Absolutely Con trol Cuba. Washington, May 18. General Brooke haa not reported to the war department any serious situation in Cuba, and it is not believed at the de partment that any alarm need be felt regarding tbe condition of affairs. No advice is given General Brooke, as it has been the policy of the president to clothe the officers in eommand in the islands with plenary powers to deal with situations as they arise and hold such officers responsible. One thing is assured beyond all other considerations. The United States will remain for the present in absolute con trol of the Island, and the orders of the officers in command will be sustained by the government at Washington. Montana Woman After a Fortune. Chicago, May 13. Proceedinga have been begun in the superior court by Mrs. Moroharrosch, wife of a Montana miner, to prove her identity as the daughter of Henry W. Martin, the rich Chloagoan, who died intestate last May. It la claimed by Mrs. Morchnr- rosch that her mother, who was a ser vant girl at tbe Clifton hotel, was secretly married to Mr. Martin twenty- seven years ago. The estate is valued at 9400,000. There is considerable speculation as to the outcome. Admiral Watson to Rellerc Dewey. San Francisco, May 18. Bear Ad miral John G. Watson, who will re lieve Admiral' Dewey in command of the Asiatic squadron, sailed for his post on the steamer City of Pekin, Tuesday afternoon. Admiral Watson has been in command of the Mare Is land navy yard, but was relieved by Hear Admiral Kempff, and came to this city on a special steamer. Admiral Watson is accompanied by hispersopal staff, Lieutenants Marble and Snow- den. General Gosnes'e Manifesto. Havana, May 18. The manifesto which General Gomes is preparing to issue will not only review his own po sition as to the payment of the Cuban army, but probably will direct the forces to disband. Follgwing ita publL cation, Governor General Brook will issue a modified order eliminating the necessity for the participation of any Cuban commander in the distribution of the $3,000,000. The governor-general regards Gomez as having acted sincerly tnrougnoui. STUDENTS ATTACK CIRCUS. Wild West Show Parades la Prlneetoa De spite Difficulties. . Princeton, N. J., May 17. Pawnee Bill's Wild West employees and Prince ton students indulged in a pitched bat tle yesterday, and continuous and serious rioting was prevented only by the presence of men with cool heads, and tbe action of President Pat ton of Princeton university, later in the day, in calling a mass meeting of all the students. For fifty years it has been an un written law of Princeton that no circus parado must pass through the streets. Every show proprietor in making his dates haa always left Princeton from the list, for it had been a matter of common knowledge that the students would enforce the unwritten law. The authorities attempted to persuade the manager of the circus to abandon the parade, but he would not listen. The trouble commenced when the students began throwing giant, fire crackers under the feet of the horses and rotten eggs at the circus people. Tbe cowboys and Indians charged the students, using their whips, and were met with a storm of stones. Bevolvers were drawn, but fortunately their owners were wise enough to fire high over the heads of their antagonists. Edward Dimon, colored, was knocked down and kicked in tbeiiead by a pony. and his skull fractured. A student was injured by a pony trampling upon himt another was injured by a bola, while still another was struck by an Indian with one of the snake whips. Many students were less severely hurt The cowboys and Indians were also badly bruised and cut AGUINALDO FLEES. Retreats from Balinag Into Nacre Eclja Nothing Heard of Him In Two Weeks. New York, May 17. A dispatch from San Miguel via Manila says: It is said that Aguinaldo has fled into the prov ince of Nueva Eclja. On April 29, he retreated by carriage from Balinag through San Isidro and nothing has been heard from him in two weeks. The 5,000 Spanish prisoners who are reported to be held by the Insurgents have been carried into a northern province and scattered among small garrisons. They are beyond American succor this season unless a Filipino surrender takes place within three weeks. Fire American prisoners were car ried through this town last week. Their names are unknown. WAR CLOUD RISING. The Chinese Are Arming Against Two Flags. Hongkong, May 17. The native op position to the occupation by British forces of the new territory, Kow Loon, opposite Hongkong, has suddenly been renewed. About 900 men of the Hong kong regiment, with machine guns, are leaving here today and tonight, while the volunteers have been warned to be in readiness for any emergency. The British second-class g anboat Swift and three other gunboats are proceed ing to sea under sealed orders. These warships have 500 men on board. The territory back of the Hinterland is also disturbed, and Chinese troops have been sent there. Costly Cuban Forts Worthless. Havana, May 17. Colonel Beide has been making an Inspection of the forts around Havana, preparatory to a report to General Brooke. He says that enormous sums were spent by the Spaniards upon defenses that are now utterly worthless. Cabanas fortress alone cost originally (14,000,000, but two or three well-directed shells al most demolished it, and the same is said to be the case of all the other for tresses, including Moro Castle. Colonel Beide says that one sharp shooter stationed on the roof of the Tacon theatre with an ordinary ser vice rifle, could practically render any Havana fort untenable. A single artillery shot could, in many instances make a whole wall crumble into dttt. Sultan With Harem. Washington, May 17. Through un official agents the government has been quietly making investigation'into the state of affairs in the insular croup just south of the Visayas islands, with view to determining whether by good management ' the inhabitants cannot be brought into allegiance to the United States without insurrection. The natives are in general Mohamme dans and owe allegience to a sultan whom the Spanlarda have never been able to bring into more than nominal submission. He maintains a harem and lives in state, and it is probable that an annuity will have to be pro vided for him out of the revenuea of the islands after the United States takes possession. NO EXTRA SESSION. Member of Administration Says Call Will Not Issue. Washington, May 17. -A member of the administration who is in a position to know the views of the president, ays that the probabilities are against an extra session of congress being called. He thought the president has given the enbjeet some thought, but be is reasonably sure that no call would be issued except in some unlooked for contingency, which would make it necessary. Warn Than Bareges. Atlanta, Ga., May 17. Winnie Boach and her husband, colored, are charged dth brutally burning their four little hlldren nearly to death by igniting paper, saturated with kerosene, with which their bodies had been wrapped. The man ran away when he heard that his treatment of hia children had been reported to the police. The woman waa in the act of applying fire to one of the children when a crowd broke Into the house and rescued the little uea. There is talk of lvnchinir.